Sycamore Gap

Council shows support for tourism during English Tourism Week

27 May 2020

This week is English Tourism Week (25-31 May) and is an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance, value and quality of the tourism sector across the UK.

Flags flying at the Scottish border

Council flying the flag for the NHS

26 May 2020

Drivers on the A1 between England and Scotland may notice something a little different now when they cross the border.

Image demonstrating Gino reunited with owner after 24 hour search

Gino reunited with owner after 24 hour search

26 May 2020

Gino, a nervous young dog has been reunited with his very relieved owner who searched for him day and night  after he slipped his lead  while on a walk in Valley Park, Cramlington.

Staff carrying out resurfacing work

Essential road improvement works starting

26 May 2020

Work is re-starting on a range of key highway schemes and essential works across the county.

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Wash your hands of Coronavirus Scams

26 May 2020

Northumberland County Council’s Public Protection service  is warning people to remain extra vigilant following a rise in coronavirus-related scams that seek to benefit from the public’s concern and uncertainty over COVID-19.

Liz Prudhoe of Adapt North East

Communities receive cash boost from Bernicia

26 May 2020

Charities and volunteer organisations across Northumberland have been awarded funding from a North East housing association to help residents affected by Covid-19.

Bank holiday bin collections day changes

Bank holiday bin collection day changes

22 May 2020

Bin collections for the week beginning Monday (25 May) will take place one day later than your usual collection.

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Feel Good At Home campaign introduced for new mothers

21 May 2020

Active Northumberland has been streaming a range of online activities to help new mums throughout lockdown and is inviting others to join in and take part.

A signal box in Bedlington

Survey works taking place for Northumberland Line

20 May 2020

Survey work has started as progress continues towards re-opening passenger rail services between Northumberland and Newcastle.

A garden waste bin

Garden waste scheme re-opens to new customers

20 May 2020

The council’s popular garden waste collection scheme has re-opened to new customers.

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Spread sunshine this Mental Health Awareness Week

20 May 2020

This Mental Health Awareness Week, Northumberland Communities Together is spreading sunshine through their ‘Walking on Sunshine’ video challenge, and they want residents of all ages to get involved.

Cllr Wayne Daley and Dean Jackson with teachers in Bedlington

A huge thank you to all Northumberland teachers

20 May 2020

Today is National Thank A Teacher Day, and the council is paying tribute to teachers across the county.

A carpark

Phased approach to carpark re-opening

20 May 2020

The council is taking a phased approach to re-opening its coastal and visitor car parks as public safety remains a top priority.

closed sign

Carparks remain closed until safety checks complete

15 May 2020

Coastal and visitor car parks across Northumberland will remain closed as safety assessments continue.

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Free physical activity packs for Northumberland communities

14 May 2020

Families from 400 households in Northumberland are being given free activity packs to encourage vulnerable and isolated children and young people to keep active.

Library Befriending Service

Library staff offering "friendly" service

14 May 2020

Northumberland library customers who have been missing their regular visit to their local branch have received a welcome call from staff to check on them.

child playing violin

Technology helps to keep the music playing

14 May 2020

The council’s music service has launched a series of online resources for the county’s young musicians.

Photo of Haltwhistle school

School improvement schemes come a step closer

13 May 2020

Three important school improvement projects in Northumberland have come a step closer.

Photo of empty classroom

West Woodburn First School to close

13 May 2020

The council’s cabinet has agreed to approve the closure of West Woodburn First School.

Picture of foster carers

More carers needed to play vital role

13 May 2020

The vital role of foster families is being highlighted during this year’s Foster Care Fortnight - as more carers are sought for children in Northumberland.

Corbridge in flood

Funding for flood schemes welcomed

12 May 2020

Grants for funding to protect homes from flooding have been formally accepted by the council.

Pollution at Lynemouth

Work to start on tackling historic Lynemouth pollution

12 May 2020

Funding to kick-start the clean-up of historic pollution on the coast at Lynemouth has been agreed by the Council’s Cabinet.

A countryside scene

Public safety paramount as country parks re-open

12 May 2020

The County Council has confirmed that its four country parks will open from Wednesday, May 13 - but the safety of the public remains its absolute priority.

Digital image of what the Berwick leisure centre will look like

Construction work to resume on Berwick’s new leisure centre

06 May 2020

Work is due to recommence on the construction of Berwick’s new state of the art leisure centre following a halt in building work due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Volunteers help in Northumberland

Thousands volunteer to help their community

05 May 2020

More than 1,000 Northumberland residents have volunteered to help in their communities through Northumberland County Council’s Northumberland Communities Together initiative.