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.

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

United Utilities Priority Service

Following the recent storms and loss of water supply, United Utilities were able to send bottled water and help customers who are on their Priority Service list. There is a similar system with Electricity North West. This is particularly useful for elderly people, those who don’t drive or people with mobility problems.

Here is the link to the pages where you can either sign up online or telephone:

https://www.unitedutilities.com/help-and-support/priority-services/

Here is the Electricity North West link:

https://www.enwl.co.uk/power-cuts/priority-services-register/

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

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 warmhomes@cafs.org.uk

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.

Website: www.enwl.co.uk/priority

Phone: 105

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

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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.

 

Warcop board without map!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warcop board with map!

 

 

 

 

Bleatarn Close up