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Lockdown Newsletter 26 

10th December 2020 

More in Morpeth weekly update newsletter. Next issue 17th December. Contact: moreinmorpeth@gmail.com  

North East is in Tier 3 with a review on 16th Decembershops, gyms, salons etc are open but not restaurants, cafes or pubs unless offering takeaways or home deliveryGovernment Guidance for Tier 3https://tinyurl.com/y2ypdssn 

Make This Your Morpeth Christmas

Support local businesses this Christmas (and help make sure they are still with us next year!) Our local shops are open but are also using online ordering, click & collect and home delivery – so you should be able to do most of your Christmas shopping with local businesses. And look out for the great takeaway and home delivery offers from restaurants and cafes.  

Did you know you can get gift vouchers from many local restaurants and cafes – great idea for Christmas with a promise of better times to come. 

Look out for the Mayor’s “Advent Calendar” Draw – buy tickets to win a daily prize, and to be entered for the Grand Prize at the end. All in aid of the Mayor’s Charity Contact Mental Health.  

Look out for the next Inside Morpeth magazine coming through your letterbox shortly 

Late Night Shopping Thursdays this week and next week (10th 17that Rutherfords (till 7pm), in Arcade (till 8pm) and elsewhere. 

“Taste of Northumberland” Christmas Market on Saturday 12th Dec featuring traders from “Produced in Northumberland” https://tinyurl.com/y54rblaa Contact lottie.thompson@sandersonarcade.co.uk and there’s a Street Food Market on 19th 

Look out for the “traditional” knitted angels which will be appearing throughout the town soon. St George URC and the Methodist Church assure us that they have been fully quarantined this year – and genuinely safe to take home. 

4th Morpeth Scouts running their local Christmas card delivery service (Morpeth & Pegswood). Look out for collection points including Health Hut (Kirkhill), Loansdean Co-op and Stobhill Sainsbury’s – suggested donation 30p per card. 

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

New shop – The Little Eco Company – opens on Newgate St on Monday https://tinyurl.com/y5me6hox 

Morpeth Town AFC are playing league and FA Trophy matches but without spectators while we (or the opponents) are in Tier 3. You can follow match commentary online https://mixlr.com/morpeth-town-afc/ 

Get your free tickets for online Christmas Author Panel 16th Dec – organised by Northumberland Libraries https://tinyurl.com/yxshhckq 

Consultation on extending the existing town centre Conservation Area running through to 8th Jan. Respond online or in writing to the Town Council (in Town Hall)https://tinyurl.com/yxe2jz6t 

Get your kids on the Mini Winter Reading Challenge which runs through to 15th Jan. https://tinyurl.com/yxhmgvke 

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

NCC Covid-19 Information Hub includes info on Business Grants, Schools & Homeschooling, Testing & Self Isolation, Shielding, Support Payments 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