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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Winter Alert : Planned winter services actions from 8.30pm on Wednesday 20th January, 2021

Effective: 20 Jan 2021 to 21 Jan 2021

Based on the most recent weather forecast we plan to carry out gritting from 8.30pm on Wednesday 20thth January 2021 on the following routes:

Allendale, Alnwick 4, Bearl 4, Haltwhistle 1, Otterburn 1, Otterburn 2 and Rothbury and then the following routes at 3.00am on Thursday 21st January 2021; 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

Short term forecast

Today will be cloudy and wet with rain throughout the day, which will be heavy in places bringing a risk of flooding. Staying largely unsettled for the first half of the night with rain for many. The rain will clear to the east in the early hours of the morning to leave patchy cloud and a few scattered showers. Tomorrow will see patchy cloud and scattered showers. There will be sunny spells in any breaks in the cloud. Strengthening south-westerly winds with gusts on eastern coasts.

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

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.

Missed recycling collections

Effective: 15 Jan 2021 to 28 Jan 2021

Due to the snowy and icy road conditions, we have missed some recycling waste collections in the Tynedale area yesterday Thursday 14th of January. Where possible we will attempt to return to collect missed bins Today Friday 15th January and make our best effort to continue catching up missed collections during the week commencing the 18th of January. For households who do not get a collection next week, we will collect excess waste on the following scheduled collection (Thursday 28th January). Northumberland County Council would like to apologise to households for the inconvenience caused. The areas affected are;

Hexham
Hackwood Park (part of)
Garden Terrace
Cockshaw
RyeTerrace
Kingsgate
Park Avenue
Shaftoe
Bowman Drive
Tyne Terrace
Leazes Park
West Quater
Dukes Road
Shaws Park
Burswell
Maidens Croft
St Cuthberts Terrace
St Mathews
Wyden Burn
Falstone Way
Valebrook
West Hextol
Causey Brea
The Oaks
Causey Way
Side roads in Beaumont Park
Side roads in Highford Park

Areas either side of the main road between Allenheads & Allendale.
Mohope
Carrshield
Coalclough
Farney Shield


Stamfordham & Heddon on the Wall Schools.

Corbridge
Well Bank
Princess Court
Charlotte Straker plus bungalows
Appletree/ Greencoft
Cragside/Billberry/Siskin
The Stables
The Avenue

Gilsland to Wardrew
South of Gilsland
Longbyre to Greenwell
Cawfields to Whitecrag
West Rattenraw
Scotchcoulthard
Military Road north of Haltwhitsle
Shield Hill

Acton Allendale
Old Town Catton
Ninebanks
Planky Mill
Ridley Hall ... Beltingham... Allengreen
Threepwood

Frankham Fell Boarding Kennals
The Mines, Fourstones/Newbrough
Grinden Cartshed
Lipwood to Chesterwood
Joicey's Shaft
Grinden to New Alston

Missed bin collections at Fontburn and Whitegates in the Longhorsley area

Effective: 14 Jan 2021 to 21 Jan 2021

Due to the snow today (14 January) we missed bin collections in the Fontburn and Whitegates areas, near Longhorsley. We will return to service these bins next week (w/c 18th January) so please present your bin for collection from Monday morning in the usual location and we will return to service it as soon as we can. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Missed refuse collection, Tynedale

Effective: 11 Jan 2021 to 21 Jan 2021

Due to the adverse weather conditions experienced between the 2nd and 9th of January a number of general waste collections in the Tynedale area were missed. We have a record of all properties missed and are making every effort to return to collect these missed bins during the coming week. Please continue to present your bin for collection during the course of this week.

Any households who do not get a collection this week can present excess waste on the next scheduled collection (this will be during the week beginning Monday 18 January), the additional waste presented will be collected when we collect your bin. Northumberland County Council would like to apologise to all households affected.

Missed refuse collections

Effective: 7 Jan 2021 to 21 Jan 2021

Due to icy road conditions, we have missed some general waste collections in the Tynedale area on Thursday 7th of January. Where possible we will attempt to return to collect missed bins by Friday 8 January. For households who do not get a collection by Friday, we will collect excess waste on the following scheduled collection (Thursday 21st January). The areas affected are as follows:

Haltwhistle area
Featherstone Caravan park
Willia rd
Bankfoot
Roman Army Museum
Wallview
Joycey Estate
Seldon Seen caravan park
Loop around Cawfields


Corbridge
South Rigg
Fairfield Crescent
Garden Terrace

Hexham
Collingwood Drive
Landsdown Court
Causey Brae

Lambley village
Near Coanwood

Allendale/Allenheads:
Allenheads Hall
West End farm collection point
Hollingreen Burn
Old Town
Allengreen

Fourstones/Newbrough
Codley Gate
Frankham Fell
The Mines


School Closures

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Planned Road Closures

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