Building the Rampion Wind Farm: the Inside Story

Wednesday 29th November (moved from the 15th), 7.30pm at the Elephant and Castle. Free (donations on the door welcome).

  Chris Tomlinson, Rampion’s Development Manager, will be sharing the challenges they’ve had to overcome in building the windfarm, both on & offshore. It has been a huge feat of engineering, both onshore and offshore. Read more...



FILM: We the uncivilised - A Life Story

Wed 29th November, Depot Cinema, Lewes


Lewes filmmakers, Lily and Pete Sequoia will be hosting a screening of their inspiring documentary, we the uncivilised - A Life Story this month at The Depot, including a Q&A with the filmmakers and special guest panel. More here...




Twitter Wizard wanted by the Lewes Pound

Do you know a young person who would like to earn £25 per week helping the Lewes Pound with its Twitter account? If so please pass this on and ask them to get in touch.


The Lewes Pound currently exists very much in the concrete world of paper money and practical purchases of food and drink or films, for instance. However, we would like to have a much bigger digital presence so that we can do more to support the local community and local businesses.

We're offering £25 (split between Sterling and Lewes Pounds) for two hours work per week delivering a strong Twitter presence for the Lewes Pound. This would involve occasionally attending our regular Friday morning meetings, but could mostly be done at times to suit the successful Twitter wizard.

If you know of someone suitable please ask them to email the Lewes Pound with a brief CV and a short account (maximum 250 words) of how they would set about raising our profile on Twitter.


What’s the future for energy management and storage?

By Chris Rowland of Ovesco

If you visited our own local energy guru’s SuperHome in September, you’ll know that Nick Rouse has installed a Tesla battery to manage electricity generated from his rather large 5.9KW PV array and to help power his electric car. The battery allowed Nick’s house to supply his entire electricity needs and on top of that, export to the grid this summer. What Nick installs today, we’ll all be installing over the next decade!


Sadly, Nick is currently recovering at home from a cycling accident (we need more cycling paths), otherwise I would have asked him to employ his technical knowhow to write this article about the talks given last week at Cooksbridge Hall on ‘Energy Storage and the Transition to a Sustainable Economy’, which was organised by The Green Growth Platform & Brighton University. The speakers were Joy Aloor (left), Head of Power Technologies at Siemens PTI, David Middleton from Origami Energy & Thomas Maidonis, an Energy Economist at National Grid. 

Read article in full


TTL November Social

Monday 27th November 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 find us!)


Bus tour takes divestment message across East Sussex

On Saturday 23rd September members of Keep it in the Ground Lewes together with other members of Divest East Sussex visited Hastings, Bexhill, Hailsham, Eastbourne, Seaford, Crowborough and Uckfield in a Big Lemon bus powered by waste cooking oil during a one-day tour to publicise the campaign to persuade East Sussex County Council to stop investing local people’s pension monies in fossil fuels. More...


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.

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Lewes area renewable energy sites

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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