was set up as a forum for organisers of LETS in London in September
1993. Following a year's planning through a steering group chaired
by John Jopling, Letslink London became a Company Limited by Guarantee
with Charitable Aims on 19th August 1997.
Current Trustees are Mary Fee (Secretary), who also runs the Pathways
Network, Dr John Courtneidge of the Fair World Project, and Chris
Cook, of Partnerships Consulting, Rodney Shakespeare of the Global
Justice Movement, and Janos Abel of the London Global Table. We
intend to appoint more trustees as our work develops especially
from amongst senior people in the LETS movement in the London and
We consider ourselves to be part of the LETSlink UK network, and
our priority is to hold contact details of local schemes operating
in the greater London area and support them at the very least by
acting as a network for information. We are currently seeking funding
to enable to provide more substantial support.
We publish an occasional Newsletter which is open to individual subscriptions
£5, organisations £20. In either case add £5 for a trading account,
in London-wide LETS to: Letslink London, 12 Southcote Road, London
We are also in the process of launching the London-wide LETS scheme
which local groups can join on behalf of their members, but is also
open to individuals. We need committed help to get this off the
ground - if you are interested please get in touch.
LLL ran the first LETS Co-operate Conference on
23rd November 2002 and the second one took place on Saturday
16th October 2004 to coincide
with the third European Social Forum 14-17th October 2004, which
brought many visitors to London and inspired the founding of the
European Creative Forum.
As part of our outreach effort, we e continue to be involved with
such pan-London organisations as the London
Social Forum, London 21,
London Civic Forum,
London Voluntary Services
Council, London Advice Services
UK, Social Enterprise
London, The Network
- and last but not least the London
Global Table - where we are to be found on Wednesdays from about
12 noon unless prevented by another commitment. We also try to
attend AGMs of local LETS groups in London, and core group meetings
when our help is requested for system upgrades and general advice.