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.
Our AGM is coming up on Tuesday 16 July, at 7.300pm at Alston House. To vote at the meeting – which includes voting for the new directors and on motions making some changes to our Memorandum and Articles - you do have to be a member.
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.
A small job in need of someone…
We’re sorely in need of an admin assistant to undertake a few small tasks and to take minutes for meetings. It’s only 10 hours a quarter, at £13.50 an hour. If you’re interested, please take a look at the details
Quite a few people on Alston Moor play the Unity Lottery – where for just £1 a week, you’re in with a chance of winning £25,000 (though you’re rather more likely to get a £5 prize!) AND you benefit the Alston Moor Partnership.
I’m just making the very last tweaks to the Community Plan, from comments received recently. I’m glad that the long haul of consultation, organisation and writing is nearly done – but I’m also really excited about what happens next!
Those of you who play our Unity Lottery may have won £10 or even £25 at some point… But now the proceeds have grown enough so that we can offer some grants to local community groups and projects, for anything that would be of benefit to people on Alston Moor.
The Plan really is getting close to completion now. Sections 4 and 5 in first draft form are now available, and the entirety of the earlier part is now in its penultimate form – a final draft (also on this site), which you are invited to comment on, and will be getting its last revision in March once I’ve heard from as many people as possible.
Here I am, in late January, drafting the final sections of the Community Plan. After two years of consultation and research, talking to people all over Alston Moor (some with the help of volunteer members of the Alston Moor Partnership) in groups and individually, the end is finally in sight!
Our major news is our new website, the one you’re looking at right now. It’s taken a lot of work to make it good to look at, easy to use, and informative. We hope you enjoy it! Let us know if you can’t find what you’re looking for, or spot any glitches.