A localised economy? A Brixton currency? Far-fetched? Other places are doing it. See a short BBC film about Lewes and Totnes’s local economies. Times are tough and getting harder. Credit
Crunch is compounded by an Energy Crunch and a Food Crunch. How are
they related and will they go away? Or is this the future that we must
make the best of?
9.30-8.30pm Thursday 19 June in the Lambeth Town Hall.
Funding has been made available and this event is now FREE to attend! Register here.
In the evening we will have a social networking event
for those who cannot attend the whole day, hoping to bring many local
businesses and customers together for mutual benefit to look at how we
can make a more resilient, interconnected Brixton.
We plan to give Brixton it’s own money – the Brixton
Pound or ‘Paper Brick’.
Imagine customer voting with their wallets -
choosing to dedicate a proportion of their spending only to local
business. Money that goes around in a local economy is worth 2.5 times
the money that escapes down the supply chains and into the
shareholders’ pockets of the big chain stores.