Media Release - Llanelli Rural Council Time Credits - Upcoming Events - 23/03/2016
LLANELLI RURAL COUNCIL TIME CREDITS
What are Time Credits?
They are coordinated by a charity called Spice Time Credits. Already active in Carmarthenshire via Communities First and Housing, 800 people have earned time credits in this time.
You give one hour to help your community and get one time credit (worth one hour) in return.
They are designed to create a more vibrant community where groups design earn and spend opportunities within the community.
Time Credits are accepted at various locations locally and nationwide. Example of spend:
Ramps Skate Park
Ten pin bowling in Carmarthen or Swansea
Go to the theatre
Antioch over 50s lunch club
CCC Leisure Centre and Robert Davies Gym
Camping at Kiln Park
Botanical Gardens for Wales
Watch the Scarlets
Tower of London
Spice coordinated events. Recent examples: Folly Farm
trip, Annie musical in Cardiff,
LRC Training (see below)
Why through Llanelli Rural Council
The Time Credits programme was highlighted during our Whole Place Plan (community) consultations during the Spring of 2015 where we held nine community workshops across the Llanelli Rural wards. A number of suggestions from these conversations can be linked towards time credit earn and spend activity
Community Flood Wardens
Caring Community local area coordination
Street or Village buddies
Keep Llanelli Tidy
Bus timetable coordination
Time Credit ambassadors in each ward
The project is funded by Llanelli Rural Council, Big Lottery and Carmarthenshire County Council.
Llanelli Rural Council can offer spend opportunities via their training department LRC Training for courses such as first aid, manual handling and forklift license. The Time Credits programme hopes to generate more activity and spend opportunities at each of our nine community halls.
Cllr. Carol Rees, Leader of the Rural Council said Time Credits came up numerous times as a good idea during our consultations with the community so we are delighted to be able to coordinate this for their benefit.
At each of the following events a time credit will be offered for each hour that you take part.
Thursday 7th April 11am-2pm *Co design with community at Felinfoel Community Resource Centre
Thursday 14th April 10am-3pm Litter pick around Swiss Valley Reservoir
Saturday 16th April 10am-12pm Community clean up around the Trallwm area. Meet at Trallwm Hall at 10am
* Co design events are when we will seek the views of the community and work with them to design some potential earn and spend opportunities
MORE EVENTS TO FOLLOW
This project is restricted to the ward boundaries and villages covered by Llanelli Rural Council which are: Bynea, Cwmbach, Cynheidre, Dafen, Felinfoel, Five Roads, Furnace, Llwynhendy, Ponthenri, Pontyates (part only), Pwll, Sandy and Swiss Valley.
For further information, please contact:
Llanelli Rural Council Community Development Officer, Mr Darren Rees on 01554 774103
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18/01/2017: ESW Tutor vacancy
04/01/2017: Media Release - Pontyates Play Area Consultation 16 January, 2017
03/11/2016: Media Release - New Childrens Play Area now open in Pwll
28/09/2016: Current vacancies
22/09/2016: Pontyates play area
22/09/2016: Felinfoel play area
04/06/2016: New Volunteers Required for Pontenri Hall
25/05/2016: Audit of Accounts - Year Ended 31 March, 2016
27/04/2016: Media Release - Pwll Play Area Consultation - 9 May, 2016
23/03/2016: Media Release - Llanelli Rural Council Time Credits - Upcoming Events
25/01/2016: Media Release - Time Credits
20/11/2015: Media Release - Luncheon Clubs
05/11/2015: Media Release - Swiss Valley Play Area
19/10/2015: Media Release - Grass Roots Grant Support
30/09/2015: Councillors' Allowances 2014/15
18/08/2015: Swiss Valley Play Area - Media Release
14/07/2015: Swiss Valley Play Area
17/06/2015: Audit of Accounts - Year Ended 31 March, 2015
29/05/2015: Whole Place Plan
22/04/2015: Swiss Valley Play Area Design Agreed
16/03/2015: Swiss Valley Play Area
27/02/2015: Community Consultation Swiss Valley Play Area
25/02/2015: Council Tax Continues to Fall!
18/02/2015: Make Your Views Count
21/11/2014: Five Roads Heritage Society
21/10/2014: Completion Notice - Audit of Accounts 2013/2014
10/03/2014: Tyr Gelli Young at Heart - Community Development Grant
10/03/2014: The Academy of Creative Arts - Community Development Grant
04/03/2014: South Cefnaeau Family Centre - Community Development Grant
07/02/2014: Trallwm Community Hall - Community Development Grant