4th Defibrillator for the Parish

The Parish Council recently decided to use some of its funds to purchase a fourth defibrillator to extend coverage in Warcop in case of emergencies. It will be located in the old BT phone box, which we have been discussing what to do with for some time. We hope to run some defib training at the Parish Hall in the near future for local residents who would like to know how to use the defibs.

We now have defibs in Bleatarn, Sandford and Warcop (2.)

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 by the former 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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