Warcop Parish Hall Re-opening

The Trustees of the Parish Hall have agreed to have a limited re-opening of the hall from the week beginning the 13th July. Only a few groups will be able to use the hall at first, such as the Tuesday Drama group, the Friday morning Art class and the Post Office on Thursday mornings. The kitchen will not be available initially as Trustees have to ensure that the hall is Covid-safe and all necessary risk assessment have been carried out. We hope to gradually expand the number of users and activities in the coming weeks. No indoor exercise classes are permitted at the moment.

New Weekly minibus service to Appleby – Penrith 563 Service

20180908_085018Warcop 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.

Thank you,

David Keetley

Chair, Warcop Parish Council

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Survey about Monthly Exchange Coffee Morning

The Trustees of Warcop Parish Hall are seeking your views on how to make our monthly coffee morning, currently known as the Exchange, an even better experience which will attract more local residents to meet up, have a chat over a cup of tea or coffee as well as buying local produce.

Paper copies will be distributed through all letterboxes shortly and you can return it to the new post box at the hall next to the front door. Alternatively, you can complete in online and email it to Joyce Keetley on keetleyjd@sky.com.

The link to the survey is here: Exchange Survey June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us your ideas. We’d really like to make it something that lots of people will support and bring even more people together in our community.

Lovetastic Valentine’s Dance with Covernote !


Everyone who attended the dance at the Parish Hall on the 17th February had a grea20180217_200720t time, with lovely food and drink, great music and dancing. Covernote were in typically excellent form and the guest singers all performed well. Overall, the evening raised £452 for hall equipment which was a great achievement. Many thanks to all the band, the Events Committee and everyone else who helped set up, run the bar and food, and take down equipment etc to make it such a fantastic night.

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Ghost Walk a Spooktacular Success!

This year’s Ghost Walk around Warcop attracted 127 people including lots of youngsters in Halloween costume (and quite a few adults!) This shows how it continues to grow with some people coming from afar to experience the scares and surprises. On a perfect, cold moonlit night, walkers were treated to a poetic story brilliantly delivered by the fabulous Juliet Golding. A scary ride on a Ghost Train proved a big hit and thanks to the Stainmore Railway guys for all their hard work and creative contributions! There were fireworks at Warcop Hall to round off an eerie evening of collecting ghosts, monsters and zombies from around the village.

Refreshments were served back at the Parish Hall and the best pumpkin lanterns and fancy dress costumes judged and prizes awarded. Overall, the evening raised £220 for hall funds.

New Equipment for Warcop Parish Hall

There have been some recent additions to the equipment at the Parish Hall as the trustees try to improve facilities. The following were donated by the Table Tennis Club:

  • Coat hooks now fitted in each toilet and also in the Meeting Room
  • A new baby change unit fitted in the disabled toilet

In addition, the proceeds from the highly successful Thursday Foyer Cafe have been used to provide:

  • a much-needed free-standing fridge in the kitchen to store extra supplies for larger events.

Trustees are working to purchase new, comfortable padded chairs and some new tables in the near future.

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Official Opening of Warcop Parish Hall by HRH Princess Anne, Tuesday 21st March 2017


Warcop was blessed with sunshine (and snow) for the arrival of the Princess Royal to officially open Warcop Parish Hall. A large group of invited guests attended to meet Princess Anne, including all the staff and pupils from Warcop Church of England Primary School.

The Princess arrived at the army camp by helicopter before driving to the Hall where she was greeted by the Chair of the Trustees, Ray Bromby and fellow trustee and Booking Secretary, Joyce Keetley. She was also welcomed by the High Sherrif of Cumbria, the Chair Cumbria County Council and Eden District Council and she was accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria.

The princess was introduced to Trustees, contractors and architects, the Events Group, flood victims, user groups and members of the community. The Princess Royal took a keen interest in the Hall and the people she met before hearing a few words from Ray Bromby and then making some very positive and supportive comments about all the hard work that went into achieving the new hall. She also stressed the need to develop it and make it work as a community facility.

Darcy Brass presented Princess Anne with a posy and Charlie Dinsdale thanked her for her visit.

Everyone enjoyed her Royal Highness’s visit and visitors were treated to refreshments provided by Farm Harvest. Well done and thank you to everyone who helped plan, prepare and organise this fantastic day in the life of our community.

For a large selection of pictures from the event, please go to Galleries section on the front page or follow this link: http://www.warcop.org.uk/galleries/the-princess-royals-visit-march-21st-2017/















Autumn Term Activities at Warcop Parish Hall

Autumn Events in Warcop Parish Hall
Remote Cinema

September 15th, 7.15pm – DAD’S ARMY (PG)

Thursday 20 October, 7.15pm – EDDIE THE EAGLE (PG)

Thursday 27 October (Half- Term), 2pm – HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA II (U)

Thursday 17 November, 7.15pm – THE DANISH GIRL (15)

To book in advance email: warcopcinema@outlook.com


Car Boot & Table Top Sale
Saturday 17th September, 10-2pm
£5 per car or table Refreshments Available
To book: Contact Caroline
Tel:42900 or Email: caz.cotehouse@yahoo.co.uk
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Friday 30th September, 9am – 12noon
Musical Evening dancing to local band ‘Covernote’
With ‘bring and share’ supper
Saturday 15th October, 7.30pm
Ghost Walk
Friday 28th October, 6pm
Colours Fashion Show
Friday 11th November 2016, 7.30pm
Christmas Craft Fair
Saturday 19th November, 10am – 4pm


Regular Activities in Warcop Parish Hall
Post Office with Foyer Café – Thursdays 9:15 – 11:15am
Gentle Exercise to Music – Tuesdays 11:30-12:30pm
For more information contact Christine – 07786073584
Table Tennis – Mondays 5:45pm – 7pm
For more information Tel: 41390
Keep Fit Circuits – Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm
For more information Tel: 07977914177
Taekwondo – Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm – Tel:07710011730
Art & Craft Class – Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:30am
For more information Tel: 54179
The Exchange Coffee Morning
Monthly from September, every 2nd Saturday, 10:00 – 11;30am.
W.I. – monthly, first Wednesday of each month, 7pm
To book the hall, contact the Booking Secretary Tel: 41390