Mayor’s Covid Hero Award

Nominations for the Mayor’s Covid Hero Award are now open!   Cllr John Lamb; Mayor Of Lewes 2019-21 has announced:  “I would like to recognise and celebrate outstanding individuals in Lewes who have gone the extra mile during the Coronavirus outbreak by...

Selected Free Parking in December 2020

Lewes Chamber of Commerce is pleased to report that on the 5th, 12th & 19th December 14 of the Town’s Pay & Display car parks will be free to park in.   Lewes District Council (LDC) have agreed to offer day-time free parking to pre-Christmas shoppers in a...

AGM Report 2020

On 30 September we held our Annual General Meeting, which had a total of thirteen participants.   The Minutes from 2018 (no AGM in 2019) were agreed The Accounts for 2018-19 and 2019-20 were agreed.   OFFICERS 2020: PRESIDENT: Clare Crouch VICE PRESIDENT:...

Small Business Grant Fund Portal

There was a delay to the launch of Lewes District Council’s grant funding portal this morning as a number of technical issues arose. We have been informed that the portal is now live and accessible at the following address:...

CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19)

While there has only been 40 confirmed cases, but also, sadly, one death in the UK from Covid-19, three of those infected are from West Sussex or Surrey.  Back as early as 12th February, the BBC were reporting that five (of the then eight) cases in the UK were linked...

Increase in On-Street Parking Charges

Lewes Chamber of Commerce is very disappointed that East Sussex County Council has decided to alienate businesses, shoppers, and tourists to the town, by significantly increasing charges for on-street parking. Lewes businesses, especially small and independent...

Local businesses engaging with schools

Depot Cinema, Kitchen & Bar and Priory School, Lewes, are keen to encourage more local businesses to engage with schools and to find creative ways of supporting the young people in our community with their career choices and paths. It doesn’t have to be time...