The Railway Land Wildlife Trust was established in 1988 in response to plans to create a formal park in old railway sidings on the edge of Lewes. Over the intervening years, many projects, often involving local schools, have been developed. In 2010, a purpose built environmental change study centre, called the Linklater Pavilion, was built by the Trust so that it could widen and develop its role in close collaboration with Lewes District Council which owns the Railway Land Local Nature Reserve.
Railway Land Live! is a joint venture with the South East Learning Associates which takes the Railway Land Project to another level in which schools and visitors will be encouraged to view the site as ‘a place to think with’….from notions of wildlife biodiversity and its survival to the oxygen produced by the trees on site… all within the context of environmental change and sea level rise.
Green spaces, school grounds and gardens play such an important role in many of our lives but if we simply take them for granted there is a real danger that they could be lost and with them the ability to think beyond ourselves as well as out of the box. That’s what Railway Land Live! is about and we hope you enjoy making your own connections and conclusions regarding how we think about such places as well as our joint futures.