The West Wight Timebank on the Isle of Wight is an ‘inclusive community project’, that operates under a ‘not for profit’ company called Action 4 Support CIC.
Our Timebank members, currently aged between 24 and 92 years, have been sharing their wide ranging skills and gifts with each other for over five years. We have a strong community presence in the West Wight, largely due to the schemes we run, to help us all build a stronger, more resilient Community. We have an allotment, growing produce for our ‘living box’ scheme, and for jams and pickles that go into our ‘well-being’ boxes, which are then delivered to members, their families and friends, carers, key workers and others who would like one in our community. Our members share weekly walks on our beautiful island and have open garden sessions, making up personalised ‘Family Drop and Swap bags’ with donated tinned and dried food, toys, books, games, books, jigsaws, clothing, and household goods. Following all current Government advice, the Timebank Coordinator then delivers a bag to the doorsteps of families who will find them particularly helpful at this difficult time. We also run a popular mobile, eco- friendly plastic refill scheme, and follow the principles of the circular economy. Our food redistribution scheme, which has been running for three years, has saved thousands of wrapped bread loaves from going to waste, and in summer 2021 we hope to reduce food waste further, by sharing innovative recipes for common foods, before cooking and eating together.
If you are aged 18 years and over, and live in the West Wight we would love you join us. If you live outside of the West Wight, or on the mainland, we would love to share ideas with you about building a more respectful, kinder society that demonstrates that it really isn’t just about money. Please call Sally, the West Wight Timebank founder and coordinator, on 07872 304294.
Newbridge, Isle of Wight PO41 0TX
Main contact: Sally Gaeta