The local Chamber of Commerce is to discuss launching a special currency for Crystal Palace at its regular meeting tomorrow night.
The idea of a local currency for Crystal Palace would be to keep the money “sticking” in Crystal Palace. It is an idea which adapts and extends local trading and barter schemes and has already been introduced in other neighbourhoods, such as Brixton.
“It would be designed to help protect jobs and livelihoods of community members within Crystal Palace through developing a strong local economy,” a spokesman for the Crystal Palace Chamber of Commerce said.
“We are going to be discussing the possibility of Crystal Palace having its own currency – the Palace Crystal – along the lines of similar schemes in Brixton and Bristol,” said Paul Bartholomew, the chairman of the CPCC.
“It could raise Crystal Palace’s profile regionally and nationally and contribute to positive perceptions of Crystal Palace by drawing attention to its strong community, diverse economy and capacity for innovation.”
Guiding the chamber through the world of alternative currencies will be Leander Bindewald, a project manager on complementary currencies at the New Economic Forum.
Tea, coffee and sandwiches will be available at the meeting at the Phoenix Centre, Westow Street SE19 (to the left of Sainsbury’s) which starts at 6.30pm.
- Guests are welcome to attend but are requested to email the chamber in advance so their name can be added to the attendance list: email@example.com
Coming to Croydon
- The Lives of Stanley Halls community entertainment: Dec 4
- Riot from Wrong screening: Dec 5
- Crystal Palace Overground Festival meeting: Dec 5
- CP Mums’ Winter Wonderland: Dec 6
- Cinema Ruskin: Dec 21
- Steve Knightly at Stanley Halls: Feb 5
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