Adapting to Climate Change in the Ouse Valley

Here is a short film to raise interest in how long term climate change is likely to affect us in the Ouse Valley, and how we as communities might be able to do something about it by planning now.

Please take a look and pass it on to anyone you think may be interested.

The video comes from the Environment Agency’s Coastal Communities 2150 project and was made at the workshop developed for the CC2150 project by Lewes & Ouse Valley eco-nomics Group (Transition Town Lewes), as part of the Group’s Chalking up the Benefits project.

June Naturegain Walk

What has Landport Bottom ever done for us? Or An Evening LOAP on top of the Bottom

Wednesday 26th June:  6-8:30 pm – with the option of continuing a ‘naturegain’ discussion in a local pub!

Southdown sheep at Landport Bottom Lewes

Southdown sheep benefitting from and bringing benefits to Landport Bottom’s grassland (Photo: Dan Ross)

Please join us for an early evening walk starting at Lewes Organic Allotment Project (LOAP) and heading off around Landport Bottom.  Experience and appreciate the benefits that the LOAP project brings with guide Sarah Rideout (who runs LOAP), not only to those who ‘garden’ there, but to the wider Lewes Community too.  We’ll then look for other benefits to Lewes residents as we emerge onto the Downs and stroll across Landport Bottom, guided by Dan Ross (who’s responsible for site management) to spot the chalk grassland wildlife delights emerging as his restoration project starts to bloom. We’ll also be looking at some of our interactions with the area and how potential future management approaches may increase the benefits to Lewes and its economy.

Colin Tingle (Lewes and Ouse Valley eco-nomics), Dan Ross (Lewes Ranger), Sarah Rideout (Common Cause Co-op) and Michael Blencowe (Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Community Wildlife Officer) will all be there to answer questions. Michael will point out wildlife features, whilst Colin will focus on the wider ‘naturegain’ from the areas we visit and enjoy.

Meet at 6 pm at the Gate into Landport Bottom Reserve near the junction between the A275 and the lane up to the Race Course (Grid ref: TQ 40246 10931).

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For more information contact Colin Tingle on tc09(at) or  call Dan Ross on 01273 484408

Seedy Saturday

Seedy_Saturday_2013Remember Seedy Saturday is happening in Lewes Town Hall this Saturday (2 Feb) 10 am onwards. We don’t have an L&OVe stall at the event, but there’s lots of interest to see and hear. Check out the talks to see which ones may interest you ….. there’s lots with Naturegain relevance!

Click on the image to download the Seedy Saturday leaflet –>