Thursday, December 8, 2011

Awards Galore for Blyth Isabella Centre

The Isabella Centre has this week received two prestigious awards.

Members of the public nominated the Isabella Community Centre for the Homes for Northumberland's "Spirit of the Community" Best Community Group award. Centre Director and treasurer of the Centre, John Potts, received the award at a Civic Centre ceremony in Blyth.


The Centre was also informed of the achievement of winning the NHS Better Health at Work GOLD award for its ongoing campaign to promote health, safety and welfare among staff, placements, partner organisations and community to the standard of excellence required by the Department of Health.

Congratulations to Alan, Grant and the staff at the Isabella Centre. You are a small centre doing big things in the promotion of health and wellbeing. This year you have demonstrated a commitment to promoting health to staff, clients and community. Your philosophy is clearly about supporting everyone and not just your staff. Well done! Karen Tate and Maureen Shepherd, Award Assessors.

More information on this three-year programme can be found on our dedicated webpage...

The award will be presented at an awards ceremony at Newcastle University on 11th January 2012.

Christmas Fayre 2011 - Photo Story

Another great success and an enjoyable morning was had on the 3rd December 2011.

A huge thank you for all the hard work put in by those that helped organise and run the event.

Organised by the Cowpen Farm and Isabella Residents Association in partnership with the Blyth Isabella Centre, the Neighbourhood Police Team, Homes for Northumberland and Northumberland Wildlife Trust a very busy programme of events and over a dozen stalls was well received...

Karate Club demonstration






Blyth Battery Display



Bric-a-brac and facepainting room


Nortld Wildlife Trust, Homes for Northumberland and Neighbourhood Police representatives

Lady Isabella Crafting Club stall

Crop Circle group's stall

Santa and his brilliant helper Callum
Rev Phillip Sherratt opened the proceedings
Whitley Bay Elim Church Group entertained with carols

Crafting and Scrapbooking with Crop Circle

Chris Knowles with Crop Circle's stall at 2011 Christmas Fayre
The Crop Circle group, facilitated by Chris Knowles, meet every Tuesday 6.30-9.00pm to take part in all manner of crafting activities. They also meet once every four weeks on a Sunday 10.00am-4.00pm. This is a scrapbooking class.

They are a social group who enjoy a good "natter", as much as the crafting, as part of their night's entertainment.

Due to some long-standing participants no longer being able to attend, they would like to recruit new members to the sessions. Anybody with an interest in crafting and scrapbooking is invited to come along and give it a try.

The Sunday group has a dedicated webpage for more information or come along on Tuesdays and speak to Chris...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Isabella Community Centre Cafe


The Cafe is open from 9:00am to 1:00pm Monday to Friday serving a variety of snacks and refreshments. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

IT Suite Drop-In Open as Usual

UK Online IT Suite at Isabella Centre open as usual with Doug. Internet issues have been resolved. Sorry for the inconvenience. Beyond our control I'm afraid.

Tiny Talk Baby Signing - New Spaces Available

Spaces have become available for the unique Tiny Talk Baby Signing classes held at the Blyth Isabella Centre on Fridays 1.30pm - 2.30pm.

Tron: Legacy - Movie Night at Blyth Isabella Centre

Monday 5th December 2011 at 6.30pm

The Blyth Isabella Centre and Doorstep Pictures presents Tron: Legacy (PG)

Adults £2.00 Children £1.00. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father's creation turned bad and a unique ally who was born inside the digital domain of The Grid.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The 2011 Christmas Fayre

The annual and spectacular Christmas Fayre will once again be held at the Blyth Isabella Centre. Organised by the Cowpen Farm and Isabella Residents Association in partnership with the Isabella Centre, there is something going on to entertain the whole family.

It's a friendly community event. Come along and join us. So far confirmed (but subject to change).
11.00 Opening by the Rev Phillip Sherratt; 11.05 Santa's Grotto opens, Pop Group, Blyth Battery Volunteers demonstration in Function Room, Face Painting in Training Room with the Credit Union; 11.45 Karate Display; 12.30 Judging of Fancy Dress Competition; 12.40 Judging of Colouring Competition; Youth Dance by "Twisted Backwards"; 13.00 Raffle Draw.

Stalls include: Northumberland Wildlife Trust, Isabella Centre Craft and Crop Groups, Christmas Stockings Tombola, Raffle, Home-made Wooden Pens, David Railton Photography, Homes for Northumberland, 2 charity stalls, Karate Groups amusement and more... Refreshments available.

Blyth Town Council Meeting

A full meeting of the Blyth Town Council will be held at the Blyth Isabella Centre on the evening of Thursday 10th November 2011 in the Function Room. See www.blythtowncouncil.org.uk for more details.

Cowpen Farm and Isabella Residents Association Newsletter

The latest newsletter from the CFIRA with details on the upcoming Christmas Fayre, Regeneration of the Pit Heap, Bates colliery Line and internet sites.