December 2017

December 2017

Taking care of your ‘waste’ this Christmas

27 Dec 2017
Amounts of household waste increase dramatically over Christmas - as we unwrap our presents, consume lots of tasty festive fayre and then afterwards need to dispose of everything from wrappings to Christmas trees!

Beware selling pets online as lurcher found roaming streets

22 Dec 2017
Northumberland County Council’s animal welfare team is issuing a caution about selling pets online after picking up a stray dog, recently sold on Gumtree, that had been roaming the streets for over a week. Northumberland County Council’s animal welfare team is issuing a caution about selling pets online after picking up a stray dog, recently sold on Gumtree, that had been roaming the streets for over a week.

Council warning over HMRC scam calls

20 Dec 2017
Northumberland County Council’s Trading Standards Service are again warning people to be aware of telephone calls that claim to be from HMRC or the ‘Inland Revenue.’

Reminder to stay fire safe this festive period

20 Dec 2017
Christmas is the time of year for festive cheer with family and friends and Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service want everyone to have a great time, we are also taking this opportunity to remind residents throughout Northumberland to protect themselves and loved ones from fires at home.

Join the next Youth Matters group

20 Dec 2017
Are you, or do you know someone who is aged between 11 and 18 and lives in Northumberland County Council owned property in Blyth?

Cabinet agrees school investment

14 Dec 2017
At a meeting on Tuesday (12 December) Northumberland County Council's Cabinet agreed a proposal to allocate £4.4m of the Basic Need capital grant, to provide additional school places at four school sites in Morpeth, Blyth, and Seaton Valley, and this will now go forward to full council for ratification.

Stand out in the darker nights.

14 Dec 2017
As the nights draw in, Northumberland County Council are encouraging people throughout the county to ensure they are wearing bright colours and can be clearly seen by motorists.

£8m invested in home improvements

13 Dec 2017
Homes owned by Northumberland County Council have seen an £8.5m investment this year to carry out essential home improvements.