Recycling used coffee grounds project

From 26 September you can now pick up used coffee grounds for nothing from Costa coffee, on the Precinct in Lewes, thanks to LTP and Lewes Town Council. These can be used on compost heaps to improve the mix; as a liquid feed or as a barrier to stop slugs and snails getting to plants.

A small grant from Lewes Town Council has funded stickers used to seal the bags and to give information of how to use the grounds. 

Re-using coffee grounds not only helps reduce waste, it helps to make your garden grow too.

  • Add to compost piles to increase nitrogen balance – coffee grounds break down rapidly during composting
  • Dilute with water for a gentle, fast-acting liquid fertilizer.  Use approximately 250g of wet grounds in a 20 litre bucket of water and let sit outdoors to achieve ambient temperature.
  • Mix into soil for houseplants or new vegetable beds
  • Encircle the base of plants with a coffee ground and eggshell barrier to repel pests.



What now for the health service in Lewes?

Monday 10th October 2011 at 7.00 for 7.30pm Lewes Town Hall, Fisher Street, Lewes is the date of the next members meeting. Entitled Changes to the Health and Social Care Agenda and how they may affect Lewes and your group.

There have been  seismic changes to the health scene and more is promised in the Health and Social Care Bill going through Parliament.  It is more important than ever that our partner organisations and their members are brought up to date with where we are and what lies ahead for Lewes. There is a panel of speakers to explain what is planned for GP commissioning; what might be the impact on community services like the Victoria Hospital; and what exactly is a Health & Wellbeing Board?

All welcome, also there is a chance to share with others what your own group is doing—display space and tables will be available for leaflets. Email: to book a place. Please state if you have access needs or would like display space

This will be followed by the Lewes Town Partnership AGM at 9.00pm

Last year’s Lewes Town Partnership members meeting  was held to tie in with the start of the ESCC parking review. See notes on the previous meetings page of this site.