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Within this website there are web pages on each of the following parish groups or organisations.

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USEFUL WEBSITE LINKS

We have put together a list of some local, useful and interesting websites.

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.


 
CLEARING RUBBISH

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 glass bottles.

The largest item collected was a full-sized, double mattress.



Well done to everyone.  Our community is now a bit cleaner!
 

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.



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NEW '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.

CLICK HERE to view.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE RIGG & FURROW



To read more about the Rigg and Furrow,
please click on
one of the beer labels below.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS
DID YOU KNOW?
We have an extremely rare tree in our parish


This 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 competition.

Black Poplars can grow up to one hundred feet tall and appear in many of Constable's paintings, including the Hay Wain.

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 this country.

 
 
Acklington once boasted a very proud RAF Station



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 RAF Acklington.



For more information press the RECENT HISTORY link button below.

 

RECENT HISTORY

 


FASHIONABLE ACKLINGTON

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.

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 the prices!

Medium Across Body Bag - £99
Large Across Body Bag - £179
Bucket Shoulder Bag - £229

(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 NORTHUMBERLAND

The following article was published by ChronicleLive on 12th February 2018



A 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' MEMORY

The following article was published by Northumberland Gazette on 8th February 2018

Elaine Brown, picture below, is preparing to run a 10k race each month.



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 ‘heartbreaking disease’.

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 heartbreaking disease.

“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 in 1.20.36.

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

The following article was published by Northumberland Gazette 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 2018



A 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 Felton.

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.


Members of the Light Infantry Regimental Association at the commemoration service of the Guyzance tragedy.


Pictures by Jane Coltman

A video showing part of the commemoration service can be viewed by clicking the video-link button below.

        


PRISON NEWS

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 image below.


 
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.