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 Parish Councillor Appointed

Following the resignation of Amanda Daldry, we are pleased to announce that the vacancy has now been filled by Clive Allen, a resident of Sandford. Clive has already contributed a great deal to the work of the Parish Hall as a co-opted Trustee and we are delighted that we will be able to benefit from his experience and skills on local issues.

Vacancy on Warcop Parish Council

We are very sad to hear that Amanda Daldry has resigned as a Parish Councillor after 7 years excellent service. Amanda’s work and family commitments have increased which means she can no longer devote the time and energy required as a Parish Councillor. We fully understand this and would like to thank her for all her hard work and dedication in representing the views of Sandford and for all her other contributions in helping to make our community a better place.

An advertisement and application form for a new Parish Councillor can be found below and will be placed on notice boards in the villages. In the event of more than one person coming forward, an election will take place.

If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, further information will be available from our Clerk, Heidi Strong, on 017683 41102 or the Chair, David Keetley, 017683 41390.

WPC Vacancy Poster

 

WPC Application form

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

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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)

Appleby Horse Fair, 7th – 10th June 2018

This year’s Appleby Horse Fair took place from the 7th to the 10th June. Arrangements for Warcop and Sandford were pretty much as before, with the exception of the sheepfold in Warcop which we have asked to be fenced off following last year’s incident where horses went into adjacent properties. The links below take you to the agreed stopping places with maps of where bow tops are allowed and so on.

Useful Documents:

Sandford2018Updated.doc

Warcop2018UpdatedSheepfold.doc

There is also a website devoted to the Appleby Horse Fair if you require further information www.applebyfair.org .

The Parish Council would welcome any comments, both positive or otherwise, about how you think the arrangements for this year’s Horse Fair in Warcop and Sandford went. We are aware of one or two issues that the police sorted out and several residents were willing to be flexible over horses grazing for one night. Any comments will be fed back to the organisers so that we can improve things further in the future.

New Footbridge Completed

You might have noticed our brand new footbridge over the beck at the village green in Warcop which is now open. This was paid for out of the £15,000 flood grant we received following Storm Desmond and adds to the new perimeter fencing and benches which have been installed.

Thanks go to Chris Deighton for his excellent workmanship and he will improve the footpath with new gravel to make the far end of the village green more accessible.

 

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Dog Fouling

It is an offence to let your dog foul on a playing field or footpath. It can lead to a fine of £75 which can rise to £1000. On behalf of the Parish Council, please can we ask all dog owners to ensure that they collect their dog’s poo and deposit it in the red bins provided in the village? The number of dog owners seems to have increased recently and we know that the majority of dog owners do clear up their dog’s mess. However, we are now seeing dog poo on the village green on the playground area and football pitch as well as on the roads and on public footpaths by the River Eden. If your dog poos on the grass, please pick it up.

Eden District Council have an online report form to report dog fouling or owners who fail to collect dog mess. This is given in the information below and also as a new link on the front page of our website. This is what Eden District Council’s website says:

Dog fouling

Most dog owners are responsible and clean up after their pets, but a small number continue to cause problems. Dog fouling which is left on footpaths and playing fields is a health risk to people and can cause the infection ‘Toxocariasis’ which can lead to blindness.

The Fouling of Land by Dogs (District of Eden) Order 2008 designates areas of land where owners must pick up after their dogs, or face a fixed penalty ticket of £75, and possibly a fine of up to £1,000.

When you walk your dog, be sure to take poop bags or a poop scoop with you, like you would remember a lead. Please note, rain does not wash the problem away.

You can put bagged dog waste in:

  • a dog waste bin;
  • a litter bin (there are over 350 in Eden);
  • your own blue refuse bag at home.

To tell us of a problem with a dog waste bin use the:

Dog waste bin problem online report form.

It is every dog owner’s duty to clean up after their dog. Do not give all dog owners a bad name.

Report dog fouling

Report dog fouling, especially if you know the dog owner who is failing to pick up after their dog. If the Community Wardens have no information about the dog owners who are not picking up, they can only monitor an area. To tell us of a problem with dog fouling use the:

Dog fouling online report form.

Request an area be cleared and cleaned of dog fouling

To tell us of a dog fouling problem where a pavement or area needs cleaning, use the:

Street cleaning complaint or request form.

Warcop Village Green – New Fencing Erected

You will have seen that the new fencing has been erected around the village green. This was paid for from a successful grant to a Flood Relief fund following Storm Desmond. The fencing, new picnic tables and seats are all made from re-cycled plastic and should last for many years with low maintenance costs.

The next work will be re-building the bridge over the beck. Any funds left over will be used to make further improvements to that area of the village. Many thanks to Max Voican for his excellent work on this in some terribly wintry weather and also to Colin Harrison for moving the old, heavy picnic bench nearer to the willow maze.

We expect Eden District Council to paint the play equipment when the weather improves to brighten it all up. The Parish Council wants to improve the whole Parish and is always willing to hear ideas from residents about how to achieve this.

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Bleatarn Receives Third Defibrillator

Following the generosity of local people in donating large amounts of money for defibrillators in our Parish, we are pleased to announce that there was enough funding left over to purchase a third one. This has now been  placed on the outside wall of Gordon and Hazel Deighton’s in Bleatarn, and we are extremely grateful to them for agreeing to this and also to fulfil the weekly checks.

Thanks also to Andrew Allison who agreed to fit the defibrillator free of charge, as he did with the other two in Warcop and Sandford. We are now well supplied with this life-saving equipment in our parish area.

David Keetley

Chair

Warcop Parish Council