Contact person: Anita Farrow
6 Dolbeare Road, Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7AS.
Phone: 01364 653 530
Name of currency: Tins
(formerly Bishopston LETS)
Contact person: Jane Day
Phone: 0117 955 6132 (evenings)
Fax: 0117 941 3533
Postal address: 3 Bruton Close, St George, Bristol, BS5 7QF
Drop-off point: St Werburgh's City Farm, (for LETS cheques etc)
Name of currency: Thanks
Approx number in group: 110
mostly in north Bristol, but scheme is city wide.
Ashley LETS is a member of Bristol InterLETS.
(Community Time Bank)
3 Abbey Mews, 56-58 High Street, Glastonbury,
Somerset, BA6 9DY
For more details see:
Contact Alison: 07974 827 004
Name of currency: Olivers
Approx numbers in group: 120
Contact person: Peter van Moorsel.
3 Foxworthy Barn, Manaton, Devon, TQ13 9UY.
Phone: 01647 221 470.
Fax: 01647 221 470.
Name of currency: Pots.
Approx number in group: 35.
on Avon & District LETS
Contact person: Viv Talbot.
Frankleigh House, Bath Road, Bradford on Avon, Wilts, BA15 2PF.
Phone: 01225 862703
Membership: Peggy and Catherine
10 Sanders Road, Trowbridge, BA14 8NN.
Phone: 01225 760880.
Name of currency: Bobs.
Approx. numbers in group: 50.
Covers Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge, Melksham and surrounding areas.
(Brislington & St Anne's ) LETS
(PERMANENTLY CEASED TRADING)
Bristol Contact people:
Vera Payne (Membership);
Ken Taylor (Co-ordinator)
C/o 20 Upper Sandhurst Road, Brislington, Bristol, BS4 3RR.
Phone: 0117 972 0102 (Membership)
0117 987 0797 (Co-ordinator)
Name of currency: Spans.
Approx number in group: dozen
Formed from a small nucleus in 2002, this group accepts membership from
beyond its geographical heartland.
BRISTAL is a member of Bristol InterLETS.
East ETS (BEETS)
Contact person: Jane Titley
59 Vicarage Road, Whitehall, Bristol, BS5 9AQ.
Phone: 0117 902 1815.
Name of currency: Beets.
Approx numbers in group: 50.
BEETS is a member of Bristol InterLETS.
Contact person: Adrian Estment
51 Mary Carpenter Place, St Werbrghs, Bristol, BS2 9RY
Phone: 0117 9557805
Bristol InterLETS is the liaison group for LETS in the Bristol and
South Gloucestershire area. Representatives of independent local groups
meet every few months to share experiences, give support etc. The
group oversees intertrading between groups. Joint activities are organised.
Advice and help is offered to new groups setting up.
(Formerly Hotwells LETS)
Contact person: Ina
Hotwells and Cliftonwood Community Association
c/o Hope Chapel, Hope Chapel Hill, Hotwells, Bristol, BS8 4ND
Phone: 0117 9291883
Covers Clifton, Hotwells and neighbouring areas.
Name of currency: Biscuits
Approx number in group: 50
BS8 LETS is a member of Bristol InterLETS.
Dursley and District LETS
Contact person: Sue Gloster.
The Community Shop, 24 Parsonage Street, Dursley, GL11 4AA.
Phone: 01453 860 058.
Name of currency: Peds.
Approx numbers in group: 60plus.
& Redruth LETS
Contact person: Paul Martin
Phone: 01872 262259 or 07752 818759
Name of currency: Carts
Approx number in group: 57
Contact person: Alex Lochhead.
Phone: 01579 340 718(w)
Name of currency: Quoit
Approx number in group: c120.
Founded in 1998.
Covers SE Cornwall, Saltash, Liskeard, Callington, Torpoint, Looe.
Contact person: Mary Bruce or Cim Thomas.
Voluntary Resource Centre, College Road, Cheltenham, Glos, GL53 7HX.
Phone: 01242 526 860 or 01242 245 506.
Name of currency: Chelts and Spas.
Approx numbers in group: 50plus.
(Gloucestershire - Covers Cirencester, Malmesbury, Tetbury and surrounding
Contact person: Jacqui Stearn
Phone: 01285 641546
Name of currency: Coriniums
Approx. numbers in group: 80-100
The SW Co-operative and Mutual Council (SWCMC) includes members of
the main consumer co-ops, the Co-operative Bank, worker co-operatives,
members of Credit Unions, Local Exchange Trading Schemes (LETS) and
workers from Co-op support organisations.
LETS in the South West is represented by Peter van Moorsel who is
a member of the Steering Group of SWCMC.
Peter van Moorsel
Contact person: Dee Ross.
The Green House, 2a Lower Pannier Market, North Street, Crediton,
Name of currency: Creds.
