COP with the Climate Hub at Depot 1st-12th November

The Lewes Pound will be joining Lewes Climate Hub at Depot Cinema in Lewes for 11 days of exhibitions, talks and workshops as part of the Depot Climate Action! Festival. As world leaders gather in… Read More


  It’s been a long wait, but finally the Lewes Pound is able to give out all the Lewes Pounds that accumulated from Donate-A-Drink before the pandemic lockdowns. They will be going out to people… Read More


  Patina and its annual Moving On Parade celebrating young people moving from primary to secondary education in the Lewes area is one of the most special community events in Lewes. It featured on one… Read More

Lewes Pound 2020 issue launches 25th September

The Lewes Pound is pleased to announce that the new 2020 issue of our currency will launch on 25th September. Normally this would be a time for new beginnings, but this year it all seems… Read More

The Lewes Pound – more than just money

During the Covid crisis it hasn’t really been possible to spend Lewes Pounds, either because businesses that accept them have been closed or because businesses have preferred contactless payments, rather than paper, to reduce the… Read More


We at the Lewes Pound believe in acting local and thinking global, to use the cliched but useful saying. We therefore decided to measure what we are doing against the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Below… Read More

Support our local ecosystems by playing a new lottery

The Lewes Pound is pleased to support the South Downs Lottery as another way of protecting and promoting our local environment. It has been launched by South Downs National Park Trust as a fun way… Read More

Design plans for the Lewes Pound in 2020

The Lewes Pound will be starting work on the new issue due in 2020 once the holiday season is out of the way. We have already started to talk about possible designs. We are keen,… Read More

There’s still time to donate a drink

The Lewes Pound Donate a drink image

A big thank you to all of you who have donated a Drink at the Depot to help support local food bank users. You might have noticed some extra publicity recently and this certainly seems… Read More

New issuing points and businesses


The Lewes Pound has some new issuing points, making it even easier to exchange sterling for Lewes Pounds and vice versa or to pick up your subscription envelope. And new businesses in town are agreeing… Read More