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    26 July 2019 Council News

    THE Blyth Media Group Project Opportunity for FREE journalism and media training


    THE Blyth Media Group Project Opportunity for FREE journalism and media training

    Are you aged 18 to 25? Have you ever fancied trying your hand at reporting? Ever wanted to know what’s involved in making a TV quality news report? Do you want to help shape the news? Want something different to do over the summer? Blyth Valley Enterprise Ltd is running a free weeklong course to train 8 to 12 people to become part of the Blyth Media Group.


    The training, if sort independently of the BVEL trust would cost around £1500 per person for the week. The course run by an experienced director and journalist using high end broadcast quality equipment is aimed at helping develop skills while promoting Blyth and the surrounding areas.


    We are looking for enthusiastic young adults that are passionate about the area and want to get involved in one of the following areas;

    • Researching local topics for a news item
    • Writing a news article
    • Interviewing local community members
    • Presenting a news video
    • Using a camera to record a news broadcast
    • Recording audio in a news broadcast
    • Editing recorded material


    The course will give you the experience of creating a news item, featuring all the steps required in researching, writing, filming, presenting and editing news items. The project is supported by Blyth CVA, SCENE and Widescope, and has kindly received funding from Blyth Town Council and Northumberland County Council.   The training programme is ideal for anyone interested in broadcast media while helping to raise the profile of South East Northumberland.  


    Applicants are welcome from anywhere within South East Northumberland. This is a great opportunity to write, shape and broadcast the news that is important to young people in the area you live in and to learn skills that could open up doors in later life. The course will run all week from 19th August. You must be available from 9am to 5pm on each of the days Monday-Friday of this week. The course is based at the Blyth Community Enterprise Centre on the Quayside in Blyth. 


    If you are interested, please complete this form –   


    Successful applicants will be informed during the week of the 5th of August. 

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    18 July 2019 County News

    NHS - Christmas Box

    The NHS are working with Feeding Families to give a Christmas box, and are asking people to donate a hamper, organise a collection for drop off food, with the collection 2 weeks before  Christmas. anything you can give will help.

    The idea is give that bit of a treat to those who are struggling this Christmas. 

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    15 July 2019 Council News

    Chase Farm Play Area

    Chase Farm Play area following a pre –installation meeting, Blyth Town Council’s appointed contractor Kompan will soon be starting the installation of the new play equipment.

    The contractors will be on site week commencing 15 July 2019 and we anticipate that the installation work will take 4 weeks.

    We can only apologise for the delay in work starting as this is beyond our control but we hope that on completion the children enjoy the new facilities.


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    15 July 2019 Council News

    Bus Shelter Work - Cowpen Road

    The two existing stone Bus Shelters on Cowpen Road will be removed and replaced with two new metal Bus Shelters. The removal work is due to commence on Wednesday 17 July 2019, and will take approximately 3 days to complete.

    The new Bus Shelters will be installed the week commencing Monday 22 July 2019.

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