Community Wheels Friday Minibus Link Service Extended from Friday 4th October

Our weekly Friday minibus service to Appleby has been extended to include more local communities from Friday 4th October. The aim is to cover areas previously included in the 574 Robinsons service so elsewhere the bus will go out to several fellside villages as well as parts of Appleby to allow residents to get into Appleby for a couple of hours.

The timings are slightly different but the connection to the 563 Stagecoach bus to Penrith at 09:58 will continue, as will the collection on its return at 2:20 from The Sands in Appleby. The price will be the same but travellers will need to obtain a prepayment card from the Heritage Centre in Appleby to cover the cashless payment for each journey.

The Sandford/Warcop service will now include Great Asby and Ormside but the bus will only operate if travellers phone or email the Heritage Centre by Thursday at the latest on 017683 53350.

The scheme operates by means of a team of volunteer drivers and we are always looking to increase this team to share the driving load.

A poster and application form can be found via this link:

Village Wheels Appleby Poster – Warcop

Cumbria County Council
Serving the people of Cumbria cumbria.gov.uk

Depart:
Friday Single fare to Appleby
Appleby 08:55      12:00
Asby 09:05            12:10           £1.50
Ormside 09:15      12:20          £1.00
Warcop 09:30       12:35          £1.50
Sandford 09:40    12:45          £1.25
Appleby 09:50      12:55

Return: 12:00       14:25

Community Wheels to Appleby – Effective from 4 October 2019

APPLEBY 
ASBY
ORMSIDE
WARCOP
SANDFORD

How to travel
Phone 017683 53350 to join the scheme.
Journey requests to be requested via Appleby Heritage Centre by 12 noon the day before you travel.
Subject to demand on the day.

Meets the Stagecoach 563 to/from Penrith arriving Penrith 10:38 and returning from Penrith at 13:40

Want to become a Volunteer Minibus driver? Get in touch with Katy on 07788 396194 to find out more.

 

Superfast Broadband for Sandford now Live!

At long last, Sandford now has access to superfast broadband speeds following work to connect the green box to an electrical supply. It is understood that orders are now being taken, so customers should contact their internet providers to seek the best deals and start to benefit from the faster speeds they should experience.

Free iPad Training Courses at Warcop Parish Hall

Appleby Heritage Centre has offered to run a series of FREE training sessions for those who would like to learn how to use their iPad/tablet, suitable either for absolute beginners or for those who would like to develop further their knowledge of their iPad’s features.

The sessions will last between 2 1/2 and 3 hours and refreshments will be provided. There will be a small charge for the hire of the hall.

You can bring your own ipad or tablet with you or the tutor can provide one for you.

Course Topics:

Introduction to your Tablet (1 week)

Getting the Best Deal from Comparison Websites (1 week)

Familiarise Yourself with Facebook (1 week)

Internet Shopping & Online Security (2 weeks)

Introduction to iPad (1 week)

Each course requires a minimum of 6 people so if you would like further details and want to attend one or all of the course, please contact either David Keetley on 017683 41390, or Appleby Heritage Centre on 017683 53350. When numbers are known, actual dates will be set for each session.

Course Tutor: Sam Beattie

Great North Air Ambulance Collection – Record Total!

Thank you so much to everyone who brought so many bags to the hall for our December bag collection to support the Great North Air Ambulance. They inform us that our bags weighed 690 kilograms which translated into £759 for their charity. This is the highest amount we have ever raised for them so thank you again. We hope many of you also called into the Coffee Morning and had a bacon roll!

Our next collection will be in the summer of 2019, probably in July, so keep some bags handy ready to fill them again!

War Memorial Improvements

20181101_230802Our Warcop War Memorial has recently been repaired and renovated to help ensure it is ready for the Remembrance Day, which this year marks 100 years since the end of the first world war. As you may know, the War Memorial has recently been designated a Grade II listed War Monument.

