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15 October 2019Week of 15 Oct Updates

Good afternoon Timebankers,

 

We continue to experience serious email issues - please make sure you have our address whitelisted (add this address to your contacts and also make sure your spam filters are affirmatively set to never send emails from this address to junk. We're working hard to fix it and ask for your patience. All upcoming events will be posted on the community boards, on the Facebook page, and on the website - so for now please also use these alternative methods for staying informed.

 

Dates for the diary:

 

Tomorrow Weds 16 Oct – 10 AM    – Health Walk starting at St. Mary’s Centre. 2 groups- both are sticking to fully paved routes this week given the wet ground. Group 1 goes ~3 miles. Group 2 goes between 1/2 and 1 mile at a very leisurely pace on even, paved paths.

 

Tomorrow Weds 16 Oct – 6 - 8 PM – Timebank Fundraiser at 3 Jolly Butchers – The restaurant side is fully booked, FANTASTIC! If you didn't get a table you can still support the Timebank by grabbing a drink or something from the pub food menu on the pub side from 6-8 pm. Thank you for your support!

 

Weds 23 Oct – 10 AM    – Coffee Morning at St. Mary’s Centre

 

Tues 05 Nov – 1:30 PM  – Afternoon Scrabble at the village shop

 

Weds 13 Nov – 10 AM   – Coffee Morning at St. Mary’s Centre

 

Weds 20 Nov – 10 AM   – Health Walk starting at St. Mary’s Centre

 

Weds 27 Nov – 10 AM   – Coffee Morning at St. Mary’s Centre

This week's exchange opportunities:

Urgent Request: Volunteers needed to serve coffee, tea, and cook bacon butties at Our Shop's Community shop planning meeting on October 19 in St Mary’s Centre. The meeting begins at 9 AM.

Administrative housekeeping request: If you participate in an ongoing member to member exchange that originated through the Timebank, please let me know. It's key to whether the Timebank's liability coverage extends to you, and also important for measuring our Timebank's activity. Thank you!

Request: Cakes for upcoming coffee mornings on 23 October.

Request: Member needs assistance with painting two ceilings they can't reach (she does have a step ladder, extender pole, etc, but is on the shorter side). She will have everything moved out of the way and is not looking for a professional result - just would like some help making it a bit tidier.

Request: Member requests some help with tidying her garden.

Request: Car ride needed for local gentleman from his home in Wyton-on-the-Hill to St. Ives for a medical appointment that occurs 1:30 PM on each Thursday for the immediate future. If you are able to provide transport on one or more Thursdays, please contact me for further details.

Request: Leaflet delivery needed for Timebank materials to Timebank members. For those of you who have offered thus far, thank you. We still need help with this - please consider it. I have divided what's left into small area groupings, which are:

6 addresses on Houghton Hill

4 addresses on Farm Close, St. Ives Rd, and The Lanes

13 addresses – Thicket Road, Mill Street, Chapel Lane

8 addresses – Victoria Crescent

11 addresses - The Orchards, and Huntingdon Road

11 addresses – Ware Lane, Loxley Green, Warren Close, Old Farm Court

5 addresses - Manor Close, Splash Lane, Townsend Close

6 addresses – Wyton on the Hill

3 addresses – Hartford

Request: Administrative assistance in Timebank office to assist with updating our membership contact info. Will require making phone calls.

Request: Occasional assistance needed to provide company for Alzheimer patient in home while primary caregiver attends their own medical appointments. This can be split into short 2 hour shifts. If this is something you are willing to do, pending your availability, please let me know and I will add you to a list of potential volunteers to be notified when the need arises.

Request: Calling all crafters, even the self proclaimed unskilled type! Timebankers are needed to help with a craft project for the primary school's Christmas Fayre. They are making hedgehog books, and if you can fold a piece of paper, you can do this. You can make these on your own for now, and later we will coordinate a crafting afternoon with the kids to make some together. Contact me for more details, to let me know your interest, and to get supplies. Thanks to those who have let me know of their interest thus far- I'm just waiting on a few more people to step up and then will send out a group email to you.

Thank you - stay dry and warm this week! Please let me know if you have any other requests or offers.

 

Lane

 

08 October 2019Week of 7 Oct updates

Hello Timebankers,

Here is this week's update. We continue to experience serious email issues - please make sure you have our address whitelisted (add this address to your contacts and also make sure your spam filters are affirmatively set to never send emails from this address to junk. We're working hard to fix it and ask for your patience. All upcoming events will be posted on the community boards, on the Facebook page, and on the website - so for now please also use these alternative methods for staying informed.

