TTW Transport Group

The next TTW Transport Group meeting is Fri 3rd Feb at 2pm at The Brewhouse Wykeham Rd, Worthing BN11 4JD all welcome to join us.

There are two local campaigns going on at the moment on cycling were you can have your say:

Lancing and Sompting (consultation ends 27 Feb) Western Road corridor (Red Route): A27/Busticle Lane in the north to A259/Western Road in the south A2025 Grinstead Lane corridor (Orange Route): A27/Grinstead Lane in the north to A259/South Street in the south East-West corridor (Green Route): Lambleys Lane/Upper Brighton Road in the west to A2025 Grinstead Lane/Crabtree Lane in the east
https://yourvoice.westsussex.gov.uk/lancing-and-sompting

Shoreham to Hove (consultation ends 27 Feb)
The proposed scheme consists of a mostly two-way cycle lane, separated from the road and footway, on the southern side of the A259, between the junction of East Street and the Adur Ferry Bridge in the west, to the Brighton & Hove boundary in the east.
https://yourvoice.westsussex.gov.uk/a259-shoreham-to-brighton

Sustainability Map of Worthing Online Event

Having done a soft launch of our Sustainable Worthing Map for New Year, we are now contacting all the organisations involved to check entries and to invite them to join us for our next free mapping event (kindly organised by SECA) on Thurs 9th Feb at 6.30pm, details of which can be found here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/seca-knowledge-sharing-oneplanet-technology-in-action-tickets-503447002537

You are all most welcome to sign up for this if you’d like to find out more about the map, how to use it and how to create your own map. As it’s an online (Zoom) event, we have more flexibility with numbers so do join us if you wish.

TTW Repair Café – Book now for Feb. Nearly full!

Book now for our next Repair Café session on Saturday 25th February – 10am-4pm at the Quaker Meeting House, 34 Mill Road, Worthing, BN11 5DR.

As usual our amazing team of volunteers will be on hand to share their skills and help you to repair your clothes, toys, bicycles, laptops, small household electrical/electronic items, small items of furniture and knife/scissor sharpening. Refreshments of hot and cold drinks and cakes will be available at a small cost.

We had no Repair Café in December so this is having a knock on effect for the start of this year! Our January session was fully booked and very busy and our February session is already almost full too, so if you want to book anything in, you’ll need to do that now!

https://www.ttworthing.org/repair-cafe/#repair-booking-form

Any questions, please do email us at:
[email protected]

Our Sustainable Worthing Map Is Now Live!

After many months of gathering and inputting information, our map is finally live here:
https://oneplanet.com/published/resource-map/plans/transition-town-worthing

If you scroll down and go to “download PDF” you will see, under the 10 principles, what we have included so far to help you take action.

If you go to the resource map:
https://oneplanet.com/published/Plan/plans/transition-town-worthing/mindmap and wait a minute for it to load, then you can click on any of the icons on the map and it will take you directly to information about that resource as well as contact details, website etc. so that you can find out more and maybe support that initiative in whatever way you can.

It’s been created (thanks to funding from www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk and the expertise of https://oneplanet.com) to signpost what’s already going on locally and we hope that this will enable people to support our community in countless ways and there’s no better time than now to find out how you can do just that.

Please explore it and maybe base your New Year’s Resolutions on what you find. It’s a call to action, to support local businesses and organisations that are doing what they can to reduce their own carbon footprint or lessen their impact on the environment. It’s designed to let people know what initiatives already exist, so a lot of the leg work has been done, and we know that any help or support you can give will be most appreciated.

We’re a tiny team so can’t cope with being bombarded but if you spot any glaring mistakes or things that don’t work, please let us know about any glitches and we’ll do our best to sort them out. It’s a work in progress and we still need to tidy things up a bit and, with anything like this, things will change and need updating but it’s a start…. We hope you have fun playing with it!

Seed Swap Event 2023 Update

A few people have asked us when our Seed Swap event is going to be. Due to reducing capacity, both in terms of time, energy and money, we have decided to just do it as part of the regular Sustainable Market and have a couple of stalls for our seeds and plants to swap or buy.

