Bank Holiday Monday 3rd & 17th May

There will be no food parcel deliveries on these dates. We will only be providing a limited amount of emergency parcels on the following Tuesdays.

If you are in need of an emergency food parcel, please text your name and EMERGENCY to 07543 628 458 or email admin@pgtimebank.org

For more information click here.



Hello Timebankers! 

Here is the governments “Road Map out of Lockdown”, simply written for us by Dr Louise… 

The dates are ‘not before’ and subject to the four conditions continuing to be met, which are: 

  1. Vaccination programme continues 
  2. Vaccine is effective ( ongoing data) 
  3. No new variants that nullify the vaccine occur 
  4. The NHS is not overwhelmed with new cases 

If these four tests continue to be met, then lockdown will gradually be eased: 

Highlights include: 

March 8th: 

  • School’s return 
  • 2 people can meet outside for a coffee 
  • One named visitor per resident of a care home allowed 

March 29th: 

  • Rule of 6 outdoors again 
  • Outdoor sports can recommence 

April 12th: 

  • Shops including hairdressers can reopen 
  • Staycations of one household only allowed 
  • Alcohol can be served outdoors 

May 17th: 

  • Up to 30 people can gather outdoors 
  • Foreign travel allowed 
  • Theatres reopen 
  • Overnight stays with friends allowed 

June 21st 

  • Restrictions lifted subject to all going to plan. 

This is being done with the utmost caution and meanwhile the STAY AT HOME rule still applies, as does the Hands, Face, Space rule! 

As expected, we will have to learn to live with coronavirus for some little while, like flu, and an annual vaccination is most likely.  

The vaccination programme has been extremely encouraging though as hospitalised cases are now dropping and most of the vulnerable have been vaccinated. 

I hope this helps 

Dr Louise 

Paxton Green Time Bank Health Editor 

Paxton Green Time Bank Trustee 

Paxton Green Group Practice GP 

If you have, any questions for Dr Louise please let the Brokers know and they will pass them on to Dr Louise. 

Mutual Aid Volunteers Needed

A message from Paxton Green former GP

Mental Health Maintenance

Here are 10 points to help maintain wellbeing and mental health: 

  1. Firstly, check your employment and benefits rights so you know what you are entitled to and where you may need support. 
  2. Plan your day: make a list of practical things that need doing and feel good as you slowly tick them off. 
  3. Stay in touch with friends and family or support groups and set up regular communications on the phone or by video. 
  4. Voice your concerns or worries with those who support you and try to rationalise your
    thoughts. Write things down if there’s no one immediately available. 
  5. Look after your body and health: 
  6. Eat regular balanced meals 
    • Drink plenty of water 
    • Avoid alcohol, drugs, smoking and overeating sweet things 
    • Exercise:  
      1. Indoors, e.g. 10 min workout, Dance to your favourite song. 
      2. Outdoors: go for a walk every day and maybe meet a friend. 
  7. Reduce anxiety – ask for help if feeling overwhelms you, use relaxation and breathing 
  8. Limit the amount of News you watch; don’t tune in all day! Use trusted sites 
  9. Do things you enjoy: hobbies, cooking, reading, quizzes, concerts on radio/TV, try new things. 
  10. Relax: set aside a little time each day to just be and use those breathing and relaxation techniques. 
  11. Sleep properly: Have a bedtime routine, don’t watch upsetting material before bed, have a warm bath and a good book. 

I hope this helps 

Dr Louise 

PGTB Health Editor 

Dr Louise is a Paxton Green Time Bank (PGTB) Trustee and a GP at Paxton Green Group Practice where PGTB was founded.  

If you have, any questions about the new government guidelines or Covid – 19 for Dr Louise please let the Time Bank Team know and they will pass them on to Dr Louise.  

If your questions along with the answers could be of help to many people, we will share it anonymously (of course) to the wider timebanking network. It’s another way we can support each other through these difficult times. Take care Timebankers. 

Download a copy of our Coronavirus information leaflet below.

Paxton Green Time Bank Information Leaflet