Image demonstrating Clear local support for Hexham Middle School site proposals 

Clear local support for Hexham Middle School site proposals 

27 Mar 2024

  People living in and around Hexham have given their seal of approval to the proposed redevelopment of the former Hexham Middle School site. 

Image demonstrating Work underway to build 56 new affordable homes in Berwick

Work underway to build 56 new affordable homes in Berwick

27 Mar 2024

Work has begun to build 56 new affordable homes in a £13m scheme in Berwick.

Image demonstrating Council urging action over landslip road

Council urging action over landslip road

27 Mar 2024

The Council is urging the Environment Agency to provide urgent support in dealing with a landslip near Morpeth.

Image demonstrating Recruits swap shopfloor for the great outdoors

Recruits swap shopfloor for the great outdoors

27 Mar 2024

New recruits at Prudhoe’s largest employer swapped the shopfloor for the great outdoors to showcase their environmental credentials.

Image demonstrating Belford residents vote for neighbourhood plan 

Belford residents vote for neighbourhood plan 

26 Mar 2024

Residents of Belford now have more of a say over future development in their parish, following a successful referendum on their neighbourhood plan. 

Image demonstrating Council steps up its fight on flytipping  

Council steps up its fight on flytipping  

26 Mar 2024

Northumberland County Council is stepping up its fight against fly tipping in the county to deter the dumping of waste and bring those responsible to account. 

The new recycling message on some of the county's bin wagons

Student's environmental message set to do the rounds

26 Mar 2024

A Morpeth student’s environmental message is set to be seen by thousands of residents in the county. 

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Wet start to this year's grass cutting season

25 Mar 2024

Preparations are well underway ahead of the Council’s annual grass cutting programme. 

Diane Lyons (Scout Leader) with Sophie Wakenshaw, Kortney Leigh Holness and Katie Bebbington of the 1st Baden Powell Wooler Scouts.

Council awarded £103,000 by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to work with young people

22 Mar 2024

An exciting project planned by Northumberland County Council’s Archives team has received a grant of £103,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund – made possible by money raised by National Lottery players.

A village hall in Northumberland

Celebrating village Halls and their vital role at the centre of communities

21 Mar 2024

The pivotal role of village halls in rural communities was celebrated at a special event for volunteers and trustees at Northumberland County Hall, Morpeth.

World Social Work Day 2024

World Social Work Day shines a spotlight on life-changing careers in social care

19 Mar 2024

Today we’re celebrating World Social Work Day and saying thank you to all our social workers for the life-changing difference they make every day.

Image demonstrating Council looking for hosts for Green Dog Walkers events  

Council looking for hosts for Green Dog Walkers events  

19 Mar 2024

Northumberland County Council would like to hear from Parish & Town councils or local dog walking clubs who may be interested in hosting Green Dog Walker events, particularly in the Tynedale area. 

Image demonstrating Applications open for new affordable homes to rent in Alnwick. 

Applications open for new affordable homes to rent in Alnwick. 

19 Mar 2024

  Northumberland County Council is inviting anyone interested in living in one of the new affordable homes that have been built in Alnwick to apply now through Northumberland Homefinder. 

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Communities encourged to back the Great British Spring Clean

15 Mar 2024

The County Council is backing a bid to pick litter from Northumberland streets and public spaces during Keep Britain Tidy’s annual clean-up campaign. 

Prudhoe High Street

National High Streets Task Force visits Prudhoe

15 Mar 2024

Experts from the national High Streets Task Force have visited Prudhoe - meeting with a wide range of partners to look into how the town centre could be boosted in the future.

Image demonstrating Northumberland homes receive energy upgrades

Northumberland homes receive energy upgrades

15 Mar 2024

Hundreds of homes across the county are benefiting from upgraded home energy solutions thanks to grant funding awarded to Northumberland County Council.

An aerial view of works at Newsham rail station

Combined rail and Metro tickets will be 'game-changing'

15 Mar 2024

Passengers will enjoy a ‘truly game-changing' experience when the Northumberland Line opens, with Pop Pay As You Go smart card fares offering seamless interchange with the Tyne and Wear Metro alongside traditional rail-only tickets, and with prices starting from as little as £1.

Image demonstrating Huge first year attendance figures at Morpeth’s new sports centre 

Huge first year attendance figures at Morpeth’s new sports centre 

14 Mar 2024

People living in and around Morpeth are making their health and wellbeing a priority as attendance at the town’s fantastic new sports centre reaches an all-time high. 

Image demonstrating Online consultation still open for Hexham Middle School site 

Online consultation still open for Hexham Middle School site 

14 Mar 2024

Local residents are being reminded that there is still time to give their views on exciting proposals for the former Hexham Middle School Site. 

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Role public and community transport plays in health outlined in new report

14 Mar 2024

A report presented to the Northumberland Health and Wellbeing Board has detailed the vital role that public and community transport systems play in keeping Northumberland residents healthy.

Northumberberland Skills Taster Days

Taster days ignite the spark for future engineers 

13 Mar 2024

Northumberland Skills Welding and Fabrication Technical Training Centre at the Port of Blyth is hosting two free taster days this weekend.  

Image demonstrating New children’s soft play for Prudhoe  

New children’s soft play for Prudhoe  

12 Mar 2024

A fantastic new soft play area is being planned for Prudhoe Waterworld to provide another great space for children to have fun, let off steam and be active.

Image demonstrating Council to improve car parking in Wooler  

Council to improve car parking in Wooler  

12 Mar 2024

Northumberland County Council’s cabinet has agreed to allocate funding to improve parking in Wooler which will in turn help to support local shops and services. 

County Hall in Morpeth

Council makes 'improvements to be proud of' - Peer Review finds

12 Mar 2024

The County Council has made improvements “it can be proud of” - a Corporate Peer Review has found. 

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Report confirms pay policy issues addressed

12 Mar 2024

Northumberland County Council’s senior lawyer has published a report dealing with historical flaws in pay policies which potentially led to unlawful payments to former staff.