Ancroft Parish Council
ANCROFT PARISH COUNCIL is a rural council made up of 3 wards:
- ANCROFT WARD is a small community surrounded by farmland and boasts an 11th century church.
- SCREMERSTON WARD has a vibrant community with an interesting mining history and popular primary school serving the whole parish and beyond.
- CHESWICK WARD is also a scattered farming community but has a national championship golf course and a large award winning holiday park in it's idyllic setting.
Ancroft Parish is bordered on three sides with farmland but the eastern boundary is the North Sea with it's amazing sand dunes and rolling golden beach which connects with the Holy Island causeway. The whole area has been designated as "an area of outstanding natural beauty". The main east coast rail line cuts through the parish, but there are no stopping stations, and the A1 road connecting England with Scotland also runs right through the parish