Trust Life #127

Posted on 23rd March 2021 | in Amble Development Trust

Welcome back to Trust Life. The snowdrops are out, the sun is shining and we can see a glimmer of light at the end of the covid tunnel – brighter days are on their way!

So with the brighter days, will Amble have an influx of visitors, legitimate ones?! I ask because we know Amble has still been busy with people coming during lockdown, despite warnings not to travel.

It really will be a pleasure to see businesses reopening and hopefully thriving and making the most of the season.

The peace sculpture in Amble’s Memorial Gardens will form part of the bird sculpture trail

We also hope that the sculpture trail will be complete and be an additional attraction to the town’s offering. The only reason this may not happen is down to issues with planning, which I won’t go into, but can honestly say is extremely frustrating.

We have sculptures ready to be installed but have to wait for ‘due process’ despite having followed this for approximately six months. As this was to be complete by the end of March with a possible Royal opening in April, it is possibly the only positive thing to come out of Covid that the Royal family aren’t currently carrying out these duties!

But on a more positive note we have been successful in securing funding from the Arts Council for community workshops and celebration event for the trail. More information will be available soon and workshops will be taking place throughout the NE65 postcode area. Frances Anderson of Drywater Arts will be working on the celebration event so you will hear more about that soon as well.

The Seafood Centre is now offering a home delivery service for those of you who cannot manage to get to the centre or you are self isolating. If you know someone who may like some fresh fish delivered to their door, just call 01665 713580 to make enquiries.

The Seafood Centre is also assisting the Food Bank by offering vouchers that will be included in food parcels.
At the welfare we are waiting for new backboards to be installed on the basketball nets. This has taken a while, once again due to Covid and weather, but hopefully they will be up there soon.

And on another positive note, the Trust would like to thank the lady who has made a personal donation to the Trust. During a telephone conversation, the lady said she had a holiday home in the town and seeing all the projects and activities happening wanted to put something back into the community. It has been left to the Trust to decide what the contribution is to go towards, so trustees have decided it will go towards the work to be carried out on the town square gardens, so the community and visitors will be able to enjoy the benefit.

It is really nice to know the work done is being appreciated – thank you.

Hoping you all stay safe and well in the coming weeks.

Julia and all trust staff and trustees

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