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Welcome to Wallsend Festival This year’s festival will take place over two days with lots happening across the weekend.

Saturday’s events will be in the town centre and will feature live music, a range of craft and food stalls outside of the Forum Shopping Centre, fairground rides and a display of vintage cars. Wallsend Customer First Centre will host a range of activities including children’s crafts and facepainting, a book sale and a screening of The Greatest Showman. Wallsend Local History Society will be in Wallsend Indoor Market with their popular display of Wallsend’s past. On Sunday, visitors can enjoy more free entertainment at Wallsend Hall and Richardson Dees Park. There will be live music, stalls, a fairground and lots of outdoor fun including roaming street artists, a circus themed obstacle course, music and skateboard demos. Whatever you choose to see and do we hope you enjoy your time at the festival.

Wallsend Festival Partnership

Organised by: North Tyneside Council Supported by: Teleperformance, The Forum Shopping Centre and North Tyneside Music Education Hub

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Wallsend Customer First Centre

Wallsend Customer First Centre will be open on Saturday 30th June from 9am until 1pm with activities taking place between 9.30am and 12.30pm.

There is a lot going on for all ages and interests throughout the morning. Children can enjoy craft activities and facepainting between 9.30am and 12noon, as well as a Gamers Club between 9.30am and 10.30am. A book sale, an arcade pop up shop and The Freemasons will be in the Foyer between 9.30am and 12.30pm. The Centre will also host Saturday Cinema with a screening of The Greatest Showman at 10.30am, a Wallsend Memories area and a performance from the LDNE Choir at 11am. A pop up cafĂŠ will also be serving refreshments in the Mauretania room on the ground floor between 9.30am and 12.30pm. There is a lot going on so call in for a look around. Find us at: Wallsend Customer First Centre, 16 the Forum, Wallsend, NE28 8JR. wallsend.library@northtyneside.gov.uk / 0191 643 2075. 6


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Sunday 1st July Wallsend Hall and Richardson Dees Park WALLSEND PARKS HAVE ONCE AGAIN JOINED FORCES WITH WALLSEND HALL TO DELIVER A WHOLE DAY OF FAMILY FUN AND ENTERTAINMENT ON SUNDAY 1 JULY. The ever popular fun fair will return to The Green along with a range of food and craft stalls. Live music will keep people entertained throughout the day as well as various weird and wonderful street acts and a fire dance show.

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HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: RICHARDSON DEES PARK 11AM – 3PM

• Street performers ‘Bell and Bullock’ and their Belladonna and Venus Fly Traps walkabout shows. • Circus themed obstacle course and workshops by Lunatricks. • Entertainment and music at the bandstand from Nova Radio. • Nerf wars on the Games Green - £2 per child for approximately 10 minutes game play. • Fairground rides. • Facepainters. • DYNAMIX skateboard and scooter workshops and demos. • Apeuro Parkour Crew workshops & demos. • Hula Hoop artist.

WALLSEND HALL 10AM – 6PM

• Fairground rides. • Around 15 stalls selling jewellery, gifts, crafts and food produce. • Facepainting. • Live music and Nova Radio broadcasting live. • Dance performances from All Dance, Inchigeelagh O'Gorman Academy of Irish Dancing and Hellcats. • Walkabout characters. • Birds of prey from DLS Falconry. • Fire dancers and circus skills from Northern Line Studios.

Events are subject to change at short notice.

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What's Happening... STALLS

There will be around 15 stalls outside of the Forum Shopping Centre selling a range of goods, including crafts, jewellery, handmade soaps, food produce and more.

VINTAGE CARS

A range of vintage cars will be driving in to the town centre and parking up along High Street East as part of the festival. Car lovers can take a look inside the cars while speaking to the owners to find out some interesting facts. The cars have all been restored and modified, many still with their original owners and often appearing in rallies across the UK.

WALLSEND LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY The Wallsend Local History Society will return for another year to enlighten us all on Wallsend’s historic past and how it has shaped the world we live in today. They will also be exhibiting a collection of toys and games of yesteryear. Find them in the Wallsend Indoor Market between 10am and 4pm. 12


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SHOP LOCAL!

Wallsend is home to a wide variety of fantastic independent businesses. The town prides itself on the amount of independent outlets it offers shoppers, and here are just a small selection...

