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

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.

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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