Friday, April 21, 2017

West End Timebank

The West End’s Timebank, Time2Give, sadly disbanded over a year ago.   Timebanking is a means of exchange used to organise people and organisations around a purpose, where time is the principal currency.  

For every hour participants ‘deposit’ in a timebank, perhaps by giving practical help and support to others, they are able to ‘withdraw’ equivalent support in time when they themselves are in need. In each case the participant decides what they can offer. 

It is a great, community-based, concept and there was originally great enthusiasm towards getting the West End timebank off the ground.   It ran well for a time and it was a real pity it came to an end.

I spoke some time ago with Jimmy Mooney who runs the Broughty Ferry Timebank (Ferry Time) and Jimmy advised that some West End residents were taking part in the Broughty Ferry group now given the lack of a West End group.

Jimmy is keen to encourage more West End residents to register with the group where they will be recognised as members from the West End.

For further information, please call him on 07975 943863.