Important Alerts and Reminders

School closures, weather alerts and distruptions to council services are listed below

Winter Alert : Planned winter services actions from 3.30pm on Friday 13th December 2019

Effective: 13 Dec 2019 to 14 Dec 2019

Based on the most recent weather forecast we plan to carry out precautionary gritting on the following routes from 15:30hrs on Friday 13th December 2019 Allendale; Alnwick 1; Alnwick 2; Alnwick 3; Alnwick 4; Bearl 1; Bearl 2; Bearl 3; Bearl 4; Bearl 5; Bearl 6; Bellingham 1; Bellingham 2; Berwick 1; Berwick 2; Haltwhistle 1; Haltwhistle 2; Morpeth 1; Morpeth 2; Morpeth 3; Otterburn 1; Otterburn 2 and Rothbury and then all routes at 05.00hrs on Saturday 14th December 2019.
Sunny spells this afternoon but a few showers too. It will be a chilly afternoon with a moderate westerly wind.
Showers at times tonight, especially in the west. These will turn wintry on the higher ground with snow in places. Chilly and quite windy.
Becoming very windy tomorrow with blustery showers crossing the area from the west through the day. The showers will be wintry on the hills. Rain and hill snow on Saturday night
In continuing cold weather conditions, when widespread ice is forecast, and as resources become available, we will progressively start gritting:
• main footpaths and car parks in town centres
• busy urban shopping areas
• important pedestrian links
• footpaths next to large schools
Drivers are advised to be aware of road conditions and to drive with due care and attention, particularly on untreated roads. Please only make a journey if it is absolutely necessary. For further advice on driving in severe weather please see our website winter driving advice
Some links you might find useful:
Met Office Homepage for site-specific, detailed forecasts www.metoffice.gov.uk
Met Office news releases https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/2018
Met Office news blog https://blog.metoffice.gov.uk/
Met Office social media links https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/social-media
Met Office Weather Observation Website (WoW) http://wow.metoffice.gov.uk/
Get Ready For Winter pages https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/barometer/advice

Any problem areas should be reported to our Customer Services Centre on 0345 600 6400 or you can report via www.northumberland.gov.uk/winter which will then be logged directly on our Severe Weather system and appropriate action will be taken. Please click on the link below to view all of our gritting routes/zones in detail or visit our main website for more detailed winter services advice.

More about Winter Alert : Planned winter services actions from 3.30pm on Friday 13th December 2019 available here

Library Alert : Kielder Library will be closed today

Effective: 13 Dec 2019

Kielder Library will be closed today (Fri 13 Dec). We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Items can be renewed online.

More about Library Alert : Kielder Library will be closed today available here

Library Alert : Bellingham Library will be opening later today at 11am

Effective: 13 Dec 2019

Bellingham Library will be opening later today (Fri 13 Dec) at 11am. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

More about Library Alert : Bellingham Library will be opening later today at 11am available here

Member of Parliament Elected : Election Result - Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency

Effective: 13 Dec 2019 to 20 Dec 2019

Northumberland Election Result - Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency

Tom Hancock - LIB DEM 7,656
Thomas Leslie Stewart - GREEN 1,394
Anne-Marie Belinda Trevelyan - CON 23,947
Trish Williams - LAB 9,112

Anne-Marie Belinda Trevelyan elected MP - Turnout 71%

Member of Parliament Elected : Election Result - Hexham Constituency

Effective: 13 Dec 2019 to 20 Dec 2019

Northumberland Election Result - Hexham Constituency

Penny Grennan - LAB 14,603
Stephen Howse - LIB DEM 4,672
Nick Morphet - GREEN 1,723
Guy Thomas Opperman - CON 25,152

Guy Thomas Opperman elected MP - Turnout 75%

Member of Parliament Elected : Election Result - Wansbeck constituency

Effective: 13 Dec 2019 to 20 Dec 2019

Northumberland Election Results - Wansbeck constituency

Michael Flynn - CPA 178
Jack Alexader Gebhard - CON 16,310
Ian Lavery - LAB 17,124
Steve Leyland - GREEN 1,217
Stephen Anthony Psallidas - LIB DEM 2,539
Eden Webley - BREXIT 3,141

