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Sandra Moffat

Annual Review 2019/20

ByAbout Us

The Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust’s Annual Review is now available to view. The review is entitled ‘Thriving Communities for All’ and documents the work and achievements for the Trust from April 2019 through to March 2020, including reference to the pandemic and its impact on what promised to be a promising end of year result.

To view the Annual Review please click the link below:

Burnett Hall is ready to go

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The work has finally finished in Burnett hall and the floor has been restored back to its former glory and is looking magnificent. With the lowered ceiling and improved acoustics, lighting and heating this popular hall is ready for the return of groups and events. If you want to discuss requirements or provisionally book the hall please call 0191 257 8000 or email info@linskill.org

Langley Room – a new community space at Linskill

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With funding secured from an Ecclesiastical ‘Movement for Good Award’ the former IT Hub is being transformed into a serviced social space to meet the needs of our community. The Langley Room will become the latest addition to the growing venue hire portfolio at the Linskill Centre and will be complete and operational by March (restrictions permitting) for the booking of meetings, groups and social functions.

Equipped with the audio-visual, video and conferencing facilities the room has a capacity of 32 (16 with social distancing) dependent upon room layout. With modular furniture this versatile space can easily be adapted for a range of uses including board room, classroom, meeting, workshop or social gathering.

Interconnecting doors into Cafe 32 will enable the capacity of this room to be nearly doubled and lend itself to larger events and activities, where a catering/breakout area or larger space is required. The Langley Room will also provide additional capacity for Cafe 32 during busy period and social functions.

This versatile space with industry standard fixture and fittings, acoustic bafflers, adaptable lighting, audio loop and original parquet flooring is sure to prove popular with both existing and new customers looking for a meeting room or venue for their event.

For more information or advance booking please call 0191 257 8000 or email info@linskill.org

 

Trevelyan Hall is looking splendid

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After months of energy efficiency works to improve the heating management, lighting and insulation the famous wooden parquet floor was looking a little dull and tired, so the contractors have refurbished the floor and restored it to its former glory.

Finally the work is complete and Trevelyan Hall is looking splendid and when the time is right, it is ready for the return of community groups, events and weddings.

You can talk to our team about future bookings simply call 0191 257 8000 or email info@linskill.org

Active North Tyneside – Lockdown Legend

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Susan Arkley is the Active North Tyneside Lockdown Legend 2020 – read her story below and be inspired!

Susan is in her early 70s and has been a regular visitor to Linskill Centre for many years, starting off as a pupil before joining Linskill Choir and more recently as a volunteer with the engAGE Woollies group, who knit and crochet for local charities. Over time and into retirement Susan has become physically inactive which has frustrated her greatly.

In July 2020 the Linskill’s Active Summer Challenge was launched, to collectively cover the distance of Lands End to John O Groats, 1198 miles following the National Cycle Network by active means, such as cycling, walking, swimming etc. The response was phenomenal with 47 participants logging miles and as a team 4,799 miles were covered across 849 activities.

Susan signed up for the challenge as an incentive to get walking because she did not feel comfortable using public transport during the pandemic and when it was safe to continue with her groups at Linskill Centre. Privately she admitted that she had set herself a personal goal and wanted to contribute 98 miles over the 6 weeks. She did her miles early every morning because during Lockdown she felt really very uncomfortable being around other people and then she could also go out before the heat got too much.

Having located a basic pedometer she started with 0.5 miles around the block daily and to her surprise very quickly built up to 6.5 miles although her regular daily distance hovered around the 2.5 – 3 mile mark, and from nothing this was quite an achievement and she was quite pleased with her efforts. The challenge ended after 6 weeks but Susan’s motivation has not stopped.

She has continued to walk and log her miles (she even plots them on a map) and as of the 25th November she has logged a spectacular 329 miles! Her new landlord has been so impressed that he has given her a second-hand treadmill so she can continue to walk even when the weather deteriorates.

Susan deserves to be a lockdown legend – not only has she continued to keep walking, she has lost weight, got fitter and joined a virtual challenge which has enabled her to join a wider community. Well done and hopefully Susan’s story is an inspiration to us all – to find out more about community activities please email community.development@linskill.org or call 0191 257 8000.

Linskill's Mini Autumn Challenge 2020

Mini Autumn Challenge

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The days may be shorter but there is still lots to explore outside, so why not join our Mini Autumn Challenge?

What’s the challenge?

Starting on Monday the 16th of November for 7 days we will email you a prompt to ‘find’ something and photograph it when you are out and about on your walks, cycles, runs etc…

For example on Wednesday 18th November the prompt will be ‘something red’ – maybe your photograph would be a letter box or a poppy or your red trainers!

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Poppies for Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

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A big thank you to all the volunteers at the Linskill Centre, Battle Hill Multi-Use Centre and wider community, who made poppies for the Cullercoats WI Community Poppy Project, to commemorate Remembrance Day.

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Linskill is still open

Linskill is still open

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In response to the proposed national restrictions effective from Thursday 5th November, the Trust has taken guidance from the Local Authority and can confirm the Linskill Centre will remain open for the following:

  • Linskill Centre opening hours are Mon-Thurs 8am-9pm, Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 8.30am-5pm
  • all managed workspace (permanent tenants) will remain open
  • Linskill Nursery is open as normal

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Linskill is going green

Linskill is going green

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Being more environmentally aware and reducing its carbon footprint were identified as priorities by the Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust, to future-proof its centres and ensure the continued provision of community programmes and activities in North Tyneside.

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The Wild Garden

The Wild Garden

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The Wild Garden at Linskill Nursery is nearing completion – just a few final touches and the children will be able to explore this free flowing nature playground. Learn, explore and discover – all part of the nursery’s nature-inspired curriculum.

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