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LETS Scheme In Macclesfield [15 Oct 2008|09:06am]

I've long complained about the lack of local economy schemes in my area, and contacted LETSlinkUK on various occasions to say I'd be interested in any such scheme starting up.  I've just had an email regarding meeting for starting up a LETS scheme for Manchester and surrounding areas on Friday, 17th October at the Youth Hostel (Potato Wharf, M3 4NB) [see map], Room 3 from 7.30pm.  The meeting will cover what the LETS scheme is and how to go about starting up, expanding, and running a LETS scheme in the area, using the LETS start-up checklist as a basis.  If you want more information on LETS schemes and are in the area covered by this meeting, come along; if you're not in the area but are interested, email admin@letslinkuk.net for information and see the LETSlinkUK website for details.  Here's the basic outline of LETS from their website:

"LETS - Local Exchange Trading Systems or Schemes - are local community-based mutual aid networks in which people exchange all kinds of goods and services with one another, without the need for money.

LETS are revitalising communities throughout Britain. As grassroots initiatives they are open to everyone - people of all ages, skills and abilities; local clubs and associations; voluntary groups, charities, community initiatives; housing co-operatives, small businesses and local services - helping everyone to give and take, connect to new resources, and find a genuine community identity.

LETS offer equal opportunities to all - whether employed or unemployed, financially secure or on low income, black or white, able or disabled. LETS use a system of community credits, so that direct exchanges do not have to be made. People earn LETS credits by providing a service, and can then spend the credits on whatever is offered by others on the scheme: for example childcare, transport, food, home repairs or the hire of tools and equipment."

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[19 Dec 2007|05:20pm]

So, any MTG nerds around here?
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[01 Jun 2006|08:50am]

Anyone know any good job agencies that work in the Macclesfield area? cheers
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[21 Feb 2006|11:26pm]

Does anyone know any music teachers in the Macc area? Guitar, Bass guitar, piano or saxophone ideally?

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CINEMAC [14 Feb 2006|10:29am]

    Cinemac is the new mainstream cinema project at the Heritage Centre.

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[09 Nov 2005|10:44pm]

If you haven't already heard, a redevelopment plan has been chosen for Macclesfield town centre. This includes a cinema :D

Details can be found in the PDF on this page.
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MCAD/MCSD [25 Oct 2005|01:23pm]

Anyone know of any places that do Microsoft Certified Application/Solution Developer courses, or even just the exams? Manchester/Cheshire areas?

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[05 Mar 2005|07:21pm]

Does anyone use Virigin mobile in the Macc area? How's the coverage?
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[04 Mar 2005|10:14pm]
Outside the station:

Kinda makes it worth being on a train for 3 hours.
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[24 Feb 2005|08:56am]

Who wants to go make snowmen?
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[09 Feb 2005|08:18am]

Things Macclesfield really needs:


That'll do for me ^_^ Anyone else?
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[30 Jan 2005|02:06pm]

Hi, so I just wanted to say why I created macclesfield. It isn't meant to replace things like livejournal_uk or manchester which are chatty sort of places. I just thought it might be useful to have a place to ask Macclesfield type questions such as "can someone recommend a good local plumber?" or "where's a good place to take a date?" etc.

But whatever, as long as either the subject or poster has a Macclesfield connection; I hope this will be useful.

Edit: If you want anything added to the info or interests just comment or post.
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