Local Community News

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On the weekend that shoppers went mad for online bargains with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, BT Openreach inadvertently gave Alston’s local traders, including the Christmas Craft Fair a helping hand by cutting off Cybermoor's broadband to Alston.  

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Don't miss this weekend's Christmas Craft Fair at Alston Town Hall, which will be open on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.  Where better to buy Christmas gifts with a difference or even commission something directly from some of the best designers/makers in the North Pennines, including ceramics, pottery, glassware, paintings, jewellery, ironware, wood, knitwear, textiles … plus local food producers to tempt the taste buds.

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Congratulations to Allison and all her staff at The Miners Arms in Nenthead for winning the Best Inn / Pub award at this year's coveted Green Tourism Goldstar Awards held in Manchester. The Miners beat off strong competition to win the award, with more than 2,400 businesses entered into the awards this year for the 15 award categories.

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Alston's Operation Christmas Child appeal sent off 67 Christmas shoeboxes this year, as well as knitted hats and hand puppets (handmade by Margaret Richards). £127.45 was also raised through a coffee morning and donations in aid of the appeal.

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Over 200 local people attended last night’s 'Fair Deal for Alston Moor' meeting at Samuel King’s School to talk about the issues facing Alston Moor, cuts in services and what we as a community can do to make sure we get a Fairer Deal.

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We would like to share this letter that was received by email ... I would like to thank the wonderful community of Alston and Nenthead very much for their help, kindness and concern that they gave to my father, Dave Upton.

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At their November meeting, Alston Moor Parish Council heard from Young Cumbria about youth work on Alston Moor and Alston Moor Partnership about the Townscape Heritage Initiative, as well as discussing other parish issues, including street lighting, emergency planning, coach parties and the toilets at Tyne Willows.

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The village of Garrigill is set once again to be the bright spark in the November North Pennines on the evening of Saturday 15 November, when it hosts its annual fireworks display. The skies will light-up at the earlier time of 7pm this year.

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The good news is that 680 Telfords bus service to/from Carlisle, which was due to terminate on 1 November, has been given a reprieve. The service is a slightly reduced service, running only on school days and is also only guaranteed until the end of the year, at which time it will be reviewed. The service runs as far as the Cumberland Infirmary.

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A public meeting has been called on Wednesday, 19th November to see how we can come together to ensure we get a fair deal for our community.  We urge all local residents to come along to explore and plan how we join forces to achieve this.

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