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its in Cred Time Carmarthenshire

Spring Summer 2013


Thank you very much for giving your time to help your community

Welcome to the Carmarthenshire CHS Taf Myrddin Time Credits Brochurein this booklet you will be able to find out where to spend your Time Credits. For every hour of time youve given, you will have received one Time Credit. You can now start spending any of your Time Credits on selected activities at any of the Spices Time Credit partners in Carmarthenshire. Spice are working hard to ensure that there are lots of places where you can earn and spend your Time Credits; if you have any ideas about where you would like to earn and spend then please get in touch with you local Time Credits Facilitator. 2

How to use the Carmarthenshire Time Credits menu

Earning Interested in earning Time Credits? Turn to the following pages to find out more about earning in your local area. Interested in creating opportunities for volunteers to earn Time Credits contact your local facilitator Rachel on 07453987648 Spending If you already have some Time Credits and youd like to find out more about how to spend them, this menu will give you lots of ideas. You can spend with any of the partners listed in the menu, Carmarthenshire as well as with a number of partners across the UK Wide network. Also check out the activities on your doorstep with groups and organisations providing a number of events and activities in your local area.

Carmarthenshire Housing Service Taf Myrddin Time Credits

Time Credits Facilitator Rachel Gegeshidze e: t: 07453987648 taf.myrddin TM Time Credits
Im the Time Credits facilitator for CHS Taf Myrddin, Im excited to be working with housing services to embed Time Credits into its way of working. By working with local groups and organisations I hope that we will be able to re-build communities and ensure that everyone has an opportunity to be participate in the area around them. I have had a big welcome from local tenants and Im looking forward to working with them to develop opportunities to earn Time Credits to address issues that are important to them. Im excited to have amazing local partners and look forward to hearing stories from members enjoying 4 spending Time Credits to access them

Key Spending Opportunities

Carmarthenshire Wide National Botanical Gardens of Wales

Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, Sa32 8HG t: 01558 667118 W: www.gardenofwales,


4 Time Credits =

1 entry to the gardens

Other Information
No access during Bank Holidays; see website for opening times. The gardens aim to inspire , educate and conserve an amazing collection of over 8000 different plant varieties, spread across 560 acres of beautiful countryside. There are always plenty of activities for families to do in school holidays, and there is a diverse year round programme of events that will appeal to a wide range of visitors.



Theatres Sirgar

Coming Soon to t

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The 3 beautiful Theatres Sirgar will be coming onto the Carmarthenshire menu from April 2013. Spend Time Credits to enjoy a range of shows. Performances payable with Time Credits will be shown in their brochures as well as in the Carmarthenshire menu. Yf FfwrnesLlanelli Daring to be different, the Ffwrnes is a new creative and cultural centre for the performing arts, media & community events. It comprises of a state-of-the-art auditorium, specially designed to accommodate a broad range of performances, film screenings, conferences and cabarets, live gigs, eisteddfodau or even a traditional Twmpath Dawns or Tea Dance! The Lyriccarmarthen The biggest of the venues, this historic building has recently been brought up-to-date with a major 1.5 million refurbishment including a new fly tower with 21 single purchase and 11 double purchase counterweight sets, an orchestra pit for 64 players with hydraulic lift and a backstage extension for wardrobe and dressing rooms. Within the auditorium the existing circle was considered to be too high so a smaller dress circle, with 80 seats, was built in front of the film projection box, the old circle becoming the upper circle. The MinersAmmanford Originally a single-balconied hall with a gently curving ceiling, a nearly flat floor has now been inserted, extending from front balcony level to the original proscenium line, reducing the height of the proscenium. A delightful theatrical asset, it is the most intimate of our venues, featuring original and restored Art Moderne-style decorative plaster work. The Miners is a hidden gem. Here youll find a lively programme of events that range from cosy and close-up shows with luminaries from stage, screen and literary worlds in 6 Audience With, plus brilliant An children's theatre, engaging dramas, fun-filled pantomime and much more

