Mayor of Lewes Dr Graham Mayhew did the rounds at the recent community event where he found out about a range of different agencies in the town.
He spent over an hour chatting to people about their valuable work in helping build a rich and supportive community. A steady stream of members of the public called in to chat to people and pick up leaflets. Free cake (courtesy of Tesco’s) and refreshments were available .
Over a dozen local projects were represented including… Community Transport Lewes Area, Lewes Area Access Group, ESCC Locality Link Worker, Wave Leisure with a range of community based sporting and healthy living initiatives; Recovery Partners peer support for people experiencing mental health problems; Now! charity; Nevill Juvenile Bonfire Society; Tenants of Lewes District Council; East Sussex Winter Home Check Service (with advice and goodies to give away); Local Food Banks; East Sussex Credit Union and Lewes for a Living Wage.
A range of volunteering opportunities were on display for those looking for ideas of how to offer their time and Lee Shepherd from the East Sussex Volunteer Centre was on hand to talk with people as they passed by.
The Lewes Town Partnership is grateful to the House of Friendship committee who helped out on the day and made their light and cheerful premises available for the event.
Also to the volunteers of the Lewes News who helped to collate, stuff and deliver the colourful flyers about the event to all the households in the town in time for the weekend.
For a pdf version with photos please see this Write up after the event