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ROAD CLOSURE


A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order as follows has been requested for the C102 Acklington Junction to Guyzance Lee Junction. It is expected that the road will only be closed on the 24th April 2017 until the 2nd June 2017. The closure has been requested by Northumberland County Council for masonry re-pointing, carriageway resurfacing and drainage installation/repair between the hours of 09:30 and 15:30 during this period.
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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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Please find below links to the Notice of Election for both County and Town/Parish Councillors.
  
 
    ELECTION OF COUNTY COUNCILLORS
    
ELECTION OF TOWN & PARISH COUNCILLORS

The link below includes further information relating to the nomination process.

  
   NOMINATION PROCESS INFORMATION
 

The Parish Church of St John The Divine, Acklington

Services for the month of April (including Easter)
 

2nd April
9th April
14th April
16th April
23rd April
30th April

- Fifth Sunday of Lent
- Palm Sunday
- Good Friday
- Easter Day
- Second Sunday of Easter
- Third Sunday of Easter

10.45 a.m.
10.45 a.m.
12.00 noon
10.45 a.m.
10.45 a.m.
10.45 a.m.
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!)
 
 
PRISON OFFICERS OFFERED 'BLOOD MONEY' TO GO

The following article was published by Chronicle Live on 24th March 2017

HMP Northumberland prison officers are asking bosses for cash to QUIT the troubled prison.  The Prison Officers Association has said the move could cost lives behind bars at the Acklington jail.



Prison officers at HMP Northumberland are so eager to leave they’ve asked bosses for a route out, we can reveal.

Sodexo, the private firm which runs the troubled jail, has offered staff generous severance packages of up to £60,000 to leave.

The offer is only open to staff who previously worked for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) when the prison was in public hands.

Those staff were kept on terms and conditions and pay more generous than those who have started to work at the prison since it was taken over three years ago, unions claim.

Terry Fullerton, the North East representative for the Prison Officers Association, said losing experienced staff could plunge the troubled prison into further chaos.

“This is blood money,” he said. “The problems will only get worse if experienced staff leave, it is unacceptable.”

“Lives could be at risk, prisons need experienced staff who know what they’re doing.

“I am not surprised so many are keen to leave, but the situation will only get worse for those who stay.”

   

 
ARSONIST DIED AT HMP NORTHUMBERLAND AFTER BUNGLING NURSE THOUGHT HE WAS ASLEEP

The following article was published by Chronicle Live on 14th March 2017

Stroke victim Michael Hemsley died at the crisis-hit prison after a nurse failed to call an ambulance.



An arsonist serving a life sentence died of a stroke after a bungling nurse mistook his being unconscious for a deep sleep, a report has revealed.

Michael Hemsley, 84, had been locked up in crisis-hit HMP Northumberland since 2009.

The firebug had several chronic health conditions, including epilepsy, heart disease and high blood pressure.

On Sunday August 3 2014, a prison officer found Hemsley unresponsive in his cell and asked a nurse to assess him.
The nurse mistakenly said the inmate appeared to be in a deep sleep but the officer asked his manager to call an emergency ambulance.

The request was denied but two nurses had been called to reassess Hemsley urgently and called paramedics, who took him to hospital.

Hemsley died later that day.
A doctor at Wansbeck General Hospital certified his cause of death as a bleed from one of the blood vessels in the brain into a space within the skull, with underlying high blood pressure.

The nurse who initially checked him admitted he made a “significant error of judgement” and was subject to a separate inquiry.

   

 

OUTBREAK OF FLU AT HMP NORTHUMBERLAND LANDS FOUR IN HOSPITAL AND SPARKS HEALTH WARNING

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



Four inmates at the Acklington jail were taken to hospital as prison staff try to stop the disease from spreading.

Bosses at HMP Northumberland say one inmate is still receiving treatment in hospital, while three others has been discharged.

Now, prison staff have introduced infection control measures to prevent the disease from spreading.

Members of the public heading to the Acklington jail are also being warned of the health risk ahead of their planned visits.

However, one woman says she is concerned that anyone visiting the jail could be put at risk.

She said: “It will quickly spread as visits are still going ahead where all the wings mix together.

“Prison officers are moving from wing to wing then going home to family and friends.

“The inmates are all getting uneasy because they don’t want family members coming into contact with someone harmful to their health.”

Dr Simon Howard, of the PHE North East’s health protection team, said: “We are working closely with the prison authorities to put appropriate measures in place to control spread of this infection to other inmates and staff.  
 
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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