As part of its drive to encourage and sustain local businesses, a group in Brixton have launched the neighbourhood’s own currency. Olive’s image is featured on the £1 and seems to be the note most media outlets highlight as representative of the spirit of the B£ project.
The Brixton pound (B£) can be purchased in £1, £5, £10, and £20 denominations and used at local participating businesses ranging from music shops to dance studios to food shops.
For information about exchanging sterling for B£ or becoming a trader accepting the B£, see the group’s website.
Further coverage of the B£’s launch and a range of perspectives on local currency/consumerism-as-activism, see the following links: