2017 Events

8 May to 21 June - Lewes Neighbourhood Plan consultation dates

25 & 26 May 2017 - Lewes Neighbourhood Plan drop-in event

18 June 2017 - Railway Land Festival 2017

24 June 2017 - Connecting up the dots workshop

26 June 2017 - Transition Town Lewes Social

5 July 2017 - Transition Town Lewes 10th Birthday

Every Friday morning - Lewes Food Market

First Saturday of ever month - Lewes Craft Market

Lewes Neighbourhood Plan consultation dates

Monday 8 May – start of public consultation
Thursday 25 & Friday 26 May – walk-in event at Town Hall
Wednesday 21 June – Close of public consultation


See also: The Living Coast - We are 'The Living Coast'! April 2017

Lewes Neighbourhood Plan drop-in event

Lewes Neighbourhood Plan drop-in event presenting the Draft Plan at the Town Hall

25th May 2017, 1pm - 10pm and 26th May 2017, 9.30am -1pm


Have your say on the future of Lewes!

Our draft Neighbourhood Plan is ready for its Public Consultation which will run 8 May-21 June. Sustaining our community and environment, and creating genuinely low-cost housing are key issues. Drop-in event at Town Hall 25-26 May. http://www.lewes4all.uk/

The Draft
Neighbourhood Plan is now being readied for its next important stage the s ix week Public Consultation which  will begin on 8th May and end on 21st June . There will be a drop-in event presenting the Draft Plan at the Town Hall on 25th May, from 1pm until 10pm and 26th May from 9.30am until 1pm. The full text of the Draft Plan will be available online together with a questionnaire in which you can tell us what you think. There will also be printed versions available of both Draft Plan and questionnaire at the Town Hall and the Public Library. All comments must go via the questionnaire as this is a formal process and everyone’s comments must be properly logged. These comments will then be collated, reviewed and where appropriate incorporated into an updated Draft Plan which will then be submitted to the SDNPA for further consideration.   We will be keeping everyone up to date on our website.  More...

Railway Land Festival 2017

Sunday 18 June, Linklater Pavilion, Lewes, 11am-4pm, FREE

  Come and see Transition Town Lewes at this month's Railway Land Festival, held at the Linklater Pavilion. The theme of this year's festival is 'Balancing Act', focusing on the balance that needs to be struck across the world between conservation and development.

Transition Town Lewes will be demonstrating the benefits of rain gardens as a means of maintaining bio-diversity, managing pollution and mitigating flood risk in the face of greater urban development. The family-friendly festival will also include talks, films, puppet shows and story-telling for younger visitors plus plenty more in the beautiful surroundings of the Railway Land nature reserve.

More information here: https://www.railwaylandproject.org/

Connecting up the dots

June 24th 2017 at the Subud Centre 26a Station Street, Lewes, 11am to 5pm.


A workshop to create a Transition network for the South East...

There are currently 19 Transition Towns in East Sussex and Kent, very few of which known about each other let alone have regular contact. The aim of the workshop is for representatives from each group in the area to share experiences, hopes, successes and failures, and explore if and how a regional network could work. It might be both achievable and beneficial, or a good idea in theory but not in practice. More...

TTL June Social

7.30pm, Monday 26 June 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!)

Transition Town Lewes 10th Birthday

Wed 5 July 7.30pm, Depot Cinema, Pinwell Road, Lewes
Tickets on sale SOON - £10 (£5 concessions) from www.lewesdepot.org

Transition Town Lewes is celebrating its 10th birthday in July. Come and join in the celebrations at the beautiful new Depot Cinema, as we ask a panel of writers, economists and local activists the big question: In a world facing its biggest challenges yet, how can we really change stuff? With thought-provoking conversation, live music, and seasonal food and drink available, it's the party not to be missed


Speakers include:

Andrew Simms - Author of Tescopoly, We Are More Than This, and fellow of the New Economics Foundation.

Alex Kirby - Environmental correspondent, BBC News Online and writer for the Guardian

Howard Johns - Community energy champion and author of Energy Revolution

Zoe Wangler - Executive Director of the Ecological Land Co-operative

Helen Meade - Community activist and co-ordinator for Railway Land Trust, Lewes.

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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