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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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:
This website has been
designed to provide a central
source of information for Acklington Parish. You
navigate the website by using the blue menu bar above or
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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
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!
INSPECTORS CONCERNED AT PERFORMANCE OF HMP
The following article was
published on 2nd August 2018 by the
The performance of HMP Northumberland is of concern
to government inspectors, reflecting rising levels
of assault on staff and prisoners within the
institution, a report has revealed.
A newly-released report from the Ministry of Justice
shows that the male Category C prison was given the
rating “performance is of concern” for 2017-18. It
is the second year running that the prison has been
awarded the same poor grade.
The report showed that the rate of violent attacks
in the prison had increased compared to 2016-17,
reflecting a long-term trend.
ALMOST ONE IN THREE PRISONERS IN HMP
NORTHUMBERLAND ARE ON SPICE - SHOCKING DATA REVEALS
The following article was
published on 29th July 2018 by ChronicleLive
third of prisoners at a troubled North East jail are
on Spice, new data has revealed.
The Acklington jail has been plagued by drug
problems and our exclusive figures shed more light
on the shocking scale of HMP Northumberland’s drug
Last month, footage of naked Spice-fuelled prisoners
fighting like dogs on leashes was leaked by inmates
at the Acklington jail.
In response, Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery demanded the
Government strip private operator Sodexo Justice
Services of its contract.
The firm claimed tackling drugs was a “key priority”
and insisted the problem isn’t exclusive to HMP
A Sodexo spokesman said: “It is clear from figures
released that all aspects of the illicit drug trade
in prisons remain an issue, not only for HMP
Northumberland but across the whole prison estate.”
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.