Dates for the diary:

Weds 9 Oct - 10 AM - Coffee Morning at St. Mary's Centre

Weds 16 Oct – 10 AM    – Health Walk starting at St. Mary’s Centre

Weds 16 Oct – 6 - 8 PM – Timebank Fundraiser at 3 Jolly Butchers – please book your table soon.

Weds 23 Oct – 10 AM    – Coffee Morning at St. Mary’s Centre

Tues 05 Nov – 1:30 PM  – Afternoon Scrabble at the village shop

Weds 13 Nov – 10 AM   – Coffee Morning at St. Mary’s Centre

Weds 20 Nov – 10 AM   – Health Walk starting at St. Mary’s Centre

Weds 27 Nov – 10 AM   – Coffee Morning at St. Mary’s Centre

This week's exchange opportunities:

Request: Volunteers needed to serve coffee, tea, and cook bacon butties at Our Shop's Community shop planning meeting on October 19 in St Mary’s Centre. The meeting begins at 9 AM.

Request: Cakes for upcoming coffee mornings on 9 and 23 October.

Request: Member needs assistance with painting two ceilings they can't reach (she does have a step ladder, extender pole, etc, but is on the shorter side). She will have everything moved out of the way and is not looking for a professional result - just would like some help making it a bit tidier.

Request: Member requests some help with tidying her garden.

Request: Car ride needed for local gentleman from his home in Wyton-on-the-Hill to St. Ives for a medical appointment that occurs 1:30 PM on each Thursday for the immediate future. If you are able to provide transport on one or more Thursdays, please contact me for further details.

Request: Leaflet delivery needed for Timebank materials to Timebank members. For those of you who have offered thus far, thank you, I have you on my list and will arrange with you to get the materials to you this week. We could still use a few more volunteers. Thank you!

Request: Administrative assistance in Timebank office to assist with updating our membership contact info. Will require making phone calls.

Request: Occasional assistance needed to provide company for Alzheimer patient in home while primary caregiver attends their own medical appointments. This can be split into short 2 hour shifts. If this is something you are willing to do, pending your availability, please let me know and I will add you to a list of potential volunteers to be notified when the need arises.

Request: Calling all crafters, even the self proclaimed unskilled type! Timebankers are needed to help with a craft project for the primary school's Christmas Fayre. They are making hedgehog books, and if you can fold a piece of paper, you can do this. You can make these on your own for now, and later we will coordinate a crafting afternoon with the kids to make some together. Contact me for more details, to let me know your interest, and to get supplies.

Offer: A member has several nice quality jigsaw puzzles, and wonders if we might form a sharing scheme or have them available at coffee mornings. A very kind offer! I'm trying to gauge interest so we can decide the best way forward - if this appeals to you, please let me know

Thank you, and have a great week.

Lane

02 October 2019Week of 30 Sept updates

**As we were not able to send out our weekly update via email, we are providing it here on the website. Stay tuned!**

 

Good afternoon all. Below are several dates and exchange opportunities. Special thanks to those who joined me for a good game of Scrabble yesterday! It was a close game and we even managed to avoid the rain. There’s room for more – if you were thinking about it, please come next time. 

 

*also a special note- regarding emails - we are still experiencing some troubles with emails and kindly ask that you PLEASE whitelist this email address and encourage your friends to do the same; unfortunately when too many of our emails go to spam, we end up on the naughty list and can't send our weekly digests out, as was the case yesterday. If you have any questions about how to whitelist an email, please just reply and we will help you. 

 

We endeavour to respect your time and not send many emails (usually just the one a week, and occasionally an extra if an emergent need pops up). In the future, we'll also publish the weekly digest on the website and Facebook page, so if you feel out of contact, please check there (and of course, call or email anytime!). We hope to get this resolved asap and thank you for your understanding and assistance *

 

 

Kind regards, Lane

 

 

UPCOMING DATES

Weds 09 Oct - 10 AM. Coffee morning at St Mary’s Centre, free admittance. All welcome.  **Cakes needed*

Weds 16 Oct - 10 AM. Health walk, free admittance, all welcome, meet at St. Mary’s Centre. We will have two groups for this walk, one very leisurely on even, paved terrain and going ~1.25 miles in total, and one quicker and going ~3 mileswith perhaps some easy low-to-no-inclined country paths involved. You can join either group & tailor it to your own needs- turn back early, continue on, or break away in the middle, whatever suits you! Dogs welcome for both groups. Duration ~1 hr for each walk. Rain or shine. Depending on the groups' desires, tea or coffee afterwards could be in the cards.

