A stunt cyclist. A festival of cycling is coming to Blyth Marketplace on July 28 from 10am-4pm

Wheelie good bike festival coming to Blyth

22 Jul 2022

As part of Northumberland County Council’s The Big Northumberland Gear Change campaign that encourages locals to travel more sustainably, a bike festival is taking place in Blyth this month.

New toilets at Newton by the Sea have beach wheelchair facilities

New toilet facilities include beach wheelchair storage

22 Jul 2022

Work is complete on a very special public toilet refurbishment at one of the county’s tourism hotspots. 

Scholchildren on a train between Newcastle and Morpeth

Students get first glimpse of Northumberland Line service

22 Jul 2022

Schoolchildren in Northumberland have been given a glimpse into the future of travel on the county’s railway as they boarded a special train service between Newcastle and Morpeth.  

family hub

Have your say on shaping plans for Northumberland’s Family Hubs

21 Jul 2022

Northumberland’s Children’s Centres will relaunch as Family Hubs in Autumn 2022.  

The County Council has launched its ‘Love It Like It’s Yours’ campaign -  to welcome people to the county while reminding everyone to act responsibly by following the Countryside Code at all times.

Forests re-open as summer visitor campaign launches

20 Jul 2022

Following November’s Storm Arwen last November where around one million trees were uprooted overnight, seven forests in Northumberland are reopening in time for summer.

Donate your pre-loved uniform

Call for donations of pre-loved school uniform in Northumberland

19 Jul 2022

Northumberland County Council is holding a week-long uniform amnesty in a bid to encourage families to recycle clothing while also helping others.   

an artist impression of Energy Central Campus’ Energy Central Learning Hub

Council to update on Blyth's regeneration plans

19 Jul 2022

On Thursday, 28th July from 11am, the County Council will be stationed in The Keel Row Shopping Centre in Blyth to update businesses and residents on the £70m regeneration scheme, Energising Blyth.

Alnwick Library has gone back to its full opening hours after recruiting additional staff post-pandemic.

Longer hours at Alnwick Library

19 Jul 2022

Alnwick Library has gone back to its full opening hours after recruiting additional staff post-pandemic.

Image demonstrating Public urged not to pick up sick or dead birds following avian flu outbreak 

Public urged not to pick up sick or dead birds following avian flu outbreak 

19 Jul 2022

  The public are being urged not to pick up or touch sick or dead birds, following an outbreak of Avian Flu in the wild bird population. Dog owners are also being asked to be extra vigilant and keep their dogs away from them. 

Image demonstrating Northumberland County Council marks UK ASB Awareness Week 

Northumberland County Council marks UK ASB Awareness Week 

18 Jul 2022

Northumberland County Council is highlighting its commitment to tackling anti-social behaviour and making local communities safer by joining the national ASB Awareness Week campaign, which runs 18-24 July 2022. 

Thermometer showing high temperature

Northumberland’s Public Health chief urges people to stay safe in the heat

18 Jul 2022

Northumberland County Council is urging people to take precautions so they can stay safe in the heat.

Image demonstrating Haydon residents vote for neighbourhood plan 

Haydon residents vote for neighbourhood plan 

18 Jul 2022

  Residents of Haydon, in the Tyne Valley now have more of a say over future development in their parish, following a successful referendum which will result in the adoption of a neighbourhood plan for their area. 

A fire engine. The fire service is reminding people to take care on open water

Water safety reminder follows tragic river death

18 Jul 2022

The region’s emergency services are reminding people of the very real dangers of swimming in open water following the tragic death of a teenager in the River Tyne near Ovingham. 

Wildfire

Heightened risk of wildfires in Northumberland

18 Jul 2022

People are being urged to take extra care when out and about over the coming days due to the heightened risk of wildfires.

Rail tracks. The new Northumberland Line website has been launched at www.northumberlandline.uk

New Northumberland Line website launched

15 Jul 2022

A bespoke website for the Northumberland Line rail project has been launched – as the main construction phase prepares to get underway.

The A1171 in Cramlington. Two housing developers will be starting roadworks in Cramlington this month which are set to last around five months. 

Housing developers carrying out Cramlington works

15 Jul 2022

Two housing developers will be starting roadworks in Cramlington this month which are set to last around five months. 

More carparking spaces are now available in Berwick Quayside

Extra Berwick parking ahead of main tourist season

15 Jul 2022

With the summer tourist season getting into full swing, more parking spaces are now available in Berwick. 

Children on a bus. A free child bus travel offer is running in the region over the holidays

Children to enjoy free bus travel this summer

14 Jul 2022

Families in Northumberland and the wider north east will be able to enjoy free travel for kids on buses this summer, right through the school holidays. 

100 year old firefighter with fire personnel

War veteran visits Fire Service

13 Jul 2022

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service were honoured to host a 101-year old war veteran and former firefighter this week. 

Image demonstrating New Morpeth Leisure Centre aims for energy efficient future 

New Morpeth Leisure Centre aims for energy efficient future 

13 Jul 2022

Work to build a new £21m state-of-the-art leisure centre and community hub in Morpeth is still on track for a public opening in early 2023. 

The Bunker site development in Hexham. There will be hundreds of long-stay parking spaces

Long-stay spaces to remain at Hexham carpark

13 Jul 2022

​Following the redevelopment of the disused ‘Bunker’ site off Alemouth Road in Hexham, a new public car park at the site is due to open shortly.   

Morpeth Forum

Residents share their views on town’s future at Morpeth Forum event

13 Jul 2022

Ambitions for a new theatre, museum and community orchard were among the potential projects under the spotlight at a special Morpeth Forum drop-in session.  

Image demonstrating County launches on-street electric vehicle chargepoints

County launches on-street electric vehicle chargepoints

12 Jul 2022

A pilot of electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints is being launched as part of Northumberland County Council’s ongoing commitment to make electric vehicles more accessible.

Image demonstrating Free summer walks to step up your health 

Free summer walks to step up your health 

12 Jul 2022

Free health walks are taking place across the county to encourage more people to get out into the great outdoors and improve their health. 

Berwick Schools Consultation

Public drop-in sessions take place on future model of schools in Berwick

12 Jul 2022

Two public consultation drop-in sessions will take place this week to discuss the future model of schools in Berwick.