The Brixton Pound (B£) is money that sticks to Brixton. It’s a complementary currency, working alongside (not replacing) pounds sterling, for use by independent local shops and traders. It’s designed to support Brixton businesses and encourage local trade and production.
On Thursday 29th September 2011 Brixton Pound celebrates it’s 2nd Birthday in Town Hall Parade, Brixton; 7pm – til late. You can come and celebrate with them:
- The Launch of the UK’s first electronic local currency, allowing customers to pay by text or on-line for goods in Brixton businesses who accept the B£ e-currency.
- The unveiling the new B£ notes (2nd edition) – featuring a new set of Brixton Heroes, including some very famous ex-Brixton residents.
- Brixton Pound Market & Business Stalls selling food & drink
- Live music/DJs
Speakers & guests include:
– Chuka Ummuna MP (MP for Streatham & Shadow Minister for Small Business & Enterprise)
– Trevor Locke (Comedian & Brixton Resident)
– Derrick Anderson, Chief Executive of Lambeth Council
– Local Brixton Businesses
– London Mutual Credit Union
It’s free but you need to book a ticket.