Important Alerts and Reminders

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

School Closure Alert : Grange View C of E Vol Controlled First School - Closed Thursday 22nd November 2018

Effective: 22 Nov 2018

School closed due to toilet & drainage issues

Winter Alert : Planned winter services actions from 4pm on Wednesday 21st November 2018

Effective: 21 Nov 2018 to 22 Nov 2018

Based on the most recent weather forecast we plan to carry out precautionary gritting on all routes including the A69 at 4pm on Wednesday 21st November and again on Thursday 22nd November at 4.30am.
Any lingering rain will clear to leave a mainly dry afternoon with spells of sunshine. However, feeling cold once again. Mainly dry this evening and for a time tonight with long clear spells, but cloud will thicken from the east after midnight bringing some patchy light rain or drizzle. Cold with a frost for some. Be aware of possible freezing conditions and drive with care.
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 http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/Highways/Winter.aspx#drivinginwinter
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 http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/winter which will then be logged directly on our Severe Weather system and appropriate action will be taken.

More about Winter Alert : Planned winter services actions from 4pm on Wednesday 21st November 2018 available here

Library Alert : South Beach Library will be closed on Mon 26 Nov

Effective: 20 Nov 2018 to 26 Nov 2018

South Beach Library will be closed on Monday 26 November. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Items can be renewed online.

More about Library Alert : South Beach Library will be closed on Mon 26 Nov available here

The Online Portal for Admissions to First and Primary Schools is now Open

Effective: 1 Nov 2018 to 15 Jan 2019

The Online Portal for Admissions to First and Primary Schools is now Open for children starting school in September 2019 (dob: 1.9.2014-31.08.2015). 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 The Online Portal for Admissions to First and Primary Schools is now Open available here

Consultation Alert : Charging for care and support services

Effective: 25 Oct 2018 to 21 Dec 2018

Consultation is underway on proposals to change the way people are charged for care and support services such as home care or day care.

The consultation will run until Friday 21 December 2018.

You can find full details at the link below.

More about Consultation Alert : Charging for care and support services available here

Ponteland Newsletter - September 2019 Admissions and update on school buildings progress

Effective: 12 Sep 2018 to 15 Jan 2019

Please find link below to the Ponteland newsletter setting out an update on the progress of the buildings and the admissions for places in Ponteland Schools for September 2019.

More about Ponteland Newsletter - September 2019 Admissions and update on school buildings progress available here

School Closures

School Closure Alert : Grange View C of E Vol Controlled First School - Closed Thursday 22nd November 2018

Effective: 22 Nov 2018

School closed due to toilet & drainage issues


Planned Road Closures

View our planned roadworks using the interactive map here