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Lyttelton, portal to Canterbury’s historic past, a vibrant sustainable community creating a living future

Who logs the hours?

Either the receiver or giver of a trade can input the hours. Either way, the transaction will be displayed in each time bank account. The receiver and giver of a trade will be notified of the transaction, in their email in box. If it has been input incorrectly, either of you can edit this.

How do I go about my first trade?

Our trading buddy is here to assist! It's up to you. Some members are more than happy to just get stuck in and work it all out themselves. However, our trading buddy is here to guide you through the process i.e. help you search to find the service you require, attend first trade with you and show you how to put through your hours.

What if I trade with more than one person at a time?

I spent one hour teaching six people how to knit. Do I get six hours time credits?

No you don't. You have only give one hour of your time, therefore you can only claim one hour. The remaining five hours go into the Community Treasure Chest.

Why put up a photo?

It's really important to put up a photo of yourself. The reasoning is two-fold:-

  • Being able to 'see' someone encourages more of a community feel to the website.
  • Identification – when you are trading with a member for the first time, you can be assured they are who they say they are.

What about liability? What if a member is injured during a trade?

The Lyttelton Time Bank is run under the umbrella of Project Lyttelton. Project Lyttelton has Public Liability Insurance. This insurance covers time bank members for events held on the Project Lyttelton site.

As part of the on-line registration process members must read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of time banking. One of these conditions is that the Lyttelton Time Bank “shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to loss, damage, or injury caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by information contained on this web site or any other Time Bank resources”.