NORTHUMBERLAND NEEDS YOU… to Vote in The British Travel Awards!

It’s our time to shine (again) as Northumberland is in the running for the title of ‘Best UK Holiday Destination/County 2019’. 

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Notice of Vacancy

There is currently a vacancy among the Members of Acklington Parish Council.  If you are interested in being co-opted for this vacancy require more information please contact the Parish Clerk.

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Temporary Traffic Regulation Order 113528362 - B6345 East Thirston To Acklington

Northumberland County Council have notified of a temporary road closure for drainage and civils works followed by carriageway resurfacing.

The order is valid 24/06/2019-24/12/2019 

Details of the disruption can be viewed here   

Please call 0345 600 6400 and quote the reference number for further information.

B6345 East Thirston To Acklington B6345 Acklington

Road is expected to be closed 09/07/2019-22/07/2019 07:30-17:00

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Healthwatch Northumberland Annual Survey 2019

In February and March, Healthwatch Northumberland conducts its annual survey asking the people of Northumberland their views on all aspects of health and social care.  This gives them valuable information about where to focus their work.  They also share this information in their annual report so that service providers can reflect, gain an insight into public opinion and improve their services in the future.

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Northumbria Police Local Operation Checkpoint

Officers from Amble and Alnwick Neighbourhood took part in a local Checkpoint operation yesterday targeting rural crime and travelling criminals. Areas included Acklington, Warkworth, Hazon, Shilbottle and Bilton. Although a number of vehicles were stopped and checked everything was in order.

Please remember to continue to report suspicious activity to Northumbria Police, either via 101 or if a you think a crime is taking place dial 999.

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North Northumberland Local Area Council meeting - January 2019

Please see the link to the agenda:


Please note that this is a full meeting of the LAC, with planning business from 3pm, and other LAC business, including public question time, from 6pm. A presentation on the NCC budget will also be presented.

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Northumberland Local Plan – Publication Draft Local Plan -Consultation 30 January To 13 March 2019

Comments on the ‘Publication Draft’ of the Northumberland Local Plan will be invited by Northumberland County Council during a six week period between 30 January 2019 and 13 March 2019.

The draft of the Publication version of the Local Plan and the Policies Map was agreed by the NCC on 9th January. The minutes and the draft of the publication can be accessed from the following link:

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Recycle your real Christmas tree

Real Christmas trees can be recycled into good quality compost or soil conditioner, or into chippings. You can take them to your local household waste recovery centre during normal site opening times- 8am to 6pm – where they are collected and recycled along with other items of garden waste. Northumberland County Council have also arranged additional collection points across the county. Please ensure that you have deposited your tree there by the end date.

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Co-opted Vacancy


Notice is hereby given that a vacancy has occurred among the members of Acklington Parish Council.


Any person willing to fill this vacancy should apply in writing to the Clerk, applications will be considered for co-option at the meeting of the Council held on 5th March 2019.


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Notice of Vacancy 29th November 2018

1. A Vacancy has occurred on the above named Parish Council due to :- THE RESIGNATION OF CLLR ALISON SHARPE

2. In order for a by-election to be held, 10 electors from the Parish must make such a request in writing, within 14 days of the date of this notice, (not including Saturdays and Sundays), to the Returning officer at the address given below.

3. If notice in writing is not forthcoming from 10 electors, then the existing Parish Councillors may then fill the vacancy by co-option.

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