Local Economy Day

Thursday 19 June, 9.30-5pm, Assembly Hall, Lambeth Town Hall


Brixton Local Economy and Business Evening


The day is FREE but donations will be gratefully and gracefully accepted.


The Programme

9.30-10.00: Registration and networking. Bring wants and offers for the local trading board.

10.00-10.15: Welcome from TTB chair – Josh Ryan-Collins and Lambeth Councillor Nigel Haseldon, Deputy Cabinet Member for Sustainability

10.15-11.15: David Boyle: “What is money, the economy, and how does it work?”

11.15-11.30: Coffee

11.30-1.00: Plugging the Leaks, the new economics foundation workshop on localising the economy.

1.00-2.00: Lunch break. An opportunity to use a limited special preview edition of the Brixton Brick local currency in local eateries.

2.00-3.00: Dr Molly Scott Cato (University of Wales): “Who will feed the cities? Resource Security in the Era of Peak Oil and Climate Change”

3.00-4.15: Workshops

Local Currencies, with Molly Scott Cato and Becky Booth
Our Sustainable Neighbourhood, with NEF (includes waste and energy issues)
Local Food, with Transition Town Brixton and Food up Front.
EcoLabs workshop on communicating economic issues.
(Tea available during workshops)

4.15-5.00: Plenary and next steps – Chair Josh Ryan-Collins with workshop summaries from TTB members

5.00 Close

5.00-5.30: Networking


Brixton Local Economy and Business Evening

6.00 Welcome, networking – wants and offers board / speed networking

6.30 Intros – Duncan Law, TTB, Phillipe Castaing (local businessmen) and Keith Trotter (Lambeth Council Regeneration officer)

6.45 ‘Plugging the Leaks’ an exercise facilitated by the new economics foundation on localising the economy.

7.30 Small groups or plenary: What we can do to help the local economy be more resilient into the future

8.15 Feedback including next achieveable steps.

8.30 Close.

“See you again soon”


Prospectus for local businesses Please check it out and edit the wiki / send feedback to hannah.lewis[at]yahoo.co.uk:

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