This information was last updated 5 January 2021
As of Tuesday 5 January, and Northumberland entering National Lockdown restrictions, there is no change to current service provision at any of Northumberland's HWRC sites. However, we must stress that any trips to the HWRC should be deemed 'essential', as per central government guidance:
This information was last updated 31 December 2020.
Once again we are faced with the news that we must close our facilities due to the changes in Tier restrictions which come into force on Thursday 31st December.
We will soon be issuing an email to customers with details and advising you the steps we are taking regarding your memberships.
Please appreciate and have patience with us at this time as we have a number of staff on annual leave so there may be delays in responding to enquiries.
Hopefully our period of closure will not be too long and we can welcome you back again soon.
This information was last updated 25 February 2021
If you have any queries regarding weddings or civil partnerships, please contact the Ceremony Team at email@example.com. Regular updates are also available at mynorthumberlandwedding.co.uk and on Facebook and Twitter
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.
This information was last updated 5 January 2021.
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 may be present at the graveside and they should be;
Due to the new national lockdown restrictions Tourist Information Centres are now closed.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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: email@example.com 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.
If you are a business who currently has a waste collection contract with Northumberland County Council, and due to the latest Covid-19 National lockdown restrictions, which came into effect on Wednesday 6 January, means your business will remain temporarily closed, then please contact us if you wish to amend your waste collection contract.
If your child's school is not currently allowing music tutors into the school then we will still offer an online service where possible. All the relevant information and registration process can be accessed by following this link (please be aware that a separate parental consent form will need to be completed prior to lessons starting.) The cost of online lessons are: 20 mins £12.00 and 30 mins £17.50.
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To submit an application please see our Apply for Planning Permission page.
ALERT: Validation delays. We are currently experiencing high volumes of work and as a result there are currently delays with Validation. We are working hard to get through the back log. All applications that are deemed valid will be registered from the date they were recieved. Thank you for your patience.
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.
This information was last updated 21 January 2021
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