Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Monday, July 30, 2012
The New S&D has signed up for the Bristol Pound. This is a fantastic local development, following hot on the heels of Totnes and Lewes. It's a local currency that is designed to keep money spent in businesses in the Bristol area from 'leaking out'. We will of course accept Bristol pounds via the e-commerce site and also at Midford once we have a building there and can offer souvenirs, books, DVDs etc. We will also of course accept Bristol pounds for membership payments. Hopefully it won't be too long before Bournemouth pounds are available!
This is all part of the synergy between groups and businesses that are pushing us towards sustainable and resilient communities, essential as oil supplies become tight. As well as promoting cycling up and down the line we're committed to supporting local businesses when the time comes to tender for building projects. We have also supported the Windmill Hill Farm in Bristol where we held our AGM, this is a non-profit making community project just like ours.
We'll be seeing more and more of this building of an alternative economy that will help us make the transition from the Petroleum Interval to the Post Oil Age. The New S&D will sit very well in this new post-industrial Britain.