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.
Acklington Community Team has sponsored a 'Welcome to
Acklington' video. The team reckons the village is
the friendliest in Northumberland and their mission is
to "work together, have fun and make Acklington a great
village to live in." They have certainly produced
an excellent three and a half minute village guide.
To view the video, please click on the banner
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.
The 'Rigg and Furrow', a
farmhouse brewery recently established at Acklington
Park, is among 15 breweries in the north east to feature
in the Good Beer Guide 2018.
To read more about this successful enterprise, please
click on the Rigg and Furrow beer label 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
KEEP UP TO DATE
There are many different
ways to find out what is happening in Acklington Parish.
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browse this very informative and comprehensive website.
However you get your information it is so
keep up to date
with all that is going on
in this small but very
You can explore the full
parish website by clicking
on the following links:
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designed to provide a central
source of information for Acklington Parish. You
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SITES FOR NEW HOUSING
Applications have been received, and are being
considered, for two new residential housing estates in
Acklington Village. 22 new homes to the west of
the village hall and 19 new houses to the east of the
Villagers in Acklington rolled-up their sleeves and
cleared their village of litter thrown from passing
On Saturday 22nd September 2018, 25 villagers from
Acklington took part in their autumn Litter Pick. 95% of
the litter had been thrown from passing vehicles.
The haul included 12 sacks of general refuse, 5 sacks of
recyclable cans, and a used colostomy bag (yuck!).
very BIG THANK YOU to everyone who took part in
the litter pick – and to those who couldn’t make it,
there will be another opportunity to pick litter in the
spring next year. Thank you for working hard,
having some fun, and making Acklington a great village
to live in.
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!)
Undoubtedly, however, the
paramount Acklington attraction
in the world of fashion are
these modern iconic black
leather ankle boots by Belstaff
which incorporate belt
'Acklington Boots,' as they are
named, will set you back a mere
£450 per pair. Now get
your wallet out!
WOMAN SPARED PRISON AFTER TAKING HER OWN
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS INTO HMP NORTHUMBERLAND
The following article was
published on 14th October 2018 by Chronicle Live
visitor to prison was caught with drugs when she was
strip searched - but has walked free from court
after prosecutors accepted they were for her own
Sharon Boyle was at HMP Northumberland to see an
inmate when a camera operator spotted them acting
When she was later searched at a police station, she
was found to have five buprenorphine tablets on her.
The 51-year-old admitted conveying a banned article
into prison and was told that usually such offences
are dealt with by way of custodial sentences.
INMATE HITS PRISONER WITH A DOUBLE-FOOTED FLYING
KICK DURING BRUTAL "PACK ATTACK"
The following article was
published on 8th October 2018 by Chronicle Live
Four prisoners carried out a vicious attack on a
fellow inmate at HMP Northumberland, with one
launching a double-footed flying kick on the victim.
The man, who was "minding his own business", was set
upon by the group during a recreation period at the
prison on October 30 last year.
He was kicked and punched, suffering pain, swelling
and bruising to his face and body, and was lucky not
to have been more seriously injured, it was said at
Newcastle Crown Court.
All four attackers - Jack Smith, Liam Hodgson, Gary
Mills and Daniel Trushell - had lengthy records of
previous convictions for offences including robbery.
Now they have pleaded guilty to assault occasioning
actual bodily harm and have earned another spell
SHINING A LIGHT ON WORKPLACE EQUALITY
The following article was
published on 5th October 2018 by The Northumberland
special social-inclusion event, to help promote
equality and diversity, has been held at HMP
Staged on Tuesday, September 25, it was part of the
recent National Inclusion Week, which raised
awareness of the importance of inclusion in the
workplace and the benefits of having a diverse
Craig Weir, Mary Davidson, from Churches Together,
and Coun Jeff Watson.
Communications manager Steve Baker said: “This event
was the prison’s opportunity to ensure that people
feel valued, respected, listened to and able to
challenge. It’s about recognising and valuing the
differences we each bring to the workplace and
creating an environment where everyone has equal
access to opportunities.”
FINAL BELL HAS SOUNDED FOR ACKLINGTON SCHOOL
The following article was
published on 26th July 2018 by the Northumberland
A special party was staged at Acklington C of E
First School last Friday to mark the closing of its
doors for the final time.
Well-wishers gathered to see memorabilia, recall old
times and sample delights provided by the Women’s
The children enjoyed a bouncy castle and, ahead of
the closure, they went on a number of trips and
attended a leavers’ service.
The school was part of the James Calvert Spence
College (JCSC) federation.
Neil Rodgers, executive headteacher at JCSC,
described the closure as a sad day. He said:
“Everyone associated with the school will miss it
being at the heart of the community.
I’m delighted that the children have gone on to find
the first schools of their choice to move on to and
I hope to see them again in the future at JCSC.”
The decision to close the school was based on
falling pupil numbers.
HMP Northumberland (formerly known as HMP
Acklington) lies on the southern edge of our parish.
It is often featured in the news. To read the
latest prison news stories, please click on the
RECENT PARISH NEWS
If you want to see the stories from Acklington
parish that made the news during the last few years,
then you can do so by clicking on the links below.