The Dept of Works and Pensions recognise TimeBanking
If you are claiming Universal Credit or other benefits and are required to look for work 35 hours a week – hours given to TimeBank, helping others can now count towards this time. But speak to your work coach first.

We welcome new corporate members:
The Riverside Miniature Railway Club has put a proposal together which would offer a family-friendly attraction, but also a solution to the overgrown site in the town’s Riverside Park.
Ivan Hewlett, who started the club in April, said that if the railway was given the go-ahead it would provide a benefit for the community and visitors to the town. The club is already growing in strength with over 20 members already on board and more are welcome, the club is fully inclusive and jobs will be found for anyone interested whatever their particular area of interest or aptitude.

Are you affected? – were you born after 5th April 1951?
Waspi is an action group that was formed by five ordinary women, in April 2015, who are personally affected by the changes to the State Pension Age and wanted to do something to address this inequality.

Take a look at OUR NEW SECTION:
This page is for members to send in their articles – about any subject you think others will enjoy reading… talk about your hobbies, your work your life and/or your thoughts and views about local things, a few lines or full page – contact the coordinator if you wish to take advantage of this section.