Protect and Sustain

As part of the Protect and Sustain Actions as outlined in the Community Led Plan, the following issues were identified as being important to Acomb residents:

Dog Foul Campaign

Litter Campaign

Monitoring Conservation Area

Retaining bus service


This campaign was started in February 2014. The Animal Welfare Officer has visited the village to meet residents and the school too as the children had concerns.

Extra notices have been placed around the village.

New additional bins have been placed in the following locations:

  • near the school common
  • near the Millersfield bungalows on the approach to Fallowfield
  • outside Garden House Farm
  • at the Old Hexham Road;
  • across from the Post Office at the bus stop;
  • on Howford Lane near the junction of A6079; and
  • further down towards the entrance to the bridleways

All bins have been provided by Acomb Parish Council. Further bins will be installed gradually at sites identified by residents as funding becomes available.

Remember all bins can be used for disposing of dog poo – not just the special red ones! Free Poo bags continue to be available at the Post Office. Just ask Paul.

There have been mixed views about whether there has been improvement or not. If there is illegal dog fouling on pavements and footpaths/bridleways, then please report it to 0345 600 6400. The Dog Warden will revisit the village and address recurrent dog fouling incidents.

As of September 2018, another visit is due soon. If there are specific areas you are concerned about contact the dog warden on 0345 600 6400 .



See link to Acomb’s Neighbourhood Plan.


Don’t stop the buses!
Concerns were raised about the possible cuts to Acomb’s bus service. Local people were consulted about the bus service that Northumberland County Council supports in the West Area of the county. Questionnaires were distributed to all households. Due to the strength of concern raised, there was a delay in the tendering process with contracts extended. Existing bus timetables were printed and delivered to all households.

It was felt that this issue should be retained as a Community Led Plan Action.

Protect and Sustain
Action How it will be tackled Priority Partners Lead Progress
Rural and village environment                          
Retain Bus Service to ensure links with Hexham to meet the needs of particularly those  residents without a car  Publicise local bus services  Medium  Local residentsA4A


County Councillor


 PC  Successful campaign previously, supported by local survey
Retain Bus Service to ensure links with Hexham to meet the needs of those  residents without a car Continue to ensure current level of bus service provision is maintained and reviewed periodically High Local residents





PC Successful campaign previously, supported by local survey
Actively campaign to retain a service should the service be at risk High Local residents



County Councillor



PC Successful campaign previously, supported by a survey





























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