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…

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…

m0xy – an Industrial Arts Incubator housed in a former metal works..sound familiar?

m0xy, A New Industrial Arts Incubator in Oakland, California m0xy is housed in the former Eandi Metal Works in JABC [Jingletown Arts & Business Community] near to the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland, CA. Established in 1928, Eandi Metal works was a national manufacturer of architectural and ornamental steel. Owned and operated by the family for…