Following the lead of other towns – Totnes in Devon, Berkshire in Massachusetts – our town has created its own currency – the Lewes Pound. In an opposite move to globalisation, advocates of the pound want to encourage local sourcing and purchasing. It’s a great idea. There were 700 people at the launch of the new notes, and I think the next step will be to declare Independence! Read more here at Viva Lewes and at the Lewes Pound website.