Local Community News

Welcome to the Alston Moor local new pages. If there's something exciting just happened or about to happen and you want to spread the word, use the Tell us about your news link on the right.


 

Cybermoor is a partner in the 5G Rural Integrated Testbed (5GRIT) lead by Quickline Communications Ltd. The project brings together a consortium of 6 SMEs, North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership (AONB) and 3 universities, with the aim to provide solutions for rural areas that can be used on a 5G network. The project will upgrade existing wireless networks belonging to Quickline and Broadway Partners, using TV White Space to provide a superfast service to rural communities, who due to their location, currently suffer from poor or no internet connectivity.

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Cybermoor is setting up a new social enterprise called Charge my Street to install and operate electric vehicle (EV) charging points around the County.  Unfortunately, Alston missed out on the Cumbria County Council fast chargers that were installed last year in most parts of the County such as Penrith, Carlisle, Kendal and Keswick.  As more people drive EVs, chargepoints will become more important, both for visitors to Alston and local residents.   Please complete our survey by 25th January....

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Thanks to everyone for your help, advice and support during 2017.  The work on PhysioDom, ActiveAdvice and Cumbria Social Enterprise Partnership has been our main focus this year, along with continued advice on rural broadband issues to public sector organisations.  We have also taken some of our expertise of co-ops and community infrastructure to develop electric vehicle charging points.  Moving into 2018, we have recently completed a bid with Quickline on trialling 5G technologies in Cumbria and Northumberland plus will be carrying out further work to promote the PhysioDom system.  

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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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