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

theDementia 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...

Lewes finishes SIXTH in UK-wide Survey on High Streets

Estate Agency, Hamptons International, carried out a survey of the high streets of the UK’s towns and, after all the relevant factors had been looked into, Lewes came sixth.   When it is so easy to shop online (most people can do it from their smartphone, without even...

NSQ given full support from newly formed Council cabinet

Cabinet councillors at Lewes District Council have endorsed the latest steps and progress to deliver the landmark North Street Quarter regeneration scheme. Councillor Jim Lord, Cabinet Member for Strategic Development, said: “Having been briefed by senior officers...

Street trading guidance for Lewes district

Lewes District Council (LDC) are seeking the views of traders, residents and other stakeholders over their updated guidance for street trading in the district. The draft guidance sets out how applications for street trading consents should be made, how they will be...

BEST4BIZ Conference 2019

17th May 2019 Best4Biz is the leading business conference in East Sussex with over 250 business guests and respected speakers from around the UK supported by East Sussex County Council and hosted by the BBC’s Danny Pike. Held at the stunning East Sussex National...

Welcoming our new secretary

Following our appeal, we welcome Ashley Price as our new Secretary. Long time members will remember Ashley was Joint Secretary (with his wife) previously, so understood what would be required in the role. Ashley’s day job is as a Virtual PA, providing a wide...

Celebrating Business in Lewes

An evening celebrating business in Lewes took place on Monday 28th January, at Lewes Town Hall, kindly hosted by the Mayor of Lewes, Cllr Janet Baah.  The evening included the trophy presentation for the inaugural Best Dressed Christmas Window and the presentation of...