We are intending to start a Community Garden Project scheduled for Spring and Summer 2019.
We would like to convert this rundown area in the pictures into a beautiful green oasis.
The aim of the project is to create a community garden which is accessible for all our residents, so they have an opportunity to grow their own fresh fruit and vegetables. Linked to this would be some healthy eating sessions.
We have obtained some land behind the Stobhill Link building. There were formally some derelict garages (picture 2) which attracted vandalism and dumping of rubbish (picture 1). The garages have since been demolished (picture 3) giving us a large area to create an environmentally friendly Urban Community Garden. The plan is to build several raised beds so that gardening activities can be easily enjoyed by wheelchair users and older people who are unable to stand for too long. We hope to create a peaceful green outside space to organise events for local people and activities for older residents who are socially isolated.
As part of our employability project we could provide valuable experience and training in horticulture to people seeking employment. There will be significant benefits to the health and wellbeing of the local people. The garden can just be a place of peace and tranquillity to be simply enjoyed by local people.
The project is crucial to continuing the work we are doing at Stobhill Link and to reaching more people who need our support.
Can you help us do this? If there is anyone out there with building, carpentry, and gardening experience we woud love to hear from you. Please contact us by telephoning 01670519575 or via our contact form. Click here
The Allotments are starting up again for the new season. We are always looking for new people to get involved in our allotment projects in Bedlington and Morpeth. You can meet new people and there can be health benefits, being out in the fresh air, and getting some gentle exercise. Come and learn to grow your own tasty vegetables with us! Here are some examples of some produce grown in previous years.
Stobhill Link is running the Energy Wise Project. We can offer support to people who may be concerned about their energy bills and would like some advice. Please telephone 01679 519 575 or call in to the Stobhill Link, 37, Shields Road, Stobhill, Morpeth, NE61 2SA or use the Contact page by clicking here.
Would you like to take a health walk around Morpeth and meet up with other local people? This could be a path to a healthier you. These walks are organised by Active Northumberland. For more information see the Active Northumberland Facebook page by Clicking Here.
Morpeth Health Walks 2019
Walks take place every Tuesday, meeting at 10.30am
Here are the photographs from the Christmas Craft Event. Everybody enjoyed the session making Christmas decorations and cards. The session was accompanied by live Christmas tunes and Carols. We will organise a similar event next year so keep in touch through the website or our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ncel.org/