The Society has been a major participant in many past causes, some crucial to the whole of Lewes and others on a more modest and localised scale.

  • The Traffic

    Historically, the two most important traffic issues that have ever affected Lewes and that illustrate our past success were the halting of the County Council’s disastrous Inner Relief Road Plan, which would have split the town in half; and our championing of the Southern Bypass and the building of the Cuilfail Tunnel. Currently, the issues of traffic speed, air pollution and parking are on our agenda.

  • The Built Environment

    We have listed just some of the appealing features of present-day Lewes resulting from our campaigns, and restorations over the last fifty years.


Grange Gardens gate after restoration by the Friends of Lewes