The Lewes Pound is more than just money. It celebrates Lewes and the diversity and richness of its independent traders, producers and suppliers, encouraging visitors to come to Lewes and us all to shop locally.
Based on a simple principle: most money spent locally stays local. Most money spent in chain stores leaves the town leaving the local community poorer.
The Lewes Pound is a creative and practical way that celebrates Lewes: from Bonfire to the new Tingle’s Way, that connects Lewes with the South Downs Way; from the inclusiveness of The Rooks’ Equality FC and Patina; but that also supports local food banks through the Donate-a-Drink scheme at the Depot; and underscores our commitment to tackle the climate emergency.