October 2017

October 2017

Issac's Tea Trail is back on track

30 Oct 2017
Part of a popular Allen Valley walking route has re-opened following repair work by Northumberland County Council’s countryside team.

The heat is on for county's buildings

27 Oct 2017
New renewable energy systems are being installed in more of the county’s fire stations - using natural warmth from under the earth’s surface.

Timely reminder to test your smoke alarm

26 Oct 2017
Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) are reminding you to change the batteries and test your smoke alarms when the clocks go back this weekend and to also take the time to check smoke alarms for your nearest and dearest.

Could you benefit from Wheels to Work?

26 Oct 2017
People who are wanting to start a new job but don’t have the transport to get there could be on the road to a brighter future with the help of Northumberland County Council’s Wheels to Work scheme.

A successful start for the Firefighters Plus project

25 Oct 2017
Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) are proud to announce their partnership in the Firefighters Plus project, an EU co-financed project helping firefighters use their position as role models to promote social inclusion within their community.

Clean sweep for 12 Streets

25 Oct 2017
Police and partners in Blyth are helping to clean up the 12 Streets by tackling crime, disorder and even rubbish.

Make sure you Stay Well This Winter

25 Oct 2017
Northumberland County Council, alongside NHS England, Public Health England and the Department for Health are encouraging residents of Northumberland to ward off common winter illnesses and make sure they stay well this winter.

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.