1 December - Come and see what happens to your waste!
19 December - TTL December Social
10 January 2017- Action on surface flooding: next steps
Every Friday morning - Lewes Food Market
First Saturday of ever month - Lewes Craft Market
Feel the warm glow of Lewes Craft Market
|Thursday 1st December, 5-9pm: Late Night Shopping.
Saturday 3rd December, 10am-2pm: December Market
Saturday 17th December, 10am-2pm: Last Minute Shopping.
It's the perfect place to gather your Christmas gifts (without the crowds!) in a friendly, creative environment - and feel great about supporting local artists and makers.
Ever wondered what happens to your paper, cans, green waste and plastic after it is collected for recycling?
Veolia is holding an open day with guided tours of its state of the art Hollingdean recycling plant on 1 December (following postponement of event in November), the facility is open 10am - 3pm and has tours at intervals - more details
7.30pm, Monday 19 December, The Lewes Arms
|Don't miss the monthly Transition Town Lewes get-together. If you're new to TTL or just want to find out more, come along and share your ideas, whether you're interested in local food growing, renewable energy, green transport, inspiring films and talks, or something else. Everyone warmly welcome. Call Juliet on 07887 556 177. (There's no room booked so just wander round until you see our sign!)|
Following our panel discussion in October, 'Down the Drain: what can we do to stop surface flooding in Lewes getting worse?', we've been assessing the action local people want to take to address the flash flood challenge. So here's what TTL is looking to do next:
* Discussion on creating rain gardens in Lewes - On 10th January 2017, 7.30pm, upstairs at the John Harvey Tavern, we're having a further meeting, with invited experts, to explore the viability of creating one or more rain gardens (sunken gardens specifically designed to capture and absorb surface water run-off and filter it back into the soil using selected vegetation) in locations in Lewes that are prone to surface flooding.
In the meantime, tell us where you'd like to see the creation of a rain garden to help manage flooding. Locations already suggested by local residents include The Paddock, Bell Lane and the Nevill Estate.
* Building a surface flooding map of Lewes
We are continuing to build up anecdotal evidence of where surface flooding in Lewes occurs. If you are aware of any location that floods during or after heavy rain, let us know (be as specific about the location as possible) by emailing email@example.com
* Encouraging more planting around the town
Lewes' surface flooding problem is compounded by the amount of hard surfaces that offer no way for heavy rainfall to be absorbed back into the ground. We're looking to work with other groups in Lewes to encourage more planting around the centre of town to help manage storm water run-off. We will also be talking to councillors to see how the use of porous surfacing for roads, pedestrian and parking areas can be encouraged.
Want to get involved?
There's plenty of other actions that could help protect Lewes from flash flooding, such as rainwater harvesting in homes and public buildings, planting green roofs and raising awareness of what we put down the drains. If you'd like to be part of the team addressing any of these issues, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Landport Community Garden is looking for volunteers...
They say "Come and join us gardening, grow vegetables, fruit, flowers. Just turn up on Mondays from 1pm, go through blue door on right of old farmhouse/flats at the end of Landport - Hayward Road.
For more information ring 01273 475 480 or email email@example.com"
Don't forget... every Friday morning at the Market Tower, Market Street, Lewes
It's bursting with fresh, seasonal, local produce and competitively priced. See you there!
Lewes Food Market is run by a not for profit, Community Interest Company: Lewes Local, which was set up by Transition Town Lewes Food Group.
Contact the coordinator (tel: 07824711727) or go via the Lewes Food Market website...
Wednesday mornings, 9.30am-12.30pm, Nevill
The Lewes Organic Allotment Project is a community allotment in Nevill which is also used as a demonstration site for workshops, composting instruction days, school trips, and more.
See the Common Cause website for more info.