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National Trust – Abertawe Centre

A Voluntary Association of National Trust members to promote and prosper the work of the National Trust and to make membership more enjoyable by holding talks & social events. A varied programme of talks on heritage issues. In the summer we arrange two mid-week coach outings, two Sunday outings and a short break holiday going North and South in alternative years. We hold an annual Christmas lunch in November at a local venue and also a Spring lunch. Some of our members provide volunteer help at Pennard Car park twice a week through the summer and also work as stewards at Dinefwr. Indoor Meetings held in Sketty Parish Centre.

Description of Organisation: A Voluntary Association of National Trust members to promote and prosper the work of the National Trust and to make membership more enjoyable by holding talks & social events.

Website: www.ntswansea.org.uk

Contact Name: Mr Michael Simpson
Position In Organisation: Secretary

Contact Address: 35 Westland Avenue,
West Cross,
SA3 5NR

Contact Telephone: 01792 404345

Contact E-mail: ma.simpson3@tiscali.co.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Ample parking usually parking

Opening Times: 7.30 pm 4th Wednesday of month October to April

Cost of Membership/Charges: £8 for an indiviual & £4 each extra member of the family at the same address

Cost of Membership/Charges: 3 newsletters per year

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Sustainable Swansea

Description: We work with community groups and aim to make Swansea a more sustainable place to live, work and visit.

Services Offered: Workshops, green mapping, advice, speakers at meeting.

Organisation/Service Address: The Environment Centre
Pier Street
Swansea
SA1 1RY

Is public access available at this address: Yes

Facilities Available: Cafe, ethical shop, office space, info hub, meeting rooms, garden.

Website: www.sustainableswansea.net

Contact Name: Delyth Higgins / Dai Power
Position In Organisation: Community Outreach Officers

Contact Address: The Environment Centre
Pier Street
Swansea
SA1 1RY

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 480200

Contact E-mail Address: delyth@environmentcentre.org.uk / dai@environmentcentre.org.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: various on-street restricted parking

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access with assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary / Charity

Opening/Meeting Times: Public areas (Shop & cafe)
Monday - Friday 10am-4pm

What languages do you use within your organisation?: English & Welsh

Publications Produced: Numerous green maps:
Swansea green map
Faith map
Alternative travel map

Community green maps for Penlan, Townhill, Castle ward, Morriston, Pontarddulais, Gower, St Thomas & Port Tennant, Penderry, Central Swansea.

Swansea Sustainability Trail.

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The Environment Centre

Any other names/acronyms which you are known by: Environment Centre Swansea

Description: The Environment Centre, Swansea, is a local charity which aims to:

  • Empower people to take action and improve their local environment
  • Develop joint solutions to sustainability issues, working with partners and local communities
  • Promote awareness of environmental challenges, especially among young people, community leaders and decision makers

Services Offered: - We hold regular workshops which help build eco skills and raise awareness of low impact living.

Organisation/Service Address: The Environment Centre Pier Street Swansea
SA1 1RY

Is public access available at this address: Yes

Facilities Available:

  • Meeting rooms for hire at very competitive rates
  • Office and hot desk hire for not for profit groups and affordable prices
  • Our shop stocks products to help you live your green and ethical lifestyle
  • Our cafe is open and from July 2016 we will be hosting a series of discussions and activities for you to exchange ideas and take collective action on some of the biggest environmental issues facing our planet

Website: www.environmentcentre.org.uk

Contact Name: Hannah Mitchell
Position In Organisation: Resource Officer

Contact Address: The Environment Centre Pier Street Swansea
SA1 1RY

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 480 200

Contact E-mail Address: info@environmentcentre.org.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: Free 2 and 3 hour parking bays are available outside and around the centre. There is also a pay and display car park on East Borrows Road

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access without assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening/Meeting Times: Currently Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm We do have events and activities outside of these hours please check our website and sign up to our newsletter to be kept up to date.

What languages do you use within your organisation?: English and Welsh
Registered Charity Number: 1039378

Membership Costs/Charges: Student / Concession £8.00, Individual Waged £12.00, Family £20.00

Organisation Membership:
A – Voluntary Groups (no paid staff) - £20.00
B – Charity (paid staff), Small Business - £25.00
C – Local Authority Project, College Dept, Medium Business - £45.00
D – Large Business, Local Authority Dept - £100.00

Please add any other details: We are interested in hearing your ideas and finding out about what your organisation is doing. Take a look at our aims and please get in contact.

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Penllergare Valley Woods

Description of Organisation: On the northern fringe of Swansea lies Penllergare Valley Woods, you'll find this secret and magical place. A place that is gradually being revived and restored by local volunteers for everyone to enjoy. You may enjoy the Woods any time of the day while our community Coffee Shop is open every day from 10am til 4pm.

