The Ashdown Forest Act 1974, S.18 (c), permits the sale of ice cream and refreshments from not more than six vehicles on Ashdown Forest. For the past 35 years, the contract has been awarded to ice cream vendors, but the ongoing pandemic has highlighted the need to review our practices and adapt and diversify to…

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We are VERY excited to announce that the Repair Cafe Forest Row is reopening on Saturday 19th September, from 10-1pm. Be prepared that when you visit things will be a little different to what you are used to, but we are back which is the most important thing. We have missed not being in the…

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The September Edition Forest Row Local is now online to view it use this link: https://forestrowlocal.co.uk/magazines/September_2020/index.html We are now taking bookings for the October edition, the deadline for artwork is 11th September – visit our website for more information and future deadlines: www.forestrowlocal.co.uk If you would like to submit any local news visit: https://forestrowlocal.co.uk/submit-news/ To…

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Wealden District Council is launching a free fast-track planning service to help business adapt to fast-changing Covid-19 regulations. The fast-track deal enables businesses to quickly make use of outdoor space, provide additional temporary working areas or extend working hours – measures which may normally require planning permission. Under the new arrangements, the Council will respond…

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This month I’m featuring one of my lockdown achievements!  Whilst others were learning spanish, making sourdough bread and watching everything on netflix, I put all my effort into nailing two recipes which have had me beaten for many years and finally I’ve come up with something worth sharing. First one was homemade Houmous. Recipe for…

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Wealden’s new housing strategy identifies the need to boost the supply of housing including affordable and private rented housing. It highlights the importance for smaller properties, shared ownership, shared accommodation options and specialist housing to meet local needs. “Our research shows the negative impact, both economically and socially, of a lack of housing and the…

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Local Forest Row artist, Gill Bustamante was delighted to appear in an episode of the BBC One series ‘Home is Where the Art Is’, Series II. The series started on July 6th 2020 and ran for three weeks. Gill’s episode was scheduled to transmit on BBC One on Tuesday 21st July at 15:45 and is…

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Forest Row Community Fridge has been delivering food to those in need within the community during lockdown and beyond, the Community Fridge has distributed over 4 tons of food with the help of its team of volunteers.  They were lucky to receive a grant from Sussex Polices Community Fund to pay for a much needed…

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