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Alston Moor Community Energy (AMCE) - Solar Panels
AMCE is raising funds to install solar panels on the roofs of Alston Primary School and Samuel Kings School in Alston. The project has been designed to cut the schools' energy costs, but will also be used to educate pupils on climate change, and reduce the schools' carbon footprint. The smallest viable system will cost £22,000 whilst the largest the roofs can hold will cost £35,000. We've already raised nearly £19,000 and we're aiming to raise at least £3,500 more from the wider community - the more we raise, the bigger the system we can fit, and the bigger the savings for the schools. Every extra £250 we raise, will buy an additional solar panel. Please join other local people in donating at our crown-funding page - Anything you can give from £1 upwards will help. Closing date 19 May.
The Hub Museum
Our lovely museum, run by a dedicated band of volunteers, down at Alston Station Yard has re-opened for the season. From May they are extending the opening hours to Sat, Sun, Tues and Thurs, except during school holidays when they are open every day. Admission remains at £2.50 per person and under 16's are free. Dogs welcome with well-behaved owners.
Some Future Diary Dates (more info to follow nearer the time)....
Look on Alston Town Hall's website and follow their Facebook page for details of more events happening there over the next few months:
Alston Gala - Saturday 29 June
Alston Live - Friday 19/Saturday 20 July. Tickets now on sale here.