Visit Carmarthenshire Leisure Services with Time Credits. Time Credits will be accepted at the following Leisure Centres: Carmarthen Leisure Centre Llanelli Leisure Centre Sport Amman Valley Leisure Centre Newcastle Emlyn St Clears Llandovery Swimming Complex

1 Time Credits = 2 Time Credits =

o entry t g or I wimmin ess s the fitn suite

Gym induction

Other Information
2 Time Credits = a gym induction: all new users must undertake a gym induction. Time Bank users will call to pre book an induction. Time Bank users will call to pre book an induction, advising that they will be paying in credits. Time credits will be accepted as payment on the payment desk of the Leisure Centre. Information about opening times and activities is available on the website. 7 Where an activity does not correspond to an exact number of hours, this will be rounded up to the nearest number of hours, e.g. 1.5 hours will become 2 Time Credits.

Key Earning Opportunities in Taf Myrddin

There are lots of ways to earn Time Credits in your local area; here are just some ways to get involved! Carmarthenshire Housing Services
Writing for the tenant to tenant newsletter Setting up and running a neighbourhood watch scheme Responsible tenant scheme - designated person Running a fuel club and credit Union group Participating in tenant and residents meetings or forums Estate walkabouts and inspections Tenants voice - interview and report back from your community Providing feedback on certain issues or services Delivering Time Credit leaflets Looking after paths and flower beds at your local sheltered housing scheme Street Ambassadors - who will keep neighbours up to date on earn opportunities in their community More information and training is available for the above, ask Rachel for more info !

Other groups and organisations in the area provide earn opportunities such as:
Environmental projects Litter picks Marketing and advertising Youth forums Running Coffee mornings, events and activities in the community Food co-ops Re-freshing notice boards Painting and decorating projects Looking after community parks Planning meetings

There will be a number of new opportunities coming up throughout the year. You can keep up to date with these at our Facebook page:

Community Spend Opportunities


Taf Myrddin Time Credits are working with a number of groups and organisations across Carmarthenshire that will provide a range of activities and events that you can spend your Time Credits on in your local community. We are keen to hear from any groups or organisations that would like to join the network and can provide training and support as part of the programme. Below are examples of activities being put on by local groups and organisations in the Taf Myrddin area. Dr Mz
Carmarthen Youth Project The Clubhouse Friars Park Carmarthen SA31 3AN Providing a range of spend opportunities including, zumba, discos, pool table hire, trips and many more!

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Sheltered Housing Scheme Tregunnor Carmarthen SA31 3AN Providing a range of spending opportunities including film nights, outings, rugby games and cawl, they will be adding to their menu over the coming months

Ty Hapus Family Centre

Park Hall Carmarthen SA31 1JG Spend Time Credits on coffee mornings, art and craft sessions, open days and BBQs, look out for new spending opportunities at Ty Hapus!

Community Spend Opportunities


Below are examples of activities being put on by local groups and organisations in the Taf Myrddin area.

Ty Ni Family Centre
21 Chapel Street Woods Row Carmarthen SA31 1QE Opportunities such a trips and outings, coffee mornings and other events throughout the year.

Are you a group or organisation in Carmarthenshire looking to grow you volunteer numbers...can you put on some activities'? Yes? Please get in touch!


Parc Y Scarlets
Pemberton retail park Llanelli SA14 9UZ W:


3 Time Credits =
Other Information

for a home game

1 Ticket

Parc Y Scarlets is offering tickets to selected home games during the season, available on a first come, first serve basis. To request tickets please call Rachel Gegeshidze on 07453987648. To check out the home game fixtures list visit Llanelli is one of the most famous rugby towns in the world. It is the base for passionately-supported professional team The Scarlets who compete at the highest level of European rugby. The Scarlets were created from the original Llanelli RFC when Welsh elite rugby was restructured a few years ago. Llanelli continue to thrive as a 11 semi-pro club in the top flight of Welsh rugby. Both teams played at Stradey Park until October 2008. The following month they both moved to the spectacular Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli.

