It is our Town

Stuff happens in our towns and cities. Quite often without any input from us. Things are done to us and that's no fun. This is changing because communities like those in the Borough of Kingston are reimagining their relationship with food, energy and money. For...

Business Member Benefits

Benefits of Business Membership:1 Attract more custom and loyalty from people and businesses2 Receive Kingston Pounds for whole amount of transactions, or alongside sterling payments (Kingston Pound is complementary currency, designed to...

Benefits of local money

Money is something that is most definitely ‘done to us’ and so we do not have much control over it. We are forever chasing it and when we get it, most of it is hoovered up by large multinationals (some are so big e.g. Hoover, their name describes the...

The big takeover

Its like the best military campaign ever. First you identify your prey, in this instance a local high street. You notice all the potential footfall that can attract away when you open your big box mega store just out of town. Footfall in the high street dwindles and a...
We’re one part of the future of Cities

We’re one part of the future of Cities

Featuring in a major free exhibition this Summer Kingston Pound has been invited to participate in a a major free exhibition, The City Is Ours, at the Museum of London this Summer. The work that we are doing to support local businesses in our borough will be shown...
The local supply chain

The local supply chain

One of the main problems we’re seeing at this time in the project is that many of the incredible businesses accepting Kingston Pounds, have not yet begun to pay other businesses for services in the currency. So, for my first ‘Thought from Bobi’ I...
2016 round up

2016 round up

Creating a resilient local economy in 2016 2016 was a great year for Kingston Pound with more business and users signing up. We can now reveal that since March 2015 more than £8,000 has been spent using Kingston Pounds. With just over £6,000 converted we can now...
Now a CIC

Now a CIC

We always meant to establish ourselves as a CIC – Community Interest Company. It is important that a project like ours, involving money, are a properly established and efficiently run entity. Converting a few thousand into Kingston Pounds is one thing that can be...