Services offered: Woodland, river and lakeside walks, Guided walks, Community Coffee Shop, Woodland Centre meeting room

Address: Penllergare Valley Woods,
Penllergaer,
Swansea,
SA4 9GS

Penllergare Trust, Penllergare Valley Woods, Penllergaer, Swansea, SA4 9GS

Public Access At This Address:
Yes

Website: www.penllergare.org

Contact Name: Lee Turner
Position in Organisation: General Manager

Contact Address: The Penllergare Trust
Penllergare Valley Woods,
Penllergaer,
Swansea,
SA4 9GS

Contact Telephone: 01792 344224

Contact Email: contact@penllergare.org

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?:
Car Park charges apply - 50p for 1 hour, £2 all day (Barrier open 9am - 5pm from 1st November - 31st March)

Please Describe Any Disabled Access:
Our coffee shop is fully accessible. There are also 2 disabled park bays in the Visitor Car park and disabled toilet/baby changing facilities. Access for disabled people, wheelchairs and pushchairs around the estate is limited due to the steep nature of this historic picturesque site.

Status of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity
What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation?: Bilingual (Welsh/English)
Charity Number: 1082128
Company Number: 4004593

Cost of Membership/Charges:
Become a Friend of Penllergare, the membership arm of Penllergare Trust from £15 http://www.penllergare.org/become-a-friend/

Publications Produced:
Penllergare, Echoes of Valley Wood, An Anthology; General leaflet with map

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Nature Conservation Team

Description of Organisation: The Nature Conservation Team aims to protect, enhance and raise awareness of areas of ecological and landscape importance within the City and County of Swansea for the benefit of wildlife and people

Services Offered: The Nature Conservation Team undertake a wide range of services including:

Address:
Biodiversity Team
Civic Centre
Swansea
SA1 3SN

Public Access At This Address: Yes

Website: http://www.swansea.gov.uk/natureconservationteam

Contact Name: Jo Mullett
Position In Organisation: Education Officer

Contact Address: Biodiversity Team
Civic Centre
Swansea
SA1 3SN

Contact Telephone: 01792 635784

Contact E-mail: nature.conservation@swansea.gov.uk

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access with assistance

Status Of Organisation: Statutory

Cost of Membership/Charges: Most events for the general public are free although there is a small fee in some cases!

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Gower Society

Encouraging an appreciation of the area of the lordship of Gower, its history, natural history and society. Campaigns on conservation issues and publishes on local interest. Organises walks and talks.

Address: The Gower Society,
Swansea Museum,
Victoria Road,
Swansea
City and County of Swansea
SA1 1SN

thegowersociety.org.uk

Contact Name: Mr Malcolm Ridge
Position In Organisation: Chairman

Contact Address: The Gower Society,
Swansea Museum,
Victoria Road,
Swansea
City and County of Swansea
SA1 1SN

Contact Telephone: 01792 371665

Contact E-mail: chairman@gowersociety.org.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Not Applicable

Status Of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Affiliations/Qualifications:
Affiliated to a number of local and national conservation and history groups.

Charity Number: 258372

Publications Produced: Newsletter Journal general and specialist books on Gower

Please Add Any Other Details Contact Name: Steve Davies
Position In Organisation: Web Manager
Contact Telephone Number: 01792206912

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Wildlife Trust of S&W Wales

Description of Organisation:
Local group of the Wildlife Trust, the largest UK voluntary organisation dedicated to
conserving the full range of the UK’s habitats and species

Services Offered: The local West Glam group offers indoor talks and outdoor events throughout the year in Swansea and Gower

Address: West Glamorgan Group
C/O Civic Centre
Swansea
SA1 3SN

Public Access At This Address:
No

Website: "http://www.welshwildlife.org/where-i-live/local-groups/"

Contact Name: Jo Mullet
Position In Organisation:Chairman

Contact Address: West Glamorgan Group
C/O Civic Centre
Swansea
SA1 3SN

Contact Telephone: 07967127364

Contact E-mail: jo.mullett@swansea.gov.uk

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: (Access With/Without Assistance Or No Access)
Access without assistance

Status Of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening Times: Our indoor talks start 7.30pm prompt every 2nd Tuesday of the month (except Jan, July & August) at the Environment Centre, Pier Street, Swansea

Affiliations/Qualifications:e.g. membership of professional bodies

Charity Number: 1091562
Company Number: 4398959

Cost of Membership/Charges:
Non members of the Wildlife Trust welcome. Donations welcome for events

Publications Produced:
Events leaflets avaiable from jo.mullett@swansea.gov.uk

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