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Lockdown Newsletter 27

17th December 2020

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North East is still in Tier 3 with the next review scheduled for 30th December. Rules are being relaxed over the Christmas period – but the advice is also to use your best judgement to keep yourself and your wider family safe. Government Guidance for Tier 3: https://tinyurl.com/y2ypdssn Government Guidance “for Christmas period” https://tinyurl.com/y3gwnlm3

Look out for the Mayor’s “12 Days of Christmas” Draw on now – 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.

Werca’s Folk and Voicemale are releasing “Twelve Festive Songs” daily from 13th on YouTube to raise money for Wansbeck Valley Foodbank. YouTube https://youtu.be/Ns68HIw8SsA Giving: https://tinyurl.com/Donate2WVFB

Christmas Street Food Market this Saturday. Also on Saturday, Morpeth Town FC play Notts County FC at Craik Park in the 3rd Round of the FA Trophy. Commentary online at https://mixlr.com/morpeth-town-afc/

From Sunday 20th to Sunday 27th, the time limits in NCC car parks will be lifted – so there’ll be no need to display a disk – and you can park for as long as you like. The traffic wardens will still be monitoring on-street parking though.

Morpeth Baptists online Carol Service this Sunday 4pm https://tinyurl.com/ybdzmgcs

New Life Christian Centre Drive-In Carol Service Sunday 7pm Stanley Terrace Car Park

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 a donation and/or leave a message visit: https://tinyurl.com/y3zyv9rv

Churches Together Morpeth have posted a YouTube virtual service with carols and prayers. https://youtu.be/p-Atop6h8UM

Anglican: Carol (choir singing only) services on Christmas Eve at both St Mary’s & St James 5pm 6:15pm & 7pm and at St Aidan’s 6pm – then Christmas Day St James 8am & 10am strictly limited numbers due to social distancing so book your place https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/morpeth-parish-31266827367 also online 10am Christmas Day https://tinyurl.com/ya4h5ldz

Catholic: St Robert’s RC Christmas Eve Vigil Mass 8pm Christmas Day Masses 9:30am & 11am Book your places tel 01670 513410

Methodist Christmas Eve 11:30pm Christmas Day 10am. Strictly limited numbers due to social distancing so book your place tel Paul Crook on 01670 513160 St George URC Online Services – YouTube Channel https://tinyurl.com/ycmok7pa

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

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 & Home-schooling, 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

Covid vaccinations Q & A PDF from Healthwatch Northumberland: https://tinyurl.com/y7sp28a8 Greystoke Surgery have also posted info on vaccine roll-out on their FB page https://tinyurl.com/y772p3ko

This will be the last newsletter till 2021, so:

Happy Christmas from More in Morpeth, the Chamber of Trade, Morpeth Town Council and Rutherfords – and here’s hoping for a more “normal” 2021