Sharing resources across our membership: ShareFair to be launched

The Lewes Town Partnership is looking into making it easier for our members  to share resources they have – such as storage, equipment, expertise/training and meeting spaces –  by lending or hiring them out to others.

At the Societies Fair on Saturday 4 July we’ll be manning a stall asking members to sign up and tell us what they can offer others, with the idea of creating a master list we’re calling ‘ShareFair’, showing what’s available around town and who to contact. So for example if your organisation has a data projector  or a paper cutter you are happy to hire or lend out, or an outbuilding with storage space or a hall or office  that could be used to host meetings – these are all items for the ShareFair list.

If you have any items you’d like to put on the list, please email the LPT Development Worker, Tim Locke, at, indicating if the item is for hire or free loan, and giving a contact email or phone number.

Lewes to Ringmer cycle route complete

cycle path2The long-awaited cycle path has been completed between Lewes and Ringmer, and is today open for the first time.

It’s likely to be very warmly welcomed by cyclists, who have been campaigning for decades for the route to be cyclist-friendly.

The first stage from Ringmer was constructed a few years ago, but this winter the remaining mile and a half at the Lewes end has been finished. Cyclists are screened from the road by a hedge, and at last riders can make the 3-mile journey between the two settlements without the worry of traffic along the hazardous B2192.   Now there’s a link at the Lewes end via Mill Road (thus avoiding Earwig Corner).

This will be a great benefit to commuters, schoolchildren and leisure cyclists, as well as helping to ease congestion on the road itself.

The contractors will put finishing touches to the landscaping over the following weeks.

A free map of on-road and off-road cycle routes in Lewes town and district, created by Cycle Lewes, is available in Lewes Tourist Information Centre.