As you might have heard, we are opening the doors of the new Alston Community Workshop on Saturday 26th Feb for the first of the monthly Repair Cafes to be held at our permanent venue at the Town Hall Annex in Alston, from 10am until 3pm.
We’re hoping as many Alston Moor residents as possible will respond to the consultation about the plans for Townfoot, the public realm element of the Townscape Heritage Project.
We have now completed on eight properties on the Front Street
You can read all about which ones they are and what happened to them. There are also historic photos of each property, what they looked like before the upgrade and what they look like now.
A ‘Gateway’ public realm scheme at Townfoot aims to help to give a much-needed boost to the local economy and increase business confidence, bringing more visitors into the town as well as encouraging residents to make more use of their local shops and town centre.
At the end of 2019, the Lottery funded Town Heritage Scheme generously awarded a sum of money for the purchase of a Thermal Image Camera to be used for the benefit of the Alston Moor Community under the guidance of the Alston Moor Partnership (AMP).
As soon as I’d finished the Community Plan document at the end of March, my thoughts and energy turned to my garden and my conservatory. While my focus has (at least some of the time…) been elsewhere, over the last few months, the Plan has been quietly informing some small actions and seeding future possibilities.
Alston Moor residents are being invited to share their opinions on options for community food growing in the area. Expert grower Lynn Barnes, from Vista Veg, the vegetable box scheme based in Crosby Ravensworth, has been looking into different ways for people to collectively grow food and develop food-growing enterprises.