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Social Bartering with Favabank...

Favabank Community Bartering Favabank is modernising the age old idea of barter, exchanging items and time as favours between members of your community. Connect with people in your neighbourhood via the exchange of favours.

Bartering Favours Next time you need a helping hand or need to borrow something, why not try to source it from your local community?

Barter and Recycle Your Unwanted Stuff All barter exchanges are tracked using a virtual currency called a 'Fava', to create a 'gift economy' where the more you have given, the more likely that people will want to reciprocate. The Fava is the foundation for 'pay it forward' economics.

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Good to see Favabank in today's Staines Informer

Posted by John Durrant on Thursday 1st Dec 2011, 4:56PM | LOCAL

Good to see Favabank featured in today's Staines Informer (page 14). The aim is shortly begin encourage people in Staines / Egham / Windsor and surrounding areas to join in and think about what skills, items or resources… | Read More »

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Bartering in Lowestoft: Favabank hopes to encourage the spirit of barter...

Posted by John Durrant on Friday 25th Nov 2011, 4:36PM | LOCAL

I will shortly be running a pilot promotion of Favabank and am choosing a couple of areas for a trial run. In addition to the place I now live (Egham), I am also planning to introduce Favabank to Lowestoft. If the idea of… | Read More »

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Watch out for clampers at Royal Mail sorting office, Hawthorne Road - Egham

Posted by John Durrant on Friday 25th Nov 2011, 4:11PM | LOCAL

According to a report in Get Surrey (http://tinyurl.com/czauc2c), Egham motorists are being targeted by rather aggressive clamping down Hawthorne Road. Apparently the clampers are waiting to pounce on drivers as they pop… | Read More »

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Tally Sticks & Bonfire Banking

Posted by John Durrant on Saturday 5th Nov 2011, 2:22AM | FAVABANK

I can't stand 5th November and all the noise pollution, but I've just found a relevant story about the actual burning of parliament (The Palace of Westmimster) in 1834 which was caused by the burning of Tally Sticks. Tally… | Read More »

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Sharing makes 8 in 10 of us feel happier, so why aren’t we doing more?

Posted by John Durrant on Thursday 3rd Nov 2011, 4:42PM | FAVABANK

An interesting report by Rachel Griffiths of Co-Operatives UK (http://www.uk.coop/) looks at attitudes and experiences of sharing in the UK and suggests that over half of the UK would love to find ways of being able to share… | Read More »

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Neologisms: Street-Sourcing or Neighbour Sourcing...

Posted by John Durrant on Tuesday 1st Nov 2011, 11:16AM | FAVABANK

We've heard of the term crowdsourcing, referring to tapping in to the 'wisdom of crowds' to solve problems. How about using the terms 'street-sourcing' or 'neighbour-sourcing' to describe what Favabank is trying to achieve?… | Read More »

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NESTA Innovation in Giving Fund

Posted by John Durrant on Saturday 29th Oct 2011, 1:22PM | FAVABANK

On behalf of Favabank I have recently submitted an application for funding to the Innovation in Giving fund via NESTA. NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) is an independent body which was funded… | Read More »

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Alpha Testing Update

Posted by John Durrant on Wednesday 19th Oct 2011, 3:43PM | FAVABANK

Thanks to all those who gave feedback in the first round of testing earlier in the year. Your feedback and bug spotting has helped in the modification of the Favabank code base and we will shortly be commencing a final round… | Read More »

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Jackdaws at Savill Gardens

Posted by John Durrant on Thursday 9th Jun 2011, 8:43PM | LOCAL

Discovered today that what I thought might be crows at Savill Gardens are actually jackdaws. They're a bit fluffier & more sociable than crows. The things you learn when you're out & about with the kids... | Read More »

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Ads Tracker Added

Posted by John Durrant on Friday 13th May 2011, 11:46AM | FAVABANK

Thanks to Paul for pointing out the need to be able to track Offers and Questions posted on people's ads. I've just added the 'Ads Tracker' page which allows a user to do just that. Thanks Paul for you enthusiasm and willingness… | Read More »

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Advice on where to visit in Kent

Posted by Jenny Durrant on Friday 6th May 2011, 12:27PM

My husband and I will be taking a much deserved (and long awaited) weekend break and we're thinking of visiting Kent as neither of us have really spent much time in the county in the past. If anyone has any suggestions on… | Read More »

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Bug Fixing: Thanks to Amy and Kim

Posted by John Durrant on Tuesday 3rd May 2011, 1:17AM | FAVABANK

Thanks for highlighting a problem during your account validations (getting a 'Validation Failed' message even though the validation was successful). I've looked at the problem and found the issue. It has been fixed and tested… | Read More »

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Charity Donation in Return for Testing Help:

Posted by John Durrant on Saturday 30th Apr 2011, 10:56PM | FAVABANK

I'm shortly planning to ask people to help with our testing of Favabank. I realise it's a bit of a cheek to hassle friends etc. for this so in return, and to say thanks, I thought I'd offer £100 to charity if I can persuade… | Read More »

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Entry to Barclays 'Take One Small Step' Competition.

Posted by John Durrant on Thursday 28th Apr 2011, 4:54PM | FAVABANK

We've just posted an entry into a competition that Barclays is running where £50,000 is on offer to new or existing businesses in 9 different regions of the UK. The judges will create a short list of entrants before putting… | Read More »

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Starting Alpha Testing...

Posted by John Durrant on Thursday 28th Apr 2011, 4:38PM | FAVABANK

We're having a gentle start to alpha testing and will slowly be confirming user registrations as we eradicate some of the minor bugs that we're coming across along the way. It has taken much longer to begin testing than… | Read More »

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