Approx numbers in group: 140.
Contact person: Sarah Taragon
20 Park Street, Tiverton, EX16 6AW.
Name of currency: Culms.
Approx numbers in group: 135.
Covers Uffculme, Tiverton, Willand, Cullompton and mid-Devon generally,
but not Crediton.
Area Community LETS
Contact person: Rita Seres
2 Mews Gardens, North Ford Road, Dartmouth, TQ6 9ET.
Name of currency: Dinghy.
Approx number in group: 30.
Person: Katy Murrell
Phone: 01305 262253
Washing Pool House, Martinstown, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9LD.
Phone: 01305 889 995.
Fax: as phone.
Name of currency; Marts.
Approx numbers in group: 80.
Been running for seven years, intertrading with all other Dorset groups.
Contact person: Anne Vine,
Phone: 01392 254150,
Name of currency: Exes
Approx numbers in group: 90
Contact person: Sian Simon.
Fair Shares, City Works, Alfred St., Gloucester, GL1 4DF.
Phone: 01452 541 337.
Fax: 01452 541 352.
Name of currency: Fair Shares.
Approx numbers in group: 380 (seven groups).
Fair Shares is the pioneer agency for developing Time Banks in the
UK. It is currently developing four schemes across Gloucestershire.
'Have fun' is one of their guiding principles.
Contact person: Lorely Lloyd, Rob Follett
(see website for current contact details)
Name of currency: Palms
Approx numbers in group: 100
of Dean LETS
Contact person: Jules De Bharra
The Old Mill, Blaisdon, Longhope, GL17 0AH
Phone: 01452 830056
Membership: Viv Nutt
Nuttshell, Bailey End Lane, Ross, HR9 5TR
Phone: 0989 750836
Name of currency: Deans and Vicars
Approx number in group: 120
Thriving monthly trading markets. Everyone welcome.
& The Lizard LETS
Contact person: Kate Collington
Lower Trewennack Farm Cottage, Trewennack, Helston, TR13 0PH.
Phone: 01326 574 681.
Name of currency: LIZARDS
Approx number in group: 104.
Area covered: Helston and the Lizard Peninsula.
We were formed in 1999, publish a bi-monthly newsletter and hold regular
social events. Our core group has been inspired by the book Calling
the Circle by Christine Baldwin.
& Ottery St Mary LETS
We were given contacts for this group, but all proved fruitless. Does
anyone know anything?
Contact person: Michael Loxton.
5 Northville House, Northville Road, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1AZ.
Phone: 01548 854 028.
Name of currency: Bridges.
Approx number in group: c80 plus 3 organisations.
Launched in January 1995, we have always been supported by a large,
enthusiastic core group (7-11, changing members) meeting monthly in
one another's homes. We have a varied programme of monthly socials
and a bi-monthly News Update. From 2002 we are sharing the office
at Harbour House Community Arts Centre. We intertrade with four other
Contact person: Kay Halley.
C/o The Clocktower, Tower Road North, Warmley, Bristol, BS30 8XU.
Phone: 0117 961 0783.
e-mail smart group: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name of currency: Acorns.
Approx number in group: 50.
Kingswood LETS is a member of Bristol InterLETS.
Contact person: Jacki Ellis-Martin.
Glenkeller. 10 Dutson Road, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8DY.
Phone: 01566 774 904.
Fax: 01566 772 478.
Name of currency: Lans.
Approx number in group: 50.
We very much like to interact with other local groups.
LETSlink UK was established in 1991 following The Other Economic Summit
(TOES Conference) with the aim of spreading information about LETS
and how to set them up. During the nineties LETSlink UK supported
a rapidly growing community of LETS organisations. National conferences
were organised, in collaboration with local groups, in Winchester,
Milton Keynes, Bristol and Portsmouth. LETSlink UK was active with
others in projects such as the LETS Eat Project and the LETS & Benefits
Campaign. Much of this work was unfunded and dependent on the energy
of a small number of people. From 1997-99 LETSlink UK was funded from
the Lottery and the HQ moved from Wiltshire to Portsmouth.
no continuation funding could be identified, key individuals withdrew
and the organisation has rather drifted in recent years. Some thought
it was dead. Many LETS members valued the contribution made by LETSlink
UK throughout the nineties and regretted the loss of a 'national body'.
are being made, with the support of groups in London, to revitalise
LETSlink UK, perhaps as a federation of regional groups. Currently,
it is planning to initiate an ongoing research project which will
feed back to local groups knowledge gained in other areas of the country
and abroad on how to build and sustain LETS.
details of individual and group membership and publications
contact Mary Fee,
LETSlink UK, 12 Southcote Road, London, N19 5BJ.
tel: 020 7607 7852
fax: 020 7609 7112
for Scotland-wide trading.
