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Upcoming events from Alston Moor News

Monday 10 December - Christmas Wreath Making Class

There is a Christmas Wreath making class being held at Nenthead Village Hall at 6.30pm. The cost is £25.00; this includes all materials to make your wreath, and refreshments. Call Christine Habberjam on 01434 381489 to book your place.

Tuesday 11 December - Hexham Trip

Alston Labour Party are running a trip to Hexham on the evening of Tuesday 11 December, to go to the Brothers Gillespie album launch at the Queens Hall. If any members, supporters or friends would like to come along please contact Hazel on 3825750.

Thursday 13 December - Alston Moor Film presents.... The Greatest Showman

Hugh Jackman leads an all-star cast in this bold and original musical filled with infectious show stopping performances that will bring you to your feet time and time again. An early Christmas treat for all the family!
Alston Town Hall, doors open @ 6.00pm, film starts @ 6.30pm (note, 1 hour earlier than normal!). Running time: 105 minutes, £5 adults £3 under 16s cert. PG. Cabaret seating - Licensed bar soft drinks - Free bar snacks
Stuck for a Christmas present? Alston Moor Film gift vouchers will be on sale in denominations of £5 and £3! Valid for 12 months.

Saturday 15 December - Front Street Project

Find out about the Front Street project at a drop-in event hosted by Cumbria County Council, from 10am-1pm at Local Links, Alston Town Hall. Get to know:

  • How the project started
  • What's currently happening
  • Ambition for the future

A petition has been set up to ask Cumbria County Council to properly and completely reinstate the cobbles using local stone, and to fully consult with the community on any redevelopment plan. You can sign this in various outlets around the town, including Spar, Blueberry's and High Plaice, for the next couple of weeks.
Sunday 16 December - ShooShooBaby's Christmas Cabaret

Join internationally acclaimed and "effortlessly funny" ShooShooBaby and their pianist, Jenny, for a shamelessly sparkly Christmas cabaret. At Alston Town Hall; further information and ticket link here:

Thursday 20 December - Mount Hooley Evening Walk

Walkers Are Welcome free guided walk. Full information on their website at

Thursday 20 December - Christmas Bingo

Alston Town Hall, 7pm. Fun for all the family! Bar will be open.

Friday 21 December - Christmas Disco

At Alston House Hotel from 9.30pm, free entrance.

Thursdays 27 December and 3 January - Trip to Carlisle

Community Wheels Minibus trips to Carlisle - Thursdays in school holidays. Depart Nenthead 9.30am, Alston 9.40am. Coming back from Carlisle approx 2.30pm. £5 - must join and prebook at Local Links, Alston Town Hall.

News and Opportunities

Opportunity to Tender - Community Food Growing
There's an Invitation to Tender for the contract to deliver a "Feasibility Study into Local Food Growing on Alston Moor" as part of the ongoing Alston Moor Greenprint project. The deadline for submissions is 3pm Tuesday 11 Dec 2018. We included a link in Newsletter 11, but it didn't show you the full tender. This link takes you to the full information:
Alston Moor Newsletter
The latest quarterly magazine is now on sale at the usual outlets across Alston Moor. Full of great articles and information, and all for just 30p!
Winter warmer on offer for Alston Moor residents - Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS)
If you live on Alston Moor and you're struggling to heat your home, with high energy bills, we might have some good news for you. Thanks to funding from Cumbria Community Foundation and Alston Moor Community Fund, we are able to help 15 households, with a free energy advice visit and free energy-saving measures. There are a few eligibility criteria. Please contact the CAfS office and we'll hopefully be able to help: 01768 210276 or by email. If you know of anyone who needs this support, please do ask them to contact us!