Image demonstrating Thursday Referendum for Belford Parish Neighbourhood Plan 

Thursday Referendum for Belford Parish Neighbourhood Plan 

11 Mar 2024

A local referendum on the Belford Parish 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.  

A passenger waiting for a train

Rail Fares for Northumberland Line announced

08 Mar 2024

Travel on the new Northumberland Line will start from as little as £1 – it has been confirmed. 

Image demonstrating First tenants move into new affordable homes in Alnwick. 

First tenants move into new affordable homes in Alnwick. 

07 Mar 2024

The first tenants have moved into new county council affordable housing for rent that has been built in Alnwick. 

Image demonstrating Consultation starts this week on exciting masterplan for Hexham Middle School site 

Consultation starts this week on exciting masterplan for Hexham Middle School site 

06 Mar 2024

Local residents are being reminded that they can give their views this week on exciting proposals for the former Hexham Middle School Site. 

Image demonstrating Council working to boost local economy and jobs 

Council working to boost local economy and jobs 

06 Mar 2024

Over 100 local organisations registered to attend a special event, laid on by Northumberland County Council aimed at helping to support the local economy and employment. 

Image demonstrating County Council welcomes reopening of Farne Islands

County Council welcomes reopening of Farne Islands

06 Mar 2024

Northumberland County Council welcomes the reopening of the Farne Islands to the public, marking the end of a two-year closure due to a bird flu outbreak.

youth cabinet elections

Young People in Northumberland go to the polls

05 Mar 2024

Thousands of pupils from across Northumberland went to the polls to select their new Youth Cabinet and Youth Parliament members. 

Polluted land at Lynemouth

Historic pollution clean-up works getting underway

05 Mar 2024

Major works to tackle historical pollution on the coast at Lynemouth are getting underway.

Image demonstrating Council working to bring empty homes back into residential use 

Council working to bring empty homes back into residential use 

04 Mar 2024

To mark National Empty Homes Week, Northumberland County Council is highlighting the work that is taking place to address the problem of empty properties in the county and is appealing to anyone who owns or knows of a long-term empty property to get in touch

Seaton Valley Groundbreaking

Milestone groundbreaking ceremony for £50m Seaton Valley super-school 

01 Mar 2024

A groundbreaking ceremony took place to kickstart construction of the new Astley Community High School and Whytrig Middle School. 

Council Leader Glen Sanderson on the Northumberland Line

Rail Minister welcomes progress as Northumberland Line opening nears

01 Mar 2024

Rail Minister Huw Merriman saw first-hand progress being made towards the opening of the Northumberland Line this summer. 

LA7 leaders

Devolution is delivering already

01 Mar 2024

More than £500m of North East investment has already been unlocked as part of a historic devolution deal.

STSS south east team members

Short term support service in South East Northumberland rated Outstanding

29 Feb 2024

The service was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure it is safe and well-led.

Image of the Adult Services Extra Care and Supported Living Strategy 2024

Council investing millions into developing accommodation with support

27 Feb 2024

The aim is to develop accommodation that offers a range of support such as assistive technology, disability-friendly design, and access to care and support services to enable people to continue to live as independently as possible in the community.

Image demonstrating From family trees to mysteries of the past...

From family trees to mysteries of the past...

27 Feb 2024

Anyone interesting in researching their family tree, their home, or the history of Northumberland can now get help from the experts in Northumberland County Council’s Archives team.

Councillors and Arriva staff at the launch of the new Northumberland Line branded bus in Ashington

New Northumberland Line branded bus at your service

26 Feb 2024

A bus service connecting some of the key communities to the forthcoming Northumberland Line is showing its colours. 

Image demonstrating  Appeal for information after dog found abandoned in Ashington 

Appeal for information after dog found abandoned in Ashington 

26 Feb 2024

An appeal is being made to members of the public asking for information about a dog that has been found abandoned in Ashington.  

The Shared Lives team.

Shared Lives Northumberland described as ‘exceptional’ by inspectors

23 Feb 2024

Shared Lives Northumberland provides support in a family home for adults who are unable to live alone because of their age or disability.

The Keel Row shopping centre in Blyth has closed for the last time

Keel Row Shopping Centre closes ahead of major redevelopment works

21 Feb 2024

The Keel Row Shopping Centre in Blyth has formally closed - ahead of major redevelopment works in the town centre.

Image demonstrating Public invited to give views on exciting masterplan for Hexham Middle School site 

Public invited to give views on exciting masterplan for Hexham Middle School site 

21 Feb 2024

Plans are in progress to consult widely with the local community about the exciting future of the former Hexham Middle School Site and local people are being invited to come forward and have their say. 

A pile of coins. The Council has approved its budget for the coming year

Council approves budget for coming year

21 Feb 2024

The County Council has voted to approve next year’s budget which ‘prioritises the protection of frontline services and focuses on ambitious investment in the county’. 

Image demonstrating Closure Order served on Alnwick property following serious ASB 

Closure Order served on Alnwick property following serious ASB 

19 Feb 2024

A closure order has been served on a property in Alnwick due to serious anti-social behaviour. 

2 Gilesgate in Hexham

Urgent Hexham building work gets the green light

19 Feb 2024

Urgent works are to be carried out at a Hexham town centre building. 

Secretary of State for Education Gillian Keegan (right) visiting the welding centre in Blyth

Council welcomes Education Secretary to state-of-the-art training centre

16 Feb 2024

Education Secretary Gillian Keegan saw sparks fly during a visit to one of the county’s flagship training centres.

Coquet Partnership South Avenue

Work gets underway on game-changing £39m Coquet schools masterplan 

16 Feb 2024

Work is underway on two new schools for Amble in the first phase of a masterplan that will transform education in the area for generations to come.