Contact person: Geoffrey Cooper.
Kenwyn, Greensplat, nr St Austell, PL26 8XX.
Phone: 01726 850065.
or email@example.com (Helen
Web-site: in progress.
Name of currency: starlet.
Approx number in group: 50 (mostly inactive).
Our group is currently low-profile/moibund, but we have been active
in the past both in trading and in social events. We may be able to
revive interest in the future.
Contact person: Jane Titley.
The Southville Centre, Beauley Road, Bristol, BS3 1QG.
Phone: 0117 923 1039.
Fax: 0117 907 7198.
This is an 18 month development project funded by Bristol City Council
and supported by the Southville Community Development Association.
Its aims include the general growth of LETS activity in the area of
Bristol currently served by three LETS groups, namely BS8 LETS, Southville
LETS and Totterdown & Knowle LETS and, more specifically enhanced
involvement in LETS from socially excluded people such as older people,
young people, ethnic minorities and disabled people.
Tetbury and District LETS
(The text below is from the 2001 Directory. We could not make contact,
so the information may no longer be valid).
Contact person: Jill Peacey
Hazel House, Long Newton, Tetbury, Glos, GL8 8RH.
Phone: 01666 503 089.
Name of currency: Mills.
Approx number of members: 20plus.
Recent amalgamation of Malmesbury LETS and Tetbury LETS.
A small localised group cantered around Shaftesbury and Gillingham with
some members from the wider surrounding area.
of currency 'Stags"
Approximate number in group: 30
We try to meet monthly with social and trading and also have a directory.
We have occasional workshops.
Contacts: Annette Leat, (membership)
1 Greystones Cottages, Wavering Lane East,
Gillingham, Dorset SP8 4NX
phone: 01747 826144
46, Bimport, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8BA (information)
phone: 01747 853143
East Dartmoor LETS
Contact person: Juliette Bartlett.
42 New Street, Chagford, Devon, TQ13 8BB.
Phone: 01647 432 649.
Name of currency: Tins.
Approx number in group: 90-100.
& District LETS
Contact person: Tim.
Penwith Volunteer Bureau, Parade St.,
Penzance, Kernow TR18 4BX.
Phone: 01736 330579.
Name of currency: Pecs.
Approx numbers in group: 200.
Contact person: Michael Colebrook.
16 Hartley Park Gardens, Plymouth, PL3 5HU.
Phone: 01752 220 423.
Name of currency: Plums.
Approx numbers: 70.
This LETS appeared on a list somewhere, but with no contacts. The
group may not exist, but if anyone is in contact with Purbeck or knows
it does not exist, please let us know.
Contact person: Ron Tulley.
3 Tregenna Terrace, St. Ives, TR26 2DL
Phone: 01736 795 398.
Name of currency: Shells.
Approx numbers in group: 40
Contact person: Gill Pettitt,
14 St Martins Church Street, Salisbury, Wilts, SP1 2HY.
Phone: 01722 332 633.
Contact person: Diana Lack,
Phone: 01722 339762
Name of currency: Ebbles.
Approx numbers in group: 100.
Started in 1993. Has the usual problem of a few people doing the work
needed to keep the system going and is interested in any tips.
Community Development Association
Contact: Ben Barker
Southville Centre, Beauley Road, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1QG
Phone: 0117 923 1039
Fax: 0117 907 7198
SCDA is a development trust. It has recently been awarded funding
to develop a volunteer based environment project, ' the Sustainable
Southville Project'. As part of this activity we hope to develop a
Time Bank linked to Southville LETS and other groups in Bristol InterLETS.
Contact: The Southville Centre, Beauley Road, Bristol, BS3 1QG
Phone: 0117 923 1039
Fax: 0117 907 7198
Name of currency: Squids
Approx numbers in group: 100,
mostly in the inner city wards of Bedminster, Southville and Windmill
Hill. Southville LETS is a member of Bristol InterLETS.
[See Yeovil & South Somerset LETs.]
West Dorset LETS
Contact: Vee Driscoll
Phone: 01308 425518
Approx numbers of members: 110, but it fluctuates.
Name of currency: nets
Covers the Bridport/Beaminster area including the Marshwood Vale and
Lyme Regis plus one or two members out towards Dorchester. Trading
is quite healthy at the moment with blitz-like teams being in great
demand. The teams have tackled a variety of tasks from garden clearing
to shed shifting and are a popular way for members to earn Nets.
(Credit must go to Rob Follett for the idea!)
Hawthorn Rise, Cashes Green, Stroud, GL5 4QR
Jacky Glasgow (LETS Administration)
Phone: 01453 751815
Name of currency: Strouds ($)
Approx numbers in group: 280
System running since 1990
We had no response to our enquiries. Does it exist?
