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.
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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
The best place to start the trail is at Acklington
Hall where you can collect a map for £1
(proceeds in aid
of Acklington Church). Coffees, snacks
lunches will also be available at the village hall. So
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
or Margaret Hammond (01670 760214).
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
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.
PLANS FOR SCHOOLS TO HARD FEDERATE ARE GIVEN THE GO
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
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
“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
TRIP TO THE PALACE
following article was published by the
Morpeth Herald on
Thursday 2nd July 2015
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
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
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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