First set up in 2012, by Gloucester-based time bank Fair Shares, Stratford Time Bank is run by a community interest organisation, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire.
Thanks to funding from Orbit Housing, we employ a part-time Time Broker, Sarah Coxall, to organise the Time Bank and develop its activities across Stratford-on-Avon district. Stratford Time Bank now has nearly 250 individual members and 20 organisational members who have contributed over 6,000 hours of community and neighbourly help over the past three years.
All face-to-face exchanges and social activities are currently suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak. But our befriending scheme has expanded to enable more members to stay in tough with others by phone or e-mail, and we are also running online social get-togethers. We are still joining up new members, though offers and activities will remain limited during coronavirus lockdown.
We are grateful to Heart of England Community Foundation’s Coronavirus Resilience Fund for financial support during this period.
Timebanking is a community based scheme which promotes mutual support using time as its currency. Time banks bring the community together and reward people for the help they provide to others in their neighbourhood. For every hour of help you give you receive 1 time credit. 1 hour = 1 time credit. You use these credits to receive the help you’d like. You can help with whatever skills or services you would like to share with others. Everyone has something to offer and everyone’s time is valued equally.
Time Bank members give and receive all sorts of services, such as using computers, simple repairs, ironing, baking, lifts to hospital, waiting in for a parcel, sewing, shopping and prescription collection and deliveries.
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Somersham and Pidley Timebank was started in 2011 in the Huntingdonshire villages of Somersham and Pidley. We arrange time exchanges (skill sharing / neighbour help) for all our members and also other residents in our communities. Our time exchanges vary from gardening, pet care, baking, transport to basic DIY and many other things!
Our Timebank is open to everyone and we hold regular events when restrictions allow of coffee mornings, knitting group, craft sessions and larger community events such as Lake Fun Day and Apple Day.
Ramsey Timebank in the heart of rural Huntingdonshire was set up by Ramsey Neighbourhoods Trust (RNT) in August 2018. Our time exchanges vary from baking to basic DIY, shopping to prescription collection. We also run a number social groups including a games afternoon, crochet and craft clubs.
Our time bank is open to everyone, as we believe everyone has something to offer. We put on larger community activities, when restrictions allow, but for the moment many of our activities have gone online. We welcome new members and we will give you all the help you need to get started.
Paxton Green Time Bank offer support to local people and organisations who wish to use co-production as part of their day-to-day activities and work with a broad range of organisational members and their communities. We are committed to supporting the growth of time banking in Southwark, Lambeth and nationally, by working in partnership with Timebanking UK.