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We are a small, friendly organisation which offers people in Bath and surrounding areas opportunities for volunteering and involvement in their local community through an exchange of time and services. Whatever you can offer, whatever you need, everyone's time is valued equally. For each hour you spend helping someone else, you receive a time credit, which can be exchanged for a service or activity you would like, or donated to someone else in need.

Our members are involved in many different ways - whether it's help with gardening or simple DIY, assisting at our Food Co-op, attending art classes or football sessions, escorting a disabled person to a health appointment, knitting for charity, leading a group, offering lifts, baking a cake, learning guitar or cookery, helping at the office or giving computer advice, your imagination is the limit!

Volunteering with Time Bank Plus is an excellent way to develop your skills and confidence, make new friends, help you into employment or simply to become more involved in your local community. Everyone is welcome to join us, regardless of age, health or ability - we firmly believe that everyone has something to offer, please see our skills questionnaire for ideas.

Our office is open 10 - 4.00pm, Mondays to Wednesdays at 86 High Street, Twerton, Bath, BA2 1DE. For further information, call in to our office, ring us on 01225 442813, click on our contact page or email us at timebankplus@googlemail.com.

Time Bank Plus is an independent voluntary sector charity, working in association with Time Banking UK and is supported by funding from  St John's HospitalRoper Rhodes, CuroChrysalis, Bath & West Community Energy, People's Postcode Lottery, Wessex Water and Quartet Community Foundation.

We are currently seeking a part time Lunch Club & Projects Co-ordinator.

The worker will be responsible for development, co-ordination & delivery of a new lunch club in the Twerton area. The job will include recruiting, working with and supporting local Time Bank volunteers, who will play a key part in the design & delivery of this project.

Remaining hours will be spent maintaining a reception point at the Time Bank office and providing office, volunteer or project support as needed.

We are looking for someone with experience of delivering community based services, who has equally excellent organisational and people skills.

For further details and an application pack, email timebankplus@googlemail.com   Please note application is by form and CV’s will not be accepted for this post.

Closing date: 2nd April 2018 (9am); Interviews will be held: 13th April 2018


If you live would like to join others in growing veg and sharing the produce, the Time Bank Plus Community Allotment group may be for you!
We meet on Friday mornings, at the Bath City Farm allotments.
The Community Allotment is a social space for people who want to grow fruit and vegetables and share the harvest.
Everyone is welcome - no experience is neccessary, and there is nothing to pay.
Seeds, tools and tea will be provided.
An experienced gardener will be on hand to guide and advise.
If you are interested in joining us, contact Time Bank Plus on: 01225 442813, email : timebankplus@googlemail.com, or just pop along for an informal chat.

Our fabulous new crafts group will be starting in a couple of weeks' time on Monday mornings in Twerton.

Whether you'd like to have a go at willow weaving, mosaic making, crochet & knitting, fermented foods & chutneys, card making, sewing, soap making, flower arranging, cake decorating, felting or making your own cosmetics,  we'll try and make it happen.

Email us for more info at timebankplus@googlemail.com or call us on 01225 442183.

You are invited to our Summer Social, which is an opportunity to say a Big Thank You to everyone who’s been involved with the Time Bank over the past year. We’d like to invite you for a delicious Indian meal & evening social with quiz & games. You are very welcome to bring family or a friend.

It’s on Friday 18th August from 6.30pm – 8.30pm at Quebec Community Room, Dominion Road, BA2 1DJ (just behind the Time Bank office). Please let us know if you need (or can offer) a lift. It’s OK to just turn up if you’re not sure beforehand, but if possible we’d like to know you are coming so we have an idea of numbers. You can email timebankplus@googlemail.com or ring us on 01225 442813.

A Repair Café is a free drop-in session where you can bring along an item that needs mending or servicing. It could be an item of clothing that needs alteration or mending, a bike in need of servicing, an electrical appliance which needs repair or PAT testing or a tool in need of sharpening.  A team of volunteers will be on hand to repair the item or advise on what needs doing.

We will be hosting Repair Cafe's at our centre in Twerton High Street, on the first Saturday of the month, from 10am -12.30pm, starting on 3rd June 2017. Hot drinks and home-made cake will also be available to buy. Please do come along with your items in need of repair or servicing. This is a free service, open to everyone.

Bath Borrow It is a new project which we are setting up thanks to funding from Bath & West Community Energy.

