Important Alerts and Reminders

Welcome to our alerts page. Here you will find important information about disruptions to council services. These can include school closures, bin collections, winter gritting, path clearance, and road conditions. These alerts can help you stay safe, and help you plan ahead at this time of year. 

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SCHOOL CLOSURE ALERT: Tweedmouth Middle School - Closed Thursday 13th June

Due to ongoing industrial action by the NEU & NASUWT teaching unions, Tweedmouth Middle School will be closed.

SCHOOL CLOSURE ALERT: Glendale Middle School - Partial Closure Thursday 13th June

Due to teacher industrial action Glendale Community Middle School will be partially closed the school will be open to Year 5 pupils only.

GENERAL ALERT: Missed Garden Waste Collections at Seaton Vale, Ashington

Due to operational issues we have been unable to collect garden waste from the Seaton Vale area of Ashington. Residents are advised to present their garden waste bins for collection from 6.45am on Thursday the 13th of June. Apologies for any inconvenience.

GENERAL ALERT: Overnight Works at Newsham Level Crossing (Mon 17 June 2024)

We will be partially dismantling the level crossing barriers at South Newsham level crossing from 9pm on Monday 17 June to 2am on Tuesday 18 June,

The level crossing will be temporarily closed for vehicles and pedestrians for a period up to 15 minutes during the works.

There will no more than one closure per hour, and they will only be undertaken where necessary to ensure the works are completed safely.

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GENERAL ALERT: Berwick Old Bridge will be closed 10 June to 1 July ( between 8am and 5pm

Berwick Old Bridge will be closed to pedestrians for three weeks from today (Monday, June 6) between 8am and 5pm to allow for safe scaffolding removal on phase 2 of the works. This closure is expected to be seven days a week. While public safety is paramount,, we apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.

GENERAL ALERT: Track Works & Crossing Closure at Bedlington South - Now Reduced

Network Rail will be carrying out track levelling work using a machine called a tamper. These works are currently anticipated to take place over a section of track from just north of Bedlington South Level Crossing to just south of the River Blyth as shown by the red line on the below map, from 9.30pm Thursday 13 June to 6am Friday 14 June. These works will take place overnight, however the works will form part of moving work site so will not be by your homes for the full duration of the works.

Unfortunately, this type of work can be noisy and we will limit noise wherever feasible, including by turning equipment off when not in use and using battery operated machinery. However, some disruption will be unavoidable.


During this period, Bedlington South Level Crossing is scheduled to be closed. A diversionary route, which has been agreed with the council, will be in place for your convenience. A free shuttle bus will be provided for pedestrians.


The X21 and 2 bus services will also be using a diversion route during the closure.


X21 - buses will be diverted via Palace Road, A1147, B1331 and Melrose & Jubilee Terrace and won't miss any stops.
2 - buses will be diverted from the Spine Road and run a loop via Stead Lane and Station Road with stops on St Johns Road & Palace Road in Bedlington not served during the closure.

We will also be using these road closures to complete some essential site preparation and access works along Station Road to avoid additional disruption at a later date.


We understand that working near your property and working overnight is far from ideal and we are sorry in advance for any disruption these essential works may cause. Our teams have been briefed and will be mindful when carrying out this work, making sure all the relevant mitigations are in place to avoid excess noise. We will also continue to keep you updated with any work taking place near to your homes.

For any queries about this track work and associated road closures please call the Network Rail National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41, which is available 24/7.

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CIVIL MARRIAGE PREMISES APPLICATION: Alnwick Register Office, 27 Fenkle Street, Alnwick

A Civil Marriage Premises Application Renewal

Fenkle Street Register Office, 27 Fenkle Street, Alnwick - The Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) Regulations 2005.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Mrs Claire McLaughlin has applied for Alnwick Register Office, 27 Fenkle Street, Alnwick, to be approved for the solemnisation of civil marriages and the formation of civil partnerships in accordance with the Marriage Act 1949 (as amended) and the Civil Partnerships Act 20024.

A copy of the application and the plan accompanying it may be inspected at County Hall, Morpeth from Monday to Thursday between 8.30 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. and Fridays between 8.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m.

Any person may give notice in writing of an objection to the grant of approval, with reasons for the objection, within 21 days from the date of publication. Any such objection should be sent or delivered to the Proper Officer for Registration (Ref A.Thorns) at the address given below:-

Karen Lounton
Proper Officer for Registration
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Dated 3rd June 2024

GENERAL ALERT: Street Lighting - B1334 North Seaton Roundabout to Sandy Bay Caravan Park

We are aware of an issue with the lighting at this location.

The lighting is not working due to a problem with the underground electricity supply.

Northern Powergrid are aware of the issue and their target for rectification of this problem is 24/06/2024.

ROAD ALERT: Overnight Works in Seaton Delaval (3rd to 22nd June 2024)

In order to install the new entrance junction, traffic signals and utility connections for the Seaton Delaval Station, we will be undertaking overnight works on a section of the A192.


To allow this work to be undertaken safely, overnight full road closures will need to be in place from Monday 3rd June 2024 until Saturday 22 June 2024 between the hours of 11:50 pm to 6:00 am on the A192, Astley Road between The Hastings Arms and the roundabout outside of Delaval Court. Prior to the full road closure, temporary traffic lights will be in place between the hours of 8:00 pm and 11:50 pm.


Please note that these works were due to start on Monday 27th May and have been delayed by a week due to other works in the local area.


There will be access for pedestrians at all times and special arrangements are in place for the bus services along Astley Road to remain on their usual route.

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GENERAL ALERT: Overnight Works in Seaton Delaval (27th May to 22nd June 2024)

In order to install the new entrance junction, traffic signals and utility connections for the Seaton Delaval Station, we will be undertaking overnight works on a section of the A192.


To allow this work to be undertaken safely, overnight full road closures will need to be in place from Monday 27 May 2024 until Saturday 22 June 2024 between the hours of 11:50 pm to 6:00 am on the A192, Astley Road between The Hastings Arms and the roundabout outside of Delaval Court. Prior to the full road closure, temporary traffic lights will be in place between the hours of 8:00 pm and 11:50 pm.


There will be access for pedestrians at all times and special arrangements are in place for the bus services along Astley Road to remain on their usual route.

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Planned Road Closures

View our planned roadworks using the interactive map here