Making A Difference In Your Community Today
Blakelaw and North Fenham Community Council Coronavirus Information Flyer
On January 4th, 2021, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced England was heading back into a full national lockdown. View the Government guidance.
Everyone must now stay at home at all times except for essential reasons. These include to:
For further up to date information regarding symptoms, new guidelines and how the national lockdown impacts on schools, businesses and the clinically vulnerable please click the link www.newcastle.gov.uk/coronavirus
Newcastle City Council - Welfare and Wellbeing Support
If you, or someone else is in immediate danger, call the police on 999.
If you need to report a concern to Social Care Direct, call 0191 278 7878.
Our Welfare and Wellbeing Team works from Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm, and Saturday 8am to 3pm.
What support do you need?
Food and Essential Items: Ask your friends and family for help, shop online, or contact a local food bank.
Money: Check our Welfare and Benefits pages for financial support
Work: Check the latest advice from the government here.
Children: Contact your children’s school to ask about school work, and see if they can deliver free school meals home. If you need nappies or other essential items for young children, contact your community family hub.
Caring responsibilities: Ask friends or family if they can help. Contact Newcastle Carers who may be able to give tailored advice.
Physical Health: Think about how you can get active at home with help from Sport England.
Medication: Speak to your GP or pharmacy to arrange to have your medication delivered.
Animals: Ask friends and family to help. Find the latest government guidance here.
CEV residents are encouraged to register online through the National Shielding Support Service www.gov.uk/coronavirus-shielding-support this will give you access to priority supermarket slots. If you require support to register complete our form and we will call you back to help you register.
For further information please click on the link www.newcastle.gov.uk/welfare
Newcastle City Council (Link updates automatically)
Waste Collection Updates - Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice to local authorities on prioritising waste collections
Travel & Transport Guidance -Coronavirus (COVID-19): transport and travel guidance
British Red Cross Carers Emergency Card Information (updated 18 October 2020)
The Carer’s Emergency Card offers free emergency support to adults living in Newcastle whose carer suddenly becomes unable to return and offer them care in the usual way. This could be because of a personal crisis such as sudden illness, accident or other emergency which occurs while they are away from home. The scheme supports carers to draw up an emergency contact plan or keep safe an existing plan. It is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year, providing a rapid response in the event of a personal crisis as well as additional planned support to allow the carer to attend personal appointments.
If the cared for person is living in Newcastle upon Tyne, you may complete the attached registration form (please feel free to go on to a separate document if you wish to add additional information) and email to Carerscard_Northeast@redcross.org.uk or post it back using the following Freepost address: Carer’s Emergency Card, British Red Cross, FREEPOST NEA5668, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 8SR. Alternatively, if you prefer, I can call you directly and complete the registration form over the phone.
Coronavirus Update (as at 13 October 2020)
The Prime Minister set out on October 12 how the government will further simplify and standardise local rules by introducing a three tiered system of local COVID Alert Levels in England.
Addressing MPs before hosting a Downing Street press conference, he confirmed the levels will be set at medium, high, and very high.
North East; Northumberland, North Tyneside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and County Durham, to be classified in the 'High' level.
Local COVID alert level: high
This is for areas with a higher level of infections where some additional restrictions are in place.
This means on top of restrictions in alert level medium:
you must not socialise with anybody outside of your household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 outside, including in a garden or other spaces like beaches or parks (other than where specific exemptions apply in law)
businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law
certain businesses are required to ensure customers only consume food and drink while seated, and must close between 10pm and 5am
businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through
schools, universities and places of worship remain open
weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees
exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors. These will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with or share a support bubble with, or for youth or disability sport
you can continue to travel to venues or amenities that are open, for work or to access education, but should look to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible
You should continue to:
follow social distancing rules
work from home where you can effectively do so
walk or cycle where possible, or plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport.
Self-isolation enforcement and support
From 28 September, people who ae legally required to self-isolate will be fined if they breach the regulations. The penalty will start at £1,000 for a first offence but could increase to up to £10,000 for repeat offenders. These fines will also apply to employers who refuse to allow staff the time off work to self-isolate.
