Director Needed for Linskill Trading Ltd.

Linskill Trading Ltd.

Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust, a charity providing a wide range of community support functions, has recently established a wholly owned trading subsidiary named Linskill Trading Ltd. The trading arm now hosts the Linskill Centre’s catering, events and casual room hire functions of the charity and we are advertising for a volunteer Director to join the Board of the trading arm.

We are looking to recruit the new Director to help establish and grow the trading arm and support the management team. The ideal candidate will have a commercial background and experience in the catering/drinks and events industry. If you think you have relevant skills and experience, and could volunteer approximately 5 hours per month to help support the North Tyneside community - we would like to hear from you!

For more information or an informal chat please contact Simeon Ripley, the Trust’s Chief Executive on 0191 257 8000 or email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vote for Linskill

Yorkshire Building Society

The Linskill Centre has been nominated by The Yorkshire Building Society for the 2016 Charity Choice campaign in North Shields. For a two week period from May 9th to the 21st votes can be cast for local charities and the one with the most votes will receive £500!

We hope that you can spare the time to pop into the North Shields Branch and vote for Linskill.

We would like to thank Yorkshire Building Society for considering us. 

North Shields Town Trail Due to be Launched

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The Linskill Centre has been a key partner in creating a new town trail for North Shields connecting the Memorial Garden located at the centre with other key sites across the town.

The Trail has been designed by North Shields Chamber of Commerce in part to increase the number of visitors to the town with a lot of support from North Tyneside Council, the Beacon Centre Management, schools, colleges and voluntary groups from North Shields.

The date and time for the launch of the North Shields Town Trail a 2.7 mile walk linking many of the towns key sites starting and finishing at the Beacon Centre including Northumberland Square, Linskill Memorial Garden. Northumberland Park and the Old Low Light on the Fish Quay has now been confirmed and it will be held on Tuesday 22nd of March at 11am at the Beacon Centre with the event opened by the Elected Mayor and Deputy Young Mayor.

The Linskill Centre will be part of the official launch and invite the community that uses the centre to join us at the launch event. Copies of the route will be available from the Linskill Centre, you can find more information by clicking here.

Linskill Book Fair 2016

Calling all books! If you are a book and would like to new owner – then bring yourself to Linskill Centre and we’ll find you a new home!

Linskill Centre is calling out for old unwanted, previously read and no longer loved books to be donated for their Book Fair image 1forthcoming Book Fair. So empty that book shelf to make room for some new reads – and donate them to the cause.

Linskill’s Book Fair is an annual event which raises an estimated £6,000 per year towards the running of the Centre.

The annually Book Fair presents over thirty thousand second hand books There are books for every taste - from children’s book to crime fiction, autobiographies to travelogues, and all things in between. From paperbacks to hardbacks, novelty books to local history – and the odd first edition or rarity waiting to be found.

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This year we are looking to make it an event bigger and busier three-days, and are hoping to pack even more books into the large hall than on previous years. So please help by donating your old reads.

The event itself is a book-worms delight – if you don’t donate, you can come along and buy - 50p for a paperback and hardbacks for £1.00. They’re cheap enough, but it all adds up and makes a huge difference to help with the centre’s running costs.

Linskill Centre is managed by Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust and receives no grant assistance for the Local Authority to deliver its services. Funds raised by the book fair is an important contribution towards the Centre’s annual income.

So please help either by donating books or come along to Book Fair which will be running from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April.

Linskill Nursery Plans a New Sensory Room

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Linskill Nursery is working with North Shields Rotary Club to raise £7000 to secure the new equipment for a new sensory room at the Linskill Centre, North Shields. The room, once complete, will be accessed and enjoyed by both other service users at the centre and the children attending the Nursery.

The Rotary Club is holding their annual Spring concert on 15th May from 2pm at Christ Church, North Shields to raise funds for this exciting project.

