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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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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

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!


 

 
 
ARE YOU BRAVE ENOUGH TO BE A PRISON OFFICER?NEW JOBS ADVERTISED AND YOU DON'T NEED EXPERIENCE

The following article was published on 10th July 2018 by Chronicle Live

Prison custody officers and nursing roles are being advertised at HMP Northumberland but it's not a job for the faint-hearted.



The new jobs are being advertised for those who are up for the challenge of working in a prison.

Roles at the jail include prison officers and a substance misuse nurse as the prison tries to tackle the problem of inmates’ drug use.

The new nurse will be offered a salary of £22,128 - £28,746 for the full-time role and a £1,500 golden hello in a bid to increase candidate numbers.

They will also receive a £1,500 environment allowance on top of their normal salary in acknowledgement of the tough conditions.

Sodexo, the private firm which has run the facility since 2013, is also advertising for prison custody officers.

Candidates do not need to have had previous experience in a prison and will be offered a nine-week training course.

    

MP DEMANDS GOVERNMENT TAKE HMP NORTHUMBERLAND CONTRACT FROM SODEXO AFTER SICK FOOTAGE

The following article was published on 4th July 2018 by Chronicle Live

A Northumberland MP has called on the Ministry of Justice to remove the contract to run the Category C prison from private firm Sodexo



HMP Northumberland is a disaster waiting to happen and the Government must step in and replace the private company which operates it, warns Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery.



The Labour Party chairman’s intervention comes almost 18 months after the prison was exposed in a BBC Panorama documentary as being beset by drug problems and at time out of control.

    
 
SHOCKING FOOTAGE OF NAKED PRISONERS ALLEGEDLY HIGH ON SPICE 'FIGHTING LIKE DOGS'

The following article was published on 27th June 2018 by Chronicle Live

Shocking behind-bars footage has emerged showing naked prisoners allegedly high on Spice 'fighting like dogs'

The distressing footage, which ChronicleLive has seen but has elected not to use, was filmed inside HMP Northumberland and has sparked a police probe.



The inmates were believed to be under the influence of the psychoactive drug Spice, which can bring on frightening hallucinations.

Two men can be seen headbutting, biting and clawing at each other as two clothed men let them off the leash.

At one point, an inmate growls at the camera as another yells “go on son”.

Footage shows another inmate rolling around on the floor, allegedly under the influence of Spice.

    
 

NEW CIVIC HEAD EXTREMELY  HONOURED TO TAKE UP POST

The following article was published by The Ambler on 4th May 2018


Jeff Watson, Northumberland’s new civic head

County Councillor Jeff Watson has been officially appointed to his role as Northumberland County Council’s civic head.

Cllr Watson, who represents Amble West with Warkworth, takes up the one year post, where he will represent the County Council in a ceremonial role at various civic and community events.

“I was unanimously elected, and so I’m delighted,” he told The Ambler.

“It is the first time a councillor from Warkworth, Amble and Acklington ward has ever been elected civic head. It is quite an honour.”

Jeff will represent Northumberland County Council at various events in the coming year, and a busy diary lies ahead.

“This year we’ve got the Great Northumberland Event, The RAF’s centenary, and the commemoration of 100 years since the end of WW1.”


Jeff with his daughter Louise Rowlandson

Jeff’s chosen charity is the Royal British Legion and any money raised for them will be distributed in the Northumbria region.

I will try my best to represent and visit all the areas in the county. It’s going to be a busy year,” he said.
 

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.