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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Bin Collection Alert : West Cramlington Refuse Collection

Effective: 2 Dec 2021 to 3 Dec 2021

Our waste reception facility has had to close temporarily following a power outage caused by storm Arwen. This has caused delays to refuse collections across parts of West Cramlington, Northumberland. Any residents in the streets detailed below, who have not had their refuse bins emptied today are advised to leave their bins out for collection tomorrow (Friday 3rd December) if it is safe do do so. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Streets affected: Melling Road, Minting Place, Mainstone Close, Malden Close, Manningford Close, Herdlaw, Hebron Way, Harwood Close, Harnham Grove, Mirlaw Road, Morwick Close, Melkridge Place, Megstone Avenue, Monkside, Longhirst Drive, Lavendon Close, Lamonby Way, Latton Close and Lodsworth Drive.

Winter Alert : Planned winter services actions from 3.00pm on Thursday 2nd December 2021

Effective: 2 Dec 2021 to 3 Dec 2021

Based on the most recent weather forecast we plan to carry out gritting from 3:00pm on 2nd December 2021 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

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

This afternoon, the coastal regions will have a few showers. Away from the coast will be largely dry and fine, with a mix of patchy clouds and sunny spells. This evening, thickening clouds and spells of rain will move in from the west, falling as snow on their leading edge for a time. Overnight, rain will clear to the east, turning largely dry by dawn. Tomorrow will be largely cloudy to start. Towards noon, areas of thick cloud will clear to leave a dry and bright afternoon with just some patchy cloud around. A gentle westerly breeze.

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 and
footpaths next to large schools

Please drive according to the weather conditions and take care on the roads.

School Closure Alert : Berwick Academy - Closed Friday 3rd December 2021

Effective: 3 Dec 2021 to 4 Dec 2021

Storm Damage - ongoing repairs

School Closure Alert : Haydon Bridge High School - Closed Thursday 2nd December 2021

Effective: 2 Dec 2021 to 3 Dec 2021

School closed due to having no water supply.

School Closure Alert : Tritlington C of E First School - Closed Thursday 2nd December 2021

Effective: 2 Dec 2021 to 3 Dec 2021

School remains without power.

Road Alert : Holy Island Causeway - extra care needed

Effective: 1 Dec 2021 to 6 Dec 2021

Drivers are urged to take extra care when travelling over the Holy Island Causeway. Storm Arwen has caused damage to the road surface through wind and sea action. The council will be looking at what needs to be done but the causeway is open (when tide times allow)

School Closure Alert : Belford First School - Closed Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd December 2021

Effective: 1 Dec 2021 to 4 Dec 2021

Belford Primary School is closed due to storm damage.

School Closure Alert : Kielder Primary School - Closed 1st and 2nd December 2021

Effective: 1 Dec 2021 to 3 Dec 2021

Power not scheduled to be back on until 10 pm today (1st December), at the earliest.

Weather Alert : Removal of some waste charges at HWRCs (tips)

Effective: 30 Nov 2021 to 13 Dec 2021

Due to the increase in waste which has been generated following Storm Arwen, residents visiting our HWRCs (tips) will not be charged for bringing small amounts of DIY waste between Dec 1 2021 and January 2, 2022.

Please present your bagged DIY waste to the attendant as usual.

The van and trailer permit system remains in place. Please remember the HWRC service is not open to traders who should use a skip or private waste disposal site as normal.

Households may also only dispose of up to six cubic yards of DIY waste per household in one year. This rule applies to all types of vehicles and trailers and all types of DIY waste including; rubble, tiles, slates, laminate flooring, garden sheds, bathroom and kitchen fittings, and window frames.

For further information about what you can take to the HWRC and the permit scheme please visit the below web link

More about Weather Alert : Removal of some waste charges at HWRCs (tips) available here

School Closure Alert : Berwick Academy - Closed 1st and 2nd December 2021

Effective: 30 Nov 2021 to 3 Dec 2021

Due to Storm Damage to School Buildings/Fencing

School Closure Alert : Berwick Middle School - Closed until 3rd December 2021

Effective: 30 Nov 2021 to 3 Dec 2021

School closed due to storm damage.

Druridge Bay Country Park, Plessey Woods Country Park & Bolam Lake Country Park Closed

Effective: 29 Nov 2021 to 5 Dec 2021

SAFETY NOTICE

Druridge Bay Country Park, Plessey Woods Country Park & Bolam Lake Country Park Closed until further notice due to storm damage.

Many Trees have fallen in the parks effecting our trails and creating dangoese conditions.

At Druridge Bay Country Park we also have a power cable that has come down, please stay away.

Until our teams are able to clear fallen trees and assess the conditions of vulnerable trees, the Parks will remain shutuntil further notice.

For your own safety we urge visitors to stay away until we reopen.

Thanks you.

More about Druridge Bay Country Park, Plessey Woods Country Park & Bolam Lake Country Park Closed available here

Online Portal for Admissions to First and Primary Schools

Effective: 1 Nov 2021 to 15 Jan 2022

The Online Portal for Admissions to First and Primary Schools is now Open for children starting school in September 2022 (dob: 1.09.2017-31.08.2018). 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 for Admissions to First and Primary Schools available here

School Closures

School Closure Alert : Berwick Academy - Closed Friday 3rd December 2021

Effective: 3 Dec 2021 to 4 Dec 2021

Storm Damage - ongoing repairs

School Closure Alert : Haydon Bridge High School - Closed Thursday 2nd December 2021

Effective: 2 Dec 2021 to 3 Dec 2021

School closed due to having no water supply.

School Closure Alert : Tritlington C of E First School - Closed Thursday 2nd December 2021

Effective: 2 Dec 2021 to 3 Dec 2021

School remains without power.

School Closure Alert : Belford First School - Closed Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd December 2021

Effective: 1 Dec 2021 to 4 Dec 2021

Belford Primary School is closed due to storm damage.

School Closure Alert : Kielder Primary School - Closed 1st and 2nd December 2021

Effective: 1 Dec 2021 to 3 Dec 2021

Power not scheduled to be back on until 10 pm today (1st December), at the earliest.

School Closure Alert : Berwick Academy - Closed 1st and 2nd December 2021

Effective: 30 Nov 2021 to 3 Dec 2021

Due to Storm Damage to School Buildings/Fencing

School Closure Alert : Berwick Middle School - Closed until 3rd December 2021

Effective: 30 Nov 2021 to 3 Dec 2021

School closed due to storm damage.


Planned Road Closures

View our planned roadworks using the interactive map here