Hello. We are Sam, Ryan, Nic, Alice and Tess. A while back we got interested in the idea of lending. Sam had had a good experience with his next-door neighbours. They had been lending stuff to him – small stuff mainly (like a cup of sugar), but it got bigger (like a ladder) and in time he found he was actually hanging out with his neighbours just for fun.
So Sam talked to Ryan and Ryan reckoned that the Internet would be a handy way of sharing stuff with the community. Then they started to think that it could be more than just lending, like people giving things away and helping each other too. That's when it got really exciting as they realised this could also be a way of everyone getting to know their neighbours (in a moderately uncheesy way).
So along came Nic, who has a special knack at building clever websites, and Streetbank was born. This is good.
As Streetbank went from strength to strength, Sam, Ryan and Nic realised that they needed a tip top project manager so, because only the best would do, Alice joined the team, full of inspiring ideas and the know-how to make them happen.
The happy four forged on, working hard and well, but they knew that to develop their network of sharing communities across the UK and beyond they needed to promote it more so they searched the land far and wide until they found Tess, whose love of words and general campaigning creativity made her just the girl for the job.
So the five of us have been working together, with Nic working the hardest of all to create this site.
This is not The End.
We hope that you have a good experience with your local community. We would love to hear how you get on so if you’ve got ideas about how to improve Streetbank, or a nice story (or even a less nice one), email us at email@example.com or add it to our Stories page on the website. Enjoy!