An own currency, valid only in Vellinge?
Now, the idea can become a reality – if the Conservatives in the municipality may determine.
The mayor, Carina Wutzler (M), which has proposed the introduction of Vellinge Dollar.
– It would benefit local purchases in the municipality, she said to Sydsvenskan.
At a gathering of local businessmen during the week told Carina Wutzler (M) about the revolutionary idea.
It is thus a completely own currency, Vellinge Dollar, which is only to be used in the municipality.
– I’ve been thinking about it somehow can give residents and tourists extraordinary value for money. Then it had been excited to try a local currency, says Carina Wutzler.
Pay garbage collection with Vellinge Dollar
It should not be a matter of some printed money.
According to Sydsvenskan is instead the idea of a plastic card loaded with Vellinge Dollar. One hundred can then conceivably be converted to Vellinge Dollar, and assigns a value of, say, 110 crowns, which would give residents a local discount
According to Carina Wutzler would benefit local businesses and shops.
Among other things, the idea that the currency to be used in restaurants, museums and public institutions. But even parking fees, rents and garbage can in the future be paid with Vellinge Dollar.
Carina Wutzler argue that the currency is only at the conceptual stage in the current situation.
Gotta have with local shops
– This is just a vision. There are many questions to ponder. The municipality’s not a bank, but perhaps we can be involved and have a coordinating role, she says.
The response from the corporate sector has so far been good. Thomas Claughton-Wallin, president of Vellinge Falsterbo peninsula entrepreneurial group, was present when Carina Wutzler presented his idea.
– You have to get to the local shops and restaurants, but it is a good idea. There is much to gain for all. It currently costs 300 crowns to drive to and from Malmö. The cost, and a discount at the exchange, would mean that one can save a lot of money by shopping locally, he said to Sydsvenskan.