The Future

The Future

Northumberland County Council prides itself on being an adaptive and flexible organisation capable of responding to increasing external and environmental pressures. Consequently we are managing a wide programme of changes over the next several years. Some examples include:
  • We are expecting to move into our new Headquarters in Ashington in April 2019 with planning permission now having been fully granted. The new HQ and plans for the current County Hall site are just part of a much wider regeneration strategy, with the authority ensuring it does all it can to drive and encourage growth in all market towns. The aim is to generate around £365m into the regional economy while protecting frontline services, transforming town centres, attracting new jobs and accelerating the  development of new infrastructure and quality housing. 
  • New Ways of Working - “Work is not a place, it is an activity”.  This project will allow many staff to work closer to where they live and the communities they serve in towns across the county.  This is a concept which will involve the whole of the organisation - we will be redesigning services and roles and the way we work, eliminating waste and removing duplication, reducing but improving and sharing our office space, working in a more agile and flexible way and creating efficiencies to achieve budget savings.