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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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VACANCY ON PARISH COUNCIL


NOTICE OF VACANCY
ACKLINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

Notice is hereby given that a vacancy has occurred among the members of Acklington Parish Council.

Any person willing to fill this vacancy should apply in writing to the Clerk, applications will be considered at the meeting of the Council held on 7th July 2015.

The applicant’s name must appear on the current register of Voters List or the applicant should during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date resided in or within three miles of the parish or the applicant’s only place of work during the whole twelve months preceding the relevant date is in the parish.

The applicant must not be debarred from Standing as a Councillor.
 
 

Miss E Brown – Clerk to the Council
Acklington Parish Council
c/o 4 Simonside Crescent
Hadston
Morpeth
NE65 9YB

Email: acklingtonpc@gmail.com

16th June 2015
 

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.
 

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.
 
 
FUTURE IS BRIGHT FOR ACTRESS

The following article was published by the Northumberland Gazette on Thursday 25th June 2015


Zara Sumner

A talented young actress has been signed up by a London-based theatrical and talent agency, which will put her forward for film and TV roles.

And delighted Zara Sumner admits it is a dream come true to be on the path towards achieving big things in the world of performance.

The 15-year-old from Acklington landed a place on the agency, whose name cannot be disclosed, after impressing at an audition.

Zara wowed a panel of three agents with her delivery of Kellie Powell’s monologue And Turning, Stay.

Her name is now in the frame for a variety of work and she has just had auditioned for a part on a BBC ident – which is an on-screen channel identity.

On top of this, she is now a member of online international casting directory, Spotlight.

Zara said: “I didn’t think it was real at first when I found out that I had been accepted.

“Performing the monologue was really quite scary so it was amazing to be selected and it is brilliant to get your foot in the door.”

Zara’s passion for acting started when she was seven, when she performed in Alnwick Playhouse Youth Theatre’s production of Alice in Wonderland.

She has been a loyal and dedicated member of the group ever since and has sung, acted and danced her way through many of its shows, including Aladdin, Bugsy Malone, Cats and Sweeney Todd.

She has also performed in two National Theatre Connections Festivals and has been a willing backstage volunteer at the Playhouse.

Zara insists that the Youth Theatre has been a massive influence on her development.

She said: “The Youth Theatre has been amazing and I don’t think I would be where I am today if it wasn’t for the Playhouse Youth Theatre.

“I love acting and I really like the idea that when you’re acting, you can be a completely different person and you can use different emotions and different facial expressions. It is liberating and it gives you a real buzz.”
 

ACKLINGTON SCHOOL IN FEDERATION TALKS

The following article was published by the Northumberland Gazette on Thursday 28th May 2015

  

Consultation has begun over proposals for a hard federation between James Calvert Spence College (JCSC) and Acklington C of E First School.

If the plan is approved, JCSC – comprising the middle school South Avenue site and the high school and sixth-form at Acklington Road – would work with the first school under a new, single governing body.

JCSC chairman of governors Scott Dickinson said the aim was to build on the strong foundations between the three schools and bring them closer together. He said it was an exciting time for JCSC.

    

He added that JCSC is in a strong, emerging position, offering fantastic education and is delighted to welcome Mr Heath, who is a ‘well-respected senior education leader’.

      

LEGAL HIGHS CREATING DIFFICULTIES AT TROUBLE HIT PRISON

The following article was published by ChronicleLive on 27th May 2015



Legal highs are contributing to HMP Northumberland assaults and discipline problems, a report reveals.

Prisoners taking legal highs are behind assaults and discipline problems at a troubled jail, a new report has revealed.

A report into HMP Northumberland from the Independent Monitoring Board for the first time officially recognises that there is a problem.

“The Board recognizes the difficulties in checking prisoners for legal highs, and accepts that the availability of Spice and other similar legal highs is one of the factors resulting in indiscipline and assaults on officers and fellow prisoners,” the report said.

    

NATIONAL SECURITY BACK-UP CALLED TO HMP NORTHUMBERLAND NINE TIMES IN TWO YEARS

The following article was published by ChronicleLive on Sunday 10th May 2015



Information released by the Ministry of Justice reveal there were nine calls for help from staff from other jails at HMP Northumberland in two years.

HMP Northumberland at Acklington Northumberland
National security squads were called to a North East prison twice within 12 months.

Information released following a freedom of information request revealed Tornado response teams were called to HMP Northumberland in March and November last year. However, the overall number of times teams from nearby jails had been called was down.

      

INMATES STAGE FOUR-HOUR PROTEST AT TROUBLED PRISON

The following article was published in the Evening Chronicle on Friday 24th April 2015



Prisoners staged a rooftop protest at HMP Northumberland, resulting in a four-hour stand-off.

Two inmates climbed onto a low roof at the Acklington jail at around 6pm on Thursday, staying there until past 10pm.

Police were made aware of the situation but did not attend.

      
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