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WELCOME
IN THE NEWS


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

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WELCOME VIDEO


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 below.
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.


 
CANNY BEER!

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 below.


 
KEEP UP TO DATE

    

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 important to
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in this small but very
busy community.
 

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PROPOSED 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 Warkworth Road.





You can view the applications, plans and other submitted documents on the Northumberland website.  Just click on the following website address: http://publicaccess.northumberland.gov.uk/online-applications and then type in either of the following application reference numbers in the 'search box'.

            17/01670/FUL        18/00560/OUT
ACKLINGTON LITTER PICK - 22nd September 2018


Littering from cars is the modern menace

Villagers in Acklington rolled-up their sleeves and cleared their village of litter thrown from passing cars.
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!).

A 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.

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 SPARED PRISON AFTER TAKING HER OWN PRESCRIPTION DRUGS INTO HMP NORTHUMBERLAND

The following article was published on 14th October 2018 by Chronicle Live



A 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 use.

Sharon Boyle was at HMP Northumberland to see an inmate when a camera operator spotted them acting suspiciously.

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 behind bars.

   
 
SHINING A LIGHT ON WORKPLACE EQUALITY

The following article was published on 5th October 2018 by The Northumberland Gazette

A special social-inclusion event, to help promote equality and diversity, has been held at HMP Northumberland.

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 workforce.


Amble Mayor 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 Gazette



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 Institute.


Remembering yesteryear

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.”


Neil Rodgers

The decision to close the school was based on falling pupil numbers.
    


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.