Free school meals care packages

Free school meals on wheels

09 Apr 2020

Schools have been working in partnership with the council to ensure that over 1,800 free school meals care packages were delivered last week to families across Northumberland.

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Council extends heartfelt thank you to Northumberland schools

09 Apr 2020

Northumberland County Council has praised the fantastic response and ongoing efforts of schools across the county.

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Council’s pledge to domestic violence victims during lockdown

09 Apr 2020

You are not alone – that’s the message from Northumberland County Council to anyone who feels at risk of domestic abuse during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Northumberland National Park launches COVID-19 community support initiative

09 Apr 2020

Northumberland National Park has launched its own Neighbours initiative to provide support to vulnerable and isolated residents of the Park during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Cemeteries still open to visitors

09 Apr 2020

Residents are reminded that cemetery and burial grounds are still open to visitors.

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Region pulls together to reinforce "Stay at Home" message

09 Apr 2020

The region is pulling together to remind people to stay at home this Easter weekend.

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£49m paid out to Northumberland businesses

08 Apr 2020

Over £49m in grants has been paid out to 4,406 businesses and hundreds of companies have been supported through the business hub.

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Truck load of toilet paper donated to council’s shielding hub

07 Apr 2020

A truck filled with thousands of toilet rolls has been generously donated by a Northumberland factory to help vulnerable and at risk residents in the county.

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Council praises outstanding efforts of foster carers

07 Apr 2020

Northumberland County Council has praised the tremendous response and ongoing efforts of foster carers across the county.

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Over £36m paid out to Northumberland businesses

06 Apr 2020

The council has now paid out over £36 million to help small businesses through the coronavirus pandemic, and is asking others to come forward and register.

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Council seeks PPE supplies from Northumberland businesses

06 Apr 2020

Northumberland County Council is asking local businesses to support their efforts to secure additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to help protect frontline workers.

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Cash lifeline for Northumberland businesses

03 Apr 2020

The council has paid out over £20 million to help almost 2,000 small businesses through the coronavirus pandemic

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Residents reminded to stay at home and save lives

02 Apr 2020

Residents and visitors are being reminded to stay indoors to exercise or to do it in their local area to avoid unnecessary travel during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Advice to council tenants on rent payments and support

02 Apr 2020

Northumberland County Council would like any tenants who have lost their job or who are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the Coronavirus to get in touch.

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Digital Library offers exciting new ways to access service

01 Apr 2020

You may not be able to visit your local library at the moment but with lots of exciting digital options there’s no need to miss out on your favourite book or club.

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Northumberland community shielding hub up and running

29 Mar 2020

The Government has now established a system to ensure those most severely at risk of illness will receive free essential food parcels delivered to their front doors.

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Register now for COVID-19 small business grant funding

27 Mar 2020

Businesses in Northumberland can register now for small business grant funding to help mitigate the impacts of coronavirus

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Recruitment drive to boost essential council services

27 Mar 2020

The council has launched a recruitment campaign to bolster key roles to help residents during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Specialist hub is supporting Northumberland businesses

27 Mar 2020

The council has established a specialist team to support businesses and employers both during and after the current Coronavirus outbreak.

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Home learning pack for parents of under 5s

25 Mar 2020

The council’s early years team has pulled together a weekly home learning package for the parents of under 5s.

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Car parks closed as people urged to stay at home - 25 March 2020

25 Mar 2020

Car parks at some of the most beautiful tourism destinations along the Northumberland coast have had to be closed following the Government’s latest guidance on all non-essential travel and clear instruction that people should stay at home.

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Council’s trading standards investigate inflated pricing - 25 March 2020

25 Mar 2020

Northumberland Trading Standards team have been investigating highly inflated and misleading pricing of toiletries and similar products as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, and are asking residents to be aware and report any unethical pricing.

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Rallying support for new volunteers in Northumberland - 25 March 2020

25 Mar 2020

Northumberland County Council is launching a new initiative to support the phenomenal volunteering networks that have been rallying support across the county in response to COVID-19.

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Active Northumberland centres close, but fitness classes run online - 24 March 2020

24 Mar 2020

Active Northumberland sports and leisure centres around the county have closed temporarily following the Government’s protocols to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus

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Public access to our buildings from 23 March 2020

23 Mar 2020

Following Government advice, the council is now planning to restrict public access to our buildings from 12noon on Monday 23 March 2020.