The now dated page below was originally constructed as one of a set of community pages for Rotherhithe.
Registered Charity No. 1084545 Company No. 4009766
Working for individual and
Time & Talents Association, The
Tel: 020 7231 7845 Fax: 020 7252 2288
|Annual Report 2001 (Word doc)
November 2001 Newsletter (Word doc)
August 2001 Newsletter (Word doc)
November 2000 Newsletter (Word doc)
June 2000 Newsletter (Word doc)
with much more information
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The Time & Talents Association has been involved in community development and social action in Rotherhithe and Bermondsey since 1887. It was started by a group of women who were appalled by the living and working conditions of women and girls in the dock areas of South London. They determined to give their time and talents to change the situation, and they and their successors fostered a great deal of innovative educational and social work from a variety of settlement and club premises over the next 100 years and more.
Today the Association runs a Multi-Purpose Neighbourhood Centre, open to all who live or work in the area. It is housed in a fascinating building - a former Mortuary that celebrated its centenary in 1995. The Centre's current work focuses particularly on Under-5's and over-50's, as these were identified as priorities in a market survey of community needs in 1991. It has also been acknowledged as a centre of excellence in the areas of reminiscence, local history and integrated drama involving people with learning difficulties, and runs a highly successful Table Tennis Club. The involvement of volunteers is an integral part of all work and projects.
Time & Talents is keen to develop new activities and projects that fully reflect the area's changing needs and composition, and to continue its commitment to individual and community development. It is setting up a Home Visiting Scheme for housebound elderly frail people, and is exploring possibilities for young people, in partnership with other groups. It positively welcomes suggestions, enquiries, and offers of involvement or partnership from all sectors of the community.
Time & Talents is a registered charity, managed by an Executive Committee elected at the AGM. Application for membership of the Association is open to all who share its objectives. Please contact the centre.
Time & Talents is supported by the London Borough of Southwark, the (now former) London Docklands Development Corporation, and the Home Office Voluntary Services Unit through the Opportunities for Volunteers scheme, administered via BASSAC (The British Association of Settlements & Social Action Centres, of which Time & Talents is a member). Most of its income, however, comes from grant-making trusts, businesses, fundraising initiatives, and individual donations and covenants from the Friends of Time & Talents. An annual report is available.
CARERS & TODDLERS
Mondays 10.00am 12 noon
PARADISE PLAYERS (Drama Group)
|OVER 50's SOCIAL GROUP
Mondays 1.00pm 3.00pm
FOR ALL CLASSES
Tuesdays 4.00 - 5.00pm (5s - 7s)
Tuesdays 5.00 - 6.30pm (8s - 12s)
Tuesdays 6.30 - 8.00pm (Over 12s)
(Beginners & short runs)
Monthly, last Wednesdays, 7.45pm
|SOCIAL CONTACT GROUP
Wednesdays 10.00 - 12noon
|TAI CHI CHUAN
|ART & CRAFT FOR ALL
Thursdays 10.30 - 1.30pm
RUNNING CLUB FOR ALL
(Reminiscence in art for older people with learning disabilities)
|PARENTS CARERS & TODDLERS
Fridays 1.00 - 3.00pm
PEOPLES SINGING GROUP
Starting September (ring for details)
Calendar for the year 2001
As well as the activities and development work run in and beyond the building, Time & Talents offers other valuable assets to the neighbourhood: a delightful Environmental Garden within the small park that surrounds the Centre, tended by volunteers, and a 13 seat Minibus with tail-lift supporting all the activities and available for other affiliated charitable groups to use. The Centre is also used by a number of other community and charitable groups and is available to hire at very reasonable rates for private and corporate hire. With a meeting room and hall, each with distinctive architectural features, and kitchen facilities, it makes an ideal venue for meetings, rehearsal, receptions small exhibitions, seminars or parties.
For details of the Time & Talents publications "A Trail Walk around Old Rotherhithe", "By Peaceful Means - the History of Time & Talents", "History of the Old Mortuary", a current programme of activities, details of the Friends of Time & Talents, or the annual report, please use the form on page 6 of the June 2000 newsletter or contact:
If you would like further information, including details of membership or opportunities for volunteering, or if you would like to visit the centre, please telephone or write to this address:
|Time & Talents Centre
The Old Mortuary
St Marychurch Street
London SE16 4JE
|Tel: 020-7231 7845
Fax: 020-7252 2288
(+4420- from outside the UK)
|Director: Ian Owers
Administrator: Sarah Goodall
Note: this is a page for Time & Talents produced because of its importance in the local community. If you have any comments or suggestions on this page (rather than Time & Talents), please sent them in. If you want to e-mail Time and Talents, try here.
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