Kingston Pound – The local currency for our community
Showing support for our local businesses has never been more
important. Financial transactions have become much needed
social interactions as we struggle with the lack of personal contact.
We have created a list of K£ business members who are open for business, all are looking to serve their community.
Some businesses are not currently trading and so we would love it if you could pledge money to spend with them as soon as they re-open.
The best way to set aside this cash is to convert it into K£ now so that you can spend it later. There has never been a better time to join Kingston Pound.
We are always looking to add new users and businesses to our project. Join us today.
Why build a local currency for Kingston?
Have you ever wondered what happens to your cash when you spend it in Kingston-upon-Thames? Well most of it (80-90%) leaves the borough within a day, then leaves the county and a lot of it leaves the UK – untaxed!
Driving around the borough you will see some empty shop units where hard working small businesses used to fill our high streets – yes even in affluent Surrey. Do we want to lose our high streets and shopping parades? Imagine if we could keep some of the money circulating around the Kingston Borough, what could that mean for any struggling independent businesses? What could it mean for jobs?
We all have choices as to where to spend and invest our money. If we commit to using Kingston Pounds as part of our weekly spend we will be taking control over what our money is doing and we will be investing in our own town and community.
we’re fully supportive of the @kingstonpound, of supporting independent businesses and the various communities within the borough of @RBKingston. the physical currency is now in circulation, and you can buy, and spend, your £K with us. pic.twitter.com/dFkYM8wQPE
— Banquet Records (@BanquetRecords) October 7, 2018
Printed K£ are available now
We have finally launched the printed version of the K£. You can get them at
Banquet Records, 52 Eden St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1EE
Tolworth Post Office, 64 Tolworth Broadway, Tolworth, Surbiton KT6 7HR
Can’t easily get to a issuing point? Simply order your printed K£ here