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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.


 
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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!


 

 
 
PRISONER FLAUNTS £10k ROLEX, STEREO AND GAMES CONSOLE IN MOBILE VIDEO FROM CELL

The following article was published on 3rd April 2019 by the Mirror

A controversial private jail has vowed to crack down on smuggling after a prisoner made a video on a mobile phone to show off his £10,000 Rolex.

The con at HMP Northumberland flaunted the timepiece as well as boxes of snacks under his bed, a stereo system, games console and Netflix on a flatscreen.

To the background music of Peter Andre, he also flaunts a large collection of shoes and clothes as well as box with the Hugo Boss logo on it.

    

DAD CAUGHT SMUGGLING BANNED ITEMS TO SON DURING JAIL VISIT

The following article was published on 19th March 2019 by the Sunderland Echo



A Sunderland dad was caught on camera carrying banned items during a jail visit to his prisoner son.

CCTV operators spotted David Stamp put something on a tray at HMP Northumberland last May, which was picked up by the prisoner and put down his top.

Newcastle Crown Court heard when staff searched the prisoner son, they recovered tobacco.

Prosecutor Kevin Wardlaw told the court the 53-year-old dad had "inadvertently" removed his prescription medication, including capsules of Class A morphine, at the same time he took the tobacco out of his pocket.

The entire exchange was captured on video, which was played at Stamp's sentence hearing.

Stamp, of Lampton Tower, Sunderland, admitted conveying banned items into prison.

Mr Anthony Kelbrick sentenced him to four months imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, with rehabilitation requirements.

The judge told him: "It was a very stupid thing to do"
 
HOLIDAY COTTAGES PROPOSED IN CONVERSION OF NORTHUMBERLAND PUB

The following article was published on 5th  February 2019 by the Northumberland Gazette


  The Railway Inn at Acklington

A bid to convert a north Northumberland pub into holiday homes has been lodged with the county council.

The local authority has received an application for the change of use of The Railway Inn at Acklington to create three cottages.

There are already another three on the site formed by a previous conversion of part of the ground floor, but this application seeks to use the remaining pub and restaurant space for another three.

As well as the existing cottages, the site features a 22-pitch touring caravan park, which was granted planning permission back in 2010.

The caravan and camping areas are open from Easter to the end of September with the holiday cottages available all year, as is proposed for the new properties, one of which would be two-bedroom and the others one-bedroom.

The rest of the site contains private garden space, a garage/workshop building, a toilet and shower block for the camp-site, and car parking.



A design statement submitted with the application says: ‘Each of the proposed cottages have been designed with a window to every habitable room and to incorporate an outside seating area, two to the rear garden space and one facing the car park to the front.

‘All have their main entry to the front facing the car park with secondary access to the rear for the purpose of fire escape or accessing the garden areas, formed from existing window openings.

‘Each of the cottages consist of living room incorporating kitchen area, bath/shower room and one or two bedrooms.

‘It is proposed to remove a section of the existing front canopy to what would be the outside seating area to cottage A in order to open out and brighten up the area.

‘Secure cycle stores have been sited in a prominent position to the front of the building adjacent to the car park giving easy access to the site entrance and encouraging the use of cycling.

It is also hoped to attract cyclists on the popular Coast and Castles cycle route which passes through Amble only four miles away from the site.’

The site features 19 parking spaces to cover eight bedrooms across six cottages, so is considered acceptable by the council’s highways team.

In terms of traffic, the site is already used for the caravan site and the three existing cottages, while the latest proposal is ‘expected to reduce overall trip levels to below its former use’.

The Railway first became an inn in the mid 1800s when the farmer decided to add some more rooms to his farmhouse and take in guests, later becoming a hotel in the 1890s. From 1923 to 1954, the Webb brothers ran the pub, one of whom trained racehorses on the site.

During RAF Acklington’s existence, the officers used to visit the pub, including Peter Townsend, well-known for his romance for Princess Margaret and who was stationed there during the Second World War.


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.