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
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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
Well done to everyone who took part in Saturday's
Acklington Litter Pick.
A record turnout of 30+ villagers enabled us to execute
an extensive search of the village, and many of its
feeder roads. The record haul of 112 Kilos included 24
sacks of general refuse (mostly food packaging) and 18
sacks of recyclable cans and plastic bottles. Trashy
surprises included: a fitness machine, garden barbecue
and a lounge carpet.
But the biggest surprise of all, were the number of
young people who took part in Saturday’s Litter Pick –
thank you for your energy, passion and commitment to the
future of Acklington.
And a special very big thank you to Alison, Alison and
Tessa for all the lovely cakes!
Litter thrown from vehicles is the scourge of rural
Northumberland. The discarded refuse pollutes the
environment, endangers wildlife and blights the
appearance of our beautiful villages. We have a simple
choice: put up with it, or do something about it.
If you missed Saturday’s Litter Pick, then don’t worry,
because you’ll have another opportunity to join in the
fun on Saturday 22nd September, 10:00am – 12:00pm. Make
a note of that date in your diary now.
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!
'VILE' INMATE SQUIRTED PRISON GUARDS IN THE FACE
WITH EXCREMENT AND URINE
The following article was
published on 16th June 2018
by Chronicle Live
A vile prisoner, high on spice, squirted excrement
and urine into the faces and eyes of guards while
high on spice at a North East jail as other inmates
cheered him on.
Karl McMurrough was serving time for robbery when he
launched the disgusting attack using a squeezy
A court heard he then armed himself with a table leg
and attacked one of the guards who was trying to
deal with him at HMP Northumberland.
MAN ACCUSED OF TAKING FIVE DIFFERENT DRUGS INTO HMP
The following article was
published on 11th June 2018
by Chronicle Live
A man has appeared in court accused of taking five
different drugs into a North East jail.
Jason Cheesy is alleged to have brought four class C
drugs and one class B into HMP Northumberland while
visiting on August 20 last year.
The 22-year-old appeared in the dock at South East
Northumberland Magistrates’ Court to face five
charges of bringing a prohibited article into a
Prosecutors said the charges related to 237g of
cannabis resin, six buprenorphine tablets, 21
methandienone tablets, 98 stanozolol tablets and 100
TOO MANY PER CELL AT HMP NORTHUMBERLAND
The following article was
published on 31st May 2018
by ‘Inside Time’ The National Newspaper for
Prisoners & Detainees
I would like to make a few comments on the direction
in which this prison seems to be heading. Until
recently it was 1 inmate per cell, but, apparently
in the interests of ‘progression’ and after all the
bad publicity this place has had, the powers that be
have decided the best way forward, and to save
money, is to start doubling up the cells.
The best houseblock in the prison is HB3. This HB
was a full-employment only wing with a majority of
enhanced and en-suite facilities. Now it has been
turned into an ‘anything goes’ wing, with lots of
young inmates overcrowding the kiosk, telephones and
It has become a dog-eat-dog HB, I have seen seven
fights in a week and drink and drugs everywhere.
Older inmates need a bit of peace and quiet, but
this overcrowding all boils down to management
putting profits before people. All we ever see is
regression and never progression.
Laurence Crosby -
NEW CIVIC HEAD EXTREMELY HONOURED TO TAKE UP POST
following article was published by The Ambler on 4th
Northumberland’s new civic head
County Councillor Jeff Watson has been officially
appointed to his role as Northumberland County
Council’s civic head.
Cllr Watson, who represents Amble West with
Warkworth, takes up the one year post, where he will
represent the County Council in a ceremonial role at
various civic and community events.
“I was unanimously elected, and so I’m delighted,”
he told The Ambler.
“It is the first time a councillor from Warkworth,
Amble and Acklington ward has ever been elected
civic head. It is quite an honour.”
Jeff will represent Northumberland County Council at
various events in the coming year, and a busy diary
“This year we’ve got the Great Northumberland Event,
The RAF’s centenary, and the commemoration of 100
years since the end of WW1.”
his daughter Louise Rowlandson
Jeff’s chosen charity is the Royal British Legion
and any money raised for them will be distributed in
the Northumbria region.
I will try my best to represent and visit all the
areas in the county. It’s going to be a busy year,”
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.