Should Lewes do more for visitors?

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How does Lewes town welcome its visitors?

That’s the question which will be posed at a meeting held by Lewes Town Partnership at the Council Chamber, Lewes Town Hall from 7.45pm on Monday, October 19. Everyone is welcome and the session follows on from the Partnership AGM that begins at 7pm.

Jackie Blackwell from Lewes District Council will explain the tourism strategy and the meeting will hear why visitors are important to the town of Lewes in so many ways.

This will be followed by a group discussion with the opportunity to look at all sorts of aspects of Lewes that might appeal to visitors, and what could or should be done to make them even more appealing. Plus there might be other elements of the town which have been previously overlooked.

Tim Locke from Lewes Town Partnership said: “Visitors to Lewes provide a crucial mainstay of the local economy, and the question of how well the town welcomes them impacts on a wide range of issues - accommodation, information, retailing, sports and leisure facilities and transport.

“How do visitors get around the town? Could our signposting and information be better? And what about the thorny old question of parking? What ais the extent of the need for venues for the arts or places that offers facilities for sports? Does Lewes make the most of its wonderful collection of heritage attractions; its wide range of cafés and restaurants?”

“More than 80 organisations, concerned with a wide range of interests and concerns in Lewes, are members of the Lewes Town Partnership, which exists to work together in partnership with its membership.”

Tim explained that this is not just a talking shop - the Partnership will take forward some of the ideas brought up at this meeting to the Neighbourhood Plan.

For more information contact Tim Locke from the Lewes Town Partnership on: lewestownpartnership@mail.com.

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