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...

What changes can a business make to be dementia-friendly?

Dementia is not just about memory but has a sensory dimension too which can mean changes in vision, making it difficult when navigating surfaces like roads and pavements, going up and down stairs or coping with noise.   Imagine a community where people with...

Living Wage Week 2019

11 November 2019 The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate that is voluntarily paid by nearly 6,000 UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work. Employers pay the real Living Wage which is higher than the...

Proposed Increases in Parking Charges

Our Members have told us the current parking charges are already detrimental to the footfall levels in the Town and Lewes Chamber of Commerce is very concerned that these proposed increases will mean it only gets worse. Parking charges impact on how long visitors...