BrumLETS uses an alternative currency (“hearts”) to trade goods and services between its members. Here’s the info from their home page…
Birmingham Local Exchange & Trading Scheme
Want enjoy more of the luxuries of life, but short of cash?
Urgently need goods or services, but struggling to find them?
Keen to help build stronger local communities?
Then you want to join BrumLETS! In BrumLETS, you can offer or get gardening, home-made food, baby-sitting, alternative therapy, second-hand furniture and much more – without cash!
Phone, write or email for more info to
BrumLETS, 54 – 57 Allison Street, Digbeth Birmingham B5 5TH
Tel: 0121 685 1155
BrumLETS was formed in March 2005 by combining North and South Birmingham LETS. We have members from all across the city and beyond. Our unit of currency is the Heart (Birmingham being the “Heart of England”).
A Local Exchange and Trading Scheme (LETS) is a non-profit making club where people (as individuals and in organisations) trade goods and services using a “local currency” e.g. Hearts. So, in BrumLETS, you ‘pay’ for services and goods (like gardening, home-made food or babysitting) using Hearts, and the Hearts treasurer keeps track of payments. BrumLETS ‘Hearts’ are created as needed, so there are no debts, loans or interest payments. You can get work done even if you’re short of cash, and you can use your skills to improve your community.
Office usually staffed Weds afternoons, or you can always leave us a phone message: we’ll respond as soon as we can. We’ll help you seek people who can provide the goods and services you’re need.
Please send all cheques and membership renewals, and any changes to your contact details or directory entries in writing to the office.
All info from www.brumlets.org.uk, as updated on 8 Apr 2006Find other pages relating to: Buy or Re-use or Secondhand