Weekly Operational Schedule

Blyth Town Council and Northumberland County Council work together to provide core and enhanced environmental services in Blyth.  

This page will be updated weekly to include all scheduled neighbourhood services within your area:


Weekly Operational Schedule - W/C 4 January 2021

Winter Maintenance Programme

This week we plan to undertake footpath edging in the following areas: 

Area 2 

  • Cowpen and Crofton area 

Mechanical Sweeping

Click here to view the weekly schedule for mechanical sweeping in Blyth (Opens in a new window)

Street Cleansing

Click here to view the weekly schedule for street cleansing in Blyth (Opens in a new window)


Fixed Operational ScheduleNorthumberland County Council Logo

Litter Bins

All litter bins are emptied at least once a week and bins in higher foot fall areas are emptied more frequently.

Click here to view the litter bin schedule (opens in a new window)

Grass CuttingBlyth Partnership Logo

All grassed areas are regularly cut, and this is programmed to be completed on a fortnightly basis throughout the grass cutting season. This is reviewed on a weekly basis throughout the season and programmed around exceptional weather conditions.

November Update - Grass cutting is now completed for the season (with the exception of ad hoc cuts where required) and winter works are commencing.  

Bus Shelters

Blyth Town Council bus shelters are cleansed and inspected monthly. All maintenance issues reported are programmed in to be completed at the earliest opportunity.

Play Areas

All play areas are inspected on a weekly basis with all inspection reports submitted directly to Blyth Town Council electronically by ROSPA & RPII registered inspectors.

All play areas also receive programmed quarterly and annual independent inspections.

Maintenance issues identified from all inspections are acted upon immediately with appropriate action taken to rectify and replace defected equipment parts and surfaces. 

Temporary quarantine of individual pieces of equipment or play area closures may be required depending on the extent of the works required to rectify any issues.

Click here to view all of Blyth Town Council managed play areas (opens in a new window)

Weed Spraying

It is planned to complete a minimum of 2 weed spraying programmes across all areas throughout the year.

Achieving successful and complete weed spraying can become problematic if parked vehicles or other obstructions prevent adequate treatments to take place.

Other issues which play a part in delivering a successful treatment programme include avoiding wet and windy conditions.