Streetbank: Connecting people to their neighbours and fostering a sharing culture

Streetbank is aiming to bring a sense of community back to streets across the world by connecting people with their neighbours to give things away they no longer need, to share things and to share skills.

The website and app, which facilitates exchanges and interactions with locals, was set up by Londoner Sam Stephens who found that through sharing things with his neighbours, he was getting to know them as friends too.

Streetbank allows people to see what their neighbours will lend them, give away or the skills they’re willing to share locally.

To sign up, you don’t need to offer something straight away – you just enter your name and postcode. You can then see what’s on offer in the square mile around your home – a neighbourhood you can expand to up to 10 miles.

Anything from lending someone a ladder or drill, and giving away old books or furniture, to offering to help with things like gardening, shopping or dog walking is possible through Streetbank.

Streetbank also allows users to post notices about local events and public meetings.

Streetbank

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea

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