Important Alerts and Reminders

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

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

School Transport Alert : Route 0113 into Haydon Bridge High running late

Effective: 12 Dec 2019

Route 0113 operated by Wright Bros from Allenheads to Haydon Bridge High School is running approx 20 minutes late.

Route should run as normal this afternoon.

Winter Alert : Planned Winter Services Actions from 14:30 on Wednesday 11 December 2019

Effective: 11 Dec 2019 to 12 Dec 2019

Planned Winter Services Actions from 14:30 on Wednesday 11 December 2019
Based on the most recent weather forecast we plan to carry out precautionary gritting on ALL routes from 14.30 on Wednesday 11 December 2019 and again on ALL routes from 04:00 on Thursday 12 December 2019.
Short term forecast :-
Some sunshine at first this afternoon but cloud will build from the west bringing showers, some of which could be heavy. Breezy
Mainly dry with some clear spells through much of tonight, though there will be just the odd shower in places, any such shower tuning wintry over the hills. Staying breezy and feeling chilly.
Largely dry and bright at first tomorrow. Into the afternoon, rain and hill snow will move in from the southwest. As the afternoon unfolds, any snow will become increasingly confined to the highest peaks.
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 14:30 on Wednesday 11 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

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.

For more information please contact the programme officer through the local plan portal at the link below.

More about Local plan hearings - CANCELLED - this week available here

Library Alert : Lynemouth Library will be closed on Thurs 12 Dec

Effective: 5 Dec 2019 to 12 Dec 2019

Lynemouth Library will be closed on Thursday 12 December. Due to the building being used as a Polling Station. It will be open instead on Wednesday 11 December from 2:30pm to 4:45pm. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Items can be renewed online.

More about Library Alert : Lynemouth Library will be closed on Thurs 12 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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