Significant Boost for Northumberland Economy

Significant Boost for Northumberland Economy

A significant boost for the Northumberland economy and for the region if this is British Volt investment is realised. The work being done by Northumberland County Council officers and Advance Northumberland to make it happen is really impressive.

British Volt Northumberland

 

Award for Northumberland Floods Team

Award for Northumberland Floods Team

As Northumberland’s member of the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee I see first hand how much good work is done by the Council, The Environment Agency, Northumbria Water and other key partners. Northumberland’s Floods team is small but punches above its’ weight as this well desrved award recognises.

More details here…

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Northumberland Tourism Opportunities

Northumberland Tourism Opportunities

Message for anybody invvolved in tourism (self catering, B&B’s, guides etc…) from the Northumberland Tourism team – there’s a great new Visit Northumberland web site and free or subsidised promotion packages as lockdown restrictions are relaxed.
 
Businesses urged not to miss out – Visit Northumberland Partnerships
 
Our partnership programme continues to welcome businesses who want to work with us in shaping and developing tourism in the county. Partnerships are still available for 2021 that benefit from the support of the North of Tyne Combined Authority, meaning that businesses can join us as a level 2 partner for FREE. That’s 12 months of ongoing support, promotion and knowledge sharing, for FREE, to help your tourism business thrive as the country looks forward to exiting the current restrictions and visitors can be welcomed again. All our partnerships also include a listing on our brand new website, www.visitnorthumberland.com which went live last week.
 
Whether you are an existing advertiser, or new to our work, get in touch to find out how we can support your business this year. To express an interest and to hear more about the subsidised opportunities currently available, please email us for more information and to arrange a call back at partnership@visitnorthumberland.com
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Tackling Climate Change

Tackling Climate Change

As a member of the Cabinet and of the Climate Change Working Group at Northumberland County Council I’m really proud of the work we are doing to tackle Climate Change. We are already the 3rd ranked UK Local Authority on Climate Change performance by Friends of the Earth.
Our recently launched plan shows the scale of our ambition and the details of our plan:-
Northumberland Rail Line to Re-open

Northumberland Rail Line to Re-open

When first appointed to the Northumberland County Council Cabinet in 2017 a Corbridge resident and a driving force of economic regeneration of Tyneside told me that our biggest priority to boost Northumberland’s economic fortunes should be to re-open the rail line from Ashington into Newcastle.

After decades of talking about it today’s funding announcement confirms that we are delivering. A great achievement by my council colleagues and council officers who worked tirelessly to make it a reality.

It won’t directly be used by Tyne Valley residents but these transformational projects create jobs and make our local economy stronger – benefitting us all.