Plans for a 62-bed hotel and shops on the site of the former Magistrates Court

 A lot of you, perhaps most of you, will have caught sight of the article in recent Sussex Express ‘Hotel application must be resisted’. It highlights proposals for a 62-bed hotel and shops on the site of the former Magistrates’ Court in Lewes.  Premier Inn are the front runners and while little detail is given […]

How money works

This is a short, succinct two minute video that explains why we are in such a disastrous financial mess. No politician or mainstream media outlet  has yet had the courage to face the public and explain clearly what money is and how it is created as debt. All of us need to understand what is […]

Conference on Complementary Currency Systems

Article by Alexis Rowell, News Editor Transition Free Press I’ve just returned from the 2nd International Conference on Complementary Currency Systems in The Hague with my head buzzing. More than 200 people sharing ideas about alternative economics and local currencies. It was a blast. The five day Conference was organised by the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Qoin, the New […]

The Lewes Pound is on the up again

After a much celebrated launch back in 2008, and then a fall-off in interest and use, the Lewes Pound is on the rise again thanks to supporters who’ve signed up to receive regular monthly payouts of the local currency. Under the terms of the scheme, supporters pay monthly by direct debit and then pick up […]

Patrick presents a Lewes Pound to Green Party leader Natalie Bennett

Back in April Green Party leader Natalie Bennett spent the day in Lewes and visited a number of social and environmental projects. Her busy agenda included a meeting with Patrick Crawford, a director of the Lewes Pound CIC, at All Saints while enjoying the Oyster Project’s delicious Wednesday lunch. The Green Party’s policy is very much in favour of supporting and strengthening local economies, so Natalie was very interested in Patrick’s explanation to […]

A visitor shares his first impressions of Lewes and the Lewes Pound

I recently met up with Thomas  Kirchmayer, a visitor from ingolstadt in Germany at the Pleasant Cafe in Mount Pleasant Street(see photo above). He has visited east Sussex in the past but this was his first visit to Lewes. He sets out below some of his thoughts and impressions as a visitor, along with some useful suggestions about […]