Fri June 18 at 7pm in St Martin's Church Hall (Wagner Hall) on Lewes Road.
Help stop a development which will kill community spirit and urban greenbelt. Communities Before Corporations.
Lewes Road Community Garden mural
Since May 2009, when guerilla gardeners took over a derelict Esso garage, the Lewes Road Community Garden has provided a much loved meeting space and green haven along the busy, traffic-clogged Lewes Road. It has been enjoyed by thousands of people, providing a venue for community events and bringing together local residents many of whom don’t have gardens themselves. There is a food waste compost scheme, vegetable growing and Fairlight school-kids have their own 'pot up a plant' project.
The Garden now faces eviction to make way for a Tesco, a betting shop and seven flats. This development will be detrimental to this already densely populated area, threatening local shops and adding to the already serious congestion and air pollution problems in the area.
The area is better served by sustaining the garden, long term. We have set up a fund to buy the land and are planning to continue to run events in the Garden to oppose its closure:
· Sunday eco-markets (1-5pm)
· Acoustic music events
· Coffee mornings
· Yoga sessions
· Sunday gardening work-days.
· Gardens before Supermarkets!
· People before Profits!