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Give time, get credit!

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

Welcome to the Carmarthenshire CHS Taf Myrddin Time Credits Brochure— in this booklet you will be able to find out where to spend your Time Credits. For every hour of time you’ve 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 Spice’s 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.

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 you’d 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. Please do be aware that all companies and organisations that offer their services and activities to this menu do so as a gesture of goodwill, please show your appreciation when spending your credits to ensure that we can keep our partners on board! (All opportunities in this menu are subject to terms and conditions and may be altered without notice) Places on all trips and activities are strictly limited and we cannot guarantee availability. Please follow instructions in the menu to secure your place.

Carmarthenshire Housing Service Taf Myrddin Time Credits
Time Credits Facilitator Rachel Gegeshidze e: t: 07453987648 TM Time Credits

“I’m the Time Credits facilitator for CHS Taf Myrddin, I’m 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 get involved in activities in the area around them. I have had a big welcome from local tenants and I’m looking forward to working with them to develop opportunities to earn Time Credits to address issues that are important to them. I’m excited to have amazing local partners and look forward to hearing stories from members enjoying spending Time Credits to access them”

Summer Trips and Activities

Thursday August 22nd Blue Lagoon -Pirates at the Blue Lagoon
Join us for a fun filled trip to the Blue Lagoon and be entertained with pirate games and activities Pick at 4.00pm in Llanelli Town Hall and 4.30pm in Carmarthen - Lammas Street 6 Time Credits or £12.50 per person
Admission Policy: All under 12 year olds must be accompanied by an adult whilst in the Blue Lagoon. Water Supervision Policy: Adults aged 18 and over can supervise a maximum of 2 under 8 year olds. Adults age 18

Thursday 29th August Manor House Wildlife Park
Join us to meet Zamba and Jambo the rhinos and have lots of fun at Anna’s Zoo Pick in Llanelli Town Hall at 9.00 am and Lammas Street Carmarthen at 9.30 am, leave the park at 4pm Pick up points to be confirmed 9 Time Credits per person or £14.50 for children and £16.50 for adults Pick up at Llanelli Town Hall at 9am Pick up Carmathen - Lammas Street at 9.30am

St Fagan’s Museum of Welsh Life
And Food Festival Saturday September 7th 2013
St Fagans is one of Europe's leading openair museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction. It stands in the grounds of the magnificent St Fagans Castle, a late 16th -century manor house donated to the people of Wales by the Earl of Plymouth. Visitors to St Fagans Food Festival can taste and buy produce from more than 80 stalls nestling amongst the Museum’s reconstructed buildings, buy bread and cakes baked in the Museum’s own bakehouse and try home-made pork sausages made with meat from animals reared at the Museum. As well as whetting the appetite, there will be plenty of family friendly demonstrations and activities to feed the mind. 8 Time Credits or £7.00 per person Pick up Lammas Street Carmarthen 9.30am Pick up Llanelli Town Hall at 10am Return from St Fagan’s at 3.30pm

How to book your place on a trip!
If you would like to join others members on the fabulous trips and activities available in this menu, then it’s important to book you space as early as possible. Spaces are limited. Once you’ve decided where you would like to go, please complete a booking form available form your Time Broker and then give that back to them with the appropriate payment - Time Credits or Cash. You will then receive a confirmation that you’ve been booked on the trip. Coaches will only pick up from the designated pick up points, and will not wait for late arrivals. Please be there on time. Places on all trips and activities are strictly limited and we cannot guarantee availability. Please follow instructions in the menu to secure your place.

Key Spending Opportunities

Carmarthenshire Wide National Botanic Garden of Wales
Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8HG t: 01558 667118 W:


4 Time Credits =

1 entry to the Garden

Other Information
No access during Bank Holidays and Weekends; see website for opening times.

The Garden aims 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.

Pembrey Country Park
Pembrey Llanelli Carmarthenshire ,SA16 0E

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Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Gower Peninsula and overlooking the coastal scenery of Carmarthen Bay, Pembrey Country Park has been transformed into one of Wales’s top visitor attractions providing a unique blend of coast and countryside. How to get to us Pembrey Country Park can be found just off the A484 Llanelli to Carmarthen coast road just outside Burry Port. The park is approximately a half hour drive from Carmarthen and a similar distance from Junction 48 M4. Follow the brown directional signs. Time Credit activities on the menu at Pembrey:- please pay at the park.

