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WEATHER FORECAST

SCHOOL JOB VACANCY


Acklington C. of E. First School requires a temporary catering assistant (7.5 hours per week).  The job involves setting tables, serving food (delivered from Amble), tidying kitchen, stacking dish washer and clearing up in the hall after lunches.  For more details please click here.
 

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.

To find out more, please click on the button below.


 

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in this small but very
busy community.

 
 

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COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL REVIEW

A Northumberland music festival held in Acklington Village on 6th August proved to be a huge success.





To read the full review please CLICK HERE

FORTHCOMING EVENTS


Acklington Sports Club for young people has started again on Friday evenings in Acklington Village Hall.

6.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. for everyone.   Cost £1

This is your Sports Club so please tell us
what you would like to do.

Bring your ideas, bring your mates - everyone is welcome

Sharon  01670 760743      Lorna 01670 761446
 

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!)
 
 
HMP NORTHUMBERLAND CALLOUTS PUTTING 'STRAIN' ON NORTH EAST AMBULANCE SERVICES

The following article was published by Chronicle Live on 18th September 2016


HMP Northumberland at Acklington in Northumberland

Emergency callouts to a troubled prison are putting an “unsustainable” strain on an already-stretched ambulance service, it was claimed today.

Campaigners believe paramedics’ time could be better spent after figures revealed they visited the crisis-hit HMP Northumberland 83 times in the first three months of this year.

A freedom of information request sent to the North East Ambulance Service shows that in 2015 and the start of 2016, ambulances were sometimes called out to the Acklington jail several times in one day.

On March 14, crews attended FIVE different emergencies at the prison, which houses up to 1,348 people.

Although some of the callouts recorded were for health issues such as heart problems or strokes, others were for overdoses, assaults and bleeding.



Scott Dickinson, Labour councillor for Druridge Bay, in Northumberland, called for “urgent” action.

He said: “I’m very concerned that additional and unsustainable strain is being placed on Northumberland’s public services by the way this prison is being run.

“In the first three months of this year, ambulances have had to attend the prison over 80 times. This is diverting a vital resource that is already facing Government cuts to a prison that is now being run for private profit.

“This is totally unacceptable. Residents are already referring to the prison as in ‘crisis’ and we need to see action urgently.”

   

 
TROUBLED PRISON CALLS IN REINFORCEMENTS IN WAKE OF PRISONERS 'RIOT'

The following article was published by Chronicle Live on 14th September 2016


HMP Northumberland at Acklington in Northumberland

Prison staff were forced to call in national reinforcements after what insiders described as a “riot” broke out.

An inmate at the privately-run HMP Northumberland claimed a group of prisoners had threatened guards with makeshift weapons including pool balls in socks, and smashed a pool table.

The man, who said the chaos broke out on Sunday, added: “They haven’t got enough staff here, that’s why the riot kicked off. It’s because they’re getting locked up early, some days they’re locked up all the time.”

Another inmate said the disruption from the incident carried on until the next morning, preventing people in other blocks from attending their usual work assignments.


   

 
A HOST OF SCARECROWS DESCENDS ON NORTHUMBERLAND VILLAGE

The following article was published by the Northumberland Gazette on 13th August 2016


Imogen Bush and Dylan Gair, both four, with the Pikachu scarecrow.


A film star, a football hero and a host of children’s characters have invaded a Northumberland village today.

Visitors to the fifth annual Acklington Scarecrow Trail were able to spot the BFG (Roald Dahl’s Big Friendly Giant, who is the subject of a new blockbuster movie), Welsh wizard footballer Gareth Bale, the Gruffalo, Pokemon character Pikachu and even Oor Wullie.


Owen Beverley, 10, and Ashton Beverley, seven, with their scarecrow Rio Gummidge, the Olympic Torch Bearer. They made the scarecrow with Grace Bryant, 13.

Visitors were also asked to choose their favourite scarecrow, the result of which will be published in Thursday’s Northumberland Gazette.

The 20 displays were inventive, amusing and colourful, and a trail, costing £1, helped plot a course round the village. Refreshments and tombola tickets were sold in the village hall, with proceeds being donated to Acklington church.


The BFG on the Acklington Scarecrow Trail.


Gareth Bale or Jack Straw - Acklington Scarecrow Trail 2016

Pictured below are some of the organisers of the Acklington Scarecrow Trail. Back row, fom left, Janet Bell and Barbara Cock. Front row, Rev Mike Dent, Margaret Hammond and Mary Guy.


Members of the Acklington Church Events Group

To see pictures of all the exhibits in this year's Scarecrow Festival (and to find out the winners) please
CLICK HERE
 

RECENT PARISH NEWS
If you want to see the stories from Acklington parish that made the news last year

(from a trip to Buckingham Palace for one of our parishioners - to a national final for one of our trees)

then you can do so by clicking on the link below.

  

News from 2014 can also be accessed by clicking on the following link:

   
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