MKLetNet (Milton Keynes LETS System)

Your Local Exchange and Trading Network in Milton Keynes


Lets enables local people to give and receive all kinds of services without the need to spend money.
We tap into a great variety of local resources, organised and run entirely by local people, its membership.

For more information or to join MKLetnet please email

For further information on LETS across the UK, see


As a LETS System, Letnet has the potential to offer a great range of benefits to its members, especially during a recession or at any time when you find cash is scarce. It can give you:

* The convenience of earning local currency units from one Member which you can then spend with anyone else in the system.

* Recognition that your skills are valuable whether you are trained, experienced, do it out of interest, as a hobby or are just plain talented.

* A local network of contacts with the opportunity to meet new friends and revitalise your social life.

* The chance to ask for all those things you really want — rather than just the things you need.

* A choice of a whole range of goods and services, often without the need for cash.

* Ideas on how to save money and stretch a tight budget.

* The chance to offer all your skills without the need to specialise — allowing you to make creative use of your talents.

* The opportunity to borrow items, equipment hire storage space or rooms.

* Tuition and training opportunities so you can try new ideas, brush up on old skills, gain new skills and increase your confidence


Upon receipt of your application we will send you a form asking you to list
your offers and requests.

We will send you a current directory and newsletter. Events are publicised in the newsletter and by email. You may trade as soon as you receive your directory, however you may find it easier to come along to one of our events and meet some members first. We often have lunch or a meal in a pub, which is an ideal opportunity to get to know other members.

“What can I offer?” is a question regularly asked by potential new members.

The answer is found by asking yourself, what do I do/what do I have?

Some members offer things like ironing, sewing repairs and alterations, car maintenance, cooking and baking, fresh produce from their gardens, lifts in the car, hire of tools and equipment. Therapists offer their services – reflexology, aromatherapy, massage and shiatsu are currently offered by several members. Odd jobs around the house, painting, decorating, plumbing and electrical work are often requested, gardening, shopping, secretarial services, computer training/troubleshooting, picture framing, digital photography, small web site design, tuition – piano, tap dancing, maths, baby sitting, knitting, … the list is endless.


The name of the units Members trade in.
The initials stand for Concrete Cows. They are not physical tokens – they exist in the computer. CCs have no sterling value – all transactions are negotiable. The value is placed on it by the people trading.


Having spent CCs on a job or service, the members account is debited. It is not a “debt” but rather a commitment to provide goods or services for the other LetNet members at some time in the future.


Having earned CC’s by doing a job or giving a service, the member’s account is credited and is said to be in surplus. However, you do not need to have earned any CC’s before you start spending. In fact, CCs are only produced when someone goes into commitment.

For more information or to join MKLetnet please email

For further information on LETS across the UK, see