Welcome to Cuckmere Valley Transition

Local solutions to global problems.


Who are we?

We are a group of local folk from The Cuckmere Valley in East Sussex, excited by the ideas and actions arising from Transition Initiatives world wide.


What do we do

Our aim is to find inspirational and accessible ways of increasing resilience amongst our community, in the face of Climate Change and Cheap Oil.


Much has been achieved

  • We have raised awareness in the valley by holding many film shows and open space activities to gather ideas.
  • We take part in the local festival with many “Transition” activities and much helpful information.
  • Many of us are in the process of retro-fitting our houses with energy saving materials


We have had clothes swap shops, planted trees, celebrated the changing seasons, with local food and cheer.

We distribute Positive News.

We helped the local school to design a beautiful cloth bag.

We have our own logo.

Community allotments are being re-planted and re-planned

A Transition library is being compiled with Books and DVD's on loan.

We hold CVT meetings every fourth Thursday of the month.


We need to do more, much more. Petrol prices continue to rise. The climate becomes increasingly erratic world wide. There is so much we can do. Together we can achieve so much. We need your ideas and input.


“Individually we are one drop...Together we become an ocean”_Ryunosuke Satoro


Click here to join the Cuckmere Chimes google group

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Main Transition Web sites: http://transitionnetwork.org/

Transition Voice: http://transitionvoice.com/

Transition Culture: http://transitionculture.org/

Dowsing Workshop

Dowsing Workshop - Led by Trevor Castleton


When? Wednesday 29th April

What time? 10.30am till 12.30pm

Where? Old Chapel Centre, Alfriston

What is the cost? £10.00 per person (payable on the day)


Following the very successful Cuckmere Valley Transition Skills Café on 21st March, there was a great demand to hear and learn more about dowsing from Trevor. His excellent talk was packed and we are now fulfilling the promise we made to run a short workshop.


Trevor is a very experienced dowser and an excellent tutor. The feedback from his short talk at the Skills Café was outstanding which is why we are asking him back so soon.


What does the workshop involve?


The workshop will cover a brief history of dowsing and it's many uses, followed by an interactive tutorial on learning to dowse and improving techniques. Bring your own dowsing tools or create a simple pendulum by tying a length of string to a finger ring.


If you wish to take part in this workshop you will need to book in advance, as places are limited. Please contact Susan Casbon to reserve your place:


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Phone: 01323 871 841


Refreshments will be available during the morning. Donations to cover costs are welcome.


We look forward to seeing you!


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