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 Co 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.
There are two other councils that provide services to Alston Moor;
Cumbria County Council
Eden District 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 is one of 6 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.
As a parish or town council, we have an overall responsibility for the well-being of the local community. Our work covers these main categories
- Representing the local community.
- Striving to improve quality of life in Alston Moor.
How does it happen?
Alston Moor Parish Council is made up of 15 Councillors, who meet regularly to make decisions on the work and direction of the Parish Clerk Staff.
Attending a council meeting is the best way to find out what we do. Check out our news stories to keep up to date with what we’re working on at the moment. You can also find out more about the council by having a look around our website and following us on social media.
What we do
To find out more about what we are currently working on, have a look at our projects page.
Areas of Focus
Currently, the Council is considering their areas of focus for the coming year.
How to get in touch
We work hard to engage with residents and the local community. We want the services that we deliver to be relevant and make a difference to you and your town. We welcome your questions, views and comments! You can talk to us in a number of ways: