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New Year Party with Timebanking UK

Your invitation to a New Year Party hosted by Timebanking UK!
  • Cafe de Paris, central London
  • 7pm to midnight (doors open at 6pm)
  • Live music (see below details)
  • Complimentary hot food and welcome drinks

We are pleased to announce a glamorous New Year celebratory party for those people involved in timebanking.  Brokers, members, stakeholders, families and friends are all invited (over 18’s only).  Likewise if you are an organisation who is linked to a time bank or who has an interest in timebanking; we welcome you all!

Tickets cost only £6 each to help cover the cost of food and entertainment for the evening.  Book by email to or or phone Nicki Baker 01453 750952.  Tickets will be issued on a first come first served basis.  Payments must be received by us before 20th January.

The venue is the ‚Äėhigh society‚Äô Cafe de Paris in London‚Äôs Piccadilly which opened its doors in 1924 and boasts luxurious seating, stage and dance floor to bring our party to life.

Cafe de Paris is at 3-4 Coventry Street, London W1D 6BL Nearest tube is Piccadilly Circus (exit Shaftesbury Avenue and find Cafe de Paris just past the Trocadero on the left hand side)

We are delighted to welcome The Red Stripe Band to thrill and entertain you throughout the evening!

And special guest Tam Cassidy who will be travelling from Scotland performing vocals and guitar with songs from the 60’s to the present day.

If you attend only one special event this new Year, make it this one….you will not be disappointed!

There are no limitations on the numbers of people who wish to attend, but please book early so that we can ensure enough food and welcome drinks are available.  (Hot food will be served for everyone on the night)

A big thank you to our generous sponsors for this event::

London based IT support and service company offering outsourced and cloud based computing, bespoke systems’ design and help desk support.  SCA provide a range of everyday or specialist IT services to facilitate and support your operation. 

Meteor pride themselves on achieving an outstanding level of service, helping to ensure that your event is truly inspiring.

The City Bridge Trust is the grant-making arm of Bridge House Estates. It was established to make use of funds surplus to bridge requirements and provides grants totalling around £15m per year towards charitable activity benefitting Greater London. It has always been a great supporter of timebanking, and currently supports the London Timebanking Network,

New website finally here

Well it has taken a lot longer than it should have done, but we are finally there. The new TBUK website has been launched.

After listening to members at our consultation events at the beginning of the summer, one thing that was consistently voiced was the need to update our website, making it far easier to find information and access material related to timebanking. We listened, and we spent the following six months working up and a new site with a simplified design. We have also added a few neat features, including a direct link to Time-ON-line so people can see exactly what the latest number of hours traded are; photo and video galleries; a new resource all about research on timebanking from the academic world; and a more interactive version of the ‘find my nearest’ function, which allows timebanks to search for others doing similar work.

But despite all that progress, this is still early days. We have ambitious plans for the coming months, including adding greater social networking functionality, and building up our membership section so we can showcase the incredible diversity of timebanking projects going on around the country.

In the mean time we need your help and feedback. If you spot any bugs or broken links, and and if you have ideas about how the site can improve in the coming months then email us and let us know.

And finally, we need to say a big thank you to NESTA for the help and support they have given us to develop the website, revamp the branding and most importantly, to think about how Timebanking UK can meaningfully add value in the coming years. We look forward to a bright future!