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Northumberland County Council News Archive
Survey to assess housing needs
Thousands of residents across Northumberland are being asked to take part in a survey to help the council find out what housing is needed in the county in the coming years.
Norovirus- Reducing the Impact
A series of roadshows took place during December aimed at raising public awareness to keep Northumberland residents and in particular our elderly and vulnerable people stay healthy by reducing the spread of germs and bugs.
Central point of access for advice and information about the NHS
North Northumberland residents seeking informal advice about NHS services are being reminded of a free local support service
Fire at Elgin Close in Bedlington Station
NFRS were called to a report of a house fire at Elgin Close in Bedlington Station by North East Ambulance Service at 17.32 hours on Christmas Day.
‘Truth about Youth’ Northumberland success
Young people from Northumberland attended the second annual ‘Positive Social Behaviour Order’ awards last week as groups or individual finalists in four of the five categories.
Richard W Hardwick presents his new book, Andalucía
Local author, Richard Hardwick, will be reading from his latest book ‘Andalucía’, at Seaton Sluice library next month.
Don’t let your real tree go to waste this Christmas
Real Christmas trees can be recycled into good quality compost, soil conditioner or chippings for the garden – so don’t let yours go to waste this year!
Think Pharmacy First this Christmas
When it comes to getting quick convenient medical advice remember the local community pharmacy is usually right on the doorstep! Families are being reminded of the benefits of the local pharmacy for over the counter medicine, advice and support for a range of conditions which don’t persist such as coughs, colds, sore throats, headaches, heartburn or indigestion, stomach upsets and eczema.
Strengthening support in Northumberland
VoiCes Northumberland working on behalf of Northumberland County Council adult services are asking voluntary community services (VCS) to help strengthen support for older people in their communities by putting forward proposals for funding
The U goes from strength to strength!
It’s been quite a rollercoaster ride since The U launched in Northumberland, earlier this summer. Ten volunteer Hosts and 150 trained guests later, The U is generating momentum and having a real impact in Northumberland.
Northumberland resident receives honour for carer services
Northumberland County Council held a special reception on Tuesday 20 December to celebrate the award of an MBE Honour to Stan Cooke, resident of Ponteland for his considerable contribution to services for carers and people with learning disabilities in Northumberland.
Electrics mean prizes for John
John Wood from Alnwick is receiving an early Christmas present this year – a cheque for £200 – and all because he took an old electric shooting star light to be recycled.
Blyth’s historic core under improvement
A transformation programme is starting to have an impact on Blyth’s Central Conservation Area.
Christmas bin collections in Northumberland
Northumberland County Council has published the changes to bin collections due to the bank holidays at Christmas and New Year.
National changes to Blue Badge Scheme
Northumberland County Council is to take over the administration of the Blue Badge (Disabled Persons’ Parking) scheme, previously managed by the Primary Care Trust, in line with national modernisations of the scheme. The new scheme takes effect from 1 January 2012 and will make it easier for eligible customers to access the service.
35 New Foster Carers needed for Northumberland Children and Young People
Following the Fostering Network’s announcement that at least 8,750 new foster families need to be found across the UK in the next 12 months to avoid a crisis in foster care in 2012, Northumberland County Council announces that the service is looking for at least 35 new foster carers in 2012.
Northumberland youth elections
Votes were cast by 3,000 young people in 11 schools across the county last week in elections to appoint Youth Parliament representatives as well as new members of the Northumberland Youth Cabinet.
Executive agrees housing management changes
Northumberland County Council is introducing changes to the governance of arms length housing management organisation Homes for Northumberland, after concerns were raised about its performance.
Council's community pay day
Northumberland County Council has handed out tens of thousands of pounds in grant funding to help support and assist a wide selection of community projects in Northumberland.
Go ahead for civil parking enforcement plan
Northumberland County Council is to take over the enforcement of on-street parking regulations from the Police from April 2012.
Visitor numbers rise in North Northumberland
The number of people visiting tourist information centres in North Northumberland has increased this year, despite the national economic downturn.
