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Please note - due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Blyth Town Council events are cancelled until further notice. Please also check with the specific community groups as due to government advice - any events or meetings may also be cancelled or postponed.

Blyth Man Shed

Click here to see how you can support Blyth Man Shed through Northumberland Lottery - Win up to £25,000! (Opens in a new window).

February Update from Blyth Man Shed:Blyth Man Shed Organisation Logo in Colour

“We know you’re very keen to know about the latest developments and find out how close we are to opening the Blyth Man Shed. So, to address this we would like to invite you to join two members of the core team Dave & Scott to a live-streamed Q&A presentation on our Facebook Page (Opens in a new window) & YouTube Channel (Opens in a new window).

We’ll be sharing news & updates on Blyth Man Shed and even an early insight into what you can expect to see in the shed when it’s opened.

We know there’s a good chance you’ll have burning questions and we want to address these during the presentation. To help us achieve this, we really want to hear back from you. If you have any questions regarding the shed, we’d like you to get them back to us in advance of our Facebook Live session. We will then feed all your questions and the answers into our presentation and this will allow us to bring everyone up to speed. You can send us your Blyth Man Shed questions via Facebook Messenger or by emailing us at info@blythmanshed.org.uk


Friends of Ridley Park Need Your Help

Friends of Ridley Park need the help of the local community to reach their fundraising goal of £50,000 to transform the entrance to Ridley Park!

FORP members are keen to move the park entrance project forward in any way that is safe to do so and to be part of an exciting recovery period for Blyth residents. FORP recognises how valuable the green space of Ridley Park is for everyone of all abilities and ages and we hope that we have your continued support with this.

To support the cause there are 2 options:Ridley Park, Blyth, Northumberland

- Join Easy Fundraising and earn donations while you shop! (Opens in a new window)

- Buy a £1 ticket from One Lottery (Opens in a new window)

Background to the project:

2017 - FORP worked throughout 2017 with a keen group of students, supported by a member of staff, to design a new main entrance. It was treated as a real life work commission including a design brief, several rounds of feedback and revisions to the design.

2018 - FORP fundraised to pay for the planning application and engaged a Blyth based architect to prepare the necessary planning application.

2019 - Full planning permission was granted in 2019. This was a busy year for the group so it was only after completing a number of other projects in the park that FORP started to focus on this bigger project, quickly securing a conditional grant of £15,000 from Blyth Town Council.

Due to COVID-19 the activities were very much curtailed.

Friends of Ridley Park therefore need YOUR help to fundraise and help create a brand new attractive space for all to enjoy!

Please direct any queries to forpblyth@gmail.com


Walking Maps in Northumberland by John Harris

Are you fed-up with doing the same old walks?Free Walks to Download and Print Logo

Walking in Northumberland is the website for you! 

**Please adhere to the current lockdown restrictions and only go out to exercise once per day in your local area**

Click here to visit and explore the walking maps (Opens in a new window)

With hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, contact details for all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.

John said ‘There is so much walking information on the web but it is difficult to find. Walking in Northumberland (part of the Walking in England suite of websites – one for each county in England) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’.

With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.

So home or away, check out the websites and get walking!

email: john@walkinginengland.co.uk


Lost, Found and Told - New Audio Tales for NorthumberlandNovember Club Morpeth Logo

Free to residents of Blyth thanks to funding from Blyth Town Council

Local performing arts company November Club are delighted to bring you Lost Found and Told, a collection of seven original short stories written by Fiona Ellis, set in the border county of Northumberland.

Lost, Found and Told is inspired by traditional fairy tales and draws on the rich heritage and landscape of Northumberland. Originally conceived as a live performance, Covid-19 restrictions has transformed it into an audio production.

With original music from Katie Doherty woven throughout, Lost Found and Told promises to enchant and captivate the whole family. Listen at home in the comfort of your living room or grab your headphones and head to the heart of Northumberland and walk and listen to the tales right where the action happens. This works for some of the stories better than others.

Blyth Town Council awarded a Community Grant towards the project as the live production would have been performed in Blyth.  With the change of plan to an audio production, this funding now means that residents of Blyth can access the stories for free. Email info@novemberclub.org.uk or send @NovemberClubMorpeth a direct message on Facebook if you are a resident of Blyth, including your full postcode.

You will be sent a unique code to access the tales for free.  

Lost Found and Told is suitable for children age 8+ but younger (and older!) family members will enjoy listening to the tales as well. 

Click here for more information (Opens in a new window)


Carers Northumberland

We would like to let you know about an exciting project delivered by Carers Northumberland to support unpaid Carers in our community access employment, training and/or education.

Click here for more information (Opens in a new window)

 


 

Blyth Community Volunteers

Click here to visit Blyth Community Volunteers’ Facebook page (Opens in a new window)

Meet in the car park of the Town Council offices (Arms Evertyne House) or catch us in the Market Place - look out for the banner.  Equipment will be taken to the Market Place but please bring gardening-type gloves if you have them.

Litter picks are currently postponed until further notice due to the current situation. Please look out for updates via Facebook.


SILX Employability Project & Teen Bar

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Do you know someone aged between 16-25?

Do they need support with housing, budgeting, benefits, debt, CV enhancements, work experience or volunteering?

Silx have been advised National Youth Agency that one to one provision can be maintained by appointment only which is COVID-19 safe.

We can provide free online courses - support with CV’s - Cover Letters - Job Search - plus help and support with benefit advice.

We can also offer virtual support by email, Zoom - facetime. If you need any help or support

Please contact 01670 351356 or email silxteen@aol.com

Click here to visit the Silx Employability Project Facebook Page (Opens in a new window)
 


Newsham & New Delaval Youth Forum

Newsham Youth Forum - Click here to view more information (Opens in a new window)Based in Newsham Pavillion - Youth Provision for people aged 11-19 - variety of activities, including arts, outdoor sports, health workshops and cooking skills for young people.

Click here for more information and contact details.


Blyth Cricket Club

Blyth Cricket Club is at the heart of our community, inspiring and influencing the growth, quality accessibility of cricket in our area.

The club has a number of teams from Under 9’s age group, girls, womens and adults. Coaching is available for all members.

All ages and abilities are welcome to join the club.

Contact info@blythcc.org for more information

Or find them on Facebook via “Blyth Bobcats”


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Blyth Town Council would like to promote any community interests on this page.

Contact us via email if you have any submissions, info@blythtowncouncil.org.uk