Local economic resilience is about individuals being able to trade between themselves as well as businesses, and LETS (Local Exchange Trading Schemes) are a well established way of doing this – Falmouth LETS has been running since 1994 but is currently under-used.
Chris Macdonald and myself are working on adapting and enhancing a web based system (as being rolled out by LETSlink UK) that will streamline Falmouth LETS and enable Falmouth LETS members to trade online (in addition to the present “cheque” based system).
We have a fully functional test system running and hope to launch this as part of a new Falmouth LETS site in the New Year.
There will be a meeting at my home in Mylor at 7pm on Tues 11th Nov to demonstrate this “work in progress” and looking at other ways of getting LETS activity back to the levels in the mid/late 90s.
All with an interest in taking this forward are welcome – if you would like to come please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01326 374397 for directions if needed as I will be providing food and will need to know how many to cater for.