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Media Release - Time Credits - 25/01/2016


MEDIA RELEASE


LLANELLI RURAL COUNCIL TIME CREDITS

Volunteers that are operating within the Llanelli Rural Council ward areas can soon start earning Time Credits. The project aims to enable local people to make a difference in their communities and to recognise the value of their contributions. For each hour volunteered a single time credit can be earned and spent at a variety of locations locally or nationwide.

The project is a reaction to the consultation done last year within its communities. The Llanelli Rural Area Whole Place Plan is a strategic plan for the Council which is in response to new Welsh Government legislation.

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.”

Llanelli Rural Council will be working in partnership with Spice Timebanking in developing opportunities within the Council area which are: Bynea, Cwmbach, Cynheidre, Dafen, Felinfoel, Five Roads, Furnace, Llwynhendy, Ponthenri, Pontyates (part only), Pwll, Sandy and Swiss Valley. The project is co-funded by Llanelli Rural Council, Big Lottery Wales and Carmarthenshire County Council.

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For further information, please contact:
Llanelli Rural Council Community Development Officer, Mr Darren Rees on 01554 774103



For further information, please contact: Llanelli Rural Council Clerk, Mr Mark Galbraith on 01554 774103


Archived news headlines are listed below

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

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