Welcome to Houghton & Wyton Timebank's website, here you will find lots of upcoming information about events and ways to get involved with the Timebank. We are passionate about volunteering and spend our time engaging with the community and other local organisations offering support to everyone. Members ages range from 6-96 and with over 150 members who support each other, our exchanges range from simple DIY to prescription collection and much much more. To find out more check out the upcoming events on the calendar page and get involved.
Houghton & Wyton Timebank is proud to be in the Tesco's Bags for Life scheme in three local stores including Huntingdon Extra, St Ives Needingworth Express and Stukeley Meadows Express. Drop your blue token into the Houghton & Wyton Timebank box as we continue to raise funds for our work in the community.
Lots of summer events coming up to look forward to these include a BBQ to celebrate National Volunteers week, all members and their families are invited to join us for a BBQ at the Pavilion on the Playing Field in Houghton on Wednesday June 6th from 6pm please let the Timebank know if you join us.
Houghton & Wyton Parish Council will be hosting a Street Party to commemorate the end of WW1 100 years ago. This event will take place on Saturday 4th August and along with a Street Party, we will be having entertainment provided by community singers, and a performance from a local youth theatre. Join us for a fun afternoon with a bar and sandwiches provided by The Three Horseshoes and refreshments and cakes provided by the WI and the Timebank.
Houghton & Wyton Timebank finally completed the Great British Spring Clean on Saturday 17th of March despite temperatures of -5 and a layer of snow that fell overnight, 30 willing volunteers turned up ready to pick and litter and clear roadsides. A wonderful lunch was provided after the event by Timebank members who made sure we got warm with soup, cake and lots of tea!!
We hold regular events throughout the year, which are held monthly, including coffee mornings and health walks, all are held at the St Mary's Centre on Chapel Lane and are on a Wednesday begining at 10am. Please see the attached poster for details.
Houghton Rocks launched in February 2018 and is a Facebook group that follows the latest craze to take over the country of painting rocks and hiding them around Houghton & Wyton for children and adults to find. The group now has over 200 members and rocks are being found on a daily basis with pictures shared through the Facebook group. Over the Easter holidays, 45 children attended a rock painting session in the village organised by Houghton & Wyton Timebank and we also held a second session in the first week back to school after Easter.
Houghton & Wyton Timebank is pleased to announce we have successfully been awarded funding from Cambridgeshire County Council's Innovate and Cultivate Fund. This funding will ensure the continued success of the Timebank and working with the Parish Council whom have match funded the grant. The Timebank has lots of plans for the coming year ahead and will be working with all areas of the community to offer opportunities to share skills and give time to each other. We are very excited for the future and welcome your ideas and feedback on how the Timebank could improve or areas we could develop. And if you have an idea please share it with us. Drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/houghtonandwytontimebank/
Magical Lanterns took place on December 2nd at the Sports Pavilion, thanks to everyone who came along and to the members of the timebank who gave time to make refreshements or work with the children making lanterns, as the pictures show it was a wonderful day. We are aiming to make this an annual event which takes place every year before the Christmas lights in the evening.
Loneliness affects everyone at some point in their lives and H&W Timebank attended the launch for the Camapign to end Loneliness at Madingley Hall in Cambridge on Monday 11th December and was lucky enough to listen to some fantastic speakers who all have worked towards erradicating loneliness. There is a lot of work still to be done in this field , and H&W timebank has pledeged to work hard to support our community and aim to support people suffering form loneliness. Please take some time to watch the video on the attached link which shows the affects of loneliness on a young man.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for us in the Aviva Community Fund, we were staggered by the overwhealming support from our community, sadly we did not recieve enough votes to move forward to the next round. But we are actively seeking funding from other avenues which will hopefully be successful and help us to continue our work in this fabulous community. Update 1/2/2018 the Aviva Fund has contacted us and although we were not successful offered us £100 for our efforts, with the Timebank every penny helps and this money will be used to continue our work.
Houghton & Wyton TimeBank update. Upcoming coffee mornings start agin in the new year, thank you to everyone who has participated this year. Health walk's will begin again in the new year on the 3rd Wednesday of the month we meet at the St Mary's Centre at 10am. Lots of reasons to get involved in the Timebank with opportunities to meet new people, use your skills to help others and develop new networks with in our community. Come along to one of our events to find out more and get involved.
Houghton & Wyton Time Bank is One!!!
Houghton & Wyton Time Bank turned one on the 5th of September and what a year it has been! We now have 118 members and over 1200 hours of exchanges. So much has happened with regular coffee mornings, health walks and annual events such as lantern making, Spring fun and Summer picnics. New friends have been made and new networks of support offered. We have made links with Hunts Forum, Care Network and other Time Banks across Cambridgeshire. Our aim to be inclusive for all and offer support to all has become the values the Time Bank can rely on to ensure its success. But we would be nothing if it was not for the amazing network of members and community groups we have made links with. We are grateful for everything you do whether it be a cup of tea with an elderly member, to taking a dog for a walk or giving a lift to the doctors. We would not be as successful as we have been had it not been for all that you do. So thank you and long may the Time Bank continue to be a success.
To celebrate our first birthday the Time Bank is holding an AGM/Quiz on Friday 29th September from 7.30pm at the Sports Pavilion on Houghton playing field, please join us for refreshements, quiz, raffle and auction of Time Bank promises. Bar available to purchase drinks.
Houghton & Wyton Time Bank supports Time Banks across Cambridgeshire raising funds to help end loneliness. Succssessful campaign saw over £3000 raised through donations and coffee mornings, with the first county wide coffee morning taking place on April 29th. Funds will be split between all of the Time banks to help support different programmes being run by the different Time Banks. You can find out more about how you can get involved by reading the current newsletter from Time Banking Cambridgeshire by clicking on the link below.
Welcome to Houghton & Wyton Time Bank's Website. Here you will find information about the Time Bank and how you can get involved. The Time Bank was launched by Houghton and Wyton Parish council in September and with the backing of the councillors has been working hard to help support and get involved in this wonderful community. Houghton & Wyton Time Bank has been running since September 2016, we are proud to have already achieved 75 members ranging in age from 6-95 years old. We organise regular coffee mornings and health walks for all age groups and you are more than welcome to come along. Click on the link to our events page above for more details.
A Time Bank is a fantastic way to meet new people and get involved in the community. We offer oportunities for all age groups to get involved and by giving your time to others you can support your community. Not sure if you have a skill to give give the Time Broker Vickie Graham a call to find out more.
What is the Time Bank?
It is a way for people to help others in their community and be rewarded for it – in time. For every hour of time you give helping someone, you receive one time credit. The Time Bank will also be running fun, free activities in partnership with the local community.
What can you do with your time credits?
You can ‘spend’ your time credits when you need help from someone else. You can give them to another person who needs some help. Or you can save them to use.
Who can join the Time Bank?
Age, ability, lack of finance or limited mobility are not barriers to participating in the time bank. Look inside for the ways in which you can get involved.
Check out the link below to find out more about Time Banking.
Want to find out more information........
Contact: Vickie Graham Houghton & Wyton Time Bank Co-ordinator
St Mary's Centre, Chapel Lane, Houghton, PE28 2AW
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday's 9.30am - 12.30pm