Remembrance Sunday events will be taking place throughout the District on 10 November. Wealden District Councillors will be paying tribute to those who died serving their country. Wealden’s Chairman, Councillor Pam Doodes, will be attending the morning ceremony and laying a wreath at Hailsham War Memorial. She will then attend the parade and afternoon service,…

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As regular readers of Forest Row Local will know, a working group sponsored by the Parish Council has been working on a plan to re-open the Household Recycling Centre in the village which was closed by East Sussex County Council in 2018.  Anything connected with waste handling or recycling is a complex business, hedged about…

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On a day of huge marches across the UK and the world against Climate Change, Chailey School wanted to show their collective support for this important issue.  Being a rural school, many students who would like to attend climate strikes would only be able to do so by travelling distances and so the Senior Student…

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Energy balls have got to be one of the easiest snacks to take on the go.  This is my current go to recipe – I prefer the chocolate flavor, but thought I’d give you the strawberry option too. ENERGY BALLS TWO WAYS 200g ground almonds 200g pitted Medjool dates 2 level tablespoons cashew butter 2…

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As part of our annual electoral canvass to ensure that everyone who is entitled to vote in Wealden can vote, we have sent Annual Enquiry letters to every household in the District. Where households have not responded to our Enquiry Forms, either online or by return of post, our canvassers will be making a doorstep…

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The Conservators of Ashdown Forest would like to thank the members of the Uckfield & District Lions Club who raised funds to support our Conservation Volunteering team.  Their donation bought much needed uniform and equipment.   If you would like to join the Ashdown Forest volunteers an application form is available here: www.ashdownforest.org/management/volunteers.php Our Conservation Volunteers…

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Crowborough & District Lions Club has been involved in our community for over 45 years helping local charitable and needy causes. We are active in the communities in and around Crowborough including Wadhurst, Mark Cross, Rotherfield, Jarvis Brook, and Groombridge. We help all ages from the young people where we liaise with local schools on…

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Forest Row Men’s Shed Have you heard of a Men’s Shed?  Forest Row Parish Council are looking to bring one to the village. Men’s Sheds are community spaces for men to connect, converse and create. The activities are often similar to those of garden sheds, but for groups of men of all ages to enjoy…

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Recently I supported a new campaign by the children’s charity Barnardo’s to recognise and tackle the impact of domestic abuse on the lives of young children and families. As the MP for Wealden, I am too familiar with distressing cases of domestic violence and over the years I have seen an increase in both the…

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