What We Do
Alston Moor Parish Council is the ‘parish authority’ for Alston Moor
PARISH COUNCILS form the tier of local government closest to the communities they represent; they are the “third tier” in counties such as Cumbria which have district as well as county councils. They have surprisingly wide discretionary powers, but very small budgets available to exercise them
ALSTON MOOR PARISH COUNCIL looks after the easternmost part of Cumbria, high in the North Pennines, bordering Northumberland and County Durham. Its eastern situation, isolated from the main part of the county, is reflected in its inclusion in both the diocese of Newcastle, and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Cumbria County Council
Cumbria County Council covers the whole of Cumbria. Alston Moor is its most easterly parish. Cumbria has responsibility for roads, schools and social care amongst other things.
Eden District Council
Eden District Council is one of six District Councils in Cumbria and Alston Moor is on its easterly edge. Eden District Council is the planning authority. It keeps the streets clean and is responsible for refuse collection.
- Representing the local community.
- Striving to improve quality of life in Alston Moor.