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.


 

Nenthead Mines Conservation Society wants to find some volunteer help.  We have donated furniture and kitchen equipment to the South Tynedale Railway and need help to move it from Nenthead to Alston.  We need to move a tall fridge and some wood bookcases.

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North Cumbria Barn Owl Study would like to hear from anyone who has any information about possible barn owl breeding sites, whether they are current or historic, plus sightings of barn owls at the present time or leading up to the breeding season which begins about mid-March.

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Alston's David Hymers, Managing Director of Totalpost Services Plc based at Skelgillside Workshosp was awarded Cumbria Businessperson of the year at last week's CN Group Business Awards at Rheged near Penrith.

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In memory of Meryl Baker who sadly died on Thursday, 10th October and whose funeral and service of celebration is taking place today at Alston Town Hall.

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Local company to recruit more staff in Alston Moor. Eden Country Care won the council contract for Eden and they now provide home care in Alston Moor. They are now looking to recruit more care workers to cover Alston and the surrounding area.

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Eden District Council and Action for Market Towns (AMT) are currently undertaking a Benchmarking review of Alston. Whether you are a frequent user or someone who rarely visits Alston, we would like to know your views on Alston town centre - both positive and negative!

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We're looking for a Community Journalist ... if you care about your community and have an enquiring mind then you could be just the person. This exciting one year pilot project is part of a nationwide neighbourhood news project funded by the Carnegie UK Trust. As well as free training and mentoring, the position offers a paid bursary to guarantee a regular monthly income as you take your first steps in community journalism.

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There are a wide range of social media tools that offer individuals, organisations and businesses huge opportunities in how they communicate messages, promote their work or build profile - but which ones are suitable to help you grow and which are time-consuming diversions? This one day course will help you to beging to develop a social media strategy that works for you and offers some practical insights into using some of these tools.

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Cybermoor is working with partners from Spain, Italy and Ireland to develop a new service that will support carers of people who are elderly or have long term conditions.  We would like to hear from you as we design how the system will work.

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Alston based business Totalpost has been shortlisted for no less than four awards in this year’s Cumberland News Group Business Awards, including Cumbria's Exporter of the Year and Manufacturing Business of the Year.

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