People on low incomes who are required to self-isolate may be entitled to a support payment of £500 if they are unable to work from home and have lost wages while self-isolating.
Coronavirus - Changes to lockdown (as of 00.01 18 September 2020)
From Friday 18 September 2020, Newcastle along with Durham, Gateshead, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland became an area of national intervention. This means that the following additional restrictions are in place in these areas:
Regulations will ban the following:
Residents are also advised to adhere to the following guidance to further reduce rates of infection:
These changes are in addition to the nationwide six person limit on social gatherings that came into force on Monday 14 September 2020. The 'rule of six' remains in place across the country and sits alongside these additional restrictions in the local area. Measures to protect people who are shielding are being developed for implementation in the affected areas.
Once legislation is in place the police or the local authority will be able to take action against those who break these rules, including asking people to disperse and issuing fixed penalty notices starting at £100 for those who participate in illegal gatherings. People aged 18 or over will be able to be fined:
You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions here
Below is information on restrictions that are in place across England, and where relevant, in the devolved nations. These restrictions should be read in conjunction with the additional restrictions outlined above that were implemented in Newcastle from 18 September 2020.
On 9 September, following a rise in cases the government announced a number of new measures would come into place on Monday 14 September. They also stressed that this was not the time for complacency and that it is critical that everyone observes the following key behaviours:
Hands: Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds with soap and water or use hand sanitiser if you are out and about.
Face: Wear a face covering in all indoor settings where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet unless you are exempt. You can find more information on face coverings including exemptions here.
Space: Stay at least 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible. If this isn't possible then stay at least 1 metre apart and take other precautions such as wearing a face covering or meeting outdoors.
Rule of Six: You must not meet with people from other households socially in groups of more than 6 people. This applies indoors and outdoors, including in your own home. The police will have the power to enforce these limits including issuing fines of £100 for a first offence, which can double to a maximum of £3,200 for further breaches. There are a limited number of exceptions to the rule of six including:
You can find out more about the rule of six including information on exceptions to the rule here.
NHS Test and Trace: It will become mandatory for certain businesses to have a system to collect NHS Test and Trace data and to keep this for 21 days. This will be enforceable by law. Business who must collect this data include bars, restaurants, hairdressers, local authorities, libraries and places of worship. You can find more information on which businesses should collect data and how to store it safely here.
Border enforcement: The government plans to simplify the Passenger Locator Form and increase enforcement to ensure those returning from abroad are quarantining if required to.
Planned pilots: Pilots planned for sports events will be limited to small numbers with strict conditions in place. Plans for audiences to be able to return to conferences and other events from 1 October are being reviewed.
Restricted opening hours: The government will restrict the opening hours of certain businesses in lockdown areas with an option for this to be extended national in the future if necessary. These restrictions are not currently in place in Newcastle.
Please be aware that there are local lockdowns in place in some areas of the UK. You should check whether this applies to the area you are planning to visit before travelling. More information on where local restrictions are in place can be found here.
CRISIS Support (freephone number)
If you need urgent help with your mental health or learning disability call 24/7
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Adults - 0800 652 2863
Children and young people - 0800 652 2864
Be Litter Aware - Dispose of masks and gloves properly(see attached poster)
Streetwise Summer Activities
Streetwise are delivering FUN, FREE socially distanced activities for 4 weeks between 27 July 2020 and 22 August 2020
Blakelaw Session at Blakelaw Park - Thursdays between 2.30pm and 5.00pm
West Denton Session at Apperley Park - Wednesday between 2.30pm and 5.00pm
Throckley Session at Broomy Hill Road Park - Fridays between 2.30pm and 5.00pm
Projects4Change are delivering a number of sessions throughout the summer holidays. Please visit their website or Facebook page for further information.
Website - www.projects4change.org
Blakelaw Post Office is Open and Hours of Business
From Monday 3 August 2020:
Monday 10.00am - 3.00pm, Tuesday 10.30am - 3.00pm and Wednesday 10.30 - 2.30pm
Blakelaw Post Office Closure(update 10/04/2020)
Whilst we are aware that the Blakelaw Post Office had closed at the end of March 2020 due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Post Office have provided the below notification to BNFCC on the 9 April:-
We’re writing to advise you about the unplanned temporary closure of the above Post Office.
