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Cumbria Leader Programme Information Event

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.

Chris Townsend, CEO of BDUK visiting works in the South Tyne Valley with Daniel Heery of Cybermoor

South Tyne Valley Broadband Share Offer launched!

A Government Minister has backed Cybermoor's Tyne Valley Broadband Scheme on the day they launched their Broadband Share Offer.  Residents of the South Tyne Valley will soon have a new fibre broadband service following the launch of a local community share offer. Fibre optic cables are being laid along the old railway track from Park Village to Slaggyford and soon local residents will have the chance to connect.

Third Heritage Lottery Success for Alston Moor

Alston Moor Partnership recently found out that it has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a Townscape Heritage project for AlstonTown Centre. The project aims to improve town centre properties to provide a more attractive environment for people to both live in and visit. Empty shops will be refurbished and other properties improved to give a much needed boost to business confidence, and as new shops open.