Salmon Magazine

Check out Salmon here http://bit.ly/2jNJ3sz The Salmon are no longer found in the Thames despite Kingston upon Thames having three Salmon fisheries as mentioned in the Doomsday book. The problem is that pollution and industrial activity has meant that the Salmon...

In search of Money

Many studies have been published and many books written about money. Money is in the news in some form everyday so you would think we should have a better understanding about it and where it comes from. Most of us, however, have very little understanding about...

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...