The Bristol Pound in the media

Supermarkets suck up local money and jobs

Posted 24/03/2014

"What we do need is a system based on local production for local needs where everyone has the opportunity to walk or cycle to local shops, which are actually local.

What we do need is a system where, as far as possible, the money remains in the local area through mechanisms such as the Bristol Pound."

Bid to give Cumbria its own currency

Posted 21/03/2014

“The Bristol and Brixton pounds are going really well and experience has shown that when small businesses are involved in the design of these systems they are far more effective than when it is just ethical consumers involved”

Good Cheer!

Posted 21/03/2014

Good Cheer! Bristol Pound drinkeries thrown into the spot light - Bristol Beer Factory, Pipe and Slippers, Hillgrove Grove Pub and Gallimaufry all name checked and reviewed in Bristol's newest mag 'Good Bristol'


A Historia Da Libra De Bristol

Posted 19/03/2014

The story of the Bristol Pound, as told by Chris Sunderland, in the Portuguese magazine 'Rede'. An english version of this article is available on our blog.




Local Shoppers smash Bristol Pound's £20k Christmas target

Posted 24/01/2014

"TRADE over the Christmas period saw a big boost in the amount of Bristol Pounds (£B) being spent. The currency's directors set a £B20,000 target for the festive period – and say they were "thrilled" when more than £B30,000 was spent in December."

Go local for Christmas

Posted 12/12/2013

"If you're buying gifts for the festive season, support your city and its independent traders by shopping and spending Bristol Pounds" - two page article in Bedminster Matters (published by Hibu)


£20,000 to be spent over Christmas, says Bristol Pound director

Posted 07/12/2013

"The Bristol Pound has announced a target of £20,000 to be spent over the Christmas period.

Launched today in support of Small Business Saturday, the Bristol Pound Christmas Campaign will run from 7th December until the 5th January, the last of the ‘12 days of Christmas’"


Bristol Pound Celebrates First Anniversary

Posted 15/09/2013

"The Bristol Pound currency is now one year old - and four new Bristol Pound Cash Points, in Brislington, Bedminster, Horfield and Redfield have been announced to celebrate the anniversary. M Shed muesum has also marked the occasion with a permenent display of Bristol Pounds alongside a set of the 'original' Bristol currency"


First Bus to accept Bristol Pounds

Posted 13/09/2013

Bristol 24/7 "Bus users in Bristol will be able to use Bristol Pounds to pay for journeys from next Monday, in what is thought to be a first for public transport in UK"

One year on, Bristol Pound is helping put city on the map

Posted 26/08/2013

"IT was launched a year ago and made headlines across the world and is still going from strength to strength.

The Bristol Pound is gearing up for its first birthday celebrations with an air of quiet satisfaction and a determination to keep the momentum going."


Baker banks on the Bristol Pound

Posted 22/08/2013

The Guardian talks to a Bristol baker owner who buys and sells in Bristol Pounds, as the community currency approaches it's first birthday

Bristol mayor launches city's pound

Posted 19/09/2012

Bristol became the first British city to launch a local currency on Wednesday when Lord Mayor councillor Peter Main handed over a crisp new Bristol pound note to buy a loaf of bread in a city centre bakery

Hundreds of businesses to accept the Bristol Pound

Posted 09/07/2012

With the Euro in the state it's in, you might think now is not the best time to launch a new currency. But in two months' time, that's what will happen in Bristol. 230 businesses have already signed up to accept the Bristol Pound.

It's being launched on September 19th. Its creators hope to print a million pounds in the first year. Tanya Mercer reports.

Feature on You and Yours

Posted 17/02/2012

Beginning 28:30 into the programme. After Bristol launches its own pound we find out how other local currencies are doing..

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