Within this website there are web pages on each of the
following parish groups or organisations.
Just click on a blue button below to find out more.
USEFUL WEBSITE LINKS
We have put
together a list of some local, useful and interesting
Whether you want to contact your MP, see what's on at
the Playhouse, receive help from the local Citizens
Advice Bureau, view job vacancies, or simply browse some
good sites, a couple of clicks may get you there.
PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY
To access Northumberland County Council's Public Right
of Way Map, which shows the rights of way in our parish
and in our county, please click on the map below.
ST OSWALD'S WAY
St. Oswald’s Way
is a long-distance walking route, exploring some
of the finest landscapes and fascinating history
of Northumberland. The route runs through
the centre of our parish.
To find out more, please click on the button
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We have an extremely rare tree in our
tree (situated in the NE corner of the
playing field at Acklington First
School) is very special. Not only is it
a rare Black Poplar, believed to be the
most northerly in the British Isles, but
it is more than likely the oldest thing
living in our parish.
Furthermore, in 2015 the tree made the
national final in the Woodland's Trust's
"Tree of the Year" contest (the only
tree in the north east to have done so)
and came a commendable seventh in the
Black Poplars can grow up to one hundred
feet tall and appear in many of
Constable's paintings, including the Hay
The Black Poplar is one of Britain's
rarest native trees and it is also one
of the most endangered.
Without active conservation the Black
Poplars could soon become extinct in
Acklington once boasted a very proud RAF
The RAF Station at Acklington played a major
part in the history of our parish and indeed
the history of the country?
The first enemy aircraft to crash on English
soil was shot down in 1940 by pilots from
For more information press
the RECENT HISTORY link button below.
Acklington is obviously a very
prestigious name in the fashion world
Acklington gives its name to a
style of men's trousers which
are produced by the outfitters
Jack Wills and cost the pricely
sum of £119.00
Well... they often say you "pay
for the name"
Fancy a pair?
...and just so the ladies don't
feel left out, you can purchase
an Acklington handbag from
Radley is one of Britain's
highly recognised designer
brands in leather bags.
Its flagship store is based in
London at 92 Kings Road and one
of their lines in handbags is
called "The Acklington Family"
Obviously the name "Acklington"
suggests high quality... as do
Medium Across Body Bag
Large Across Body Bag
Bucket Shoulder Bag
(Not kidding, honestly!)
RAILWAY INN REVIEWED
Larkin, editor of the Northumberland Gazette,
recently visited the Railway Inn at Acklington for a
He followed up his visit by writing a review which
appeared in his newspaper on 12th January 2017.
To read the review, and to find out the overall
rating he gave to our local pub, please click on the
PRISON STAFF SHORTAGES LEAVING JAILS UNDER 'SERIOUS
AND SUSTAINED PRESSURE'
following article was published by Chronicle Live on
12th January 2017
Privately run prisons are being urged to follow in
the Government's footsteps by investing more
resources in their jails.
Privately run prisons must recruit more staff to
tackle violence and drugs in Britain’s creaking
jails, a union has warned.
Steve Gillan, general secretary of the Prison
Officers Association, said staffing cuts had put the
prison system under “serious and sustained
In November last year, Justice Secretary Liz Truss
announced plans to hire extra 2,500 prison wardens
across jails in the public sector.
She said violence in prison had reached
“unacceptable” levels and reoffending rates are “far
Now the POA is calling on private companies to
follow in the Government’s footsteps and invest more
resources into their jails.
GATESHEAD MOTHER WHO SMUGGLED DRUGS TO HER SON IN
PRISON WALKS FREE AFTER COURT HEARS HE HAS DIED
following article was published by Chronicle Live on
10th January 2017
who smuggled drugs into a troubled prison for her
son has walked free after a court heard he has since
Carole Shepherd was caught passing narcotics to her
son while he was an inmate at HMP Northumberland.
Newcastle Crown Court heard the 34-year-old later
died and was found with drugs in his system,
although there is no evidence the package his mother
gave him caused his death.
Now Shepherd, who said she was trying to help her
son with debts by smuggling the drugs, has been
spared the usual sentence of imprisonment for taking
narcotics into prison, because of the tragic
Recorder David Dobbin told her: “You thought,
entirely wrongly, that you were assisting your son
in some way in taking those drugs to him.
“The dangers of drugs in prison are known and have
received considerable publicity of late.
“The dangers of drugs to your son are also apparent
from what happened.”
The judge said that it’s not the case that the drugs
Shepherd smuggled led to the death of her son.
ART GROUP HELPS TO BOOST HOSPICE SERVICES
following article was published by the
Northumberland Gazette on
22nd December 2016
Acklington Art Group held a very successful coffee
morning on October 15th, with all proceeds going to
They raised a fantastic £1,697.57 which could
provide 68 hours of specialist 'Hospice at Home'
Pictured above are (back row from left) Rebecca
Taylor - hospice representative, Anne Cairns, Sylvia
McClure, Pat Johnson, Christine Boulby, Liz Howe.
Front row: Jessica Cooper and Fattan Parvini.
If you want to see the stories from Acklington
parish that made the news during the last few years,
you can do so by clicking on the links below.
You can explore the full
parish website by clicking
the following links: