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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:

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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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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.

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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.

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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
A66 Upgrade Community

A66 Upgrade

National Highways have published an updated brochure on their proposals for the A66 upgrade. Here is the link to the A66 NTP winter update website:

The link takes you to the winter update brochure, which summarises the key changes to the scheme since their autumn 2021 consultation. There is also a consultation summary report, which gives you details of the consultation, how many people took part and the feedback they received on their developing designs. 

Recent Consultations

National Highways have issued a leaflet (link below) to local residents suggesting that they have made some amendments to their preferred route where they are looking to make changes to two parts of the route: “the western section of route local to Sandford junction and central section in the vicinity of Moor Beck.”  The leaflet does not include any plans or route drawings, which is not exactly helpful. The consultation lasts from 28th January to 25th February.

There is a National Highways consultation drop-in at Warcop Parish Hall on Monday 7th February 3 – 7pm and on Tuesday 8th February from 8 – 2pm.

Here is a link to the leaflet in case you have not seen it:

Without knowing what their amendments to the western and central routes are, it is hard to comment, but we urge all residents to attend the consultation at the Parish Hall, then submit their responses either online or via paper copies.

What concerns both Warcop Parish Council and Musgrave Parish Council is the suggestion that the eastern route from Warcop to Brough may not have been changed at all.

David Keetley

Community Parish Council

Litter-picking Scheme

Warcop Parish Council has organised a new system for reducing litter in our parish by purchasing litter-picking equipment and locating this in Bleatarn, Sandford and Warcop.

The idea is that residents can collect the equipment when going on a walk and collect any litter they find in an EDC blue bag, and then put it out with their normal rubbish collection. Please return the equipment when you have finished with it.

A poster giving more details can be found in the link here:

Many thanks to Councillor Caroline Syddall who has very worked hard to organise this system. We hope it will lead to a tidier and cleaner parish!

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Contact Form Issues

Some website users have said that our contact forms do not seem to work or they receive no reply. We think we have fixed the problem now so you should be able to use the forms and get to the right person. Other contacts can be found on the Useful Numbers page of this website. Apologies for the inconvenience caused.

There are only two forms: a contact form for the Parish Council, which will go to our Clerk, Heidi Strong; the other is a Parish Hall Booking Form, which will go to Sue Fell, the Booking Secretary. We hope that this will now make it easier to get in touch.

Many thanks to Chris Hauser for his brilliant technical support!