Monday, March 28, 2011

COUNCILLOR'S SURGERY FOR APRIL 2011

Councillor for the Isabella Division, Gordon Webb, will be holding a surgery this Saturday 2nd April 10.30am - 11.30am at the Isabella Community Centre.

WHAT'S ON in APRIL 2011


Click this link to our webpage for a calender and details of the activities for April at the Isabella Community Centre.

Including: Karate, Zumba, Folk Art, Lacemaking, Crop Circle crafting and scrapbooking, Lady Isabella Craft Group, Tiddlywinks for the toddlers, Nursery, Age Concern Day Centre, Computing and Internet for newbies, Walking, Cycling and Cycle maintenance events, Spiritualist Church, Employment advisors and more...

BATES COLLIERY RULE BOOK

A Centre user generously donated a copy of the Bates Colliery Rule Book which was owned by her father, a long standing miner in the pits of Blyth. c 1960


Friday, March 25, 2011

COMPUTING AND THE INTERNET FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

Have you just recently purchased a new computer? Have you been wanting to join the online community to take advantage of emails, online shopping, Facebook and more? Do you think computing is too complicated and only for the young. The Isabella Community Centre can help you.
We are a government backed UK ONLINE Centre with a state-of-the-art IT Suite and run the well-resourced My Guide program which is specifically designed to guide novices quickly and easily through the first stages of using the internet. We hold  FREE drop in sessions. The sessions are very popular. Our IT tutor, Doug Rutter, has guided hundreds of people through the initial steps of computing and using the Internet. It is what he does and what he is committed to, all in a friendly environment!

Pop along to the Isabella Centre. We will be pleased to welcome you.
Monday 9:30am to 1:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am to 4:00pm
Wednesday 9:30am till 4:00pm

Thursday, March 24, 2011

HEALTHY BUSINESS AWARD - MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER


Read the latest newsletter from the Isabella Centre's Better Health at Work NHS partnership "Going for Gold" campaign featuring:
  • No Smoking Day activities and the quiz winner
  • Healthy Eating Factsheet
  • Fit 4 Life campaign with SUSTRANS' cycling activities and workshops
  • and all about our involvement in the scheme
March Health Newsletter

Monday, March 21, 2011

WISH TOKENS COLLECTION - UPDATE

The Isabella Youth Inclusion Project has raised £68.56 towards youth activities from the collection of Evening Chronicle WISH tokens. Thanks to all the Isabella Community Centre users who donated tokens.

Friday, March 18, 2011

ISABELLA BIKE AND WALK

Sustrans and Homes for Northumberland have teamed up to offer a unique cycling and walking event at the Isabella Community Centre during April.
 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

WALKING GROUP

Organised by Blyth Valley Arts and Leisure, a led walking group meets at the Isabella Community Centre every Tuesday at 10.30am.

As well as being a great way to see our lovely green space areas, walking will improve your fitness, stamina, confidence and general feeling of well-being.  It will reduce the risk of heart disease, strengthen your bones, reduce high blood pressure...and is one of the most enjoyable ways of reducing stress and anxiety!

For more details click this page from BVAL http://www.bval.co.uk/walking activities

ZUMBA - TUESDAY AND THURSDAY

The Isabella Community Centre hosts Zumba classes on Tuesday 9.30am - 10.30am and Thursday 6.00pm -6.45pm. The classes are very popular but space is still available. To find out more check out the websites of the instructor's organisations.



Thursday, March 10, 2011

BLYTH AND ISABELLA HISTORICAL MAPPING

This Blyth page from the Keys to the Past website not only gives brief historical and archaeological information but has a useful and unique tool for comparing mapping of the Blyth area for any period. It takes a bit of learning, but it allows you to see the development of your area in a very useful way.

http://www.keystothepast.info/durhamcc/K2P.nsf/K2PDetail?readform&PRN=N13847

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS TRAINING

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

DINGY SKIPPER

A Dingy Skipper butterfly has been reported on the wildflower area that was once occupied by the Isabella Colliery. This area is currently undergoing a program of regeneration led by the Northumberland Wildlife Trust.


The Dingy Skipper is in decline and is therefore a priority species for conservation efforts

COUNCILLOR'S SURGERY

Gordon Webb, Northumberland County Councillor for the Isabella Division, holds a surgery on the first Saturday of every month, 10.30am - 11.30am, at the Isabella Community Centre.

To find out which Councillor represents you. Enter your postcode in the form at this link. http://www3.northumberland.gov.uk/Councillor/FindCouncillor.asp