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Lockdown Newsletter 43

29th April 2021

More in Morpeth weekly update newsletter. For the duration of the current lockdown, the focus will be on guidance and support. Contact: moreinmorpeth@gmail.com

Government Roadmap out of Lockdown: Step 3 of the Road Map will be from 17th May at the earliest, assuming the Four Tests are met: https://tinyurl.com/y3fbhdtz Free twice weekly rapid Covid tests are available for all on request https://tinyurl.com/scavmv7k

Vaccination roll-out: All people are aged 42 or over, everyone who is clinically vulnerable, anyone who has a learning disability and all carers are now being invited for first vaccination. People over 70 are now being invited for second vaccination. Invites will come from both i) to book at the large NHS Hubs (like Centre for Life) and ii) (separately and a little later, depending on vaccine supplies) from your GP Surgery. You may choose whichever is more convenient but do wait for your invite. https://tinyurl.com/3b448fzr

Farmers Market this Saturday 9am-3pm. Mini Food Festival next weekend (8th & 9th May) both on the Market Place.

Local Elections 6th May: Voters in each of the three Morpeth wards can vote for one County Councillor and five town councillors and have 1st and 2nd choice votes in the PCC elections. Postal voting papers have been sent out in two envelopes, with County & PCC ballots in one and town council ballots in the other.

Paul Weller & Bruce Springsteen Tribute Acts at Terrace @ Craik Park Sunday 9th May. Book now! Ed Sheeran Tribute act 14th May. https://tinyurl.com/pf3ket53

Calmer Therapy have taken on the Stobhill Community Centre (formerly Boys’ Club) and will be opening on 27th June. https://tinyurl.com/vbmnuxr8

The two courts by the Carlisle Park Pavilion will be a multi-use games area available for hire for a range of activities. They have not yet been marked out for any particular sports yet and Morpeth TC would welcome suggestions. The courts will be floodlit so could be used into the evening. Email info@morpeth-tc.gov.uk with suggestions.

Lockdown support from Northumberland Communities Together and locally through the Morpeth Community Support FB Group For assistance, call the support hub on 01670 620015 or email NCT@northumberland.gov.uk NCT Website https://tinyurl.com/y3nbtzrl MCSG FB https://tinyurl.com/y53bjrc3

If you are concerned about someone’s immediate welfare call OneCall on 01670 536400 and in an emergency call 999.

The local (Morpeth) coordinator for Communities Together is Alison Byard email alison.byard@morpeth-tc.gov.uk mob 07963 306549

The #Kickstart scheme is helping businesses offer Government funded work placements to young people. Local Jobcentre Plus teams are hosting employer events next month. Visit www.nland.uk/Kickstart for more info

Morpeth Fair Day 2021 (18th July): Applications for stalls are open, contact: for Catering: Mark mark@premiercatering.info for Trade Stalls. Dawn dawn@newmarkets.com to exhibit your vintage car: Norman Norman.rickard@hotmail.co.uk Sponsorship & entertainment: John johnabeynon@outlook.com