So please do package up any seeds you may have saved, clearly marking them with what they are, and when they were saved and tuck them safely away ready for swapping at this event, which will be on Sunday 5th March from 9.30am – 1.30pm. More details nearer the time.

TTW Repair Café – Now Booking for January!

Book now for our next Repair Café session on Saturday 28th January 2023– 10am-4pm at the Quaker Meeting House, 34 Mill Road, Worthing, BN11 5DR.

As usual our amazing team of volunteers will be on hand to share their skills and help you to repair your clothes, toys, bicycles, laptops, small household electrical/electronic items, small items of furniture and knife/scissor sharpening. Refreshments of hot and cold drinks and cakes will be available at a small cost.

So keep the date in your diary and reserve your slot now via:
https://www.ttworthing.org/repair-cafe/#repair-booking-form

Any questions, please do email us at:
[email protected]

Winter Solstice Celebration – 21st Dec

Amanda Waring has agreed to lead a Solstice celebration at Coast Cafe on Weds. 21st December and we will be there from 5.30-8pm if any of you would like to join us during that time.

If you’d like to come, there will be a fire pit so please bring some wood to put on the fire if you can.

The ceremony will be at 6.30pm and last around 20 minutes. Coast will be open for people to purchase hot soup and a roll as well as drinks and light snacks from 5.30pm, and they have agreed to extend opening hours until 9pm if anyone wants to stick around for a while after the fire. We are hoping we might have a couple of surprises as well, but still trying to organise that.

We’ll post the event on the home page of our website and also on our Facebook group if you want to check anything on the day or just before. If the weather is really bad, it will still go ahead as we can be inside the cafe but may have to play how we do the ceremony a bit by ear if it’s raining hard.

Locally Grown and Dried Flowers

We are delighted to let you know that Breathing Spaces got ahead of the ‘trendy’ curve this year and dried lots of our locally and sustainably-grown flowers.

Even better news is that you can buy a bunch from HISBE Supermarket, Portland Street (until stocks run out), or cute little posies from the TTW stall at the Sustainability Market on December 4 when, if we are lucky, there will be the last of the fresh Chrysanthemums too.

It’s our first year of drying flowers and we are really pleased with the way many kept their colour. Of course we did it naturally with no extra heat, no dyes or chemicals, it just takes up a lot of cupboard space under the stairs!

It will be our last volunteer session of the year at Dankton Lane Barnyard, Sompting, from 11am to 1pm Sunday 4 December, weather permitting. Bring thick gloves and a drink/snack and dress for the weather. And we are still tending the flower farm on Thursday mornings at Maybridge Keystone Centre, Worthing BN12 6JD 10.30am-12.30pm, last session of the year on Thursday December 15.

Many thanks to all our fabulous volunteers, we have so enjoyed growing and being in nature this year with you, and to everyone who has bought flowers from us, covering our running costs and contributing to TTW overheads. Wishing everyone a peaceful and loving winter break and see you next year.

[email protected]

Sustainable Christmas Market – Sun 4th Dec

The next Sustainable Market will be on Sunday 4th December from 9.30am-1.30pm at Freedom Works car park – opposite the Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, BN11 1HJ.

The last one had to be cancelled due to high winds and heavy rain so we hope this one will be able to go ahead, as we have lots of plants available and various bric a brac items, as well as Twitten Maps.

TTW Repair Café – Now Booking for November!

Book now for our next Repair Café session on Saturday 26th November– 10am-4pm at the Quaker Meeting House, 34 Mill Road, Worthing, BN11 5DR.

Our last session of the year before we return on 28th January 2023!

As usual our amazing team of volunteers will be on hand to share their skills and help you to repair your clothes, toys, bicycles, laptops, small household electrical/electronic items, small items of furniture and knife/scissor sharpening. Refreshments of hot and cold drinks and cakes will be available at a small cost.

So keep the date in your diary and reserve your slot now via:
https://www.ttworthing.org/repair-cafe/#repair-booking-form

Any questions, please do email us at:
[email protected]