Common Cause CO-OPERATIVE promotes environmentally-sound community development, taking action to make locally-produced, sustainably-grown foods more widely available to all. They also manage the Lewes Farmers’ Market and The Lottie Project and Seedy Saturday held once a year in February.

C0-wheels Car Club

Cycle Lewes – promoting cycling for all, in and around Lewes.

Landport Community Garden – growing vegetables, fruit and flowers for distribution on a co-operative basis.

Lewes Community Land Trust capturing land value for communities.

Lewes Organic Allotment Project (LOAP)

Lewes Freegle – recycling group.

Lewes Urban Arboretum Project

Making Lewes – A community organisation that promotes the exchange of knowledge in the fields of Making, Architecture, Design & Sustainability.

Pesticide-free Lewes

The Railway Land Project: a prized nature reserve around which several social and ecological projects gravitate. 

The Hive Lewes: a professional community of freelancers, small businesses, charities and social enterprise based in the heart of Lewes.

Travel Log Lewes is a great place to find out how to get cheap transport around and from Lewes.

Wildflower Lewes


Other organisations nearby:

Brighton Permaculture Trust – Showing, teaching, practising sustainable ecological design.

Plumpton College at Netherfield – Centre for Sustainable Food and Farming

Woodland Enterprise Centre Flimwell

Ringmer Community Orchard

Vert Community Wood


Other Transition Towns nearby:

Hassocks, Hurstpierpoint, Keymer, Ditchling Transition

Transition Mayfield

Cuckmere Valley Transitiona group of local folk from The Cuckmere Valley in East Sussex, excited by the ideas and actions arising from Transition Initiatives world wide.


Transition Network – aiming to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities as they self-organise around the transition model, creating initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions. 

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