There is just one more week until the end of a Brixton Pound consultation on its aims and values. Residents can add their opinions to the B£ wiki or email responses to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m interested to see what comes out of this, although the wiki itself doesn’t look like much has changed from the original Transition Town aims and values. I like the suggestion that primary schools should change the way they teach economics (do they even teach it?).
This is a positive consultation more than a critical one. It’s great that groups like Brixton Pound and Spacemakers are working together to tackle Brixton’s economic weaknesses, but more helpful would have been a consultation on whether the Brixton Pound is really making a difference to the local economy and what needs to be done to make it work better. It might be too soon for a hard and fast conclusion, but it would be good to get a sense of the progress made and problems faced.