Northumberland Communities Together

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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Survey reports improved environment at Narrowgate

23 Mar 2020

The results of a survey on the impact of a trial pedestrianisation scheme in Alnwick have been published.

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Residents reminded to heed social distancing advice - 23 March 2020

23 Mar 2020

Northumberland residents are being reminded that they must heed social distancing advice as the country tackles the coronavirus pandemic.

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Council supporting communities across Northumberland - Friday 20 March

20 Mar 2020

Northumberland County Council has offered further reassurance to residents, businesses and communities as it continues to fully support them through the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak.

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Northumberland schools to close due to COVID-19 - 18 March 2020

18 Mar 2020

Schools across Northumberland are set to close from Friday 20 March to all children except those with key workers and the most vulnerable children.

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Community grant scheme open for next round of bids

17 Mar 2020

Community groups across the county are being offered funding to help deliver projects as Northumberland County Council extends its community chest scheme for another year.

County councillors on Berwick Old Bridge

Iconic Berwick bridge to be refurbished

17 Mar 2020

Berwick’s historic Old Bridge is to undergo a £800,000 restoration and refurbishment as part of a range of improvement schemes.

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Cafes close but Country Parks remain open - 17 March 2020

17 Mar 2020

Cafes at Country Parks in Northumberland will be closed from tomorrow until further notice.

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New centre opens its doors at Haydon Bridge

16 Mar 2020

Work is complete on a fantastic new vocational centre at Haydon Bridge High School.


Council reassures Northumberland residents

13 Mar 2020

Northumberland County Council is reassuring residents and businesses they will be fully supported during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

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A challenge we owed to every child

12 Mar 2020

How our social care services team secured a "Good" Ofsted rating

Cramlington War Memorial

Cramlington Neighbourhood Plan to be legally ‘made’

10 Mar 2020

Northumberland County Council’s cabinet has agreed to formally ‘make’ the Cramlington Neighbourhood Plan. 

Newbiggin Sports and Community Centre

Major upgrade planned for Newbiggin Sports Centre

10 Mar 2020

A scheme to upgrade Newbiggin Sports and Community Centre has been given the green light after County Councillors agreed to fund the work.

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Consultation on future of West Woodburn First School

10 Mar 2020

Northumberland County Council’s cabinet has agreed to carry out formal consultation on the potential closure of the school.

Councillors at Tyne Riverside Country Park

Improvements coming to Tyne Riverside Country Park

10 Mar 2020

Work is getting underway to improve play facilities at a Prudhoe park.

Holy Island causeway

Drivers reminded to check island crossing times

09 Mar 2020

The County Council is reminding drivers to adhere to safe crossing times on the Holy Island causeway.

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Why not go green with our spring clean?

09 Mar 2020

Northumberland County Council is backing a national campaign to get people out and about cleaning up their local communities.

Councillors and staff at the old Morpeth First School

Plans underway for new town centre carpark

06 Mar 2020

The next stage in plans to increase parking spaces in Morpeth is getting underway.

Lynemouth Road Bridge

Weight limits set for historic coastal bridge

06 Mar 2020

Weight restrictions are being put in place on a historic coastal bridge in a bid to protect it from further deterioration.

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Celebrating inspirational women in Northumberland

06 Mar 2020

Stories of inspirational women from across Northumberland are being shared to mark International Women’s Day 2020 through creative writing and artwork by schoolchildren.

Berwick Port

Berwick Port funding set to boost tourism trade

04 Mar 2020

The council is set to provide £400,000 funding to Berwick Port as part of an ambitious scheme to bring cruise ships to the town and increase tourism.

Image demonstrating Pool installation starts in flagship new sports centre  

Pool installation starts in flagship new sports centre  

04 Mar 2020

Work on a flagship new sports and leisure complex in Ponteland is progressing rapidly and this week another milestone was reached with the start of the installation of the swimming pools.

The River Wansbeck in Morpeth

Work complete on Morpeth walkway scheme

03 Mar 2020

Work is now complete repairing a Morpeth walkway damaged by a landslip in 2018.

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Bridge repairs funding secured

03 Mar 2020

The council has successfully secured £3.7 million in national funding to improve the county’s bridges.