2018 Events

Mid-September - Counting the beach-rubbish

24 September - TTL Social

10 October - Driverless cars - part of a low carbon future?

24 October - The Truth about Plastic

First Saturday every month - Unpack the Plastic!

Every Friday morning - Lewes Friday Food Market

First Saturday of ever month - Lewes Craft Market

Counting the beach-rubbish: get out in mid-September to attack the big polluters


Jill Goulder, TTL, August 2018.

Litter-picking in Lewes, and on beaches, definitely makes for a better place to live – but it doesn’t jolt the big polluters into action against the polluting of our oceans with plastic bottles, wetwipes and so on. Not only the supermarkets etc, but the big manufacturers and also the organisations responsible for organising our waste: the Government, the local councils, the water companies and – out at sea – the fishing and shipping industries.

We live 7 miles from the sea. For the last 25 years the Marine Conservation Society charity (MCS) has been quietly organising an annual volunteer-based recording of all the rubbish on our beaches nationwide, resulting in serious statistical data which it uses to attack these large organisations. Every year in mid-September the MCS organises the Great British Beach Clean, which is much more than it says: on hundreds of beaches nationwide, a rubbish-recording operation takes place, with thousands of volunteers noting (and of course picking up) every last tiny piece of plastic etc on a detailed recording-form. Then all those incredibly detailed figures are accumulated into really solid statistical data on what is being deposited on our beaches all round Britain (and being ingested and damaging ocean-life).  Read more...

The next TTL Social

Monday 24th September 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!)

Driverless cars - part of a low carbon future?

7.30pm, 10th October 2018 at the Elephant and Castle
Tickets available in advance from the pub and on the door depending on availability, £3 donation to cover costs.

  TTL are hosting an evening of discussion and debate on the subject of driverless vehicles. It's part of a project aiming to cultivate national conversations on topics of social importance. In collaboration with Thinking Box we will be presenting some of the latest information and predictions on driverless vehicles and then spending about an hour on facilitated discussions in small groups on many different aspects of this emerging technology.  More...

Wed 24 October, Lewes Town Hall, 7.30pm (doors and stalls open from 6.30pm).
There's a lot of confusion over plastic - what we can recycle, what we should use instead and what retailers should be doing to help us cut out plastic waste. So Plastic Free Lewes is hosting an evening of speakers and discussion where experts will be answering some of your biggest plastic questions.
Panellists include:
Cat Fletcher - Re-use manager for Brighton & Hove Council and co-founder of Freegle UK
Liz Hill - Professor of Environmental Toxicology, University of Sussex
Ruth Anslow - Co-founder of Hisbe - the independent Brighton 'sustainable' supermarket
A range of enterprises promoting less-plastic living will have stalls on the evening. The event is free but donations are welcome.

Plastic Free Lewes monthly progress meetings

Plastic Free Lewes will hold monthly meetings to report on progress, share ideas and discuss next steps – and everyone’s warmly welcome to come along. All meetings take place at the Linklater Pavilion, Railway Lane, Lewes:

Wed 12 September
Wed 24 October
Wed 21 November
Wed 12 December        

7.30pm-9pm, FREE
7.30pm-9pm, FREE
7.30pm-9pm, FREE
Plastic Free Lewes Christmas drinks!

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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