"We'd like to make a TTL response to the latest application to develop North Street. If you've had a chance to see the plans and background papers, any thoughts you might have about how it does or doesn't fit in with a transition vision of the future of Lewes would be welcome.
Please email Julia Waterlow. We are aiming to get our response in before the end of April but please let us have your comments as soon as possible."
Next Steps for the Lewes Pound
Over 100 businesses accept Lewes Pounds and over LP 1,000 are spent every month with local traders. However, most of our purchases are now made electronically - using internet banking, smart cards and even mobile phones. Fiona Kay from award winning Cheese Please on Lewes High Street commented ‘We have customers who use Lewes Pounds regularly. An electronic Lewes Pound sounds a great idea and worth exploring." More...
|To take this idea forward the Lewes Pound is seeking a paid part-time researcher for a short project to look at the merits of introducing an electronic version of the Lewes Pound... If you would like to apply and are interested in research, new technology and in local issues please contact the Lewes Pound. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 19th May 2015.|
An open meeting is scheduled to discuss this study. All are welcome at the Rights of Man pub at 7.30pm on Tuesday 19th May.
All wired up in Lewes
A house-owner in Lewes has become one of the first in this area to use state-of-the-art lithium battery technology to store energy from solar PV panels. Jill Goulder, owner of an Eco House featured annually in the Lewes Eco Open Houses weekend, has installed a lithium battery storage system linked to her solar PV panels. These recharge during sunlight hours and provide power in the evenings – very useful for households who use most of their electricity outside sunlight hours. The system switches seamlessly between battery and mains supply as needed; a good system will cover a household’s normal needs, though of course major appliances such as washing-machines and vacuum cleaners drain the batteries rapidly and will need mains top-up. More...
Jill with her solar panel and lithium storage battery installations.
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Peak Medicine: Healthcare in Transition
30th May 2015, 10am to 1pm at Subud Centre, 26a Station St, Lewes BN7 2DB. Suggested donation £5-10. Email: Prue Rankin-Smith or Sue Fleming
In all nations, healthcare is becoming unsustainable. Although there will have to be money pumped into the NHS, health is really too important to leave to the medical profession. Nor are health and human flourishing something they know about.
|If madness, according to Einstein, is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result, then if we are to flourish together we will soon have to find radically different ways of doing health. More...|
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An inspirational new website that compares high-impact culture with what we’d like to see instead. Navigate your way around the site by clicking on images. Take a look...
What is Transition?
|When with TTL, 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.
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