Shap Chippy are planning to start a weekly fish & chip service from their mobile van which will be sited at Warcop Parish Hall car park every TUESDAY evening from 4:30 -7 pm. There will be a pre-booking system and it is hoped that the new scheme will start on the 13th October. This will be a great boost for everyone after the lockdown period and we expect residents will help collect meals for neighbours who can’t drive so that they don’t miss out!
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Please check here for further details when we receive them and also look out for leaflets and posters.
The Post Office service at Warcop Parish Hall has re-opened on a new day for the time being, on Tuesdays. Please note the revised opening time from 2 – 3 pm with effect from the 8th September.
A poster is attached below.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FACE MASKS/COVERINGS MUST BE WORN AT THE POST OFFICE IN LINE WITH RECENT GOVERNMENT ADVICE.
The meeting room will be Covid-secure with a Perspex screen, hand sanitiser, social distancing rules and one customer in the room at a time. We look forward to meeting as many customers as possible.
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 (from 7th August) and the Post Office at a new time and day of Tuesday afternoon, 1-2 pm. 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.
In the light of recently updated government guidance, Trustees are currently considering allowing some sport and exercise classes to re-start from September. These include Taekwondo, Table Tennis, Extend Exercise and Bat & Chat and strict Covid-secure measures will be in place.
Our first ever Village Show proved to be a great success and the weather was perfect. Congratulations to everyone who entered the various categories and the prize winners can be found by following this link. We think that this will become an annual show that is likely to grow!
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
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 email@example.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.
Everyone who attended the dance at the Parish Hall on the 17th February had a great 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.
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.
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.