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Battle Hill & Linskill Community Development Grapevine Newsletter – 9 June 2023

Last week Cycling UK announced the winners of the annual Volunteer Awards 2023 and our very own ‘Angel of the North’ – Kim Suleman, won the ‘Most inspiring individual award’. Kim received many glowing tributes from members of the Linskill Riders, our Community Cycle Club. Well done Kim, we always knew you were special, and now everyone else does as well! Read the whole article below.

Cycling UK Volunteer Awards


TAKE NOTICE – Linskill Heritage Loop 

A guided circular tour starting on the steps of the Linskill centre with Newcastle City Guide Keiran-Ann Keilty.

Wander through time to a tale of murder and hear of bygone days, seeking out some hidden charms along the way! A walk around Tynemouth fringe lasting approximately an hour and half.

**Please note this trip involves a lot of standing, please make sure you wear comfortable shoes and are able to walk at a slow pace approximately 1 mile.

Linskill Heritage Loop


KEEP LEARNING – Make your own bench 
Join The Shedders in their natural home, The Shed at the Linskill Centre, for their next ‘make your own’ session. All materials and tuition are provided plus unlimited tea and biscuits! 

Book now using the link below, no experience needed.

Make your own bench


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 – Howdon Wetlands with Northumberland Wildlife Trust 
This hidden gem plays host to a variety of beautiful birds, whether they’re here to breed, passing through on migration, or staying for the winter. We’ll explore Howdon Wetlands, do some bird watching at the hide and then head back to Royal Quays Marina.

Binoculars provided (but feel free to bring your own). Please wear sturdy boots and suitable clothing, and bring a packed lunch.

This event is free, curtesy of Northumberland Wildlife Trust but places are limited and booking is essential.

Howdon Wetlands


A cuppa is an important part of the day, and sharing it with friends just adds to the enjoyment. To help us understand the impact that our activities and events have on Cafe 32 can you spare two minutes to complete our short survey? Link below. 

Thank you! 

Charly, Janice, Lucy and David
Your Community Development team

Cafe 32 Survey


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