23 Jun

Battle Hill & Linskill Community Development Grapevine Newsletter – 23 June 2023


All sorts of healthy tasty treats being made in the pantry with Community Nutritionist Lee Harland, made with produce grown from the ‘Upcycle Gardeners’. 

You can grab your own herbs and salad items on Friday mornings outside Linskill Reception.

The Linskill Riders have completed their first overnight challenge ride. 

Over two days everyone cycled 90 miles and explored the Grand Union and Forth & Clyde Canals taking in the Kelpies, Falkirk Wheel and the Forth Bridge. 

Huge thanks to WatBike and Mark our guide for making it happen!


KEEP LEARNING – Craft with Amy
This month Amy will be showing you how to create ‘non sew’ beach hut applique designs using Bondaweb. During the session you will be making your design onto a flat piece of fabric for you to turn into a bag or cushion cover at home if you fancy.

Places are very limited.  Please book on using the link below.

Craft with Amy


KEEP LEARNING – Flower Arranging
Join Amy as she shows you how to make a floral display using a teapot and tea cup!

Book now using the link below, no experience needed.

Flower Arranging


CONNECT- Film Club 

It’s 1943. The Allies are determined to break Hitler’s grip on occupied Europe and plan an all-out assault on Sicily; but they face an impossible challenge – how to protect a massive invasion force from potential massacre.

engAGE activities are funded for people aged 55+

TAKE NOTICE – Mini Bike Fit

Suffer from sore wrists, back or knees when riding for a long time? Want to be in the most efficient riding position? Then this session is for you!

Join Mark from Velo28 who will guide you through a mini bike fit. Small adjustments like raising your saddle height can make a real difference to your comfort on the bike.

On the day you will need to bring your bike with you. The session will take place indoors.

Please book using the link below.

Mini Bike Fit


TAKE NOTICE – Craft Sale
Volunteers across various engAGE groups have been making items to raise funds for future craft activities.  We hope you will come and visit and pick up an item or too.

The sale will be in the reception waiting area between 10am and 1pm on Tuesday 4th July.


GIVE – Knit & Give
Join us for a social morning on Friday 14th July, to make Forget Me Knot flowers to helpraise awareness of Dementia.  Patterns and wool is provided or please bring bits from your stash at home.

There will also be 5 spaces on the day to make needle felted Forget Me Knots if crochet and knitting is not your thing.
Booking essential please using the link below.

As always with our ‘Knit & Give’ project you are very welcome to join in at home and drop off any flowers you make at Linskill reception – the deadline is Friday 21st July.  The patterns are linked below.

Knit & Give Bookings



Have you noticed our 5 new electric charging points?  Aren’t they awesome! Obviously this means there are 5 less normal parking spaces and we appreciate at times that the car park can be exceptionally busy, espeically when the hall is booked for big meetings.

If you travel here by car please allow time to find a space.  It’s great to see the centre so busy and our community enjoying so many opportunities at Linskill.

Thank you! 

Charly, Janice, Lucy and David
Your Community Development team


From our friends…

Whitley Bay Flower Club would love to welcome you to their floral demonstration on Tuesday 4th July – it’s a great chance to find out about the club.  No booking required – just come on the day.

If would like more details please contact alison.mood@talktalk.net




Local Artist Gail Curry has opened entries to the North Tyneside Summer art exhibition for 2023.

The subject matter is ‘Home Sweet Home’, as people can view what their home is in many different ways and we would love to see that variety and read your stories.

Entry is free and is open to anyone. Last year saw entries from ages 5 to 95. You can draw, paint, photograph, knit, make a model, weave, collage, the choice is yours. Maximum size is 50cm by 50cm.

Click the link below for full details.

Full Details



Tyne and Wear Metro Survey June 2023