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.
20 VILLAGERS CLEARED 65 KILOS OF LITTER!
Litter Picking Villager Chris Sayers
On Saturday 22nd April 2017, twenty public-minded
volunteers from Acklington gathered together to clear
rubbish from the village.
Event organiser, Alison Sharpe said, “Our litter pick is
all about villagers working hard, having fun, and making
Acklington a great village to live in.”
65 Kilos of litter were collected. Most of the
collection was roadside rubbish thrown from cars, and
included food packaging, soft drinks containers and
The largest item collected was a full-sized, double
Well done to everyone. Our community is now a bit
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
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You can explore the full
parish website by clicking
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designed to provide a central
source of information for Acklington Parish. You
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'WELCOME TO ACKLINGTON' VIDEO RELEASED
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 read more about the Rigg
please click on one of the beer labels below.
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 fastenings. The
'Acklington Boots,' as they are
named, will set you back a mere
£450 per pair. Now get
your wallet out!
WOMAN IN COURT ACCUSED OF TAKING CANNABIS INTO HMP
following article was published by ChronicleLive on 12th February 2018
Gateshead woman has appeared in the dock accused of
taking cannabis to an inmate in HMP Northumberland.
Emilia Wislinska is alleged to have brought the
class B drug into the Acklington prison one day in
November last year.
The 27-year-old, of Hilda Street, Gateshead,
appeared at South East Northumberland Magistrates’
Court last week, where she faced one count of
knowing a person to be a prisoner and trying to give
him/her a List A prohibited article.
PARISH CLERK TACKLING 10K CHALLENGE IN PARENTS'
following article was published by Northumberland
on 8th February 2018
Brown, picture below, is preparing to run a 10k race
The determined clerk of Acklington Parish Council is
putting on her running shoes to raise money for a
cancer charity, after losing her parents to the
Elaine Brown is planning to take part in a 10k race
each month throughout 2018, in aid of Gosforth-based
Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care.
Elaine, who lives in Newbiggin, is all too aware of
the devastating impact that cancer can have, after
witnessing family members suffer.
She said: “I lost my mum at a young age in 1988 and
my dad in 2014, both to cancer.
Members of my maternal and paternal extended
families have also been impacted by this
“In 2018, I start being screened for abnormal cells
as a precautionary measure.
“I started running about a year ago, it’s more of a
run/walk that I do, but it’s a start!
I’m challenging myself to run a 10k race each month
in 2018 because I want to improve my running and I’m
also doing it for my cousin Heather, who has been
battling cancer since 2013 and continues to do so.
She has really been through the mill, but she has
such determination to carry on.”
Elaine, a member of Ashington Hirst Running Club,
ran the Dalton Park 10k at the weekend, knocking
seven minutes off her personal best time to finish
Other 10k races on her to-do list include Cragside
and Druridge Bay.
To sponsor her, please click on the 'Daft as a
Brush' logo below:
UNDERVALUED AND OVERSTRETCHED: UNION SLAMS PAY FOR
PRISON OFFICERS AT HMP NORTHUMBERLAND
following article was published by Northumberland
on 5th February 2018
Prison bosses have come under fire for offering to
pay a Christian chaplain up to £8,000 more a year
than its officers.
Troubled HMP Northumberland, which is run by private
company Sodexo, advertised the role with a salary
between £25,000 and £28,000.
In a job advert which appeared on the company’s
website, it said the chaplain would provide pastoral
needs to prisoners whatever their religion.
They would also give counselling to inmates and
staff and encourage the faith community outside the
Acklington jail to take an active interest in the
rehabilitation of prisoners.
Candidates needed to have a “great ability” to work
with people from different ethnicities and have the
necessary recognition from lead faith authorities.
However, the Prison Officers’ Association (POA)
warned that some staff had been left feeling
“undervalued” due to the disparity between salaries.
COMMEMORATION SERVICE TO MARK GUYZANCE TRAGEDY
The following article was published by the
Northumberland Gazette on 18th January
poignant service of commemoration was held yesterday
to mark the anniversary of the Guyzance tragedy.
The remembrance ceremony was staged by the Durham
Light Infantry Association at the Guyzance memorial.
A sizeable crowd gathered at the commemoration
service for the Guyzance tragedy.
The tragedy happened on January 17, 1945, on the
River Coquet, near to the-then Army Training Camp in
Two Duke of Wellington’s Regiment trainees, along
with eight Durham Light Infantry trainees, who were
taking part in a river-crossing exercise, were swept
in their boat over Guyzance Weir as a result of
strong currents and floods.
Weighted down by their equipment, not one of these
18-year-old soldiers survived.
the Light Infantry Regimental Association at the
commemoration service of the Guyzance tragedy.
showing part of the commemoration service can be
viewed by clicking the video-link button below.
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
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.