Monthly Archives: June 2017

Tamar Valley LETS


LETS (Local Exchange Trading Schemes) is a way of exchanging goods & services with other people in the community without the need for money.  LETS help regenerate communities and rebuild the local economy. There are many LETS Schemes running successfully throughout the world.
The kick-off meeting for the newly-formed Tamar Valley LETS was held in Kingdon House in Tavistock on 17 May.  Robin Williams (local coordinator) and Rob Follett (Falmouth LETS) gave a presentation to introduce the concept to the audience.  Since that meeting Rob Follett has created the website for Tamar Valley LETS.

The link is:

The main purpose of this site is to enable members to keep track of credits (“Tams”) they earn when trading goods and services.

On the homepage of this website a link to an application form can be found.  People wishing to join LETS should download this form, complete it, and post it to Robin Williams.  They will then be given higher-level access to the site to enable them to begin trading.

Basic Income and the Challenges of the South West

Tuesday 20th June: 6.00 to 7.30pm

Rethinking Work and Income is the title of this free evening workshop at Plymouth School of Creative Arts.

“Come and join us in Plymouth to discuss the RSA’s (the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) work on Basic Income and how this relates to challenges in the South-West.”

Here the link to all the information and how to sign up:

Thanks to Ed Whitelaw for providing this information via Pat Bushell for Transition Plymouth.


Local Energy Advice Programme (LEAP) provides residents with a free home visit

Tamar Energy Community and West Devon Borough Council are getting behind a new pilot project to help local residents save energy and money in their homes.

The Local Energy Advice Programme (LEAP) provides residents with a free home visit from a trained energy adviser who provides advice and support to make the home as energy efficient as possible.

More information here