Paper notes, remember them?
While it is true that the vast majority of B£ is now spent electronically, our notes remain popular with people in Brixton and beyond, and it’s not hard to see why. Designed by local artists and following heavy consultation with residents over who they wanted to see appear on the notes, they are a celebration of the history, art, politics and cultures of Brixton.
The figures on the notes are rightly celebrated for their achievements and deserving of the term “Brixton Hero”. However we feel that heroes should not be the preserve of the famous or public figure. We believe that there are heroes on every street in Brixton, those who run youth groups, help the elderly, clean our streets, create jobs for others, dish up great food, campaign for economic, social and environmental justice, and many more.
This year, to mark the 5th year of the Brixton Pound, we want to put the spotlight on these people and give them the ultimate immortal accolade – presence on a new special edition Brixton Pound note. Who are these people? That’s for you to decide. Over the next few weeks we’re going to be asking people to nominate their Brixton hero, starting at the Lambeth Country Show where you can come and write your suggestion on our enlarged note. You can also email [email protected] with the word HERO in the subject and a nomination, along with why you think this person is a Brixton Hero.