Northumberland County Council
Important Alerts and Reminders
School closures, weather alerts and distruptions to council services are listed below.
Online Admissions - Portal Closing 31 October 2014 (Middle, High and Secondary Admissions
Effective: 20 Oct 2014 to 31 Oct 2014
The portal for applications to transfer to Middle, High and Secondary Schools for September 2015 will be closing on the 31 October 2014. More about Online Admissions - Portal Closing 31 October 2014 (Middle, High and Secondary Admissions available here
Parents should submit applications to transfer to Year 5 (middle school), Year 7 (secondary school), Year 9 (high school) by the 31 October 2014. You can apply either online or complete and return a paper application form if you are unable to apply online. Any evidence to support your application must be submitted by this date.
The Online Admissions portal is for the following age groups:
• children in year 4 of a first school, children born between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006, applying for a middle school place
• children in year 6 of a primary school, children born between 1 September 2003 and 31 August 2004, applying for a secondary school place
• children in year 8 of a middle school, children born between 1 September 2001 and 31 August 2002, applying for a high school place
Road Alert : Police escort over-sized vehicle
Effective: 16 Oct 2014 to 31 Oct 2014
Motorists are advised police will be escorting over-sized vehicles in Northumberland during the next two weeks.More about Road Alert : Police escort over-sized vehicle available here
Wind turbine components will be transported from the Port of Blyth to Barmoor Windfarm near Lowick starting on Monday, October 20.
The route will start at the Port of Blyth along the B1329 Links Road onto the A1061 South Newham Road, A189 Spine Road, A1 North, B6353m B6525 to Barmoor Wind Farm.
There will be two convoys a day leaving at 8.45am and 2pm on the following days:
Monday, October 20
Wednesday, October 22
Friday, October 24
Monday, October 27
Wednesday, October 29
Friday, October 31
Road Alert : Full overnight closures of A1 north of Haggerston, near Berwick 29 Sept to 29 Oct
Effective: 29 Sep 2014 to 29 Oct 2014
Highway Agency have advised us that in order to carry out carriageway resurfacing works, it will be necessary to implement a series of full overnight closures of the A1 north of Haggerston, near Berwick upon Tweed.More about Road Alert : Full overnight closures of A1 north of Haggerston, near Berwick 29 Sept to 29 Oct available here
The works will be carried out Monday to Thursday between 8.00pm – 06.00am, commencing 29/09/2014 until 29/10/2014.
Wide loads travelling during the working hours, will have to use the holding areas provided, as the designated local diversion route is unsuitable for wide loads. There is an alternative wide area diversion available via A697 Morpeth – Wooler – A698 Cornhill – A1 Berwick.
In order to prevent long delays and inconvenience, abnormal loads should avoid travelling this section of the A1 during working hours, and seek an alternative route.
This work is being carried out by the Highways agency who look after the A1
Road Alert : A1 closed from East Ord - Scremerston at weekends starting Fri 12th Sept for 6 wks
Effective: 12 Sep 2014 to 20 Oct 2014
Please be advised of the intended full closure of the north and southbound carriageways of the A.1 between East Ord roundabout and Scremerston, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland.More about Road Alert : A1 closed from East Ord - Scremerston at weekends starting Fri 12th Sept for 6 wks available here
The closure is scheduled to commence on Friday 12th September 2014 and carried out over the following 6 weekends, and is necessary for the complete removal and resurfacing of this section of A.1.
The closures will operate between 20.00 hrs on Friday until 06.00hrs Monday.
There will be a signed local diversion in operation, although this may not be suitable for all abnormal loads. There will be abnormal load holding areas and telephone contact details of the traffic safety officer, who will provide advice and assistance in negotiating the works.
Abnormal loads wishing to travel to or from Scotland, during these closures, should consider using the A.1 - A.69 - M.6 - A.74(M) as an alternative route.
This work is being carried out by the Highways agency who look after the A1.
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