Community Parish Council

Warcop Parish Council AGM & Meeting

The AGM and next meeting of Warcop Parish Council will take place on Thursday 19th May at 7:00pm in the meeting room at Warcop Parish Hall. All residents are welcome to attend.

Here are links to the agendas and minutes of the last meetings:

Community Parish Council

Millennium Maze Tidy Up – Saturday 18th June 10:00am

Can you help to tidy up the Millennium Maze area please? There’s quite a lot of cutting back, sorting out the willow maze and grass cutting needed. Please come along and help if you can and bring a range of tools for the job! Any help would be much appreciated. The Parish Council has purchase a new picnic bench to replace the rotten one so that it can be used after the tidy up.

Below is a link to a poster about this event:

Thank you,

Warcop Parish Council

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Warcop Post Office

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We have been informed that the Post Office has changed its day and times for Warcop Parish Hall starting the week beginning the 9th May 2022.

The new session will be on THURSDAYS 09:00 – 11:00am every week from now on, as it previously operated.

We very much hope that more residents will use the Post Office service including parents, the school staff, trustees and the wider community.

We are also trying to re-establish the Foyer café that ran alongside the Post Office sessions, if we can find enough volunteers.

Please try to support the Post Office because this is definitely a case of use or lose it!

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WI donates Tree for Warcop Cemetery

Warcop & Sandford WI have kindly donated a cherry blossom tree which has now been planted near to the Woodland Burial area in Warcop Cemetery. This is part of the Queen’s Jubilee green canopy initiative. The Parish Council is extremely grateful to Valerie and David Brooks, and Maureen Heron who helped with the organisation and planting. The new tree will really enhance that corner of the cemetery.

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Green Waste Skip for Sandford

Following several years of requests by the Parish Council, we are pleased to report that Sandford now has received its own green waste skip. This might only be a temporary solution and we will have to see what the new Westmorland & Furness authority’s policy will be on this, or the introduction of green wheelie bins in the future.

Warcop Parish Council would like to thank William Patterson, our EDC councillor, for his support and great efforts in achieving this for Sandford.

Community Parish Hall

Art & Craft Exhibition 2022

People from near and far flocked to Warcop’s fifth annual Art & Craft Exhibition over the Bank Holiday weekend. Visitors were treated to a fantastic range of arts and crafts produced by local artists and craftspeople.

New this year was an impressive letterpress machine demonstrated by Charles Blackett-Ord. George Bennett’s hobby of making walking sticks also interested visitors. As well as a full display of local arts and crafts, all pupils from Warcop C of E Primary School exhibited a piece of their work. Visitors were asked to vote for their favourite piece by an adult and a child. Refreshments were, as ever, delicious and highly popular, as were the workshops and demonstrations.

David Keetley, organiser, said “The exhibition was really successful with many visitors and excellent sales for those who sold their work. After a 3-year gap, it was great to be back and I’d like to express my thanks to the many volunteers who helped to make the event run so smoothly.” The exhibition raised over £2000 which will go to support the running costs of the Parish Hall.

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Warcop Parish Council Vacancy




We would like to thank Faye Unsworth for all her hard work as a Parish Councillor. She has had to give up the role due to other pressing commitments.

The Parish Council is therefore looking for someone to serve as a Parish Councillor

Are you interested in local current affairs?

Do you wish to serve and improve your Community?

Could you provide a voice for residents?

If you feel you would like to get involved in making decisions about your local community and make a significant contribution to the area in which you live, then this is the position for you.

There are 6 parish council meetings per year plus other ad-hoc meetings which you will be required to attend.

This position is open to people that live in the parish of Warcop including Sandford, Bleatarn & Coupland Beck or within 3 miles of the parish boundary and those that work or own land within the parish.

For further information and an application form please contact the parish clerk:

Heidi Strong

Parish Clerk


Tel: 017683 41102

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Volunteer Grass-cutters Needed!

Warcop Parish Council Needs Your Help!

Volunteer Grass-cutters

  • Can you spare a couple of hours a week from April to October?
  • Would you like to take care of an area of grass near in your village?
  • If so, the Parish Council has all the equipment: two ride-on mowers, a hand mower and a strimmer
  • All equipment stored centrally in Warcop and Sandford
  • We’d like to increase the number of volunteers to cut and strim the grass in specified Parish Council areas in Sandford, Warcop and Bleatarn and keep them tidy.
  • Full instruction and guidance will be given.
  • The Parish Council will provide insurance.
  • Fuel costs will be reimbursed.

By investing in the equipment, the Parish Council has freed up funds from the precept to spend on improving our Parish. If you have any ideas for further improvements, please let us know!

If you’d like to volunteer, please contact David Keetley on 41390

Thanking you in anticipation of your help.

Community Parish Council

New Planters for Warcop & Sandford

The Parish Council and local residents have helped to provide a new set of planters, including newly-made ones at the village name signs on entry to the villages. Some are made of recycled plastic.

Many thanks to those who have made the planters – especially Mr and Mrs Clee – who filled them with compost, bulbs and flowers. They have also agreed to look after the planters, for which we are very grateful.

They should look wonderful next year when in full bloom and help make our villages look even more attractive.

The planter near Eden Bridge
From the A66 towards the village
Community Parish Hall News Warcop Remote Cinema

Warcop Remote Cinema – Spring Screenings

I’m pleased to announce that the cinema will restart on Thursday 17 February and I hope you will be able to make it. Here are the details of all the films that will be screened this season:

Thursday 17 February

Spencer (12A)

A drama starring Kristen Steward as Diana, Princess of Wales

The marriage between Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumours of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham estate. There’s eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game, but this year, things will be profoundly different.

Thursday 17 March

Respect (PG)

A biopic starring Jennifer Hudson

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career — from a child singing in her father’s church choir to her international superstardom — it’s the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.

Thursday 21 April

Saving Grace (PG)

A comedy starring Brenda Blethan, Bill Bailey & Martin Clunes

Following the sudden death of her husband, Grace has been left with a manor on the Cornish Coast – and the massive, suffocating mountain of debt her husband had been secretly amassing. Now, with creditors and repossessors on her heels, Grace is faced with the prospect of losing everything. Desperate times call for desperate measures!

Thursday 19 May

King Richard (12A)

A drama starring Will Smith

Armed with a clear vision and a brazen, 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his two daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on tennis courts in Compton, California, Richard shapes the girls’ unyielding commitment and keen intuition. Together, the Williams family defies seemingly insurmountable odds and the prevailing expectations laid before them.

Thursday 16 June

Never Too Late (PG)

A comedy starring James Cromwell and Dennis Waterman

A group of elderly people decide to break out of their retirement home but end up in unexpected and hilarious situations.

If you would like to reserve tickets please email at

Tickets booked in advance cost £4 or £4.50 on the door. Doors open from 18:45 and the screening starts at 19:15.