Within this website there are web pages on each of the
following parish groups or organisations.
Just click on a blue button below to find out more.
USEFUL WEBSITE LINKS
We have put together a list of some local, useful and
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
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
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
Did you know
Acklington is obviously a very prestigious name in the
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
Large Across Body Bag
Bucket Shoulder Bag
(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
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.
KEEP UP TO DATE
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ways to find out what is happening in Acklington Parish.
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with all that is going on
in this small but very
Acklington Parish Website
This website has been
designed to provide a central
source of information for
Acklington Parish. You can
navigate the website by using the blue menu bar above
or via the sitemap at the bottom right of this page.
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AGENDA To find out what is going to be
at the Parish Council meeting, please CLICK HERE
Tickets can be obtained from: Janet Bell 01670 760414 Barbara Cock 01670 760802
or Margaret Hammond 01670 760214
RECENT PARISH EVENTS
THANK YOU to the volunteers
who turned out for the recent VILLAGE SPRING CLEAN and
Their efforts are very much
as a result our village is much tidier.
On 13th and 14th December there was an
of nativity cribs in St John's
To see more pictures from
the "Cribs in
click on the figure of
FAMILY AMONG THE SCARY SIGHTS IN NORTHUMBERLAND
The following article was published on the
Northumberland Gazette's website on Saturday 15th
The future King and Queen, William and Kate
were spotted in Acklington today.
And our very own member of the paparazzi, Jane
Coltman, managed to take a shot of Prince George and
Princess Charlotte without too much fuss.
Charlotte's Christening at the Acklington Scarecrow
Festival 2015. Picture by Jane Coltman
After closer inspection, she discovered the happy
family were in fact scarecrows, as were Scary Mary
Berry, a Minion, a fiddler on the roof, a man-eating
rubbish bin and various other characters who had
invaded the village for the day to bring a smile to
visitors’ faces and help raise funds for St John the
Divine Parish Church.
A £1 map helped people around the trail, while a
tombola, plants and bottle stalls, as well as
coffees, snacks and homemade food all boosted the
To see all of the exhibits from the scarecrow event,
please click on the logo below:
MORE HOUSES FOR ACKLINGTON?
The following article was published in the
Northumberland Gazette on Thursday 13th August 2015
Plans have been submitted to transform a garage site
in Acklington by creating a ‘high-quality
residential scheme’ comprising 17 houses.
Applicant William Davies has lodged the bid with
Northumberland County Council for the demolition of
the existing garage building on the land at I and M
Pearsons Ltd, Acklington Garage.
The aim is to erect 17 properties on the site and
land to the south – with a mix of housing, from
bungalows to five-bebroom properties.
The site would be accessed by a new road from the
B6345 and a footpath would be provided along the
front of the site.
The intention is to create a courtyard layout which
takes inspiration from Dairy Court, which is located
Each house would have its own garden/amenity area
The application’s design and access statement,
produced by Blake Hopkinson Architecture, states:
“We believe that the proposed development will
create a high-quality residential scheme within the
popular village of Acklington.”
It adds that the scheme is sustainable and would not
cause detriment to the wider appearance of the
The application is for two, two-bedroom bungalows;
three, three-bedroom terraced houses; six,
four-bedroom semi-detached houses; one, four-bedroom
detached property; two, five-bedroom detached
houses; and three, five-bedroom detached corner
The site layout comprises three zones; the northern
dwellings fronting the B6345, the eastern dwellings
leading people into the site and the courtyard
development. A planning statement says that the
scheme provides choice to the housing market.
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
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.
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