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Nepacs caravan project

Nepacs caravan project supports time for prisoners’ families

Nepacs, a long standing north east charity which supports a positive future of prisoners and their families, is seeking volunteers to help support its Northumberland caravan project.

Staff and volunteers from Nepacs provide a number of services to support friends and families of prisoners, in HMP Northumberland, HMP Frankland, HMP Holme House, HMP Durham, HMP Kirklevington Grange, HMPYOI Deerbolt, and HMP&YOI Low Newton. These services include prison visitors’ centres and tea bars, play sessions for prisoners’ children, family visits, listening support, a youth project, integrated family support and support within the Middlesbrough and Durham courts.

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Cheviot Views online (June 2015)

Cheviot Views online: No 22, June 2015

The latest issue of Cheviot Views newsletter has now been printed and handed to our distributors.

Hard copies should, therefore, be delivered to every resident of Hedgeley Parish over the coming days.

A few of the highlights this time around are:

  • ‘A Glaswegian in Northumberland’ – Bill Hicks talks of his love of Northumberland
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Sign the petition


Following on from the news piece yesterday about the proposed closure of Branton Schools, we are now able to provide information about the petition that has been set up to oppose the closure of Branton Community First School.

The petition has been set up by Claire Wood on the Care2 Petition website. The petition is for the attention of the Prime Minister and the target is 1000 signatures. At the time of publishing this post there 169 signatures.

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Proposed closure of Branton Schools

Important news!

Some important news has just come to our attention.

Consultation report recommends closure

A report on the consultation on the Alnwick Partnership has put forward the proposal to close Branton Schools (Branton Community First School and Breamish Valley Community Nursery) as of August 2017. At this stage, however, this is a proposal and not a final decision.

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