Welcome to Benthyg Penarth!

Gwyrddio Penarth Greening and Benthyg Cymru bring you a Library of Things where you can:

  • Borrow things you need but don't own
  • Donate things you own but don't need
  • Meet people to share knowledge and skills with your community

Where is Benthyg Penarth?

Benthyg Penarth is based at The Clockyard, a new community hub based within Rowley’s the Jewellers on Glebe Street. We'll also have an e-cargo bike for collections and deliveries soon - watch this space! 

Can I borrow now?

Yes!  Our regular opening hours are:

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11am - 4pm and Saturday 10am - 2pm.

How will I borrow? 

In order to borrow, you will need to create an online member account by selecting 'Register' at the top of this page or pop in to see us when lockdown restrictions allow. You need to be age 18 or over, have an email address, have a valid debit or credit card that you can link to your account when you sign up and agree to our terms and conditions. The first time you borrow an item, you will need to bring in photo ID such as a driving licence or utility bill.  

Do I have to pay to join?

If you're joining for personal use, there's no charge. If you're joining to borrow items for a  business, we'll ask for a small joining fee. 

Do I have to pay to borrow?

Yes, there is a small fee for borrowing which will be detailed on all items in the catalogue. The fee can be paid with money, time credits, volunteering time or skill sharing. 

How do I donate an item?

We are currently on the lookout for donations across all categories.  If you've got something you think someone might want to borrow, please drop us an email benthygpenarth@gmail.com.

Who is running this project?

Gwyrddio Penarth Greening (GPG) runs this project.  GPG is a community group based in Penarth. We aim to raise awareness of climate issues and look at ways that we can all live a more sustainable life. 

Benthyg Penarth is part of the Benthyg Cymru network.  Benthyg Cymru has one simple goal; to make borrowing as easy as popping out for a loaf of bread.

This project is funded by Natural Resources Wales and the Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme managed by WCVA.

What does Benthyg mean?

Benthyg (pronounced ben-thig) is a welsh word meaning borrow or lend.