Amanda Glen Hair Salon & Bluemoon Beauty Amanda Glen salon, based on High Street East in the heart of Wallsend, has been widely regarded as the top salon in the town for over a decade The longevity of her salon is testimony to the quality

of Amanda’s work, and the levels of service she offers. Amanda Glen salon is one of the longest established in the town, and that speaks volumes about Amanda and all the staff at the salon. Not only is she one of the longest established salons, she is also one of the most cutting edge, as she is constantly keeping up to date with new styles and techniques. The salon prides itself on its fully trained staff, with Amanda herself specialising in cutting (including razor cutting), colouring and perming, as well as children’s and men’s cuts. Amanda recently welcomed Debi, who owns and runs Bluemoon Beauty, to her salon. Bluemoon Beauty offers a full range of beauty services, specialising in nails and waxing. Debi, originally from Battle Hill has, like Amanda, a very colourful and broad working history, meaning she also brings a wealth of experience and cutting edge styles to Amanda’s salon. She has known Amanda for over 20 years so, when she moved back to the area, and with Amanda wanting to offer beauty treatments to her clients, it was the perfect match and the two businesses complement each other perfectly. So, if you are looking for a fresh new look, or even just a change from your normal salon, make sure you call Amanda or Debi.

Amanda Glen Unisex Hair Studio, 196A High Street East, Wallsend, NE28 7RP. Tel: 0191 262 4224 16


Maple Textiles

Established in 1975, Maple Textiles are a familyrun business with over 40 years of experience in the soft furnishings industry. They supply an extensive range of ready-made curtains, voiles, tiebacks, curtain poles, cushion covers, nets, accessories and more to both retail and commercial customers, and are happy to offer all of their extensive knowledge and advice to help you furnish a beautiful home. Their name originates from the location of their first branch, on Maple Street, in Ashington, opened in 1975. Today that store has long since closed, but they now have two branches in the north-east, one in, Wallsend and Grainger Market Newcastle. The Wallsend store is one of the longest standing independent businesses in Wallsend and looks set to be a fixture for many years to come.

Maple Textiles, 42 High Street West, Wallsend, NE28 8HX. Tel: 0191 2638424 www.mapletextiles.co.uk

Jewellery By Design

A family run business with over 35 years’ experience, this high quality jewellers stocks a fantastic range of branded and handmade jewellery and watches. With brands such as Police, Fiorelli, Accurist, Seiko, Seksy and many more, the choice is fantastic. They are proud to stock branded jewellery from the likes of Chamilia, Sphere of Life, Shrieking Violet and Tribal. They also offer bespoke jewellery and are experts in engagement and wedding rings. Jewellery By Design also offer a watch and jewellery repair service on site, you can just call in and the staff will be more than happy to help. So, whether you are looking for something for a special occasion, a costume piece to add to your collection, or want to bring an existing piece back to life, make Jewellery By Design your first port of call.

Jewellery by Design, 146 Station Rd, Wallsend NE28 8QT. 0191 262 2687 www.jewelleryby-design.co.uk

Fotosnaps

Fotosnaps have been a fixture on the High Street for over 25 years, meaning they are one of the longest-standing independent retailers in Wallsend. The shop carries an impressive range of cameras, mobile phones, batteries and chargers but, if your interests are on distant objects, check out their binoculars and telescopes. They also offer a service which will be of interest to those of us in the 'Silver Surfer' generation – they can transfer cine or video footage to DVD's so you can relive important events. As well as the wide range of equipment, the brothers offer an extended range of services. They can produce, in seconds, prints from any form of media (iPhone, iPad, Facebook, etc.) and can make enlargements or even reproduce the photo on gift ideas such as mugs, jute bags, cushions, calendars, greeting cards, to name but a few. Nowadays you often need picture identification or passport photographs, so why not pop in for a professional picture which you can be certain will meet the criteria demanded for official photos. If you get carried away, credit cards are now accepted, so why not pop in and see for yourself the Aladdin's Cave which is Fotosnaps?

Fotosnaps, 24 High St E, Wallsend NE28 8PQ. Tel: 0191 234 4606 www.fotosnapswallsend.co.uk 17


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Summer Events 30 June (12noon – 5pm)

SOUNDFEST

Segedunum Roman Fort, Wallsend

The annual Young Mayor’s music festival returns featuring young bands and solo artists. There will also be basketball challenge, laser light challenge, a rodeo bull, cage football, food and drink. Tickets can be purchased directly from performers or by emailing Soundfestnt@northtyneside.gov.uk or youngmayor@northtyneside.gov.uk.

