Important Alerts and Reminders

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Winter Alert : Planned Gritting from 03:00am on Thursday 28th January 2021

Effective: 27 Jan 2021 to 28 Jan 2021

Based on the most recent weather forecast we plan to carry out gritting from 03.00am on Thursday 28th January 2021 on the following route: Allendale

then from 04:30am on Thursday 28th January 2021 on the following routes: Alnwick 4, Bearl 4, Haltwhistle 1, Otterburn 1, Otterburn 2 and Rothbury

You can view our map showing all primary gritting routes at:

Please note that Highways England is responsible for gritting the A1 and A19 - contact them on 0300 1235000 or email

Generally dry for much of today, with variable cloud. In the afternoon, it will become rather cloudy. Light winds. Staying mainly dry but murky this evening. Into the night, a band of heavy rain will push in from the south-west, falling as snow on the hills. A moderate easterly breeze developing. Heavy rain and hill snow will continue tomorrow morning. This should peter out in the afternoon but it will stay rather cloudy. Another spell of rain is possible later in the day. Gentle winds. Overnight and tomorrow morning, rain, sleet and hill snow will push in from the southwest, with snow possible above 250m. This should mainly just give a slushy covering, but 2-5cm of snow could accumulate in a few spots above 300m, and perhaps 5-10cm above 400m. Rain and hill snow will peter out into tomorrow afternoon.

View the latest detailed forecast and weather warnings at

Please report any problem areas to us at

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
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;

Hackwood Park (part of)
Garden Terrace
Park Avenue
Bowman Drive
Tyne Terrace
Leazes Park
West Quater
Dukes Road
Shaws Park
Maidens Croft
St Cuthberts Terrace
St Mathews
Wyden Burn
Falstone Way
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.
Farney Shield

Stamfordham & Heddon on the Wall Schools.

Well Bank
Princess Court
Charlotte Straker plus bungalows
Appletree/ Greencoft
The Stables
The Avenue

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

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

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

School Closures

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Planned Road Closures

View our planned roadworks using the interactive map here