Borrow It will offer people in B&NES the opportunity to borrow a range of useful items which are needed only for occasional use, such as tools, household and gardening equipment, catering utensils, camping items, children & baby equipment, etc – it could be anything from a hedge trimmer to a sewing machine, a gazebo or a chocolate fountain!

Did you know that the average drill is only used for 13 minutes during its entire lifetime? The Borrow It project will provide a way to reduce waste and clutter, make better use of resources and help people to save money.”

The Borrow It ‘store’ will be located at the Time Bank centre in Twerton High Street and will be open on Mondays 10am - 4pm and Wednesdays 10am - 7pm. People wishing to borrow items will need to register with the project and are asked for a small donation towards costs (eg 50p or £1).

We are looking for donations of items to stock the Borrow It ‘store’.  Alternatively please let us know if you would like to offer a ‘virtual’ contribution to the project, ie loan of an item which you will continue to own and keep at your own home.

Here is our wish list of useful items we are currently looking for (click on it to read).

WishlistPlease contact us on 01225 442813 or email timebankplus@googlemail.com if you are able to help. Many thanks.

Here’s some truly exciting news! We’ve been working with Bath City Football Club to arrange a community showing of Ken Loach’s new film‘I, Daniel Blake’.  It’s a fantastic film, which won the Palme D’Or for best film at Cannes Film Festival this year, and what’s more, Ken Loach will be coming along himself to answer your questions after the showing. The screening will take place on Thursday 8th December at 7pm and will be at Randall’s Bar, Twerton Park (BA2 1DB).

Tickets will be priced at £2 for people on benefits or a low income. Others will pay £10 or £20 for a ‘solidarity’ ticket. Tickets are available from the Time Bank office, or they can also be bought from the Football Club or the Little Theatre. They can also be booked and paid for online through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-screening-of-i-daniel-blake-and-qa-with-director-ken-loach-tickets-29332359878

i-daniel-posterWe expect that tickets will sell out fast, so please book yours as soon as possible. If you fail to get a ticket let us know, as we will be keeping a waiting list. You could also try just turning up on the night, in case of last minute cancellations.

The film tells the story of 2 ordinary people - a carpenter who has become disabled following a heart attack, and a single mum with 2 young children - and their struggles with the welfare system in Britain today. Here is a link to the trailer: https://www.theguardian.com/film/video/2016/jun/15/i-daniel-blake-trailer-ken-loach-palme-dor-winner-video



Ken Loach has now confirmed that he will be on our panel of judges. He joins Grenville Jones, the Mayor of Bath Cllr Paul Crossley and other local personalities who will be attending on Sat 9th July.

We are delighted with the response from local people of all ages and the fabulous array of performers who will take part. Please come and join us for some or all of the day. Here is the full programme:

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Our new Afternoon Tea sessions are launching on Tuesday 14th June. This is part of our cafe for over 50s at Rose Cottage on Twerton High Street, which run every Tuesday from 12 noon serving bacon butties, home made soup and more.

The afternoon teas will be available from 2.30pm to 4pm. We will be providing a free cream tea to everyone that comes to the launch on Tuesday 14th June.

We're also planning to provide some activities at Rose Cottage while the afternoon teas are on which people can take part in if they'd like to. At the launch we'll be asking what people would like. Some ideas so far are: book group, crafts, quizzes and memories sessions.

Don't miss the launch and the cream tea on Tuesday 14th June!

'Twerton's Got Talent' will take place on Saturday 9th July 2016 at Bath City Football Club, Twerton, from 10am to 7pm. The event will celebrate the creativity, skills and talents of a wide range of people who live or have connections with Twerton, Whiteway and Southdown.

Over the past few months, we've been busy getting together with loads of different groups and agencies, like schools, youth hubs, arts projects and community groups, to involve local people of all ages, cultures and abilities.

Registration for Twerton's got Talent is now complete and we are delighted to announce that we have a fantastic array of performers of all ages signed up, as well as many great displays. Here are some talented young performers, from auditions at Twerton Infants School for the under 7's category.

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Entry to Twerton's got Talent is free on the door (space permitting), but to help us with numbers we are asking people to book their place in advance. Everyone booking in advance will receive a free prize raffle ticket.

For further information or to book your place, please ring Time Bank Plus on 01225 442813 or email timebankplus@googlemail.com