22nd June 2017 E-zine


CVA Blyth Valley - Room for Hire
CVA Blyth Valley - Training
What’s on in South East Northumberland
WATBike / WATBus – various
Children North East – Blyth Youth Link - Volunteer Mentoring Opportunity
Historic England - survey and mapping exercise
Age UK - Staying safe in hot weather


The Children’s Foundation
The Rothley Trust
O2 - Think Big
Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust

CVA Blyth Valley - contact details, opening hours and standing item


CVA Blyth Valley

Room for Hire
We have a small office for hire in our premises in Beaconsfield Street, Blyth

The hire of the room includes heating, lighting and electricity.  Tenants would also have full use of our kitchen facilities, disabled access toilets and communal areas.

Interested parties should contact Thom Bradley at CVABV on 01670 353623 / thom.bradley@cvabv.org.uk


CVA Blyth Valley - Training

FREE Accredited Training

CVABV is able to offer FREE training in the following topic: (only 2 places left)

Health & Safety Awareness

Venue:                       Newsham Pavilion (address below)
Day/Time:                  Wednesday 5th July 2017, 10:00am – 3:30pm (full day course)
Facilitator:                  Jill Stevens - Be Inspired To

Emergency First Aid in the Workplace Level 2, 11th July – now fully booked

Both courses will be held at:  Newsham Pavilion, Miners Welfare Park, Beatrice Avenue, Newsham, NE24 4BP.  Refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided.

If anyone is interested in attending the health and safety course please contact CVA Blyth Valley on 01670 353623 or email: info@cvabv.org.uk


What’s on in South East Northumberland 

What’s OnTo view what’s on in the area please click here.

New Hartley Memorial Hall - Carpet Bowls
If you are interested in carpet bowls pop along to the New Hartley Memorial Hall. Every Friday afternoon from 1:00 pm – 3:00pm

Seaton Sluice Community Centre
Please see attached for events happening at the centre from April to July 2017.

Cramlington Community Arts Project - First Monday of the Month artmaking sessions with professional artists. 10am - 12noon at Cramlington Village Community Centre, East Farm Terrace, Cramlington, NE23 1DT.

Azure Charitable Enterprise – Azure hold regular Disco nights at the Nelson Club, Nelson village, Cramlington from 7 – 10 pm, cost: £3 see attached for 2017 dates.

Northumberland Live Festival – Saturday 24th June 2017, Blyth Beach.
A family friendly music festival with music and street theatre from 11:00 am, children’s fun fair, a great variety of food with headline band The Undertones.  More info at
www.facebook.com/NorthumberlandLiveFestival  Tel: 01670 854084

Ashington Fayre Day 2017 – Sunday 25th June 2017, Wansbeck Square Car Park.
At this year’s event there will be fairground rides, music, market stalls and a wide range of family entertainment.  The Fayre will take place from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Wansbeck Square Car Park.  The event has been organised by Ashington Town Council and Town Team.  Events will also be taking place at Ashington Cricket Club as part of their Real Ale & Cider Festival.
More info at www.ashingtontowncouncil.gov.uk/ashington-fayre-day-2017

Blyth Artisan’s Market 2017, Saturday 8th July 2017
Arts and Craft and food stalls will be held in the Keel Row shopping centre and outside on the market place.  Keel Row Shopping Centre and Blyth Market, Blyth, Tel 07909688174


WATBike / WATBus

WATBusSunday 25th June, 9am from Blyth - Heading up via the new Morpeth bypass, Pigdon, cuppa at Kirkley cycles, and back via Stannington. 35+ miles.

We are working on the guided ride list for July, out soon.

We are also planning an extra two day ride in September ~ outline plan is a posh pannier ride out to Bellingham and back for dinner bed and breakfast (with swimming pool!). More details coming soon.

Great North Bike Ride 2017
As usual this fab ride from Seahouses to Tynemouth is on Sunday 27th August. Support this great cause and book your place through the website http://www.greatnorthbikeride.com/   We will be supplying transport up to the start point from Cobalt and Blyth if you require it. 

