Phoenix March attracts 1,000! (We counted them! Twice!)

WOW! The Phoenix March through Lewes on Saturday, led by Mayor Susan Murray Attendance ranged from 850 to over 1,000 as people of all ages and walks of life protested the threat to Lewes’ independent businesses, community and unique character if the Santon/LDC plans get the go-ahead from the South Downs National Park Authority this Thursday.…

Phoenix March, SDNPA Decision and LPR in the News

Saturday 5th December – Phoenix March 10am Join businesses, artists, makers and users of the Phoenix Estate to protest the destruction of employment, enterprise and community if the Santon/LDC plan goes ahead. Bring a banner and dress in the colours of the Phoenix. Meet at Phoenix Place at 10am. Download the poster here 10 December…

Santon fall short again

Santon/LDC’s latest plans for the provision of employment space at North Street continue to fall far short of the needs of the town. Click here for survey of businesses currently on the Phoenix Lewes Phoenix Rising’s plans provide nearly 7,000 sqm of basic, adaptable workspace within the modestly refurbished buildings of the historic Phoenix Ironworks.…

Santon in Viva Lewes

Letter to Sussex Express. I am perplexed by the comment made by Clive Wilding of Santon, the developer of North St, in his and Rob Blackman’s (Leader of LDC) interview in Viva Lewes this month. Regarding the displacement of the 50 businesses, dozens of self-employed and social and creative enterprises currently on site, in favour of…

‘Well done and listen to this!’

Loads of comments have gone to the SDNPA re. the Santon/LDC planning app – they will appear on their website in due course.

If you didn’t have time, don’t worry – do it now! They will continue to accept comments until a decision is made (most probably the Autumn) even though the formal consultation period has now ended.

Meanwhile, enjoy this! From our very own Arthur Brown – ‘Lewes Developer Blues’ – Press Details to hear

You can buy the CD with the additional song ‘Phoenix Rising’ at LaPortes and Si’s Sounds for £5. All proceeds to support our campaign for affordable homes and workspace on the Phoenix!

Industry will be driven to wall if Lewes’s Phoenix Estate is relocated

Great letter in the Sussex Express, now online, written by Matt Kent, prospective independent candidate for Lewes http://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/news/letters/industry-will-be-driven-to-wall-if-lewes-s-phoenix-estate-is-relocated-1-6710508   After reading Clive Hobden’s letter (Sussex Express, April 17th 2015), I was left wondering whether he had been down to North Street, Lewes, recently to see all the great industry, creativity and jobs that he quite…

Phoenix Estate Lewes Creative Community

Fantastic new website from the makers and artists on the Phoenix estate. http://www.phoenixartscollective.co.uk/ Over the last eight years, a grassroots artistic community has sprung up on a 15-acre Industrial Estate, due to much hard graft, luck and passion. The businesses here are incredibly diverse, representing virtually every discipline of arts and crafts, at the highest…

Auction Night at Pelham House Friday 29 May, Pelham House Hotel

  Auction Night at Pelham House Friday 29 May, Pelham House Hotel, 6.30pm until late Be part of the fundraising event of the year in aid of Lewes Phoenix Rising’s work to safeguard our town’s vibrant community, and creative and manufacturing industries, by creating genuinely affordable places to work and live within the North Street…

“….they can move to Newhaven.”

“…they can move to Newhaven” This is the response we at Lewes Phoenix Rising have heard on a number of occasions from some Lewes District Council (LDC) officers and members, in response to our concerns regarding the lack of suitable or affordable space for small businesses and social enterprises if their development plans for the…