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Haringey Timebank

Spring 2013

A Timebank is where a group of people exchange their time and skills without any money changing hands.  It's totally free!  Everybody's time is valued equally, so for every hour you give you get an hour in return.  It's that simple.  Your credit is banked and you can spend it as and when you like on other members' time and skills.  In its most basic form, this is about neighbours helping neighbours.




Contact Us

Haringey Timebank, 
Winkfield Resource Centre,
33 Winkfield Rd, 
Wood Green N22 5RP

Opening Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00am-4:00pm


Sam Leggatt - 077 266 95812 


The Timebank is about our local community - this is your space for ideas about how we should run, new activities, local news...basically anything you want! We’d love to set up a group of members to help steer the Timebank, could you spare a few hours a month? 


Social events, energy saving workshops, Credit Union, Crafting and Gardening
The start of the new year saw members keen to get back into the swing of timebanking. We have had 2 lunch time socials which we combined with energy saving workshops and a visit from Haringey Credit Union.  
We welcomed some new people and were delighted to see the regular attendees again.  The lunches continue to be popular, giving members a chance to socialise, plan new activities and arrange swaps.
 We are keen to meet with all our members and welcome new members and accept that Monday may not be that great for those of you who work— so if you have ideas for possible venues for weekend/evening get togethers please let us know.
Our two energy saving workshops run by Green Doctor from Groundwork and John Mathers, fuel poverty officer from Haringey Council 40:20 project were well attended. Members gained valuable information about how to manage their energy bills, also they took away lots of free samples to help insulate their home.
We were delighted to welcome Eugene from the Credit Union who explained how it all works and why it is the best option for those of us who may need to access a loan but who also want to save money at the same time.
Credit Union Information workshop

Crafting workshops have been running every Monday and members have made some beautiful items including special frames, cards and Christmas wreaths.  We are moving to the Bernie Grant Art Centre from Monday 11th March and would love for your to join us - just bring along your enthusiasm.
We are working with Sustrans in Northumberland Park to deliver Cycle training and bike maintenance courses with AQA accreditation.  Please get in touch for more information.


Gardening sessions at the Winkfield

We are excited to welcome Emilie from Groundwork to offer gardening sessions.  Please drop in on any of the following dates between1.30-3.30:
6th March- digging in the green manure, sucessional planting (radish,beetroot, lettuce, chard), planting out the parsley
3rd April- planting potatoes, runner beans, Frenchh beans, separating tomatoes, planting out broccoli and sprouts from cold frame
10th April- successional planting, planting a herb garden, planting for pollinators
There are further sessions planned for:
24 April from 3.00-5.00
15 May from 3.00-5.00
29 May from 3.00-5.00
June 12 from 3.00-5.00
In addition to these sessions we would like to invite you to drop in on Mondays or Wednesdays to help to maintain the garden—time credits given for any time you spend doing this.

Living under One Sun are offering a 20 week Bee keeping course starting 5th March –places are limited and must be booked in advance, contactadmin@livingunderonesun.co.uk or call 07435 969312 for more information.


Caroline Page
Caroline joined the Timebank in 2011 and her first opportunity to earn credits came when she volunteered to help sort donated items following the riots.  She had some specific requests for help in her home and used the credits to get this done.  Accessibility is vital to ensure all our members can access our events so Caroline reviews possible venues for future reference.  She has also been involved in the Winkfield Garden, helping with the planting and has made some interesting and tasty dishes with the vegetables we have grown.
Members getting crafty with recycled materials                                

Over to you

We are keen to welcome new members, Haringey wide, to the Timebank.  Please share this newsletter and our facebook page with your friends, families  and networks.
One time credit given for every new member you introduce.
Latests offers and requests


Life coaching
Running/jogging partner
Tennis/badminton partner

Simple DIY
Cycle maintenance and repair
Help with maintaining account books
Learn British sign language
Occasional housework


Members lunch                                 
The Timebank is about giving our members opportunities to share and learn new skills.  Would you like to facilitate a workshop?  Cookery, crafts, practical information sessions-everyone has something to share.  Do you know of a venue we could use to deliver workshops on alternative days and times?
We’ll offer you support along the way so please get in touch with your ideas.


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