Book donations no longer accepted

Book donations no longer accepted

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Big thanks to those who have brought in books for our Book Fair (which was postponed due to the pandemic) and we appreciate the support, but unfortunately our stores are now full to capacity and we cannot accept anymore donations until further notice.

Thank you for your co-operation.

New guidelines for Linskill visits

New guidelines for visitors to Linskill

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Following government guidelines as from Monday 10th August face coverings will be required when you are in any communal area of the Linskill Centre, the meeting rooms and halls are currently exempt and will be managed by class/group leaders discretion (anyone with a health condition are also exempt).

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Community matters

Community Matters

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Like many other charities and organisations the Trust has found the last four months particularly difficult, with core revenue streams ceased the team has been sourcing alternative funding to help sustain the Linskill Centre and its community activities. Linskill reopened yesterday and the Trust would like to thank Virgin Money Foundation, Power to Change, RW Mann Trust and North Shields Rotary Club for recent grants and donations to help support the ongoing work of the charity.

Latest News from Linskill

Latest News from Linskill

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Firstly, I hope all our members are well and staying safe as we enter the third month of temporary closure at the Linskill Centre. Be reassured that although we are not open to the public there is still a lot going on behind the scenes to adapt the centre in readiness for opening and the remodelling of services to ensure compliance with latest legislation.

 

It has been a challenging time for all organisations and with very little income the Trust is actively exploring grant funding and financial options to ensure the sustainability of the centre and future delivery of community services.

However, we continue to deliver services where we can and reassuringly the number of children attending Linskill Nursery is increasing on a weekly basis as more people return to work, for more information on our childcare provision please email debra@linskill.org or call 0191 270 4243.

Our Community Development team have taken to both traditional and modern technology to connect with both existing and new participants for the engAGE and Encompass programmes. A Keep in Touch postcard was distributed through the doors of over 600 households offering contact points and a friendly voice if required. Online activities and group meet-ups have been enabled through ZOOM with a good take-up and participants have enjoyed coffee mornings, history talks, gardening, keep fit to craft sessions. If you are interested in joining any of these activities please email charlotte@linskill.org or call 0191 257 8000.

As mentioned previously the centre is being prepared for when we can open to the public, unfortunately I cannot confirm when that will be at this stage but be assured, we will be ready. As you would expect there are a few changes to ensure the safety of staff, tenants and visitors including: social distance markings, protective screens in reception, hand sanitiser stations and the introduction of a one-way system around the centre. Further information will be issued when required.

We await government guidance as to when and how we can resume core services such as casual room hire and the opening of Café 32, we will keep you informed of any developments. In the meantime, I hope as many of you as possible take up the opportunity to join in with our community online activities and we look forward to welcoming you back into the centre in the near future.

Thank you for your ongoing support

Simeon Ripley
Chief Executive

Refurbished space now available at the Linskill Centre

Refurbished space now available at the Linskill Centre

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The Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust has developed a range of community businesses to support the work of the charity and delivery of community activities.

Over twenty tenant organisations have successfully set up and established businesses and services at the Linskill Centre in North Shields, with key benefits including access to shared services, flexible space and car parking.

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Annual General Meeting 2020

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TO BE HELD AT LINSKILL CENTRE ON 19 JUNE 2020 AT 10.30am

Due to the ongoing situation with the coronavirus and the need to maintain social distancing, we have considered recent guidance from Companies House and the Charity Commission concerning AGMs and other necessary meetings. In addition, we have given due attention to the relevant clauses and rules set out in our governing document. As a result, our AGM this year will operate in a different way and members are invited to participate in our Annual General Meeting this year by completing proxy forms which have been sent out in the post.