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PGTB Lifted Lockdown Members Meeting

Paxton Green Time Bank

On Friday 30th July 2021, many of our members met at our new location, Unit 32 Seeley Drive, SE21 8QR in the Kingswood Estate parade.

Regardless of the weather, we had a fantastic turnout and it was a pleasure to see everyone after the past 18 months!

During the meeting, members successfully collaborated and nominated a variety of activities and workshops to help the community recover from lockdown and to improve overall well-being.

If you have not already, sign up for our monthly bulletin which shall resume shortly and keep an eye on our calendar as we gradually add group, workshops and events.

Have your say on Kingswood House (Current home of Paxton Green Time Bank )

Kingswood House

Southwark Council Regeneration South Team 

NEED YOUR VIEWS ON THE FUTURE OF KINGWOOD HOUSE 

Help us shape a brighter future for Kingswood House 

We are keen to see Kingswood House become a vibrant centre of activity for people who live, work or visit the area.  

We want to collect your views, ideas and aspirations on how we can make best use of this historic building. We also want to you to let us know how the library service and youth provision could be improved. 

We think the building has the potential to host a broader mix of uses including workspaces and other activities, including business spaces to generate income to help support the running costs of the House.  

If you live, work or visit the area, please spare a few minutes to fill in this survey, to shape a brighter future for Kingswood House. 

This survey is being carried out by the regeneration south team at Southwark Council.  We look forward to hearing from you by the closing date of 28 February 2021. 

To give your views click the following link. 

Contact the Team: 0751 313 7875 or regen.info@southwark.gov.uk 

Please take the time to have your say.

Helen Hayes joined volunteers delivering meals to older and vulnerable residents.

Katherine Johnson (Southwark News)

Crystal Palace charity Invisible Palace has linked up with Paxton Green Time Bank and award-winning Gipsy Hill restaurant and takeaway, Eastern Cuisine, to provide over 60 meals a week to members of the community who are either isolating due to age or health, or experiencing food poverty. read the full article.

September events and Diary dates

Welcome to this month’s bulletin. We have a busy month ahead, we are celebrating our 7th Birthday at our AGM on the 29th September and will be looking for members to help out and share their timebanking stories. New member Nathalie will be leading our Cultural Cookery Club on the 10th September here at Kingswood house, let us know if you would like to join in.

 

September Diary Dates

Sunday 6th September: Kingswood Festival

Venue: Kingswood House, 12-8pm

Annual festival outside at Kingswood House. If you are interested in having a stall or helping on the day contact us at the office.

 

Wednesdays: Choir

Venue: Kingswood House, 10.30—12pm

Our brilliant weekly, long term choir, led by talented musician Bronagh is restarting in September, please get in touch for details. No singing       experience needed. Cost: 1 credit.

 

Tuesdays: Southwark Wellbeing Hub

Venue: Kingswood House,  11—1pm Drop in’ information service. Come along just to talk or to find out what activities are going on in Southwark to improve wellbeing. Cost: 1 credit.

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Thursday 10th: Cultural Cooking Group

Venue: Kingswood House, 4—6pm

Join new member Natalie for our Cultural Cooking club. Please let us know if you plan to attend.

 

Thursday 1st October: Time Bank Action Group

Venue: Kingswood House, 10:30-12pm Got an idea for a trip or activity for the time bank? Come along and let us know! Earn: 2 credits.

 

Tuesday 29th: PGTB AGM at Kingswood House, 4-6pm, stories and cake!

 

· Wednesday 9th: PGTB will be singing at the Community Council meeting at St Barnabas Church, SE21 7DG, at 7pm. Come along and show your support plus have your say on local   matters.

 

· Saturday 19th: 4ALL community Fair, 2-5pm All Saints Church Rosendale road. We will be having a time bank info stall, get in touch if you would like to help.

 

· Sunday 20th: Open House Weekend at Kingswood House, 1-4pm, open house with music from Beckenham Concert Band

· Thursday 24th: Picnic in the park, meet at Kingswood House at 11am to go together to Dulwich Park

 

· We will be looking for people to help out at our Black History Month event on Sunday 11th October so please get in touch if you would like to contribute. We will be building on the success of last years ‘Ships looked like Mountains’ event.

 

· Friday 30th October Advance warning that our friends at Rushey Green Time Bank will be celebrating their 16th Birthday with a party at the Calabash Centre, 26 George Lane SE13 6HH. If members would like to go as a group get in touch with us to arrange, should be a fun night!