School closures, weather alerts and distruptions to council services are listed below
Bin Collection Alert : Missed Garden Bins Thursday 21/11/19
Effective: 21 Nov 2019 to 22 Nov 2019
Due to operational difficulties we have been unable to complete all of the scheduled garden waste collections in the Fourstones and Newbrough areas. We apologise to all of the households affected and ask that they either leave their bins out, or present them for collection before 7am on Friday 22nd November 2019
Winter Alert : Planned Winter Services Actions from 16:00 on Thursday 21 November 2019
Effective: 21 Nov 2019 to 22 Nov 2019
Based on the most recent weather forecast we plan to carry out precautionary gritting on the following routes from 16:00 on Thursday 21 November 2019: Allendale, Bearl 4.More about Winter Alert : Planned Winter Services Actions from 16:00 on Thursday 21 November 2019 available here
Cloud will continue to build through this afternoon, but conditions should remain dry. The wind will be a brisk south-easterly.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy but with just a few patches of light rain or drizzle developing. Brisk south-easterly winds.
Tomorrow will be fairly cloudy with a few spells of mostly light rain and drizzle. Brisk 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.
Street Lighting - Astley Road, Seaton Delaval.
Effective: 20 Nov 2019 to 4 Dec 2019
We are aware of an issue affecting supply to three street lighting columns in Astley Road, Seaton Delaval.
This is due a fault on an underground cable and we are working closely with Northern Powergrid to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.
Bin Collection Alert : Garden bin collections - Ovingham and Ovington areas
Effective: 20 Nov 2019 to 22 Nov 2019
Adverse weather conditions have resulted in a number of properties having frozen garden waste in their bins. We have therefore been unable to fully empty all of the bins presented for collection in these areas. We have rescheduled these collections for this Friday, 22 November, and we would ask that you put your bins out before 7am on that day
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