The Lewes Pound in Numbers

100+Number of local Lewes businesses accepting Lewes Pounds
6Issuing 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 10,000The number of Lewes Pounds currently in circulation
LP 1,000+The amount of Lewes Pounds on monthly subscription.  You can set up a standing order here:
LP 21The highest denomination of Lewes Pounds because 5% of the amount we issue is donated to Lewes causes – or 20 guineas for the racing minded.  The other denominations are LP10, LP5 and LP1
£6,500The amount donated to Lewes causes from the Lewes Pounds bought as mementos
1789Date of the first Lewes Pound and the start of the French Revolution
2008Launch of the current series of Lewes Pounds, 9 years ago
4Soon to be 5, the number of collectors packs for sale.  A new Celebrating Lewes pack will be available soon
8The number of Lewes Pound notes being presented at the International Bank Note Fair in Amsterdam in March 2017
7Number of UK towns with local currencies: Bristol, Brixton, Exeter, Kingston, Liverpool, Totnes and of course Lewes
62The number of different reasons given for using Lewes Pounds – from ‘It’s unexpected’; ‘supports Lewes’; ‘it’s fun’; ‘celebrates Lewes’; ‘attracts visitors’; ‘less food miles’; ‘provides the seeds of an alternative to the international financial system’; – ‘makes you think’ amongst others

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