Impression of the new Ashington College campus

New college campus to be a 'Gen Zero' pioneer

02 Dec 2022

The council has welcomed progress on a flagship college for the county. 

Scene of a large fire in Haltwhistle

Firefighters stand down after major fire in Haltwhistle (updates)

01 Dec 2022

Firefighters are continuing to deal with the aftermath of a large fire in Haltwhistle which broke out overnight. 

Warm Welcome

Network of warm spaces launches in Northumberland 

01 Dec 2022

Northumberland County Council is working with over 140 organisations to provide a warm welcome to those who need it this winter.  

1 December is World Aids Day

Raising awareness this World AIDS Day

01 Dec 2022

December 1 is World AIDS Day and health leads at Northumberland County Council are reminding residents that HIV and AIDS have not gone away.

Image demonstrating Further improvements underway at Concordia Leisure Centre 

Further improvements underway at Concordia Leisure Centre 

01 Dec 2022

A scheme is underway to improve the air flow and temperature at Concordia Leisure Centre thanks to a £500k investment from Northumberland County Council. 

Sheep in field

Farming in Northumberland is future-proofed

01 Dec 2022

An inquiry report has been launched into the future of farming in Northumberland as part of the Council’s ambitious plans to drive the county towards carbon neutrality by 2030.

Festival of flame 2019 photo credit Bigger picture

Festival of Flame returns to Hexham Abbey this week

30 Nov 2022

Featuring over 1,000 candles in the Abbey, live performances of music, fire gardens, toasted marshmallows and much more, the free event takes place on Friday 2 December.

healthy fruit and vegetables

Six week course to help people achieve healthier lifestyle

30 Nov 2022

A free healthy eating programme has been launched for people looking to achieve lasting weight loss and wellbeing.

Image demonstrating Hexham’s historic pub official opening following major refurbishment    

Hexham’s historic pub official opening following major refurbishment    

29 Nov 2022

A special event was held this week to celebrate the official re-opening of the Coach and Horses Public House in Hexham following a major refurbishment. 

Image demonstrating Council to offer affordable homes for rent in Longframlington 

Council to offer affordable homes for rent in Longframlington 

28 Nov 2022

  Northumberland County Council has purchased two new houses in Longframlington which it will rent out at an affordable rent to local people in housing need.  

Bowes Street in Blyth which opens to cars on November 26th

Blyth's Bowes Street to re-open to traffic

25 Nov 2022

Bowes Street in Blyth town centre will re-open to vehicles on Saturday 26th November.

Image demonstrating Ending violence against women and girls is the council’s goal

Ending violence against women and girls is the council’s goal

25 Nov 2022

Northumberland County Council is calling on communities to unite as a team and end violence against women and girls.

A car damaged by a tree during Storm Arwen

Council reflects on Storm Arwen anniversary

25 Nov 2022

A year after Northumberland was badly damaged by Storm Arwen, the leader of the council has reflected on lessons learned over the past 12 months. 

The council's new waste recycling van

Food waste trial gets underway in county

24 Nov 2022

A food waste recycling trial is now underway in Northumberland – with thousands of homes taking part. 

Image demonstrating Rescue dogs calendar raises money for animal charities 

Rescue dogs calendar raises money for animal charities 

24 Nov 2022

A charity calendar featuring dogs rescued in Northumberland is now for sale with all the proceeds going directly to two local animal charities. 

Image demonstrating Record attendance at Alnwick Forum event 

Record attendance at Alnwick Forum event 

22 Nov 2022

  Alnwick residents turned out in force for an Alnwick Forum event which gave people the opportunity to find out information about a variety of plans, services and community initiatives across the town. 

A woodland scene. A new pattern of electoral divisions is being developed for Northumberland County Council.

Have your say on a new political map for the council

22 Nov 2022

A new pattern of electoral divisions is being developed for Northumberland County Council.

Councillor Wendy Pattison holds the Healthy Weight Declaration

Organisations Join Forces to Champion Healthy Weight Amongst Communities

22 Nov 2022

Organisations in North Tyneside and Northumberland have committed to supporting their communities to live full and healthy lives through adopting a Healthy Weight Declaration – with this joint adoption being the first of its kind.

Safeguarding Adults Week

Residents in Northumberland urged to look out for signs of abuse and neglect  

21 Nov 2022

Organisations across Northumberland are coming together this week to raise awareness of how everyone has a role to play in keeping people safe and free from abuse, harm and neglect. 

Image demonstrating January deadline for community grant applications 

January deadline for community grant applications 

21 Nov 2022

Voluntary and community groups across the county that are in need of financial assistance are being invited to apply for funding from Northumberland County Council’s community chest scheme. 

Councillors and staff at the newly opened carpark at Goosehill, Morpeth

Morpeth's newest carpark open for business

18 Nov 2022

Morpeth town centre’s newest free carpark is open for business – providing hundreds of new spaces for residents and visitors.

A picture of a football and a bot promoting fostering over the World Cup

It's a goal! Councils join forces for World Cup fostering campaign

18 Nov 2022

Two North East councils have joined forces with local authorities from across the UK during the World Cup with the aim of achieving just one goal – to recruit more foster carers for children and young people. 

Accessible changing facilities in newley refurbished toilets in Alnwick town centre

New accessible toilet facilities open in Alnwick

17 Nov 2022

Refurbished public toilets have opened at Alnwick to improve the services in one of the county’s main towns.  

A general view of Amble coastline

Cabinet approves two-tier system and new SEND hub for Amble schools

17 Nov 2022

The Council’s Cabinet has approved proposals to reorganise schools in Amble into a two-tier system and create a new special educational needs hub to serve the wider Coquet community.  

Artists impression of a new Culture Hub for Blyth

Latest consultation arranged for Blyth town centre plans

17 Nov 2022

As part of the £70m regeneration of Blyth town centre, the County Council is holding its latest public consultation on the proposed plans for a brand new Culture Hub and improved Market Place.