We are intending to start a Community Garden Project scheduled for Spring and Summer 2019.

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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.

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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.

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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

 

 

We ran a successful Chilli Growing event. We are hoping for some nice tasty results. Hot!!!!

LATEST: we have a result and some new shoot have now shown. Here are some shots of his chillies from Philip. Good result!

Chilli Growing Event

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Shoots 2
Shoots 3
Philip's Chillies
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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.

Allotment Vegetables

Chilli
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Peppers
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Produce 02
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Potatoes
Produce 04
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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
at Riverside Leisure Centre, Morpeth.
DateLocation
08/01/2019Dunces Houses
15/01/2019How Ghyll
22/01/2019Morpeth Common
29/01/2019Lady’s Walk
05/02/2019Salisbury St & Bankside
12/02/2019County Hall
19/02/2019Wansbeck Loop
26/02/2019Racecourse
05/03/2019Golf Course
12/03/2019County Hall
19/03/2019Abbey Mills
26/03/2019Station Walk
02/04/2019Dunces Houses
09/04/2019How Ghyll
16/04/2019Morpeth Common
23/04/2019Railway Walk
30/04/2019Lancaster Park
07/05/2019Bluebell Woods
14/05/2019St Georges
21/05/2019Castle & Allery Banks
28/05/2019Racecourse
04/06/2019Lady’s Walk
11/06/2019Salisbury St & Bankside
18/06/2019Golf Course
25/06/2019County Hall

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/

 

Christmas event

Christmas Tree
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Making Cards
Biscuit decorating
Orange Decorations
Pastry decoration making 02
Decoration making
Great times had 02
Playing Carols 02
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