Community Event Alert – Lewes Freegle Give & Take – The Clean Bin Movie – 30/11

Lewes Freegle have organised another event that focuses on reducing and reusing waste. The Give and Take event will allow attendees to re-home unwanted items and will be followed by a showing of a documentary comedy film about waste called “The Clean Bin Movie”, with time afterwards for questions and answers. The event is at the […]

North Street Quarter – Children’s Takeover Day – Priory School

Last week the Democratic Society facilitated a consultation of Year 10 & 11 Business Studies students and their teachers at the Priory School in Lewes on the proposed North Street Quarter development as part of the Children’s Takeover Day initiative. The pupils were joined by the developer, Clive Wilding, and site designer, Harpreet Lota, and […]

Noted: Lewes Pound on Crowdfunding!

  Gavin Barker, the Co-ordinator at the Lewes Pound, recently wrote a comprehensive blog post on the benefits of crowdfunding.   I find the concept of crowdfunding particularly exciting as it gives communities the opportunity to bypass those who would restrict access to capital and allow citizens to raise funds for projects they care about. As Gavin notes,  “People invest […]

Families and food waste

BBC Radio Sussex would like to do a story on the Zero Heroes Community Competition. We’re looking for 3 families living in the Lewes District who would like to take part and be interviewed about how they are finding the new food  recycling and reducing their waste. If you’re excited about reducing waste and improving the environment and you think […]

AV referendum on the horizon

The deadline for registering to vote in the AV referendum (and local elections happening in some places is Thursday. So if you’ve recently moved house or think you aren’t registered, get your skates on and speak to your council’s electoral registration office. Lots of people are confused about what AV is, and what the arguments […]