For further information please visit our Consultation Hub via the link below:
You can also refer to our FAQs on the Coronavirus Pandemic and Changes to the Post Office Network on our Consultation Hub home page www.postofficeviews.co.uk. We will update this as more information becomes available.
A customer information poster will be displayed in branch.
Post Office Ltd"
Northumbria Police Survey (Updated 26/07/2020)
Northumbria Police is committed to providing an outstanding service to its communities. We want to understand how safe you feel in your neighbourhood and how effective you think our feel our policing service has been.
Your views will help us to shape the future of local policing in your area.
You can take our survey here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/NorthumbriaPolPublicPerceptions20/
Stay Safe, Shop Local (Updated 26/06/2020)
Please find attached information about plans for changes to shopping areas on the West Road and Adelaide Terrace. Visit the website https://newcastledistrictshoppingcentres.commonplace.is/ for more information and to have your say.
Test, Track and Trace Update (01/06/2020)
Public Health England COVID19 Surveillance Summary(29/04/2020)
Northumbria Police - Domestic Violence Update (29/04/2020)
For two million victims of domestic abuse, home may not be the safe place it should be.
We can help support you if you are experiencing domestic abuse, you can contact Northumbria Police by telephone on 101 or 999 in an emergency.
If you dial 999 and are unable to speak, the emergency operator will ask you to dial 55 and to follow their instructions to quickly put you in touch with police.
You can also get information and report incidents online via our website www.northumbria.police.uk
There is also a wide range of support services that we work closely with to support victims of domestic abuse.
These services are available across our force area and offer fantastic support to victims in need of advice and information.
DASN – Domestic Abuse Service Northumberland
Domestic Abuse Team Gateshead
NIDAS- Newcastle Integrated DA Services
Impact Family Services
Wearside Women In Need
(support for BME/refuges)
National Domestic Abuse Helpline
Men’s Advice Line
National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline
Extract from the press release on "www.gov.uk" w/ebsite from the Department of Education (updated 20/04/2020)
Disadvantaged children across England are set to receive laptops and tablets as part of a push to make remote education accessible for pupils staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak.
Devices will be ordered for children in the most vital stages of their education, those who receive support from a social worker and care leavers.
The government will also provide 4G routers to make sure disadvantaged secondary school pupils and care leavers can access the internet – where those families do not already have mobile or broadband internet in the household.
The country’s major telecommunications providers will make it easier for families to access selected educational resources by temporarily exempting these sites from data charges.
Coronavirus Leaflet - April 2020(updated 10/04/2020)
Northumbria Police (update 10/04/2020)
We're asking you to stay vigilant after it’s been reported thieves are targeting valuable items left in parked vehicles or in insecure homes and garages.
As a result our officers across our force area will be carrying out targeted patrols in key areas to deter thieves as well as continue enquiries to locate suspects and recover stolen items.
We’re reminding you to take extra steps to make sure your valuables are secured to prevent yourself falling victim to crime.
• Not leave valuables in your car
• Don’t leave your car keys in porches or near to the front door
If you are concerned of anyone acting suspiciously in your neighbourhood please report it online via our website.
Always dial 999 in an emergency.
Online Support and Guidance(update 31/03/2020)
The Government has today announced that additional online support and guidance will be offered for people struggling during the #COVID19 pandemic. You can find the resources here 👉https://bit.ly/3auwRWP
Blakelaw and North Fenham Community Council Food Bank Donation(updated 28/03/2020)
In order to support our local community in this ever changing COVID-19 crisis, Blakelaw and North Fenham Community Council have agreed to make a donation in the sum of £500 to the Newcastle West End Food Bank in support of their ongoing work.
In the coming days and months if you find yourself in a position where you need to use this type of support please locate your nearest Citizens Advice(click on the link) “your nearest Citizens Advice” who will be able to make a referral. You can also be referred by a charity, someone like a GP or a social worker.
