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


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

Transition Voice: http://transitionvoice.com/

Transition Culture: http://transitionculture.org/


  • Blessing for Earth-Healers Blessing for Earth-Healers
    Meditations - First wednesday of every month at 2pm at Jane's (Millegens) - with cake and tea afterwards   We met on the 7th November (10+ of us). This was the blessing for Earth Healers read out before...
    Bob Hodgson
    10 November 2012
  • New Books for Book List
    Here are the latest books obtained for the Little Library: The Song of the Earth by Maddy Harland & William Keepin - A synthesis of the scientific & spirtual worldviews. People & Permaculture by Looby...
    Super User
    04 September 2012
  • Poem Poem
    The Good Lord is not to blame For the rain and the wet If we care about the bear And the loss of the bees The floods and hurricanes The death of trees We would wake up and know That...
    Super User
    24 August 2012
  • Sustainable Growth Sustainable Growth
    Here is a very well writtten blog by Charles Eisenstein on the contradiction that is inherent in sustainable growth.   http://charleseisenstein.net/category/news/   ps...
    Bob Hodgson
    27 June 2012
  • Positive News June 2012 Positive News June 2012
    So many good articles in this month's issue. What I like is the free resouces on the web - eg the documentatry made by Postive Money called 97% which looks at the crazy money system that we have. http://www.positivemoney.org.uk/97percent-owned-documentary/   Also...
    Bob Hodgson
    02 June 2012
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