15 July

WHITLEY BAY VINTAGE BUS RALLY The Links, Whitley Bay

A display of preserved buses, hosted by the North East Bus Preservation Trust. Many of the buses are local and used to be operated by companies such as Tyne & Wear PTE, Busways, Go Ahead Northern, United and Sunderland Corporation which many people will recognise. These splendid vehicles belong to the North East Bus Preservation Trust, other local bus preservation groups and private individuals. 20

5 – 8 July

Tynemouth

MOUTH OF THE TYNE FESTIVAL

The Mouth of the Tyne Festival returns this July featuring live music concerts, world-class street theatre and special one-off performances in Tynemouth and Whitley Bay. The popular event has grown into one of the region’s favourite summer festivals, attracting around 100,000 people from the local area and beyond. The multi-award winning line-up includes English singersongwriter, Paloma Faith, Platinum-selling British singersongwriter James Arthur, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott and soul superstar Beverley Knight.


29 July, from 10am

SANDCASTLE COMPETITION

Whitley Bay beach, outside of Rendezvous Café

Hundreds of people gather to test their sandcastle building abilities in return for prizes.

Playhouse Whitley Bay will see concerts from Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, This Is the Kit, Collabro and Suzanne Vega. Tynemouth Surf Café will also host a BBC Introducing night. The festival, now in its 14th year, will also feature a free programme of events including international street entertainment, live jazz music and a children’s pageant. The event is organised by North Tyneside Council and supported by Engie, Kier and Port of Tyne. For more information visit www.mouthofthetynefestival.com or follow the official Facebook page.

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SPANISH CITY FUN FAIR The Links, Whitley Bay

The annual summer funfair returns for lots of family fun. All the traditional favourites will be there including the Waltzer and many more. You'll find it on The Links, just a stone's throw away from the new Spanish City, some great arcades and some of the best ice cream and fish and chips in the country. For more information about events in North Tyneside see

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Programme of Events Saturday 30th June ATRIUM STAGE In The Forum Shopping Centre 11AM

CARVILLE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Pupils from Carville Primary School will be performing a range of songs.

12NOON BRITTANY FARROW A local songwriter and performer currently working with the YMCA

12.30PM

Standing Upright Project.

AMANDA NICOLE SCHOOL OF DANCE

Various performances from this popular dance school, workshops

in cheerleading and street dance for the public, and giveaways.

2.15PM

DANCE KALEIDOSCOPE

A range of different dance styles including ballet, modern jazz, tap, traditional English folk, Highland and more.

3.00PM HELLCATS

The North East’s number one cheerleading team will be performing with their whole team, from champion dancers to new Hellcats. Times are approximate and subject to change at short notice. 22 22


ANSON STAGE 10.30am

ARMED FORCES CELEBRATION

11.00AM

WALLSEND COMMUNITY CHOIR

A mixed voice choir of around 40 members, with a wide repertoire of genres.

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12.15PM

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1.45PM

2.30PM

3.15PM

LD NORTH EAST

A local music group ran by Wallsend based learning disability charity LD North East. The group take pride in performing Geordie and Northern songs.

BURNSIDE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Live music from Burnside Band, established in 2017

CHURCHILL SINGERS

A collection of songs and popular hits from the students of Churchill Community College.

CHLOE HILL

A local young singer, inspired by the music from decades before her birth, offers a wide variety of music to please all tastes.

KYLE MORLEY

Acoustic singer covering a range of Indie, Rock and Pop classics.

JUNIOR TURNER

Geordie singer Junior Turner has enjoyed success from the Tyne to Texas and has secured a number 1 in the official unsigned charts in the American state. 23


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The Green, Wallsend DID YOU KNOW?

The Green, Wallsend is: • The oldest man made feature in the Borough of North Tyneside after the Roman Wall. • The only surviving ancient village green in North Tyneside and the nearest village green to Newcastle city centre. • The central feature of The Green, Wallsend Conservation Area. No-one knows when The Green came into existence, or why. The probable explanation is that when the Romans abandoned the fort of Segedunum in AD 454 the river bank was no longer a safe place for the local population to live, so they moved up the side of the valley to the present location of The Green and founded a new village there. 28

This must have been established, at the absolute latest, by the time that the Church of The Holy Cross was built c. AD 1150, in what is now the Burn Closes, to serve the needs of the inhabitants. It is probably much older.

