Image demonstrating Referendum date set for Belford Neighbourhood Plan  

Referendum date set for Belford Neighbourhood Plan  

05 Feb 2024

A local referendum on the Belford Neighbourhood Plan will take place on Thursday 14 March 2024 and all residents in the Parish who are registered to vote will be able to have a say on the Plan.  

Image demonstrating Coming soon - new affordable homes to rent in Alnwick. 

Coming soon - new affordable homes to rent in Alnwick. 

05 Feb 2024

  Northumberland County Council has purchased eight new homes in Alnwick which have been built and will soon be available for affordable rent. 

Image demonstrating Views sought on Eglingham Neighbourhood Plan 

Views sought on Eglingham Neighbourhood Plan 

05 Feb 2024

Northumberland County Council is seeking views on a proposed neighbourhood plan for Eglingham Parish.   

Image demonstrating  £1,000 golden hello for new childcare recruits in Northumberland 

 £1,000 golden hello for new childcare recruits in Northumberland 

02 Feb 2024

A major new national recruitment campaign has been launched by the Department for Education today (Friday 2nd February) alongside a pilot of £1,000 golden hellos, to give nurseries and early years providers the workers they need and offer more childcare places for parents. 

Family Hubs

Have your say on Family Hubs 

02 Feb 2024

Northumberland’s Family Hubs are seeking the view of residents to shape the future of their services. 

Keel; Row Shopping Centre in Blyth

Blyth shopping centre to close ahead of major redevelopment

02 Feb 2024

The Keel Row Shopping Centre in Blyth will close on 29th February 2024 ahead of major redevelopment as part of the Energising Blyth programme. 

Group of men and women from the 2023 September cohort

Get skills for life with one of the region’s largest employers

02 Feb 2024

Northumberland County Council are launching apprenticeship recruitment events this National Apprenticeship Week. spring and be the first to hear about upcoming roles.

Image demonstrating Temporary road closure signals milestone in scheme delivery  

Temporary road closure signals milestone in scheme delivery  

30 Jan 2024

  The finish line is in sight for a major public realm improvement scheme to revitalise Hexham’s historic town centre, with work due to be completed in May 2024

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Landlords invited to free information event 

29 Jan 2024

Landlords and agents are being invited to attend a free event aimed at providing updates on new housing legislation and industry issues.  

Family Hubs Northumberland

Northumberland Family Hubs rollout more support for families 

26 Jan 2024

Northumberland’s Family Hubs have published their new What’s On guides for 2024.  

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Council launches scheme to boost homecare worker pay

26 Jan 2024

Homecare workers in Northumberland are set to benefit from a council scheme that guarantees competitive pay and introduces a right to security of income for those who want it. 

Image demonstrating Residents are being urged to prepare for the digital switchover in Northumberland

Residents are being urged to prepare for the digital switchover in Northumberland

26 Jan 2024

Northumberland County Council is reaching out to residents to ensure they are prepared for the national digital switchover.

Image demonstrating Duchess presents British Empire Medal to dedicated Coquetdale resident 

Duchess presents British Empire Medal to dedicated Coquetdale resident 

25 Jan 2024

A lady from Thropton in Northumberland has been presented with the British Empire Medal for her services to the community in Coquetdale. 

Image demonstrating Alnwick SEND/S Sports Camp for Young People 

Alnwick SEND/S Sports Camp for Young People 

25 Jan 2024

A ‘stay all day’ sports camp is to be held in Alnwick for young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities. 

The Maltings Theatre in Berwick

Council emphasises commitment to Berwick Maltings scheme

25 Jan 2024

The County Council has stressed its commitment to a new Maltings theatre venue for Berwick. 

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County set for key role as Investment Zones identified

24 Jan 2024

Northumberland is to play a key role in the North East’s advanced manufacturing and green industries sectors, which are set for a jobs boost as a multi-million pound investment progresses. 

Councillors and staff outside the Energy Central Learning Hub in Blyth

New flagship learning facility announces second educational partner

23 Jan 2024

Blyth-based Energy Central Learning Hub has welcomed a new educational partner, Northumberland Skills, to deliver training in the advanced manufacturing and energy sectors.

wind warning

Storm support continues for residents in Northumberland 

23 Jan 2024

The Council is continuing to support residents affected by Storm Isha.  

Image demonstrating Local organisations invited to supplier support event 

Local organisations invited to supplier support event 

22 Jan 2024

Northumberland County Council is to host a special event aimed at helping local organisations to do business with the council and to help boost the local economy. 

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Vape message taking to the county's roads

22 Jan 2024

An important reminder for vapes to be disposed of properly is taking to the county’s roads. 

A graphic warning of windy weather

Clean-up continues after Storm Isha

22 Jan 2024

The Council is continuing to support residents in the aftermath of Storm Isha. 

Childcare choices

Parents in Northumberland urged to apply for new childcare support

19 Jan 2024

Parents in Northumberland are urged to apply for new childcare support coming soon.  

a graphic promoting the council's online budget question and answer session which takes place on January 31

Questions sought for online budget Q+A

19 Jan 2024

Residents are being encouraged to submit questions to the Council’s leadership on this year’s budget plans. 

Berwick Old Bridge. Repair work is starting on January 25th

Repairs for Berwick bridge starting ahead of 400th anniversary

19 Jan 2024

Repair works on Berwick’s oldest bridge are getting underway – ahead of its 400th anniversary later this year. 

A photo of a key in a door.

Rent increase to support continued investment in council housing

17 Jan 2024

In line with the Government’s rent increase formula for social housing, Northumberland County Council will be increasing council tenants' rents by 7.70% from 1 April 2024.