Northumberland County Council

Important Alerts and Reminders

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

Winter Alert : Planned Winter Service Actions from 15:00hrs Thursday 29th January 2015

Effective: 29 Jan 2015 to 30 Jan 2015

Based on the most recent weather forecast we plan to carry out precautionary gritting on all routes commencing at 15:00hrs on Thursday 29th January 2015 and again at 04:00hrs on Friday 30th January.

Should conditions change significantly we will issue another alert to inform you of our planned action.

In continuing cold weather conditions, when widespread ice is forecast, and as resources become available, we will progressively start gritting:
• main footpaths and car parks in town centres
• busy urban shopping areas
• important pedestrian links
• footpaths next to large schools

Mostly fine and dry this afternoon and evening - just a small risk of some isolated snow showers, these are most likely in the southwest of the County. Ice forming readily this evening and persisting in cold spots throughout the period. Overnight, often dry although some light snow may still develop at times, especially after 03:00hrs.

Be aware of possible freezing conditions and drive with care.

Any problem areas should be reported to our Customer Services Centre on 0845 600 6400 or you can report via www.northumberland.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=703 which will then be logged directly on our Severe Weather system and appropriate action will be taken.

More about Winter Alert : Planned Winter Service Actions from 15:00hrs Thursday 29th January 2015 available here

Bin Collection Alert : Missed bins due to weather conditions – West Northumberland

Effective: 29 Jan 2015 to 4 Feb 2015

Due to the adverse weather conditions affecting the west of Northumberland, we have been unable to empty bins in the locations below. We intend to return to make these collections from Monday next week (weather permitting). Residents are asked to but their general rubbish bins out for collection from 7am on the days listed below.
Monday 2 February collections at: Langley, Lowgate, Keenley, Whitfield, Thornley and Great Beltingham, Allen Valley, Ninebanks and Limestone Brae.
Tuesday 3 February collections at: Military Rd, Thorngrafton, West Wood, Sewing Shields, Grindon, Settling Stones and Henshaw, Greenhead, Gilsland, Longbyre, RyeTree, Gibbs Hill, Twice Brewed Military road and Gibbs Hill Steel Rigg.
Wednesday 4 February collections at: Lambley, Slaggyford, Barhaugh Loop, Halton-Lea-Gate, Redpath, Coanwood, Park Village and Home Pk.
Subject to weather conditions we expect recycling collections next week to be as normal. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Allendale Household Waste Recovery Centre is OPEN

Effective: 29 Jan 2015

Allendale Household Waste Recovery Centre is now OPEN. The site has been cleared.

Library Alert : Hexham Mobile Library Disruption to Service Thurs 29th Jan

Effective: 29 Jan 2015

Due to road conditions Hexham Mobile Library will not be visiting Simonburn this morning but will start its regular route from Humshaugh at midday. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

School Transport Alert : School Transport Route 4489 Wark First School

Effective: 29 Jan 2015

Due to bad weather this route has been unable to operate

School Transport Alert : School Transport route 323 issues due to adverse weather conditions

Effective: 29 Jan 2015

Readypay Phoenix informed that the minibus has been unable to get to some pickup points on the route, at 9am it was still at Whalton so will be running late into the Morpeth schools

Bebside Household Waste Recovery Centre is OPEN

Effective: 29 Jan 2015

Bebside Household Waste Recovery Centre is now OPEN. The site has been cleared.

School Transport Alert : School Transport Route 4507 Haltwhistle Schools

Effective: 29 Jan 2015

Due to bad weather this route will not be operating.

School Transport Alert : Bus Route 446

Effective: 29 Jan 2015

Route 446 will not be going to Slaggyford today but it will try to get to Melkridge

School Transport Alert : Bus Route 445 cancelled

Effective: 29 Jan 2015

Route 445 cancelled due to bus being stuck at Allenheads

Bebside Household Waste Recovery Centre Closed

Effective: 29 Jan 2015

Bebside Household Waste Recovery Centre is temporarily Closed due to snow. We will post another alert when the site is cleared.

School Transport Alert : School Transport routes affected due to adverse weather conditions

Effective: 29 Jan 2015

the follwoing routes have been unable to operate due to adverse weather conditions:

Snaiths public transport 880 and school routes 4800, 404, 489 (Covering Bellingham, Hexham and Haydon Bridge & Prudhoe areas) unable to operate

Readypay Phoenix route 7159 to Atkinson House

Allendale Household Waste Recovery Centre Closed

Effective: 29 Jan 2015

Allendale Household Waste Recovery Centre is temporarily closed due to snow. We will post another alert as soon as the site is cleared.

School Transport Alert : Route 402 Blanchland/Slaley to Hexham High School cancelled

Effective: 29 Jan 2015

Route 402 Gillingham Coaches - cancelled due to weather conditions

School Transport Alert : School route from Alston to Haydon Bridge High School

Effective: 29 Jan 2015

Route cancelled due to conditions

School Transport Alert : Route 449 Gilsland to Haydon Bridge High School not running.

Effective: 29 Jan 2015

Route 449 Gilsland to Haydon Bridge High School not running due to snow.