THE VILLAGE OF WALLSEND

Until the middle of the 19th century the village of Wallsend consisted of a number of houses and farms clustered around and facing onto the village green itself. This basic arrangement survives today, although it has been compromised by the creation of wide side streets leading away from the village green. During the second half of the 19th century Wallsend became transformed into a sizeable town, the former fields north and south of The Green filled


with houses. Richardson Dees Park and further housing was created to the west. The village green survived, although reduced in size by the enclosure of land in front of The Red House (now forming the “private green” in front of Park Villas and Hawthorn Villas). The Green remains a closely-knit and very stable residential community. Many residents have lived there for the whole or a substantial part of their lives. Newcomers quickly recognise and appreciate the unique character of the area. As Lady Hale remarked in a recent decision of The Supreme Court concerning village greens: “….. many people are attracted to properties near a village green because of the recreational opportunities it offers and the community spirit which these engender – anyone who grew up with a traditional village green can understand the focus it brings to village life which would not be there if the green were not there.”

The local authority has ownership of the village green holding it on statutory trust for the local inhabitants. The Green is also the central feature of The Green, Wallsend Conservation Area designated on 1 November 1974. As such, North Tyneside Council is obliged in making planning decisions to have special regard to the need to preserve and enhance the character of the area, which is the subject of a Character Appraisal adopted by the Council on 11 April 2007. There is an active residents association whose aim is to promote and maintain the character of this historic site. Visit thegreenwallsend.org for more information.

STATUTORY PROTECTION

The Wallsend Village Green ByeLaws 1908 are believed to be still in existence. The Green is also registered as a village green under the Commons Registration Act 1965. This prevents any development of the land comprising the village green itself, which must be preserved as being “land on which the inhabitants of [the] locality have a customary right to indulge in lawful sports and pastimes”. 29


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s the days grow longer and warmer and we dare to throw open the windows and doors to welcome in the fresh air, many people’s thoughts will turn to spring cleaning.

Helen Ross and her Bright & Beautiful team keep the homes of North Tyneside clean and sparkling all year round but did you know that cleaning our houses at this time of year has a rich and varied history? The Chinese have an ancient tradition of cleaning their homes ahead of the new year, which occurs just shortly after the Western new year. They sweep the floors to get rid of any bad luck or misfortune that may have accumulated during the previous year. As well as having its origins in history, spring cleaning also has a lot to do with biology. In the winter, the shorter days mean we are exposed to less sunlight and this reduced exposure to light produces melatonin in the body, the hormone that produces sleepiness. When the days start getting longer and lighter we produce less melatonin and feel more energetic.

At this time of year we want to be able to enjoy our free time – not be ironing, washing windows or mopping floors all weekend.

Helen, who runs the award winning Bright & Beautiful domestic housekeeping service in North Tyneside, looks after homes across the area, delivering the highest standards of cleaning, tidying and laundry. Helen says: “At this time of year we want to be able to enjoy our free time and make the most of the warmer weather – not be ironing, washing windows or mopping floors all weekend. Coming home to a clean and fresh smelling home, with the washing done and put away by our professional trained housekeepers, well it’s enough to put a spring into anyone’s step!”

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‘STRIKING’ NEW EXHIBITIONS AT SEGEDUNUM ROMAN FORT SEGEDUNUM HAS LONG HAD A REPUTATION FOR PRESENTING TOP-CLASS EXHIBITIONS HERE IN WALLSEND AND THE 2018 PROGRAMME PROMISES TO UPHOLD THAT STATUS.

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he current exhibition Striking the Emperor showcases Roman coins found on the site, but also provides an experience that brings visitors face to face with a real rogues’ gallery of emperors. Roman soldiers were

well-paid and forts were a hive of commercial activity, with coins exchanged for goods and services in the surrounding settlement, and soldiers pay and savings kept locked and guarded in the underground strong room of the Headquarters Building of the fort. Of course, as today, some of those coins got dropped or discarded and lost, only to be found by archaeologists centuries later. The exhibition uses large beautifully-lit images of the coins so that their detail can be clearly seen. Coins were a key medium for circulating the emperor’s public image and associated propaganda around the ancient world, and they present a fascinating story. Striking the Emperor runs until 13 May.

