Storm Support

Information and support for those affected by Storms.

Storms Dudley and Eunice

Last updated on 17 Feb 22

Following Storm Dudley and ahead of Storm Eunice, we are asking people to think about their plans when visiting areas of Northumberland.

Residents and visitors’ safety is extremely important, and we are asking that you consider the following before you make plans:
  • Is it safe to travel?
  • Have you checked local websites for updated information as to whether the area you plan to visit is open and safe to do so?
  • Do you intend to visit hills, water or woodland – all areas which could become extremely dangerous during a storm?
Northumberland is very much open but some of the county’s wooded areas are still affected by previous storm damage so please ensure every care is taken before making a visit.

For the latest storm updates and service interruptions, please follow our Northumberland Alerts online here, or on our dedicated Twitter and Facebook social media channels.

Useful numbers

  • Call 105 - report a power outage to Northern Powergrid
  • Call 01670 620015 - request hep with food or other essential supplies from Northumberland Communities Together
  • Call 01670 536400 - report concerns about vulnerable residents or safeguarding issues to OneCall
  • Call 0345 600 6400 - contact Northumberland County Council  
  • Call 0345 717 1100 - report issues with water supply or sewerage to Northumbria Water
  • Call 999 If you are experiencing an emergency

A leaflet for residents containing support information.

Storm Support flayer- click here to access the PDF

Ridley Park, Blyth - Street Lighting

Effective: 24 Nov 2022 to 31 Dec 2022

We are aware of a number of street lights in Ridley Park being inoperative. This is due to an underground electricity supply failure.

Northern Powergrid are aware of this fault and will be carrying out repairs as soon as they can.

Street Lighting - Grebe Close & Osprey Drive, Blyth

Effective: 24 Nov 2022 to 31 Dec 2022

We are aware of a major street lighting outage in this area. The issue is not a fault with the lights themselves, but is caused by an underground fault on Northern Powergrid's electricity supply cables.

Northern Powergrid are aware of this fault and are working to rectify it, however, they cannot provide a date for when this fault will be repaired.

Phase 2 Consultation about Education in the Berwick Partnership

Effective: 1 Nov 2022 to 3 Mar 2023

The Council, on behalf of the schools and academies in Berwick Partnership, has begun Phase 2 Consultation on proposed models of organisation for schools, beginning on 31 October 2022 and ending on 3 March 2023.

Whether you are a pupil or parent/carer of a pupil in a school in the Berwick Partnership, a governor, member of staff, member of the community or you just have an interest in schools in the area, this is your opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas about what you believe would be the best school structure to secure viable and sustainable schools in the Berwick area, now and for decades to come. While this consultation is not a referendum, all responses submitted will be carefully considered by the Council's Cabinet before any decisions are made concerning the next steps. Further information can be found by following the link below.

More about Phase 2 Consultation about Education in the Berwick Partnership available here

Friday 21 October: Proposal to extend the duration of a PSPO for the control of dogs

Effective: 21 Oct 2022 to 9 Dec 2022

Northumberland County Council proposes an extension to the duration of a Public Spaces Protection Order for the control of dogs.

The Council now considers that the period for which the PSPO has effect should now be extended because it is satisfied on reasonable grounds that doing so is necessary to prevent the occurrence or recurrence after that time of the activities identified in the PSPO.

Before extending the PSPO, the Council must carry out the necessary consultation in accordance with the provisions of section 72(3) of the 2014 Act and this Notice is given as part of that consultation procedure.

To learn more, please read the notice of consultation at

More about Friday 21 October: Proposal to extend the duration of a PSPO for the control of dogs available here