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

New Chairs for the Hall

Local residents will be relieved and pleased to hear that Warcop Parish Hall has now taken delivery of 120 brand new chairs which are chrome in colour and have blue cushions and backing. This will ensure that future functions at the hall will be a far more comfortable affair – and especially our monthly Remote Cinema nights!

Pictures to follow…

Some of the old grey plastic chairs have been given to Musgrave Village Hall and Warcop Methodist Chapel. There are about 60 remaining chairs in storage which are available to any local groups who might need them.

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!

Ladies’ Night

Well done to everyone who helped to organise a very successful Ladies’ night on Friday 23rd November. There were 22 stallholders and lots of people attended. The total for the evening was a fantastic £649! Thanks to everyone who helped both on the night and also beforehand.

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.

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

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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)