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Settle Timebank

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A Timebank has started which is for people of all ages in Settle and the surrounding villages – anyone living elsewhere but working or studying in Settle is welcome to join. The Timebank is now based at the new Settle Community and Business Hub in Commercial Courtyard. They will be open for general info on Tuesdays 10-4 and Fridays 12-5 so pop in and find out more about the Timebank.

In very simple terms Timebanks are skill shares and everyone’s time is equal. One hour doing a task for someone means you earn one time credit which youc an spend on a range of things being offered. There are many ways people can get involved and this cartoon sheet give some suggestions but your offers and wants can be discussed when you meet or have a phone conversation with one of the Timebank Brokers.

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We will be available to help people sign up online at the new Hub or you can pick up a paper form and drop it through their letter box.

The best schemes have a mix of individuals, businesses, charities, community groups and venues involved and that is what we are aiming for in Settle.

A very simple video from the Paxton Green Timebank below explaining how it all works.

To sign up you will need to give us some basic information like name, age, address and also provide email or phone numbers for two personal referees who have known you more than two years.

 You can register and/or log in to the Settle Timebank through the blue Time and Talents tab on the Timebanking UK page at http://www.timebanking.org/

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Click the blue tab and scroll down to Settle Timebank and click the ‘sign in’ button – you will see the screen below and can click on ‘Become a Member’ on the left hand side to register online. There is also a link to a very short video explaining how the simple software works. For those of you with clever phones there is also an app and you can login using facebook once you are registered with the scheme.

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We need to check references for all new members so there will be a short delay before you can use all the features on the Time and Talents software. Any questions just get in touch by email settletimebank@gmail.com or give us a call on 07977 040329 and we’ll get back to you.

The video below is a quick overview to the Time and Talents software will give you the info you need to get started and get trading your time and skills.

For more info on Timebanking in the UK see http://www.timebanking.org or have a look and see if there is an existing Timebank near you.

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Thanks for funding from the Stronger Communities Team at North Yorkshire County Council and also from York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership and their Network Ideas Fund. Their financial contributions are going towards a 2 year pilot project.