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.

Sign saying have your say

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.

Great British Spring Clean logo

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.

A countryside scene with bridge

Bridge repairs funding secured

03 Mar 2020

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

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Work underway on two new schools for Hexham

03 Mar 2020

The first turf has been cut on one of the largest new school developments in Northumberland.

Students in a classroom

High level of students gain first choice secondary school

03 Mar 2020

Over ninety-seven percent of students in Northumberland have gained their first choice of high or secondary school.

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Good across the board for children’s social care in Northumberland

02 Mar 2020

The council has been awarded an overall ‘good’ rating across the board by Ofsted following a recent inspection of children’s social care services.

Seahouses Pier

Coastal landmark work complete

02 Mar 2020

Work is complete on the restoration of the main pier in Seahouses after a multi-million pound improvement project.

corona virus under microscope

Business as usual in Northumberland

27 Feb 2020

Northumberland County Council is reassuring residents it’s business as usual as it closely monitors developments with the coronavirus.

A collage of Blyth views

Blyth drop-in event reminder

26 Feb 2020

Residents are being reminded about a special open day to see the latest plans for the redevelopment of the town centre

Young girl playing a tuba

Musical achievements get schools’ singing

20 Feb 2020

More schools in Northumberland are benefitting from a music education hub than in many similar partnerships across the country.

Image demonstrating Challenge successfully helps new mums get more active

Challenge successfully helps new mums get more active

20 Feb 2020

A group of new mothers living in south east Northumberland have just completed a fantastic new challenge aimed at helping them to get more active following the birth of their babies.

Paul Jones, Director of Local Services, Cllr Glen Sanderson and Jamie Grainger from fleet services.

Green power on test for council fleet

19 Feb 2020

The council has begun testing electric vans as it looks to ways of future proofing its fleet.

Cllr Peter Jackson, leader of council

Budget approved to invest in Northumberland’s future

19 Feb 2020

Northumberland County Council has agreed its budget for 2020/21 which outlines an ambitious programme of investment across the county.

Vehicle Crushing

Fly tipper’s car crushed for illegally dumping waste in Northumberland

18 Feb 2020

A vehicle that was used for fly tipping in Northumberland has been seized and crushed by the county council as it continues its zero tolerance approach to this environmental crime.

Paul Hedley holding the Queen's Medal

Fire Chief awarded Queen’s Fire Service Medal

14 Feb 2020

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service is celebrating as its Chief Paul Hedley has been presented with the Queen’s Fire Service Medal.

Roadworks in progress

A1068 roadworks to be rescheduled

14 Feb 2020

Roadworks planned for the A1068 near Amble from February 24th are to be rescheduled.