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Between 27th October 2019 and 24th October 2020 Co-op members can choose the Haltwhistle Christmas Lights Fundraising Campaign as their cause. Every time a member buys selected own brand products and services, 1% of the money they spend goes to local causes in their community. The member chooses which cause they would like to support.
If you are not already a member you can join online at https://membership.coop.co.uk/new-registration.
The Haltwhistle Partnership is delighted to be supporting South Tyne Sustainability (STS) and the Haltwhistle Swimming and Leisure Centre (HSLC) in facilitating HSLC to apply for funding from the Governemnt's new Rural Communities Energy Fund (RCEF) for a feasibility study into extracting heat from the mineworkings that lie under Haltwhistle. Up to £40,000 is available for the first phase of the feasibility and if the application is successful it is hoped that the project will be underway in the new year starting with an energy audit of HSLC and research into the mines underneath and adjacent to the centre.
Great news! The application was successful and we look forward to receiving the offer letter and starting the project early in the new year.
Having completed the refurbishment of the 5th and final flat at Hardware House on the town’s Main Street, the Haltwhistle Partnership has now set its priorities for the next phase of community development work. As well as continuing with their core functions and very successful Older People’s and Zig Zag projects, the Trustees want to more actively support the economic development of the area. A key element of the plan is to promote cohesive working with the many other organisations, groups, businesses and individuals working for the benefit of Haltwhistle and the surrounding area. Several exciting ideas are in the pipeline and feasibility studies, business plans and funding streams are being explored.
“The concept is simple. Bring your own containers, fill them and pay by weight. When they are empty, bring them back and refill them. By re-using, we will help you to reduce waste. Our aim is to do this at as low a cost as possible – to both our customers and to the planet.” Another Weigh, Penrith