The Parish Council has purchased two recycled plastic information boards which show local maps, to replace the damaged ones at Warcop and Bleatarn. The new one at Bleatarn has been put in by Gordon Deighton and members of his family and we thank them very much for their time and effort. It looks really good and will hopefully last for many years.
The Warcop board has also now been put up thanks to Max Voican and we hope that both will smarten up our villages and also be useful to the many walkers and cyclists who visit our parish.
Cumbria Highways have informed us of a temporary road closure from the 5th August for 5 days to re-surface a stretch of the B6259 from the Parish Hall to the turn for Sandford. Diversions will be in place as per the message below:
Please find attached location plan detailing the extents of a temporary road closure which has been put in place to allow Cumbria Highways to carry out carriageway resurfacing, footway construction and associated works.
These works are due to commence 5th August 2019 and have an approx. duration of 5 days.
Location: A section of the B6259 Warcop, from its junction with the U3259, extending in a south easterly direction for approx. 1km.
Alternative Route: A way for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will be maintained at all times and a suitable alternative route for vehicles will be signed and available via the C3070, A66 and unrestricted section of the B6259.
The location of the closure and diversions can be found via this link:
The Parish Council understands that The Chamley Arms has now been sold and the four-bedroomed house on the left has been renovated as an entirely separate dwelling. The new owner of the pub ( the section to the right of the house) has started to clear out the pub and we hope to hear more of his plans for developing the pub, restaurant and likely timescales in the near future.
We will try to keep you up to date after we have perhaps met with the new owner. However, as a community we are delighted to hear that our pub will re-open before too long and we hope that once again it will become a vital part of our community life. We also hope that it will be well supported by everyone.
The Parish Hall trustees are keen to re-establish a regular badminton club at Warcop Parish Hall. We have all the equipment, posts, nets shuttlecocks and racquets and a brilliant court in a high hall with excellent lighting.
All we need now is someone to get it going! The key requirements are enthusiasm and organization skills. We’d like to see a club that caters for all ages and abilities. Times available include some evenings and weekends.
If you think you can help with this, please contact David Keetley on 41390 to discuss further.
Warcop and Sandford’s minibus link to Appleby continues to run successfully each Friday, organised by Cumbria County Council’s Community Wheels scheme, Warcop Parish Council and administered by Appleby Heritage Centre. All you need to do is sign up for a pre-payment card and you will be collected by one of our team of volunteer driver to take you to Appleby where, if passengers wish, they can connect with the 10:00 am 563 service to Penrith. The minibus then picks up from the 563 in Appleby at 2:15 and returns to Sandford and Warcop. Some people choose to catch the later Penrith bus at 11:30 am. Journeys to Appleby cost £1.50 from Warcop (£3 return) or £1.25 from Sandford (£2.50 return.)
In order to encourage more people to use the minibus, we are introducing an extra midday journey for those who might like to have a couple of hours in Appleby to do some shopping and/or meet up with friends for a coffee. This will pick up in Appleby at 12:00 and return to Warcop by 12:25. The first such service will start on Friday 14th June. We hope that more residents who don’t drive or who simply want to leave the car behind occasionally, will decide to use this shorter service, which is offered on a trial basis to encourage more people will use it. Remember, it’s also a social journey where you can meet people and have a chat and a laugh!
We would especially welcome passengers from Sandford and some more from Warcop to use the bus and drivers are happy to pick up and drop off at a place convenient to you. The risk remains that if numbers do not increase, the service will be withdrawn, so if you can, please support it.
A timetable link is below and a leaflet with bus times and an application form will be posted through every letterbox in the Warcop Parish.
If you would like to join this scheme, which aims to provide at least some local transport links for isolated communities, please phone Karen Chester at Appleby Heritage Centre on 017683 53350 and she will sign you up and sort out all the arrangements in her usual helpful way!
David Keetley – Co-ordinator
Highways England are setting up a series of public meetings in the coming months to look at route options for the remaining single carriageway sections of the A66. The Parish Council will attend these meetings, the nearest ones being at The Hub in Appleby, and we strongly urge you to go along and express your views as initial planning takes place.
Here is a link to a copy of the HIghways England poster with all the meeting dates listed:
Congratulations to Glenda Burton who was recently awarded the prestigious Angel of the North Award along with others in this region. Glanda’s tireless community work and her devotion to many children she and Allen have cared for over the years was the basis for her well-deserved award.
Look North reporters attended the October Soup & Pud session to interview Glenda and others and the feature that they showed was excellent in highlighting Glenda’s tremendous community commitment and positive attitude, as well as showing off the Parish Hall to full advantage!
Well done Glenda!
The kerb line in Chapel Garth leading to Martindale View has now been improved by Cumbria Highways. It should allow delivery vans, bin wagons and so on the chance to drive in past the parked cars without having to go on the grass. Please help by parking as carefully as you can if you live in that area.
The Parish Council would like to thank Bob Dow and the highways team who carried out the work for their efficient and effective labours.
We have just been informed by Historic England that Warcop’s War memorial has been granted Grade II listed status. We are very proud of our memorial and it means a lot to many people in our community. This decision to award it listed status recognises its significance and also helps to preserve it for future generations.
The Parish Council intends to repair some rotten posts, paint the chain and kerbstones in the near future.
Below is the notification email the Parish Council received:
Warcop War Memorial, Village Green, Junction of B6259 and Brookside, Warcop, Cumbria – Awarded Listed Building Status
List Entry Number: 1457762
As you will know from our earlier letters we have been considering adding the above memorial to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
We have taken into account all the representations made, and completed our assessment of the memorial. I am writing to inform you that having considered our recommendation, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has decided to add Warcop War Memorial to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. The memorial is now listed at Grade II.
Please follow the link below to download a copy of our advice report, which gives the principal reasons for this decision. The List entry for this building, together with a map, has now been published on the National Heritage List for England, and will be available for public access from tomorrow. This List can be accessed through our website.
Listing helps us to mark a building’s significance and celebrate its special architectural and historic interest. It brings specific protection so that its special interest can be properly considered in managing its future. Listing does not mean, however, that no alterations can be made – in fact in the vast majority of cases applications to make changes to a listed building are approved. Further information about listed buildings can be found on the ‘Your Home’ pages of our website.
The local planning authority will now be preparing the statutory notices required under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
Please be aware that the listing of the memorial took effect on the day that the List entry was published on the National Heritage List for England. Our guidance document, The Conservation, Repair and Management of War Memorials, is available from our website http://www.historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/conservation-repair-management-war-memorials/ Information about grants for war memorials is available from War Memorials Trust at http://www.warmemorials.org/grants/. More information on the First World War Memorials Programme can be found at http://ukwarmemorials.org/.
As of 25 June 2013, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act (ERRA) has enabled a number of heritage reforms, including an amendment to the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 that provides two potential ways to be more precise about what is listed. Whether or not the new provisions have been invoked with regard to this memorial is explained in the Advice Report. A List entry that makes use of these provisions will clarify what attached and curtilage structures are excluded from the listing and/or which interior features definitively lack special interest; however, owners and managers should be aware that other planning and development management constraints might apply to these structures, and should clarify these with the Local Planning Authority. Further information is available on our website at http://www.historicengland.org.uk/caring/listing/listed-buildings/listing-and-the-erra/ .
If you consider that this decision has been wrongly made you may contact the DCMS within 28 days of the date of this letter to request that the Secretary of State review the decision. An example of a decision made wrongly would be where there was a factual error or an irregularity in the process which affected the outcome. You may also ask the Secretary of State to review the decision if you have any significant evidence relating to the special architectural or historic interest of the memorial which was not previously considered. Further details of the review criteria and process and how to request a review are contained in the annex to this letter.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any further assistance. More information on listing can also be found on our website at https://historicengland.org.uk.
The Engine House
Fire Fly Avenue
We hope that you have noticed and appreciate the lovely newly-painted railings alongside Crooks Beck in Warcop. They look fantastic! The paint was donated by Cumbria County Council who also repaired a number of concrete posts damaged by Storm Desmond, and we are very grateful to them.
