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Dads being urged to get creative for Father’s Day

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Dads being urged to get creative for Father’s Day

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Dads are being urged to get creative for Father’s Day and reward themselves with a garden planter.

The council’s White to Green Goods scheme (Gwyn I Wyrdd) and The Crefft Pren project along with The National Botanic Garden of Wales (NBGW) have teamed up to offer fathers a chance to make their own garden planter out of recycled washing machine drums.

The workshops will be held on Friday, June 15 – two days before Father’s Day on the 17th.

Drums, timber cladding, bolts will be supplied by Gwyn I Wyrdd to construct the planters.

The NBGW will also source the compost and the plants. Full instruction will be delivered by qualified and experienced project officers.

Booking is advisable due to limited spaces on 01558 667150. Session costs £90 and includes entry to the gardens, all equipment and materials. Activity to run 11am until 2pm.

Family members can also take part in the session and use the planter as a surprise Father’s Day gift, alternatively they can purchase a space for their loved one on the workshop as a gift.

The council’s executive board member for social care, Cllr Jane Tremlett said: “This is a great idea and makes a very useful gift for Father’s Day. The workshop not only provides an opportunity to bring out people’s creative side and a chance to take what they have made home, it makes good use of old or unwanted goods or furniture.”

Gwyn i Wyrdd Domestic Appliance Reuse Centre Cross Hands Carmarthenshire is a project to minimize the amount of WEEE (Electrical Waste) generated in Carmarthenshire and to promote the recycling, repair and reuse of electrical goods in particular white goods.

The project is part of a training facility for adults with disabilities and individuals that are economically inactive seeking work experience and training.

Reusable appliances that can be economically refurbished such as electric cookers, washing machines, washer/dryers, dishwashers, tumble dryers, refrigeration and wooden furniture can be collected. Up to three items costs £15.

Opening times 8.30am to 4pm Monday to Thursday, Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm. For further information visit http://www.gwyniwyrdd.co.uk

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