Everything Local

The Mayor of Lewes Councillor Susan Murray presents an evening of Everything Local with an international twist

Friday 19th February 2016 7.30 pm – 11.00 pm. Doors and bar open 7.00 pm. Town Hall, High Street, Lewes.


In aid of the Mayor’s Charities: Transition Town Lewes and the Lewes Children's Book Group.

Raffle & Bar. Soup, Pizza, Frittata, Salad & Cake all from local suppliers.

Entertainment including The Ouse Valley Collective; Brass Fusion; Pam Hewitt & Anna Tabor bringing you songs of Bertholt Brecht & Kurt Weill, John Agard & Grace Nichols. More...

Tickets £25 available from the Town Hall. For more information contact Fiona Garth 01273 471460 mayors.sec@lewes-tc.gov.uk

Lewes Pound Latest



This serves as one of the important stepping stones to learn about and test the provisional insights from our recent survey and will help us to achieve a grounded and confident design and investment case for an Electronic Lewes Pound with a potential launch in 2017 (when the main underlying new ESCU banking platform is expected to be up and running).

The smartphone payment pilot will be in £ sterling but is a ready secure solution that is expected to help local businesses and residents immediately. It is a unique opportunity for everyone living, visiting and or working to try it out and enjoy a new secure, fun, super-fast and rewarding way of supporting and paying at some of your favourite Lewes businesses.  Read more...

The Refugee Problem

Dirk Campbell January 2016

  On Saturday January 9th Sacha and I went to the refugee camp in Dunkirk. We took warm clothes, blankets, gumboots and tents. They are mostly Iraqi Kurds, families living in unbelievable squalor - deep mud, freezing temperatures, flimsy tents, no heating or hot water. A few wood burning braziers. Not much choice for them: flight or death at the hands of Daesh. They have been ignored ever since they arrived; they want to come to Britain but Britain, it seems, doesn't want to know. Read more here...


Help promote locally produced fresh food

The Lewes Food Market has been open on Friday mornings for over five years now, and provides opportunities for growers, farmers and makers to sell us the best local produce. It's also a friendly community meeting place - all that a market should be.

  The market  is run by a board of voluntary directors, with a paid coordinator. It is looking for new directors to help it develop further. This is a wonderful opportunity for people who want to be involved with building the local food economy. Please contact Ruth Segal for more details.



Floods in the news in York and Cumbria... Here in the Ouse Catchment there is natural flood management stuff going on NOW and you can help.

There's also lots more to do to get the Ecosystem Approach benefitting the Lewes Neighbourhood Plan.

Read more on the latest L&OVe update

Worth a click...

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.

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!

Tell everyone you know about Transition Town Lewes
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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