School closures, weather alerts and distruptions to council services are listed below
Winter Alert : Planned Winter Services Actions from 16:00 on Wednesday 13 November 2019
Effective: 13 Nov 2019 to 14 Nov 2019
Planned Winter Services Actions from 16:00 on Wednesday 13 November 2019More about Winter Alert : Planned Winter Services Actions from 16:00 on Wednesday 13 November 2019 available here
Based on the most recent weather forecast we plan to carry out precautionary gritting on ALL routes from 16:00 on Wednesday 13 November 2019 and then again on ALL routes from 04:30 on Thursday 14 November 2019.
Bright and fine this afternoon with plenty of sunny spells, but some variable cloud at times too, particularly in the afternoon. Gentle winds.
Tonight will be largely dry with variable cloud and some clear spells too. A few showers may push in from the east overnight.
Tomorrow will see mostly cloudy skies with rain showers pushing in from the east. Some longer spells of rain possible for southernmost areas.
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.
Residents reminded over housing work scam
Effective: 8 Nov 2019 to 15 Nov 2019
Residents are reminded to be alert after a resident was scammed by a man claiming to have done work on behalf of the council.
An Alnwick householder paid £200 to someone who knocked on their door and claimed to be doing roof work.They were told they could then claim the money back from the council.
The council would never operate in this way. Residents are reminded they should always carefully check callers' ID and if they have any concerns call the police or the council.
Street Lighting, Shields Road, Morpeth
Effective: 6 Nov 2019 to 20 Nov 2019
We are aware of an issue affecting street lighting on Shields Road, Morpeth. The units affected are 1986M, 1985M, 1983M, 1981M, S158M and S159M
This is due to an underground cable fault.
We are working with Northern Powergrid to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.
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
Civil Marriage Premises Application : Alnmouth Village Golf Club
Effective: 24 Oct 2019 to 14 Nov 2019
The Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) Regulations 2005
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Mr. Ian Simpson has applied for Alnmouth Village Golf Club to be approved for the solemnisation of civil marriages and the formation of civil partnerships in accordance with the Marriage Act 1949 (as amended) and the Civil Partnerships Act 2004.
A copy of the application and the plan accompanying it may be inspected at County Hall, Morpeth from Monday to Thursday between 8.30 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. and Fridays between 8.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m.
Any person may give notice in writing of an objection to the grant of approval, with reasons for the objection, within 21 days from the date of publication. Any such objection should be sent or delivered to the Proper Officer for Registration (ref. K. Guy) at the address given below:
Proper Officer for Registration,
Northumberland County Council,
Dated 24th October 2019