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DIY helpers register

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Posted on Thursday, 22 January, 2004 - 08:11 pm:   

Would anyone like to join a DIY helpers club register? Where skilled people will take on jobs locally for payment in kind - eg gardening in return for house cleaning; painting/papering in return for plumbing or electrical jobs. Letter-writing, CVs, cooking, shopping, houseminding, literary or business research could also be available.
Most homes in Forest Hill are old and labour intensive - there must be lots of people who need, and can offer some helpful service or other.
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Posted on Saturday, 24 January, 2004 - 11:42 am:   

yes- definitely- a great idea- however I wouldn't want to put my personal details on this site- perhaps the webmaster could assist with making other arrangements?
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Posted on Friday, 05 March, 2004 - 11:36 pm:   

any more on this? I think its a great idea
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Posted on Sunday, 07 March, 2004 - 11:05 am:   

If there is sufficient demand we will be happy to make arrangements - anyone wishing to partake should email to register interest.
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Posted on Friday, 30 April, 2004 - 06:47 pm:   

Very interesting but wouldn't that mean purchasing materials out of our own pocket, thus eluding the 'Helping' situation?
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Posted on Tuesday, 11 May, 2004 - 06:18 pm:   

Of course not, Samurai. Offers/agreements of jobs would be entirely negotiable. EG J Bloggs, electrician fixes light fittings for F Smith, painter, who agrees to paint J's ceiling. Details of who supplies parts, paint etc agreed in advance according to value of job and time spent. A simple list of what individuals can offer and what they require should not be hard to set up: for exmple my wish list -
Painter, Electrician,Gardener, Man with Van (who can collect or move smallish items); house cleaner; person willing to do the week's washing/ironing; person willing to cook and cater for a dinner party; person who can produce business/formal letters, do your perfect CV;write your dream romantic letter. I know, DREAM ON!
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Posted on Friday, 14 May, 2004 - 09:43 pm:   

Sounds like a fantastic idea, but how do you guarentee the integrity of exchange/work?

Is there any organisation (.org) that facilitates this kind of arrangement?

Food for thought...
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Posted on Friday, 18 February, 2005 - 09:20 pm:   

Its called the 'Lets Scheme', but even that is too hippy for me
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Posted on Wednesday, 23 February, 2005 - 01:41 pm:   

I recall that last time I tried to find info on the local Lets scheme (a few years back) it was like pulling teeth. Found a phone number eventually but it was answered by someone who sounded like they werenīt too pleased to be contacted. Would like to hear if things have got better now, as I still think itīs a great idea.
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Posted on Thursday, 24 February, 2005 - 08:25 pm:   

My mates in York were well into this. He is big on the Green Party but was beaten into 87th place by the BNP in the Euro elections. Not that I have any support for the latter whatsoever, but just ironic that as a nation many of the majority are more interested in stirring up hatred than preserving our resources/planet. But is anyone interested in my rantings.

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