Car Free leaflet is published


The new leaflet has colour-themed Days Out, details of walks and public transport and ideas for cycle rides too.

Lewes Town Partnership has just published a new leaflet in partnership with Lewes Tourist Office, with 75% funding from South Downs National Park. It aims to promote car-free visits from Lewes into the national park – for visitors and for residents – and to enhance the public understanding of the landscapes and heritage of the South Downs. That way it should encourage more visits to Lewes, to help the local economy, and to increase participation in walking and cycling.

Car-Free Days Out from Lewes is exactly what it says – ideas for visits by public transport and on foot to the countryside and sights near Lewes.

One day out is Lewes to Alfriston, which can be divided into several segments, returning or travelling out by public transport – walking over Mount Caburn to Glynde, using the rail link from there to Lewes, walking on to Firle, Charleston, Berwick Church and Alfriston – all of which are served by Compass Bus 125. Plenty of great stops to see historic sights and beautiful scenery, with a good smattering of pubs too.

The print run is 10,000 and the leaflets are available free of charge from Lewes Tourist Information Centre and will be distributed elsewhere.

If your business would like to stock some, please call in at Lewes Tourist Information Centre and they can give you however many you require.

The leaflet is packed with information, including dedicated cycle paths and some ideas for cycle rides from Lewes.

Click on  Car Free Days Out From Lewes, WEB Map, to download the pdf version of the leaflet.

Social media: don’t get left behind!

Lewes Town Partnership is running a special workshop on 9 March for member organisations on how to get started in social media.

If the finer points of twitter and Facebook are a mystery to you, don’t get behind, but find out from the expert. Professional social media trainer Mina O’Brien has put together a three-hour programme designed for small businesses / community organisations with little or no knowledge on how to use social media for marketing.

Lewes Town Partnership is  subsidising this for the benefit of its members. The cost is only a nominal £5 (typically this sort of workshop would cost £30-£40, so it’s a great bargain).

It will be held at the Westgate Centre (Hibbert Room), High Street (two doors along from the Brewers Arms and diagonally opposite St Michael’s Church), Lewes, 2-5pm, Wednesday 9 March.

Booking essential, by midday, Wednesday 2 March.  Continue reading