Important Alerts and Reminders

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

Bin Collection Alert : Garden Waste Collections Tuesday 19/11/19

Effective: 19 Nov 2019 to 22 Nov 2019

Adverse weather conditions have resulted in a number of properties having frozen garden waste in their bins therefore we have been unable to fully empty all of the bins presented for collection. We have rescheduled the collections for Friday 22/11/19 and we would ask that you re-present your bins before 7am on that day

Winter Alert : Planned Winter Services Actions from 3:30pm on Tuesday 19 November 2019

Effective: 19 Nov 2019 to 20 Nov 2019

Based on the most recent weather forecast we plan to carry out precautionary gritting from 3.30pm on Tuesday 19 November 2019 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
then from 4am on Wednesday 2019 on the following routes: Allendale, Alnwick 4, Bearl 4, Haltwhistle 1, Otterburn 1, Otterburn 2 and Rothbury
Dry this afternoon with some hazy sunshine although cloud will tend to increase in places. Rather cold.
Clear spells this evening. However, cloud will thicken in the early hours, bringing the odd spot of rain and drizzle but most places dry. Moderate south-easterly winds. Less cold than recently.
Mainly cloudy tomorrow morning with just a light shower. but most parts will remain dry. A brighter afternoon. A brisk south-easterly 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 3:30pm on Tuesday 19 November 2019 available here

School Closure Alert : Belsay Primary School - Closed 19th November

Effective: 19 Nov 2019

Closed today at 13:30 due to no heating. School has no telephones or internet either.
School diner has been arranged for the children so will be closing after lunch at 13.30.

Library Alert : South Beach Library will be closed on Fri 22 Nov

Effective: 19 Nov 2019 to 22 Nov 2019

South Beach Library will be closed on Friday 22 November. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Items can be renewed online.

More about Library Alert : South Beach Library will be closed on Fri 22 Nov available here

Public Transport Alert : Arriva X14 at 0954 Thropton to Newcastle not operating

Effective: 19 Nov 2019

Arriva's service X14 at 0954 Thropton to Newcastle is not operating this morning due to a technical issue.
Arriva are hoping to pick up the journey from Longframlington into Newcastle.
Apologies for any inconvenience

Winter Alert : Planned Winter Services Actions from 16:00 on Monday 18 November 2019

Effective: 18 Nov 2019 to 19 Nov 2019

Based on the most recent weather forecast we plan to carry out precautionary gritting on ALL routes from 16:00 on Monday 18 November 2019 and then again on ALL routes from 04:30 on Tuesday 19 November 2019.
Long spells of sunshine this afternoon and just a few patches of cloud. A light north-easterly breeze.
Remaining dry and clear through the evening and into the night. A rather cold night with widespread frost. The odd freezing fog patch is possible later. Light winds.
Tomorrow looks set to continue dry and fine with sunny spells after a frosty start. However, some areas of cloud may develop later in the day. Gentle to moderate south-easterly winds.
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 16:00 on Monday 18 November 2019 available here

Street Lighting Group Outage

Effective: 15 Nov 2019 to 29 Nov 2019

We are aware of an issue affecting street lighting in Tern Close, Blyth.

This is due to a fault on an underground cable.

We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible and we thank you for your patience at this time.

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

Consultation Alert : Notice of Consultation (Dog Control) Public Spaces Protection Order

Effective: 28 Oct 2019 to 6 Dec 2019

This consultation is for a proposal to be put forward to make a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for the control of dogs.

More about Consultation Alert : Notice of Consultation (Dog Control) Public Spaces Protection Order available here

School Closures

School Closure Alert : Belsay Primary School - Closed 19th November

Effective: 19 Nov 2019

Closed today at 13:30 due to no heating. School has no telephones or internet either.
School diner has been arranged for the children so will be closing after lunch at 13.30.


Planned Road Closures

View our planned roadworks using the interactive map here