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Land of Oak & Iron Launch Success

Over 250 people turned out to help celebrate the Land of Oak & Iron launch yesterday, at a free family event with live music, rapper dancing and lots of hands-on activities.   Tina Flinn, Environment Agency showing the interesting creatures that can be found in our waterways. The event was held at Blaydon Youth and… Read more

Land of Oak & Iron launch event Sunday 10th July

Have a go at rapper dancing, try your hand at willow weaving, dance to live music! All this and much more will be on offer at the Land of Oak & Iron free family event on Sunday 10th July from 1 – 4pm at Blaydon Youth and Community Centre and the adjacent Shibdon Pond. The… Read more

The first Land of Oak & Iron volunteer tasks have been arranged as part of the Woodland Restoration programme. These will be held on four days across June – August between 10.30 am to 2.30 pm at Milkwellburn Wood near Blackhall Mill and are open to everyone. Peter Downes, the Land of Oak… Read more

Heritage Centre Winning Design Unveiled

The winning design for the new Heritage Centre was unveiled at a successful consultation event held on Saturday 11th June at Winlaton Mill Village Hall. Led by Groundwork NE & Cumbria and Gateshead Council, the event showcased the design and draft planning proposals for a £1 million visitor centre, which will be built as part… Read more

Meet Karen Daglish, Land of Oak & Iron’s New Manager

Karen has recently joined the Land of Oak & Iron staff team, taking the lead on delivery of the £3.4 million HLF funded programme. She is looking forward to working with the LOI team and the project partner organisations to take forward the first phase of projects planned for this year. Keep tuned to our… Read more

Heritage Centre Consultation Event

Come along to see the winning design concept for the proposed heritage centre and the draft planning application. The event is from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm on Saturday 11th June 2016 at Winlaton Mill Village Hall, May Avenue, Winlaton Mill, NE21 6SF. Refreshments will be available.

Tender for LOI Community Archaeology Project

On behalf of the Land of Oak & Iron Landscape Partnership, Groundwork NE & Cumbria is inviting proposals to deliver a Community Archaeology Project in the Land of Oak & Iron over the next 2-3 years. Click here for a brief detailing what is required from this project. We invite you to submit a proposal,… Read more

Vacancies on The Land of Oak & Iron Landscape Partnership Executive Board

The Land of Oak & Iron Landscape Partnership is recruiting two new members to join the Executive Board, which is responsible for the strategic direction, governance and legacy of the Partnership. There are two roles to be filled, one for someone from the local community and a second for a representative from the private sector…. Read more

Donation received from Gateshead Wildlife Group

Last week Interim Partnership Manager Lisa Stephenson gave an informative talk to Gateshead Wildlife Group, about the Land of Oak & Iron (LOI) programme and projects within it. Also present was Kath Marshall-Ivens, the recently appointed Community Engagement Officer for LOI, who was listening and learning, as she will be delivering similar presentations in the… Read more

Heritage Centre Design Proposals

An Exhibition of creative designs for the potential Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre was held on 19th March at Winlaton Mill Village Hall. The designs have been developed by architecture students at Northumbria University. Please contribute your comments/ideas by completing the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LOIHeritageCentre or contact Lisa Stephenson via email lisa.stephenson@groundwork.org.uk Exhibited designs by… Read more