WARCOP PARISH COUNCIL
MEETING DATES 2019/2020
- Monday 28th October 2019
- Monday 9th December 2019
- Monday 13th January 2020
- Monday 2nd March 2020
- Monday 11th May 2020
- Monday 6th July 2020
- Monday 7th September 2020
WARCOP PARISH COUNCIL
MEETING DATES 2019/2020
The Parish Council recently decided to use some of its funds to purchase a fourth defibrillator to extend coverage in Warcop in case of emergencies. It will be located in the old BT phone box, which we have been discussing what to do with for some time. We hope to run some defib training at the Parish Hall in the near future for local residents who would like to know how to use the defibs.
We now have defibs in Bleatarn, Sandford and Warcop (2.)
Our weekly Friday minibus service to Appleby has been extended to include more local communities from Friday 4th October. The aim is to cover areas previously included by the former Robinsons service, so elsewhere the bus will go out to several fellside villages as well as parts of Appleby to allow residents to get into Appleby for a couple of hours.
The timings are slightly different but the connection to the 563 Stagecoach bus to Penrith at 09:58 will continue, as will the collection on its return at 2:20 from The Sands in Appleby. The price will be the same but travellers will need to obtain a prepayment card from the Heritage Centre in Appleby to cover the cashless payment for each journey.
The Sandford/Warcop service will now include Great Asby and Ormside but the bus will only operate if travellers phone or email the Heritage Centre by Thursday at the latest on 017683 53350.
The scheme operates by means of a team of volunteer drivers and we are always looking to increase this team to share the driving load.
A poster and application form can be found via this link:
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Friday Single fare to Appleby
Appleby 08:55 12:00
Asby 09:05 12:10 £1.50
Ormside 09:15 12:20 £1.00
Warcop 09:30 12:35 £1.50
Sandford 09:40 12:45 £1.25
Appleby 09:50 12:55
Return: 12:00 14:25
Community Wheels to Appleby – Effective from 4 October 2019
How to travel
Phone 017683 53350 to join the scheme.
Journey requests to be requested via Appleby Heritage Centre by 12 noon the day before you travel.
Subject to demand on the day.
Meets the Stagecoach 563 to/from Penrith arriving Penrith 10:38 and returning from Penrith at 13:40
Want to become a Volunteer Minibus driver? Get in touch with Katy on 07788 396194 to find out more.
We are very pleased to say that Katie Hauser from Warcop has applied to become our new Parish Councillor following John Heron stepping down. Her appointment will be confirmed at our September meeting and we are looking forward to working with her in our aim to improve our community as much as possible and to represent the views of residents across a range of issues.
However, we are sad to see thet Georgie Fell is stepping down as a councillor as she is expecting her first baby and is finding it hard to balance her work and home commitments. We thank her for all her excellent work and hope that she will return to the council at some point in the future.
Anyone who is interested in becoming a Parish Councilor should contact me on 41390 or the Clerk, Heidi Strong, on 41102.
Warcop Parish Council has purchased a new noticeboard for Bleatarn and this has now been erected outside Bleatarn Chapel. It replaces the old one which wasn’t exactly watertight! It is a slightly bigger size in order to reduce overcrowded notices. This is the third new noticeboard that the Parish Council has installed as part of its aim to improve facilities in our Parish.
Many thanks to Max Voican for giving up his time and for doing such a good job.
Our Warcop War Memorial has recently been repaired and renovated to help ensure it is ready for the Remembrance Day, which this year marks 100 years since the end of the first world war. As you may know, the War Memorial has recently been designated a Grade II listed War Monument.
The Parish Council would like to thank Max Voican for repairing some rotten posts and Steve and Yvonne Burnett for their wonderful work in painting the posts, chains, wreath-holder and kerb stones. They have also laid fresh gravel.
I am sure you will agree that it looks fantastic and is a fitting tribute to those fallen soldiers commemorated on the plaques.
Following the resignation of Amanda Daldry, we are pleased to announce that the vacancy has now been filled by Clive Allen, a resident of Sandford. Clive has already contributed a great deal to the work of the Parish Hall as a co-opted Trustee and we are delighted that we will be able to benefit from his experience and skills on local issues.
Warcop Parish Council, in conjunction with Cumbria County Council’s Community Wheels Scheme, has negotiated the hire of an Appleby Heritage Centre minibus to run a weekly link service from Warcop via Sandford to Appleby. This will link in with the first Appleby to Penrith 563 service at 09:58 and return to Warcop via Sandford when the last bus arrives at Appleby at 14:16. The bus collects at The Croft at 09:20, the bus shelter in Warcop at 09:30 and The Sandford Arms bus stop at 09:40.
Passengers can go on to Penrith on the 563 on either the early bus or the later one at 11:30, or they can just go into Appleby.
We put out a questionnaire in every household’s letter box where your views were sought on the timings, whether you’d use it and if you’d like to volunteer to be a driver and so on. About 7 volunteer drivers have come forward. Initially this link bus will run on FRIDAYS. The service started on Friday 7th September.
The scheme operates as a Cumbria County Council Community Wheels service so passengers have to register with Community Wheels and obtain a card which covers the cost of journeys. No cash is required. They can be topped up at Kirkby Stephen or Appleby Libraries and Appleby Heritage Centre. Appleby Heritage Centre will provide one of their minibuses and do the necessary administration. Cumbria County Council will provide the Community Wheels cards, leaflets with times and pick up points and other publicity.
We have a team of volunteer drivers who have undergone the MIDAS minibus training and are all local residents and we are grateful to all of them and to Appleby Heritage Centre and Cumbria County Council for their support
Please support this idea if you can and it will help many people in our parish get out and about again. If numbers are low, then the service will not be able to continue. Attached below are copies of flyers, timetable and application forms.
The Classic Coaches 574 service continues on Tuesdays picking up from Warcop Railway Bridge.
Chair, Warcop Parish Council
We have been informed that the road between Warcop and Bleatarn will be closed to allow Thomas Armstrong to carry out flood repairs in this area. The email from Cumbria Highways is given below as well as a map of the planned closure routes and the alternatives. This will impact on a number of residents. Please contact them if you have any concerns or issues.
Please see attached road closure allowing Thomas Armstrong Ltd to carry out flood repairs
The works are due to begin 23rd July and are expected last 8 weeks
DESCRIPTION/LOCATION OF THE WORKS: Closure of C3070 from its junction with U3301 extending in a north easterly direction for approx. 2km to its junction with U3435.
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: – The Unrestricted section of the C3070, C3076, B6259
Assistant Traffic Management Technician | Highways Transport and Fleet
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This year’s Appleby Horse Fair took place from the 7th to the 10th June. Arrangements for Warcop and Sandford were pretty much as before, with the exception of the sheepfold in Warcop which we have asked to be fenced off following last year’s incident where horses went into adjacent properties. The links below take you to the agreed stopping places with maps of where bow tops are allowed and so on.
There is also a website devoted to the Appleby Horse Fair if you require further information www.applebyfair.org .
The Parish Council would welcome any comments, both positive or otherwise, about how you think the arrangements for this year’s Horse Fair in Warcop and Sandford went. We are aware of one or two issues that the police sorted out and several residents were willing to be flexible over horses grazing for one night. Any comments will be fed back to the organisers so that we can improve things further in the future.