Remote hub for Glendale lands grant

The Cheviot Centre in Wooler.
The Cheviot Centre in Wooler.

The Glendale Gateway Trust has successfully secured funding to provide a remote learning hub for the community in and around Wooler.

The hub will enable elderly residents to take part in a broader range of social and educational courses and activities, thanks to the Kellett Fund at the Community Foundation. This means they will no longer have to make a 30-mile round trip to Berwick or Alnwick to access similar services.

Project officer Gemma Douglas said: “The remote learning hub is a vital resource for the community of Glendale.

“Working with the Open Lab at Newcastle University, we installed equipment which allows us to host guest lectures remotely, training courses and even conference meetings via Sykpe or Google Hangout.

“We have forged good links with the Sage Gateshead, Northumberland County Council and the Adult Learning Service, which delivered our first remote learning course earlier this year, which was fully subscribed with 12 Glendale residents. We want to build on this success.

“This new funding will provide the opportunity to expand the offer and create an eclectic programme of remote hub events, activities and courses for our community.”

The Trust is interested in hearing from Glendale residents about how they would like to see their hub used – pick up a survey at the Cheviot Centre or download it from www.wooler.org.uk
The first event is a talk by former prisoner Erwin James, which is a pilot event, which will be screened in the Cheviot Centre on Thursday, October 27, from 1pm to 2.30pm.

Contact Gemma on 01668 282406 or cheviotcentre@wooler.org.uk to attend.