New community programme launched at Battle Hill Multi-Use Centre

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Despite the gale force winds and freezing temperatures there was a great turnout for the launch of a new community programme at the Battle Hill Multi-Use Centre.

The Open Day featured free taster sessions of art, crafts, heritage, cookery and information sharing throughout the day, demonstrating the range of activities that will be available for adults and the older community at the centre. It was also an opportunity for members of the local community to offer ideas and suggestions for future provision and find out how they might get involved.

The Trust had already secured funding to appoint two part-time project workers who will lead the delivery of the engAGE (55+) and Encompass (adult provision) programmes at Battle Hill and the Open Day was the culmination of months of networking and liaison with community groups and residents.  With over 80 people attending throughout the day the Trust is now confident of rejuvenating the community centre at Battle Hill and provide a ‘go to’ destination for residents.

For more information on how to get involved or activities please email or pop in and take a look at the community notice board.

Christmas Raffle Prize Winners

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The Christmas Raffle was drawn at midday and all winners have been notified – the winning ticket numbers are below.

Once again thank you to all those who bought tickets and the companies listed below who kindly donated prizes all contributing to raise funds for the Linskill Centre and its community activities.

Barbour Foundation, mha Tait Walker, Newcastle Building Society, Pumphreys, Lakes Distillery, High Street Hospitality, Not Just Travel, Konnectifi, Ride Electric, Morrisons, Synthesis IT, Vamonos, Remembering The Past, JGS Consulting,  Aromatherapy with Sheila Clark and the World War One Commemoration Project.

Cafe 32 launches its Festive Menu

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Cafe 32 launched its Festive Menu today in the build up to Christmas. Lots of seasonal delights and favourites available including gingerbread lattes, mince pies, turkey sandwiches and the very popular brie,bacon & cranberry paninis.  Open Monday to Saturday and the Festive Menu is available until the 23rd December.

Linskill is supporting Changing Lives

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This year the Trust is supporting Changing Lives, a charity who deliver services in North Tyneside to people who are at points of homelessness, those rough sleeping, homeless in hospital, living in unsupported B&B’s and hostels and those fleeing abuse. Changing Lives aim to get people to safe, secure accommodation and support them to engage in services in the community, build aspirations and recover from trauma – visit to find out more about their work.The Trust is collecting donations of items in new or good condition and unwrapped to be issued as Christmas presents. Suitable items for donation include:

• Gloves,Hats/Scarves/Underwear /Socks/T-shirts/Jumpers
• Wallets/ Purses/ Handbags/Costume Jewellery/Keyrings
• Toiletries/Towels/Flannels
• Sweets/Biscuits/Crisps/Nuts/Crackers
• Books/Puzzle Books/Diaries/Pens/Paper

A donation box has been placed in reception and all gifts will be gratefully received to help people through this challenging time of the year.

Christmas 2019 at Linskill

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Linskill’s Christmas Programme this year is a combination of seasonal events and activities for children, families and adults – so hopefully something for everyone.  Booking is recommended as some  activities and events have limited spaces – call 0191 257 8000 or visit reception to book early and avoid disappointment. For more information on each event or activity click here.

Annual Review 2018/19 launched

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The Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust have launched their latest Annual Review 2018/19. It has been another successful year for the Trust despite the challenging economic environment and the Annual Review reflects on key developments, performance and achievements.

Please click the arrow on the brochure to browse through the pages.

New projects for the Encompass programme at Linskill

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The Encompass programme has been running for over a year and is aimed at people aged from 18 years plus to access activities based around employability, health, well-being, learning and skills development. The programme is developed in partnership with local providers to enhance the Linskill Centre’s existing activities programme and Helen Collins, newly appointed Project Worker is looking to extend the diversity of activities by launching a range of new activities: Read More

Saturday Kids Club coming to Linskill

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A new Saturday Kids Club is being launched at Linskill providing a place to meet and activities for children with special needs aged 8 years plus. The scheme has been grant funded by the Community Foundation for one year and will start in late September, running every Saturday morning from 10am-1pm.

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Forest School is coming to Linskill

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Linskill Nursery in North Shields is expanding its curriculum activities with the introduction of an outdoor, nature based learning programme this September. Linskill Nursery will be the first day care nursery in the area to offer Forest School to its pre-school children.

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