Important Alerts and Reminders

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

Road Alert : A68 road closure tonight (Wed, Oct 16)

Effective: 16 Oct 2019 to 17 Oct 2019

Due to a lorry coming off the road at Carter Bar on the A68, the road will be closed from 10.30pm tonight (Oct 16) for approximately four hours for the wagon to be recovered.
Diversions are in place from the Stagshaw Roundabout although local access will still be possible.

Customer handy tills planned downtime 21-23 Oct

Effective: 16 Oct 2019 to 23 Oct 2019

Our payment processing system, Capita Pay360, will be updated in customer information centres from Monday 21 October. Unfortunately this means payments cannot be accepted at our customer information centres during the planned downtime of 21 - 23 October.

Online payments and automated telephone payments will still be available during this time. Any council bill that contains a barcode can be paid for at any Post Office or PayPoint in the UK.

We apologise for this disruption.

Street Lighting - Rothbury Avenue, Blyth.

Effective: 16 Oct 2019 to 25 Oct 2019

We are aware of an issue affecting street lighting in Rothbury Avenue, Blyth. This is due to a fault on an underground cable. We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

Library Alert : South Beach Library will be closed on Fri 18 Oct

Effective: 15 Oct 2019 to 18 Oct 2019

South Beach library will be closed on Friday 18 October. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Items can be renewed online.

More about Library Alert : South Beach Library will be closed on Fri 18 Oct available here

Library Alert : Bedlington Station Library will be closed on Sat 19 Oct

Effective: 14 Oct 2019 to 19 Oct 2019

Bedlington Station library will be closed on Saturday 19 October. 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 19 Oct available here

Council Tax reduction scam

Effective: 4 Oct 2019 to 18 Oct 2019

Residents are being warned of a Council Tax reduction scam. The email, purporting to be from the government (GOV.UK) states the customer has qualified for a refund. This is a scam and should be ignored.
Council Tax is dealt with by Local Authorities so no refund would ever come from the UK Government.

School Admissions - Online Portal Middle, High and Secondary

Effective: 11 Sep 2019 to 31 Oct 2019

The Online Portal for Admissions to Middle, High and Secondary Schools will open from 12 September 2019 until 31 October 2019 for parents of children transferring from First to Middle (current Year 4) – Middle to High (current Year 8) and Primary to Secondary (current Year 6). All parents need to register before logging into the online system. Further information is available by following the link below:

More about School Admissions - Online Portal Middle, High and Secondary available here

School Closures

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Planned Road Closures

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