Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Here's to Local Independent Trading!

On Saturday North Street, our local high street, was closed to traffic, bedecked in bunting and transformed into a local market.  Stalls ran the length of the road, musicians and dancers performed on stages, vendors sold hot drinks from vans, shops spilled out onto the pavement, and residents enjoyed the freedom of wandering at will.

I was on the Bristol Pound stall, promoting our local currency to be launched in autumn.  The majority of punters were enthusiastic and many of them signed up to open an account.  Personally I can't wait to get my sticky paws on the crisp new notes and am hopeful that it will help keep local high streets like ours in business.


  1. Brilliant!

    Totnes have their own currency & it seems to be working really well.

    Kay :)

  2. That's encouraging. We signed 72 people up on Saturday so I'm hoping it'll work just as well for Bristol.