Conservative councillors call for referendum on downland farm sale

The Conservative Group of Eastbourne Borough Councillors have written to the Leader and the Chief Executive of Eastbourne Borough Council to demand a referendum on the sale of the downland farms.

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Eastbourne MP calls for public consultation on sale of downland farms

MP Caroline Ansell has spoken out on the Eastbourne Borough Council sale of the freehold of four farms on the South Downs.

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Eastbourne council praised for efforts to save bees

Eastbourne Borough Council has been recognised as a Bee Champion for its improvements at Old Town Recreation Ground as part of four year programme across the town’s open spaces.

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Rally at Beachy Head against downland farms sale

Campaigners gathered at Beachy Head on Saturday for a rally protesting against Eastbourne Borough Council’s sale of four downland farms.

Protesters against the downlands sale gathered outside Eastbourne Town Hall recently

Beachy Head rally against South Downs farms sell-off

Campaigners are taking to Beachy Head this weekend to stage a rally protesting the council sale of four downland farms.

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Eastbourne Council Chief attends heated debate over downland sale

Leader of Eastbourne Borough Council David Tutt held a meeting at the Town Hall on Tuesday with members of the public concerned about the council’s sale of downland farms. It was often a heated one.

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Ansell casts support behind fishermen in Eastbourne

Eastbourne and Willingdon MP Caroline Ansell has thrown her support behind a new initiative to help fishermen thrive in Eastbourne and beyond.

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Eastbourne council chief to have meeting with South Downs campaigners

The leader of Eastbourne Borough Council will attend a meeting with residents protesting against the council sell-off of South Downs land tomorrow (Tuesday).

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Heartbroken Eastbourne buzzard pining for dead mate?

A buzzard spotted yesterday (Thursday) at Cross Levels Way in Eastbourne could be the heartbroken partner of a popular buzzard that recently died.

No 'major issues' are expected, the flood information service has confirmed

COUNTY NEWS: Phew! Chance of a flood is ‘very low’

The chance of Sussex being flooded over the next five days is ‘very low’, according to the flood information service.

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The lane is reported to be closed due to flooding.

TRAVEL NEWS: Flooding causes lane to close on M23 near Gatwick

A lane is reported to be closed on the M23 near Gatwick due to flooding.

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Report floods online to East Sussex council

Report floods online to East Sussex council

People in East Sussex are being urged to use an online system to report flooding from roadside drains this winter.

Campaigners from Eastbourne Friends of the Earth are concerned about council plans to sell of parts of the South Downs

Campaigners hold public meeting against South Downs sell off

Campaigners held a public meeting against council plans to sell off parts of South Downs land last night (Tuesday, November 8).

Eastbourne sea water is among the cleanest in the country

Eastbourne sea water among the cleanest in the country

Recently released statistics reveal that Eastbourne sea water is excellent quality for people to swim in.

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Cross Levels Way buzzard dies after being hit by car

A buzzard has died after being hit by a car yesterday (Thursday, October 28).

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Conker trees are facing extinction say experts

The conker could disappear from Britain within 15 years warn environmental experts.

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Campaigners upset as seafront cycle path vetoed by government

Eastbourne cycling pressure group Bespoke says it is frustrated and disappointed after a move to bring in cycling along the seafront was vetoed by the government.

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Turtle dove Streptopelia turtur, standing on grass. Photo: Andy Hay (rspb-images.com)

Act now to save UK nature - wildlife expert’s call to arms

It’s not too late to save UK nature but we must act now. That is the conclusion from a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife and research organisations behind the State of Nature 2016 report.


Sir David Attenborough backs Sussex Wildlife Trust legacy campaign

Sir David Attenborough is supporting Sussex Wildlife Trust in its quest to protect vulnerable wildlife this week (September 12-18).

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Red-footed booby. Photo courtesy of the East Sussex WRAS. SUS-160509-101603001

COUNTY NEWS: Rare bird rescued after washing up on Sussex beach

A rare bird normally found in tropical regions of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans was found in Sussex at the weekend.

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