All Posts By

Sandra Moffat

Pivoting in a pandemic

By Articles

‘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:

New mascots for Linskill Nursery

By Latest News
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!

Easing of Restrictions

By Latest News

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:

8th March

  • Wakes and Weddings up to 6 people

29th March

  • 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

12th April

  • 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

17th May

  • 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

21st June

  • All restrictions lifted

Please call 0191 257 8000 or email with any queries.

Cafe 32 is having a makeover

By Latest News

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.

Kellett funding enables online activities at Linskill

By Articles

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

Old laptops wanted for homeschooling

By Latest News

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 for more information.

Opening Hours at Linskill

Space now available to lease at Linskill

By Latest News
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

Foot care with Keddie Pedi

By Latest News, Uncategorised

Welcome to Keddie Pedi a new tenant at the Linskill Centre, operating within the healthcare sector. Katalin Keddie is a foot care specialist and Certified Master Pedicurist, providing therapeutic and cosmetic foot care services to men & women of all ages. After a few months of preparation and setting up their new premises Keddie Pedi are now accepting customers – to find out more or book an appointment email or visit

Annual Review 2019/20

By About 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

By Latest News

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