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Bristol Pound Trials

New local currency, the Bristol Pound will finally hit the streets of the city on September 19th. Trials of the scheme, which is designed to support independent businesses, begin today.

Bristol Pound trialled today

Local currency, the Bristol Pound, will officially launch in September. Credit: ITV West

Trials of a new local currency begin today.

Nine businesses and fifty people will be using the 'Bristol Pound' ahead of its official launch in September.

The aim of the scheme is to keep money in the city's economy and encourage people to use local businesses.

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