People in Brixton come together in many ways to participate in their local community. From the Brixton Pound to Black Cultural Archives and the Green Man Skills Zone.
We have worked closely with Black Cultural Archives, a long-standing Brixton-based organisation to realise their aspirations to develop Raleigh Hall on Windrush Square as a centre for black people's heritage and culture of national reach.
Transition Town Brixton
Transition Town Brixton follows the example of similar schemes across the UK which aim to reduce our dependancy on oil and make the transition to a low carbon future. Find out more at the Transition Town Brixton website.
The Brixton Pound
In 2009 the Brixton Pound became the first urban complementary currency in the UK. One B£ = £1. The B£ is designed to support the local economy by keeping money circulating in the local area.
It is the first local currency in an urban area and the fourth to have its own currency, following the Totnes Pound in Devon, the Lewes Pound in Sussex and the Stroud Pound in Gloucestershire.
This community-led project is proof of the difference local people can makewhen they come together to make change happen. The council fully supports the project and provided funding for the Brixton Pound banknotes to be printed.
The Brixton Town Centre Director, Steph Butcher said, "Lambeth Council is proud to support the Brixton Pound. Independent businesses are vital to the economic and social well-being of the area and systems of local exchange like this that build mutual support and improve community relations are to be welcomed."
Green Man Skills Zone
The Green Man Skills Zone is Lambeth first employment hub. The Green Man used to be an infamous Brixton boozer but is now serving up job and training opportunities. The Green Man Skills Zone offers help to all people and is located in the Loughborough Junction area of Brixton. You can visit the Zone for support in:
- building confidence
- application form help
- interview support
- CV writing
- finding a job
- finding training opportunities
- help balancing work and family life.
All help is free, private and confidential. The Green Man Skills Zone can be found at:
225 Coldharbour Lane
Brixton SW9 8RR
020 7926 5607
Find out more about services for young people in Brixton.