Lewes has recently adopted the first Neighbourhood Plan in the country to include ecosystem services as part of the Plan. We benefit from many natural systems in Lewes, and Tingle’s Way brings together various themes that show the interconnections between us in the complex web of life that sustains us. Local groups who care about each of these aspects have contributed to Tingle’s Way, and we welcome more involvement! Please get in touch if you would like to be part of this.


With many thanks to the following for their expertise and contributions:

Themes, Louise Holloway
Tingle’s Way

Biodiversity, Michael Blencowe
Sussex Wildlife Trust,

Water, Matt Turley
Sussex Flow Initiative,

Water, Hew Prendergast

Trees, David Saunders and Audrey Jarvis
Friends of Lewes Tree Committee, Lewes Urban Arboretum

Pollination, Joanna Carter
Wildflower Lewes,

Local economy, Patrick Crawford
Lewes Pound,

Design by Lynda Durrant

Links and information:

Baxter’s Field

Lewes Community Allotment

Lewes Friday Food Market

Lewes Railway Land

Sussex Wildlife Trust
A Vision for Nature and Wellbeing in Sussex

The Brighton and Lewes Downs UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

The Millennium Ecosystem Assesment

The South Downs National Park
Ecosystem Services Background Paper.pdf

Transition Town Lewes