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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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School Transport Alert : School Transport

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Due to adverse weather conditions a number of school runs have been delayed as well as cancelled. Please contact the route operator if you have any queries.

Waste recovery centre - temp closures

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Due to adverse weather conditions the following sites are temporarily closed. Please check the council website for future updates.
Allendale - Temp closed
Kirkley West Thorn (outside Ponteland)
Alnwick
Morpeth
We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

School Closure Alert : Thropton Village First School - Closed today 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Closed due to weather conditions

School Closure Alert : Stakeford Primary School - Closed today 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Closed today due to no heating

School Closure Alert : Dr Thomlinson C of E Middle School - Closed today 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Closed due to weather conditionsMr

School Closure Alert : Rothbury First School - Closed today 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Closed due to weather conditions

School Closure Alert : Greenhaugh Primary School - Closed today 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Closed due to weather conditions

School Closure Alert : Whitley Chapel C of E First School - Closed today 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Closed due to weather conditions

School Closure Alert : Branton Primary School - Closed 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Closed due to weather conditions.

School Closure Alert : Wark C of E Primary School - Closed today 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Closed due to weather conditions

School Transport Alert : Disruption to Transport

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Wright Bros
Route 0163 Horsley to Prudhoe High School
Cancelled due to adverse weather conditions

More about School Transport Alert : Disruption to Transport available here

School Closure Alert : Otterburn Primary School - Closed today 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

School closed due to weather conditions

School Closure Alert : Kielder Primary School - Closed 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Closed due to weather conditions

School Transport Alert : Disruption to School Transport

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Swift Travel 1019 from Belsay to Ponteland High School is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions

School Closure Alert : Nunnykirk School - Closed today 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Closed due to weather conditions

School Transport Alert : Disruption to Transport

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Bells Coaches
Route PON002 and PON003 are cancelled due to road blockage in adverse weather conditions

More about School Transport Alert : Disruption to Transport available here

School Transport Alert : Disruption to Transport

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Wright Bros
Route Carrshield to Haydon Bridge High School
Route Allenheads to Allendale to Haydon Bridge High School
Cancelled due to Adverse Weather Conditions

More about School Transport Alert : Disruption to Transport available here

Weather Alert : GRITTING UPDATE at 7:30am on Mon 24 Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

GRITTING UPDATE at 7:30am on Mon 24 Feb > Our gritters were out from 7pm last night and again from 1am this morning in all areas of Northumberland. The A68 has some areas where driving conditions are difficult, but we have the support of our local contractors who are helping us to keep the road clear.

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

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
footpaths next to large schools

Please drive according to the weather conditions and take care on the roads and follow our alerts page for issues with school transport and service disruptions.

School Closure Alert : Bellingham Middle School - Closed today 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Closed due to weather conditions

School Closure Alert : Bellingham Primary School - Closed today 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Closed due to weather conditions

School Transport Alert : Disruption to School Transport

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

R Ingledew Taxis Route 1080 is unable to complete route as between Otterburn and West Woodburn is inaccessible due to adverse weather conditions

School Transport Alert : Disruption to Transport

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Plumline Coaches
Route 109 Just running from Haltwhistle
Due to adverse weather conditions

More about School Transport Alert : Disruption to Transport available here

School Transport Alert : Disruption to School Transport

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Bells Coaches School Transport route PON005 to Ponteland High School will now commence at Matfen as unable to access Ryal

School Transport Alert : Disruption to Transport

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Plumline Coaches
Route 122 Byrness
Route 131 Otterburn
Route 116 Byrness
Cancelled due to Adverse Weather Conditions

More about School Transport Alert : Disruption to Transport available here

Public Transport Alert : Disruption to Transport

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Stanley Travel
Route 0551 Prudhoe to St Thomas More School Blaydon
Route 1160 Stocksfield to Prudhoe Community High School
Route 1174 Shotley Bridge to Stockfield Broomley First School
Route 1350 Muggleswick to Hexham QE High School
Route 1182 Newlands to Stockfield Broomley First School
Route 1334 Shotley Bridge to Whittonstall First School
All above routes Cancelled due to adverse Weather conditions

More about Public Transport Alert : Disruption to Transport available here

Public Transport Alert : Disruption to Transport

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Route PON0001 Will Commence at Belsay
Route PON0004 Will Commence at Whalton
Due to adverse Weather Conditions

More about Public Transport Alert : Disruption to Transport available here

School Transport Alert : Disruption to School Transport

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Due to adverse weather conditions the following Gillinghams Coach Services are cancelled today: 139,140,147. This transport is for Corbridge Middle School and Hexham High School

Civil Marriage Premises Application : Lough House Farm, Stannington

Effective: 18 Feb 2020 to 10 Mar 2020

The Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) Regulations 2005

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Mrs. Victoria Dungait has applied for Lough House Farm, Stannington, 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:

K. Lounton,
Proper Officer for Registration,
Northumberland County Council,
County Hall,
Morpeth,
Northumberland,
NE61 2EF.

Dated 18th February 2020

Street Lighting, Cramlington.

Effective: 11 Feb 2020 to 17 Mar 2020

We are aware of an issue with the high mast lighting on Ripley Drive roundabout, Dudley Lane, Cramlington.

Due to a structural issue with this high mast, we are unable to carry out the required repair work within a time frame we would like.

We are in the process of appointing a specialist contractor to carry out this work and expect this to happen within 4 weeks.

We will provide regular updates as this progresses.

Morpeth Chantry and Tourist Information temporary closure 24 -26 Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020 to 26 Feb 2020

Please be advised that Morpeth Chantry and Tourist Information service will be closed to the public for 3 days from Monday 24th until Wednesday 26th February inclusive for the installation of new operating systems and stock taking. The building will reopen on 27th February.


School Closures

School Closure Alert : Thropton Village First School - Closed today 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Closed due to weather conditions

School Closure Alert : Stakeford Primary School - Closed today 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Closed today due to no heating

School Closure Alert : Dr Thomlinson C of E Middle School - Closed today 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Closed due to weather conditionsMr

School Closure Alert : Rothbury First School - Closed today 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Closed due to weather conditions

School Closure Alert : Greenhaugh Primary School - Closed today 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Closed due to weather conditions

School Closure Alert : Whitley Chapel C of E First School - Closed today 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Closed due to weather conditions

School Closure Alert : Branton Primary School - Closed 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Closed due to weather conditions.

School Closure Alert : Wark C of E Primary School - Closed today 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Closed due to weather conditions

School Closure Alert : Otterburn Primary School - Closed today 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

School closed due to weather conditions

School Closure Alert : Kielder Primary School - Closed 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Closed due to weather conditions

School Closure Alert : Nunnykirk School - Closed today 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Closed due to weather conditions

School Closure Alert : Bellingham Middle School - Closed today 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Closed due to weather conditions

School Closure Alert : Bellingham Primary School - Closed today 24th Feb

Effective: 24 Feb 2020

Closed due to weather conditions


Planned Road Closures

View our planned roadworks using the interactive map here