Northumberland County Council
Important Alerts and Reminders
School closures, weather alerts and distruptions to council services are listed below.
Library Alert : Seahouses Library Closes Wednesday 29th October
Effective: 28 Oct 2014 to 30 Oct 2014
Seahouses Library will be closing on Wednesday 29th October. Seahouses Development Trust will offer library services from 3rd November. Open 10am until 4pm, four days a week. Seahouses mobile library will be stopping at Seahouses Development Trust car park every other Saturday starting from 8th November 9.45 - 11.45am. More about Library Alert : Seahouses Library Closes Wednesday 29th October available here
Fire Brigades Union strike action
Effective: 27 Oct 2014 to 4 Nov 2014
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has decided on a further four days of continuous strike action in England from: More about Fire Brigades Union strike action available here
Friday 31 October at 6pm until Tuesday 4 November at 6pm.
As with previous periods of industrial action, Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has robust plans in place to provide a service during this latest strike– but it will not be business as usual.
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
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