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Local Economic Community: Value what we have got

By Forest Row Local / 01/09/2019

Mankind has always in some way lived a communal life. The simple nature of family life is an example of small community. People all over the world live close together whether it be in cities, towns, villages, living in clans, tribes or on farms, and where streets and areas become micro communities. That is the…

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September Recipe: Cucumber & Avocado Soup Peanut Butter Gingerbread Men

By Forest Row Local / 01/09/2019

Start of a new month and a new season.  September can be a weird mix of sunny summer days and colder, autumnal days. So this month’s recipes will cover you for both! First up we have a summery soup. Quick, easy and packed with nutrients. Cucumber & Avocado Soup.  Serves 2 1 large avocado ½…

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Binning Cartons, Burning Aluminium By Alex Volkers

By Forest Row Local / 01/09/2019

You may be aware that residents of Forest Row can no longer put food and drink cartons in their recycling bins. Cartons look like cardboard, so why can’t we recycle them? As explained by Green Councillor Patricia Patterson-Vanegas, ‘it’s the beginning of a very long story to do with the problem of waste’. While East…

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Say yes, to ditch heating oil and go renewable!

By Forest Row Local / 01/09/2019

Did you know that 95% of properties in many of the rural areas surrounding Forest Row rely on carbon intensive heating oil for heating and hot water? Do you want to change that? Forest Row Energy has the chance to receive up to £40,000 in government funding to support our community to transition from using…

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Colemans Hatch Flower Show is looking for a new home!

By Forest Row Local / 01/09/2019

Colemans Hatch Horticultural Society held their annual flower show on Saturday 27th July. Although the weather had been hot and sunny, on the day before the show the rain set in and continued right up until the show opened at 12.30 on Saturday.  This didn’t deter the hardy, however, and although the numbers attending were…

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Harvest Celebration at Tablehurst Farm

By Forest Row Local / 01/09/2019

At this year’s annual Harvest Celebration, Tablehurst and Plaw Hatch Farms will be exploring the subject of soil with speakers and activities. Here is an introduction to our most important resource…. Soil Soil is Adama in Hebrew and the word Adam (Human/ Man) comes from it. The connection between the two symbolizes the Old Testament…

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A Magical Medieval Weekend Experience!

By Forest Row Local / 05/08/2019

27th Spectacular Year – 24th, 25th & 26th August 2019 at Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex England’s Medieval Festival is the most authentic, one-of-a-kind medieval themed festival in Great Britain, where you can immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, smells and spectacle of medieval times. Located at the fairy tale castle of Herstmonceux in Sussex, England’s Medieval…

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Local landowners give support for precious High Weald meadows

By Forest Row Local / 05/08/2019

With current concerns about loss  of wildlife populations, High Weald meadow owners and managers in East Sussex are doing their bit to help wildlife. They’re getting involved in a project to survey wildflower meadows and taking part in training to look after them. We’ve lost 97% of our wildflower meadows in the UK in less…

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Crowborough Lions welcome new President for 2019/2020

By Forest Row Local / 05/08/2019

The official hand over to the Club’s new President took place at Barnsgate Manor last month when outgoing President Hilary Lyon handed the President’s chain of office to the new incoming President Ron Reed at a dinner of Lion’s members and partners. President Ron said he hopes to take the Club forward in recruitment and…

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40 Local School Children Protest at Sainsbury’s

By Forest Row Local / 05/08/2019

On Wednesday 26th June, over 40 Trefoil Montessori Farm school, staff and children stood outside the East Grinstead Sainsbury’s store protesting the use of Palm Oil in products the store stocks. They are all concerned about Palm Oil in so many foods and were asking Sainsbury’s to help push to find a sustainable alternative. Preferably…

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