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

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Acklington 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 click here.


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.


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 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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Acklington Sports Club for young people has started again on Friday evenings in Acklington Village Hall.

6.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. for everyone.   Cost £1

This is
your Sports Club so please tell us
what you would like to do.

Bring your ideas, bring your mates - everyone is welcome

Sharon  01670 760743      Lorna 01670 761446

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.




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!)

The following article was published by ChronicleLive on 22nd October 2016

MPs and unions fear it is only a matter of time before a prison guard is killed, after the largest drugs find ever in a UK jail was discovered

HMP Northumberland at Acklington Northumberland

The lives of prison staff are being put at risk by savage Government cuts, a North East MP has warned.

MPs and unions fear it is only a matter of time before a prison guard is killed due to the crisis in our jails.

The dire warning came after the discovery of £3.5m worth of the drug ‘Spice’ in HMP Northumberland - believed to be the biggest drugs find ever in a UK jail - and a stabbing left one inmate dead and two others in a critical condition in Pentonville prison in London.

The latest figures show there were 100 apparently self-inflicted deaths at prisons in England and Wales in the year to March, the highest for more than a decade.

There were more than 20,000 assaults - 2,813 deemed “serious” - in the 12 months to December, a rise of 27% year-on-year.

Official MoJ stats also revealed nearly 5,000 attacks on staff - a jump of more than a third compared to 2014.

And Wansbeck Labour MP Ian Lavery has told how partners of prison staff are regularly in touch with him, worried that their loved ones “are not going to come home” from HMP Northumberland.

Sodexo, the private firm which runs the jail, had to fork out £1m to replace all the locks after a guard was kidnapped, threatened with a bladed weapon and had his keys stolen during a riot this year.

Ian Lavery MP for Wansbeck speaks at the 2016 Labour Conference in Liverpool

Mr Lavery said: “I dread taking a call about the prison because I fear the worst. I am contacted regularly by civilian staff, prisoners, prison officers and their partners about the conditions inside.

“The partners are worried their loved ones are going to go off to a shift and not come back. It has got to the stage where it is easier to buy drugs like Spice inside our prisons than it is out on the streets.



The following article was published by The Mirror on 18th October 2016

Five kilos of the pyschoactive Spice were found at crisis-hit HMP Northumberland - which was forced to spend £1million changing all its locks after keys were stolen from a guard

The drugs were uncovered by guards at HMP Northumberland

Prison officers uncovered a £350,000 stash of drugs in what is believed to be the biggest ever find at a UK jail .

The five-kilo haul of the psychoactive substance Spice is a sign of a ‘full scale smuggling operation’ at HMP Northumberland, according to the Prison Officers Association.

It warns the huge trade in drugs at the privately-run jail is contributing to rioting, violence and repeated attacks on guards.

Glyn Travis, the union’s assistant secretary, believes the Spice – which sells at around £25 for a bag behind bars – would have a street value of £3.5m outside prison walls.

The alarming discovery, made by guards using sniffer dogs, comes after heroin was found hidden in mattresses at the prison in Acklington, Northumberland earlier this year.

Mr Travis said: “It is a tribute to the dedication and supervision of our staff that the drugs were spotted.

“But you have to question how that volume got into the prison in the first place. It is because prisons are being starved of resources.

“I believe there should be a proper public inquiry into how they got in there. This is the reality of what is happening behind bars in the public and private sector and our members deal have to deal with it on a daily basis.”

HMP Northumberland has been hit with problems recently

He added: “We believe this is the biggest find of drugs ever in a UK prison. The street value is probably around ten times the £350,000 that you get behind bars for this drug.


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 trees)

then you can do so by clicking on the link below.


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