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Within this website there are web pages on each of the following parish groups or organisations.

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WELCOME VIDEO


Acklington Community Team has sponsored a 'Welcome to Acklington' video.  The team reckons the village is the friendliest in Northumberland and their mission is to "work together, have fun and make Acklington a great village to live in."  They have certainly produced an excellent three and a half minute village guide.

To view the video, please click on the banner below.
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.


 
CANNY BEER!

The 'Rigg and Furrow', a farmhouse brewery recently established at Acklington Park, is among 15 breweries in the north east to feature in the Good Beer Guide 2018.




To read more about this successful enterprise, please click on the Rigg and Furrow beer label 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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busy community.
 

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PROPOSED SITES FOR NEW HOUSING
Applications have been received, and are being considered, for two new residential housing estates in Acklington Village.  22 new homes to the west of the village hall and 19 new houses to the east of the Warkworth Road.





You can view the applications, plans and other submitted documents on the Northumberland website.  Just click on the following website address: http://publicaccess.northumberland.gov.uk/online-applications and then type in either of the following application reference numbers in the 'search box'.

            17/01670/FUL        18/00560/OUT
FORTHCOMING EVENTS



Making Acklington a great village to live in.
 



Should you wish to know more about the exhibition or Acklington Art Group, please contact Anne Cairns on: 07584427307

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

 


FASHIONABLE ACKLINGTON

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!)
 
Undoubtedly, however, the paramount Acklington attraction in the world of fashion are these modern iconic black leather ankle boots by Belstaff which incorporate belt fastenings.  The 'Acklington Boots,' as they are named, will set you back a mere £450 per pair.  Now get your wallet out!


 

 
 
CELLS IN SHORT SUPPLY AT PACKED NORTHUMBERLAND PRISON

The following article was published on 22nd August  2018 by the Northumberland Gazette

HMP Northumberland is running out of cells, with campaigners warning that the safety of staff and inmates is at risk as the prison population increases.

The latest Ministry of Justice figures show that the prison has capacity for 1,348 inmates. In July, it was operating at 99% of its capacity, with room for just 11 more prisoners.

      
 

NEW YOUTH ZONE SET UP AT COUNTY PRISON

The following article was published on 22nd August  2018 by the Northumberland Gazette



A charity which supports children with a parent or relative in prison has received a funding boost to help expand the service into HMP Northumberland. Thanks to funding from the likes of the Wellesley Trust and the High Sheriff of Northumberland, Nepacs has been able to start a youth zone at the Acklington jail, as well as recruit youth worker Kayleigh Nugent.

Youth zones allow young people to find a safe place to relax while waiting for their visit and share their thoughts. The funding has enabled Nepacs – which also receives financial support from BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief – to buy games and furniture for the new youth zone, which will be open for young people visiting their imprisoned parent or relative at HMP Northumberland on weekends and during school holidays.

A group of young people who were visiting the prison worked with the Nepacs team in the visitors’ centre to share their ideas on what should be available in the youth zone and went shopping with the team to buy items.

The new Nepacs youth worker for HMP Northumberland will coordinate activities for young people waiting to go into visits, provide activities in the visits hall and organise transport and accompany young people in regional youth project activities.


Helen Attewell of Nepacs

Helen Attewell, chief executive of Nepacs, said: “Young people who have visited HMP Northumberland had told us that they would like an area designed for older children with age-appropriate games and activities, and somewhere they can go to have some space while they wait for their visit.

“We are delighted to have received this funding, as it will enable us to develop the youth project at the prison.” The youth project is recruiting volunteers to the project.

 
PRISON VISITOR KICKS £10k WORTH OF DRUGS TO INMATE DURING VISIT

The following article was published on 20th August  2018 by ChronicleLive



A dopey prison visitor was spotted kicking £10k worth of drugs to an inmate during a  visit to HMP Northumberland in full view of CCTV cameras.

Jason Cheesy was caught on camera 'playing football' with the illicit package during an 'inept' attempt to smuggle drugs into the jail at Acklington.

Cheesy may have thought he was being discreet as he dropped the illicit items to the floor and “played football” with them to make sure the package reached the man he was visiting.

But the blatant drug deal was easily spotted by staff at HMP Northumberland and had been clearly captured on cameras.

  
 
FINAL BELL HAS SOUNDED FOR ACKLINGTON SCHOOL

The following article was published on 26th July 2018 by the Northumberland Gazette



A special party was staged at Acklington C of E First School last Friday to mark the closing of its doors for the final time.

Well-wishers gathered to see memorabilia, recall old times and sample delights provided by the Women’s Institute.


Remembering yesteryear

The children enjoyed a bouncy castle and, ahead of the closure, they went on a number of trips and attended a leavers’ service.

The school was part of the James Calvert Spence College (JCSC) federation.

Neil Rodgers, executive headteacher at JCSC, described the closure as a sad day. He said: “Everyone associated with the school will miss it being at the heart of the community.

I’m delighted that the children have gone on to find the first schools of their choice to move on to and I hope to see them again in the future at JCSC.”


Neil Rodgers

The decision to close the school was based on falling pupil numbers.
    


PRISON NEWS

HMP Northumberland (formerly known as HMP Acklington) lies on the southern edge of our parish.  It is often featured in the news.  To read the latest prison news stories, please click on the image below.

RECENT PARISH NEWS
If you want to see the stories from Acklington parish that made the news during the last few years, then you can do so by clicking on the links below.