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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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in this small but very
busy community.
 

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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
LITTER PICK RESULT


Well done to everyone who took part in Saturday's Acklington Litter Pick.

A record turnout of 30+ villagers enabled us to execute an extensive search of the village, and many of its feeder roads. The record haul of 112 Kilos included 24 sacks of general refuse (mostly food packaging) and 18 sacks of recyclable cans and plastic bottles. Trashy surprises included: a fitness machine, garden barbecue and a lounge carpet.

But the biggest surprise of all, were the number of young people who took part in Saturday’s Litter Pick – thank you for your energy, passion and commitment to the future of Acklington.

And a special very big thank you to Alison, Alison and Tessa for all the lovely cakes!

Litter thrown from vehicles is the scourge of rural Northumberland. The discarded refuse pollutes the environment, endangers wildlife and blights the appearance of our beautiful villages. We have a simple choice: put up with it, or do something about it.

If you missed Saturday’s Litter Pick, then don’t worry, because you’ll have another opportunity to join in the fun on Saturday 22nd September, 10:00am – 12:00pm. Make a note of that date in your diary now.
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!


 

 
 
IMPROVEMENTS AT HMP NORTHUMBERLAND, BUT ISSUES STILL PERSIST

The following article was published by the Northumberland Gazette on 18th May 2018



Improvements have been made at HMP Northumberland, but the use of drugs is still a concern, while more needs to be done to prepare prisoners for release, inspectors have said.

The findings were published today in the Independent Monitoring Board’s (IMB) 2017 report for the Acklington-based Category-C jail, which has been run by private company, Sodexo Justice Services, since December 2013.

The Board says that it welcomes the ‘structured approach’ adopted by the prison in tackling the use of illegal substances and the consequences for violence and self-harm.

The report states that ‘the Board is pleased to note efforts to reduce violence are now being made through a structured plan’.

It adds that ‘the Board is content that use of force is managed and recorded well, however, it is concerning that there was a 25 per cent increase in incidents in 2017 compared with 2016. The overwhelming majority of cases were due to non-compliance.’

    
 
HIKE IN NUMBER OF MOBILE PHONES CONFISCATED IN NORTHUMBERLAND PRISON

The following article was published by the Northumberland Gazette on 17th May 2018


Inside HMP Northumberland.

More than 200 mobile phones or SIM cards were confiscated from prisoners at HMP Northumberland last year, a massive hike since the prison was formed seven years ago, a new investigation has revealed.

In 2011, the year when HMP Acklington and HMP Castington were merged to form what has become the 5th biggest prison in England and Wales, only 15 phones or SIMs were discovered, compared to 218 devices or cards in 2017, a 1,353% rise.

The number of confiscations per 100 prisons equated to 16.3 in 2017, compared to just 1.2 in 2011.

    
 
DANGER DRIVER QUINN DIES IN JAIL

The following article was published by the Chronicle Live on 16th May 2018


HMP Northumberland

Danger driver Tyrone Quinn, who killed his friend in a horror smash, has died in jail.

James Docherty was fatally injured after getting in car driven by his drunk and drugged up pal after a night out in Newcastle city centre

Investigations are continuing after the prisoner was found dead at HMP Northumberland this week.

James Docherty, 17, was killed after getting in a car driven by Quinn - who was already banned from driving - when the car they were in overturned in Gateshead.

Quinn, who was 20 at the time, was jailed for six years in October 2016 after pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, causing death by driving while disqualified, causing death by driving while uninsured, driving with excess alcohol and driving while unfit through drugs.

A spokesman for HMP Northumberland confirmed Quinn had passed away at the prison.

He said: “We can confirm there was a death in custody at HMP Northumberland on Monday. The next of kin have been informed.

“Deaths in custody are a tragedy and our thoughts are with the family. As with all deaths in custody, there will be an investigation by the independent Prisons and Probation Ombudsman and therefore we are unable to comment further at this stage.”

    
 

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.