Blakelaw and North Fenham Community Council would also encourage all residents to come forward with other suggestions that we can consider and progress. We are however unable to provide personal donations to residents.
Please look at our website for reliably sourced updates information www.blakelawnfenhamcommunity-council.com
“the world came together as the people stayed apart”
Stay safe everyone!”
Thomas Walling Newsletter and Statement (updated 28/03/2020)/
"This week has been turbulent for all the Academies each facing their own challenges and pushing through these no matter the obstacles presented with. All pupils should be commended for the effort they have taken this week to log in and complete the work provided on-line.
Staff within the Trust have been using Google Classroom to upload work, take classes and set tasks. Attendance of pupils at the Academies is being monitored closely along with those pupils who have not been attending also. This has been a large job for staff especially the welfare teams to check and manage all of our vulnerable children.
Moving forward the Trustboard are in discussions in regards to a fantastic new virtual learning environment which they hope to be launched after Easter.
The next stage of the strategy is to develop a way pupils can complete written work which can then be submitted and marked by the teacher.
Staff have also been given the opportunity to volunteer for the NHS with line manager approval.
100 Things to do with the Kids (updated 26/03/2020)
Streetwise Young Peoples Project (updated 26/03/2020)
If your child or children /young people you know are stuck in the house looking for something to do, you can point them in the direction of Streetwise Young People’s Project. The Youth Workers are broadcasting live 3 times a day on Instagram @Streetwise_Newcastle 2pm 4pm 7pm Mon-Friday & 2pm 4pm Saturday. The broadcasts are aimed at young people between 13-25yrs old. Streetwise are also offering mental health and wellbeing support in the form of Skype, messenger and phone calls, to young people who need it. If you would like more information you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, check out their website Streetwise Newcastle, their Facebook Streetwise Newcastle or call them on 07852 107803.
NHS - Advice (link updates automatically)
Citylife Line (updated 28/03/2020)
As of today (Friday March 27), residents who need help accessing essential services, or who need support as social distancing and isolation measures impact on their existing support networks, can alert Newcastle City Council of their situation.
This can be done online at www.newcastle.gov.uk/citylifeline or by calling 0191 2778000. This number will go live at 11am on Friday March 27
Please read, share and support where you can, the new Citylife Line is now open. Read more about how this works and watch a short video clip on our website.
Citylife Line has been set up for people wanting to volunteer their time while also providing a service for people to register their need for assistance.
It has launched today (Tuesday March 24) with a webform at www.newcastle.gov.uk/citylifeline for people wanting to volunteer their time to support the wide range of established community organisations across the City or offer another type of support service to the City.
Coronavirus (COVID - 19)(Link updates automatically)
This page focuses on information and updates from a variety of reliable sources:-
For updated information please access the websites below:-
Increased COVID - 19 Related Fraud (updated 19/03/2020)
Please see link to below which highlight the issue of increase fraud related to COVID 19.
Kooth.com - online support for young people(updated 24/03/2020)
Safe Guarding Adults information for those self-isolating (updated 24/03/2020)
Blakelaw Ward Cllr John Wears - Chair Mobile: 07716 623 862 Email: email@example.com
Blakelaw Ward Cllr Ann Keenan Phone: 0191 271 6547 Mobile: 07817 272 982 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blakelaw Ward Cllr James (Jimmy) Gill Mobile: 07986 131 306 Email: email@example.com
Blakelaw Ward Cllr Violet Rook Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blakelaw Ward Cllr Lorraine Birkett Email: email@example.com Mobile: 07545 162 320
Cragston Ward Cllr Irene Teasdale Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cragston Ward Cllr Marilyn Irving email: email@example.com Mobile: 07891551318
North Fenham Cllr Lee Stott Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
North Fenham Cllr Juna Sathian Mobile: 07498226464 Email: email@example.com
Clerk to the Community Council
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07588154441
If you are proud of and love the area you live in, if you are community focused and want to be part of a supportive, forward thinking community oriented committee, Blakelaw and North Fenham Community Council need you!