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Coins were a key medium for circulating the emperor’s public image and they present a fascinating story.

The main summer exhibition will be Saving Face, presenting a glorious array of cheek pieces from Roman helmets. All lent by a private collector, and not seen publically together before, this is a unique and exciting opportunity. The displays will explore the evolution and range of styles, designs and symbolism, of this crucial functional element of the iconic Roman helmet. Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager said, ‘With many of the cheek pieces belonging to cavalry helmets it marks an excellent follow-up to last years’ hugely successful Hadrian’s Cavalry exhibition. Together with the wider museum offer it should attract a large audience to the World Heritage Site this year.’ Saving Face runs from 26 May to 21 September. For more information about Segedunum go to www.segedunumromanfort.org.uk Segedunum Roman Fort , Buddle St, Wallsend, NE28 6HR


Eothen Homes

A Different Concept In Dementia Care

At Eothen Homes we are committed to providing excellent care with Christian values. Our home in Wallsend is different to other residential homes offering dementia care. Space and room for residents to move around and enjoy life freely has played a central part of the building’s design and daily life is not made up of routine and tasks but allows people to get up and eat and drink when and where they want. In other words it is just like home. As well as our specialist dementia care facility, we have homes in Whitley Bay and Gosforth which offer 24 hour permanent residential care as well as short term respite and day care. Please feel free to call in to any of our homes for a cup of tea, a chat and a look around at any time.

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Shiremoor Dental Practice Our aim is provide quality dentistry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. If you are looking for a dental practice for simple routine care, complex treatments, longer appointments, or a focus on preventing oral diseases our friendly staff would love to welcome you to our practice. We also provide a full range of cosmetic treatment with a focus on your needs and quality. Why not get in touch for a free consultation.

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Representatives from over 30 local businesses have been meeting for a number of months to establish the Wallsend Chamber. Members include businesses, education and voluntary groups. The Chamber will work to help to enable employability, educational attainment and wellbeing for the community, and to help to improve and secure the commercial and social interests of the town of Wallsend and its immediate neighbourhood. The group have established a terms of reference and objectives, have requested the status of a CIC and have started the process of working on a brand and marketing message for the Wallsend Chamber. The Chamber officially launched on 8th June with an open day for businesses, voluntary groups and schools to find out more about activities in their local area, held at Segedunum Roman Fort. David Bavaird, Chair of the North Tyneside Business Forum commented “I am delighted that the business community in Wallsend have made such quick progress as an active Chamber will do much to help to encourage investment and employment in the town and the North Tyneside Business Forum look forward to attending the launch event and working with the Chamber in the future’. Businesses which are interested in becoming members can request an application form from North Tyneside Business Forum by calling 0191 643 6000 or email business.forum@northtyneside.gov.uk. The group have agreed that there will be no charge for members until the Association is fully formed.

The Wallsend Chamber are delighted to support the popular Wallsend Festival which returns this year, taking place over two days with lots happening across the weekend. Now in its 18th year, the festival will take place in Wallsend town centre on Saturday 30 June and at Wallsend Green and Richardson Dees Park on Sunday 1 July. Saturday’s events will feature live music, fairground rides, a classic car display, a range of stalls selling craft, gifts and food produce, and more. The Customer First Centre will also host a range of activities throughout the day. Wallsend History Society will return with a popular display on Wallsend’s past in the Indoor Market. On Sunday, the free entertainment will continue at Wallsend Hall and Richardson Dees Park. Wallsend Hall and Green will have fairground rides, live music and a selection of craft stalls. Street food stalls and refreshments from Wallsend Hall will also be available, while street entertainers will keep children entertained. Richardson Dees Park will offer a full day of fun outdoor activities including; skateboard demos from Dynamics, a roaming bubbleologist, interactive circus skills and more. The festival will take place between 10am and 5pm on Saturday and between 10am and 6pm on Sunday. ‘Kevin Stephenson, Wallsend Chamber, said: ‘We’re delighted to see the festival return and hope families and visitors enjoy their weekend. The event helps to showcase the town and its many recent positive developments.’

