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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or call 0191 257 8000.