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.
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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NIGHT BIG SUCCESS
Community Team's Burns Night held in the
village hall is becoming something of a
tradition. Once again this year it proved
a splendid evening. To visit ACT's
webpage, and to see more pictures, please click
on Robbie Burns picture opposite.
PROJECTS OF INTEREST TO PARISHIONERS
Highways England is the new public company
responsible for the strategic road network in
England. We are responsible for modernising,
maintaining and operating the country’s 1,300 miles
of motorways and major A-roads.
We are currently developing a package of
improvements for the A1 in Northumberland route.
You may have heard about this programme of work
before, when it was called the “A1 North of
Newcastle”. Following feedback from
stakeholders, the name has been changed to “A1 in
Northumberland”. To find out more about the
proposed improvements, including a summary of
progress and outline of what will happen next,
please click on the link below:
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!)
DEVELOPERS SOUGHT AFTER HOUSING BID GETS THE
The following article was published on-line by the
Northumberland Gazette on Saturday 30th January.
impression of the proposed housing scheme in
The search is on for a developer to take on a scheme
for 16 homes in Acklington which was approved before
The development will create a mixture of properties
ranging from two-bedroom bungalows to five-bedroom
detached houses on a 1.69-acre site in the centre of
The proposals, which will also see the demolition of
Pearson’s Garage along with improved access
arrangements, were given the go-ahead under
delegated powers by Northumberland County Council’s
planning department. The scheme had sparked three
objections from neighbours.
Planning permission was obtained by the planning and
development team at George F White, which managed
the project alongside architectural input by Blake
Craig Ross, planning consultant at George F White,
said: “We are delighted that the development, which
is in a fantastic location in the centre of
Acklington, has been given the green light.
“Planning within Northumberland is in a huge
transitional period and, as a result, we faced a
challenging planning situation which involved
overcoming a number of complex barriers.
“I am really pleased with the dedication and ability
that the team demonstrated to overcome these
obstacles and secure approval.”
George F White is now actively seeking a housing
developer to take on the site.
For more information about the development, contact
Matthew Simpson on matthewsimpson@georgef
white.co.uk or call 01665 511987.
It features two, two-bedroom bungalows, two
three-bedroom terraced houses, five four-bedroom
detached houses, two four-bedroom semi-detached
houses, two five-bedroom detached houses and three
five-bedroom detached corner houses.
OWNER FEELS MISSING DOG HAS BEEN STOLEN
The following article was published in the
Northumberland Gazette on Thursday 28th January.
distraught dog owner has spoken of his devastation
after his much-loved cocker spaniel went missing –
and he believes the pooch has been stolen.
The resident, who does not want to be named, admits
that he is desperate for two-year-old Mitch to come
The dog has been missing since late morning on
Monday, January 18, when he, along with a Labrador
also belonging to the owner, made off into woods in
Acklington Road, Acklington, while out on a walk.
However, the Labrador was found two days later,
wandering around at the entrance of HMP
Northumberland, in Acklington. But there was no sign
The owner said: “Both dogs went missing on the
Monday and I was looking for them all day.
“The Labrador was returned in suspicious
circumstances. Despite the fact that it had been
missing for two days, the dog was found bone dry and
was not hungry.
“For me, it seems that the dog has been looked
after, short-term, but then returned. However, there
is no sign of Mitch.
“I have had him since he was a puppy and he is very,
very distinctive. He has very unusual markings and I
fear that he has been stolen.
“I am a dog lover and I just want Mitch back. It
hasn’t sunk in yet that he hasn’t returned.”
The incident has been reported to the police and
officers are appealing for information. Inquiries
are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to
contact police by calling 101 and quoting the
reference number 0747 20/01/16.
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
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