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Wintertime again…

The Time Banks don’t shut any time of the year, but as we come towards Winter we’d like to encourage all our account holders to check on neighbours, especially if there’s likely to be bad weather.

Tell them about the Time Bank and how they can get involved – remember our core values include believing everyone has something to offer, and everyone’s time is of equal value.

If you need any help, do get in touch with your Time Bank Brokers – they’re always willing to help.

No Debt

No debt

Debt? What debt? You don’t even need credits in your time bank account to benefit! Organisations especially – a time bank account isn’t like a financial bank account. Ask us and we’ll explain! read more

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Changes

Change is inevitable. But we get a free trip round the sun as the seasons change so change isn’t all bad! In fact we think change should be for the better, especially when we’re changing how things are done at the Time Bank. So we’re working on a new project that will enhance the Time Bank. It will give more people the opportunity to give that most precious gift, their time, doing something they love to do at a time that suits them. Although it’s all behind the scenes at the moment we’ll be rolling this out towards the end of the summer, and when we can let you know … read more

Credit where it’s due

To understand Time Banking fully it’s important to remember these things: You need a new definition of “debt”! In fact it may be simply easier to forget it – if that’s possible.  We’re so caught up in the Capitalist model that might be hard to do. In a Time Bank you don’t need credit to get something you need. You’re getting a gift from another Time Bank account holder – a gift of their time. There are no “deals” in Time Banking. The currency is Time, and it’s valued equally: an hour of anyone’s time has the same value as an hour of anyone else’s – regardless of the activity…and … read more

What do you call yourself?

We’ve been asking a lot of people what you call yourself (in relation to the Time Bank!!) and it seems you’d like us to STOP calling you members and call you what you are: Time Bank account holders and that you didn’t “Sign-up” but you Opened a Time Bank account. And we are so pleased to do what you asked! read more

Shaun’s Story

Shaun is an Action for Children Time Bank account holder in Upper Nithsdale. “At present I am doing 6- 10 hours a week volunteering and get great benefit from it.” read more

Time Banks receive quality mark

We are delighted to announce that the Nithsdale, Stewartry and Annandale and Eskdale Time Banks have received the Timebanking UK Quality Mark™ which is awarded to time banks that adhere to the core values of time banking and operate in such a way that they develop, support and celebrate good time banking practice as recommended by Timebanking UK.   read more