Melbourn Timebanking

Is your New Year’s resolution to do a good deed, to help others, make more effort to get to know your neighbours or do more for your community? If so, you can achieve all of that by joining the Melbourn Timebank!

The Timebank is growing steadily; we now have members from Royston, Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton too. Over 830 hours have been exchanged in the Timebank’s first year.

We hold regular social events, a weekly Coffee Morning on a Thursday from 10–12, either in The Hub or Moorland Court, a fortnightly Art and Craft club that runs in the pavilion on a Wednesday afternoon from 1.30 – 4.30 pm and a monthly Evening Social/ Timebank Games Night at The Black Horse (all these location are in Melbourn). Non-members are always very welcome to come to any of these events to learn more about Timebanking and meet other members.

Timebanking is a way for local people to come together and help each other by exchanging knowledge, help and skills. Everyone has something to offer a Timebank from making a cake, picking up a prescription, walking their dog, doing some gardening, visiting someone for a cup of tea, welcoming new residents to the village, whatever you do will make a difference to the person that needs your help.

You get an hour’s time credit which you can use to get something back. That may be help with your mobile/tablet, learning how to hem a skirt, someone picking up a loaf of bread, or gaining some new skills. Everyone’s time is equal, so one hour of my time is equal to one hour of your time, irrespective of whatever we choose to exchange

However, it’s not just about giving and receiving. Timebanking is also about bringing people together to build a stronger, safer and happier community. The exchanges can go on and on, as do the new friendships, connections and networks that are made. Members feel less isolated and more supported in their own community.

For more information or to join us, please contact Cath by calling 07483 176929 or 01763 263303 Option 3 or via email at

You can also visit our website or follow us on Facebook under the name Melbourn Time Bank