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This Is Unthinkable

The need for people to step up and join the Powburn Show Committee is now urgent – and we need your help!

THE LAST POWBURN SHOW took place in 2019. Since then, the global coronavirus pandemic has prevented it taking place. Its organisation is overseen by a dedicated committee of volunteers who were looking to 2022 as the first opportunity since the start of the pandemic to have the Show up and running again and, once more, serving the local community. However…

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Bulbs Planted

[Images provided by Zoë Ryan (Headteacher/SENDCo) and used with permission.]

Bulbs planted by local children

Following our call for help to plant bulbs in the Powburn Play Area, several children from Branton Community Primary School and Breamish Valley Nursery came along on 9 November 2021 to plant snowdrops and bluebells. They were accompanied by staff and parents from the school and nursery. In addition, a number of local residents came along as well – armed with trowels and smiling faces.

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Bulb Planting 2021

Powburn Play Area Bulb planting 2021

Can you help us?

As part of the ongoing improvements to both the Powburn Play Area and the Powburn Community Garden, we’ve bought new bulbs (snowdrops and bluebells). The children of Branton School have kindly agreed to help plant them. Of course, the more helpers we have, then the easier it will be. So, if you’d like to join in we’re meetings as follows (weather permitting!).

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Log Bank LANTRA Training

LANTRA Training at Wooler Log Bank

[Credit: Images are © Kate Thick 2020 and used with permission]

The Northumberland Log Bank owes its continuing success to the help of several willing volunteers.

Of course, proper training of people who volunteer to cut and remove logs is essential. And yesterday (Saturday 10 October 2020), three volunteers undertook LANTRA training in safe chainsaw use and crosscutting. Lantra is an awarding body for land-based industries in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

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Log Bank Collections Continue

Log Bank collections nearby

[All images © Kate Thick 2020. Used with permission.]

While life has been difficult for everyone over the past few months during the lockdown, people experiencing fuel poverty continued to benefit from the services of the Northumberland Log Bank. Operating out of Wooler and Haydon Bridge, their services are invaluable to many residents in north Northumberland and in west Northumberland/Tynedale.

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