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:

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.

Coronavirus Notice – Warcop Parish Hall

Warcop Parish Hall

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The coronavirus official guidance is frequently being updated. The Trustees of Warcop Parish Hall recommend the following procedures are implemented:

• If you don’t feel well and have any symptoms of Coronavirus, please do not enter the hall

• If you think you may be at risk due to underlying health conditions, we fully understand if you do not wish to come to the Hall

• Please use the handwash facilities provided:
 Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds and dry under the warm air driers, located in the toilet areas
 Please note hand sanitiser/gel is provided in the foyer area

• We recommend that you consider social distancing when in the Hall

• Please use the antibacterial wipes to clean kitchen surfaces before and after use – these are provided in the tub under the kitchen sink

Information correct as of March 16th
Please refer to official Government Guidance for the latest updates

Warm Homes Eden

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Many people struggle to keep themselves warm at home, and reasons may be due to low income, energy inefficient homes or high fuel costs. Representatives from Warm Homes Eden attended the recent Coffee Morning at Warcop, and they wanted to keep local residents informed of the service they offer.

Warm Homes Eden can help you stay safe and warm at home by:

  • Saving money on your heating costs
  • Switching to a cheaper energy tariff
  • Making your home warmer, draught proofing, insulation
  • Replacing inefficient heating
  • Reducing or clearing any water or energy debt
  • Inclusion on Electricity North West’s Priority Service Register
  • Access to your energy supplier’s Warm Home Discount
  • Access to a benefit entitlement review
  • Being connected to the Fire Service for Safe And Well visit
  • Accessing a gas connection

Who Can Apply?

A Householder can apply if you:

  • Receive a DWP benefit, or
  • Have a low income coupled with high energy costs
  • Have a low income and a long-term health condition


Contacts: Warm Homes Eden 01768 593240 or email

Electricity North West’s Priority Services Register

The region’s power network operator, Electricity North West, are keen to identify customers who would benefit from extra help during a power cut.

Being without power can cause difficulties to many customer groups. When a customer signs up to Electricity North West’s Priority Services Register (PSR), they can be offered extra support free of charge to keep them safe and comfortable until power is restored.

Once registered, Electricity North West will provide advanced notice of planned power cuts and in some instances can offer practical items such as hot food, blankets and torches during unplanned outages.

If required, Electricity North West’s can also offer free energy efficiency advice to PSR customers, which can save money on fuel bills and help the environment.

If you, or someone you know, would benefit from being on the Electricity North West Priority Service you can sign up free of charge online or over the phone.


Phone: 105

In the event of a power cut you can report it and receive updates by calling the free national phone number 105.


WANTED! Someone to run a Badminton Club in Warcop

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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.

Angel of the North – Glenda Burton!


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!




Warcop Parish Hall Trustees


The new Parish Hall was effectively created and built by the original Trustees of the former Warcop Village Hall and they successfully attracted a lottery grant, wrote a business plan and sold the former Village Hall and Reading Room to fund the building of our new hall. Their contribution has been tremendous and we thank them for all their hard work.

As the last building snagging work is now almost complete, and final expenditure and income related to building work signed off, this original charity will be wound up. A new Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) charity called Warcop Parish Hall, (the name chosen by residents after a local survey,) has been established and will aim to develop the Parish Hall further, extend its activities, cover all its running costs and have all the equipment, policies and facilities needed to operate efficiently and effectively. It will set up a new bank account so that it can operate effectively. The Hall serves the residents of the whole parish, including Bleatarn, Coupland Beck, Sandford and Warcop.

The new Board of Trustees held its Annual General Meeting on the 6th December. The following trustees were appointed and three committees will operate: the already successful Events Group, a Premises Committee and a Development Committee. The minutes of the meeting are on this website under the documents section of the Parish hall.

The Trustees are:

David Keetley – Chair

Peter Foskett – Vice- Chair

Joyce Keetley – Treasurer and Booking Secretary

Sue Austin-Fell – Secretary

Ray Bromby, Lois Wiseman, Tony Dent, Caroline Shaw, Glenda Burton, Pat Burgess and Alan Burgess were also elected as Trustees, with Les Baines Co-opted as a Trustee to the new charity. Clive Allen, from Sandford, has been co-opted to the Premises Committee to make use of his extensive experience of Health & Safety and building management.

There are three committees formed to advance the work of the hall: The Premises Committee will focus on building maintenance and improvements; the Finance & Development Committee will manage the budget and also aim to increase usage of the hall, both occasional and regular activity group users. Finally, the Events Committee will continue to organise the great range of events that are held at the hall each year such as Covernote concerts, Bingo and Dominoes Evenings, Fashion Show, Art & Craft Exhibition for example.

Below is a link to the Management Structure of the new charity which shows both the membership and how each group links to the full Board of Trustees.

Updated management structure diagram Jan 18-DESKTOP-ICEPJ80

David Keetley

Chair of Trustees

Badminton Sessions Tuesday 7:30 – 9:30 pm

We have now decided to re-start the Badminton sessions. Sessions are start at 7:30 pm, after Clubbercise.

Starters/inexperienced players 7:30 -8:30 pm

Intermediate/advanced players 8:30 – 9:30 pm

Adults £2, Children under -16 £1

If any group wants to book the hall privately to play badminton, there are plenty of sessions available (see Parish Hall Events Calendar) and we have all the equipment, so contact Joyce on 41390 to book a time.

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.