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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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Community Parish Hall Parish Hall News

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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Community Parish Council

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)

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Community Parish Council

Warcop Parish Council Zoom Meeting

The last meeting of Warcop Parish Council took place on Tuesday 9th February at 7:30 pm via Zoom. The agenda and minutes of the last meeting are below:

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Covid-19 Lockdown Help

CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN

DO YOU NEED HELP?

We understand that some local residents may be facing difficulties during the current coronavirus pandemic, particularly those who have to self-isolate for a long period. Help and support are available.

General Assistance and help with Shopping

If you would require help with obtaining supplies, collecting prescriptions (or fish and chips) or any issues with keeping warm etc. then please ring one of our Parish Councillors who will try to arrange assistance:

David Keetley017683 41390
Katie Hauser07729 026 288
Colin Harrison017683 41816 
Faye Hughes07714 470 096
Clive Allen017683 51502   
Caroline Syddall017683 42005
Gordon Deighton017683 41034

Other Support

During this difficult time, Church Services have been suspended; however, local clergy are still available to offer support on the telephone. If you feel you would like to talk to our local clergy, the contact details are:

Rev Clive Hicks – Church of England01768 254409
Rev Andrew Sterling – Methodist Church017683 51244

We hope we can all help our neighbours!

Thank you.

Warcop Parish Council

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Community Community Wheels Minibus Link Parish Council

New Tuesday S6 Bus Service

Please note that all Western Dales bus services have been suspended due to the new Covid-19 Lockdown restrictions. Please check here for news of when it will start operating.

Cumbria Classic Coaches have announced that they are ending their Tuesday bus service from Kirkby Stephen to Penrith at Christmas. However, the good news is that the Western Dales community group have applied to take on the service, starting in 2021. Please see details sent by them below. The key points for Warcop residents is that the new service starting in January, will run three times on a Tuesday, it will be a minibus service so numbers might be restricted, and the bus will pick up in the middle of Warcop at the bus shelter. The 563 Appleby to Penrith Stagecoach service continues Monday to Friday, with the Friday Rural Wheels minibus linking with the 10:03 am bus at The Sands in Appleby.

A copy of the timetable is available here:

Further to earlier correspondence about the forthcoming withdrawal of the Cumbria Classic Coaches Tuesday service 574 from Kirkby Stephen to Penrith, I am pleased to be able to inform you that two operators have come forward to offer replacement services

Kirkby Stephen – Brough – Penrith (Tuesday only)

The Western Dales community group from the Sedbergh area will introduce a service from Kirkby Stephen to Penrith starting Tuesday 5th January (subject to approval of this start date by the Traffic Commissioners Office)

Ø  To avoid competition with, and abstraction of passengers from, the existing Stagecoach 563, and also as the vehicles used have only 16 seater (currently further restricted due to Social Distancing guidelines), the service will not pick up at points from Appleby Sands to Penrith, or drop passengers in this section on return trips.

Ø  As before, the service will run on Tuesdays

Ø  There will be three trips a day in each direction, with the first and last also running to/from Sedbergh (see attached timetable)

Ø  As a smaller vehicle is used, it will be able to get under the Warcop rail bridge and serve the centre of the village (Sandford will not currently be served but this may be possible in the future)

(Appleby) – Long Marton – Penrith

Stagecoach will additionally divert their first trip on the Service 563 towards Penrith and the last trip from Penrith via Long Marton

Ø  This will start (subject to approval from the Traffic Commissioner) on 4th January

Ø  This diversion with be made Monday to Friday

Ø  Brampton village will also be served

Ø  In response to customer requests the service will now additionally serve Scattergate in Appleby

Ø  Due to the new routing Crackenthorpe will not be served on the journeys that run via Long Marton. The later journeys to Penrith will run via Crackenthorpe and anyone returning there from Penrith can travel via Appleby.

Details will appear on our website from Monday next week

www.cumbria.gov.uk\buses\S6

www.cumbria.gov.uk\buses\new\563.asp

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Methodist Chapel St Columba's Church

Christmas Carol Service Cancelled

Hello Everyone

,Just to let you know that due to the current situation, the Churches Together Outdoor Carol Service will not be taking place on Monday evening. If you know others who were planning to attend, please let them know.
However, there will be an online Zoom alternative at 6pm. This will be led by Rev Andrew Sterling and Rev David Wood. We will be able to sing carols in the comfort of our own homes.
If you would like to join us, the instructions are below:

Join the Zoom meeting by clicking on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82009792645
or by loading Zoom and entering these details: Meeting ID: 820 0979 2645
If you would like to join in by telephone, please let me know and we can arrange that.
Andrew has asked that you might like to have a candle with you, ready to light, during the Service.
We hope some of you will be able to join us tomorrow evening – feel free to bring along a glass of sherry and a mince pie!

Wishing you a happy and safe Christmas.

Joyce

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Community Parish Council

Electricity North West Priority Services Register

Get ready for winter weather by signing up to your energy supplier’s Priority Services Register (PSR).

Each energy supplier has a priority services register which allows them to prioritise their services to pensioners, young children and those with health issues during times of power cuts or poor weather.  It is free to join.  They each have slightly different criteria so check with your supplier to see if you are eligible to join and ask to be added to their list.

The electricity provider for Cumbria is Electricity North West.  Their application form is attached.  All you need to do is print the form, fill it out and send it back to them.  By being on their PSR they can provide you with blankets, torches, warm food and drinks and even alternative accommodation during prolonged power cuts.  You can also get a free home energy assessment from Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) to look at all of your utilities to see where you might be able to save on bills and where you can make improvements to your house and find funds to make these changes. 

If you need any help with signing up for this scheme, please ask any member of the Parish Council and they will be happy to assist.

– Electricity North West (Electricity) 0800 195 4141 

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

– Cold Weather Priority Initiative (Oil) 0121 781 7267  www.ukifda.org/cold-weather-priority-initiative

– United Utilities (Water) 0345 072 6093  

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

Here is a link to a leaflet with further details and an application form about the Electricity North West scheme:

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Community Parish Hall Parish Hall News

Warcop Parish Hall Covid-19 Closure

The trustees of Warcop Parish Hall met on the 2nd December 2020 and discussed the implications of Cumbria being in Tier 2 following lockdown, and also taking into account the latest government guidance for community halls. Trustees took the decision to remain closed for the moment but will review the situation in January taking into account the tier that Cumbria will be in at that time and any further guidance for community halls.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to our many regular users and hirers but we feel that re-opening at this stage would be likely to increase the risk of infection if we were to re-start classes and events.

We really hope that things will look better in 2021 and mass vaccination will be rolled out and we can start to offer all the many activities, classes and events that we’ve all missed so much.

In the meantime, the weekly Post Office continues at the Hall on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm. The Shappy Wheels Fish & Chips van will continue in the car park every Tuesday from 4:30 -7:00pm. The primary school can continue to use the hall for occasional PE lessons.

David Keetley

Chair, Warcop Parish Hall CIO Trustees

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Community

Great North Air Ambulance Collection

Thank you to everyone who brought so many bags down to the Hall for our November collection. The amount raised for the GNAA charity was £604. This brings the overall total raised so far from our collections to £4,559. Well done!

David Keetley

Quite a collection of bags!