Crowborough Conservation (formerly known as the Friends of Crowborough Country Park Local Nature Reserve) is a voluntary conservation group set up to protect wildlife and greenspace in and around Crowborough. Its aims are to identify and protect important natural habitats, to undertake conservation tasks and to provide conservation advice to the public, landowners and local authorities.
Crow Con membership form
The Friends of Crowborough Country Park was formed in 2008 by a few conservation minded town Councillors. Having initiated the new group their intention was to encourage members of the public to get involved and to take over the day to day running of the group.
In the beginning the Friends group was specific to one site, the former claypits off Osborne Road. During this time, the group saw the site being designated as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) by the Town Council. Membership of the Friends group grew steadily throughout 2008/9 and gradually it became apparent that there was a need to encompass other important greenspaces in and around Crowborough .
One such site is the Ghyll, a 42 hectare area of wooded valley, partly owned by the town council, and which forms an important green spine through Crowborough. The Ghyll is also soon to be designated as an LNR.
We are lucky to have so much wildlife living on our doorstep, yet much of it goes unnoticed. There is a common feeling that we do not experience wildlife in the way we used to and one of the aims of Crowborough Conservation is to make people aware of the remaining green spaces in Crowborough and the wildlife they support, so that it can be enjoyed for generations to come.
If you would like to join Crowborough Conservation , more details are available at www.crowboroughconservation.org or ring Pat Arnold on 01892 611414.