North Northumberland Local Area Council meeting - January 2019

Please see the link to the agenda:


Please note that this is a full meeting of the LAC, with planning business from 3pm, and other LAC business, including public question time, from 6pm. A presentation on the NCC budget will also be presented.

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Northumberland Local Plan – Publication Draft Local Plan -Consultation 30 January To 13 March 2019

Comments on the ‘Publication Draft’ of the Northumberland Local Plan will be invited by Northumberland County Council during a six week period between 30 January 2019 and 13 March 2019.

The draft of the Publication version of the Local Plan and the Policies Map was agreed by the NCC on 9th January. The minutes and the draft of the publication can be accessed from the following link:

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Recycle your real Christmas tree

Real Christmas trees can be recycled into good quality compost or soil conditioner, or into chippings. You can take them to your local household waste recovery centre during normal site opening times- 8am to 6pm – where they are collected and recycled along with other items of garden waste. Northumberland County Council have also arranged additional collection points across the county. Please ensure that you have deposited your tree there by the end date.

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Co-opted Vacancy


Notice is hereby given that a vacancy has occurred among the members of Acklington Parish Council.


Any person willing to fill this vacancy should apply in writing to the Clerk, applications will be considered for co-option at the meeting of the Council held on 5th March 2019.


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Notice of Vacancy 29th November 2018

1. A Vacancy has occurred on the above named Parish Council due to :- THE RESIGNATION OF CLLR ALISON SHARPE

2. In order for a by-election to be held, 10 electors from the Parish must make such a request in writing, within 14 days of the date of this notice, (not including Saturdays and Sundays), to the Returning officer at the address given below.

3. If notice in writing is not forthcoming from 10 electors, then the existing Parish Councillors may then fill the vacancy by co-option.

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Changes to Refuse Collection Routes w/c 22nd October

Northumberland County Council have conducted a review of their refuse collection routes to take into account the additional 11,500 properties that have been built in Northumberland since 2011/12 and added to their refuse collection routes.  In response to this growing demand the Council's 2018/19 revenue budget has made provision for two additional refuse collectoin vehicles and crews.

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Consultation - Council Tax Support Scheme

Northumberland County Council has issued a consultation with regard to reducing the level of council tax support for working age claimants in Northumberland.

The consultation is featured on the Council’s website and runs from 24 September to 2 November.

The link to the consultation is as follows:

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Planned Roadworks - Factory Bridge

Northumberland County Council plan to prohibit the use by vehicular traffic on that section of the C102 from its junction with the C100, to its junction with Guyzance Bridge, Acklington for 70 metres in the County of Northumberland.

The Order is to be effective from the 29th October 2018 until the 29th April 2019 . It is expected that the road will only be closed from the 5th November 2018 until the 10th November 2018 however it will be closed at all times during this period.

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The County Council have made an Order to prohibit the use by vehicular traffic on that section of the C107 West Chevington To Coal Houses North Broomhill from its junction with the B6345 heading south for a distance of 1095 metres in the County of Northumberland.

The Order is to be effective from the 8th November 2018 until the 3rd December 2018 . It is expected that the road will only be closed from the 12th November 2018 until the 16th November 2018 between the hours of 08:00 and 17:00 during this period.

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Northumberland Local Plan: Regulation 18 Draft Plan Consultation

The consultation on the draft Northumberland Local Plan commenced today (Wednesday 4 July 2018) and runs until 5pm on Wednesday 15 August 2018.

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