Image demonstrating Residents invited on free tour of Hexham’s historic coaching inn 

Residents invited on free tour of Hexham’s historic coaching inn 

19 May 2022

Local residents are being invited to book onto a free tour of the Coach and Horses public house in Hexham to find out more about the restoration work that is taking place on the historic building. 

Councillors in the new carpark being built at Goosehill in Morpeth

Morpeth carpark set for September completion

19 May 2022

Good progress is being made on constructing a new car park for Morpeth town centre. 

Image demonstrating Memories of Hexham recorded for future generations 

Memories of Hexham recorded for future generations 

19 May 2022

A unique project has captured local residents' memories of Hexham on video which are now available for people to view and will be kept for future generations. 

Image demonstrating   Train to be a lifeguard with Active Northumberland  

  Train to be a lifeguard with Active Northumberland  

19 May 2022

Active Northumberland has launched a new training scheme to nurture local talent and encourage more people to become Lifeguards. 

A family biking. New routes will be built in Ashington and Blyth after the council secured fundin

Council welcomes share of £17.9m in active travel funding

18 May 2022

New cycle routes will be built in Ashington and Blyth as part of multi-million pound regional funding to support active travel. 

Berwick Barracks. Facilities from The Maltings will be transferring to the venue.

Cross-border approach boosts Berwick’s Barracks work

17 May 2022

A true cross-border approach is being taken as Berwick’s cultural offer continues to grow. 

A care worker helping a woman at home

Would you like a career where you can make a difference every day?

17 May 2022

Northumberland County Council has joined up with independent sector providers to host a social care recruitment pop-up event in Berwick Library on Wednesday, 18 May, from 10am to 4pm. 

Trevor Cessford, the council's new Civic Head

New Civic Head appointed by council

17 May 2022

A Hexham councillor, born and bred in the town, has been appointed as Northumberland County Council’s new Civic Head. 

Councillors Wojciech Ploszaj and John Riddle promoting the Big Northumberland Gear Change funding

£20,000 grant launched to support local businesses’ sustainability efforts

17 May 2022

Businesses registered in Northumberland can now apply for a grant aimed at helping them become more walking and cycling friendly to attract more visitors and support staff.  

Northumberland Firefighters in Ukraine with a fire engine.

Firefighters deliver more help to Ukraine

16 May 2022

Firefighters from Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service have made another gruelling trip across Europe to help their colleagues in Ukraine.

Woman wearing trainers walking through woodland

Walking through May

13 May 2022

May is Walking Month and Northumberland County Council is encouraging residents to lace up their shoes and take up the challenge of 20 minutes of walking as part of daily exercise every day this month (and beyond)!  

Hadrian's Wall. Funding is now available for groups for the Hadrian's Wall 1900 festival

New funding pot for Hadrian's Wall 1900 Festival

13 May 2022

A new funding pot is now available to help local communities get involved in the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival.

Image demonstrating Civic Head raises  £24,500 for Motor Neuron charity 

Civic Head raises  £24,500 for Motor Neuron charity 

12 May 2022

   Councillor Ian Hutchinson has donated a total of £24,500 towards a Motor Neuron Disease charity which was raised during his time as the Civic Head of Northumberland County Council. 

Image demonstrating Morpeth Riding for the Disabled moves to new home 

Morpeth Riding for the Disabled moves to new home 

12 May 2022

Morpeth Riding for the Disabled group is to operate from Northumberland College Equestrian Centre at Kirkley Hall near Ponteland from 12 May 2022. 

Image demonstrating Grant awarded to restore historic building in Hexham 

Grant awarded to restore historic building in Hexham 

11 May 2022

An historic public house in the centre of Hexham has been awarded a grant to breathe new life into the building. 

Poster celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. More than 200 groups have received funding in the county for events

200 groups receive funding for Jubilee celebrations

11 May 2022

A Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Fund launched by the County Council has seen almost 200 community groups receive funding. 

Image demonstrating Residents invited to county’s Jubilee church service 

Residents invited to county’s Jubilee church service 

10 May 2022

Members of the public are invited to attend special church service that is being held in Alnwick over the Jubilee weekend to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

You can work flexibly in a career to be proud of

Social care recruitment events in Alnwick this week

10 May 2022

There are roles available now within council teams, with our providers, and working directly for people who make their own arrangements.

Hospital level crossing in Ashington. Residents are being invited to a drop-in even

Drop-in event for Ashington level crossing options

10 May 2022

A drop-in event will be held in Ashington on options for the closure of a level crossing on the Northumberland Line rail route. 

Image demonstrating Councillors approve next steps in £25.5m investment in Amble schools

Councillors approve next steps in £25.5m investment in Amble schools

10 May 2022

Councillors have approved the next steps in plans for a £25.5m capital investment in schools in the Coquet Partnership.

Councillors Jeff Watson and Margaret Richardson celebrate the Queen's Baton Relay coming to the county

Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Northumberland

10 May 2022

The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will visit Northumberland during its  journey through England this summer, as the full route is revealed.

Image demonstrating New aqua natal classes in Berwick and Hexham 

New aqua natal classes in Berwick and Hexham 

09 May 2022

Active Northumberland has launched new aqua natal pregnancy classes at their pools in Berwick and Hexham. 

Text a friend to lift them out of loneliness

Lift someone out of loneliness

09 May 2022

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Northumberland County Council is supporting the campaign which encourages people to ‘Lift Someone Out of Loneliness’.

Foster Care Fortnight 2022

More foster carers are needed in Northumberland to keep children within their communities

09 May 2022

Too often, due to a lack of foster carers, children are placed with foster families away from their local communities and sibling groups are separated.

Image demonstrating Have your say on improvements to Hexham’s historic centre    

Have your say on improvements to Hexham’s historic centre    

09 May 2022

Local people are being urged to give their views on proposed improvements to Hexham’s historic centre by Sunday May 15.