Pitch & Putt = 2 time credits Crazy Golf = 1 time credit Car park entry = 4 time credits Coarse fishing = 4 time credits for one day (not over night) - fishing equipment will not be provided. Please remember to take any rubbish away with you.


Theatres Sirgar
Stiwdio Stepni—Llanelli

Monday 29th July 8.00pm Blues and Jazz with the Groucho Club Cost 2 Time Credits or £8.00 in advance £10.00 on the door Monday 26th August 8.00pm Blues and Jazz with the Groucho Club 2 Time Credits or £8.00 in advance £10.00 on the door
The Lyric—Carmarthen

Sunday 14th July 1.30pm Bert’s Magical Musical farmyard Cost2 Time Credits or £5.00 children £7.00 Silly songs, magic and story telling on Bert’s farm - fun for all the family! Monday 22nd July 7.30pm Film Club Lincoln 12A Cost 2 Time Credits or £5.00

Please contact the box office and inform then that you would like to pay with Time Credits 08452263510

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

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Gym induction

2 Time Credits =
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. 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.

Ffos Las Race Course
Trimsaran Carmarthenshire SA174DE t: 01554 811092

4 Time Credits =

to a Race Day eve

1 Ticket


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

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 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.

The ‘Purple Routes Play Project’ is a BIG Lottery funded project to provide free open access play for children and young people in both Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.

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Taf Myrddin Time Credits are working with Purple Routes to enable volunteers to earn Time Credits for giving their time to support the work of Purple Routes. Volunteer opportunities include:  Helping out at open access play sessions, sessions run every Thursday 3-5pm at Russell Terrace Park, Carmarthen  Give your time to support a one off event or activity  Resource maintenance - help keep equipment in working order, clean and safe to use fortnightly volunteers needed for around 2 hours - this would earn you 2 Time Credits!  Fortnightly admin support needed  Become a Play Champion in your community, ensure children have access to play opportunities, plan play sessions, receive training and support - earn Time Credits for your time. contact Rosie 01267 245555 if you think you have the skills they need or want further info!

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Purple Routes have kindly offered the following opportunities to the Taf Myrddin Spend menu, all are subject to availability and Purple Routes conditions. Purple Routes Play Party/Session- 1 hour of play activity with a qualified play worker for a minimum of 10 children, maximum of 20 children priced at 1 Time Credit per head, minimum payment of 10 Time Credits per party/session Hire a play resource box to promote play in your community, many to choose from see the pick and play website for more details - resources/pick-and-play/ Resource boxes 1 day hire = 7 Time Credits, hire for the weekend = 14 Time Credits. Some boxes may require additional materials, priced separately. Contact Rosie for further details - 01267 245555 * Delivery is available but is charged separately

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, flyers and letters  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  Becoming a community Play Champion  Helping run after school and holiday clubs  Planning and taking others on an organised walk around parts of Carmarthenshire Got an idea, please contact Rachel she will be able to help you develop it! 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:http://


Community Earn and 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. Dr Mz Carmarthen Youth Project The Clubhouse Friars Park Carmarthen SA31 3AN Lots of activities for young people to earn Time Credits, every week - join the youth Forum and have your voice heard Looking for volunteers to help with the Dr Mz allotment - get in touch with Gayle for further info 01267227864 Spend at Dr Mz Funky Parents Summer Ball for under 6 year olds - 28th August 2pm-4pm 2 Time Credits or £3.00 per child - contact Dr Mz for further info Yr Aelwyd 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. Volunteers earn through helping the lunch club, gardening, planning activities and events

Housing Film Nights 15th August - Ph the Opera, includ antom of ing drink and cookie a hot 2 Time Credits or s 50p

Yr Aelwyd - Shelt



Community Spend Opportunities
Ty Ni Family Centre 21 Chapel Street Wood’s Row Carmarthen SA31 1QE Earn at Ty Ni Are looking for volunteers to help with developing their tired story sacks - are you crafty and would like to earn Time Credits contact Karen for further information 01267 222443. They are also looking for help with Fundraising and running activities.

Spend at Ty Ni Summer Playscheme spaces - 3 Time Credits per child per

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!

