Important Alerts and Reminders

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

Library Alert : Bedlington Station Library will be closed on Sat 26 Jan

Effective: 23 Jan 2019 to 26 Jan 2019

Bedlington Station Library will be closed on Saturday 26 January. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Items can be renewed online. The nearest library open will be Bedlington Library - 10am - 1pm.

More about Library Alert : Bedlington Station Library will be closed on Sat 26 Jan available here

Winter Alert : Planned winter services actions from 4pm on Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Effective: 23 Jan 2019 to 24 Jan 2019

Based on the most recent weather forecast we plan to carry out precautionary gritting on all routes (including the A69) on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 from 4.00pm and again at 4.30am on Thursday 24th January 2019.

Fine but cold at first with any patches of freezing fog clearing. It should remain largely dry into the afternoon but cloud will tend to thicken from the west. Light winds.

This afternoon is expected to be fine and cold with further spells of sunshine. A light to moderate westerly wind. Cold with clear periods at first but there will be more cloud through the early hours with some rain, sleet and snow showers spreading from the north. Turning clearer again from the north later.

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. 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 4pm on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 available here

Bellingham First and Middle Schools - Open Thursday 24 January 2019

Effective: 23 Jan 2019 to 24 Jan 2019

Bellingham First and Middle Schools will open on Thursday 24th January 2019 as emergency heating system repairs will be finished ahead of schedule on Wednesday evening.

State of the area debate Monday 4 February 2019

Effective: 22 Jan 2019 to 30 Jan 2019

The County Council will hold a state of the area debate in the Council Chamber at
County Hall, Morpeth on Monday 4 February 2019 at 11.30 am.
The public are invited to attend and submit a question to the state of the area
debate. Questions should be sent to pqt@northumberland.gov.uk by noon on
Wednesday 30 January 2019. Your question should be about Council services,
identify which Cabinet Member you are addressing it to, and include your contact
details. You should also advise whether you are asking as an individual or
representing an organisation. Cabinet Member responsibilities are available from the
link below

More about State of the area debate Monday 4 February 2019 available here

Overflow carpark at County Hall

Effective: 22 Jan 2019 to 23 Jan 2019

Due to a meeting at County Hall tomorrow (Jan 23rd) which may attract a large number of visitors, the public are reminded about the availability of overflow car parking at the Merley Croft site.
The free car park is just 50 yards beyond the main County Hall entrance on the A197 (if travelling from the A1)

Winter Alert : Planned winter services actions from 4pm on Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Effective: 22 Jan 2019 to 23 Jan 2019

Based on the most recent weather forecast we plan to carry out precautionary gritting on all routes (including the A69) on Tuesday 22nd January 2019 from 4.00pm and again at 4.30am on Wednesday 23rd January 2019.
This afternoon will bring a few sunny spells but also a scattering of hail, sleet and snow showers. The snow will be mainly on higher parts, but some could fall to lower levels in heavier showers.

Cold tonight with wintry showers becoming increasingly isolated to leave lengthy clear periods. Chance of some mist or freezing fog patches forming.

Many places should have a cold but fine day once any freezing fog patches have cleared, but there is still the risk of one of two wintry showers. Light north-westerly 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 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. 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 4pm on Tuesday 22nd January 2019 available here

Library Alert : Seaton Valley Library will be closing at 5pm on Wed 23 Jan

Effective: 22 Jan 2019 to 23 Jan 2019

Seaton Valley Library will be closing at 5pm instead of 6pm on Wednesday 23 January. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Items can be renewed online.

More about Library Alert : Seaton Valley Library will be closing at 5pm on Wed 23 Jan available here

Library Alert : Hexham Library and Tourist Information Centre will be closed on Fri 25 Jan and Sat 26 Jan

Effective: 17 Jan 2019 to 26 Jan 2019

Hexham Library and Tourist Information Centre will be closed on Friday 25 January and Saturday 26 January due to essential building maintenance, the services will re-open as usual on Monday 28 January. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Items can be renewed online.

More about Library Alert : Hexham Library and Tourist Information Centre will be closed on Fri 25 Jan and Sat 26 Jan available here

Hexham customer information centre will be closed on Friday 25 January 2019

Effective: 17 Jan 2019 to 28 Jan 2019

Hexham customer information centre will be closed on Friday 25 January 2019 due to essential building maintenance, the service will re-open as usual on Monday 28 January 2019. Alternate methods of contact can be found on our website.

More about Hexham customer information centre will be closed on Friday 25 January 2019 available here

Library Alert : South Beach Library will be closed on a Monday until further notice

Effective: 14 Jan 2019 to 28 Jan 2019

South Beach Library will be closed on a Monday until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Items can be renewed online.

More about Library Alert : South Beach Library will be closed on a Monday until further notice available here

Street Lighting Group Outtage

Effective: 4 Jan 2019 to 1 Feb 2019

We are aware of a fault affecting street lighting numbers 3258BY, 3257BY, 3038BY and 3039BY in Weardale Avenue / Thorndale Place, Blyth. This is due to a Northern Powergrid underground cable fault. We have notified Northern Powergrid of this fault, and in line with nationally agreed response times, we anticipate this fault to be repaired by 04.02.2019, although faults are usually repaired sooner.


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