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The first local currency cash machine opens in Brixton today

Today we are unveiling the world’s first local currency cash machine! Designed and produced by Kind Studio, it is situated in Market Row and available in the market’s operating hours: 8am – 11:30pm Tuesday to Sunday, and 8am – 6pm on Mondays. Which means you can get your hands on paper B£s at almost any time of the day!

001 The cash machine will aid Brixton Pound in furthering its mission to showcase what a social economy might look like in Brixton, and will give local residents an increased opportunity to spend paper B£s to support these values and imagine a better world. It will also help us achieve our vision – that a different high street is possible.

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The cash machine is funded by The Mayor’s High Street Fund, and forms part of a wide range of initiatives in Brixton supporting businesses in the town centre. The High Street Fund is helping Brixton and its existing and emerging traders, hand in hand with the innovative Brixton Pound project.

B£’s Tom Shakhli said:

“Our cash machine is the latest in our challenge to the conventional view that we’re moving towards a cashless society, and gives locals and visitors to Brixton an opportunity to experiment with money that celebrates community and creates conversations rather than closes them off.”

If you check it out, let us know what you think! #brixtoncashpoint

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We’ve got a shop!

Brixton Pound has set up shop – we’re now at 3 Atlantic Road, SW9 8HX, right off Brixton’s high street.

Though we’ve very sad to see A&C Continental go, we are grateful to the owner, Jose, for inviting us to take care of the space now that the deli is closed.

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We are still selling Jose’s famous pasteis de nata – a Portuguese delicacy that roughly translates to custard tarts. Come along and get one! They’re only B£1.

In the shop, we’re providing information about Brixton and the Brixton Pound, as well as exchanging pounds sterling into Brixton Pounds, selling Brixton Bonus tickets, mint condition Brixton Pound notes and Brixton Pound t-shirts.

And, more importantly, we want the shop to be a community-focused space. We want to know what you, the community members, would like to see on the Brixton high street. Would you like to run a workshop, host an event in the space, or have other ideas for using it for community benefit? We want to show that a different high street is possible!

We’d really appreciate your thoughts. Please do pop in for a chat – at the moment we’re open on weekdays 9am-6:30pm. Alternatively please feel free to drop us a line on info (at) brixtonpound (dot) org. We’re looking forward to more conversations with Brixtonites!

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Olley’s Fish & Chips

Olleys2Olley’s fish and chips has been a Herne Hill institution for almost 20 years, and it still serves some of the best fish and chips you will find in town.

Whether for take-away or to have-in, you will be impressed by the quality of the food and the diversity of the menu, with a vast choice of over 20 species to chose from, which are cooked to order to suit your taste.  If you have a little space left in you, why not try their amazing vanilla ice-cream, smooth and velvety. Scrumptious! And if you sit at the restaurant, you will undoubtedly meet Harry, a most welcoming host who will unashamedly indulge your taste buds till you leave with a big smile on your face.

Olley’s is running a special offer for Brixton Pound paying customers only:

Every Tuesday, FREE CHIPS with any fish purchased.
(not to be taken in conjunction with any other promotion or offer)

Olley’s is at 65-67 Norwood Road, SE24 9AA, just opposite Brockwell Park: a perfect spot to sit and watch the world go by, especially now that spring is upon us.

B£ Portuguese User Guide now available

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B£ User guides on our community board

We are delighted to inform you that in addition to our Spanish and Italian versions, our user guide is now also available in Portuguese, therefore enabling us to reach further into our diverse community. The user guide is currently available on our website, but it is soon to be circulated also in key public places, including Olive Morris House and Brixton Library.

Thanks to Ana Mattos and Mark Coster for their invaluable contribution.

Olive Morris House to issue B£s!

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Brixton Customer Centre, Olive Morris House

We are delighted to announce that the council has agreed for Olive Morris House (Benefits centre, 18 Brixton Hill, SW2 1RL) to become a B£s issuing and exchange point, thereby making the currency ever more accessible.  B£ user guides will also be available on site, thus helping the B£ make further inroads within our community. Keep an eye on this site to find out when you will be able to buy your B£s at Olive Morris House.