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Using Your Smart Phone Courses

Using your mobile phone Android Smartphone/ iPhone

Free adult education courses for beginners

Got a new Android Smartphone but don’t know where to begin? Had an iPhone for ages but feel like you don’t get enough out of it?

Content: We introduce the basic functions of the phone, before exploring the settings and some key applications. Main topics are: connecting to Wi-Fi, how to access the Internet, access your emails, change basic settings, how to download Apps (eg. the MyGP or the NHS App), how to use your phone as a Sat Nav; and, how to take photos and organise them.

Each course has two sessions.

Android Smartphone10 May and 17 May 2024

iPhone 7 June and 14 June 2024

10am to 12.30pm.      Warcop Parish Hall (next to the Primary School).

Please bring: notebook and pen, your glasses (if you wear them), and your fully charged Android Smartphone or iPhone.

To book a place, contact Andrea Mason on 07468 709606 or email:

Online portal for booking a place opens on 3 April 2024.

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Broadband Article Features Parish Hall

Please see this link to a recent Daily Express article about rural broadband and, in particular, the issue around B4RN in the Eden Valley:

The beautiful UK villages where internet speeds are so slow it’s ’like living in a desert’ | Politics | News |

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March Coffee Morning

Our next monthly Coffee Morning will be on Saturday 9th March, 10:00 – 11:30am. This one is a Meet Your Local Clergy Coffee Morning. Please see the attached poster for more details:

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Future Events & Activities

Here are a few forthcoming events and activities during the rest of February and 2024. More details will follow in due course:

February Events at the Hall

  • Quiz Night – Friday 23rd February 7:30pm. Tickets £9 each including food. Maximum number per team is 6. Contact Carol on 53450 or Pat on 42188 or email Here’s a poster:

Get Fit4Life! 

Good news! This class is continuing till at least June, but we could do with more older members of the community to join it. Please see the attached flyer but note that the fee has gone up to £7 (pre-pay) as the initial grant subsidy has now stopped. It’s a fun class with activities tailored to everyone’s abilities.

Community Wheels Minibus Service

Don’t forget that this service runs from Warcop/Sandford to Appleby every Friday. Bus leaves 09:15am and returns to Warcop at 12:15pm. You’ll need to sign up for this scheme but then you can pay for journeys by card. From Warcop, it costs £3 for a round trip. Further details can be found on this poster:

Future Parish Hall Events – Dates for Your Diary

  • Bingo Night – Friday 22nd March 7:30pm
  • Warcop Art & Craft Exhibition  – Saturday 1st, Sunday 2nd & Monday 3rd May, 10 – 4pm each day.
  • Dog Show – Sunday 26th May 12 – 4pm
  • Village Show – Sunday 14th July. 2pm
  • Quiz Night – Friday 20th September, 7:30pm
  • Thieving Magpies, a local band – Saturday 12th October
  • NEW! Warcop Pantomime Thursday 14th, Friday 15th & Saturday 16th November. (Please note that this will replace this year’s Ghost Walk but in future we intend to alternate panto and Ghost Walk each year.)
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Quiz Night – Friday 23d February 7:30pm

Quiz Night

With pie*, peas and pud!

*Pies from Low Howgill, Appleby

Licensed bar: Wine, lager, soft drinks etc available to purchase

Date:  FRIDAY, 23rd February 2024





(Max number in team = 6)

To buy a ticket, please contact either of the people below by midday on TUESDAY 20th February (for catering purposes).  Please mention when booking if you would like the steak, vegetarian (cheese & onion), vegan or gluten-free options.

Carol on 017683 53450 or or

Pat on 017683 42188

Raffle prizes will be gratefully received and can be left at the hall on Thursday mornings, or with any Parish Hall committee member.


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Get Fit4Life!

Get Fit 4 Life – Mondays 2pm until 3pm – Warcop Parish Hall

Seated/standing session. Fabulous way to stretch and work at a gentler pace. After a little catch up we warm up, strengthen, play games or do some pair work, and improve our mobility plus balance. Something to look forward to in the week. If you want to do it all seated, then that is fine. If you want to stand up for most of it, then that is fine too. I provide all equipment that is needed. All welcome. Contact Debbie Jackman 07776162125 or for more information or just come down. £8.50 drop in (one class free if you pay for the half term).

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Warcop Remote Cinema – Spring Season Films

Here are the films for the spring season:

15 February – The Whale – starring Brendan Fraser

Idaho, 2016. Scarred by the profound wounds of grief and guilt, couchbound Charlie, an online writing instructor living with chronic obesity, now has a crystal-clear view of his secret intentions. And confined to his claustrophobic and musty apartment, the self-destructive shut-in has all the time in the world to contemplate the damaging faults of the past, fatherhood, and reconciliation.

21 March – The Old Oak – Directed by Ken Loach – set in County Durham. A pub landlord in a previously thriving mining community struggles to hold onto his pub. Meanwhile, tensions rise in the town when Syrian refugees are placed in empty houses. 

18 April – The Lost King – Based on a true-story. Guided by instinct and spectral visions, an ambitious writer and amateur historian defies the academic establishment to unearth Richard III’s long-missing remains in a Leicester car park. Stars Steve Coogan and Sally Hawkins.

16 May – The Great Escaper – Glenda Jackson’s final film performance alongside Micheal Caine. Based on the true story of Bernard Jordan who escaped from his care home to attend the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in France.

20 June – Scrapper – In this British comedy-drama, Georgie, a dreamy 12-year-old girl, lives happily alone in her London flat, filling it with magic. Suddenly, her estranged father turns up and forces her to confront reality.

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Additional Art Class

Please note that Elise is starting an extra art class on Thursdays 2 – 4pm at the Parish Hall. This is in addition to her regular Friday morning class, 10 – 12. More details are on the poster below:

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New Online Booking System – Coming Soon!

New Hallmaster Online Booking System for Warcop Parish Hall

Please be aware that Warcop Parish Hall will soon be moving to a new Online Booking system called Hallmaster:

There will be a dedicated page on our current website,, with a “live” calendar of every booking that has been received. You can apply to make a booking online and will be sent an email to help you register and login your details and hire requirements. The old calendar, which was not always up to date, will eventually be removed.

More details to follow when this goes live.

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A66 Upgrade

A66 Upgrade – 

9th November 2023.

The Secretary of State for Transport has now decided to delay the decision on the planning application (DCO) for the A66 upgrade until the 7th March 2024. See more via this link:

A66 Northern Trans-Pennine Project | National Infrastructure Planning (

A more detailed letter from the Secretary of State for Transport explaining the need for more work to be done, and seeking further views by 29th November, is here:

Many in our community might feel dismayed at this latest delay to the dualling scheme.