• Village Green Improvements – Cumbria Community Fund Award

Warcop Parish Council has been successful in its application to the Cumbria Community Flood Fund to repair damage caused to the village green and play area by Storm Desmond in December 2015. It has been awarded £15,000 to replace perimeter fencing, a new bridge over the beck, new picnic tables and benches. We are also meeting Eden District Council to see how we can update the play equipment. Thanks to John Heron and Georgie Fell for pushing this forward and also to Sue Fell, who filled in the form and got the necessary quotes and paperwork. We hope to start the work in late summer or early autumn.

  • A66 request for improvements

Following the recent fatality and other accidents on the A66, the Parish Council contacted Highways England to request that obscured 50 mph signs are made more visible. We have also asked for bigger signs and also illuminated speed limit notices. We await their response. We were also told that the next phase of work on dualling the A66 has gone out to tender and more details might be available in August.

  • Great North Air Ambulance Collection

Thank you to all who brought bags to our second GNAA collection on the 7th & 8th July. We counted over 100 bags! This raised a tremendous £450 for the GNAA charity which goes towards the running costs of this essential service.

  • Summer Breeze Concert

The summer concert on the 8th July by local band Covernote was a great success with a fantastic bring-and-share supper and a bar serving Pimms, prosecco and other drinks. It was well attended by people from across the community and just about everyone was soon dancing along to the old favourites! There were also guest musicians and singers which added an extra dimension to the band’s extensive set list. Overall, £540 was raised for the Hall which will go towards the purchasing of much-need equipment.

  • Hall Improvements 

Following the donation of funds raised by the Table Tennis Club and the Thursday Foyer Cafe, the following equipment has been purchased for the hall:

  • a baby change unit in the disabled toilet
  • coat hooks in each toilet and the Meeting Room
  • a new fridge in the kitchen for keeping food chilled for our bigger events.

It is hoped that the next items will be some shelving to go in store rooms to take smaller items off the floor. We are also investigating new comfortable chairs and lightweight tables to replace the old ones.