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Spring 2014

Share your skills, time and passion – give an hour and earn an hour in return

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 each other


Twitter: @LBH_Timebank


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

Opening Hours
Mondays and Wednesdays

Sam Leggatt - 077 266 95812

Susan Holtom - 077 029 42136


5000 hours celebrated

Members came to Bruce Castle in December to celebrate 5000 hours of skill sharing and timebanking. We began the afternoon with a winter tree ID walk and learnt about opportunities to volunteer in this beautiful park.  We then had mulled wine and festive treats in the café area of the museum.

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Members lunches continue to be popular— with interesting speakers from Futureproof, Loan Sharks project, cancer awareness, benefit changes, energy saving advice and Credit Union.

If you would like to come along to one of our lunches to share information, or if there is a subject you would like to hear more about,  please get in touch.
The next lunches will be held on 7 April, 2 June and 7 July. There is no lunch on 5 May but see below for big lunch plans.

Big Lunch 2014
Following the success of our Big Lunch last year, we are planning an event for mid-May. How about a picnic in Bruce Castle Park or Alexandra Park?—with an alternative if the weather is wet! More details to follow.

The Big Kitty Knit
On Monday 17th March around a dozen of our members got together in Tottenham's Living room to join squares knitted by Jane to make blankets for the cats and kittens of Wood Green Animal Shelter.  A great time was had by everyone, so much so that we are planning a follow up session to complete the blankets plus a large activity blanket on Monday 14th April.  We will be at TLR (situated next door to 639 Enterprise Centre, High Road, Tottenham) again from 1.30-4.00
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Pear Tree Pruning
Our pruning expert Ruth is returning to demonstrate pruning techniques on this lovely small pear tree. Come along to Winkfield Rd on Monday 24 March from 1030-1230. All tools supplied, no experience needed. Book a place today!

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Gardening Sessions at the Timebank Garden, N22
Sessions are planned for Wednesday 19th and 26th March initially.  Come along between 1.00-3.00 to help out with tidying up, light digging, weeding and sowing seeds.
Along with herbs and vegetables we want to make the garden into a haven for wildlife. We will be sowing bee friendly flowers and making bird boxes at a future session.

Requests for gardening help 
Are you interested in offering your time to do some light gardening for those who can’t manage their gardens? Contact Timebank or visit the website to find out how you can get involved.

Community gardens
There are many small community gardens around the borough, we would love to hear about yours. Join as an organisational member and your volunteers can earn time credits for the valuable work they do.  Send us a picture and we will be happy to include it in our next newsletter.


The Wellside is a community project based in the Old School House next to Holy Trinity Church on the corner of  Philip Lane/High Rd N15.
They provide a wide range of activities allowing people to come together and help their community, in particularreading projects in the local primary school, after school clubs and volunteering opportunities for young people.
Why not drop in to ourcommunity cafe space on Fridays 12-4 from 15 March 2014 and share your skills and ideas for an activity?

ContactMatthew@thewellside.org or 07739 171984 or Susan at Timebank on 07702 942136.

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  • Drama workshops
  • Creative writing workshops
  • Help setting up a residents association
  • Market stall space
  • Music for community events
  • Language swap
  • Ipad/Iphone help
  • CV skills


  • Minute takers
  • Help with de cluttering
  • Basic DIY
  • Noel Park market volunteers every Sunday
  • Circus skills lessons
  • Help with maths
  • Learning Turkish

This is a small selection of all the offers and requests, check out the website for more information


Mindful Saturdays
MIND in Haringey, Station House, 73c Stapleton Hall road, N4 3QF
Dates: 29th March, 5th April, 26th April from 11.00 till 1.00.  Activities include laughter yoga, reiki and meditation.  Contact Dave Forrest 020 8340 2474 to secure your place.

Crafting Sessions
Join the friendly group at  Winkfield Centre on 2nd, 3rd and 4th  Mondays from 1300-1500.

Edible Garden Show 
Alexandra Palace 28th—30th March
We have a limited number of tickets for this exciting event, only 3 time credits per person. Get in touch today to register your interest.

Cooking sessions
Starting soon—so far we have members offering to share their skills in making piccalilli, spicy vegetarian food and Caribbean stew. Spaces are limited so please get in touch to book a place.  Dates and times to be confirmed.
If you have a favourite recipe you would like to demonstrate to our members we would love to hear from you.

It’s your Timebank!
Share your skills and ideas for future events with your Timebank brokers. Earn time credits running new events and activities as well as gaining great experience for your CV.

Governance skills 
Timebank is exploring the possibility of becoming a constituted organisation in order to be able to raise more funds for timebank activities.  We would be interested to hear from any of you with relevant skills and experience in setting up community organisations and charities. This may include skills in charity law, governance, finance, marketing and HR.  We are planning a series of training events for people who are interested, starting in April. If you can offer training or get involved, please get in touch.


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