‘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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.keddiepedi.co.uk
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:
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 email@example.com