If you are a business who currently has a waste collection contract with Northumberland County Council, and you have had to temporarily close due to the latest restrictions due to coronavirus (COVID-19) please contact us if you wish to amend your waste collection contract.
The council would also like to encourage residents to take to their doorsteps on Remembrance Sunday (8 November) at 11am to observe the two-minute silence.
From 5 November 2020, there are new national restrictions in England that effect how Remembrance Sunday activities can take place in line with current COVID-19 restrictions and requirements.
Local authorities and faith leaders in England can organise outdoor Remembrance events at a public war memorial or cenotaph, so long as they follow the below principles:
From 5 November 2020 places of worship are not permitted to open for communal worship. Celebrants may, however, enter places of worship to broadcast services to their communities and will be able to incorporate Remembrance services as part of this when they do so.
For further guidance on Remembrance Day events please click here.
Information on the latest government restrictions and advice regarding events and social gatherings can be found here.
information regarding local restrictions can be found here.
We thank you in advance for your support in this matter and should you require any further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Our tips will remain open during the national lockdown, beginning Thursday 5 November. There will be no changes to how the sites are operated.
All public car parks remain open. Car parks that charge to park will continue to do so. The council will keep the car park openings under review as the situation may change depending on local or national developments.
Public safety remains our top priority and we have made a number of improvements in response to the challenges faced due to the Covid-19 pandemic, including;-
relocating a number of ticket machines in coastal car parks to better facilitate social distancing in the event of queues forming during busy periods
introducing Pay By Phone into our Pay and Display car parks to provide a convenient contactless method of payment removing the need for users to obtain a pay and display ticket from the machines
providing additional public toilet facilities in some of our car parks because of increased demand on our existing facilities and to enable social distancing to be maintained
Pay By Phone is used by many local authorities across the country. Users only need to set up an account once and then it can be used in all car parks where Pay By Phone is in operation. The service also offers additional benefits such as being able to extend parking sessions remotely.
For further information on the implementation of Pay By Phone, please click here
Check your collections date at www.northumberland.gov.uk/bins
Our garden waste collection service is still running during this time and will continue until our scheduled final collections for this season's garden waste collection service which are due week commencing Monday 23 November and week commencing Monday 30 November 2020.
If you think your garden waste collection has been missed, please visit out alerts page here to find out if your area was affected and when it will be collected. If you would like to report a missed garden waste collection, visit our dedicated garden waste page here for more information.
Please put your bins out before 7am on your normal bin collection day. You can help us by thoroughly washing your hands for at least 20 seconds before and after touching your bins - as well as applying social distancing rules - this is really important.
For more information on your garden waste service, please click here. You can find out information such as:
Questions and advice
Following national guidance from Thursday 5 November the Morpeth Chantry Tourist Information Centre and Craft Centre will be closed to the public.
The Bagpipe Museum and Northern Poetry Library will also remain closed to the public.
Please note that Tourist Information Centres at Seahouses and Craster will also close from Thursday 5 November.
For any enquiries please contact 0345 600 6400 and continue to check this page for further updates.
Visitor information is available from www.visitnorthumberland.com or by emailing: email@example.com
Instrumental/vocal tuition at school - If your child’s school is allowing in-person lessons and you normally pay for lessons through the school, please sign up by contacting the school and registering for tuition in the normal way. Your school will advise on the cost.
We now have dedicated #Coronavirus section on our website dedicated to provide you with the information and updates on our services. Click here to view our coronavirus information and updates.
Due to the government guidelines, we have introduced some temporary measures to ensure that mourners are able to follow Government guidelines on social distancing.
A maximum of up to 10 people should be present at the graveside and they should be;
This hub was created to provide support to all affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by working closely with the NHS Trusts and other relevant organisations.
You can find the full questions and answers document here.
Due to emergency steps being taken in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Northumberland County Council has introduced a simplified process for the renewal of driver and vehicle licences. This simplified process will remain in place until it is considered reasonable to return to standard operating procedures.
As you will appreciate the licensing staff are no longer able to operate from the Council Offices. However, all Licensing staff are now mainly working from home and can deal with enquiries. These changes have been made to help minimise the risk and spread of the virus, and to keep our staff and customers safe.
Unfortunately our main Licensing number is not accessible, but you can ring the Council Customer Services on 0345 600 6400 and they can forward your enquiry to the Licensing section. An easier option will be to email: firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will respond. All face to face appointments have been suspended until further notice.
As a temporary measure, renewal driver badges and renewed vehicle plates may not be issued immediately. Instead, an acknowledgement will be e-mailed to you. You must carry this with you whenever you are working in order to prove that you, or your vehicle, are still licensed. Appointments will be made for plates to be collected from Stakeford Depot. Drivers Badges will be posted out when they have been produced.
Drivers can apply to renew their driver's licences online.
Click here to download the simplified renewal application form for drivers.
Applicants will be contacted following receipt of an application and invited to make payment and forward any required documents.
It is understood that at the current time applicants may have difficulty obtaining medical certificates. Where this is the case applicants should contact the licensing section as soon as possible
Applicants can apply to renew their vehicle licences online. Applicants will be contacted following receipt of an application and invited to make payment and forward any required documents.
It is understood that there may be delays in relation to vehicle testing. Applicants should notify the licensing section of the vehicle test date as soon as possible.
Click here to download the simplified renewal application form for hackney carriage vehicles.
Click here to download the simplified renewal application form for private hire vehicles
Please see the drop down boxes below for new driver and vehicle applications.
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