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Administrator required

An Administrator is required for Alston Moor Partnership to work within their Townscape Heritage Initiative Programme, supporting the newly appointed Project Officer. If you're looking for a part time appointment working for a local development organisation to help make a difference in your community, this could be just up your street.

Alston's Totalpost nominated for 4 business awards

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.

Complaint letter to HSBC Bank

We have been asked to publish this letter sent by Michael Allen, an Alston Moor resident to the Chairman of HSBC Bank in response to the closure of the Alston branch in June.  If you are a customer of HSBC and haven't already made a complaint, then perhaps it might be worth all customers writing a letter and dropping it into the branch to register your dis-satisfaction, or alternatively writing an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cumbria Businessperson of the Year

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.

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.

Cybermoor Networks

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Cybermoor Networks Ltd (CNL) develops and owns rural fibre optic broadband networks in the North Pennines. We have fibre infrastructure around Alston, Nenthead and South Tyne Valley  to Haltwhistle.  This provides wholesale services and passive products to Internet Service Providers. CNL provides works with Quicklinewho supply a broadband service residents and businesses on Alston Moor and surrounding areas.  The network covers 500 properties.  More information about the trading relationship between the Cybermoor Networks and the other companies is available here.



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Moody Baker celebrate 11 years in business

The Moody Baker celebrated its 11th Birthday on Valentine's Day last Thursday with customers popping in all day to mark the occasion with them and to enjoy a slice of delicious celebration cake and a glass of bubbly.

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.