Statistics and lies

By Andrew Gaydon A discussion on Facebook commented on the brisk BrisLETS trading that happened in 2016, 2017 and 2018 (see graph). But our trading figures for the first six months of 2019 are down, at just 13,930 Units. Why did this drop occur? Was it the functions,...

Start your bucket list right now!

By Josephine Brown To bring about a BrisLETS group that really benefits you, first you need to crystallise your ideas about what makes a useful organisation. Jessie Scott is a long-term member of BrisLETS, putting her in an excellent position to ask the kind of...

A mutual social contract

LETS as a foundational part of an emergent mutual social contract By Paul Wildman The basic principles that enable LETS are mostly the same as those that govern equitable currency systems. Barter and equitable currency-money systems such as LETS depend mainly on the...

Why all the changes?

Why the major overhaul of our T&Cs (terms and conditions)? Why change the Constitution? by Simon Cole, Chair Many of us in BrisLETS – and those who have taken a look and left – would like Units to be more genuinely valuable. Fundamentally, Units are only as...

Experience makes a little go a long way

By Simon Cole,Chair. When people hear that BrisLETS has been going for more than 30 years, they’re impressed. There’s something about longevity that instils confidence. It suggests relevance to needs being met, and a method that’s working. For a long time, BrisLETS...