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

Missed Garden Waste collections

Effective: 17 May 2022 to 18 May 2022

Due to operational problems we have been unable to complete some garden waste collections in parts of Ovingham and Wylam. Northumberland County Council would like to apologise to all households affected, and ask that they leave their bins out or present them for collection from 7am on Wednesday the 18th of May.

Library Alert : Morpeth Library will be Closed Tuesday 17th of May

Effective: 17 May 2022

Unfortunately, Morpeth Library will be closed Tuesday the 17th of May due to access issues. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Items can be renewed online.

More about Library Alert : Morpeth Library will be Closed Tuesday 17th of May available here

Consultation about school structures in the Coquet partnership

Effective: 11 May 2022 to 29 Jun 2022

Northumberland County Council has committed £25.5m towards the replacement and refurbishment of school buildings in the Coquet Partnership. However, before carrying out this work to schools, the Council needs to know that it is investing in a school structure that will deliver consistently good outcomes for all children and young people, and that it is sustainable for the current and future generations to come.

Over the last few months, Council officers have been talking to Headteachers and school Chairs of Governors to gain their views on the current educational structure in Coquet. While there were some varying responses, the school leaders all agreed that it is now the right time for the views of everyone with an interest in education in Coquet to be captured. The schools have therefore asked the Council to carry out a wider consultation with parents, staff, governors, pupils and the wider public.

Further information and the consultation document/questionnaire are available by following the link below:

More about Consultation about school structures in the Coquet partnership available here