& Yelverton LETS
We are assured that this group exists, but had no response to our
request for details. We may have been trying to contact using out
of date information.
& Dawlish LETS
Contact person: Samantha French.
33 Bunting Close, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 9BR.
Phone: 0162 6774429.
Approx numbers in group: 45
spread over 2 towns and surrounding villages.
Social meetings are held on the first day of each month.
We are told that this group exists, but our contact leads met no response.
Can anyone help?
Contact person: Marcea Colley.
Birdwood Bureau, Birdwood House
44 High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5SQ.
Phone: Marcea Colley: 01803 867809.
Name of currency: Acorn.
Approx number in group: 70.
& Knowle LETS (TAKL)
(PERMANENTLY CEASED TRADING)
Contact person: Graham Davey/Miranda Kellas.
C/o YMCA, 107 Wells Road, Bristol, BS4 2BS.
Phone: 0117 909 3491.
Name of currency: Totts.
Approx number in group: 30.
TAKL is a member of Bristol InterLETS.
uklets_sw is an internet mailing list for discussion of LETS in the
South West Region of the UK.
is open to members of any LETS within this area.
you wish to join please e-mail the list moderator,
including your name and your LETS group. You will be sent joining
details and guidelines for using the list.
Moderator: Rob Follett, firstname.lastname@example.org
and Bath's Umbrella Music
Contact person: Kieran Doswell
(Commercial, to sell the music made by participants)
(Time exchange database)
Initially, all lead to the same site while in development.
Name of currency: MELTS (Music Economy Local Trade Supplements).
we promote a similar thing using englands biggest social capital ecconomy
to demonstrate its manifacureing potential, we only have 250 members
and have been set back 3 years by the closure of our base The Trinity
Centre www.3ca.org.uk, but now
we're back on track and building our central community recording studio
and already regularly do live events with members , so we expect this
number to increase soon. ps the website is hosted in return for music
lessons etc using the time currency, the way we will derive value
is by product (music) sold by members.
information: A newly formed continually developing music based time
bank/LETS scheme. Its fundamental principle is that one-hour of one
person's time, regardless of skill, ability or education, is equal
to that of anyone else. In this way, individuals will be responsible
for their own reputation, thus enhancing the quality of service. We
are an international locally based scheme. We are local because we
at present work in England's Bristol and Bath areas. We are international
because we want international partners to help set up the scheme everywhere
invite others in different localities to try our scheme in their local
area. You are invited to use our new software and help us develop
it. We offer this to manage the time of those who participate and
to reduce and manage administration. Anyone having similar objectives
to ourselves, please get in contact so that we can strengthen our
collective voices. Umbrella
is a member of Bristol InterLETS.]
& Bodmin LETS
The contacts we were given were either out-of-date or did not respond.
Is anybody there?
Covers Wellington, Milverton and Wiveliscombe.
Contact; Astrid Grensted
Phone: 01823 662095
Approx size of group: c80
Started in Spring 1993. Organises a monthly stall at a local craft
and produce fair. Goods are sold for either LETS currency or sterling.
Bi-monthly newsletter. Directory up-dated every six months.
Contact person: Nicky Wynn.
3-5 Palmerston Road, Bournemouth, BH1 4HN.
Phone: 01202 771026.
Name of currency: Hardys.
Approx. number in group: 150.
Contact person: Hester Watson
Tavens, High Street, Carhampton, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6ND.
Phone: 01643 821 768 (evenings and Fridays).
Name of currency: Exe.
Mendip LETS (WML)
Contact person: Sukhina Robson.
Bradley Cottage, Cheddar, BS27 3YR
Phone: 01934 744 727
Fax: 01934 714 001
Name of currency: Truckle
Approx number of members: 80 members (60 accounts)
A rural LETS covering from Weston-Super-Mare to Cheddar and beyond
and from Wrington to Wedmore.
Contact person: Jo Robinson.
The Picket House, Maiden Street, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8AY.
Phone: 01305 759443.
Name of currency: budds. (4 budds to the hour)
Approx number in group: 45
plus 4 organisations mainly of younger people.
The Budd Bank was established in February 2001 and has a development
worker funded through the European Social Fund. It works through a
broker, but also publishes a directory of offers. Regular social activity
is important to confidence building.
'budd' honours James Budd who was a Weymouth grocer in the mid-seventeenth
century. Because of a shortage of official currency, James issued
his own to stimulate economic activity.
(The text below is from the 2001 Directory).
Contact person: Granville Olive.
Name of currency: Yatelets.
Approx number of members: 45.
Yate LETS is a member of Bristol InterLETS.
& South Somerset LETs
Postbox: Yeovil & South Somerset LETs,
c/o Ceres Wholefoods, 9-11 Princes Street,
Yeovil BA20 1EN.
Updated: August 2009