2018 Events

21 April - The Lewes Electric Car Show

21 & 22 April - Worthing Eco Open Houses

30 April - TTL Social

1 May - How much is enough? Making work pay

11 May - My Less Plastic Life

16 May - Energy Saving Workshop

4 July onwards -  Young Nature Leadership Initiative

Every Friday morning - Lewes Friday Food Market

First Saturday of ever month - Lewes Craft Market

The Lewes Electric Car Show

Saturday 11am to 2 pm, April 21st 2018, Harvey’s Brewery rear yard. FREE

What are electric cars really like to drive? Is it easy to charge them? How long do the batteries last? Are they very expensive?


If you have questions like these or are just curious, come along to see a variety of electric cars and meet their owners. There will be no salespeople, just ordinary drivers who have taken the plunge.

There will also be some short talks about electric vehicles at the Phoenix Centre nearby where you can get further information and ask questions.

We hope to have cars such as the Tesla, the Nissan Leaf, the latest BMW and a variety of others yet to be confirmed.

A Transition Town Lewes and Ovesco event.

Worthing Eco Open Houses, including Lancing and Shoreham

Saturday & Sunday 21 & 22 April

After many months of planning and organising Transition Town Worthing's Eco Open Houses event has almost arrived!  A 32 page brochure is available here... 

Copies of full case studies for each property can be found here...

This free 2 day event features 13 local properties that demonstrate a wide range of sustainable practices and examples of how to save money on energy and water.  We will be mapping local surface water flooding and show what our local community is doing to help prevent it.

For the first time the event also features electric cars and public charging points, Tesla Powerwall batteries and donkey bikes.  We will show you how to create a rain garden at our free workshop at Maybridge Keystone Centre on 22nd April and you can sign up for a tour of the Mechanical Biological Treatment Plant at Warnham on 12th April, so you can see how West Sussex is leading the way in waste practices. 

It's an event that has something for everyone, even children.  Check it out and see for yourselves!

The next TTL Social

Monday 30 April 2018, 7.30-9.30 pm at 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!)

How much is enough? Making work pay

Tuesday 1st May 2.30pm, Lewes Town Hall Council Chamber. A Lewes U3A public lecture.


What do we define as an acceptable standard of living? How can we balance the responsibilities of employers and taxpayers for helping to provide a liveable income for the lowest paid?

Professor Donald Hirsch will discuss his research on these questions which concern us all in Lewes.

Professor Hirsch is Director of the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University, whose research forms the basis for the real Living Wage adopted by the Living Wage Foundation. In previous roles he was a journalist, an international policy consultant and Poverty Advisor to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Living Wage Lewes

Please arrive early – the chamber holds 70 and may fill up. We can keep a limited number of seats if you let us know in advance. Contact leweslivingwage@gmail.com

My Less Plastic Life

Friday 11 May 2018, 19:30 – 21:30, Elephant & Castle Pub, Lewes.

Trying to cut unnecessary plastic out of our lives is a huge topic right now as the extent of global plastic pollution becomes apparent. But how can we reduce plastic in our lives when it's present in so much of what we buy? At this informal panel Q&A, Plastic Free Lewes has invited some inspiring local people to show how they've cut plastic out of their bathrooms, kitchens and daily shopping - and discuss the products and hacks that have made it possible.

Everyone warmly invited to bring along their ideas and favourite products for plastic-free living!

We loved this blog piece from Lewes resident Naomi Clark on how she's managed to deplasticise her bathroom - with plenty of tips on products and stockists for everything from deodorant to toothpaste to making your own body butter: My plastic free bathroom.  Naomi Clark will be guest panellist at the Plastic Free Lewes event 'My Less Plastic Life'.

Register with Eventbrite

Energy Saving Workshop

16th May 2018, 9:30 to 13:00, Newhaven.

  Utilise Plus Energy Saving Workshops are practical, interactive sessions for organisations with premises. You will explore how your organisation can benefit from making energy efficiency improvements. You will meet other organisations with similar interests, gain new knowledge and skills, and address barriers to change within your organisation by creating your own unique action plan.

This event is part of the Utilise Plus programme and is fully-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). As such, only those from eligible organisations can attend. Utilise Plus supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to improve their resource efficiency. 

 Young Nature Leadership Initiative


Do you know any young adults 18 – 25 years who could benefit from this free training Initiative? Circle of Life Rediscovery CIC are excited to be offering a fully funded Level 2 Training (OCNWMR) in Forest School Programme Support (QCF) and much more! You will be supported by experienced and friendly staff. 

This leadership initiative will train, mentor and empower diverse leaders to better connect their communities to nature, explore outdoor careers and advocate for positive change in their communities and support nature connection

It is a 10 day supported programmed aimed at vulnerable young people aged 18-25 who need a bit of extra support to get back into life, doing something meaningful, and make a difference to others. It is a fantastic opportunity and also all funded!!
This training will go beyond a Level 2 qualification and offer 15 young people between the ages of 18 – 25 years to expand their knowledge, understand and experience nature connection, the world of the child-led education and the benefits of working in nature. All young adults will have the opportunity to volunteer on various outdoor/nature experiences and also gain a John Muir Award at Discovery or Explorer Level.

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 Friday 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