Welcome to the Facebook page of WHAT’S GOING ON IN LOWICK. This brilliant community hub already has 461 members and has only been going for a few weeks.
Seek it out and join! Members will keep you up to date on everything they spot, and once you’re included, so can you. We’ll also be posting stories from Lowick.Live there, so see you there.
We are all grateful to the three administrators: Brenda Thompson, Carol Macleod and Julie Edmison for getting the page going.
This link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/246433557049852/about should take you there.
Our neighbours in Bowsden send us this advertisement for a Parish Clerk. Details are below.
Bowsden Parish Council is seeking a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer from May 2021. The post is part-time, working from home approximately 20 hours per annum including 4 evening meetings per year in the Village Hall (7 p.m. until 8). Meeting dates are flexible. Duties include acting as procedural adviser to the Council, agenda setting, minute taking, dealing with correspondence and keeping the Council accounts. Previous experience is not essential as there are precedents to follow, people to ask and training courses are available.
Candidates must own a computer and be comfortable with Microsoft Word and Excel.
If interested in the role, feel free to contact Councillor Ian Jackson (388 238) or the current Parish Clerk Mike Simpson (388 871) for an informal chat.
Someday soon, the restrictions of lockdown will be over, and the community will be able to resume its normal life. Many of us have been imprisoned in our homes, wishing for the chance to meet up, and do things, free of Netflix or Zoom.
But what will we be returning too? What clubs and groups will satisfy our needs to enjoy life to the full, once again. So here is a questionnaire, sponsored by the Parish Council and Keep Lowick and District Connected. We are looking for suggestions for the sort of activities you are aching to join – and if we see there is a demand, we will try to set the wheels in motion.
For any group to get going, a bit of help is often available. The North Northumberland Voluntary Forum can support groups that improve the mental health and wellbeing of those taking part. For more ambitious projects, there is the Community Foundation, once the group has got going.
And we have good facilities, waiting to be used – the Village Hall, Rooms in pubs, The Church, A minibus – and probably more – not to mention, the beautiful countryside. So please fill in the questionnaire – either online, or by hand – and let us get the ball rolling for the day of our release!
We have provided some suggestions you might like to tick, and space for you to add ideas of your own. There is also the opportunity to say who you are, so you can be contacted if your ideas are popular.
We have received the following from John Harris, who has published a series of walking leaflets covering England. There is one for Holburn, and the others are interesting!
Are you fed-up with doing the same old walks?
Walking in Northumberland www.walkinginengland.co.uk/northumberland is the website for you!
With hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, contact details for all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.
John said ‘There is so much walking information on the web but it is difficult to find. Walking in Northumberland (part of the Walking in England suite of websites – one for each county in England) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’.
With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.
So home or away, check out the websites and get walking!
Today, the village flagpole flies the Northumberland flag at half mast. This is in recognition of the recent passing of a local resident who many of you will know.
Recently, the parish council decided that the county flag was the best choice when honouring the lives of local people. The Union flag is retained for national events, which is in keeping with UK guidelines.
Who should be honoured? At one time, this was reserved for the occasion of the death of our oldest resident, and latterly, for those who had lived in the village for more than thirty years. We thought we would extend this to anyone who was an established resident who many would know.
How would we know when a life needed honouring in this way? Please let the Council know and the flag will be flown.