Local Currency Watch: The Brixton Pound

Local Currency Watch: The Brixton Pound
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Brixton, the south London area in the Borough of Lambeth famed for it’s diverse community, has decided to single handedly combat the recession within it’s borders through an ingenious adaptation of money.

Tarik Fontenelle
  • 23 september 2009

Against an ever-worsening economic climate, Brixton, the south London area in the Borough of Lambeth famed for it’s diverse community, has decided to single handedly combat the recession within it’s borders through an ingenious adaptation of money. With small local businesses and the high street particularly affected by the downturn, Transition Town Brixton (TTB), a community-led organisation for action on energy issues and climate change, has initiated the Brixton Pound [B£] project – providing the area with money that will stick to Brixton and thereby supporting local trade and business.

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