Middle Yard Market At Titch Hill – Sat 13th July

Saturday 13th July, 12pm – 5pm

Our friends at Titch Hill are running the Middle Yard Market where you can enjoy local traders, fresh produce, artisanal baked goods, specialty coffee, delicious wood-fired food, crafts, live music, vinyl records, and last but not least, a bar and bottle shop stocked with Titch Hill wines and local beers. Buy wines to take away or soak up the atmosphere in Middle Yard Barn.

Middle Yard Market is open on the second Saturday of the month from July to September!

Find out more here: https://www.titchhill.com/middle-yard-market

Breathing Spaces In Transition

The directors and staff of TTW are absolutely delighted to welcome Breathing Spaces into the TTW “family”.

Those involved in the excellent and inspirational Breathing Spaces, have recently come to the decision to cease to be a Community Interest Company in their own right and will instead become a project under the umbrella of Transition Town Worthing CIC.

In 2022 Breathing Spaces, a TTW project,  will continue to offer volunteer sessions at the Maybridge Keystone Centre flower farm and woodland garden in Worthing, and also at Dankton Lane Barnyard, Sompting. They will still produce beautiful sustainably-grown cut-flowers and they will continue to develop the barnyard for wildlife including wild bees. The project will continue to welcome people with learning difficulties, mental health challenges, refugees, and women in recovery from trauma.

We all believe we will be stronger working together at a time of climate and ecological crisis when people will increasingly need to support their wellbeing through connection to nature at the same time as working to restore nature.

Claire and Lisa have been a key part of our organisation since the very beginning, so this feels like a very appropriate next step for us all. Breathing Spaces will continue to operate autonomously but, like Plastic Free Worthing and Cortis Ave Wildlife Garden, will also sit under the TTW umbrella – very soon.

More details to follow in the near future as this announcement is hot off the press – watch this space…

2040 Film Night At Worthing Dome

Join TTW or Transition Town Shoreham to see the inspirational documentary film ‘2040’ at the Dome Cinema in Worthing.

There are two screenings of the film:

Monday 13th September at 8.30pm. This is a *’private’ viewing tickets can only be reserved by emailing [email protected]
*everyone welcome! 41 tickets maximum so reserved on first come basis
Price: suggested donation £5

Monday 20th September at 6pm. Public viewing with TTW. Tickets can be purchased via the Worthing Dome website

2040 – Directed by Damon Gameau
93mins | rated (PG)
2040 is an innovative feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important NOW. Award-winning director Damon Gameau embarks on journey to explore what the future would look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them into the mainstream. Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Damon blends traditional documentary footage with dramatized sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board for his daughter and the planet.


Rampion Talk With Greening Steyning

Greening Steyning and the South East Climate Alliance (SECA) have organised an online event to give everyone the chance to hear the latest about plans to quadruple the output of the Rampion wind farm.

Join them via Zoom at 7.30pm on Tuesday 7th September for a talk by Chris Tomlinson, Development & Stakeholder Manager for Rampion 2. Chris will be outlining the latest plans for the new phase of the Rampion project and taking questions from the audience.

For more info and to book your ticket, please go to:

A public consultation on the new Rampion 2 plans has also just started and you can learn all about it here: https://rampion2.com

Plastic Free Worthing September Events

Plastic Free Worthing return with their monthly Beach Clean on Sunday 12th September. All welcome! Please meet by the pier pavilion (look out for their banner!) anytime between 10am – 12pm.

If you have your own equipment, please do bring with you (gloves/bags/pickers) but PFW will have some available too. For more info, see their Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/426986285426699/

Plastic Free Worthing are also proud to be able to present their very first Zero Waste Fair in Worthing on Sunday 26th September!
Join them for an event which showcases passionate local, sustainable and (single-use) plastic free businesses, making a difference to the environment here in Worthing and reject fast fashion by making he most of second hand in their Clothes Swap Shop! The fair will be held at the Worthing Boys Club, 11am – 4pm.

More details to come but keep up to date via the event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/343287750601555

Meet The Wild Bees With Breathing Spaces

Breathing Spaces is delighted to be celebrating National Bee Day on 21st August with the Bees and Seas team! Bees and Seas, a fab local project created by We are Food Pioneers, Friends of Brooklands, and Creative Waves, is hosting a series of FREE family fun activities, shows, talks and stalls at Brooklands Park from Friday 20th August through to Sunday 22nd August and we are leading a walk to Meet the Wild Bees.

