Melbourn Parish Council Timebank

***Next Timebank Games Night, Monday 23rd September 7.30pm at The Black Horse, Melbourn***

Welcome to Melbourn Parish Council's Timebank.

A brand new Timebank has been set up for the people of Melbourn (and surrounding villages). This is a new and exciting venture to try and bring the village community together by sharing our time and skills. Everyone is welcome regardless of age or abilities, including local businesses and organisations.

Coffee mornings are held on a Thursday from 10-12 in the Community Hub in Melbourn for people to come along and find out more about Timebanking. The majority of our coffee mornings are held in the Hub (1st, 3rd and 4th weeks each month). On the 2nd Thursday of each month, the coffee morning will be held at in the Media Room, Moorlands Court at Moorlands Close, Melbourn SG8 6HF.

Additionally an Art and Craft Club meets every other Wednesday afternoon, contact Cath, the Timebank Coordinator for more information. We will be looking to arrange other social activities soon.

This is your Timebank / community, so we welcome your ideas and feedback as we develop and grow.

Please click this link to visit the Melbourn Parish Council Timebank website.

Please also click this link to visit an informative website dedicated to events in Melbourn.  

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Timebanking is a way for local people to come together and help each other by exchanging knowledge, help and skills. 

Everyone has something to offer a Timebank from making a cake, picking up a prescription, walking their dog, doing some gardening, visiting someone for a cup of tea, welcoming new residents to the village, whatever you do will make a difference to the person that needs your help.

You get an hour’s time credit which you can use to get something back. That may be help with your mobile/tablet, learning how to hem a skirt, someone picking up a loaf of bread, or gaining some new skills.

Everyone’s time is equal, so one hour of my time is equal to one hour of your time, irrespective of whatever we choose to exchange.

However it’s not just about giving and receiving. Timebanking is also about bringing people together to build a stronger, safer and happier community.

The exchanges can go on and on, as do the new friendships, connections and networks that are made. Members feel less isolated and more supported in their own community.

For more information please contact our Timebank Coordinator Cath Sharman on 01763 263303 Option 3 or email: timebank@melbournparishcouncil.co.uk

Hope to see you soon.