Creating a shop-window for sustainability
As well as promoting the fantastic waterside café and food, we wanted to create a shop window for sustainability at the Sidings – a place to learn about the small steps we can take to help fix the planet.
We started this journey with the construction, but the site is where we want to make the most difference – learning how to get around town by walking, cycling, using the buses more, maybe even an electric scooter. Also, piloting a new last mile delivery service with electric cargo bikes so you can just walk to the shops.
We also want to promote the local environment – Newhaven has some fantastic nature reserves, sits within the South Downs National Park, and of course has the river Ouse, the coast, the white cliffs and the amazing long beach towards Seaford.
We are working with partners to animate this work on the site so watch this space, but meanwhile, The Sidings has lockers and bikes racks, so wheel on down and come and say hi.
The first phase of the site is the impressive waterside bistro, supported by the community courtyard, and community spaces ready to promote the river, cycling and walking. Later phases will include additional container space to support more social enterprises.
WHERE TO FIND US
Railway Approach, Newhaven, BN9 0DF, East Sussex