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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.


 
A VERY SPECIAL TREE


Did you know 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.

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.
 
A PROUD BASE INDEED!

Did you know 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

 

VERY FASHIONABLE
Did you know Acklington is obviously a very prestigious name in the fashion world?

Acklington has given its name to a style of men's trousers.  They 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 their latest new line 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!)
 
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.


 

PARISH NEWS IN 2014


From a road closure to a weddings exhibition to a prison riot.... see what parish stories made the news in 2014.

 

 



 
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Acklington Parish Website


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EVENTS COMING UP

 


AGENDA  To find out what is going to be discussed
at the Parish Council meeting, please

 CLICK HERE
 



 

 




Tickets can be obtained from:
Janet Bell  01670 760414
Barbara Cock  01670 760802
or Margaret Hammond  01670 760214
 

IMAGES OF RECENT PARISH EVENTS

THANK YOU
to the volunteers who turned out for the recent
 VILLAGE SPRING CLEAN and LITTER PICK


Their efforts are very much appreciated and
as a result our village is much tidier.

 


CRIBS IN CHURCH 2014



On 13th and 14th December there was an exhibition
of nativity cribs in St John's Church, Acklington.


 


To see more pictures from
the "Cribs in Church" event,
please click on the figure of
Joseph opposite.
 
 
ROYAL FAMILY AMONG THE SCARY SIGHTS IN NORTHUMBERLAND VILLAGE

The following article was published on the Northumberland Gazette's website on Saturday 15th August 2015

The future King and Queen, William and Kate were spotted in Acklington today.
And our very own member of the paparazzi, Jane Coltman, managed to take a shot of Prince George and Princess Charlotte without too much fuss.



Princess Charlotte's Christening at the Acklington Scarecrow Festival 2015. Picture by Jane Coltman

After closer inspection, she discovered the happy family were in fact scarecrows, as were Scary Mary Berry, a Minion, a fiddler on the roof, a man-eating rubbish bin and various other characters who had invaded the village for the day to bring a smile to visitors’ faces and help raise funds for St John the Divine Parish Church.



A £1 map helped people around the trail, while a tombola, plants and bottle stalls, as well as coffees, snacks and homemade food all boosted the coffers.



To see all of the exhibits from the scarecrow event, please click on the logo below:

   
 
MORE HOUSES FOR ACKLINGTON?


The following article was published in the Northumberland Gazette on Thursday 13th August 2015

Plans have been submitted to transform a garage site in Acklington by creating a ‘high-quality residential scheme’ comprising 17 houses.

Applicant William Davies has lodged the bid with Northumberland County Council for the demolition of the existing garage building on the land at I and M Pearsons Ltd, Acklington Garage.

The aim is to erect 17 properties on the site and land to the south – with a mix of housing, from bungalows to five-bebroom properties.

The site would be accessed by a new road from the B6345 and a footpath would be provided along the front of the site.

The intention is to create a courtyard layout which takes inspiration from Dairy Court, which is located nearby.

Each house would have its own garden/amenity area and parking.

The application’s design and access statement, produced by Blake Hopkinson Architecture, states: “We believe that the proposed development will create a high-quality residential scheme within the popular village of Acklington.”

It adds that the scheme is sustainable and would not cause detriment to the wider appearance of the surrounding area.

The application is for two, two-bedroom bungalows; three, three-bedroom terraced houses; six, four-bedroom semi-detached houses; one, four-bedroom detached property; two, five-bedroom detached houses; and three, five-bedroom detached corner homes.

The site layout comprises three zones; the northern dwellings fronting the B6345, the eastern dwellings leading people into the site and the courtyard development. A planning statement says that the scheme provides choice to the housing market.
 
VILLAGE ON ITINERARY FOR CHARITY MISSION

The following article was published in the Northumberland Gazette on Thursday 30th July 2015


Elizabeth Halls at the Railway Inn, Acklington, in her 1935 Singer Le Mans sports car.

A north Northumberland village was on the map as part of a woman's commemorative tour of wartime airfields in memory of her hero father and in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Elizabeth Halls, from Herefordshire, has embarked on a six month journey around the UK mainland in a British racing green 1935 Singer Le Mans sports car.

Her aim is to visit the 59 aerodromes at which her late father, Flight Lieutenant Bryan Wild - who was a nightfighter pilot - landed during the Second World War - of which the former RAF Acklington base was one.

And last Friday she rolled into the village as part of her mission, which she hopes to complete in the second week of September.

She was met at The Railway Inn - a pub used by many of the wartime pilots serving at the former base - by residents Bill Rowntree and John Davison.

Bill and John then escorted her as they drove through Acklington Village to Chevington Cemetery where airmen from different countries are buried.

To read more of Elizabeth's visit to Acklington, please click on the link below.

     
 

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