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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Acklington Sports Club for young people has started
again on Friday evenings in Acklington Village
6.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. for everyone. Cost
This is your Sports Club so please
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
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!)
FAMILIES OF PRISON STAFF AT TROUBLED JAIL 'FEAR THEY
WON'T RETURN HOME'
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
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
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
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
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.
MP for Wansbeck speaks at the 2016 Labour Conference
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
“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
PRISON OFFICERS UNCOVER £350,000 STASH OF DRUGS IN
BIGGEST FIND EVER AT UK JAIL
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
“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.”
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
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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