Alston Moor Community Website
Welcome to the community website for residents of Alston Moor – here you will find the latest local news, a guide to what’s on locally, social media feeds, a photo gallery and links to other related websites for Alston Moor.
- Created: 31 August 2015
The Annual General Meeting for Cybermoor Ltd and Cybermoor Networks Ltd are coming up on the evening on the 10th September and both will be held at Samuel Kings School, Alston. After the formal business of the meeting, we will be asking for your ideas on future digital services you would like to see developed for Alston Moor. Examples of previous ideas include tele - healthcare, phone services, community journalism, the flying shepherd drone and big data analyis. We will see if the your ideas can attract funding. One potential ideas could be the support for online banking (in light of plans to close Barclays).
- Created: 27 August 2015
This week MP Rory Stewart gave his support to Alston's campaign against the closure of the town's last remaining bank. Rory met with local activists, parish councillors, and constituents to discuss the proposed closure of Barclays Bank. This follows a recent announcement that the branch, England's highest bank, is due to be closed on 4th December, on the grounds that transaction numbers are falling. The announcement follows the closure in June this year of HSBC, the only other bank in the town.
- Created: 10 July 2015
Alston Moor Partnership has received a confirmed grant of £1.3 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Alston Townscape Heritage scheme. The total project will cost in the region of £1.7m with funding also provided by Eden District Council, Alston Moor Parish Council and individual contributions. The scheme aims to improve a number of architecturally-important properties on Front Street & Market Street within Alston’s conservation area. Also watch it featured on Border News if you missed it.
- Created: 09 July 2015
An innovative telehealth pilot project to support informal carers was launched in Alston this week and goes live this month in Cumbria. BREATHE is a remote home monitoring system aimed at people who are caring for a relative or friend with a long term condition helping them to remain in their home, living as independently as possible, for as long as possible. The system supports carers, improving the quality of life, both for the carer and their loved one.
- Created: 24 June 2015
The Wright's Newcastle to Keswick 888 summer service, which has been running since 1930 will be running again this year! The service starts from Friday, 3rd July until Sunday, 27th September and will run a daily return service from Newcastle to Keswick via Alston.