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.




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 Parish Website

This website has been designed to provide a central
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Acklington Community Team's Burns Night held in the village hall is becoming something of a tradition.  Once again this year it proved a splendid evening.  To visit ACT's webpage, and to see more pictures, please click on Robbie Burns picture opposite.

Highways England is the new public company responsible for the strategic road network in England. We are responsible for modernising, maintaining and operating the country’s 1,300 miles of motorways and major A-roads.

We are currently developing a package of improvements for the A1 in Northumberland route.  You may have heard about this programme of work before, when it was called the “A1 North of Newcastle”.  Following feedback from stakeholders, the name has been changed to “A1 in
Northumberland”.  To find out more about the proposed improvements, including a summary of the current
progress and outline of what will happen next, please click on the link below:

                                 CLICK HERE 

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 on-line by the Northumberland Gazette on Saturday 30th January.

An artist's impression of the proposed housing scheme in Acklington.

The search is on for a developer to take on a scheme for 16 homes in Acklington which was approved before Christmas.

The development will create a mixture of properties ranging from two-bedroom bungalows to five-bedroom detached houses on a 1.69-acre site in the centre of the village.

The proposals, which will also see the demolition of Pearson’s Garage along with improved access arrangements, were given the go-ahead under delegated powers by Northumberland County Council’s planning department. The scheme had sparked three objections from neighbours.

Planning permission was obtained by the planning and development team at George F White, which managed the project alongside architectural input by Blake Hopkinson Architecture.

Craig Ross, planning consultant at George F White, said: “We are delighted that the development, which is in a fantastic location in the centre of Acklington, has been given the green light.

“Planning within Northumberland is in a huge transitional period and, as a result, we faced a challenging planning situation which involved overcoming a number of complex barriers.

“I am really pleased with the dedication and ability that the team demonstrated to overcome these obstacles and secure approval.”

George F White is now actively seeking a housing developer to take on the site.

For more information about the development, contact Matthew Simpson on matthewsimpson@georgef white.co.uk or call 01665 511987.

It features two, two-bedroom bungalows, two three-bedroom terraced houses, five four-bedroom detached houses, two four-bedroom semi-detached houses, two five-bedroom detached houses and three five-bedroom detached corner houses.

The following article was published in the Northumberland Gazette on Thursday 28th January.

A distraught dog owner has spoken of his devastation after his much-loved cocker spaniel went missing – and he believes the pooch has been stolen.

The resident, who does not want to be named, admits that he is desperate for two-year-old Mitch to come home.

The dog has been missing since late morning on Monday, January 18, when he, along with a Labrador also belonging to the owner, made off into woods in Acklington Road, Acklington, while out on a walk.

However, the Labrador was found two days later, wandering around at the entrance of HMP Northumberland, in Acklington. But there was no sign of Mitch.

The owner said: “Both dogs went missing on the Monday and I was looking for them all day.

“The Labrador was returned in suspicious circumstances. Despite the fact that it had been missing for two days, the dog was found bone dry and was not hungry.

“For me, it seems that the dog has been looked after, short-term, but then returned. However, there is no sign of Mitch.

“I have had him since he was a puppy and he is very, very distinctive. He has very unusual markings and I fear that he has been stolen.

“I am a dog lover and I just want Mitch back. It hasn’t sunk in yet that he hasn’t returned.”

The incident has been reported to the police and officers are appealing for information. Inquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101 and quoting the reference number 0747 20/01/16.
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.


News from 2014 can also be accessed by clicking on the following link:


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