News and Opportunities
Free draughtproofing and money-saving advice for Alston Moor households
If you're feeling the pinch from winter draughts and high heating bills, tap into some free services that have just been launched. Linked to the Alston Moor Greenprint, there's energy-saving kits available free of charge, advice on ways to use less energy and even a free telephone advice service for help with benefits, debts and other money problems. The schemes are offered through Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS), and they include an extra draughtproofing service for Alston Moor residents, thanks to funding from Cumbria Community Foundation and Alston Moor Community Fund. Contact CAfS to find out which of their services you might be eligible for on 01768 210276 or email.
Alston & District Flower Craft and Produce Show Committee - members needed!
It is with regret that most of the Alston & District Flower Craft and Produce show committee have decided to retire. For the show to continue new ideas and new committee members are needed urgently. Please come along to the AGM on Thursday, the 14th of March at the Cumberland hotel 7.30. Or get in touch with Jocelyn on 01434381012, if you are interested thanks
Alston Moor Greenprint - Community Food Growing and Enterprise
A feasibility study is underway into community food growing and the development of a food growing enterprise on Alston Moor. As part of our initial research we would be interested in talking to Alston Moor businesses that either sell fruit and vegetables, honey, herbs or dairy produce directly to the public, or buy in those products for use in their kitchen, café, pub, restaurant, accommodation etc. We want to build a picture of where produce currently comes from, or is bought in from, on Alston Moor to evidence need for local demand and supply that could be met by a local food growing enterprise. We'd also be particularly interested in hearing from farmers or landowners who may be interested in diversifying into food growing. Please get in touch with email@example.com if you are interested and would like to know more.
Some Future Diary Dates (more info to follow nearer the time)....
Look on Alston Town Hall's website for details of more events happening there over the next few months: https://alstontownhall.co.uk/events/
Saturday 30 March - South Tynedale Railway opens for the new season www.south-tynedale-railway.org.uk
From 3 April - Alston panto https://www.facebook.com/events/326165111575332/
Sunday 28 April - Nenthead Big Breakfast from 10am to 1pm incorporating a Repair Cafe
Alston Gala - Saturday 29 June
Alston Live - Friday 19/Saturday 20 July
Alston Soapbox Derby, a brand new event! - Saturday 3 August