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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.


 
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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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

 


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!)
 
 
RAILWAY INN REVIEWED



Mr Paul Larkin, editor of the Northumberland Gazette, recently visited the Railway Inn at Acklington for a meal.

He followed up his visit by writing a review which appeared in his newspaper on 12th January 2017.




To read the review, and to find out the overall rating he gave to our local pub, please click on the box below.
 
 

VERDICT

 

PRISON STAFF SHORTAGES LEAVING JAILS UNDER 'SERIOUS AND SUSTAINED PRESSURE'

The following article was published by Chronicle Live on 12th January 2017

Privately run prisons are being urged to follow in the Government's footsteps by investing more resources in their jails.



Privately run prisons must recruit more staff to tackle violence and drugs in Britain’s creaking jails, a union has warned.

Steve Gillan, general secretary of the Prison Officers Association, said staffing cuts had put the prison system under “serious and sustained pressure”.


Steve Gillan

In November last year, Justice Secretary Liz Truss announced plans to hire extra 2,500 prison wardens across jails in the public sector.

She said violence in prison had reached “unacceptable” levels and reoffending rates are “far too high”.


Liz Truss

Now the POA is calling on private companies to follow in the Government’s footsteps and invest more resources into their jails.


   

 
GATESHEAD MOTHER WHO SMUGGLED DRUGS TO HER SON IN PRISON WALKS FREE AFTER COURT HEARS HE HAS DIED

The following article was published by Chronicle Live on 10th January 2017

A mother who smuggled drugs into a troubled prison for her son has walked free after a court heard he has since died.


HMP Northumberland

Carole Shepherd was caught passing narcotics to her son while he was an inmate at HMP Northumberland.

Newcastle Crown Court heard the 34-year-old later died and was found with drugs in his system, although there is no evidence the package his mother gave him caused his death.

Now Shepherd, who said she was trying to help her son with debts by smuggling the drugs, has been spared the usual sentence of imprisonment for taking narcotics into prison, because of the tragic circumstances.

Recorder David Dobbin told her: “You thought, entirely wrongly, that you were assisting your son in some way in taking those drugs to him.

“The dangers of drugs in prison are known and have received considerable publicity of late.

“The dangers of drugs to your son are also apparent from what happened.”

The judge said that it’s not the case that the drugs Shepherd smuggled led to the death of her son.


   

 
ART GROUP HELPS TO BOOST HOSPICE SERVICES

The following article was published by the Northumberland Gazette on 22nd December 2016



Acklington Art Group held a very successful coffee morning on October 15th, with all proceeds going to HospiceCare.

They raised a fantastic £1,697.57 which could provide 68 hours of specialist 'Hospice at Home' services.

Pictured above are (back row from left) Rebecca Taylor - hospice representative, Anne Cairns, Sylvia McClure, Pat Johnson, Christine Boulby, Liz Howe.  Front row: Jessica Cooper and Fattan Parvini.
 
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.

  

  

  
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