28 February 2017


Press Release
28 February 2017
For immediate release

Local Elections - They're on your doorstep

Northumberland County Council and local Parish and Town Council Elections take place on Thursday 4 May. This is your opportunity to choose who decides, on your behalf, what happens in your area and for the people of Northumberland.

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Northumberland CVA Satisfaction Survey

How satisfied are you with network meetings and events, funding and governance advice and the fortnightly e-bulletin?

Thank you to all those who have already completed this survey.  If you haven't already done so, please spare a few minutes to give us your views.  It is very important that we are able to monitor and evaluate our activities to ensure that we are meeting your needs.  All the information you provide will be treated as confidential.

Please click on the link below to complete the survey. Many thanks for your participation.

Take part in the survey: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HQ2K3PN



20 February 2017


Listings for Life Science Centre
March - April 2017
New Events
What: Maker Faire UK
Where: Life Science Centre, Newcastle, NE1 4EP
When: Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 April 2017
Opening times: Saturday: 10.00am – 6.00pm, Sunday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Admission prices: Family (2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children): £28.00, Adults (18+): £12.00, Child (aged 5 – 17yrs): £7.00, Child (aged 4 and under): Free
Details: Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of creators, crafters, coders and DIY-ers, where everyone is encouraged to get stuck in! Headliners include Andrew Smyth, a finalist in 2016’s Great British Bake Off, who will be cooking up some science-inspired bakes, and Maximus, a 9ft-tall, robot-style performer – complete with lasers, CO2 cannons and pyrotechnics. There’ll be plenty of live music and entertainment on the day too. Tickets are available to buy now at makerfaireuk.com.

15 February 2017

14 February 2017

7 February 2017


An opportunity for individuals in Transition looking for CWA and potential growth opportunity in a fast growing organisation.

 Objective of the Project
 Create a process to enable the organisation to automate the data take on and tagging of companies.
 This includes the following two high level activities:
 •     Automate the process for identifying the IT companies
 •      Review the current AI tool we are working with Activities We expect 
 that the following activities to be undertaken. However, there may be 
 further / alternative actions depending on the outcomes and findings 

Quayside Market Newcastle - Every Sunday

Every Sunday 9am to 4pm - handcrafted quality local crafts - original artwork, jewellery and fashion - local cheeses, delicious cupcakes and world foods - traditional stalls selling plants, clothing, sweets, ice cream and toys For more information call 0191 211 5533. The Quayside Market is a vibrant and flourishing historical outdoor market with traders selling a variety of goods including: - bratwurst and doughnuts - leather goods and footwear - wooden garden ornaments and plants - outdoor and fashion clothing - cakes, sweets and savoury pies - mirrors, candles and jewellery - photographs and prints - books, music and DVD's - hot and cold food and drinks - ice cream and waffles - new england style gifts - sweets, toys and babywear - mobile phone accessories - handbags and scarves - jams and marmalads - curry and chilli sauces - dog treats and accessories - greeting cards - silk bags and accessories - olives, cheese and fudge

6 February 2017


Little Troopers at School
Little Troopers at School is a new project from the charity Little Troopers to help empower both parents and schools when supporting the needs of service children in education settings. We want you to have easily accessible information set out in a way that can be understood and utilised to the greatest benefit.

The first stage of this project is the release of some free, easily accessible information sheets for both parents of service children and schools with service children attending covering various subject areas including;
  • Service Pupil Premium
  • Challenges service children may face
  • Moving schools
  • Affects of separation
  • Best practice
Little Troopers at School will grow throughout 2017 however we hope these information sheets will be a great starting point for you, as a parent or as a school setting.