The Brixton Pound (B£) is designed to support Brixton businesses and encourage local trade and production. It’s a complementary currency, working alongside (not replacing) pounds sterling, for use by independent local shops and traders, with a view to maintaining the diversity of the local high street.
The B£ is the UK’s first local currency in an urban area and the fourth transition town to have its own currency, following the Totnes Pound in Devon, Lewes Pound in Sussex and Stroud Pound in Gloucestershire. Supported by Lambeth Council, the B£ is now accepted by over 40 local shops in the Brixton area.
On Wednesday 25 April 2012, Simon Woolf from the B£ will be running a special seminar at the LGiU to share the B£ story: how it works, the opportunities and challenges, the benefits to the high street and how other councils can adopt a similar approach.
The Brixton Pound: How to build a local currency– guest speaker Simon Woolf, Director, B£
13.00 – 14.30, Wednesday 25 April, 2012
LGiU, 22 Upper Woburn Place, London, WC1H 0TB
We would like to open the event up to council officers and elected members. Tickets are free but numbers are highly limited due to space. To reserve a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more info on the B£, please visit their website http://brixtonpound.