Peacehaven Town Council’s interactive zero carbon event
On Saturday 9th April, residents, businesses, visitors and the local community of Peacehaven will have the opportunity to learn about how they can help to move their town towards being zero carbon, at an interactive event hosted by Peacehaven Town Council at Community House and Centenary Park.
Starting at 10 a.m. the event, which is being sponsored by Rampion Offshore Wind, will be opened by Cllr Christine Brett, Chair of Lewes District Council and the Student President at Peacehaven Community School.
The Big Lemon Bus Community’s free electric bus service
The Big Lemon Bus Company is supporting the event by running a free electric bus service starting at 9:30 a.m. and continuing all day throughout Peacehaven and Telscombe, helping to get people to and from the venue by using its free, sustainable form of transport.
The Big Lemon Bus Company’s core values are community, sustainability and innovation, and its mission is to enable everyone to get around their community in an affordable, enjoyable and environmentally-sustainable way.
Originally, all The Big Lemon buses ran on recycled waste cooking oil from local restaurants, with the company launching the UK’s first solar-powered electric bus in 2017. It is now converting its entire bus fleet to electric with the electricity to power the buses being provided by solar panels on the roof of the bus depot.
Towards Zero Carbon Peacehaven event marketplace stalls and exhibitors
Towards Zero Carbon event has a wide and varied marketplace which will be home to a number of stalls and exhibitors.
Among the exhibitors is Dr Bike, who in partnership with Cycle Seahaven, will be doing free bike checks from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Peacehaven Cycle Hub in The Big Park.
Other exhibitors include Sustrans, the charity which works towards making it easier for people to walk and cycle to enjoy the fantastic walking and cycling routes across the UK and The Enterprise Car Club who will be bringing along one of their self-charging hybrid cars.
Another exhibitor is Cycling without Age, a non-profit global initiative run by volunteers who bring generations closer by using special trishaws (three-wheel cycles with a front passenger cab). For example, they take care home residents out on trishaw cycle rides which helps to build bridges between generations.
Freegle will also be at the event and able to take any unwanted items off your hands. They reuse items as someone may still find what you no longer need, useful – which is a better option than increasing landfill.
Any small, unwanted items Freegle receive will be displayed on its stall and given away on the day to anyone who needs or wants them. Any leftovers will be given away via Freegle at a later date. If you have bits and pieces you no longer need, bring them along to the Freegle stall – just don’t bring large items such as furniture or white goods.
Peacehaven Community School will be showing its new film on Sustainable Fashion with screenings taking place throughout the day and Seahaven FM will be broadcasting from the event all day, entertaining attendees with music, interviews and announcements.
Cllr David Seabrook who has put the event together said: “Towards Zero Carbon Peacehaven will be a fun, interactive day full of activities and demonstrations all taking place alongside the marketplace stalls and interesting information on how we can all do our bit – no matter how small – towards moving Peacehaven to Zero Carbon.
“We hope that Towards Zero Carbon Peacehaven will inspire all attendees to make the small, easy and economical every day changes that will, over time, will make a difference”