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THE FORUM IS BUZZING WALLSEND TO HOST MAJOR COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS The Chamber are delighted that the Northumbria World War One Commemoration Project have decided to hold a week of events in Wallsend to mark one hundred years since the end of World War One.The Northumbria World War One Commemoration project has been researching the nearly 4000 casualties of the Great War connected to the modern Borough of North Tyneside for almost eight years. www. northumbriaworldwarone.co.uk Amongst those who made the ultimate sacrifice are more than 1000 men and women from the former Borough of Wallsend. As the four years of the centenary period of the war is coming to an end the project will mark the signing of the Armistice of 11th November 1918 with a week-long programme of events from Monday 5th to Sunday 11th November 2018. When considering where to stage the exhibition and displays of the project’s work, including videos and seven exhibitions of their research that have been produced over the period 2012 to 2018 it was obvious that the Wallsend Memorial Hall would be the first choice. Project Co-ordinator Alan Fidler said: ‘The Memorial Hall and the outside plaque and bronze statues in Frank Street are the Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd. memorial to the men of the company who served and died in the Great War. Over the intervening years ‘The Mem’ has played a focal part in the life of Wallsend so we were delighted that they are able to provide the space and facilities to allow us to mark the end of the war and its consequences for the community.’ Full details of the programme will be published on their website www.northumbriaworldwarone.co.uk as the centenary week approaches.

The Forum Centre in partnership with greenfingered pupils from Richardson Dees Primary School in Wallsend, created a fabulous roof top garden last year. From sowing seeds to pulling out weeds, the children, aged between 8 and 10 years old, were given a space on the Centre’s roof to cultivate and take ownership of. In the small space of a couple of months, the garden developed into a little oasis, thanks to the commitment and enthusiasm of the pupils taking part. In addition to the beautiful flowering plants, the pupils grew a range of delicious fruit, vegetables and herbs, which when ripen were picked and taken home to create culinary delights such as soup and stir fry’s. The roof top garden, returning in late spring, will again serve as a tool to engage local community groups, offering members the opportunity to broaden their understanding of flora and fauna in a relaxed and informal setting. Creating an additional buzz this year to the garden, will be the introduction of a new hive of honey bees, which will be located away from the public and maintained by an experienced local Bee keeper. Since the 1900’s the bee population has significantly declined, this is in part due to the rise in chemical pesticides, with 13 species being declared extinct. Projects such as the Forum’s Centre’s bee hive will hopefully help to improve the local eco-system and play a role in increasing the number of honey bees in the area. Further details of the project will be highlighted on the Centre’s website www.theforumshoppingcentre.co.uk/community Nick Lambert, Centre Manager at The Forum Shopping Centre, adds: “Last year we transformed a previously unused space into garden with a seed to plate ethos, complete with a greenhouse and raise beds. This year it is our intention add a new dimension to the roof top garden by introducing a bee hive, which we hope will not only help the local environment, but will also produce some delicious honey for us to enjoy,”.

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CHALLENGE YOUNG VOLUNTEERS TO HELP YOUR COMMUNITY GROUP OR ORGANISATION s part of the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme for 15-17 year olds, North Tyneside VODA is looking for community groups and organisations that could use the help of a team of volunteers for a shortterm project.

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VODA (Voluntary Organisations Development Agency) has been delivering the National Citizen Service programme for seven years, involving over 100 young people in social action in North Tyneside. Previous years have seen the young people design and develop a range of social action projects around issues they care about such as homelessness and internet safety. This year, the challenge is going to be a little bit different. “We want to see how the young people can use their skills to come up with solutions to existing problems, how they can work together and with the people in their local community to make a real and lasting difference. We also want to offer the participants a chance to keep volunteering when they graduate from the programme, something we know many of them are extremely keen to do.”


Any community groups or voluntary organisations interested in getting involved are encouraged to contact VODA and let them know about the challenge they face. Selected groups will be supported to create a short film outlining their challenge, which will be presented to one of the teams of young volunteers. A team of 15 young people – as well as two members of support staff – will then give 60 hours of their time over a two week period to carry out their social action project. Participating groups will also gain lots of positive publicity and be invited to a Celebration Event at the end of the NCS programme. For more information or to submit your challenge contact VODA on 0191 643 2626 or complete the online form at www.voda.org.uk/ncs.

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