It’s out with the old and in with the new next month as we launch the beautiful new paper Bristol Pound designs with a glittering party.
We’ll be welcoming guests to Spike Island Cafe on Thursday 5th July from 6-8pm and you’re invited! RSVP via Eventbrite or Facebook to register your interest. We’ll be unveiling the beautiful new designs and celebrating the artists who created them, treating our guests to some inspiring talks and discussing our plans for Phase II of the Bristol Pound.
The launch of the new paper money is just the start of a 5 month phasing out period for the current edition – read on for all the key dates for your diary.
Information on the new paper money:
The Bank of England stipulate that any cash used as part of a local currency must have an expiry date, and the current edition of our paper pounds expires on 30th September 2018.
5th July 2018 – the third edition of the paper pound comes into circulation with eight beautiful new designs. From this date you can either exchange your “old” notes for new ones in our Cashpoints or continue to spend them as usual.
In the evening, why not join us at the glittering launch party! We’ll be welcoming you to Spike Island Cafe at 6pm and unveiling the new designs with fizz, nibbles and more. Come and celebrate with us – RSVP via Facebook or Eventbrite.
30th September 2018 – the retirement date. From this date you can no longer spend the “old” notes with businesses, but you can still exchange them one-for-one for new edition notes at the Cashpoints or pay them in to your Bristol Pound account at the Bristol Credit Union.
31st December 2018 – that’s all, folks! From this date onwards you cannot spend or exchange your “old” paper Bristol Pounds.
If you have any concerns don’t hesitate to contact us on [email protected]