The Parish Council would like to thank Max Voican for repairing some rotten posts and Steve and Yvonne Burnett for their wonderful work in painting the posts, chains, wreath-holder and kerb stones. They have also laid fresh gravel.

I am sure you will agree that it looks fantastic and is a fitting tribute to those fallen soldiers commemorated on the plaques.

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New Weekly minibus service to Appleby – Penrith 563 Service

20180908_085018Warcop Parish Council, in conjunction with Cumbria County Council’s Community Wheels Scheme, has negotiated the hire of an Appleby Heritage Centre minibus to run a weekly link service from Warcop via Sandford to Appleby. This will link in with the first Appleby to Penrith 563 service at 09:58 and return to Warcop via Sandford when the last bus arrives at Appleby at 14:16. The bus collects at The Croft at 09:20, the bus shelter in Warcop at 09:30 and The Sandford Arms bus stop at 09:40.

Passengers can go on to Penrith on the 563 on either the early bus or the later one at 11:30, or they can just go into Appleby.

We put out a questionnaire in every household’s letter box where your views were sought on the timings, whether you’d use it and if you’d like to volunteer to be a driver and so on. About 7 volunteer drivers have come forward. Initially this link bus will run on FRIDAYS. The service started on Friday 7th September.

The scheme operates as a Cumbria County Council Community Wheels service so passengers have to register with Community Wheels and obtain a card which covers the cost of journeys. No cash is required. They can be topped up at Kirkby Stephen or Appleby Libraries and Appleby Heritage Centre.  Appleby Heritage Centre will provide one of their minibuses and do the necessary administration. Cumbria County Council will provide the Community Wheels cards, leaflets with times and pick up points and other publicity.

We have a team of volunteer drivers who have undergone the MIDAS minibus training and are all local residents and we are grateful to all of them and to Appleby Heritage Centre and Cumbria County Council for their support

Please support this idea if you can and it will help many people in our parish get out and about again. If numbers are low, then the service will not be able to continue. Attached below are copies of flyers, timetable and application forms.

The Classic Coaches 574 service continues on Tuesdays picking up from Warcop Railway Bridge.

Thank you,

David Keetley

Chair, Warcop Parish Council

2018.09 Community Wheels Appleby Flyer v5

2018.09 Community Wheels Appleby Poster v5_1

Road Closure between Warcop and Bleatarn – from 23rd July for Eight weeks

We have been informed that the road between Warcop and Bleatarn will be closed to allow Thomas Armstrong to carry out flood repairs in this area. The email from Cumbria Highways is given below as well as a map of the planned closure routes and the alternatives. This will impact on a number of residents. Please contact them if you have any concerns or issues.

Please see attached road closure allowing Thomas Armstrong Ltd to carry out  flood repairs

The works are due to begin 23rd July and are expected last 8 weeks

DESCRIPTION/LOCATION OF THE WORKS: Closure of C3070 from its junction with U3301 extending in a north easterly direction for approx. 2km to its junction with U3435.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: – The Unrestricted section of the C3070, C3076, B6259 

Regards 

Robbie Brown

Assistant Traffic Management Technician | Highways Transport and Fleet

Environment and Community Services|Cumbria County Council

Parkhouse Building| Kingmoor Business Park |Carlisle| CA6 4SJ

Telephone 01228 226503

www.cumbria.gov.uk

 Road Closure Location Plan (1)

Survey about Monthly Exchange Coffee Morning

The Trustees of Warcop Parish Hall are seeking your views on how to make our monthly coffee morning, currently known as the Exchange, an even better experience which will attract more local residents to meet up, have a chat over a cup of tea or coffee as well as buying local produce.

Paper copies will be distributed through all letterboxes shortly and you can return it to the new post box at the hall next to the front door. Alternatively, you can complete in online and email it to Joyce Keetley on keetleyjd@sky.com.

The link to the survey is here: Exchange Survey June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us your ideas. We’d really like to make it something that lots of people will support and bring even more people together in our community.