The Community Council are looking for 3 volunteers to represent the North Fenham Ward, 1 volunteer to represent the Cragston Ward and 1 volunteer to represent the Blakelaw Ward areas of the Community Council Parish Boundary.
For further details about the role and how you can become involved please contact John Wears, Chair at johnwears@email@example.com or Helen Richardson, Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
ALL MEETING OF THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL INCLUDING DROP INS AND SUB GROUPS WILL NOW BE HELD BY ZOOM, PLEASE CONTACT THE CHAIR OR CLERK TO THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL FOR FURTHER DETAILS
Community Council Meetings
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month, (except August and December), at 6pm in the Community Room, Moorland House, Moulton Place, Blakelaw, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 3RY. You are advised to check the location on each agenda. Please see the below for the agendas and minutes of each meeting.
Members of the public are welcome to attend and raise any issues before the commencement of the formal business. If you wish to speak during the formal business session, please indicate this to the Chair by raising your hand. The Chair will conduct the order of speakers and will indicate who will speak next.
The Community Council also hold a monthly drop in session on the first Thursday of each month, (except August and December) at 5.30pm in the Community Room, Moorland House, Moulton Place, Blakelaw, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 3RY.
2020/2021 - Agendas and Minutes
|Date ||Agenda||Minutes |
|09 April 2020||No Meeting (COVID - 19)|
|14 May 2020 - No AGM till 2021||Agenda 14.05.2020.doc||Minutes 14.05.2020.doc|
|11 June 2020||Agenda 11.06.2020.doc||Minutes 11.06.2020.doc|
|09 July 2020||Agenda 09.07.2020.doc||Minutes 09.07.2020.doc|
|13 August 2020||Agenda 13.08.2020.doc||Minutes 13.08.2020.doc|
|10 September 2020||Agenda 10.09.2020.doc||Minutes 10.09.2020.doc|
|08 October 2020||Agenda 08.10.2020.doc||Minutes 08.10.2020.doc|
|12 November 2020||Agenda 12.11.2020.doc||Minutes 12.11.2020.doc|
|10 December 2020 - No Meeting|
|14 January 2021||Agenda 14.01.2021.doc|
|11 February 2021|
|11 March 2021|
2019/2020 - Agendas and Minutes
|Date||Agenda||Minutes and Chairs Report|
|11 April 2019||Agenda 11.04.19.doc||Minutes 11.04.19.doc|
|09 May 2019 (including AGM)||Agenda 09.05.19.doc||Minutes 09.05.19.doc|
|13 June 2019||Agenda 13.06.19.doc||Minutes 13.06.19.doc|
|11 July 2019||Agenda 11.07.19.doc||Minutes 11.07.19.doc|
|August 2019||No Meeting|
|12 September 2019||Agenda 12.09.19(1).doc||Minutes 12.09.19.doc|
|10 October 2019||Agenda 10.10.19.doc||Minutes 10.10.19.doc|
|14 November 2019||Agenda 14.11.19.doc||Minutes 14.11.19.doc|
|09 December 2019 - Special Meeting||Agenda 09.12.19.doc||Minutes 09.12.19.doc|
|06 January 2020 - Budget Meeting||Agenda 06.01.2020.doc||Minutes 06.01.2020.doc|
|09 January 2020||Agenda 09.01.2020.doc||Minutes 09.01.2020.doc|
|13 February 2020||Agenda 13.02.2020.doc||Minutes 13.02.2020.doc|
Chairs Report 12.03.2020.pdf
|12 March 2020||Agenda 12.03.2020.doc||Minutes 12.03.2020.doc|
Blakelaw & North Fenham Community Council aims to improve the social and economic welfare of the residents of the Parish. It is essential that any organisation requesting financial assistance will be expected to support the aims of the Council and that its activities address at least one of the following objectives:-
Applications must be from a community based organisation. The Council will not consider applications from individuals, projects that are political or religious projects that do not demonstrate social or economic benefits.
You can apply for a grant funding by completing the below grant funding application(click on the link), don't forget to read the guidance notes thoroughly and ensure you have ALL relevant documents requested before you submit your application.
