News and Events



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 all about it, we hope you’ll want to get involved.

So meantime, why not revisit your Time Bank account or open one up if you don’t have one.

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