2017

2017

Raising the alarm on fire safety

19 Oct 2017
Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) are reminding residents in Northumberland to remain fire safe and are using October - Smoke Alarm Testing Month - as a key reminder.

Two Thirds of North East Children Awaiting Adoption are in Sibling Groups

17 Oct 2017
68% of the children in the North East waiting for adoptive families are brothers and sisters in groups of 2 or more, according to new information published today to mark National Adoption Week (16-22nd October). Figures from national adoption information service, First4Adoption, based on the latest government information*, show that sibling groups wait longer than single children to be placed with a “forever family”.

Work Starts on Empty Homes

17 Oct 2017
Work has started on a number of empty properties across Northumberland, the county council has announced today as National Empty Homes Week (Oct 16th-22nd) gets underway.

Networking event promotes family partnership working

12 Oct 2017
Two professional networking events were held in North Northumberland earlier this week with the aim of raising awareness of the services and support available to help young children and families in need.

Make a date with Hexham Wedding Fair

12 Oct 2017
A special wedding fair is to be held in Hexham next month, providing the perfect opportunity for couples planning their big day, to meet local wedding suppliers and find everything they need for their perfect day, all under one roof.

Council works with schools to support trans and non-binary pupils

11 Oct 2017
Supporting the emotional wellbeing of young people throughout the county is a high priority, and led Northumberland County Council to develop a support tool for use in schools to provide guidance when supporting gender diverse children and young people.

Council supports Blyth streets operation

11 Oct 2017
The County Council has once again teamed up with Northumbria Police on the 12 Streets operation in Blyth to improve the quality of life for local residents.

Students get on board to ‘Suss the Bus’

11 Oct 2017
Students from James Calvert Spence College in Amble have taken part in a project to raise awareness of what to expect when using school transport for the first time.

Tickets on sale for charity concert in Wooler

10 Oct 2017
Northumberland County Council’s Civic Head, Anthony Murray MBE is hosting a charity concert, An Evening of Song with Ashington and District Male Voice Choir at St Mary's Parish Church, Wooler on the evening of Saturday 28 October.

New 20 mph zone outside Stannington First School

10 Oct 2017
Young pupils have also been involved in a competition to design a symbol and slogan to promote slow and safe driving past their school. The winning slogans have been included on a banner which is now proudly displayed outside of the school.

Open day invite to keep active in golden years

10 Oct 2017
A series of free open days are being held in sports centres across the county to showcase the fantastic classes, facilities and support on offer to the more mature residents of Northumberland.