A sensory room is a place where children gain confidence by doing things that interest them at their own pace. It is a room designed to help children to use all of their senses, the benefits vary from child to child; although all gain from the experience. A sensory room offers a secure and a relaxing environment designed to stimulate primary senses and it can encourage children to express feelings in a therapeutic and calm atmosphere. It helps children find out about themselves whilst having fun and more importantly, allows them to move freely and communicate in ways they may never have been able to do before. They can explore different textures.

Shirley Robinson, Nursery Manager highlighted ’Young children can benefit from using a sensory room to develop fundamental sensory skills needed in later life. The sensory room will benefit all children within the Linskill Nursery regardless of what age and we currently have over 100 children attending Linskill Nursery with this hopefully increasing in the near future.’

The Nursery is delighted to be working in partnership with the Rotary Club to raise funds for this project.

Tickets for the concert can be bought in advance from Linskill Nursery for £5.00 each (£4.00 concession) or are available for £6 on the door.

Linskill Nursery celebrates their Ofsted rating.

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Events & Fundraising Deputy Vacancy

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Events and Fundraising Deputy

Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust (LNTCDT) have a vacancy for an Events and Fundraising Deputy to support the events and fundraising departments from its premises at the Linskill Centre, North Shields. The role involves developing the Linskill Centre into a recognised venue for events, arts, culture and music.

The successful applicant must have experience in event management and fundraising. Strong ICT skills and proficient in the use of common office software is essential for this role.

Experience in sales, hitting targets and communicating effectively, is also essential for this role.

The post is 37 hours per week) £7.59 per hour (£14,603 per annum).

All job offers with LNTCDT are conditional on satisfactory CRB check, references and a probationary period of three months.

The closing date for this vacancy is Friday 11th March at 5pm and interviews will be held on Tuesday 15th March 2016.

For more information and an application pack please contact Michelle Gascoigne, Operations Manager on 0191 257 8000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Please Note: We do not accept CV's as part of our recruitment process.

Linskill Centre AGM 2016

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Christmas at The Linskill Centre 2015

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The perfect way to start the festive season!
Whether you are shopping for a special gift, stocking filler, or just want to enjoy an evening of festive food and drink with entertainment from local Choirs, our Christmas Crafts and Carols event will make your Christmas sparkle!

With specialist gifts and crafts stalls selling centre pieces for your table and Christmas wreathes for your door as well as cards, jewellery, fashion, vintage sweets, real ale and lots more, this evening event is a perfect way to start the festive season!

Friday 4th December 2015, 6pm-9pm, Large Hall & Bar


Santa’s Grotto Santas Grotto 2015 Linskill

A visit of festive magic awaits as Santa and his Elves visit the Linskill Centre this December!

Filled with joy and excitement, this year’s Santa’s Grotto is a very merry must!

Entry is £2.00 and includes a gift from Santa!

Saturday 12th December, 10am-2pm


Children’s Christmas Party Christmas Party Linskill 2015

Following the success of our Halloween party after many years of selling out, we have now added a Children’s Christmas Party to our annual events.

Christmas themed party games, prizes and a special visitor to deliver you a Christmas day treat.

Tickets are £5.00 and include food, juice and a present for Christmas Day.

Saturday 12th December, 12pm-2pm.


Christmas at Linskill Bar

We will be opening Linskill Bar for anyone who wishes to join us for a few drinks. All welcome.

Friday 18th December, 4:30pm – 8:30pm (Last Orders 8pm).


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Following the huge success of last year’s charming pantomime Snow White; this year Linskill Theatre Group brings another spectacular show telling the tale of the beautiful princess who is cursed at her christening by the wicked Fairy Carabosse, meaning she will prick her finger on a spinning wheel on her 18th birthday and die… 

Tickets are £5.00 and available from Linskill Reception or via Ticket Source

Thursday 17th December 7pm
Saturday 19th December 2pm & 6pm
Sunday 20th December 2pm

For more information on any of our events, please ask at Reception, call our Events Team on 0191 270 4241 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.