Weds 16 Oct - 6-8pm. "Night At the Pub" Fundraiser at the Three Jolly Butchers. Three Jolly Butchers Pub has generously agreed to host a fundraiser for the Timebank, and from 6 to 8 pm on October 16th, they will donate a portion of all bills to the Timebank. Please, clear your calendars and pull out your wallets - let's fill up the pub and have a great evening together supporting the Timebank. Early bookings recommended - call the Three Jolly Butchers at 01480 463228

Weds 23 Oct- 10 AM. Coffee morning at St Mary’s Centre, free admittance. All welcome. **Cakes needed

Tues 05 Nov - 1:30 PM. Afternoon Scrabble at the community corner at Our Shop Coffee available for purchase at the Shop, game and opponents provided. Thank you to Our Shop for hosting.

 

TIME EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES:

 

Request: Volunteers needed to serve coffee, tea, and cook bacon butties at Our Shop's Community shop planning meeting on October 19 in St Mary’s Centre. The meeting begins at 9 AM.

Request: Cakes for upcoming coffee mornings on 9 and 23 October.

Request: Car ride needed for local gentleman from his home in Wyton-on-the-Hill to St. Ives for a medical appointment that occurs 1:30 PM on each Thursday for the immediate future. If you are able to provide transport on one or more Thursdays, please contact me for further details.

Request: Leaflet delivery needed for Timebank materials to Timebank members during the week of Sept 30.  For those of you who have offered thus far, thank you, I have you on my list and will arrange with you to get the materials to you this week. We could still use a few more volunteers. Thank you!

Request: Administrative assistance in Timebank office to assist with updating our membership contact info. Will require making phone calls.

Request: Occasional assistance needed to provide company for Alzheimer patient in home while primary caregiver attends their own medical appointments. This can be split into short 2 hour shifts. If this is something you are willing to do, pending your availability, please let me know and I will add you to a list of potential volunteers to be notified when the need arises.

Request: Calling all crafters, even the self proclaimed unskilled type! Timebankers are needed to help with a craft project for the primary school's Christmas Fayre. They are making hedgehog books, and if you can fold a piece of paper, you can do this. You can make these on your own for now, and later we will coordinate a crafting afternoon with the kids to make some together. Contact me for more details, to let me know your interest, and to get supplies.

Offer: A member has several nice quality jigsaw puzzles, and wonders if we might form a sharing scheme or have them available at coffee mornings. A very kind offer! I'm trying to gauge interest so we can decide the best way forward - if this appeals to you, please let me know.

02 October 2019Tech glitches

astronaut declaring a problem, set against email logo backgroundThe Timebank is experiencing severeal email related issues. While these are resolved, please use the Facebook page and this website to keep up to date on all the happenings.

You can help us with the email issues by insuring that you have whitelisted our email address (houghtonwytontimebank@gmail.com).

Thank you for your assistance and patience!

03 July 2019Feast Week help needed!

Calling all volunteers! There are opportunities to volunteer at Feast Week.

(1)  On Thursday 11 Jul, at the Timebank's second annual Houghton & Wyton remembers event. We will have the pavilion with films playing, a photography exhibition of past events in the village and a display about the Discovering Houghton & Wyton book launched last year. We will be having an afternoon event with tea, coffee and cake from 1.30-3.30pm and then an evening show with a bar and nibbles from 8pm - 10pm.  The Timebank is looking for some help with this event in the following ways: 

  • Cakes, can anyone bake a cake for the afternoon event. 
  • Serving tea and coffee
  • Set up of tables, chairs and displays in the morning of the event.
  • Any teenagers who have finished school and could help for a few hours on Thursday would be gratefully received and fed cake

(2) On Saturday 6 Jul, it is fete day for Feast week and the feast week committee are looking for helpers to spend an hour on one of the stalls. All of the stalls this year are traditional games and you will be handing out the prizes. If you can spare some time, please contact Vickie.  Also if you wish to come along to fete day and don't want to come along alone, please let Vickie know and she can put you in touch with other people who are attending. 

Vickie's contact info:  07484524180, v.grahamhwpc@gmail.com

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