Saturday, August 28, 2010


A meeting of the full council will be held at the Isabella Community Centre on Thursday Sept 9th 2010.


Headway Arts and Seven Stars Theatre Company will once again be holding their COME ON DOWN festival in November at the Isabella Community Centre.

Follow this link to Headway's website for all the information


The Isabella Crop Circle Club meet once a week on Tuesday evenings. They are an informal and friendly group who take part in scrapbooking and general crafting. New members are welcome. 6.00pm - 9.00pm.

Once a month, on a Sunday from 10.00am - 4.00pm, they hold a scrapbooking class, which is well attended.

For more information and photo galleries check out the Crop Circle webpage

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Come along and have your say…..
You are invited to attend the next
Community Forum meeting in Blyth on:

Wednesday 1 September 2010
At 6:00pm
Being held at
The Isabella Community Centre,
Ogle Drive, Blyth. NE24 2JF.

The Forums are the new mechanism being introduced by the Northumberland Strategic Partnership and supported by Northumberland County Council for local communities to engage with organisations operating in Northumberland and for those bodies to consult with local communities in Northumberland.

All Welcome

Anyone wishing to attend any of the Forum Meetings in Blyth and would like their details added to the database should contact CVA Blyth Valley (Interim Hosts) on
01670 353623
or email


Monday, August 16, 2010


Wednesday 8th September 2010 6.30pm at the Isabella Community Centre


Headway Arts will be holding their annual general meeting this year on Thursday 16th September 2010. As part of this event Seven Stars will be performing their hilarious new show Arthur's Leeks. The event is being held at The Isabella Centre, Blyth. The performance will begin around 1.00pm with the AGM afterwards. For further information please contact Headway.


This is a particularly useful starting point for anyone who is looking for work in the coaching, advice, guidance or counselling field, and could lead into paid work and a higher qualification in Advice and Guidance with NCDN.
People taking the course will achieve an Open College Network qualification, and will also be encouraged to join a team of volunteer mentors and be linked to someone who is looking for support. There are particular opportunities to mentor young people, people with learning difficulties, people with language support needs and unemployed people who are hoping to volunteer at the Olympics. Extra training is available in each of these areas.
The course will be taking place in Ashington on Tuesdays during September and October, but it may be possible to run it with smaller groups in other localities and at different times. If you would like more information or to explore these options further please contact Christine Burdon at 01670 520889 or by email

Saturday, August 7, 2010


An exciting regeneration project at Isabella Heap with Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

The Northumberland Wildlife Trust have obtained three years' worth of funding to roll out a new phase of environmental projects (SENSE II) regenerating some of Northumberland's natural community areas. One of the six new areas in the SENSE II project will be the Isabella Heap.

Part of the NWT's strategy is to consult and engage with local residents on this project, providing educational and volunteering opportunities and a sense of community involvement.

"The Isabella Heap is owned by Northumberland County Council and is situated between Cowpen and Newsham in Blyth. The “Bella” is a large and well-known feature in Blyth including areas of grassland, plantation woodland and panoramic views from the top of the heap. However, there are a number of social problems associated with the site including vandalism, fly tipping and substance abuse.

There is a desire in the local community to see something positive done at Isabella Heap to help  claim the site for the whole community to use. The SENSE strategy at Isabella will hinge on the involvement of the local community and consultation will be one of the first steps for the project at this site. The project will liaise with the active and well established community centre and residents association on the doorstep of the reserve. The results of the consultation phase will inform the approach for the project."

A representative from NWT will be attending a Cowpen Farm and Isabella Residents Association meeting on 22nd Sept 2010 7pm at the Isabella Centre. All members of the community are welcome to attend and join in the discussion. This is an exciting, much needed, opportunity for the area. Please join us on the night and get involved. For the full business plan click 
SENSE II Business Plan