Celebrating 10 years of OVESCO and Transition Town Lewes

Transition Town Lewes & OVESCO

The Lewes Pound is proud to celebrate the 10th anniversaries of both Transition Town Lewes (TTL) and OVESCO with uniquely designed LP1 and LP5 Lewes Pound notes. The notes are fully backed by sterling and accepted in over 100 local businesses. They are being printed to the usual high design standard and are a welcome […]

The Lewes Pound in Numbers

100+ Number of local Lewes businesses accepting Lewes Pounds 6 Issuing points where you can buy Lewes Pounds – Lewes Town Hall, Cheese Please, Harveys Brewery Shop, Laportes, Mr Richards Butchers and Lewes Farmers Market (1st Saturday) LP 10,000 The number of Lewes Pounds currently in circulation LP 1,000+ The amount of Lewes Pounds on monthly […]

Lewes Pound Subscription Special Offer

To encourage greater use of the Lewes Pound to support the local economy we are offering an extra free Lewes Pound for EVERY £20 monthly payment (ie an extra LP5 for £100) It is an easy Three Step Process: 1. Contact your bank and set up a monthly payment to the Lewes Pound CIC, Co-operative Bank; Sort code 08-92-99; […]

Honouring Colin Tingle

The Lewes Pound is very sorry to note the death on 18th May of Colin Tingle, one of our directors and a huge enthusiast for local currencies and their connection with the local environment. He saw local currencies as a potentially revolutionary economic force and was always buzzing with ideas about how to make the Lewes Pound […]

Two new notes launched to celebrate the opening of Depot cinema

Depot cinema

A new special issue of the Lewes Pound will be appearing shortly. This time it will be celebrating the opening of the new Depot cinema in Lewes with unique LP1 and LP5 notes. The notes as ever will be fully backed by sterling and exchangeable upon request. They are being printed to the usual high […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]