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Visitors to the War Memorial will be greeted with the sight of damage to two of the posts by a large lorry or trailer taking the corner into Green Close.

This anonymous vehicle bent two of the steel posts and ripped one, and its substantial concrete base out of the ground.

We are contacting the County Council about this damage, to see how it may be repaired – it is unlikely to be covered by the Parish’s insurance.

Digging up and re-instating the posts could be expensive. Wouldn’t it be good if the culprit could come forward, and help to restore the fence to its former glory?


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There will be a 2 minute silence in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of Word War 2 and the war with Japan on Saturday 15th August at 11.00 am at Lowick War Memorial.

Although the war in Europe eneded with VEDay in May, fighting continued in the Pacific and across Asia until August 15th, when Japan surrendered following the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Servicemen from Northumberland and the Borders were heavily involved in the war with Japan, as our war memorials testify. Many spent years as Japanese POWs, and many died in the fighting and captivity. For many, VJ Day is the true end of the conflict to remember, for these reasons.

National events have been scaled down by the Covid19 pandemic – here is the programme from the British Legion. The Red Arrows are flying as part of the programme, and may pass over……..


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Fortnightly services at Lowick Church have started [26.7.2020] and the congregation was in happy mood, after an absence of many months.


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Welcome to our Northumberland Libraries Newsletter. We want to keep you informed about all of the exciting ways you can still access your library service.

Don’t forget to check mylibrary.co.uk for all our updates. Library Service UpdateOur Select and Collect service is now up and running at Berwick, Blyth, Morpeth and Hexham Libraries.

We’ll be open again soon but meanwhile you can order books from our Select and Collect service by using our online order form or by calling the library. When your books are ready to collect, library staff will arrange a date and time with you to come and pick them up from the library entrance.

You can return any library books you have at home if you wish but there is no rush as all fines have been cancelled due to lockdown.

You won’t be able to come in and browse the books or use public PCs at the moment but we are working hard to make our libraries safe for you to use.  Learn MoreLearning a musical instrument If the guitar is your instrument, check out Pressreader for Bass Magazine, Guitar Techniques, Guitarist or Total Guitar. If not, have a look at the rest of the music magazines, there’s something to suit all tastes.

PressReader is free for all library members. All you need is your library card and PIN

Learn moreSilly Snacks Competition This week our Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge competition is Silly Snacks.

Follow these 4 easy steps and your child could win a prize:
1. Get some fruit and vegetables
2. Create a silly picture
3. Take a photograph
4. Share a photo with us on Facebook or email them to mylibrary@northumberland.gov.uk  Find out moreBooks to screen 
Looking for some new reading ideas? Why not take a look at BorrowBox and borrow a book that is now on the big screen. The Kissing Booth, You, The Luminaries, Game of Thrones and The Martian are just a selection of the titles available.  As well as films we have a range of books that have been made into documentaries including Unbelievable, Unorthodox and Lost Girls. Get a new read Draw with Rob has become a favourite with lots of children during lockdown!  Rob Biddulph, bestselling award-winning children’s book author and illustrator, has a new activity book out and to help you draw art at home. The Reading Agency have this great resource pack you can download for free. Get a Gregosaurus step-by-step drawing guide or spot the difference with Penguin Blue and much more…         Download TodayNorthumberland Communities Together

Northumberland Communities Together is here to help if you are struggling to manage at home and need support for basic things like food, and are unable to get help from friends or relatives.

They are a support to residents, groups and volunteers with practical advice and help for things like food supplies, access to resources for other essentials, as well as safeguarding information for our most vulnerable and at risk residents.

Call: 01670 620 015 between 9am to 6pm, seven days a week.

 Find out moreAnd finally…
If you have finished an eBook or eAudiobook why not return it so that someone else can enjoy it! Lots of the items in our digital library can only be read by one person at a time so if you finish a book early why not return it straight away rather than waiting for it to automatically be returned.This email has been produced by the Northumberland County Council Communications team.You can also view this email online here if it doesn’t display correctly


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The Parish Church is open every day for private prayer.

Now, Church Services will be held from the 26th July. The first three announced will take place as follows:

        • 26th July 10 am – lead by John Daniels
        • 9th August 10 am. lead by Rev. Marian Penfold.  
        • 23rd August 10am lay lead.