Parking improvements in Berwick

12 Dec 2017

New infrastructure improvements are under way for Berwick to provide extra car and coach parking in the town.

Berwick Children’s Centre is “good” say inspectors

12 Dec 2017

Berwick Children’s Centre, a vibrant community venue which offers services for families and children including full day care and early education for young children, has achieved an impressive ‘Good’ rating following a recent daycare Ofsted inspection.

Northumberland School wins award for promoting sustainable travel to school

08 Dec 2017

Mickley First School in Stocksfield, Northumberland, were recently awarded Modeshift STARS School of the Region in the North East for their achievements in promoting healthy and sustainable travel to school.

Council plans education consultation

07 Dec 2017

Following clear support from schools to enter into a consultation on education in the west of the county, Northumberland County Council is proposing to carry out an informal consultation to understand what the community sees as a way forward for a sustainable education system in the area.

Driving up highway standards in Northumberland

06 Dec 2017

Northumberland County Council’s highways team has been shortlisted in the most improved performer category of the prestigious annual APSE performance networks awards

Union Chain Bridge Heritage Lottery Fund bid submitted

05 Dec 2017

Local children have helped mark the submission of a Heritage Lottery Fund bid to safeguard the future of the historic Union Chain Bridge.

New library and information centre set to open in the new year

05 Dec 2017

The refurbished and modernised library area in Hexham’s Queen’s Hall will be opening to the public in the new year, bringing a number of services all under one roof.

Help stop the spread of measles

05 Dec 2017

Northumberland County Council is reminding parents of the importance of the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine, as a very effective way to prevent infection and stop measles from spreading.

Think rent first this Christmas

04 Dec 2017

Northumberland County Council is urging its tenants to put their rent first this Christmas.

Turf Cutting Ceremony Marks Start of School Build

04 Dec 2017

Pupils, staff and councillors joined the team from Galliford Try on Thursday 23rd November,at an official event to to mark the start of building work on the new Darras Hall Primary School.

Wreath making workshops at Hepscott Park

30 Nov 2017

If you fancy making an attractive and affordable Christmas wreath to adorn your front door this festive season, why not join one of the workshops at Hepscott Park Horticultural Skills Unit near Morpeth.

Rescue dogs to be stars of 2018 charity calendar

30 Nov 2017

A charity calendar featuring dogs rescued in Northumberland is now for sale with all the proceeds going directly to four local animal charities.

Northumberland named as one the top holiday destinations in the UK

30 Nov 2017

Northumberland County Council is celebrating after the county picked up a prestigious award at the 2017 British Travel Awards.

Football club nets funding boost

29 Nov 2017

Cramlington Town Football Club has scored a funding boost from the County Council towards improving its pitches.

Council welcomes government support on rail line

29 Nov 2017

Northumberland County Council has welcomed fresh government support to bring back rail passenger services throughout south east Northumberland.

Ponteland neighbourhood plan is ‘made’

27 Nov 2017

Following an overwhelming ‘yes’ vote at a local referendum in September, the Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan has now been ‘made’ by Northumberland County Council, bringing it into legal force.

Leader welcomes devolution deal

24 Nov 2017

The Leader of Northumberland County Council has expressed his delight at the devolution deal secured this week for the North of Tyne - Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside.

Budget delivers devo deal and transport boost for North of Tyne

24 Nov 2017

Those living North of the Tyne will benefit from £600 million of new government investment to spend on local priorities to boost growth after the area agreed a historic devolution deal.

Stay safe this winter against electrical fires.

24 Nov 2017

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service are reminding residents of Northumberland to stay safe in their homes and reduce their risk of electrical fires by following some simple steps.

Duchess presents British Empire Medals to dedicated residents

23 Nov 2017

Two Northumberland residents have been presented with British Empire Medals for their dedicated community and voluntary service.

Claus and Cram team up to launch Kielder Marathon 2018

23 Nov 2017

A very special VIP has started his training early for the 2018 Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon Weekend…and we aren’t talking about Steve Cram!

One hundred Christmas shoe boxes collected for needy children

23 Nov 2017

Needy children around the world will receive a shoe box full of goodies this festive season thanks to Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child and in Hexham, adults with learning difficulties have been making their contribution to the appeal.

Dedicated event to help students with Special Education Needs (SEN) Prepare for Adulthood

23 Nov 2017

The Northumberland County Council Careers Guidance Team arranged a dedicated event for young people with special educational needs (SEN) to enable them to begin planning their future pathways.

Pledge to develop cultural opportunities for young people

22 Nov 2017

Northumberland County Council has joined dozens of organisations across the region by signing a pledge to support and help deliver arts and heritage opportunities for young people.

Car parking boost in Cramlington over Christmas period

22 Nov 2017

Northumberland County Council, alongside Cramlington Town Council and Arch have provided access to 4 car parks to be used as additional public parking ahead of the Cramlington Christmas Lights switch on and busy festive shopping period.