2017 Events

TTL February Social

7.30pm, Monday 27 February 2017, 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!)

Help us on 11 March – and help spread the word about credit unions

Saturday 11th March, 9am-1pm, Christchurch Hall, Fitzjohn Road, Lewes

   Transition Town Lewes has always been a strong supporter of the East Sussex Credit Union – the nearest thing we have to a community bank. Based in Brighton and operating across the district, East Sussex Credit Union is a co-operative owned by its members offering secure ethical savings and loans, including to those on very low incomes. Learn more here... 

Set up in 2000, East Sussex Credit Union now has thousands of members. But many people in Lewes still don’t know about it, or what it can do for them.

To address this, a special supplement about East Sussex Credit Union will be going into the March edition of Lewes News – the community newspaper written and put together by volunteers and delivered free to every house in Lewes town. 

Here’s where we need your help

To include the supplement in the March edition, we need at least SIX additional people to help collate Lewes News (i.e. fold pages for each copy) on Saturday 11th March.

This will take place at Christchurch Hall, Fitzjohn Road, 9am-1pm. You don’t need to be there for the whole time – just come for as long as you can. It’s fun, friendly and a great opportunity to meet lots of volunteers, including other TTL members. Plus, of course, you'll be doing your bit to let more people in Lewes to know about a fair and secure way to save and borrow.

If you'd like to help, contact Ann Link (ann@sharedenergy.org.uk) or 01273 477 870 or just turn up at Christchurch Hall on 11 March. See you there.

Rain gardens for Lewes field trip

Sunday 12 March 10.30am-1.00pm

Rain Garden    A big thank-you to everyone who came and visited our rain garden stall at Seedy Saturday in Lewes Town Hall last month (pictured). Visitors suggested plenty of locations in Lewes that would benefit from a rain gardens. Now our task is to assess potential sites in more detail.
Rain gardens are sunken gardens specifically designed to capture and absorb surface water run-off and filter it back into the soil using selected planting. As well as helping to manage surface flooding, they filter pollution and encourage biodiversity.
On Sunday 12 March, we'll be taking a field trip to assess six sites proposed by residents that are prone to surface flooding. We then hope to create a shortlist of two or three sites to pursue.

Anyone who would like to join the field trip is very welcome to come along. We're meeting at 10.30am on 12 March at Lewes Train Station and should be finished by 1pm, followed by a trip to the pub. Call Juliet on 07887 556 177 if you'd like more details. 

Sacred Earth March Events

sacred earth Community supported herbalism - with Sacred Seeds herbal project.  Quarterly medicinal herb boxes available for collection or delivery. The Spring share is out in April, limited supply so advise to order early, annual subscriptions available.  Hand-made herbal products to keep you and your family herbally heathy through the seasons, plus the information on how to make those products yourself at home.  Contact Alice Bettany for more info: Alice@sacredseeds.org.uk or visit the website: sacredseeds.org.uk/herb-box-scheme Plus weekly volunteer days in the herb garden in Horam.  Welcome aboard the herbal life!   

Spring Equinox gathering Saturday 18th March at Sacred Earth.  Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate the equinox with a simple ceremony, some tree planting, games for adults and children with an option of some light volunteer work in the herb garden too.   More details on the website: sacredearthland.co.uk/events

Spoon carving and fireside conversation, Sunday 19th March at Sacred Earth.  There is something really satisfying about creating something beautiful in the world with your own fair hands… and what indeed is more beautiful, practical and useful than a wooden spoon? £45 p/p. Bookings via the website: sacredearthland.co.uk/events

Family Nature day at Sacred Earth. Saturday 25th March. Our family nature days, which feature wild games, sensory expansion, nature connection and cultural repair work are for families, friends and individuals and are aimed at building connection through the Art of Mentoring model. The cost of these days is £25 for adults and £15 for children. Some bursaries are available. Contact us for more information about bursaries. Bookings via the website: sacredearthland.co.uk/events

Getting to know your local Community Woods

With the onset of early Spring comes a host of great new Courses run by Vert Woods Ltd in Lower Vert Woods. If you want to get close to nature and learn new skills such as becoming an Axe maiden or Warrior on March 25th, Going Birch Crazy including birch tapping on April 8th - becoming Passionate about Pine on April 29th, or Spoon Whittling with the Spoon Academy’s Jill Swann on May 6th. Anyone who wants to book two or more of the courses gets a 10% discount – just ask via stewart@oneplanetmedia.co.uk. This is our second year of courses and we had some great responses last year. All courses are very affordable at around £55 a day.

    For more details click on the Eventbrite links or have a look at the Facebook ‘Vert Woods Family days’ page.

Landport Community Garden - Volunteers

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 davidgray194@gmail.com"

Follow them on Facebook...

Lewes Food Market

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...

Lewes Organic Allotment Project

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.

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Lewes Town Council