Music has been a key focus for many young people across the county, with celebrations taking place online as schools closed for the summer. Ordinarily schools would have celebrated the achievements of young musicians and performers through a variety of summer concerts and end of term celebrations. This has not been the case for 2020, with the arts and music community coming together online instead.Find out more
Pubs, cafes and restaurants wanting to move their chairs and tables outside can now apply to the council for permission through a special fast-track system.
A pavement license will allow some businesses to place removable furniture over parts of the pavement next to their premises to serve food and drink, after the Government passed new legislation to speed up the process.
Northumberland County Council’s key workers have received a donation of ‘No Touch Tools’ which are designed to help support staff wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic. The keyrings can be used to push buttons or open and close doors, and can be easily cleaned, making moving around buildings much safer and easier during present conditions.Find out more
The Northumberland Communities Together (NCT) team, which is an initiative run by the county council, have been contacting those who have been shielding and those who have been in receipt of support from government deliveries to ensure they are supported beyond August 1st. The team will be able to give them advice and support with access to food, shopping support, digital support, medication pick-ups and helping to re-build confidence in integrating back into their community.Find out more
Lockdown didn’t mean loss of care for Northumberland’s youngest residents, with services continuing throughout for many. Since March the Northumberland County Council’s social work, education and partnerships teams worked with schools and partners to ensure that none of its services suffered during lockdown with children and young people still able to access the care they required.Find out more