Thank you also to Steve & Yvonne Burnett and Steven & Julie Atkinson and for all their hard work in sanding the metal bars down, painting the undercoat and then applying the gloss paint. There were also other volunteers so thank you and well done to all of them! It’s great that local residents help out and make our village look smarter.
Thank you to all who brought bags to the Parish Hall last weekend. There were well over 70 bags and this has raised £330 for the GNAA appeal. Well done to all!
Our next collection will be in December.
Please find details of access days to the firing ranges for 2018 and 2019 via the links below.
Further information can be found on the MOD Gov.uk website https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/warcop-access-times
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:
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.
To tell us of a problem with a dog waste bin use the:
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, 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:
To tell us of a dog fouling problem where a pavement or area needs cleaning, use the:
Many of you will have noticed that there has been some activity at The Chamley Arms recently (November 2018) as workmen start to renovate and complete the cottage section of the building, to the left of the pub.
We hope that this signifies the start of the completion of the whole project to upgrade the pub, with a view to re-opening it at some point.
As a village, we all want the pub to re-open as soon as possible, as it is an important social meeting place, a potentially great eating venue and a vital focal point of the village.
Watch out for further updates when we have them.
From the 4th September, a new 563 bus service will operate between Appleby and Penrith, Monday to Friday, three times a day, off-peak. This service will be run by Stagecoach and a timetable is attached below. You might be able to arrange a lift to connect with the service at Appleby, or alternatively you can use the Rural Wheels scheme run by Cumbria County Council. Phone 01228 226 428 for further information and see poster below.
The Friends of Eden Transport Group, of which Warcop Parish Council is represented, is exploring the possibility of running a minibus between Kirkby Stephen, Brough, Warcop, Sandford and Appleby to help people in the Upper Eden Valley to link in to the new service, even if this is not every day of the week. It cannot operate on a Tuesday as the Classic Coach 574 service between Kirkby Stephen and Penrith will continue to operate. We will keep you informed if any progress is made on this link route.
Warcop Parish Hall
TUESDAYS 6-7 PM
Starting on 25th April
Fun, easy-to-follow dance fitness routines to club anthems from 90′s classics to the latest chart hits taught in a darkened room with disco lights and glow sticks!
For more information and to book checkout ‘Clubbercise with Laura’ on Facebook
or ring Laura Wharton on 07817716605
Thank you to all the residents who volunteered and gave up their time on Saturday 11th March to help clean up the litter in Warcop. 15 people turned up and we collected over 25 bags of rubbish from the two roads from the A66, the area near the recycling centre, through the village and along the road to Kirkby Stephen. It looks a lot cleaner now and we hope it might stay that way!
We intend to do similar clean ups in Sandford and Bleatarn later in the year.
Afterwards, the volunteers were treated to a cup of tea or coffee and some cakes in the Parish Hall. It was great to see so many people helping our community and especially nice to see so many new residents who have only recently moved into the Parish.
Thanks to Parish Councillor Georgie Fell for delivering all the equipment from Eden District Council and we really appreciate their help in supplying the bags, gloves, hi-viz vests, pickers and so on and also for agreeing to collect the piles of rubbish.
Following the end of Paul Jackson’s milk delivery service, a new provider has come forward to operate the round in a similar way to the previous service. Neil and Dee Veitch will start deliveries to Warcop on Monday, 6th February and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday thereafter.
Many people have already contacted them to ensure that they receive their milk delivery, but if you haven’t yet done so (and this includes Warcop, Bleatarn and Sandford residents,) then please do so as soon as possible. Tell other people about it too!
Telephone contact details are: 017683 71375 or 07590 016604
Residents will be pleased to know that a new weekly bus service on Tuesdays between Kirkby Stephen and Penrith is to start operation on Tuesday 31st January. A timetable link is attached below. As yet, we have no information on costs.
It is hoped that lots of people will use the new service as this will only help the case for a more comprehensive service by another operator which is still being explored.