The Magic Question

“How do you ask people if they’re in an abusive relationship?” In my role as the Director of The Rita Project and as a person with lived experience of domestic abuse, I’m frequently asked for that one magic question. There are so many people I’ve met throughout my...

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...