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New programme to help businesses recover and restart

31 Jul 2020

A new support programme is launching to help businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic to recover and restart.

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Shielding advice for residents in Northumberland

28 Jul 2020

People who are currently shielding in Northumberland have been contacted and offered advice in the run up to measures being eased on August 1.

Procter & Gamble donation

Company donates £7,000 of products to county's vulnerable

07 Jul 2020

Multinational consumer goods company Procter and Gamble (P&G) has donated more than £7,000 worth of products to help vulnerable and at risk residents in Northumberland.

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Safety key as county prepares for lockdown easing

03 Jul 2020

Safety remains the priority as the council works with residents and businesses as lockdown restrictions are eased further from this weekend.

Tourism and Hospitality Hub

Dedicated Tourism hub set up to support businesses

02 Jul 2020

A dedicated support hub for Tourism and Hospitality businesses has been set up by Northumberland County Council.

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Phased re-opening for county's libraries

29 Jun 2020

Following the government’s recent announcement, the County Council is now planning for a phased reopening of its library services from Monday 6th July 2020.

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Ambitious Covid-19 recovery plan gets seal of approval

23 Jun 2020

An ambitious recovery plan has been approved by the council’s cabinet today - setting out how the council and the county can recover.

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Measures being finalised to safely re-open town centres

11 Jun 2020

Draft proposals to safely re-open town centres as lockdown eases are being finalised by the council.

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Businesses urged to apply for small business grant before deadline

09 Jun 2020

Applications close this Sunday - 14 June - for Covid-19 Discretionary Grants.

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County to benefit from £1.5m COVID funding boost

04 Jun 2020

Businesses, residents and the tourism industry are to benefit from a £1.5 million funding boost as the county continues to recover from the coronavirus lockdown.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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Residents thanked as tips re-open

05 May 2020

The Council’s Household Waste Recovery Centres (HWRC) opened this week - with residents thanked for their patience. 

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Bulky waste collection service resuming

04 May 2020

The council is reintroducing a reduced bulky waste collection service from Monday 4 May to help residents dispose of excess waste which has accumulated during the current coronavirus lockdown.

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Please be a considerate neighbour during lockdown

01 May 2020

As we all continue to adjust to Government requirements to Stay at Home unless travel is absolutely necessary, life is very different for many families.

Blyth Crematorium

Webcasting providing comfort to nearly 100 bereaved families

01 May 2020

Northumberland County Council is supporting bereaved families in the county by providing free webcasts from funerals at its crematorium in Blyth  - with nearly 100 families using the service so far.

Northumberland tips to reopen with restrictions in place

Northumberland tips to reopen with restrictions in place

29 Apr 2020

The tips will initially offer a restricted service in line with Government guidance on reopening HWRCs.

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Northumberland tops the table for business grants paid out

23 Apr 2020

Figures released by Government this week show that Northumberland is in the top four authorities in the country for the amount of grant paid out to small businesses to support them during the Covid-19 crisis.


Summer planting work to keep the county blooming

22 Apr 2020

With Spring in full swing, work is getting underway on the council's summer planting programme.

Household Waste Recycling Centre

Residents praised for patience as tips remain closed

22 Apr 2020

While tips remain closed across the county residents are being praised for their patience - and asked to hold onto their bulky waste.

Be aware!

Be alert to criminal activity during Covid-19 lockdown

17 Apr 2020

Northumberland County Council and Northumbria Police are working together to urge residents to be extra vigilant to those who might be taking advantage of the current lockdown.

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Council lobbying Government on more support for businesses

17 Apr 2020

Northumberland County Council is lobbying the Government to bring forward further measures to support businesses across Northumberland.