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A66 Meeting – 17th May

Representatives of Warcop and Musgrave Parish Councils are meeting Highways England staff virtually on Monday evening, the 17th May, as part of a Community Liaison Group for our section of the proposed dualled A66. There will be a presentation, followed by a question and answer session.

If you have any questions or observations you would like me to make on your behalf, please email them to me at keetleyjd@sky.com by 4pm on Monday afternoon at the latest.

Thank you.

David Keetley

Chair, Warcop Parish Council

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Warcop Table Tennis Club Re-starts Monday 17th May

Our weekly table tennis session restarts on Monday 17th May 6:30 – 8:00pm at Warcop Parish Hall. This club is for all ages and abilities and we welcome both old and new members who want to play in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Please find a link to our flyer with further information:

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Goals Re-painted

Many thanks to Tony Dent and Alan Burgess for their help in sanding down, cleaning and re-painting the goalposts on the Village Green in Warcop. Even the nets have been washed!

We hope that this will prolong the life of the goals for a few more years and give lots of enjoyment to the children and adults who play there.

Thanks,

David Keetley

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Plant Sale – 6th May

Thank you to all who bought plants at our recent Plant Sale. You’ll be pleased to know that the sale raised £400 for the Hall. Thank you to June for providing the plants. A really great effort!

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Warcop Parish Council Zoom Meeting

The next meeting of Warcop Parish Council will take place on Tuesday 20th April at 7:30 pm via Zoom. It is anticipated that face to face meetings will resume for the Tuesday 8th June meeting, which will incorporate the AGM.

Here is the agenda and the minutes of the previous meeting:

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Shappy Wheels Fish and Chips

Please support the award-winning Shappy Wheels Fish and Chips service which operates every Tuesday between 4:30 and 7:00 pm at Warcop Parish Hall Car Park. See attached poster for full details. We’d really like more people to make use of this excellent service so spread the word!

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Parish Hall Re-opening

The Trustees of Warcop Parish Hall have looked at the government’s four-stage “roadmap” out of Covid-19 restrictions and have decided that there will be a gradual re-opening of activities starting the week beginning the 17th May. The current building work should be completed by then.

This is likely to include:

Mondays Table Tennis 6:30 – 8:00pm

Tuesdays Post Office 2:00 – 3:00pm

Tuesdays Shappy Wheels (car park) 4:30 – 7:00pm

Tuesdays Drama Group 6:30 – 8:30pm

Wednesdays Circuits 5:30 – 6:30pm (School Field initially.)

Wednesdays Taekwondo 5:00 – 8:00pm

All of the above will continue to operate according to government Covid restrictions and their sport’s governing body’s regulations, including wearing of face masks, hand sanitising, reduced group sizes and social distancing.

More activities and events will start after the 21st June when all national restrictions will be removed, if the government’s roadmap and dates do not change, including some other activities such as Extend Exercise, Clubbercise and Bat and Chat. As activities and events are confirmed they will appear on the Parish Hall Calendar of Events elsewhere on this website. Events – Warcop Website

The Hall Events Committee will meet soon to plan a programme of events for the rest of the year and we intend to re-start monthly Saturday morning Coffee Mornings, the Thursday Foyer Cafe and monthly Soup and Pud lunches. We will also be able to hire out the hall for events, parties and so on.

As a welcome back, we plan to hold a FREE Coffee Morning as soon as possible with lots of goodies available as we are able to meet together again. We look forward to seeing all our regular and new users in the coming weeks and months.

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New Food Delivery Service

Little Reds Kitchen has started a local food delivery service for Sandford, Warcop and Bleatarn. Full menu and ordering details are below:

A weekly menu of freshly-prepared homemade soups, light bites & baked goods for doorstep delivery in Sandford & Warcop every Wednesday.

This week’s menu (for delivery Wednesday 3rd March) is:

Homemade Mushroom Paté with Rosemary and Sea salt Crackers

Serves 2 – £6 or serves 4 – £10

Macaroni Cheese with Leek and Bacon

(Vegetarian option available)

 Serves 2 – £7 or serves 4 – £12

Lemon Drizzle Cake – 2 for £5 or 4 for £8

Please order any or all of the menu before 6pm Sunday 28th Feb and let me know of any food allergies or intolerances you might have when ordering.

I usually work in food professionally in London, but am unable to do so at the moment due to the Covid restrictions, so have started this small kitchen business.

I have all the necessary Food Hygiene certificates and my kitchen has been approved by the Council.  Everything is being carried out in a Covid-secure manner and delivery is contactless. BACS payment preferred.

To order, or for more information, please contact me on 07966 798489 or georgiehodgson@gmail.com.

Thank you for reading,

Georgie Hodgson

3 High Green, Sandford

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Parish Hall Improvements

Warcop Parish Hall Trustees have successfully applied for a series of grants which will enable it to improve the facilities at the hall and to enhance its provision. The Trustees are grateful to the Lottery, Eden District Council’s Community Fund, ACRE’s Village Hall Improvement Grant and Warcop Parish Council for their support.

  1. The main work will involve an extension to the storage provision to create two more storerooms which had to be omitted when the hall was originally built to reduce costs. There will be one larger store and a smaller store room with racked shelving for hall users to store smaller items. This extension will allow the hall to store its existing equipment more effectively and also allow for the storage of new equipment for any new activities or groups.
  2. The grants also allow for improved access to the building by replacing the rather heavy front doors with automatic ones, thus enabling those with mobility problems or some elderly users to access the hall much more easily and safely.
  3. A new electronic projection screen and a new projector will be installed above the new storerooms for those hirers needing to use projection facilities.

The work, to be carried out by local contractor Matt Pietruszewski, is expected to start on the 8th March and take about 8 weeks. Please note that during this work, the side path nearest to the school will be blocked off to create a compound for the construction work. Access to and from school will be along the front of the hall and down the path alongside the hall driveway. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.

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Flood Prevention Work

Warcop Parish Council has as one of its priorities further upstream flood prevention work to help reduce the chances of properties flooding again, as happened in December 2015 during Storm Desmond. After that storm, the Environment Agency worked on Crooks Beck, adjusting the profile of the far bank so that is captures more water. This has had some effect and many at risk properties have also improved their flood defences.

The Parish Council has lobbied for further work in the last five years and various Flood Risk Management reports were published and can be accessed on the Cumbria County Council Website or via this link:

Recently we have approached the Eden Rivers Trust, the Environment Agency, the MOD, the A66 Trans-Pennine team and The Woodland Trust to see if further Natural Flood Management works can be put in place on the fells where the streams that feed into Warcop originate and/or on farmland, with the relevant permissions.

We have been told that there might be some officer time available to survey the landscape and perform the necessary modelling and the EA have at least two promising funding streams that can be applied for to cover some of the costs, although success is not guaranteed.

What we hope to see, if all the above partners can work together collaboratively on this, are a range of natural measures such as leaky dams and storage ponds, plus extensive tree planting, to slow the flow of the becks before they deposit large amounts of water into Warcop during periods of heavy rain. If we experience another severe storm like Desmond, even these measures might not protect properties completely. However, they will help.

The Parish Council will try to keep you informed of any further progress on this priority which we believe is vital in order to further protect properties in our village.

Here is a report published by Cumbria County Council in 2016:

Warcop Flood Investigation Report (DRAFT (cumbria.gov.uk)