Ian Lavery elected MP

Member of Parliament Elected : Election Results - Blyth Valley Parliamentary Constituency

Effective: 12 Dec 2019 to 19 Dec 2019

Election Results - Blyth Valley Parliamentary Constituency

Thom Chapman - LIB DEM 2,151
Susan Elizabeth Dungworth - LAB/CO-OP 16,728
Dawn Furness - GREEN 1,146
Ian Levy - CON 17,440
Mark Peart - BREXIT 3,394

Ian Levy elected MP

Winter Alert : Planned Winter Services Actions from 18:00hrs on Thursday 12th December 2019

Effective: 12 Dec 2019 to 13 Dec 2019

Based on the most recent weather forecast we plan to carry out precautionary gritting on the following routes from 18:00hrs on Thursday 12th December 2019: Allendale; Alnwick 4; Bearl 4; Haltwhistle 1; Otterburn 1; Otterburn 2 and Rothbury and then on the following routes at 04:30hrs on Friday 13th December 2019: Allendale; Bearl 4; Haltwhistle 1; Otterburn 1 and Otterburn 2.
Rather cold and wet this afternoon with showery rain in places. Over the higher hills this could fall as sleet or even wet snow for a time.
This evening and tonight, it will remain largely cloudy with showery areas of rain drifting across the region. Over the hills, there is the continued chance of some sleet or wet snow.
Tomorrow will bring a few bright or sunny spells along with areas of cloud, which may bring a few showers, especially in the morning. A moderate westerly wind.
In continuing cold weather conditions, when widespread ice is forecast, and as resources become available, we will progressively start gritting:
•main footpaths and car parks in town centres
•busy urban shopping areas
•important pedestrian links
•footpaths next to large schools
Drivers are advised to be aware of road conditions and to drive with due care and attention, particularly on untreated roads. Please only make a journey if it is absolutely necessary. For further advice on driving in severe weather please see our website winter driving advice
Some links you might find useful:
Met Office Homepage for site-specific, detailed forecasts www.metoffice.gov.uk
Met Office news releases https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/2018
Met Office news blog https://blog.metoffice.gov.uk/
Met Office social media links https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/social-media
Met Office Weather Observation Website (WoW) http://wow.metoffice.gov.uk/
Get Ready For Winter pages https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/barometer/advice

Any problem areas should be reported to our Customer Services Centre on 0345 600 6400 or you can report via www.northumberland.gov.uk/winter which will then be logged directly on our Severe Weather system and appropriate action will be taken. Please click on the link below to view all of our gritting routes/zones in detail or visit our main website for more detailed winter services advice.

More about Winter Alert : Planned Winter Services Actions from 18:00hrs on Thursday 12th December 2019 available here

Library Alert : Bedlington Station Library will be closed on Sat 14 Dec

Effective: 9 Dec 2019 to 14 Dec 2019

Bedlington Station library will be closed on Saturday 14 December. We apologise for any inconvenience. Items can be renewed online. The nearest library that is open will be Bedlington Library - 10am - 1pm.

More about Library Alert : Bedlington Station Library will be closed on Sat 14 Dec available here

Informal consultation on options for West Woodburn First School

Effective: 4 Dec 2019 to 15 Jan 2020

Informal consultation on options for West Woodburn First School has opened today. Further information can be found by following the link.

More about Informal consultation on options for West Woodburn First School available here

Street Lighting - Astley Road, Seaton Delaval

Effective: 28 Nov 2019 to 13 Dec 2019

We are aware of an issue affecting street lighting in Astley Road, Seaton Delaval. This is due to an issue on a Northern Powergrid cable.

The anticipated start date for repairs to commence is W/C 09.12.2019.

We appreciate your patience at this time and apologise for any inconvenience.

Online Portal Open - First and Primary School Admissions

Effective: 1 Nov 2019 to 15 Jan 2020

The Online Portal for Admissions to First and Primary Schools is now Open for children starting school in September 2020 (dob: 1.9.2015-31.08.2016). You must complete an application for a place in a Reception class even if your child attends the school nursery or pre-school setting. Further information can be found on the School Admissions page by following the link below.

More about Online Portal Open - First and Primary School Admissions available here

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