Workshop bike services: we are launching a scheme where we can offer you a good quality courtesy bike whilst your bike is in for service, so you can keep your mileage up and still get around.  Colin 07918 075187.


Children North East – Blyth Youth Link

Children North East  Youth Link Volunteer Mentoring Opportunity
  Young people today don’t always get the kind of help they need to overcome
  their difficulties.  They need someone who still knows how it feels to be

Are you aged 18 to 25?
Are you looking for a new challenge or a career change?
Would you like to help young people?
Could you spare 2–3 hours per week?
Can you travel to South East Northumberland easily?

Then come and join us.  More….


Historic England

Historic England is currently undertaking a survey and mapping exercise of community and voluntary heritage groups within the North East and Tees Valley. Through this work we hope to establish the level of and interest and capacity in the sector for undertaking conservation / historic environment projects, as well as the type of advice and support Historic England might be able to provide.

We are therefore looking for community and voluntary historic environment and heritage groups to contact us. Participation with this project will involve completing a simple survey to understand the skills and interests of particular groups.

If you are a member of an archaeology/history society, civic society, village trust, residents association or community partnership and have an interest in heritage, please get in touch. 

Should your group wish to be involved, please contact Sophie Hearn via email (Sophie.Hearn@HistoricEngland.org.uk) or telephone 0191 2691207.


Age UK

Age UK NorthumberlandStaying safe in hot weather
In this useful guide from AGE UK you will find some helpful tips on how to protect yourself from the heat, how to recognise heat related illness and what to do if someone shows signs of struggling to deal with high temperatures.




The Children’s Foundation

Children’s Foundation  Regional Small Grants
  The Children’s Foundation Regional Small Grants programme supports
  community projects that benefit children and young people in the
  North East area in line with our aims and objectives. Grants awarded are up to a maximum of £1,000.  Deadline for applications is 30th June 2017.

More info at Children's Foundation 


The Rothley Trust

The Rothley Trust   The Rothley Trust is a registered charitable trust, which gives small
   grants to assist groups with charitable work in the north east.

The Trust focuses on the needs of children and young people in areas of disadvantage. It also supports community development and the groups which help people with disabilities.  Deadline for applications is 7th July 2017.

More info at Rothley Trust


O2 - Think Big

Think Big with o2O2's Think Big social action programme is designed to empower young people (aged 13-25) who want to make changes to their communities. Through funding, training and support, O2 help turn their ideas into reality.

Projects that only help one person will not be accepted. Beyond that, applicants can do everything or anything – in fact the more bold and creative the ideas, the better.

More info at http://www.o2thinkbig.co.uk/


Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust

The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations working in the North East of England.

The Trust supports a wide range of activities including education and training, environment and conservation, arts and culture as well as general charitable purposes. The Trust’s principal aim is to identify and meet the local needs of the area in which Dame Catherine was brought up and resided. In particular the Trust supports work with young or disadvantaged people.

Applications can be made at any time and will be considered periodically throughout the year.  Grants of between £250 and £100,000 are available.

More info at The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust


CVA Blyth Valley

Contact Details

22 Beaconsfield Street, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 2DP
Tel: 01670 353623  / Email:  info@cvabv.org.uk  /  Website:  www.cvabv.org.uk
Registered Company No: 5860971  /  Registered Charity No: 1116430

Thom Bradley, Chief Executive Officer: thom.bradley@cvabv.org.uk
Pauline Blake, Capacity Building Officer:  pauline.blake@cvabv.org.uk
Sybil Pattie, Administrator:  sybil.pattie@cvabv.org.uk

Opening Hours

Office Opening Hours:   Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Room for Hire / Resources

CVA Blyth Valley has a downstairs small meeting / training room for hire.  The room is fully accessible, holds 8 people comfortably around a boardroom–style table, and includes the use of a whiteboard, projector, screen, OHP and Wi-Fi availability.

Cost is £5 per hour  /  £15 per half day  /  £25 full day  (refreshments will be extra)

To book and check availability please contact CVABV on 01670 353623 or email: info@cvabv.org.uk

Resources (charges apply – please enquire!)

CVA Blyth Valley is supported by Blyth, Cramlington Town Councils as well as local trust funders.

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