Northumberland County Council

Important Alerts and Reminders

School closures, weather alerts and distruptions to council services are listed below.

Road Alert : Abnormal load travelling through Northumberland 3rd-6th June

Effective: 3 Jun 2015 to 6 Jun 2015

There will be a series of abnormal loads travelling on the Northumberland roads over the summer months. This will result in controlled road closures affecting the B6318 and the A189 due to the size and width of the loads.

The first load will be arriving in Northumberland on Wednesday 3rd June at approximately 09:30hrs - Departing from Blenkinsopp lay-by on the A69 – and expected to arrive at Carr House lay-by on the B6318 at Halton Shields by 4pm. The load will then stay there overnight.

At 09:30hrs on Thursday 4th June the load will departing Carr House lay-by on the B6318 at Halton Shields and will travel to a holding area located at Heddon-on-the-Wall with an anticipated arrival time of 4pm.

At approximately 22:30hrs on Friday 5th June the load will depart from the Heddon-on-the-Wall holding point – travelling to Blyth Port, the final destination. The route will cover the part of A189 which will be closed from Midnight to approximately 4am on Sat 6th June. Signs and diversions will be in place during this time.

It is requested that motorists avoid the affected roads where possible: B6318 on 3rd and 4th June between 9:30 and 4pm by using the A69 and the A189 on Sat 6th June between Midnight and 4pm.

New alerts will be issued nearer the time.

Library Alert : Blyth Library Closed For Refurbishment

Effective: 13 May 2015 to 1 Jun 2015

Blyth Library has temporarily closed for refurbishment. Customers can return books to a drop box in Customer Services in the Keel Row. South Beach Library will be open temporarily 9.00-5.00 Mon-Fri , 10.00-1.00 Sat for anyone wishing to borrow books and use the public PCs. Tel (01670 363091). Cowpen Library is open 09.00-12.00, 2.00-5.00, on Mon and 09.00-12.00 on Tues & Thurs. (Tel 01670 798104). You can renew books online at or by ringing any library. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Civil Marriage Premises Application : High House Farm Brewery, Matfen (Renewal)

Effective: 5 May 2015 to 27 May 2015

The Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) Regulations 2005

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Mrs. Heather Scott has applied for a renewal of licence for High House Farm Brewery, Matfen, to be approved for the solemnisation of civil marriages and the formation of civil partnerships in accordance with the Marriage Act 1949 (as amended) and the Civil Partnership Act 2004.

A copy of the application and the plan accompanying it may be inspected at County Hall, Morpeth from Monday to Thursday between 8.30 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. and Fridays between 8.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m.

Any person may give notice in writing of an objection to the grant of approval, with reasons for the objection, within 21 days from the date of publication. Any such objection should be sent or delivered to the Proper Officer for Registration (ref. K. Guy) at the address given below:

L.A. Dewison,
Proper Officer for Registration,
Northumberland County Council,
County Hall,
NE61 2EF.

Dated 5th May 2015

Paddling Pool Carlisle Park Morpeth

Effective: 10 Apr 2015 to 31 May 2015

Any enquiries regarding the paddling pool in Carlisle Park, Morpeth should be directed to Morpeth Town Council on 01670 514314.
Pool opens on 23/05/15.

More about Paddling Pool Carlisle Park Morpeth available here


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