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Annual Parish Meeting at Alston Town Hall on Monday, 18th April at 7.30pm.  Q&A with Police & Crime Commissioner candidates. Reports from Alston Moor Parish, District and County Councils. The meeting is for local government electors from Alston Moor, who are entitled to speak and vote. All welcome.

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The new Solway Border & Eden LEADER Programme is now open for grants to small businesses, community organisations, farmers and foresters for projects that create jobs and grow the rural economy. Sam Bramwell, the Programme’s Lead Officer will give an overview of the programme on Tuesday, 23rd February, 2pm at Samuel King's School.

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Cybermoor held a Special General Meeting on 4th February to explain more about the new relationship with Quickline about future provision of broadband services. The team from Quickline explained more about their plans to upgrade the network and there was a demonstration of the new PhysioDom service.

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South Tynedale Railway is looking for volunteers to help out at their Santa Specials anytime over the two weekends of 12/13th and 19th/20th/21st December.  What a better way to get into the Christmas Spirit by offering your services as one of Santa's helpers in his Grotto, on the platform or helping to serve festive refreshments!

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You've probably heard about Alston's Townscape Heritage Scheme, which aims to improve a number of architecturally-important properties on Front Street and Market Street within Alston's conservation area, with £1.3M being awarded from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  If you're interested in finding out more, Jennifer Campbell the Project Manager will be holding a number of drop-in sessions on the following dates:

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We welcome PCSO Dean Raine who in the next few weeks will begin his new role as Police Community Support Officer in Alston Moor and the surrounding areas. Dean would like to introduce himself to the community ...

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Stage 5 of the Tour of Britain finished at Hartside on Thursday afternoon in beautiful sunshine. The riders set off on Thursday morning from Prudhoe and reached Hartside around 3.25pm with a nail biting finish. The race organisers were delighted with the estimated 8,000 spectators who lined the Cumbrian stage of the race.

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The Annual General Meetings for Cybermoor Ltd and Cybermoor Networks Ltd were held on the evening of Thursday, 10th September at Samuel Kings School, Alston.  After the excitement of the Tour of Britain bike race, it was down to business explaining what Cybermoor has been doing over the past year and what is planned for the future.  Daniel Heery presented the different projects and highlighted the excellent work carried out by the team and volunteers.

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The redundant Methodist Chapel in the centre of Nenthead was built in 1873 and used until 2002;  it now stands empty and forlorn.  People in Nenthead have rallied together with plans to rescue this building and turn it into something useful. They would like to provide a warm space in the village where people can spend time informally together - there's no such place at the moment. They would also like to share Nenthead's colourful story and beautiful landscape with visitors.

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As most people will have heard, Stage 5 of the Tour of Britain will finish at Hartside on Thursday afternoon. The riders will set off on Thursday morning from Prudhoe and it is expected that the first riders will be climbing up Hartside around 3pm.  The 8km climb up Hartside will be the only mountain finish in the whole of the 2015 tour, and the highest finish ever in the history of the tour.  The organisers are already predicting that it will be the sporting highlight of this year's tour and is the highest, longest, toughest finish in the history of the tour!

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