The makeover of Cafe 32 and the development of the Langley Room are progressing well. The new connecting doors have been installed between the two rooms and the decorators are finishing off the fabulous new colour schemes. Then it will be time to refurbish the floor, install the audio-visual along with the new modular furniture – hopefully all in time for May 17th.
Some delightful Easter cards made by the children in the Squirrels Room at Linskill Nursery – providing a lovely image for the Trust and the team at Linskill to wish all of our community a Happy Easter.
Thanks to Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival programme Dr Bike will be delivering ‘clinics’ in May across Linskill and Battle Hill centres, using the services of Velotech mechanics and just in time for the nicer weather.
After a comprehensive check, Dr Bike will complete minor repairs to ensure the cycle is safe and roadworthy. A typical Dr Bike health check may include some of the following cycle replacements and checks:
• Brakes – Calliper and cable adjustment, cable, and pad replacement,
• Gears – Indexing, adjustment, and cable replacement,
• Chain – Check for wear, lubricate if necessary,
• Tyres – Puncture repair/tube replacement, inflated to recommended pressure (PSI),
• Other – Check all nuts and bolts are correctly torqued; Check headset and bottom bracket; Check and replace missing bar plugs / cable end caps.
Details of the clinic dates and booking links to be confirmed asap.
‘It has been a challenging time, with a lot of learning and tough decision-making on the way’ – Simeon Ripley, Chief Executive at the Linskill and North Tyneside community Development Trust talks about how they pivoted through the pandemic. Find out about their work here: ow.ly/Bv3I50E3sVk
Another example of community in action with Susan from the Woollies group, part of the Linskill engAGE programme, who has kindly crocheted some beautiful mascots for each of the children’s rooms in Linskill Nursery. It’s time to meet Poochey the Bunny, Flamsie the Fox, Barnsey the Owl and Floof the Squirrel and they are sure to be big hits with all of the children and staff!
Following the Government announcement on Monday evening the proposed dates regarding the lifting of restrictions and potential reopening of activities at Linskill and its satellite sites. *Please note these will be subject to changing guidance from Government and updated advice on managing community facilities:
- Wakes and Weddings up to 6 people
- Outdoor parent and child group up to 15 parents
- Children can attend for free school meals, holiday activities/ food programme across Easter
- Return of organised outdoor sports
- Can reopen community hubs for casual room hire, restrictions still apply
- All parent and child groups can restart indoors for up to 15 people (not counting those aged under 5)
- Weddings and Wakes increase to 15 people
- Café 32 reopen for indoor catering
- Sensory room can reopen
- Adult indoor sports and exercises classes restart and all other bookings can return.
- Weddings, wakes etc increase to 30 people
- All restrictions lifted
Please call 0191 257 8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
During lockdown the Trust has taken the decision to freshen up Cafe 32 with a little makeover and the installation of interconnecting doors into the new Langley Room – creating additional capacity and widen the usage of both rooms. Hopefully, all the work will be finished by the end of March and hopefully in time for the ease of restrictions and return of groups and activities.
A grant from the Kellett Fund at the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland has allowed the Trust to continue its support for older people in North Tyneside, throughout the pandemic. The funding has enabled community development activities to be delivered online during these challenging times – find out more in the article click here
The Trust is supporting a local initiative North Tyneside Mutual Aid and local primary schools, with an appeal for the donation of old laptops and tablets (less than 10 years old) to be used for repair and distribution to families for home schooling during lockdown. To date 20 families have benefitted from this scheme and supplies are running low, so if you have a laptop or tablet you no longer need and are willing to donate please drop it off at the Linskill Centre or email email@example.com for more information.
The Linskill Centre is home to twenty tenants providing a range of community-focused services and it has a lot to offer to anyone or organisation looking for new premises, with inclusive rates and added extras. The Trust now has some space available to lease with the first office space measuring just over 1,000sq ft this space complete with storage room, kitchen area and separate meeting room. The second space is a fully equipped kitchen area which may be suitable for start-ups or someone with a catering interest. Both spaces are available immediately and to find out more or book a viewing please call 0191 257 8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org