Important Alerts and Reminders

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Winter Alert : Planned winter services actions from 4pm on Tuesday 25th February 2020

Effective: 25 Feb 2020 to 26 Feb 2020

Based on the most recent weather forecast we plan to carry out gritting from 4.00pm on Tuesday 25 February 2020 on the following routes: 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, Cowley 1, Cowley 2, Cowley 3, Cowley 4, Cowley 5, Haltwhistle 1, Haltwhistle 2, Morpeth 1, Morpeth 2, Morpeth 3, Otterburn 1, Otterburn 2 and Rothbury and then from 4am on Wednesday 26 February 2020 on the following routes: 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, Cowley 1, Cowley 2, Cowley 3, Cowley 4, Cowley 5, Haltwhistle 1, Haltwhistle 2, Morpeth 1, Morpeth 2, Morpeth 3, Otterburn 1, Otterburn 2 and Rothbury

You can view our map showing all primary gritting routes at: https://bit.ly/nccgritters
Please note that Highways England is responsible for gritting the A1 and A19 - contact them on 0300 1235000 or email info@highwaysengland.co.uk
Short term forecast
This afternoon will be chilly with a mixture of bright spells and some well-scattered showers. One or two of the showers could fall as hail or sleet, with a little snow possible over hills.
Tonight will be rather cold with clear intervals. Any showers will become isolated but the odd one could remain. Moderate westerly winds.
Tomorrow will remain chilly with bright or sunny spells and a few well-scattered sleety showers.
View the latest detailed forecast and weather warnings at https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/
Please report any problem areas to us at https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/winter
You can also call us during office hours on 0345 600 6400 - please be aware that during peak times there may be a queue.
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
Please drive according to the weather conditions and take care on the roads.

Garden waste reminders 2020

Effective: 24 Feb 2020 to 6 Mar 2020

Please be aware that the last batch of garden waste reminder letters should arrive with residents this week w/c 24 February 2020.
The new season collections start w/c 2 March and 9 March (depending on where you live). Don't worry if you have a 2019 sticker on the lid as we will empty your bin on the first collections and give you time to get your 2020 sticker delivered.
Thank you for your patience.

Civil Marriage Premises Application : Lough House Farm, Stannington

Effective: 18 Feb 2020 to 10 Mar 2020

The Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) Regulations 2005

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Mrs. Victoria Dungait has applied for Lough House Farm, Stannington, 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 2004.

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. K. Guy) at the address given below:

K. Lounton,
Proper Officer for Registration,
Northumberland County Council,
County Hall,
Morpeth,
Northumberland,
NE61 2EF.

Dated 18th February 2020

Street Lighting, Cramlington.

Effective: 11 Feb 2020 to 17 Mar 2020

We are aware of an issue with the high mast lighting on Ripley Drive roundabout, Dudley Lane, Cramlington.

Due to a structural issue with this high mast, we are unable to carry out the required repair work within a time frame we would like.

We are in the process of appointing a specialist contractor to carry out this work and expect this to happen within 4 weeks.

We will provide regular updates as this progresses.

Morpeth Chantry and Tourist Information temporary closure 24 -26 Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020 to 26 Feb 2020

Please be advised that Morpeth Chantry and Tourist Information service will be closed to the public for 3 days from Monday 24th until Wednesday 26th February inclusive for the installation of new operating systems and stock taking. The building will reopen on 27th February.


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