Breathing Spaces and Sompting Estate host one of the Bees and Seas log hives at Dankton Lane Barnyard, Sompting, and our walk will be from Brooklands Park to the barnyard on Sat 21st August, leaving promptly at 1pm from near the Cycall project container at the north end of Brooklands Park and returning to the park by 4pm.

The theme of the weekend is building back better for bees: focusing on actions for restoring, supporting and enhancing the role of these pollinators. A colony of wild bees has already moved into the hive high up in a sycamore tree at the barnyard of its own accord. Come and see how the excellent design and siting of the hive (built by Bee Kind Hives) and the abundance of forage plants for bees and other pollinators should help the colony to thrive without intervention from us.

The walk is about 40 minutes each way, up through Sompting to the barnyard on Dankton Lane and returning via Sustainable Sussex at Test Road. Some of the walk is uphill and on uneven ground and the barnyard has minimal facilities – a camping loo, no running water (hand-sanitiser available), makeshift plank/log seats only, little weather cover. We will walk whatever the weather so walkers should dress appropriately. Please bring your own drinks and snacks.

Book your place by emailing [email protected] – numbers will be limited.

Celebrate National Bee Day with Bees & Seas

The Bees and Seas team are celebrating ‘National Bee day’ with a series of family fun events this summer. Please do come along and take part.

Bees and Seas is a local project born from a common passion to connect communities with nature, across the land and sea. Three community enterprises: We Are FoodPioneers CIC, Friends of Brooklands Park and Creative Waves CIC, have come together to create a community beekeeping project and educational training space in Brooklands Park.

The mission is to help engage the local community with conservation and pollinators through a series of collaborative activities, workshops and volunteering opportunities. Local volunteers have been working hard to transform this industrial site into a natural asset and the Worthing Honey Collective have been busy preparing our Honey Bees for onward delivery to their new home at the Brooklands Apiary.

None of this would have been possible without the vital funding, grants, sponsorships and donations received! We are very grateful to the South Downs National Park Trust, Postcode Local Trust, the Sussex Transport team, Rampion Fund Sussex Community Foundation, Worthing Community Chest and Worthing and Sompting Lions for their incredibly generous donations.

Come and celebrate National Bee Day on 21st August. The theme this year is building back better for bees: focusing on actions for restoring, supporting and enhancing the role of these pollinators. Bees and Seas are hosting a series of FREE family fun activities, shows, talks and stalls at Brooklands Park from Friday 20th August through to Sunday 22nd August.

TTW will have a stall at the event on the Saturday 21st Aug, so do come and say hello or even help man the stall if you’d like to!

Full programme of events available here: https://www.foodpioneers.org.uk/projects/bees-and-seas-event-2021/

Wildflower Trail Art Competition

The Wildflower Trail wants everyone to get creative when out and about looking at all the new wildflowers growing across Adur and Worthing.

The Wildflower Trail are launching the Wildflower Trail Art Competition – Wildflowers and Pollinators, with submissions open from the 1st July 2021, with prizes and exhibitions being organised for springtime 2022. There are four categories, all judged by local professional artists and a special Community Choice award. For more information, visit our website – www.thewildflowertrail.org or email [email protected].

Support the Bees&Seas Project

The Bees&Seas is a local project born from a common passion for ‘wildlife’ and ‘connecting communities’ with nature across land and sea. Friends of Brooklands Park, Creative Waves and We Are FoodPioneers have come together to combine expertise, skill and passion to create a community beekeeping project, pollination hub and educational training space in the heart of Brooklands Park, between Worthing and Lancing. The council recently awarded them a disused urban council yard that sits outside the local council’s Brooklands master plan. And they plan to transform it throughout 2021 into an ecological, natural asset for the local community.

To raise the much needed funds for the Bees&Seas project, We Are FoodPioneers have set up a Spacehive Crowdfunder and they really need your support for additional funding to bring the project alive, maintain the hives, develop the green space, and importantly run a series of workshops for local children and the community as a whole.

If you are in a position to do so, any small donation to the crowdfunder would be very much appreciated and will go directly into this great local community project.

For more info & to donate: https://www.spacehive.com/beesandseas & https://www.foodpioneers.org.uk/projects/bees-and-seas/



Horsham Climate Café Presentation Follow-up

In case you missed this great presentation on the Adur & Worthing Council’s climate assembly organised by the Horsham Climate Café back in March, they have recently published a blog and the recordings of the event itself. 

The presentation provides a valuable record of how Adur & Worthing Councils are working with their community to achieve zero emissions so well worth watching!

Please do read the blog, watch the presentation and the Q&A session video and share if you can.