Incredible Edible Talk

In Todmorden, people plant vegetables all over town – could it happen in Lewes?

Mary Clear, chair of Incredible Edible Todmorden will speak on Friday March 6th 2015 at 7pm, upstairs in the John Harvey Tavern. Free entry. For more information contact Polly Senter or Ann Link

A small Yorkshire town has led the way in planting herbs, vegetables and fruit on public land and plots owned by businesses and organisations. This includes the police station, where they have aquaponic beds with lighting confiscated from cannabis farms. Every primary school is growing and some have hens.

Lewes Water Fair

Hosted by the Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust and the Sussex Flow Initiative Project, the first Lewes Water Fair will be taking place on 7th March 2015 at the Linklater Pavilion in Lewes. The Water Fair will focus on important issues for EVERYONE in Lewes - community flood resilience; water saving ideas; environmental improvements. The aim is to hear from the community about their water concerns and issues, whilst providing opportunities to learn about things that are going on locally, regionally and nationally on flooding and water supply. More here...

  The event will run from 10am - 4pm and there will be a free cafe (donations to a local community group yet to be decided) providing light refreshments, a series of talks and presentations on the work being undertaken within the catchment and a chance to come and talk to us so that we can learn from the community whilst they learn from us. For further information contact or

Whether or not you can go, there's an on-line survey which it'd be good if EVERYONE reading this completes - you could even win a prize if you do!!

Cut costs and save energy with Go Local bill checking days

Go Local will be running 2 bill checking and energy saving days on the following dates:

7 March 2015, 10am to 3.30pm, Malling Community Centre, Lewes
14 March 2015, 10am to 3.30pm, Landport Youth Centre, Lewes.

  Bring along your bills for the last year or as recently as possible for:
- Energy bill checking
- Advice on switching suppliers to save money

Find out about
- Draught-proofing and insulation (SNUG)
- Cheaper lighting (LEDs)

East Sussex Credit Union, SNUG and others will provide information that may be helpful if you are struggling to pay your bills. FREE tea and biscuits provided. For more information contact Tony Rowell on 07740163590 or email

Worth Reading

There is an alternative to fracking

Balcombe shot to fame in summer 2013 as the UK’s first so called ‘fracking village’. Now fracking is back in the news, as this week saw a few big decisions on its future in the UK. More...


There are so many reasons why we should move away from plastic dependency - not least of all because 2/3 of the world's fish stocks are suffering from plastic ingestion. Read more...

What is Transition?

  When with TTL recently, Rob Hopkins asked people "What is Transition?". Here's what they told him...

Transition Town Lewes (TTL)  is a network of Lewes people. We’re working on local solutions in response to the global problems of climate change, economic change and the end of cheap energy and other resources.

Please get in touch if you would like to meet some of the people involved in project work for TTL.

And don't forget to subscribe to the TTL monthly newsletter to keep up to date with our news and events.

Transition is about the creation of resilient communities. It's not about campaigning but designing. It's about putting in place systems that will help us to deal with the big changes that are on the way. Those changes will be in three main areas: energy, the economy and the environment. Read more and get linked in to the bigger picture!

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Together we can achieve so much more. We’re fuelled by local ingenuity and a passion for positive change in challenging times. This is our town, our future, so get in touch to share your ideas and be involved.

Take a look at our events, read some news and hopefully, get inspired by what you find here.



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