Your Streetbank Stories
We’d love to hear your Streetbank stories! We’re beginning to get some press coverage (click on Press tab at the bottom for more details) such as in the Daily Candy, the Hammersmith and Fulham News and next week the Big Issue….
It is exciting because it means word of Streetbank is spreading more deeply (there are more than 800 of you in Hammersmith) and more widely (hello Edmonton, Canada!). But we are often asked for stories of how Streetbank has been useful or led to real relationships or wierd and wonderful things are being offered. If you could let us know we would be super grateful and it will allow all those journalists to write some more colourful stories about Streetbank. Big thanks as ever.
on October 8 2010 Chris Wickham said:
I am a coordinator for a Neighbourhood Watch group. When we had an inaugural meeting a year or so ago, several people said it gave them a sense of community for the first time since living in the area. It’s difficult to keep that going, so I have emailed the group about StreetBank in the hope that we can have some new, friendly neighbourly initiatives. Two new members so far and hopefully more to come. I’ve also printed off a flyer and will attach that to a lamp post locally. Amy (below) said she had no nearby StreetBankers – you need to spread the word yourself, methinks. It’s such a great idea and an easy-to-use site – let’s hope it changes the world!
on September 23 2010 PELLA said:
WHAT A DIFFERENCE MY GARDEN LOOKS WITH AN EXTRA PAIR OF HANDS TO HELP , IF MORE LIKE THIS WAS DONE IT WOULD NOT JUST BE A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN AS THE END RESULT BUT ALSO THE WORLD WE LIVE IN WOULDBE SO MUCH NICER TOO . THE KNOCK ON EFFECT REALLY DOES MAKE US GAIN IN LIFE . HELPING SOMEONE BRINGS SO MUCH REWARD . SO TRY IT AND SEE! ( BY THE WAY JANAINA WAS MY EXTRA PAIR OF HANDS ) MANY THANKS
on September 20 2010 Nicky said:
I read about you on an article on my BT homepage to do with moneysaving. Fingers crossed it takes off, its a great idea!
on September 18 2010 Creative Jo JO said:
I will also contact some of the local newspapers and the 2 main newspapers Manchester Evening News and the FREE newspaper METRO, the Metro isw handed out the train stations to people arriving in Manchester and also to commuters entering the centre of Manchester who are shopping or going to work. the word will spread about StreetBank.
on September 18 2010 Creative Jo JO said:
I was emailed your website by the Housing association that I live at today. Streetbank is excellent, just what everyone should know about especially with the way finances are in the uk, we can all contribute sharing our skills, and lending items that others can not afford to buy. I will be printing some of the flyers to take to the local church I attend and another one of the churches I attend for the big events we have, which will cover most of Manchester Area in UK, I will also Email it to all my friends who live in England and USA
on September 18 2010 Frances said:
I read your article in the Evening Standard and thought it was brilliant well done hope it takes off.
on September 7 2010 Amy said:
i read about you n the evening standard!!
i think this is an absolutely brilliant idea – although it’s rather depressing that there isn’t a single person in a 1-mile radius from me that uses streetbank… :E
on September 3 2010 Ian & Elaine said:
Travelled on the train to London & reading the article in the free Evening Standard newspaper,
I thought Streetbank was an excellent idea!
We live in a conservation area, Park Langley. We have many friends within & including surrounding areas.Why not contribute to our neighbourhood community?
I shall be emailing the link, hopefully we can all contribute to our social welfare without the expense & at the same time getting to know people.
on September 2 2010 Hilary Murdoch said:
Hi Streetbank team…. I wonder is it possible to post a link to the articles in Scotland on Sunday and Big Issue, if they are out there on the web? I’d be really interested to read them…
on August 31 2010 Alan Clark said:
You’re on page 3 of the Scotland on Sunday magazine this weekend, which is where I saw you.
on August 20 2010 Hilary Murdoch said:
So I had a good Streetbank experience today that was quite fun…
I put a note up asking to borrow a fondue set for a dinner party and also asking for dolls clothes so that i can make a box frame/sculpture as a gift for a friend who’s having a new baby. By the end of the day I had two offers of fondue sets and two offers of dolls clothes! So today I went round to pick up the fondue set and got on really well with the lady who was loaning it. She said she uses Streetbank all the time. She also gave me some dolls clothes on the condition that I came round and did some craft making with her 8 year old daughter sometime. So I am going to go round and teach her daughter how to make box frames like the one I’m making!
I am excited about having my fondue dinner party with enough fondue sets for a long table full of people and about surprising my friend with a creative gift, but also I’m excited that I have made a connection with a family in my neighbourhood that I would never have met before!
Hilary Murdoch – Barons Court
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