2017

2017

Flu Vaccine Mythbuster

24 Oct 2017
The NHS are urging everyone who is eligible to get their winter flu vaccination.

SEND consultation launched in Northumberland

24 Oct 2017
With consultation already open on online, Northumberland County Council is set to launch the first of its consultation events on 1 November to look at the 2017-2020 SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disability) Strategy.

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.