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.
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
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.
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
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Scarecrow Trail 2016
Saturday 13th August
Scarecrows on display from 11.00am
TO EXHIBIT A SCARECROW, OR FOR
MORE DETAILS, PLEASE TELEPHONE
OR 01670 760214
We have an extremely rare tree in our
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
The Black Poplar is one of Britain's rarest native trees
and it is also one of the most endangered.
active conservation the Black Poplars could soon become
extinct in this country.
Acklington once boasted a very proud RAF
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
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
Large Across Body Bag
Bucket Shoulder Bag
(Not kidding, honestly!)
VILLAGE HALL WILL BE JUMPIN'
following article was published by the
Chronicle Live on
28th July 2016
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
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.
singer/songwriter pairing of Brennan Leigh and Noel
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
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
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.
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
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
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
you can do so by clicking on the link below.
News from 2014
can also be accessed by clicking on the following
You can explore the full
parish website by clicking
the following links: