Road Closure – Bleatarn April 20th for 3 days

Please be aware of a road closure by Cumbria Highways at Bleatarn scheduled for 20th April for 3 days. The site location map with diversions  is available via this link:

Location Plan – Ravelands Brow, Bleatarn (1)

PLEASE NOTE AS FAR AS WE HAVE BEEN MADE AWARE THESE TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES ARE CURRENTLY GOING AHEAD UNTIL WE ARE INFORMED OTHERWISE.

Good Morning

Please find attached location plan detailing the extents of a temporary road closure which has been put in place to allow Morrison Utility Services to carry out utility works

These works are due to commence 20th April 2020 and have an approx. duration of 3 days.

Location: A section of C3070 Ravelands Brow, Bleatarn, near Appleby from a point approx. 400 metres east of its junction with the U3301, extending in a north easterly direction for approx. 160m.

Alternative Route: via the unrestricted section of C3070, B6259 Warcop, C3076 Little Musgrave, C3069 and U3301.

If you have any queries relating to these works please do not hesitate to contact me.

Many Thanks

Joanne Wall
Assistant Traffic Management Technician | Highways Assets and Strategy | Highways and Transport
Economy and Infrastructure Directorate | Cumbria County Council
Parkhouse Building | Kingmoor Business Park | Carlisle | CA6 4SJ

www.cumbria.gov.uk

SANDFORD ARMS – TAKEAWAYS & DELIVERIES

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During the Coronavirus lockdown, Stephen Porter of The Sandford Arms has kindly offered to a takeaway food service with deliveries to all the villages in the parish. Please contact the pub for a menu which can be seen on the noticeboards.

Stephen is also offering to obtain supplies for any local resident who needs help with this.

Many thanks to all at the pub. Well done!

Contacts are:

017683 51121

email: sandfordarms@icloud.com

Facebook: The Sandford Arms

HERE IS THEIR MENU:

Sandford Arms Menu

(You might have to rotate it – sorry!)

 

 

THE WAY – APRIL EDITION

There will be no paper copy of The Way for April and possibly beyond. For those of you with internet access you can read April’s edition via this link to the Brough Parish Council website:

http://www.brough-cumbria.info

If you know someone who does not have internet access and requires a paper copy, please can you print it off for them or ask them to contact David Keetley on 41390?

Thank you.

Parish Council Vacancy – January 2020

We are sad to report that Tim Wass has had to resign from the Parish Council due to increased work commitments. Tim has served the community as a Parish Councillor and former Chair for many years and has helped make many improvements to the Parish, with excellent work surrounding the annual Horse Fair and improving safety on the A66, for example.

We thank Tim for all his hard work and wish him well in his new job role. We hope that he will still be able to contribute his experience and ideas wherever possible.

We will announce arrangements for filling this vacancy in due course. A link to a poster can be found below.

David Keetley, Chair

WPC Vacancy Poster

Army Camp provides New Gates for Warcop Church

When the church gates at St Columba’s Church in Warcop started to deteriorate, the Church Warden and Parish Council had to start getting quotations for repairs or a new set of gates. The cost for new gates, which are at the top of the church’s ancient yew tree walk, soon came out a several hundred pounds.
It was at this point that the Army Camp and Landmarc came to the rescue. David Keetley, Chair of Warcop Parish Council, had recently attended the annual MOD liaison meeting along with several other local representatives. “At the end of the meeting, Major Lynch asked if there were any community projects that they could help with so I gave him a ring. From there, he sent Steve Legg and other staff to take the gates away and assess the damage.” It soon became clear that the gates were beyond repair but the Landmarc staff kindly offered to make a new set free of charge.
“We were flabbergasted at their generosity,” said Church Warden Shelia Morbey. “The joiners have made a fantastic job of the new gates and all of us in the church community are so grateful to the Army Camp and Landmarc for this wonderful gesture. They even rescued and cleaned up a brass plaque which we had almost forgotten existed!”
A group of representatives from Landmarc, St Columba’s congregation and the Chair of Warcop Parish Council, David Keetley, attended a brief ceremony to celebrate the fitting of the new gates and to express their thanks for this great example of the Army Camp working with the local community.

Bleatarn and Warcop Information Boards

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.

 

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Warcop board with map!

 

 

 

 

Bleatarn Close up

WARCOP/SANDFORD FRIDAY MINIBUS: ADDITIONAL MIDDAY SERVICE STARTS 14TH JUNE

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

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A66 Consultation Meetings

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:

A66 Consultation Meetings Poster_12032019111041

 

Warcop War Memorial awarded Listed Building Status

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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.

http://services.historicengland.org.uk/webfiles/GetFiles.aspx?av=5D08A390-0F56-4A18-8578-BCAE813ED3D3&cn=AA71A315-A49F-4C6C-9031-4DBB0D13A502

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.

Yours sincerely

Joanne Gould

Listing Coordinator

Historic England

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Fire Fly Avenue

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Warcop Village Railings Newly Painted

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.

 

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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.

Highways England Meeting – Friday 20th October

Two representatives from Highways England met two Parish Councillors and a member of the community in response to our concerns that the new 50 mph speed limit could still be improved further to make the stretch of road from Appleby Bypass to Brough much safer. We also heard a little more about the progress towards dualling the A66 between Penrith and Scotch Corner.

At the meeting, David Keetley and Tim Wass made a number of requests for action, including:

  • Installing average speed cameras at appropriate points on the route.
  • Installing illuminated speed limit signs (as at Church Brough) at the start and end of the route.
  • Consideration to be given to starting the 50 mph zone at Cafe 66 to give drivers more time to slow down.
  • Painting additional speed limits signs on the road as reminders.
  • A request to make the road adjacent to Taylor & Braithwaite no overtaking with double white lines because of dangerous speeding and overtaking problems there.
  • A request to look at creating a right-turn filter to Flitholme and also a wider slip road for drivers turning left into Flitholme.
  • A similar request for the Langrigg turn off. The idea of blocking this turn off was raised but that would be a considerable change and would have to have the support of local Parish Councils and residents.

Highways England agreed to go away and consider which of these can be done and  they will get back to us with further ideas shortly. They stressed that any works done here to improve road safety were completely independent of any dualling plans, which might well be a few years away anyway.

With regards to dualling, they informed us that a company had been appointed to do the detailed planning and analysis of each section that needed to be dualled. The political will is there and the decision had been taken so now it is a case of looking at route options and priorities. When proposals are finalised, all PCs and local communities along the route will be consulted.

Superfast Broadband for Sandford – an update

The Parish Council has been asked regularly by Sandford residents when they might expect superfast fibre broadband to arrive in the village. I recently wrote to Connecting Cumbria and I copy their reply below. Essentially, they say that it should be operational by March 2018. They also urge all interested residents to register with Connecting Cumbria so they can be notified by email of progress to connect Sandford.

David Keetley

Chair

Warcop Parish Council

Thank you for your email regarding fibre broadband in Sandford.

 I can confirm that that there are now future plans under the Connecting Cumbria programme to make fibre available to your postcode area under Connecting Cumbria by March 2018, this has been done by moving a planned cabinet to be upgraded closer to Sandford to ensure this gets coverage.

 The delivery of fibre broadband is a complex process, with many possible engineering problems being encountered during the delivery process.  Therefore until the full cabinet and power installation has been completed, we cannot accurately confirm when fibre will be available for residents of Sandford to order.

 I would ask you to urge residents to register with us at www.connectingcumbria.org to ensure they receive an email notification when fibre is available to order.

 Many thanks

 Amy Jones

 Regards

Connecting Cumbria

Environment and Community Services | Cumbria County Council

Parkhouse Building | Carlisle | Cumbria | CA6 4SJ

New 563 Appleby to Penrith Bus Service – Starts 4th September

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.

Poster for 563 Service

 

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Warcop Clean Up – A Big Thank You

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.

New Grass-cutting Arrangements

Warcop Parish Council recently agreed to purchase its own grass-cutting equipment in order to save a significant amount of money from the annual precept, which can then be used for other improvements for the Parish.  A team of volunteers will work on cutting the grass areas of Warcop and Sandford. If you would like to join the rota, please contact The Chair, David Keetley, on 017683 41390.

We realise it is a big undertaking, but we will do our best to maintain a good standard of service. However, if you feel we are not doing something well, please let us know and we will try to do better!

The rota will be published on the website and noticeboards soon.

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Defibrillator Appeal

Two Defribrillators now in Sandford and Warcop!

After the tragic loss of Natasha Daldry recently an appeal was set up by her family to try and raise funds for a defibrillator for Warcop to go on the wall of the new Parish Hall. Such was the generosity of local people that we now have sufficient funds to purchase two defibrillators for both Sandford and Warcop. Initially the Sandford one will be sited on the wall of David White’s farm buildings, for which we are very grateful.

Warcop Parish Council will take over the maintenance and upkeep of the defibrillators. A special coffee morning was held on Saturday 14th May to raise more funds which might allow us to purchase a further defibrillator. As well as the usual lovely refreshments and WI cake stall, tombola and raffle, etc, there was an opportunity to see the equipment used and to hear about the free Heartstart courses which will be run in the Parish Hall to show local residents how to use the defibrlllators and help save someone’s life. There was a fantastic turn-out for the Coffee Morning and a total of £640 was raised so we are very close to being able to purchase a third defibrillator for the Parish. (This could be sited in Bleatarn itself or at the far end of Warcop nearer to Eden Bridge.) We would welcome any suggestions you might have.

The Parish Council would like to express its great appreciation to the Daldry family for their idea to suggest this idea and to all the local people who have been so generous in donating money for such a good cause.