In 2019/20 Blakelaw and North Fenham Community Council have provided financial support to:
Blakelaw Pensioners Association
Newcastle West Kinship Carers
Blakelaw Flats Tenants and Residents Association
Holly Court Club
165 Tenants and Residents Association
Fostering in Newcastle
Jelly Tots Messy Play
Little Learners Nursery - Blakelaw
Newcastle United Foundation
2019 - 2020
Certified AGAR including Audit Certificate 2019 - 2020
Notice of Conclusion of Audit
Public Right of Inspection Notice
AGAR 2019 - 2020
Asset Register & Risk Assessment 2019 - 2020
2018 - 2019
AGAR 2018 - 2019 - if you require a copy, please contact the Clerk to the Community Council
Accounts 2018 - 2019
Asset Register & Risk Assessment 2018 - 2019
2017 - 2018
AGAR 2017 - 2018 - if you require a copy, please contact the Clerk to the Community Council
Accounts 2017 - 2018
Asset Register & Risk Assessment 2017 - 2018
2016 - 2017
AGAR 2016 - 2017 - if you require a copy, please contact the Clerk to the Community Council
Accounts 2016 - 2017
Asset Register & Risk Assessment 2016 - 2017
2015 - 2016
AGAR 2015 - 2016 - if you require a copy, please contact the Clerk to the Community Council
Asset Register & Risk Assessment 2015 - 2016
INTRODUCTION TO WELLBEING COACHING
DELIVERED BY MARO PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
We are now working with MARO Personal Development to offer residents of Blakelaw and North Fenham this free course.
Are you interested in a role as a wellbeing coach? If so enrol on our FREE online introductory course.
A wellbeing coach can help people achieve their goals in life by applying the principles and processes of life coaching to achieve lifestyle improvements. The wellbeing coach stands by the client as an advocate of their health and wellbeing whilst inspiring and supporting their growth and development.
Our FREE introductory course will give you an awareness of the role of the wellbeing coach.
Course Start date – Monday 9th November 2020
Course length - There is a 2-week window for you to complete the course and you can access the course any time to undertake your learning.
Course duration - The course should take you around 4 - 5 hours to complete.
Introduction to the course
The Role of a Wellbeing Coach
The Benefits of Wellbeing Coaching
Hot Topics in Wellbeing Coaching
Wellbeing Coaching in the Community and Workplace
Building a Wellbeing Coaching Business
Course assessment - There an external assessment at the end of the course in a format of a quiz.
Course access - You will access the course through our Moodle platform the URL is https://www.maropersonaldevelopment.online.
On completion - On completion you will be emailed a MARO Personal Development Certificate.
About us - if you would like any more information about MARO our information is on our website maropersonaldevelopment.com . If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us, via email or by phone on 0191 903 5629 or +447368306854.
Blakelaw and North Fenham Community Council aim to provide a community newsletter 4 times per year. If you would like to contribute to our newsletter. Please email email@example.com with your request. Our Newsletters are below:
Christmas Update December 2020 and 2021 Calendar
Blakelaw and North Fenham Community successfully obtained a life saving Defibrillator to help support the community and all the residents in the area of Blakelaw and North Fenham. With the support of the North East Ambulance Service and Your Homes Newcastle, the defibrillator has been placed on the outside of Moorland House.
Stuart, Elisha and Kelly from Projects4Change will be hitting the streets every Monday evening to make contact with young people. We work with 11-25 year olds, we will be getting to know young people and planning projects, creating opportunities and helping young people in a variety of ways. Look out for us around Blakelaw and North Fenham or contact us on social media for more information Instagram: Projects4Change_uk or Facebook Projects 4 Change. In Partnership with Blakelaw and North Fenham Parish Council.Kelly - Projects4Change: Projects4Change
With Christmas just around the corner, Blakelaw and North Fenham Community Council will be holding their last competition of the year, a free to enter Christmas raffle draw. Up for grabs are 5 hampers with surprises for all of the family. To take part in the draw please pick a number between 1 and 100, 1 number per household and send your details to the Chair or Clerk via our email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via our Facebook page. To take part must live within the parish boundary (as ever if you’re not sure please just ask). The raffle will be drawn on the 20 December – good luck everyone.
