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 […]

Follow up to workshop – Lewes Pound monthly meeting

7.30pm Wednesday 15th October, Rights of Man Pub, Lewes Following our very enjoyable workshop facilitated by NEF we now need to draw out the lessons from the event and look at how we can carry some of the ideas and enthusiasm forward. Funding for future projects is clearly important as is the need to engage […]

Old for New!! Old for New!!”

Do you still have copies of the previous issue of the Lewes Pound in your purse or wallet? They might be the special issue celebrating the Mumford and Sons event or they might be our beautiful LP1 notes featuring designs based on Harvey’s Brewery or Keere Street by young people. Or maybe you even have […]

The Lewes Pound – The way forward

The New Economics Foundation is hosting a workshop: THE LEWES POUND – THE WAY FORWARD On Monday 6th October 2014, 5.30pm for 6pm start, finishing 8.30pm. At The Linklater Pavilion Food and drinks provided The New Economics Foundation and Community Currencies in Action are hosting a workshop to ensure that the purpose of the Lewes Pound […]

The Lewes Pound becomes part of the Union

Local currency provider opens first business account at East Sussex Credit Union East Sussex Credit Union, the county’s leading ‘not for profit’ savings and loans co-operative has confirmed that The Lewes Pound has become its first business member. The news comes hot on the heels of the credit union’s recent announcement that it would be […]

Community currencies are in action across Europe

The practice of community currencies is at a crucial point in its global history – never before have there been so many initiatives, models, theories and widespread hopes in the field as today. People are turning to currencies as solutions for social, economic and environmental challenges in their communities – whether communities of traders, local […]