Lewes Pound tests New Smartphone Payments and Rewards Scheme

The Lewes Pound initiative tests a new smartphone payment and rewards scheme with the East Sussex Credit Union, powered by Droplet. Claim your free £5 reward:  Download Droplet, find your favourite local business. Voucher code LP5. iTunes Review: Droplet Rewards or Google Play: Droplet Rewards Come and find out more at the Lewes Expo, 17 […]

SMART PHONE PAYMENT PILOT STARTING WITH SEVERAL LEWES BUSINESSES IN FEBRUARY 2016

A. This serves as one of the important stepping stones to learn about and prove the provisional survey insights and will help us to achieve a grounded and confident design and investment case for an Electronic Lewes Pound with a potential launch in 2017 (when the main underlying new ESCU banking platform is expected to […]

NEXT STEPS FOR THE LEWES POUND

1. We will continue to work closely with great local community organisations: The East Sussex Credit Union as they develop their engagement with local businesses, implement the upgrade to their financial systems and continue with their social and charitable objectives. The Rooks and their support of Lewes and local businesses. Lewes District Council and their […]

FEASIBILITY STUDY—SURVEY RESULTS SO FAR

1. Significant appeal for the Lewes Pound among residents, business owners, and visitors who responded: Between 69% and 75% agreed (slightly or strongly) the Lewes Pound is a good idea to support local businesses and other community causes. Respondents identified a clear set of challenges that the Lewes Pound is keen to address. 2. Using […]

THE LEWES POUND 2015 INTO 2016

2015 saw steady circulation of the notes in the local economy and a continuing high level of support for the concept of a local currency. It was also an important year for the Lewes Pound with exciting developments as we kicked off a feasibility study into how an Electronic Pound can strengthen support of independent […]

PICK UP YOUR LEWES POUNDS – MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION

A monthly subscription is an easy way to collect your Lewes Pounds. Once you have set up your standing order your money will be waiting for you at the issuing point of your choice, to spend as you wish—locally. More than a reminder, this simple process helps you manage your shopping, supporting Lewes and our […]

Town Hall Reception Celebrates Lewes Pound Success

On 30th November 2015 the Mayor of Lewes, Susan Murray, held a reception at the town hall to celebrate the success of the Lewes Pound so far and to update stakeholders on progress with a feasibility study into an electronic version of the Lewes Pound. Present were directors of the Lewes Pound CIC (including of […]

Initial Findings of the Electronic Lewes Pound Survey

What Residents, Businesses and Visitors Had to Say: 1. We found significant appeal for the Lewes Pound, surveying a total of 110 residents, business owners, and visitors. a. Between 69% and 75% agreed (slightly or strongly) the Lewes Pound is a good idea to support local businesses and other community causes. b. Respondents identified a […]

Electronic Lewes Pound – Survey of Residents/Shoppers

Have your say, please help shape the design and roll-out of a POTENTIAL ELECTRONIC LEWES POUND PLATFORM—for the benefit of all of us in and around Lewes. This specific survey is aimed at people who live in Lewes or Lewes District and do some or most of their shopping in Lewes. Click here to fill […]

An Electronic version of the Lewes Pound?

Launched in 2008 the Lewes Pound supports local independent businesses, encourages local producers and attracts visitors to Lewes from all over the world. Its striking series of paper notes and their iconic designs have contributed greatly to Lewes’s sense of identity and community. Over 100 businesses accept Lewes Pounds and over LP 1,000 are spent […]