Bristol Pound Blog

May 9, 2018

The Lake District Pound: Spreading the Local Love

Since the 1st of May, the UK celebrates another beautiful addition to its increasingly varied currency landscape: the Lake District Pound. The Lake District is the […]
May 3, 2018

Bristol set to host the biggest alternative economy training programme to date

Bristol leads the way in training the future 1000 people to become new economists Bristol is a hub of new ways of thinking, but more importantly, […]
May 1, 2018

May Member Meetup: Re-imagining Bristol Pound

Date: Thursday 10th May Time: 18:00 – 20.00 Where: The Snug, Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Bristol BS3 1TF Come and join the next members meet up at […]
April 27, 2018

Bristol Pound hiring new MD

Bristol Pound is currently looking for a new Managing Director (MD) to lead the organisation in the next phase of its development. We’re looking for an […]
April 24, 2018

Own your information!

Our thoughts on the new EU privacy regulation   The Bristol Pound is all about taking control of our own economy. Together, we create an alternative […]
April 20, 2018

What happened at the March Member’s Meetup?

On Thursday 12th April, a vibrant and diverse group of Bristol Pound members assembled at Hamilton House on Stokes Croft to share their ideas and opinions. […]
March 22, 2018

Member Meet Up – the Champion of Independent Businesses

Come and join the next members meet up at Hamilton House on Thursday 12 April, 6 – 8pm. Once again, we are inviting members and non-members […]
March 14, 2018

Paper Money Design Winners Announced!

After an incredible response both online and at the exhibition, we are thrilled to announce that the designs featured below have been chosen to represent Bristol […]
March 6, 2018

New paper money competition voting

Voting is now open to the public for the Bristol Pound paper money design competition! Please follow the link below to vote for your favourite entries […]
January 23, 2018

What happened at the Members’ Meetup in January?

Last week, the Mild West room at Hamilton House was buzzing as 30 people came together to discuss inclusivity at the first Bristol Pound meet up. […]
November 30, 2017

Local Currencies: the Rebellious Act as it happened

An Annual Meeting with a difference This week the People’s Republic of Stoke’s Croft hosted ‘Local Currencies: the Rebellious Act’, a space to come together and […]
November 8, 2017

Debt hell is flip side of paradise papers

Don’t get distracted by naming and shaming: we need a systemic shift. Deloittes, KPMG, Ernst and Young, and Price Waterhouse Cooper. The ‘big four’ all provide […]
November 6, 2017

From Panama to Paradise: break the cycle and change the system with Bristol Pounds

The papers cast light on the activity of politicians, sports stars, celebrities and some of the biggest companies doing business in the UK. Even the Queen […]
October 24, 2017

Join the Bristol Pound Board

Vacancies are open on the Bristol Pound Board: Individual and Business Member Representatives. *The deadline for applications has been extended to 27 November 2017* Background The […]
October 17, 2017

Bristol Pound App Bypasses the Banks to Boost Local Economy

The Bristol Pound is launching a new mobile app today (Tuesday 17th October 2017), unveiling the next exciting chapter for the city’s own dedicated currency. Already […]
September 19, 2017

5 years on and 5 million Bristol Pounds spent

The first Bristol Pound was used on 19 September 2012 to buy a loaf of bread at the nails outside St Nicholas Market. Five years on […]
September 19, 2017

Birthday Treasure Hall of Winners

This week, we have lead you on a quest around the city to find treasure packets of Bristol Pounds in celebration of our 5th birthday. We […]
August 22, 2017

Bristol Pound launch city wide treasure hunt

Bristol’s local currency have this week unveiled plans to hide thirteen treasure troves containing Bristol’s money around the city. The treasure hunt, which is being held […]
July 6, 2017

Spending Bristol Pounds on Gloucester Road just got easier with a new map

There is now a beautiful new map of the Gloucester Road, showing all the businesses who accept Bristol Pounds alongside artwork from residents in the local […]
June 5, 2017

Which parliamentary candidates will fight for a fairer, stronger and greener local economy for Bristol?

The Bristol Pound asks candidates for Bristol West and South how they will support a strong local economy. The people of Bristol are gearing up for […]
March 28, 2017

The Bristol Pound text number is changing

Good news! There is a new number now in place for when you Pay by Text, which will mean better coverage for some networks, and quicker […]
March 2, 2017

How can we make sure that more of our taxes stay in Bristol, working for the people who live here?

The council spends £350 million of public money each year. Most of this is spent with businesses outside of Bristol, including with large multi-nationals. The Panama […]
February 1, 2017

7 ways to change the world right now, like this minute, if you live in Bristol

In a world of ever-increasing connectivity, we are more aware than ever of the problems humanity faces. Thinking about fixing some of the global systems creating […]
November 24, 2016

5 ways to help you be a hero this Christmas – take the Bristol Pound Christmas Challenge!

There’s no denying it: ‘tis the festive season. And for many of us that means getting gifts for loved ones and gathering goodies to enjoy over […]