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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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FORTHCOMING EVENTS



The Acklington Scarecrow Trail 2016

Saturday 13th August

Scarecrows on display from 11.00am - 4.30pm

TO EXHIBIT A SCARECROW, OR FOR MORE DETAILS, PLEASE TELEPHONE 01670 760802 OR 01670 760214

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!)
 
 
VILLAGE HALL WILL BE JUMPIN'

The following article was published by the Chronicle Live on 28th July 2016

Jumpin' Hot Country Cantina comes to Northumberland for a festival of roots music and songwriters across the world are set to take the stage for the event.



A strong cast of players, most of whom are locally based, will be taking part in the all-day festival at Acklington Village Hall.

Hard on the heels of last weekend’s SummerTyne Americana festival, the Jumpin’ Hot stage, which provided three days of excellent and varied roots music, decamps in a somewhat reduced form to a village in rural Northumberland .

The J&H organisers have booked Acklington village hall all day next Saturday (August 6) for their Jumpin’ Hot Country Cantina, which runs from 2pm to 11.30pm.

Food and soft drinks will be available and Hadrian Border Brewery will also be on-hand with a couple of ales and a cider option. There are also some planned activities for children.

As for the music, there is a strong cast of players most of whom are locally based. One of the exceptions is the formidable Texas singer/songwriter pairing of Brennan Leigh and Noel McKay, fresh from their Sage Gateshead showing at last weekend’s SummerTyne Americana festival.


Texas singer/songwriter pairing of Brennan Leigh and Noel McKay

The pair set a benchmark in vocal-guitar interplay and back it up with classy and literate original songs. They also mine a deep seam of country material.

Austin-based Leigh (though originally from North Dakota) will perform a set which is dedicated to Texan great and one of her Country music influences, Lefty Frizzell, who had a string on number one hits over several decades and recorded the original version of the folk-country favourite, Long Black Veil, over 60 years ago.

Her partner, Noel McKay, was brought up in Lubbock (hometown of Buddy Holly) and rose to prominence (and co-wrote some songs ) with the help of one of the genre’s most celebrated songwriters, the late Guy Clark. That is recommendation enough!

Martin Stephenson and the Toe Rags reform after more than a decade for this one-off performance.

However, Martin and the band can call up a huge repertoire of songs and it is never safe to predict what will eventually make its way into his set on the day.

Suffice to say that there will be surprises and smiles in equal measure from one of this country’s most whimsical, idiosyncratic – and certainly ever-popular – singer-songwriters.

Dutch-born but locally-based, Vera Van Heeringen is a very talented singer, writer and guitarist with a broad range of styles at her disposal.


Vera Van Heeringen

From bluegrass and country to folk and blues, she offers a convincing authenticity – not least in her guitar-picking – which is topped-off by some highly developed original songs, evidence of which can be found on her current album, Proper Brew.

The day also has sets/contributions from performers like Tim Dalling, Bridie Jackson, Nev Clay, Archie Brown, Shipcote and Friends and the locally-based Scottish fiddler/singer, Kari MacLeod and her band the Fugitives.


Kari Macleod will be performing at the event

There is also the prospect of a “special guest” appearance – as is often the way with events of this nature – but regardless of that, the price of a day-ticket at £20 looks like pretty good value.

Tickets are available from the Cluny or from www.wegottickets and there is a fuller description of what you can expect on the Jumpin’ Hot Club website.
 
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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