Art and Craft Family Session for young people with additional needs and their carer
August 8th at the Felinfoel Community Resource Centre, Llanelli 1.30pm-4.30pm
You have the opportunity to spend your time credits at a unique activity. Shelbyart are specialists in Inclusive Art and have six spaces for a young person & their unpaid carer available at this event. We hold craft sessions with a person centred approach. If there is anything specific you would like to have a go at please let us know. Cost 3 Time Credits or £7.00 for the attendee and their carer will be free. The workshop will last 3hrs with breaks. *An unpaid carer is a family member, relative or guardian Felinfoel Resource Centre has mobility access, All additional needs will be catered for, but please notify us in advance of anything we need to be aware of. Spaces at this event are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, payment will need to be made at the point of booking. Please contact Michelle on 07738361006 to book your space

Willow Weaving Workshop
Wednesday 21st August Come along an learn more about this traditional craft and have a go at making something to take away with you 2 Time Credits or £3.00 per person At the Main Hall, Dr Mz Youth Club, The Clubhouse, Friars Park, Carmarthen, SA31 3AN

Little People’s Creative Fun Time
Friday 19th July 11.30am-2.00pm Bring a picnic lunch and join us for messy fun, music and games at Dr Mz Youth Club, The Clubhouse, Friars Park,
Carmarthen, SA31 3AN

3 Time Credits per child or £1.50

Key Spending Opportunities UK Wide
Millennium Stadium Tours
Gate 4 Westgate Street Cardiff CF101NS Phone Tour administrator 02920 822308 to book W:


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 Dragon’s 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 President’s Box, an area normally reserved for royalty.

2 Time Credits =

1 stadium to ur for 1 person

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

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

Key Spending Opportunities

UK Wide


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

7 Time Credits =

1 Night’s 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.

Dragon Coast Roller Skating Get your skates on, places fill fast!
Dragon Coast Roller skating are now accepting time credits at all of their sessions. £2 for skate hire Places are strictly limited and must be pre booked, first come, first served. To reserve your place please contact 07803 575730

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Monday 5-6pm 1 time credit Holm View Leisure Centre Barry Thursday 5-6pm 1 time credit Holm View Leisure Centre Barry Friday 6.45-7.45pm 1 time credit Western Leisure Centre CardiffSaturday 4.30-6.30pm 2 time credits Eastern Leisure Centre Cardiff Sunday 10.30-11.30 adult skate 1 time credit 11.30-1.30pm family skate 2 time credits Eastern Leisure Centre Cardiff

Key Spending Opportunities UK Wide Lifestyle Tower of London
Tower of London, London, EC3N4AB t: 08444827777 W:

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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 Majesty’s 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, it’s a marvellous day out for the whole family.

Parliament Hill Lido
One hour of swimming Mon-Fri 4-6pm=1 time credit Early May-late September Outdoor swimming in Hampstead Heath 0207 485 3837

The Barbican Centre
1 ticket for the Barbican Cinema Tues-Thurs only 2 Time Credits per person tickets must be purchased in advance either call 0207 638 8891 or at advanced box office up to 30mins before performance Architecture and Backstage tours 2 Time Credits per person, tickets must be booked in advance and spaces on tours are limited.


Mansion House
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About Mansion House The Mansion House is located opposite the Bank of England at Bank Junction. Home and office of the Lord Mayor of the City of London, this unique building was built in the age of Hogarth and is a rare surviving Georgian town palace in central London. It was originally built to enable the Lord Mayor to represent the City in appropriate style; it also acts as a symbol of the City of London as the world’s leading international financial and trading centre. Although the Mansion House has undergone several redevelopments since it was built in 1758, it retains much of its original character. 1 Time Credit per person per tour
Availability Public Tours of Mansion House run on a Tuesday afternoon around twice a month; please ring to check availability and to book tickets. Restrictions Public Tours of Mansion House are not suitable for children under 12 and children below this age will not be admitted using Spice Time Credits. Please note that tours can be cancelled at short notice subject to the demands on the building which is the home and office of the Lord Mayor of London. It is vital that members call in advance to check availability and that tours are running.

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Dear I’ve enjoyed spending my Time Credits at ................ You could too! Best wishes Taf Myrddin Time Credit Network Member xx

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.

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