Report an empty home near you

16 Mar 2017

Do you have an empty property near you which is causing a blight on your community? Then Northumberland County Council would like to hear from you.

Feathered friend helps to launch LOVE Awards 2017

16 Mar 2017

The feathered friend of students at the Josephine Butler Primary Campus in Ashington was perched and ready to cluck about this year’s LOVE Northumberland Awards.

Residents invited to see next phase of Morpeth leisure plans

16 Mar 2017

The public are being invited to have their say on the latest stage of plans for a brand new leisure centre in the heart of Morpeth.

Coastal car park improvements ahead of Easter

15 Mar 2017

Works have been carried out on car park improvements in two of Northumberland’s most picturesque coastal villages.

Northumberland scoops hat-trick in BBC Countryfile Awards

15 Mar 2017

Northumberland County Council has welcomed news that the county has received three fantastic awards in a prestigious national competition.

National Award for County Council officer

15 Mar 2017

A Northumberland County Council officer has scooped a national award as an “unsung hero”.

Council looks to address housing shortfall

15 Mar 2017

Following the publication of the Government’s Housing White Paper “Fixing our broken housing market”, Northumberland County Council has announced how it plans to address housing issues in the county.

School catering manager shortlisted for Golden Rolling Pin Award

15 Mar 2017

A school catering manager from Newsham Primary School has been shortlisted for the final of Employee of the Year in a regional awards scheme that recognises excellence in education catering.

New schools and leisure centre approved for Ponteland

15 Mar 2017

Brand new schools and a leisure centre are set to be built on the site of the current Ponteland Leisure Centre after being given the green light by planners.

Road safety scheme to be introduced at gateway to Morpeth

14 Mar 2017

Plans to introduce a road safety scheme on the A192 approach to Stobhill Manor in Morpeth have taken a major step forward.

Berwick Old Bridge to close for essential investigation work

14 Mar 2017

Berwick Old Bridge is set to close to vehicles for up to two weeks from Monday 3rd April for essential investigations into the overall condition of the historic structure.

Council shines national spotlight on HGV road safety initiatives

14 Mar 2017

Representatives from Northumberland County Council were invited to speak at a national conference this week to spread the message about the pioneering safety work it has undertaken to manage the risk of collisions between HGVs and cyclists and pedestrians.

New road crossings for Alnwick

14 Mar 2017

Work will start next week on improvements for pedestrians on South Road in Alnwick.

Leader pledges council's support to threatened factory

14 Mar 2017

Northumberland County Council has pledged to do everything in its powers to safeguard the future of a cosmetics factory threatened with closure.

Script is set for Thropton youngsters to learn their digits

14 Mar 2017

Young people in Thropton are set to learn the basics of computer programming as £4,500 has been invested in new IT equipment for a coding club and other activities at Thropton Village First School.

Council Concern Over National Funding Formula

14 Mar 2017

Northumberland County Council’s has joined scores of local authorities in writing to the Prime Minister expressing concerns over the proposed Schools National Funding Formula

Concern over impact of proposed tax increase for self-employed

14 Mar 2017

The leader of Northumberland County Council has expressed serious concern about the impact last week’s Chancellor’s budget could have on the self employed in the county.

Public invited to have their say on Berwick leisure plans

14 Mar 2017

The public are being invited to have their say on exciting plans for a brand new leisure centre in Berwick.

Great progress is made on Stobhill play scheme

13 Mar 2017

Work to transform an area of green space into a much needed community play facility in Stobhill is making great progress with the completion of the next phase of work - the creation of footpaths and car parking.

Children can plant up Mother’s Day flowers at Hepscott Park

13 Mar 2017

Children are invited to plant the seeds for a wonderful Mother’s Day during a special workshop at the Horticultural Skills Unit, Hepscott Park, near Morpeth.

A popular coastal road has just been made safer and easier to cross thanks to a Puffin.

10 Mar 2017

A popular coastal road has just been made safer and easier to cross thanks to a Puffin.

Newbiggin Men in Sheds project underway

10 Mar 2017

A pioneering scheme to cut isolation and improve men’s health in Newbiggin is getting underway.

Hexham’s new community fire station officially opened

09 Mar 2017

The new community fire station for Hexham has been officially opened.

Plans will double parking spaces at Ponteland car park

08 Mar 2017

Ponteland Town Centre is set to have a significant increase in car parking capacity through plans developed by a local county councillor working with Northumberland County Council and Ponteland Town Council.

Ponteland applications to be heard by planning committee

08 Mar 2017

Three major planning applications for Ponteland are due to be considered by Northumberland County Council’s strategic planning committee at its meeting at 1pm on Wednesday 15 March 2017 at County Hall in Morpeth.