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The Lyttelton Time Bank

What's On - Learning Exchange and more!

Now we are at Alert Level 2 face to face offers and requests can resume. 


The Learning Exchange Community Conversation evenings are back up and running at Eruption Brewery on London Street every Tuesday night, 7.15-8.15pm. We have a new topic/speaker every week. Here is the latest flyer advertising topics/speakers coming up.

Do you have a skill/passion you would like to share with your community? Would you like to help grow our new Learning Exchange intitiative? We would love to have you run a wee group session sharing this with others. Please get in touch we would love to make many of these happen.

If you have a lot of timebank credits and you don't know what to spend them on, we now have a Learning Exchange and lots of oppurtunities for you to spend up large!

This year at the Lyttelton Timebank we are going back to basics and focusing on sharing our skills via a Learning Exchange,” said Jill Larking the Timebank coordinator. A Learning Exchange is a community-led form of education and skills swapping. It allows people with skills or knowledge of a topic to teach their skills to other people. It uses the key timebanking principle of reciprocity, the belief that everyone has a skill worth sharing, and every skill has value.  

Here are some of the upcoming events: 

Garage Sale Mending Group
Shroom Room at Level 2.
Every Tuesday 10.30am

Come along for a fun relaxed morning mending and sewing those items you have had lying around, share your tips/ skills with others.

LIFT Library Film Evenings

(2 per month - 2nd Monday and the 4th Friday of the month)

Lyttelton Recreation Centre
Contact Juliet Adams:

Pay with 1 TB hour, or koha appreciated.

Community Conversation Evenings

@ Eruption Brewing

Every Tuesday 7.15pm

“On a larger scale one of the most exciting things we have been able to create with the Learning Exchange is a new partnership with the WEA”, said Jill. With the goal of supporting community education in Lyttelton the WEA have agreed to offer 2 places to Timebankers for each course they are running in Lyttelton. This has seen Timebankers attending Geraldine Parkes Tai Chi, Qiqong and Hara Body Alignment classes and the CrafternoonsFor more information about these Lyttelton courses pick up a programme or go on their website. If you would like to go into the draw for a timebank place please email  or go to to book in the usual manner. 

“Having these educational opportunities is giving Timebankers something to spend their time credits on and more members are engaging. It’s great to see trading come to life more”.   

If the Learning Exchange is something that interests you, do you have a skill that you would like to share with the community? Are you a Timebank member? Would you like to sign up?  It’s not a prerequisite to participation to be a Timebank member. You can come along and  generally payment will be by koha. For more information contact the Timebank Coordinator Jill Larking. Follow Lyttelton Time Bank on facebook also for event postings. 

 Jill does a weekly drop in at the Lyttelton Library, all other times are up at The Portal above the Garage Sale.  Her hours are:  
Tues 10am-12pm ( Library Drop Ins @ Lyttelton Library) Tues 12.30-3pm Thurs 10am-1pm 


Ph | 03 328 9243  or Jill 027 237 4960 E |