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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

Lewes Pound Open Meeting

7.30pm Wednesday 20th August, Rights of Man Pub Please come and join with us to talk about the Lewes Pound and how it can fit in with other ways of keeping money local and working for ordinary people. On this occasion we want to talk about making links with the East Sussex Credit Union and thence Read More


7.30pm Wednesday 9th July, Rights of Man Pub Please come and join with us to talk about the Lewes Pound and how it can contribute to the transition to a localised and low carbon future. We want to move on and talk about the potential for an electronic currency of some kind and how we can Read More

And the winner of the Battle of Lewes Design is….

Millie Long! For the new LP1 we ran a school design competition asking for something that reflected the Battle of Lewes. We received a number of wonderful designs and in the end had to go for the one that best fitted into the overall layout of the note. The winner is Millie Long from Lewes Read More

Lewes Pound New Issue

The new issue of the Lewes Pound will launch officially on 3rd May It will be available at our regular stall in the farmers’ market and at a special stall in the LDC tent at the Chalk Life Festival up on Landport Bottom, as well as at the Southover Fayre at the Priory on 10th Read More

Lewes Twenty-one Pound note

The LP21 is the least changed from our previous issue. It still features bonfire, which, after all, for many people personifies what is really special about our community. To help identify the new note we have added the words “Lest we forget”. We think that makes an even stronger image, readily identifiable as being part Read More