Ffos Las Race Course

Trimsaran Carmarthenshire SA174DE t: 01554 811092

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Date 23/04/13 01/07/13 23/07/13 02/09/13 29/10/13

Fixtures Race Day Race Day Race Day Race Day Race Day

First Race 1.40pm 6.25pm 6.05pm 2.20pm 1.30pm

Other Information

Ffos Las is offering tickets to selected races, available on a first come first serve basis. To request tickets please call Rachel Gegeshdize on 07453987648.
Ffos Las has brought back top class racing to West Wales for the first time since 1937. You can find us at the heart of Carmarthenshire between the towns Llanelli and Carmarthen, and near the city of Swansea. The 60 acre setting is magnificent. Surrounded by rolling hills and countryside and have views down the Gwendraeth Valley to Carmarthen Bay. It is almost impossible to believe that Ffos Las was the former site of the largest open cast coalmine in Europe. One of the main focal points here at Ffos Las has to be our amazing sculpture. Situated in front of the Winners Enclosure, the Spirit of the Race sculpture provides the

12 perfect meeting place as well as a great photo opportunity for all racegoers.

a Race Day event

1 Ticket

Key Spending Opportunities UK


Millennium Stadium Tours

Gate 4 Westgate Street Cardiff CF101NS Phone Tour administrator 02920 822308 to book

Explore the magnificent Millennium Stadium one of the most impressive icons of modern Wales. Join any of our experienced tour guides and visit highlights such as the Press Conference Suite, and an official VIP hospitality suite. Discover the 2012 Olympic football dressing room and experience the atmosphere before a match in the Dragons Lair, Wales rugby team dressing room. Hear the roar of 74,500 fans as you walk down the players' tunnel towards the hallowed turf, and lift the trophy to the skies like a sports star in the Presidents Box, an area normally reserved for royalty.

2 Time Credits =

1 stadium to ur for 1 person

Valid between January and March and June and November (excluding bank holidays and half terms holidays) 1 tour per year 13

Other Information Availability

Up to 10 community members per tour Phone Tour administrator to book -02920 822308

Key Spending Opportunities UK


Cardiff Campsite
Pontcanna Street, Cardiff, CF11 9XR t: 02920398362 e:

7 Time redits = C

1 Nights sta

y maximum stay
7 nights

Other Information Ring to book, stating payment with Time Credits. Cardiff Caravan Park is situated in 300 acres of beautiful parkland in the heart of Cardiff City Centre. The site is an ideal base from which to explore the many attractions in and around the city including Bute Park, Cardiff Caste and the Millennium Stadium.


Key Spending Opportunities UK


Tower of London
Tower of London, London, EC3N4AB t: 08444827777 W:

2 Time Credits =

1 Admission to the Tower of London

Other Information
Time Credits can be used at the Tower of London from March 1st 2013 any time during normal opening hours, excluding the following periods in 2013 and 2014: Friday 19th March -Sunday 7th April 2013, Monday 27th June - Sunday 2nd July , Monday 22 July - Sunday 1st September, Saturday 26th October - Sunday 3rd November, Friday 27th December - Tuesday 31st December 2013 and Monday 17th February - Sunday 23rd February 2014. Over 1,000 years old, Her Majestys Royal palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London, is a historic castle on the north bank of the river Thames in central London. Steeped in history, and home of the crown jewels, its a marvellous day out for the whole family. 15

With Special Thanks To our fantastic partners and funders

And to all of our fantastic members doing great work in the community, and to all of the groups and organisations in Taf Myrddin who provide a broad range of volunteering opportunities to enable all.

Please do be aware that all companies and organisations who offer their services and activities to this menu do so as a gesture of goodwill, please show your appreciation when spending Time Credits to ensure we keep good partner relations. (All opportunities on this menu are subject to term and conditions and maybe altered without notice)


Want to know more? Taf Myrddin Time Credits

Contact Rachel on 07453987648 or New partners, activities, trips, courses and events will be added to the menu regularly so please ensure you look out for updates.