School closures, weather alerts and distruptions to council services are listed below
Ashington Market cancelled due to high winds on Dec 10th
Effective: 9 Dec 2019 to 10 Dec 2019
Tuesday's Ashington Market on December 10 has been cancelled due to predicted very strong winds. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Local plan hearings - CANCELLED - this week
Effective: 9 Dec 2019 to 12 Dec 2019
Northumberland Local Plan hearings scheduled for 10 and 12 December have had to be cancelled at short notice, and will be rearranged in the New Year. This is due to circumstances outside the planning inspector's control. More about Local plan hearings - CANCELLED - this week available here
For more information please contact the programme officer through the local plan portal at the link below.
Winter Alert : Planned Winter Services Actions from 16:00 on Monday 9 December 2019
Effective: 9 Dec 2019 to 10 Dec 2019
Based on the most recent weather forecast we plan to carry out precautionary gritting on ALL routes from 16:00 on Monday 9 December 2019.More about Winter Alert : Planned Winter Services Actions from 16:00 on Monday 9 December 2019 available here
A dry and mostly sunny afternoon. Any isolated showers will tend to stay offshore, but may reach coasts occasionally. Windy along the coasts.
Cloud will gradually build in through the late evening and overnight. In the early hours, especially towards dawn, bands of rain will begin to move in from the west. Breezy.
Staying cloudy and wet through the day tomorrow with widespread and persistent rain. In the afternoon rain may be heavy at times. Becoming very windy later, with strong gusts in higher ground.
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.
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