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Lockdown Newsletter 23 

19th November 2020 

More in Morpeth weekly update newsletter. Next issue 26th November. Contact: moreinmorpeth@gmail.com  

Market stalls selling food & drink are “essential” so are permitted under lockdown, so: 

  • The Wednesday Market will continue with food stalls through lockdown. 
  • Street Food Markets are scheduled for 28th Nov and 19th Dec with some (£45) pitches available – see https://tinyurl.com/y5u9gyde 
  • The Christmas Farmers Market will be on Saturday 5th Dec  with the range of stalls depending on the status of lockdown 

The Morpeth Rotary Tree of Light is in the Sanderson Arcade. To make donation and/or leave a message visit: https://tinyurl.com/y3zyv9rv 

Morpeth Lions are hoping to have a stall at the Farmers Market on 5th DecThey are currently particularly looking for gifts suitable for 10 to 15-year olds for the Giving TreeDonations (new or used) can be collected tel 01670 516859 or 222435. Cash donations are welcome through https://www.justgiving.com/morpethlions 

Winter Wonderland DriveIn Cinema at Craik Park: Weekends 4th 5th 6th11th 12th 13th; 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st. Many films sold out already. https://tinyurl.com/y6pmzph7 

Streamed Christmas Storytelling “A Trio of Panto Stories” with John Kirk 5th Dec Limited tickets so book now! https://tinyurl.com/yy3aeqoa  

NCC Consultation on plans for rail passenger services on the “Northumberland Line” linking Ashington to Tyneside, with possible links to Morpeth – closes 14th Dec  https://bit.ly/2UhmVJM 

Town Council consultation on extending the boundaries of the Town Centre Conservation Area: runs 20th Nov  8th Jan. See link on www.morpeth-tc.gov.uk 

The next Inside Morpeth will be delivered in the second week of Dec. Please get any stories, articles or other copy to Ian Leech ian-leech@sky.com by 26th Nov. 

Look out for local businesses offering voucher schemes to give as Christmas presents – these vouchers not only hold a promise of better times to come – but give a cash flow boost to struggling businesses so they can keep going.  

Produced in Northumberland has drawn up a list of producer-members offering on-line ordering and home deliveries https://tinyurl.com/y6pmzph7  Does anyone have the time or inclination to draw up a similar list of Morpeth traders? 

Morpeth Library is still offering “Select & Collect by genre or author-style, e-books on the BorrowBox app and Press Reader. https://tinyurl.com/y4fxnyhk  

Morpeth Community Support Group is available to do shopping, collecting prescriptions, dog walking etc for people whether they are self-isolating or not – and still needs more volunteers. https://tinyurl.com/y53bjrc3 

Morpeth Health Hut Pharmacy on Kirkhill runs a free prescription delivery service to the Morpeth town area.  Ring 01670 510510 for help and advice.  

NCC Covid-19 Information Hub includes info on Business Grants, Schools & Homeschooling, Self Isolation Support Payment and more Tel 01670 620015. https://tinyurl.com/y33zgylz 

If you’ve had coronavirus, you may still be experiencing some symptoms. Get useful information and support with your recovery: https://tinyurl.com/yyanbx4v