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See the recently-published two mile trail around parts of Tynemouth: https://www.myheritagetrail.com/post/neville-and-margaret-s-trail-tynemouth
And here is the link for the North Shields Trail: https://northshieldstrail.org/
Neville and Margaret, who published the Tynemouth trail above, have now (February 2021) also published another: Old North Shields – https://www.myheritagetrail.com/post/old-north-shields-trail
As part of the Ambition for North Shields (see https://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/page/25910/ambition-north-shields), the Georgian part of the town centre is being improved (with grants from Historic England and NTC) to restore many of the buildings. So as to let residents know more about these plans, a Newsletter will be published twice a year. Here is the first: https://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/sites/default/files/web-page-related-files/NS_Newsletter_web_0.pdf
We hope you and your families are safe and well and coping with the challenges of lockdown. At least we are heading in the right direction with reducing infection levels and the vaccination programme has been making great progress.
Our Board of Trustees had a scheduled meeting on 27 January and spent some time reviewing our financial position and also reflecting on when it might be possible to re-open, depending on the lifting of national restrictions.
On finances, we are not in a position to make any money at the moment and like many other organisations we expect to be in a tight financial position for the foreseeable future. We remain very grateful for all of the support we have received over the past year in grants and generous donations from friends and supporters. We continue to apply for any available grants or funding.
In the meantime, we still have our JustGiving page for anyone who wishes to make a donation.
In terms of re-opening, if restrictions are lifted in Spring, it is unlikely that we will re-open the café and galleries before May at the earliest. Before re-opening we will need to review and make any necessary amendments to our safety plan to ensure it is in line with the most up to date Government guidance. Also, to help with our planning we will carry out another online survey to find out how volunteers are feeling about coming back to their roles at the centre and how members and friends are feeling about coming back to the café and galleries.
Although we are closed, there is much happening behind the scenes. Some of you will have seen the growing collection of videos produced by volunteers on a very wide range of topics about the history, heritage, culture and natural environment of North Shields. These are posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages and are also available by searching for the heritage centre on YouTube, or by clicking here.
Plans are also in place for future exhibitions about women who worked on the Fish Quay, the importance and influence of music on the local area’s identity, past and present and historical whaling.
We will continue to keep you updated on all of our plans on social media and through our newsletters.
Whitley Bay Big Local – Job Vacancy
Job Description and Person Spec: ‘Tidy Town Worker’
Details here: https://www.whitleybaybiglocal.org/join-us
NTC have made the decision to postpone the North Tyneside 10k Road Race, scheduled for Sunday 4 April.
The revised date will be Sunday 17 October 2021.
Entries will be automatically rolled over to the new date.
This is planned to take place between Saturday the 28th and Monday the 30th of July 2021. See website for details: https://crossingthetynefestival.uk/
As with all events at the moment, it is subject to final approval from the various health and police authorities so as to comply with whatever Covid regulations are in place at the time.
Consultation is taking place on the plans to improve the library in Tynemouth and for Newcastle Building Society to develop at community space there: https://www.newsguardian.co.uk/news/people/plans-submitted-new-tynemouth-library-3138004