Our Winners are - Marilyn Irving, Karen Irving, Samantha Gibson, Tanya Marshall and Amanda Kenny - WELL DONE TO YOU ALL!
Despite the recent Coronavirus uncertainty Blakelaw and North Fenham Community Council have continued to work hard supporting various organisations within the community, below is an update of what has been happening including some photographs for everyone to see.
Christmas Trees Christmas has started in the world of Blakelaw and North Fenham Community Council. On the 27 November, off we went on a special journey to Northern Christmas Trees based in Gosforth to select 2 very special Christmas trees. These special trees were being donated by the Community Council and heading off to 2 special venues to brighten up the faces of the staff and children at Hilton Primary School and Thomas Walling Primary School. The trees were picked and delivered to the schools last week and I’m sure you’ll all agree they are beautiful. It was a pleasure to be able to donate these gorgeous trees to our community.
Anyone for a Christmas Selection Box Did you know there are around 900 children attending the both Thomas Walling and Hilton Primary Schools and Little Learners Nursery in the Blakelaw and North Fenham Parish boundary area. With a little help from the Community Council, Santa Claus managed deliver to the schools and the nursery a selection box for everyone – we hope that you all enjoy your sweet treats.
Christmas Tree Hamper Appeal It is with great pleasure that Blakelaw and North Fenham Community Council were able to donate £500 worth of food to support the Christmas Tree Hamper appeal in aid of the community’s older residents who will be spending Christmas on their own this year. We hope that those receiving a hamper this year enjoys all the surprises inside.
"RAFFLE TIME - WE HAVE WINNERS"
We have WINNERS!
Thank you to everyone who joined in our raffles over the last few weeks. The raffle was drawn on the 1 August 2020 and the winners are:
1 – Charlotte Allan
2 – Denise Redhead
26 – Carole Josling
41 – Joan Gill
77 – Val Morrison
6 – Katelin Heslop
26 – Daniel Cunningham
48 – Joseph Middlemas
49 – Lola O’Shea
50 – Callum Rose
Please can you contact the Clerk, Helen Richardson via email email@example.com or text 07588154441 to claim your prize and make arrangements for delivery.
WELLDONE TO YOU ALL
“COMPETITION TIME - AND WE HAVE A WINNER”
Blakelaw and North Fenham Community Council held 2 competitions due to the postponement of their Whitby trip and charity night – these events WILL both be rearranged when it is safe to do so.
Well done to you all, our winners of the raffle are:
Our second competition was for our children and young people. Blakelaw and North Community Council had an excellent response, we have some very talented artists in our community. Sadly, we were only able to select one design to be printed but everyone is a WINNER - well done to you all.
Our WINNER was Mason with the below design. Mason will have his card printed and sent as a thank you to key workers, those who work within a caring role and our NHS - you are all truly hero's in our eyes.
Well done Mason
Well done to Jack, Leo and Callum
Well done Lola
Well done Isla
Well done Hannah - Image to follow
Parish Boundary Map
Standards and Codes
The Standards (Parish/Community Councils) Sub Committee, oversees the operation of the codes of conduct by providing guidance assistance and training. See the Code of Conduct Code of conduct 2019.pdf
Newcastle City Council, Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8QH
Telephone No. 0191 278 7878
SAVE THE DATES - Details to follow
POSTPONED - Whitby Trip – 25 April 2020
Following a number of updates from Government regarding the COVID 19 virus, Blakelaw and North Fenham Community Council have made the difficult decision to cancel our community trip to Whitby being held on the 25 April 2020. This trip will be rearranged to a future date to be confirmed. Our current ticket list will be carried forward to the new date and updates will be provided as and when we receive them. If you have any queries please contact our Clerk, Helen on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07588154441
Summer Community Coach Trip - 15 August 2020 - POSTPONED
Christmas Community Coach Trip - 5 December 2020 - POSTPONED