Change text size
Benefits & Council Tax
Births, Deaths & Marriages
Children Schools & Families
Health & Social Care
Jobs & Careers
Parking, Roads & Transport
Planning & Buildings
Waste & Recycling
What to do in Northumberland
Northumberland County Council News Archive
At North Hirst, residents’ ideas came first
Residents’ representatives, project managers and contractors who have been involved in an improvement programme in East Ashington have been celebrating the completion of work.
Landlords can cash in for quality
In a new drive to get more private landlords in Northumberland to have their properties accredited, the county council is offering incentives to achieve key requirements that are part of a quality scheme.
Star authors visit county for children’s book festival
Hundreds of Northumberland children will have the chance to meet their favourite authors over the next two weeks, as the 28th Northern Children’s Book Festival gets underway.
Armistice Day to be marked in Morpeth
An invite has been extended to members of the public to join staff, councillors and ex servicemen for a Remembrance Service at County Hall in Morpeth on Friday November 11th.
Open day to showcase new look Wooler library
A family open day will be held at Wooler Library on Saturday November 12 to showcase the new facility and all it has to offer, following its move to The Cheviot Centre in the centre of the town.
People who’ve never used the internet urged to Get Online!
A partnership between Northumberland County Council and community organisation, Northumberland Community Development Network (NCDN), is publishing a calendar of free events to help people who have not yet used the internet.
Council leads drive to bring high-speed broadband to Northumberland
Northumberland County Council is launching its campaign to bring superfast Broadband to every home and business in Northumberland.
Morpeth road works planned for new year
Northumberland County Council will begin a programme of utility works in Morpeth town centre in the new year.
The national 11 million Takeover Day event will take place on 11 November 2011. The aim of the event is to give all children and young people the chance to work alongside adults for the day and be involved in decision-making.
Suspended prison sentence for Blyth benefit cheat
Robert Wood Smith,57, of Benridge Park, Blyth has been given a suspended prison sentence for fraudulently claiming benefits he was not entitled to.
Our children need you
Northumberland County Council is appealing for people to fill vacancies for school crossing patrol posts at schools across the county.
Free First Aid sessions – The U Northumberland opens its doors
Have you ever wondered what people had the potential to learn in 90 minutes? The U Northumberland, a new venture from the Young Foundation, can give you the answer. In one of The U’s 90 minute sessions citizens can learn to save a life, diffuse conflict or even save some money and energy. And attending the sessions is free!
Seasonal beach dog bans a success
Northumberland County Council introduced seasonal dog exclusion areas at two beaches in 2011, following an extensive consultation in which more than 3,000 people made their views known.
Essential maintenance work to start on A192 and A189 Spine Road bridge parapets
Work will start on Monday 24 October 2011 for up to six months to replace and repair a number of bridge parapets along the Spine Road.
County's brides and grooms flock to Morpeth wedding fayre
Would be brides and grooms from across Northumberland flocked to Morpeth Town Hall’s first ever wedding fayre.
Council extends its telephone opening hours
Northumberland County Council has extended the opening hours of its customer contact centre to make it easier and more convenient for local people to do business with the council.
Northumberland signs markets real deal charter
Markets in Northumberland are the ‘real deal’ – and that’s official!
Council tackles school gate parking
Northumberland County Council is taking action to tackle the problem of parents parking outside schools.
Wooler Library to move to Cheviot Centre
Wooler Library is to move from 55 High Street in Wooler into the town’s Cheviot Centre on November 1 in a move designed to make services more accessible to the public.
Important planning meeting postponed
The meeting of Northumberland’s west area planning committee set to consider redevelopment plans for Prudhoe town centre has been postponed.
Local crime writer Graham Pears to visit Hexham Library
Graham Pears, a former Chief Superintendent with Northumbria Police, turned author will be reading from his crime fiction novels at Hexham Library on Wednesday 9th November.
Beach protection plan is a success
Works to protect and improve part of the Northumberland coastline have been completed successfully.
Posting by Unison Unison intend to ballot all their members on industrial action against the attack on employees’ pensions. Employees are invited along to a pensions road show to tell you why they are balloting for industrial action and what you and your colleagues can do about it. It's important you know the facts as the media has been very misleading and often presented your pension as 'Gold Plated'
Medieval Tile Making at Morpeth Library
This October Morpeth Library will be hosting a half-term craft event with a difference when local historian Barry Mead will lead a tile making workshop.
Kate Tym: Invisible Woman at Morpeth Library
Morpeth raised Hastings-based poet Kate Tym will be returning to her roots to launch her latest poetry collection - Invisible Woman.
Winners unveiled at North East England Tourism Awards
The region’s best tourism businesses were honoured at the North East England Tourism Awards 2011, which took place at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland (6th October) officially recognising the cream of the industries talent.
Employee health checks
By popular demand, the healthy living team are conducting health checks for employees on Friday 14 October in the Chairman’s dining room from 9am to 4pm. This is a drop in session but a booking system may be held on the day to avoid staff have to wait long periods of time.
Belford book point push
Residents living in and around Belford are being encouraged to use their Community Book Point which was set up as part of a project to put libraries at the heart of the community.
New services at Amble Library
A new hub for council services will be available at Amble Library from Monday 17 October.
October craft fair in Morpeth Library
Those wishing to beat the Christmas rush can pick up original hand-made gifts at Morpeth Library’s October Craft Fair.
The Green Butler Co – The new option for your weekly shopping
The Green Butler Co is a new business planning to deliver good locally produced and sourced food and drink products to the workplace - at supermarket comparable prices.
Young people takeover Northumberland next month
A national event to give young people the chance to work alongside adults for the day is being backed by Northumberland County Council.
Keep warm keep well
Members of the public living in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland are being urged to look after themselves and stay well during the winter. There are a number of ways you can take care of yourself and others including elderly relatives and neighbours to prevent you falling ill this winter.
Local resident gets vaccinated against seasonal flu
Northumberland resident is urging people to get vaccinated against seasonal flu to protect themselves and their families from the illness. Julia Young, who lives near Morpeth, Northumberland, has been vaccinated against flu as she falls into the group of people most likely to be hospitalised because of the illness.
Closure of Burnhouse Road, Wooler
Work to strengthen the bridge on Burnhouse Road, beside Highburn House caravan site in Wooler is to go ahead this winter.
Lynemouth noise pest silenced
A nuisance neighbour in Lynemouth made the lives of her neighbours a misery by playing loud music at night.
New help for those affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence
A new group to help people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence has been set up in North Northumberland.
Budget planning process gets underway
Northumberland County Council has started the formal planning for the next round of budget savings.
Fire service Loch Ness swim success
A team of three firefighters and one emergency planning officer from Northumberland County Council battled the waves and cold to swim Loch Ness and raise £1,500.
Tenants views to be sought on housing management
A report approved by Northumberland County Council’s executive committee today means that consultation will start soon with council housing tenants over who should deal with the day to day management of their homes in the future.
Green light for Hodgsons Road plans
Northumberland County Council’s executive committee has agreed to proposals that will see important improvements for many homes in the Hodgsons Road area of Blyth, alongside work to enhance the local environment.
Fire Service raises funds for two charities
Firefighters from Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service organised a family fun day at their new headquarters and raised almost £4,000 for charity.
Drop in sessions to launch Allendale planning process
Members of the Allendale community are invited to drop in sessions on Thursday October 13, which will mark the launch of the parish’s neighbourhood planning front runner scheme.
Privacy & Cookie Notice