School Transport Alert : Route 4445 Carshield to Allendale Primary School cancelled

Effective: 29 Jan 2015

Due to conditions route 4445 has been cancelled

School Transport Alert : Route 4472 Nine Banks to Whitfield School cancelled

Effective: 29 Jan 2015

Due to conditions route 4472 will not be running today

School Transport Alert : Kielder to Haydon Bridge High School Bus Route 0491 starting from Wark

Effective: 29 Jan 2015

Kielder to Haydon Bridge High School Bus Route 0491 starting from Wark instead of Kielder.

Winter Alert : Planned Winter Services Actions from 16:00hrs on Wednesday 26th January 2015

Effective: 28 Jan 2015 to 29 Jan 2015

Based on the most recent weather forecast we plan to carry out precautionary gritting on the following routes commencing at 16:00hrs on Wednesday 28th January 2015
• Allendale
• Bearl 1
• Bearl 2
• Bearl 3
• Bearl 4
• Bearl 5
• Bearl 6
• Bellingham 1
• Bellingham 2
• Haltwhistle 1
• Haltwhistle 2
• Otterburn 1
• Otterburn 2
• Alnwick 1
• Alnwick 2
• Berwick 1
• Berwick 2
• Morpeth 1
• Morpeth 2
• Morpeth 3
• Powburn
• Rothbury 1
• Rothbury 2
• Cowley 1
• Cowley 2
• Cowley 3
• Cowley 4
• Cowley 5

And on the following routes commencing at 03:00hrs on Thursday 29th January 2015
• Allendale
• Bearl 1
• Bearl 2
• Bearl 3
• Bearl 4
• Bearl 5
• Bearl 6
• Bellingham 1
• Bellingham 2
• Haltwhistle 1
• Haltwhistle 2
• Otterburn 1
• Otterburn 2
• Alnwick 1
• Alnwick 2
• Berwick 1
• Berwick 2
• Morpeth 1
• Morpeth 2
• Morpeth 3
• Powburn
• Rothbury 1
• Rothbury 2
• Cowley 1
• Cowley 2
• Cowley 3
• Cowley 4
• Cowley 5

Should conditions change significantly we will issue another alert to inform you of our planned action.

In continuing cold weather conditions, when widespread ice is forecast, and as resources become available, we will progressively start gritting:
• main footpaths and car parks in town centres
• busy urban shopping areas
• important pedestrian links
• footpaths next to large schools

There will be showers of rain and perhaps hill snow at first this afternoon but a relative clear spell is likely between 13:00 and 16:00hrs. After this showers will become increasingly wintry and expected to fall mainly as snow from 1600 down to sea-level. The snow showers continue through the night and icy stretches are expected where precipitation falls on, and where snow sticks to, freezing road surfaces.

Be aware of possible freezing conditions and drive with care.

Any problem areas should be reported to our Customer Services Centre on 0845 600 6400 or you can report via www.northumberland.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=703 which will then be logged directly on our Severe Weather system and appropriate action will be taken

More about Winter Alert : Planned Winter Services Actions from 16:00hrs on Wednesday 26th January 2015 available here

Governors Consultation Meeting Cancelled - Swarland First School

Effective: 28 Jan 2015 to 29 Jan 2015

The Consultation Meeting for School Governors scheduled for Wednesday 28 January 2015 at Swarland First School at 5.00 pm has been cancelled due to weather conditions. The meeting will be rearranged as soon as possible.

Consultation Meeting Cancelled - Swarland First School

Effective: 28 Jan 2015 to 29 Jan 2015

The Consultation Meeting scheduled for Wednesday 28 January 2015 at Swarland First School at 7.00 pm has been cancelled due to weather conditions. The meeting will be rearranged as soon as possible.

Civil Marriage Premises Application : Holiday Inn, Seaton Burn (Renewal)

Effective: 28 Jan 2015 to 18 Feb 2015

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Mr. Norrie Oswald has applied for a renewal of licence for the Holiday Inn, Seaton Burn, 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
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Dated 28th January 2015

School Transport Alert : Tips In Case of Adverse Weather - School Transport

Effective: 27 Jan 2015 to 6 Feb 2015

It is important you review your emergency processes for your children who travel on Home to School Transport in case of periods of Severe Weather. eg; Emergency Tel. Numbers, Alternative carers. Follow the School Transport link for some tips and remember to listen to Local Radio Stations.

More about School Transport Alert : Tips In Case of Adverse Weather - School Transport available here

Civil Marriage Premises Application : Horton Grange Country House Hotel, Berwick Hill (Renewal)

Effective: 21 Jan 2015 to 11 Feb 2015

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Mr. Christopher Marsh has applied for a renewal of licence for Horton Grange Country House Hotel, Berwick Hill, 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
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Dated 21st January 2015

 

School Closures

School Closure Alert : Whitley Chapel C of E First School - closed Thur 29th Jan

Effective: 29 Jan 2015

Whitley Chapel First School closed because of the condition of the surrounding roads.

School Closure Alert : Herdley Bank Primary School - Herdley Bank Primary School will be closed today, Thursday 29th January, due to heavy snow.

Effective: 29 Jan 2015

Herdley Bank Primary School will be closed today, Thursday 29th January, due to heavy snow.

School Closure Alert : Whitfield C of E Voluntary Aided Primary School - Whitfield CE Primary School will be closed today Thursday 29th January, due to snow.

Effective: 29 Jan 2015

Whitfield CE Primary School will be closed today, Thursday 29th January, due to snow.

 

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