Emergency contact numbers
Please visit contact us for emergency contact details
Head Teachers will decide if they need to close a school. The following table shows the latest information that we have relating to school closures based on information provided to us by the schools. If we have no information about your school and you are unsure if it is open please check the school’s website or contact the school directly.
As a result of the poor weather conditions last week (28 February to 2 March) we were unable to collect refuse and recycling from a large number of properties. As there were so many properties affected, it has not been possible to reschedule extra collection days on this occasion. Instead we will collect all waste – including extra bags – at the next scheduled collection (in two weeks). We would therefore ask householders to safely store waste in their bins, and any extra bags as required, in their gardens/yard until it is next due for collection.
We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Household Waste Recycling Centre (Tip)
Although we will publicise closures as soon as we are made aware of them, you may want to call 01325 354867 to check before you head off.
The Household Waste Recycling Centre only closes on Christmas day and New Years day.
Road closures and public transport
The A1(M) and the A66 are maintained by Highways England. Please visit the Highways England website [external link] for more information about planned and current roadworks. Real-time traffic information on Highways England-maintained roads are available at the Traffic England website [external link].
Arriva North East on Facebook [external link]
Please check the live departure boards [external link] to see if your journey is affected