Sport and play projects off the blocks in the west
A number of outdoor sport and play projects have come to fruition in west Northumberland with the support of funding obtained by Northumberland County Council through section 106 contributions from Housing Developers.
Have your say on planning scoping report
Northumberland County Council is inviting comments on a scoping report that will help to develop the Northumberland Core Strategy – a principal planning document for the county.
Tourism in Northumberland - review underway
A review is currently underway to see how the management and marketing of Northumberland’s multi million pound tourism industry can best be delivered in the future.
Students fired-up for apprentice-style competition
Schools across the county took part in an ‘Apprentice-style’ competition run by The Alnwick Garden earlier this month.
Watch out for computer fraudsters
Northumberland Trading Standards are again warning residents to stay on their guard against fraudsters who claim they have identified a fault with their computer.
Morpeth northern by-pass gets Government go ahead
Northumberland County Council today welcomes the news that the Department for Transport is to provide £21m of funding towards the building of the new South East Northumberland Strategic Link Road.
New route to landlord accreditation
Northumberland County Council is expanding the ways that private sector landlords can become accredited – helping to promote high standards across private rented housing.
Claims processing gets quicker
The average time taken to process housing benefit claims in Northumberland has speeded up following local government reorganisation.
Morpeth Library Christmas Celebration
Morpeth Library will be hosting a special event to celebrate Christmas.
Young urban artists go head to head
Young Northumberland urban artists showed off their work as they went head to head in a competition final.
Green heating systems sourced for Longframlington
The residents of 15 homes in Longframlington in Northumberland will soon have new, environmentally friendly, heating systems thanks to a £96,000 grant awarded to Northumberland County Council.
Social Care and Health Information Points
Five new social care and health information points are now open for business in Morpeth, Berwick, Haltwhistle and Amble libraries and Cramlington Yourlink customer service centre.
Drive Safely This Winter
c Road safety officials from Northumberland are supporting the launch of an awareness-raising campaign to promote safe winter driving through out the region.
Northumberland News out now
The Christmas/winter edition is available now
Free parking in Morpeth for Christmas shoppers
Visitors to Morpeth will be able to park for free in council car parks in the week before Christmas, Northumberland County Council announced today.
Free parking for Christmas shoppers
Shoppers who visit Berwick, Alnwick and Hexham will be able to park for free in council car parks the week before Christmas, Northumberland County Council announced today.
Festive opening for Ropery Court
Alnwick’s newest affordable housing scheme has been officially opened this week with a festive Christmas light switch on.
Mobile Library Saturday Roadshow
Northumberland County Council’s mobile library van will be touring parts of the district this month so that residents can find out more about the facility and give their views on proposed changes to the service.
Northumberland County Council supports Christmas appeal
Northumberland Women’s Refuge is being supported by Northumberland County Council once again in an appeal for donations to help children who will be spending Christmas there this year.
Astley students are LOVEing nature
Students from Astley Community High School have marked National Tree Week by planting two new trees in their local park, and putting up bird boxes that they have made to encourage more wildlife in the area.
Knitted Christmas tree is talk of town
A seven foot Christmas tree that is standing proudly in Cramlington Library has become quite a talking point as it has been KNITTED from top to bottom by a group of local ladies.
Post a letter to Santa in Northumberland
Bring a smile to your children, family members and friends with a letter from Santa this Christmas.
Former Olympic gymnast visits Ashington school
Former Olympic gymnast and Commonwealth Games gold medal holder, Craig Heap was in Northumberland today , Monday 5 December to promote the London 2012 Olympic ‘Get Set’ scheme and network for schools
Short break service offers ‘Outstanding’ care for young people
A Northumberland County Council service offering short breaks to young people has been praised by Ofsted inspectors.
Blyth goes for growth following enterprise zone announcement
News that the Government will now consider extending the North Eastern Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Enterprise Zone to the Port of Blyth has been welcomed by Northumberland County Council.
Win a Kindle
The county’s mobile library service is on a journey and local people are being asked to give us their views on its future direction. By taking part in our consultation survey you will be offered the chance to submit either a poem or short story (of no more than 400 words) about a journey of your own to win a Kindle.
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