A local currency of Lewes, East Sussex, United Kingdom. Only local businesses accept these pounds, which are part of its initiative to invite consumers to shop locally. It is also intended to help lower carbon emissions by downsizing the number of goods to be transported long distances in the county town for commercial purposes. Consumers can get the pounds at selected issuing points and spend it in any local merchant that accepts the pounds. Lewes pounds, aimed to function alongside pound sterling, are paper bills with denominations 1, 5, 10, and 21. One Lewes pound is equal to one pound sterling, with a 5% transaction fee, that is 5 pence, associated with acquiring it.