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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.


 
A VERY SPECIAL TREE


Did you know 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.

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.
 
A PROUD BASE INDEED!

Did you know 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

 

VERY FASHIONABLE
Did you know Acklington is obviously a very prestigious name in the fashion world?

Acklington has given its name to a style of men's trousers.  They 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 their latest new line 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!)
 
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.


 

PARISH NEWS IN 2014


From a road closure to a weddings exhibition to a prison riot.... see what parish stories made the news in 2014.

 

 



 
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EVENTS COMING UP




THE ACKLINGTON
SCARECROW TRAIL


Saturday 15th August 2015

10.30 am - 4.30 pm

By popular demand the Acklington Scarecrow Trail will
again take place this year on 15th August. It is hoped
the event is once more blessed with fine weather
and, like previous years, turns out to be an equally memorable and enjoyable occasion for villagers
and visitors alike.

Scarecrows will be on display from 10.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

 The best place to start the trail is at Acklington Village
Hall where you can collect a map for £1 (proceeds in aid
of Acklington Church). Coffees, snacks and homemade
lunches will also be available at the village hall. So why
not get along to Acklington to view the impressive
creations and sample what is on offer?

For more information you can telephone:
Janet Bell (01670 760414), Barbara Cock (01670
760802) or Margaret Hammond (01670 760214).

 CLICK HERE   to see some of last year's exhibits.
 




Tickets can be obtained from:
Janet Bell  01670 760414
Barbara Cock  01670 760802
or Margaret Hammond  01670 760214
 

IMAGES OF RECENT PARISH EVENTS

THANK YOU
to the volunteers who turned out for the recent
 VILLAGE SPRING CLEAN and LITTER PICK


Their efforts are very much appreciated and
as a result our village is much tidier.

 


CRIBS IN CHURCH 2014



On 13th and 14th December there was an exhibition
of nativity cribs in St John's Church, Acklington.


 


To see more pictures from
the "Cribs in Church" event,
please click on the figure of
Joseph opposite.
 
 
VILLAGE ON ITINERARY FOR CHARITY MISSION

The following article was published in the Northumberland Gazette on Thursday 30th July 2015


Elizabeth Halls at the Railway Inn, Acklington, in her 1935 Singer Le Mans sports car.

A north Northumberland village was on the map as part of a woman's commemorative tour of wartime airfields in memory of her hero father and in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Elizabeth Halls, from Herefordshire, has embarked on a six month journey around the UK mainland in a British racing green 1935 Singer Le Mans sports car.

Her aim is to visit the 59 aerodromes at which her late father, Flight Lieutenant Bryan Wild - who was a nightfighter pilot - landed during the Second World War - of which the former RAF Acklington base was one.

And last Friday she rolled into the village as part of her mission, which she hopes to complete in the second week of September.

She was met at The Railway Inn - a pub used by many of the wartime pilots serving at the former base - by residents Bill Rowntree and John Davison.

Bill and John then escorted her as they drove through Acklington Village to Chevington Cemetery where airmen from different countries are buried.

To read more of Elizabeth's visit to Acklington, please click on the link below.

     
 

PLANS FOR SCHOOLS TO HARD FEDERATE ARE GIVEN THE GO AHEAD

The following article was published in the Northumberland Gazette on Thursday 23rd July 2015

  

A trio of schools will work together and share resources after plans for a hard federation were agreed – leading to ‘three-tier education under one name’.

Amble’s James Calvert Spence College (JCSC) and Acklington First School will operate under a new, single governing body, it was announced on Monday.


James Calvert Spence College building in Amble.

The decision follows a consultation period and aims to build on the strong foundations between JCSC – comprising the middle school South Avenue site as well as the high school and Sixth Form at Acklington Road – and the first school.

It comes after discussions between the governing bodies of JCSC and Acklington C of E First School – which also has a nursery – and it is believed that the partnership will offer continuity, the chance to share leadership, resources and expertise and provide opportunities to improve teaching and learning across all the schools, as well as providing long-term sustainability.


Acklington C.of E. First School

A new federated governing body of 17 governors has been formed. Chairman of governors Scott Dickinson said: “Acklington will join the JCSC family and continue to operate as a first school site and will remain part of the Coquet partnership, which is made up of a number of feeder first schools in the area.

“The only real difference will be streamlined leadership and governance, along with educational benefits for younger children experiencing specialist resources that our South Avenue site offers.

“Children with their teachers can move around the sites using internal transport and make use of facilities that they may not have previously been able to access.

“As a federation of three tiers all under one name, staff will know and understand the requirements of each phase of a child’s education and there will be no artificial breaks in learning for our students as they move around schools in our federation.”

  

As part of the partnership, Claire Cuthbert has been appointed as an interim head of school for South Avenue and Acklington First and will start in September. She said: “ I am very proud and extremely excited at the opportunity to be part of leading this federation of schools to serve the needs of the students and community.”

Earlier this month, it was announced that Neil Rodgers has been appointed as executive headteacher for the federation and will start early in the academic year.     
 
TRIP TO THE PALACE

The following article was published by the Morpeth Herald on Thursday 2nd July 2015


Sylvia Linnett, from Acklington WI, at the Buckingham Palace Garden Party.

“WI?” I asked. “Buckingham Palace?” was the lady’s response.

Thus I encountered Anita Smillie from Falkland (Newbury) Women’s Institute at the Waterloo Station taxi rank. We were both carrying large hats, which was a bit of a clue. Our shared cab ride was the start of a day spent together, two excited strangers nominated by their WIs to attend a Royal Garden Party to celebrate the centenary of the founding of the organisation.

There were warnings that the queues to enter the Palace by the front gates would be huge, and Anita suggested the Hyde Park entrance. As our taxi drove past the front of the Palace, what a sight there was to behold: there were hundreds and hundreds of WI members, dressed to the nines in every colour of the rainbow. The line stretched on and on around the side and down Constitution Hill. Much to the amusement of our driver, we kept up a running commentary on the fashions – most of it very positive!

I spotted something next to the queue on the pavement – a gold wedding band. No-one in front of us who had not yet entered the Palace gardens admitted to losing it. The Metropolitan Police Officer nearby looked mightily relieved when I took it to him and suggested that we try to find the owner within the WI.

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