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

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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

The Chamley Arms – Update

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.

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.

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:

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Angel of the North – Glenda Burton!

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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!

 

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Chapel Garth Road Improvement

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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.

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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Great North Air Ambulance – July Collection

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.

David Keetley