Waste Service Update

*UPDATED 3/12* Emergency Waste Collections for communities badly hit by Storm Arwen

03 Dec 2021

Emergency waste drop-off points have been set up for those rural communities in Northumberland badly affected by Storm Arwen.

Image demonstrating Storm Arwen - Major Incident declared

Storm Arwen - Major Incident declared

03 Dec 2021

A major incident has now been declared in Northumberland due to the devastating impact caused by Storm Arwen last weekend.  

Storm Arwen damage

Military support agreed for Northumberland

03 Dec 2021

Military support will now be available to support the multi-agency response in areas affected by Storm Arwen and are still experiencing power cuts in homes and businesses.

Image demonstrating Council removing loose roof slates in shopping centres 

Council removing loose roof slates in shopping centres 

02 Dec 2021

  Northumberland County Council is working hard to protect the public from the risk of falling loose slates and other debris on roofs caused by Storm Arwen. 

Wilmer and Elle Carcamo of Caribe Coffee Co

Shop Local Christmas prize giveaway

02 Dec 2021

On the first day of Christmas Discover our Land gave to me... lots of Shop Local Christmas joy.

Image demonstrating Storm Arwen - Community Hubs

Storm Arwen - Community Hubs

02 Dec 2021

A number of Community Hubs are currently in Northumberland for people needing support after Storm Arwen.

Image demonstrating Hexham street re-opening to two-way traffic

Hexham street re-opening to two-way traffic

01 Dec 2021

A one-way street in Hexham will become two-way again in the New Year. 

Image demonstrating Active Northumberland centres offer hot showers to those without power  

Active Northumberland centres offer hot showers to those without power  

01 Dec 2021

Active Northumberland is opening up its sports and leisure centres to members of the community who are still without power who may wish to seek some refuge while work continues to reconnect their homes.

Damaged tree

Warning issued over Storm Arwen tree damage

01 Dec 2021

The county council is warning people to take extreme care when out and about due to damage caused by Storm Arwen. 

Image demonstrating New UK-wide housing order for poultry as avian flu cases increase 

New UK-wide housing order for poultry as avian flu cases increase 

01 Dec 2021

  Following a number of confirmed cases of avian influenza (bird flu), including cases in captive birds in Cumbria and North Yorkshire, the government has brought in new measures to protect poultry and captive birds from avian influenza.  

Image demonstrating Man fined after rubbish he had collected was fly tipped 

Man fined after rubbish he had collected was fly tipped 

30 Nov 2021

A Newcastle man who claimed he gave his rubbish to a man in a white van to dispose of has ended up in court and fined after the waste was fly tipped in Northumberland. 

Berwick Border Bridge lit in red

Berwick Border bridge to be lit up red for World AIDS Day

30 Nov 2021

The Royal Border Bridge in Berwick is to be lit up red on December 1 to mark World AIDS Day and remind the county that HIV and AIDS have not gone away.

Image demonstrating Beware of rogue roofers and repair men 

Beware of rogue roofers and repair men 

30 Nov 2021

Northumberland County Council’s Trading Standards Service is warning people to be on their guard against rogue traders cold calling at their home offering roofing or building services, following the recent Storm Arwen.  

Image demonstrating Leader praises community spirit after Storm Arwen

Leader praises community spirit after Storm Arwen

30 Nov 2021

The situation following Storm Arwen continues to be fast moving with all agencies working to restore services and help communities. 

Image demonstrating Update on Storm Arwen 2.30pm 29/11

Update on Storm Arwen 2.30pm 29/11

29 Nov 2021

Teams are continuing to work round the clock to support residents affected by Storm Arwen. 

Image demonstrating Covid update - Statement from LA7 Directors of Public Health

Covid update - Statement from LA7 Directors of Public Health

29 Nov 2021

It has been the case throughout the pandemic that new variants could emerge at any time. The Omicron variant, as it has been named by the World Health Organisation, was first identified in South Africa, and has since been found in several countries, including the United Kingdom.

Image demonstrating Update on Storm Arwen 1.40pm 28/11

Update on Storm Arwen 1.40pm 28/11

28 Nov 2021

The Council is continuing to support residents and keep the county moving as it tackles the after effects of Storm Arwen. 

Image demonstrating Update on Storm Arwen 11.45am 27/11

Update on Storm Arwen 11.45am 27/11

27 Nov 2021

The County Council is working round the clock as part of its response to Storm Arwen. 

Corbridge Middle School Ofsted Outstanding

Outstanding report for Corbridge Middle School

26 Nov 2021

Corbridge Middle School has been rated ‘outstanding’ in all areas following a recent Ofsted inspection. 

Executive Team with White Ribbon certificate

Northumberland’s zero-tolerance approach accredited

25 Nov 2021

Northumberland County Council has received White Ribbon accreditation following approval by the organisation of its three-year plan and zero-tolerance approach to domestic abuse and sexual violence. 

Image demonstrating Leisure Centre drop-off points for Christmas gift appeal 

Leisure Centre drop-off points for Christmas gift appeal 

24 Nov 2021

Active Northumberland Leisure Centres are nominated drop off points for Metro Radio’s Mission Christmas appeal which is collecting presents for sick and disadvantaged children across the north-east. 

Image demonstrating Northumberland fly-tipper is fined

Northumberland fly-tipper is fined

23 Nov 2021

  A Northumberland man who fly tipped illegally on two occasions has been brought to justice following an investigation by  Northumberland County Council. 

Supplier Incentive Programme

Cashflow boost for businesses with new Supplier Incentive Programme

23 Nov 2021

Northumberland County Council has announced it is working with Oxygen Finance to introduce a new early payment initiative to improve cash flow for its suppliers.

Image demonstrating Rothbury road repairs taking place this month

Rothbury road repairs taking place this month

18 Nov 2021

Repairs are to take place on the stretch of road between Weldon Bridge and Rothbury after more cracking was found on the surface. 

Image demonstrating Bridge team scoops national award for partnership approach

Bridge team scoops national award for partnership approach

17 Nov 2021

The partnership approach to restoring the famous Union Chain Bridge has been recognised by a prestigious national award.