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Streetbank and the Media

Since starting in 2010, Streetbank has attracted a fair amount of attention featuring in The Guardian, Observer, Huffington Post, on BBC South Today and as part of Kirstie Allsopp’s Fill your House for Free on Channel 4. We've also been rated by the Times as one of the "50 websites you can’t live without" and selected by the Observer as one of "50 New Radicals" of 2014 - organisations changing society for the better.

Press enquiries 

If you’re a journalist or organisation interested in Streetbank, please contact Streetbank Founder, Sam Stephens:


T: 0207 371 0313

Streetbank case studies 

Rose Croft - Peterborough

Jack Pritchard - Oxford

Patricia Chacon - London

Further case studies and information is available on request and our blog is regularly updated with our news and stories.

Press releases


April 2015 - Streetbank and Streetclub join forces


January 2014 - Streetbank and Freeconomy Collaboration

May 2014 - Streetie Pie competition in partnership with Higgidy

November 2014 - Kate’s Reverse Advent Challenge


October 2013

The launch of Streetbank 2.0

It's 'bye bye buying as digital age drives the sharing movement futher' 

Mummies save monies by getting digital Mummies save monies by getting digital

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Streetbank montage 

Streetbank logo 

Streetbank in a nutshell

Streetbank paperchain

Mark Boyle 

Sam Stephens

Streetbank in the Media and Online

Here are our media highlights from 2010 to 2015


BBC Watchdog: How to save £1000 - Save money through sharing

Huck Magazine: Could you survive without any money at all? 


Camden New Journal online - Everything must go: Kentish Town woman gives away possessions every day for a month

Positive News - On the first day of Christmas my neighbour gave to me…

The Guardian online - Giving Tuesday: 10 ways to give that don’t cost a penny

BBC South Today report by Alastair Fee - Watch the clip


Do not Tiptoe - October 2013 - 10 minutes with Streetbank

The Oxford Mail - October 2013 - Free goods and services up for grabs

Tech City News - August 2013 - London's Top Tech for Social Good

Sugru - February 2013 - Sharing in Your Neighbourhood


Londonist - October 2012 - Streetbank: connecting with London's communities

Guardian - September 2012 - Students: where to find free stuff

Observer - May 2012 - Free food, caring and sharing: new spirit of community in Yorkshire

Hammersmith and Fulham Chronicle - April 2012 - Fulham Charity Streetbank Celebrating Cash Windfall

Huffington Post - January 2012 -; possibly the only social network site that actually makes us sociable


Aljazeera, Earthrise - November 2011- Local Hero: Sam Stephens

BBC News, Business - May 2011 - How sharing could change the future of business

Wired Magazine - April 2011 - Streetbank is a hyper-local 'bank' for borrowing 'things' and sharing skills


Hammersmith and Fulham News - April 2010 - Go on lend me that old lawnmower in the shed

London Evening Standard - September 2010 - is a "giant attic, garden shed and library"

The Big Issue - August 2010 - The fastest way to make friends with people is to ask for a favour

Fulham and Hammersmith Chronicle - April 2010 - Getting the best from the west

Church Times - April 2010 - Website launches neighbourly lending

Contact Details

Contact Streetbank Founder, Sam Stephens or call us on 0207 371 0313