2018 Events


Mid-September - Counting the beach-rubbish

12 September - Plastic Free Lewes monthly progress meeting

24 September - TTL Social

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

First Saturday every month - Unpack the Plastic!

Every Friday morning - Lewes Friday Food Market

First Saturday of ever month - Lewes Craft Market


Lewes Societies Fair

 

 

Lewes Town Hall
Saturday 1 September
10am-1pm

 

Come and join Transition Town Lewes, Plastic Free Lewes and Litter Free Lewes at the Societies Fair at Lewes Town Hall on 1 September. We'll be talking about our latest projects and events. Plus it's a great way to meet dozens of other brilliant volunteer and interest groups in town. See you there!


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?

On October 10th 2018 at the Elephant and Castle TTL will be hosting an evening of debate on the subject of driverless cars.

  This is not the usual format with a speaker but is a professionally facilitated discussion with introductory facts and ideas. After that it is up to us to think what the consequences might be and discuss this in small groups. This is being held in collaboration with Thinking Box, which is encouraging communities to think about global issues. More information to follow.

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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