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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MUSIC FESTIVAL REVIEW
A Northumberland music festival held in Acklington
Village on 6th August proved to be a huge success.
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!)
A HOST OF SCARECROWS DESCENDS ON NORTHUMBERLAND
following article was published by the
Northumberland Gazette on 13th August 2016
and Dylan Gair, both four, with the Pikachu
A film star, a football hero and a host of
children’s characters have invaded a Northumberland
Visitors to the fifth annual Acklington Scarecrow
Trail were able to spot the BFG (Roald Dahl’s Big
Friendly Giant, who is the subject of a new
blockbuster movie), Welsh wizard footballer Gareth
Bale, the Gruffalo, Pokemon character Pikachu and
even Oor Wullie.
Beverley, 10, and Ashton Beverley, seven, with their
scarecrow Rio Gummidge, the Olympic Torch Bearer.
They made the scarecrow with Grace Bryant, 13.
Visitors were also asked to choose their favourite
scarecrow, the result of which will be published in
Thursday’s Northumberland Gazette.
The 20 displays were inventive, amusing and
colourful, and a trail, costing £1, helped plot a
course round the village. Refreshments and tombola
tickets were sold in the village hall, with proceeds
being donated to Acklington church.
The BFG on
the Acklington Scarecrow Trail.
or Jack Straw - Acklington Scarecrow Trail 2016
below are some of the organisers of the Acklington
Scarecrow Trail. Back row, fom left, Janet Bell and
Barbara Cock. Front row, Rev Mike Dent, Margaret
Hammond and Mary Guy.
Members of the
Acklington Church Events Group
pictures of all the exhibits in this
year's Scarecrow Festival (and to find out the
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
the following links: