Author Archives: BELs North Tyneside

North East Sling Library Sessions

We have been working in partnership with The North East Sling Library and hosting the sling library sessions every second Wednesday of each month from January 2018. The sessions run from 9.30am – 11.30 am. You are able to just turn up on the morning or arrange an appointment via the website or facebook page on the poster below.Sling Library poster

New Baby Starter Packs

We have been lucky to secure funding to enable us to offer for hire Baby Starter Packs. These will consist of a moses basket and stand, baby bath, microwavable bottle steriliser and a pack of three  Closer to Nature bottles. For six months hire it will be £20 plus a £10 returnable deposit.IMG_1207 (1)

Chronicle Wish Tokens 2017

With the support of our members and members of the public we managed to collect a total of 6946 tokens and received £107.94 towards the Project. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that collected the wish tokens on our behalf.

Howdon Community Centre

The Baby Equipment Loan Service and Toy Library is based within the Howdon Community Centre and we thought that it would be good to highlight other activities that you can access here. The community centre is open 9am-8pm Monday – Friday. Below is a list of activities and what days they happen.

Monday Aerotone 10.00am – 11.00am
Toddler Group 1.00pm – 2.30pm
Clubbercise 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Cllr’s Surgery 4.00pm – 4.30pm
Tuesday Zumba 9.45am – 10.45am
Tai Chi 11am – 12noon
Tap Dance 4.15pm – 5.00pm
Step Aerobics 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Legs, Bums & Tums 6.15pm – 7.00pm
Step & Tone 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Belly Dance 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Wednesday Pilates 9.30am – 10.30am
Healthy Hearts 10.30am – 12noon
Just Jhoom 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Step & Tone 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Zumba 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Youth Club 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Craft Group 9.30am – 11.30am
Creative Writing 10.00am – 12noon
Thursday Friendly 50’s 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Sing & Sign (Under 5’s – once a month) 2.15pm – 3.00pm
NHS one to one clinic 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Zumba 6.30pm – 7.15pm
Legs, Bums & Tums 7.15pm – 8.00pm
Friday Step & Tone 9.30am – 10.30am
OPEC (Older People’s Exercise Class) 10.30am – 11.30am
Carpet Bowls 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Pilates 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Zumba 6.15pm – 7.15pm

There is also a gym, room hire available at competitive prices, including multi-use games area, 5-a-side football pitch, hall and medium sized rooms.

For more information ring 0191 6437955 or email:


Update on AGM and 30th Anniversary Celebration

The AGM and 30th Anniversary Celebration held on Monday 19th October 2015 was a great success. We raised £716 on the raffle and £150 on the tombola. The Annual Report was presented at the meeting and if you would like a copy please contact us and we will email you a it. We had a special guest appearance from Pudsey Bear and here he is helping Katherine (Project Support Worker) cut the cake.