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What are LETS? Developed in the 1980s and now well-established world-wide, a Local Exchange Trading Scheme is a formalisation of the long tradition of self-help that people use in times of economic difficulty.  By establishing a non-Sterling local currency, many see LETS schemes as providing access to mutual support in the local community and as a means of doing enjoyable work to be proud of.

Members add what they can offer to other members (eg services, skills and advice, goods and loans of goods, general labour etc) and how much they plan to charge, to the group's Offered list.  Likewise, if they need something they could add things to Wanted.

If (as a member) you want a job done, you find someone offering what you want by searching in in the Offered page and negotiate a 'price' in Merts.  Or if you need Merts search the Offered list, and make someone's day. (NB: You may browse the Offers and Wants now, but until you are a full member contact details are hidden.)

So, to summarise: • We Trade, • We socialise and share news • We are open and democratic • Our membership Merton, with extends across North Devon • For event updates see News & Events page, or Events offers in our directory.

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