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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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!)
HE'S GOT A £43 MILLION NEST
EGG AND SEVEN COUNTRY ESTATES : MEET BRITAIN'S
following article was published in The Telegraph on
15th May 2016
The Reverend Robert Parker - dubbed Britain's
richest vicar - is selling his 18th century mansion
at Guyzance for upwards of £6 million
Last week, the Reverend Robert Parker put Guyzance
Hall in Northumberland – one of seven remarkable
country estates he bought a decade ago – on the
market for £6 million. The 18th-century listed house
comes with a ballroom and 15 bedrooms, many with
views overlooking Coquet Valley, as well as 400
impressive acres, over which Rev Parker’s three
labradors like to roam when their master pays a
These days, 73-year-old Rev Parker uses a quad bike
to get around the grounds, and depends on a gillie
to catch fish in the river that runs through the
But one thing is for sure, he doesn’t show any signs
of stopping. “I know many people enjoy retirement
and feel they have made their contribution,” he
says, “but I have come to believe that we should try
to spend our entire lives making the best
contribution we can. I feel I want to carry on for
as long as I can.”
Sitting at the vast marble island in the hall’s
sun-filled kitchen, Rev Parker seems every inch the
country squire. Without his dog collar and robes, he
is more modern-day Lord Grantham than parish priest
– and is the first to admit his situation is
But how did a humble parish vicar – one with a
chequered past – come to be richer than the
Archbishop of Canterbury?
FEARS OVER CRISIS JAIL
following article was published by ChronicleLive on
1st May 2016
East MP will meet the prisons’ minister to raise
fears over crisis jail HMP Northumberland.
Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery has voiced concerns about
conditions inside the problem prison in the past,
and last week a prison officer was attacked by an
He will meet the prisons’ minister to raise fears
over crisis jail HMP Northumberland. He is due
to sit down with Andrew Selous to discuss concerns
over conditions at the problem prison in Acklington.
Last week we reported how a HMP Northumberland
prison officer was assaulted by an inmate just one
day after a prisoner escaped while on a hospital
The 36-year-old managed to give jail staff the slip
before allegedly making his getaway on motorbike.
He was caught and arrested around two hours later in
During his talks with the Parliamentary
Under-Secretary for Prisons, Probation,
Rehabilitation and Sentencing Mr Lavery will seek
assurances about what steps are being taken to solve
issues he says are plaguing the prison including
violence and a pervasive culture of fear among
The MP will then meet Tony Simpson, director of
Acklington, which since 2013 has been managed by the
private firm Sodexo, to discuss the on-going
situation at the prison.
the governor of HMP Northumberland
Already in the House of Commons Mr Lavery has told
his fellow MPs that drugs and alcohol are being used
by Acklington prisoners on a regular basis.
PRISONERS TAKE GUARD HOSTAGE
AFTER LAG'S ESCAPE, WITH INSIDERS BLAMING LACK OF
following article was published by ChronicleLive on
25th April 2016
there has been chaos at HMP Northumberland
Raging prisoners took one guard hostage and
threatened another with a blade one day after a
fellow con escaped from hospital on a stolen
Insiders at the privately run HMP Northumberland
claim there has been chaos in recent months due to
low staffing levels and poor conditions.
In the latest incident, a warder was allegedly put
in a headlock by angry lags and dragged into a cell.
They were said to have swiped his keys and sent
other prisoners to pick up a parcel believed to
contain drug s that had been thrown over the wall.
Sources claimed officers who ran to help were told
to back off by a violent inmate wielding a makeshift
knife made from a toothbrush and a razor blade.
Other lags allegedly set light to furniture and
smashed up beds and tables during chaotic scenes on
wing 7 of the jail in Acklington, Northumberland on
are said to have set fire to furniture at the jail
The hostage takers were eventually overpowered.
The violence flared one day after a 36-year-old
prisoner escaped while receiving treatment at nearby
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: