Please see the poster below regarding a Tractor Run on Saturday 25th November, which will be passing through Warcop on the way to Bleatarn at about 6:15pm. It should be quite a sight!
A66 Upgrade –
9th November 2023.
The Secretary of State for Transport has now decided to delay the decision on the planning application (DCO) for the A66 upgrade until the 7th March 2024. See more via this link:
A more detailed letter from the Secretary of State for Transport explaining the need for more work to be done, and seeking further views by 29th November, is here:
Many in our community might feel dismayed at this latest delay to the dualling scheme.
Become a Dementia Friend
Tuesday 21 November 2023 10:00-11:00 at Penrith Town Hall
A Dementia Friend is somebody who learns about dementia so they can help their community.
This free information session is open to all.
We encourage attendance from staff of any business or service that wishes to be more dementia-friendly to better support clients and customers with dementia.
Everyone who attends will earn an Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friends badge.
Please register on Eventbrite
Sent on behalf of the Eden Dementia Friendly Communities Partnership
Sunday 1 October, 10.30am, Holy Communion at St Columba’s, Warcop
Sunday 8 October, 10.30 am, Churches Together Songs of Praise at Warcop Parish Hall
Sunday 22 October, 10.00am, Holy Communion at St Theobold’s, Great Musgrave
28th & 29th October, Wellbeing weekend at Appleby & Warcop – as poster attached.
I can now confirm the screenings for the autumn season, which are as follows. Please click on the link to open the poster for each film:
Please note that the screening times are 7.30pm, with the doors opening at 7.15pm. This is to accommodate another activity in the Hall just prior to the film.
If you would like to reserve tickets please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets booked in advance cost £4.50 or £5.00 on the door.
Please share this information with family and friends, it would be great to see some new people trying the cinema.
I look forward to seeing you there.
There are new classes at Warcop Parish Hall from September. On Sundays 4 – 6pm there is a Yoga class. Here is a poster with more details:
On Monday afternoons, a new activity class for our older residents, involving fun games and movement called Fit4All run by Debbie Frankland. This runs from 2 – 3pm and costs £3. Here is a poster about that new class:
Please note that Warcop Parish Council now has its own website which can be accessed via this link:
At some point, this warcop.org website will close and a new dedicated Warcop Parish Hall website will be created. Please watch this space for further developments.
Thank you to all who brought bags to our July bag collection which raised £306. Our next collection will be in December.
So far, we have donated bags worth over £6,200 with our bi-annual collections. Thank you so much for supporting such an essential service.
The summer GNAA bag collection will be on Saturday 8th July at Warcop Parish Hall between 10:00 and 11:30am, during the monthly Coffee Morning. The Air Ambulance van will arrive at 11:15am.
Spare GNAA bags and posters will be in all the village newspaper boxes as well as posters in noticeboards and in The Way etc. A copy can be found via the link below. Please leave filled bags outside the hall and come and enjoy a cuppa and a chat.
All proceeds go the the GNAA charity so bring as many old clothes, bedding, printer cartridges, old mobile phones and so on as possible as what we raise is determined by the weight of the collected bags!
Many thanks to Mr and Mrs Clee and other helpers who cleared out, painted the windows and interior of our bus shelter, cleaned up the squirrel bench, as well as mending the broken panes of glass and the dodgy leg of the newspaper box! There’s also a book swap available now. It looks really clean and tidy and is a bus shelter fit for the increased number of buses that come to Warcop on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Friday and Saturdays.
Well done on a really good community effort.
Clearing out your loft or garage? Having a de-clutter around the house? Have things to sell – old and new? A perfect opportunity to sell your items! There are still some spaces available at:
WARCOP PARISH HALL
CAR BOOT / TABLETOP SALE
SUNDAY 14 MAY
10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. (set up from 9.00 a.m.)
Hire of car space or table £10 (£8 if paid for in advance)
Refreshments on sale in the Foyer
Contact Debbie 07785 100 642 to reserve a space outside or inside
Proceeds to Warcop Parish Hall funds
Coronation Events – Small Grants from Warcop Parish Council
At the last Parish Council meeting it was agreed that if any members of the community was planning a Coronation celebration, such as a street party, then the PC would support any small expenditure incurred for items such as bunting or flags, up to a figure of £50. Receipts would be required for reimbursement.
If you would like to apply for this, please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council, Heidi Strong via this email: email@example.com or phone 017683 41102.
The following were elected as parish councillors at the recent election, which was uncontested. There will therefore be one vacancy on Warcop Parish Council.
New Saturday 563 Bus Service
I am happy to announce the start of the new Saturday 563 bus service from 1 April. The attached A5 flyer is being printed and will be distributed in villages along the route as soon as possible.
Warcop Parish Council is contributing financially to help support this much-needed initiative. The bus will call at Warcop four times on the way out and three times on the way back. Passengers will be able to travel to Kirkby Stephen as well as Appleby or Penrith.
Please support this trial service if you can and it can then become a sustainable service
Here is a copy of the flyer and timetable:
|Can you Help?|
|Help for a Ukrainian Translator Needed|
I received a request this morning on behalf of a translator currently working at Warcop Camp. John Hope helps in this regard and he is asking if anyone in our community could spare a little time to meet Nadiya to help her improve her English. This is just conversational English which will help her do her work more effectively.
Below is an extract from John’s email to give you a little more information and a contact number and email for him:
I am a Job Club Volunteer working with a number of Ukrainians in Farnham, Surrey. One or whom, Nadiya, is working as a translator at Warcop Camp.
She was a University Lecturer in the Ukraine and is looking for opportunities to improve her English, she would really benefit from the opportunity of practising English conversation with some friendly local people.
As you mentioned folk, people staying on the camp that you have given lifts to, have said that they can feel very confined.
For Nadiya to get off the camp and to talk about everyday UK things (non military) with (non military) people would be welcome on so many levels.
You mentioned your Mailchimp group and the contacts you have in Musgrave as potential people who could help – these sound very hopeful.
If you think you could help, please let me know or call John direct on his mobile or via his email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you in anticipation of your help.
We are pleased to announce that following an inspection by an Eden District Council Environmental Health Officer, Warcop Parish Hall was awarded a five-star rating for food hygiene. Well done to all the volunteers and trustees who work so hard to maintain these high standards.
The B4RN Warcop & Ormside working group have arranged a Public Meeting on Thursday 23rd March at 7:30pm at Warcop Parish Hall. A representative of B4RN will update residents on the progress of our project, answer any questions you may have and you can sign up if you so wish. Nearly 30% of residents of Warcop and Ormside have now signed up and we hope that even more will do so.
A flier will be delivered to every home in the coming days with more details and you can also see it here:
Please note that our Thursday Warm Spaces will now run from 9am till 1pm at the Parish Hall. It will coincide with the Foyer Café and the Post Office, and all tea, coffee and biscuits will be FREE OF CHARGE until April the 6th.
You can also bring your lunch and we can offer free tins of soup as well. This will be staffed by volunteers as usual.
Keep warm and enjoy the company of others!
Here’s a poster about it:
The next Coffee Morning at Warcop Parish Hall is on Saturday 11th March, 10:00 – 11:30am. Your local Parish, District and County Councillors have been invited to attend, as well as the two councillors on the new Westmorland & Furness unitary authority. This will be an opportunity to get to know your councillors and to raise any issues or ideas with them.
Here is a poster about the event:
Thank you to all who helped search for the missing cat Oski, who has now thankfully been found by a local farmer. The owner has sent this message with permission to circulate it wider:
Incredibly on day 16 of Oski the cat’s disappearance, Steve, one of the local farmers has found him alive in the field just behind Upper Field View (where we are presently living).
We have just taken him to the vet and he is clearly not in the best of health but as an 18 year old with existing conditions, he is back with us.
He lost half of his already light body weight and will have to be carefully monitored but we are so grateful for the opportunity to have him home with us even if it is just for a short time.
He has eaten well, drunk a large amount of water and is curled up in a snug little animal den with a hot water bottle under it.
We are very grateful for all of the kind comments people in the community have made and would like to thank everybody for keeping a good lookout for Oski.
Special thanks to Steve of course.
Lee & Lydia.
We are excited to announce that we are holding our 6th annual Art & Craft Exhibition this year. It will take place over the Bank Holiday weekend of 29th April to Monday 1st May 2023, 10 – 4 pm each day.
Set up day for artists/craftspeople will be Friday 28th April 10 – 4pm, with the Preview Evening for invited guests at 7pm on the Friday.
Updated documents for this year’s event will appear here later:
1. The first is a call to all artists and craftspeople:
2. Here’s the Exhibitor Reservation Form:
3. Here’s a poster for the event:
4. Here’s a Word version of the workshops and demonstrations:
Please note that the deadline for returning reservation forms is Monday 6th March 2023.
Just a reminder that the consultation period on NH’s proposed changes to the DCO has started and ends on the 27th February. There is a consultation meeting at Warcop Parish Hall on Wednesday 1st February, 3 – 7pm. I hope that you will attend if possible and then respond either online or via paper copies.
From what I can see, most of the changes seem sensible and straightforward, and the most significant perhaps is the re-design of the Langrigg junction, as well as a reduction of the Warcop junction near the army playing field.. However, no sign here of the section from Café 66 to Dyke Nook Cottage being put behind the line of trees, or the maintaining of the existing Brough Hill Fair site. It will be interesting to examine the drawings of the new Warcop junction in greater detail than the brochure gives.
Here are a couple of useful links and the dates of all the public meetings:
Gilling West Village Hall, High St, Gilling West, Richmond, DL10 5JJ
Kirkby Thore Memorial Hall, Kirkby Thore, CA10 1UE
Warcop Village Hall, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6NX
Penrith Methodist Church, Wordsworth St, Penrith, CA11 7QY
Hope this is useful.
Please find details of our next Quiz Night on Friday 3rd March at 7:30pm at Warcop Parish Hall.
Here’s a poster with more info:
With pie*, pea and pud!
*Pies from Low Howgill, Appleby
Licensed bar: Wine, lager, soft drinks etc available to purchase
Date: FRIDAY, 3rd March 2023
Venue: WARCOP PARISH HALL
Time: QUIZ STARTS 7.30PM PROMPT
Tickets: £8 PER PERSON, INCLUDING FOOD
PRIZES FOR TOP 3 TEAMS, PLUS RAFFLE
(Max number in team = 6)
To buy a ticket, please contact either of the people below by midday on TUESDAY 28th February (for catering purposes). Please mention when booking if you would like the steak, vegetarian (cheese & onion), vegan or gluten-free options.
Carol on 017683 53450 or
Pat on 017683 42188
Raffle prizes will be gratefully received and can be left at the hall on Thursday mornings, or with any Parish Hall committee member.
ALL PROCEEDS TO WARCOP PARISH HALL
Do come along to our monthly Coffee Morning (every second Saturday in the month.) Our next one is on the 14th January from 10:00 till 11:30 am. Tea/coffee and biscuits for £1.50 entry plus delicious extras such as bacon rolls and veggie alternatives!
Most important is to share good company and have a good chat!
From Friends of Eden Valley Public Transport
All single bus fares are a maximum of £2 on the Western Dales Bus S6 Sedbergh to Penrith (Tuesday) bus service from 3 January to 31 March 2023. This reduction comes from a national funded Government funded initiative and applies to many bus services in Cumbria. For more details about the S6 timetable and other bus timetables, go to www.cumbria.gov.uk/buses
Following the recent election for the vacancy on Warcop Parish Council, Andrew Parkinson was duly elected to the council.
NOTICE OF POLL
Notice is hereby given that:
1. The following persons have been and stand validly nominated:
|SURNAME||OTHER NAMES||HOME ADDRESS||DESCRIPTION (if any)||NAMES OF THE PROPOSER (P), SECONDER (S) AND THE PERSONS WHO SIGNED THE NOMINATION PAPER|
|Mallett||Francis||2 The Croft, Warcop, Cumbria, CA16 6PH||Mary Helvin(P), Jean Hoyle(S)|
|Parkinson||Andrew||Westgate Farmhouse, Sandford, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, CA16 6NR||Nicola J McDowall(P), Clive John Allen(S)|
2. A POLL for the above election will be held on Thursday, 8th December 2022 between the hours of 7am and 10pm
3. The number to be elected is ONE
The situation of the Polling Stations and the descriptions of the persons entitled to vote at each station are set out below:
|PD||Polling Station and Address||Persons entitled to vote at that station|
|FM||Warcop Parish Hall, CA16 6NX||1 to 443|
Dated: Wednesday, 30th November 2022
Paul Sutton Returning Officer
Eden District Council
Printed and published by Paul Sutton Returning Officer Eden District Council Town Hall Penrith Cumbria CA11 7QF
You are invited to attend the next meeting of Warcop Parish Council in the Meeting Room on Thursday 8th December at 7:30pm.
Here is the agenda for our meeting:
Here are the minutes of our September meeting:
Due to an accident, we have had to re-arrange the planned Cookery Demonstration to a Christmas themed Flower Demonstration
WARCOP & SANDFORD
Invite you to an Open Meeting
With ‘ Valerie Jayne of the Flower Studio, Penrith’
On Monday 17th October 2022
AT 7.30pm in
WARCOP PARISH MAIN HALL
Admission £4.00 includes Demonstration
& Light Refreshments
Everyone Welcome to join us!
Warcop Parish Hall
Friday 18th November
Come along for a lovely evening – have a few drinks with nibbles and start getting ready for Christmas!
Lots of gifts, cards, Christmas decorations, glassware, make-up, jewellery, skincare, handbags, flowers.
The next Great North Air Ambulance bag collection will coincide with the December Coffee Morning on SATURDAY 10TH DECEMBER 10:00 – 11:30AM.
GNAA bags will be placed in the village newspaper boxes or telephone 41390 for extra bags.
Posters will appear later so please support this essential charity.
At our last Parish Council meeting, Colin Harrison announced that he is stepping down from the council. Colin has served on the council for many years and has offered a huge amount of his time and energy in helping with a wide range of developments and activities in our parish. He has always been a thoughtful and positive contributor to council meetings and discussions.
This means that there is now a Vacancy on Warcop Parish Council. If you might be interested, please see the notice below:
VACANCY FOR A PARISH/TOWN COUNCILLOR
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 (SECTION 87(2))
THE LOCAL ELECTIONS (PARISHES AND COMMUNITIES) (AMENDMENT) RULES
PARISH COUNCIL OF WARCOP
(1) A casual vacancy has arisen in the office of Councillor on the above-mentioned Council caused by RESIGNATION of MR COLIN HARRISON.
(2) A by-election to fill the vacancy must be held if, within 14 days from the date of the publishing of this Notice, ten electors for the Parish Ward give notice, in writing, to the Returning Officer of their request for an election.
(3) The Returning Officer for Parish Elections is Paul Sutton, Town Hall, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7QF
(4) If no such notice is given, the Parish/Town Council must fill the vacancy by co-option as soon as practicable after the expiry of the period of 14 days referred to at Paragraph (2) above.
Dated : 4.10.22
Signed: Heidi Strong
Parish/Town Clerk – Heidi Strong
5 Pembroke Close
* delete ward name if not applicable
- In computing any period of time for the purposes of this notice a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday or a day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning, shall be disregarded.
Following the sad news about the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8th after 70 years on the throne, our community will help during the period of mourning in the following ways:
The Union Flag on Warcop village green and the flag of St George at St Columba’s church, will fly at half mast until after the funeral date.
The bells of St Columba’s will be rung both for the passing of Her Majesty and the accession of Charles III to the throne.
A book of condolence will be available in St Columba’s church between 9:00am and 6:00pm each day for the coming days. Here is a link to a poster about the book f condolence:
St Columba’s will also be available for private prayer.
Thursdays 9.00 till11.00
Foyer Coffee morning – Post Office & Dowdings butcher visits (cash only please)
15 September Remote Cinema—Belfast
23 September Quiz Night
6 October Soup & Pud
8 October Saturday Coffee Morning 10 – 11:30
20 October Remote Cinema –Downton Abbey
15 October 80s Disco – CANCELLED
28 October Ghost Walk
3 November Soup & Pud
17 November Remote Cinema—Phantom of the Open
18 November Ladies’ Night
1 December Soup & Pud
2 December Bingo night
10 December Saturday Coffee Morning 10 – 11:30
15 December Remote Cinema– The Duke
For more information on any of the events visit www.warcop.org.uk, Facebook or look out for posters nearer the date.
B4RN Superfast Broadband for Warcop Parish
There was a public meeting in the Parish Hall recently given by a representative of B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North.) B4RN is a local not-for-profit organisation specialising in providing 1 gigabit (1000 mps) full fibre broadband connections direct to properties and businesses in rural areas. Any resident can sign up and the government provides vouchers to help with the cost. The current monthly cost for customers is £33, with potential reductions for some customers and free for schools, churches and village halls.
The network has already gone live at Musgrave, Brough Sowerby and Church Brough and the next logical area is Warcop Parish and then possibly Ormside.
You should have received a leaflet recently but if not, below is a link to B4RN’s website for further information. It is a matter for individuals whether they keep their current provider or switch to B4RN when the Warcop network is established. A group of volunteers has been set up to take this concept forward and to talk to local landowners and also local tradespeople. Ideally, at least 50% of the 300 or so properties and businesses in the Parish would need to sign up to make it cost effective.
PLEASE NOTE: B4RN have made it clear that an expression of interest is NOT a firm contractual commitment at this stage, which would only be made when the network has been created in our parish. At this stage, B4RN would like to see the number of potential subscribers if they build the network here.
Get B4RN – B4RN
The new play area in Warcop has now opened and it has proved very popular with local children and visitors alike. It has been funded by a series of grants, fund-raising events and contributions from Warcop Parish Council. The whole project has been led by Councillor Katie Hindson who deserves our thanks for her determination and hard work.
Thank you to all who attended the Macmillan Coffee Morning and who also bought raffle tickets or made donations. We also thank those who donated raffle prizes and cakes, as well as the many volunteer helpers who served the refreshments.
GRAND TOTAL RAISED: £405!
Thank you again for supporting this tremendous cause.
The Post Office session is on THURSDAYS 09:00 – 11:00am every week from now on, as it previously operated.
We very much hope that residents will use the Post Office service including parents, the school staff, trustees and the wider community.
We have now re-established the Foyer café alongside the Post Office sessions, thanks to a team of volunteers who have agreed to help run it.
Please try to support the Post Office because this is definitely a case of use or lose it!
In addition, we are told that the mobile butcher’s van will call in at the Parish Hall car park on a Thursday morning.
Here is an updated poster:
There is a public meeting on Tuesday 9th August at 7pm at Warcop Parish Hall, where a representative will come and talk us through the project and answer any questions residents have.
B4RN is a not for profit company who use government funding to help communities get superfast broadband to each property. The service once signed up costs £33 per month.
As it’s government funded, we need a large proportion of the residents in the parish to sign up/come along and express interest in the project.
Here is a link to a poster with more information about the scheme:
Just to let you know that work to install Warcop’s brand new play area will start the week commencing the 8th August. Once again many thanks to Katie Hauser, one of our Parish Councillors, for leading this by obtaining quotes and writing many bids for grants and also arranging fund-raising events. The finished playground will be an exciting and amazing experience for all the children!
Saturday 9th July 10:00 – 11:30am
Please bring your filled bags to the Parish Hall to support the Great North Air Ambulance charity and its invaluable work to help save lives in our area. Then have a cup of tea or coffee with biscuits plus bacon rolls and vegetarian options also available to purchase.
Here is a poster with more details on:
All members of the community are invited to the AGM of Warcop Parish Hall Trustees on Wednesday 8th June at 7pm.
Here is a link to the poster and agenda:
The next meeting of Warcop Parish Council will take place on Thursday 7th July at 7:30pm 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:
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.
Warcop Parish Council Needs Your Help!
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
WARCOP PARISH HALL
A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel
Saturday 19th March 7:30pm
Check out their website: http://classicsingersongwriters.co.uk/sandg/
Tickets available locally from either Carol on 017683 53450
or Caroline on 01768342900 evenings email@example.com
Or apply online via this link:
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!
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!
Please go to the dedicated A66 page for an update on a recent meeting with National Highways and to see two potential alternative northern options at each end of our section.
PLEASE NOTE THAT SHAPPY WHEELS HAVE DECIDED TO CHANGE THE SERVICE THEY OFFER AT WARCOP TO A FORTNIGHTLY ONE IN THE NEW YEAR.
“Please note we will be moving to a NEW fortnightly service for Warcop from our current weekly one we do for 2022 and going forward.
We will give a copy of the attached to all customers over the coming weeks before we break for our Christmas and new year break.
Our last stop for 2021 will be – Tuesday 14th December
Our first stop for 2022 will be – Tuesday 4th January“
HERE IS A TIMETABLE FOR YOU TO SEE WHICH DATES THEY WILL BE IN WARCOP:
Following a suggestion from a local resident at a recent Parish Council meeting, we approached Eden District Council to either move existing bins or obtain a new one. It was felt that the more populated side of Warcop only had two dog bins, whereas the other side had 5 waste bins.
In the end. EDC were very helpful and they have supplied a new bin on the bend near Crooks Beck and at the end of the footpath behind The Croft. This bin can be used for general waste and dog poo bags.
Thank you for the idea and thanks to EDC for their support.
Please come along to our monthly Coffee Morning on Saturday 13th November 10 -11:30am at Warcop Parish Hall. Entry is £1.50, which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Scones and bacon rolls are available to purchase, with vegetarian options too.
Mainly this is a chance to have a good old chat and meet up again after all those months of lockdown!
WARCOP PARISH HALL
Thursday 21 October
A touching drama starring Colin Firth & Stanley Tucci
Sam and Tusker are travelling across England in their old RV to visit friends, family and places from their past. Since Tusker was diagnosed with dementia two years ago, their time together is the most important thing they have.
Doors open: 6.45pm Screening: 7.15pm
Adults: £4.00 if booked at least 24 hours in advance
Adults on the door: £4.50 Children under 16: £2.50
To reserve tickets email:
The next meeting of the Council will take place on Thursday 14th October at 7:30pm in the Parish Hall. All members of the community are welcome to attend.
Here are the links to the agenda and the previous minutes:
Please be aware that the consultation on Highways England’s proposals to upgrade the A66 between Penrith and Scotch Corner starts on Friday 24th September and runs for six weeks until 6th November.
Please see our online petition on Change.org in support of our proposal for a northern bypass which is now online and please encourage lots of people near and far to sign it!
Here is the link to the Highways England Consultation page. There are useful visualisations for each section, including Appleby to Brough:
Should you require paper copies of all these documents, please contact Highways England, newly named as National Highways, or I have 4 copies if you contact me.
Warcop & Musgrave Parish Councils have been lobbying Highways England to design a more northerly route which would take the new road away from the villages of Warcop and Sandford as well as individual properties along our section of the route.
While some welcome amendments to their design have been made, we still feel that the new road should be further away to reduce air, noise and visual pollution. We recognise that this would mean part of the road running across a small section of an Area of Outstanding Beauty, but we believe the needs of current and future residents should be more important than preserving a small section of low-grade land currently damaged by the activities of the MOD.
Please can you make sure you attend one of the face to face consultation events and also send in an official consultation form with your views? The more responses they receive saying their current proposals are unacceptable the better. The Warcop Parish Hall dates are Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th October.
Specifically, if they won’t consider our northern bypass proposal, then they can improve their design by a) building the new carriageway between Café 66 and Dyke Nook to the north of the existing road, not the south, including storage ponds; b) between Brough and Warcop, design a straight line new road to the north of the current road, thus reducing the need for complex junctions at Langrigg, Flitholme and Warcop. This would then join with HE’s route to the west of the army playing field.
We have also asked that they consider extending the non-road user section from Moorhouse Lane to Appleby, for cyclists, walkers, horse riders etc. In addition, we have requested that they construct a new footpath from the primary school in Warcop into the centre of the village for road safety reasons.
Here is a link to the consultation dates and venues table: https://apis.mail.yahoo.com/ws/v3/mailboxes/@.id==VjN-7JRFnL-fyeiiYaiwEM2LjhViDAwg8ygWGLv1Jt7lEoyZrdudzMVHlm2dtTWuXSDvpXSQPIt7834jXjyRXCwNNg/messages/@.id==AEIdcLpeOirgYUiAWA5zODiRm2c/content/parts/@.id==2/thumbnail?appid=YMailNorrin&downloadWhenThumbnailFails=true&pid=2
Please remember that this road will be there for hundreds of years so the chosen route must be safe for future generations and as far away from villages and houses as possible.
Chair, Warcop Parish Council
We are looking for households to take part in the Warcop Scarecrow Trail. Each household taking part will display their creations on the front of their properties for visitors to follow using a map.
Any households on the outskirts of the village will be allocated a spot within the village. There will be a small prize for 1st, 2nd & 3rd as voted for by visitors.
If you would like to take part please text Sarah on 078969 12210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are asking for a £1 donation per entry to be given to charity.
All entries in by August 20th .
Please come along and enjoy the event and the creative talents of our local residents!
The next meeting of the Parish Council is on Thursday 12th August at 7:30pm at the Parish Hall. All members of the public are welcome to attend. Below you can find the agenda and last set of minutes:
You will be aware that this year’s Horse Fair has been re-scheduled and starts on Thursday 12th August. Warcop Parish Council, in consultation with the police and MASCG, will put in place various measures to ensure that the correct regulations are followed by our visitors.
In Warcop, only bow top caravans are permitted and no motorised caravans. There are designated places near Crooks Beck. Areas near the sheepfold, the village green and small areas opposite will be fenced off. Benches will also be removed temporarily.
In addition, following the successful 2019 trial, we will block off the layby adjacent to Crooks Beck with concrete railway sleepers to prevent motorised vehicles parking there. We apologise if this causes any inconvenience to residents.
Members of the Parish Council will meet the police at liaison meetings on the 3rd, 6th and 9th August at 12 – 1pm to discuss any issues. So if you have any concerns, please contact a member of the Parish Council, who will raise them directly with the police.
If you see any criminal or dangerous activity, please ring 101 and ask for the dedicated Horse Fair line.
WARCOP PARISH COUNCIL
MEETING DATES 2021/22
Please note the change of evening to THURSDAYS.
- Thursday12th August
- Thursday 14th October
- Thursday 9th December
- Thursday 10th February 2022
- Thursday 21st April 2022 * Note change of date
- Thursday 9th June 2022
Subject to change
This will take place on Thursday 17th June at 7:30 pm in the Parish Hall. All members of the community are welcome to attend.
Agenda and minutes can be found via these links:
The Annual General meeting of Warcop Parish Council will take place on Tuesday 8th June 2021 at 7:00 pm at Warcop Parish Hall. This will be followed be the usual Parish Council meeting at 7:30 pm. Covid-secure precautions will be in place, such as face masks, social distancing and hand sanitising.
Members of the public are welcome to attend.
We have just been informed that the statutory consultation on the A66 route will take place at Warcop Parish Hall between Sunday 3rd and Wednesday 6th October 2021. Further details will be provided by Highways England nearer the time.
We hope that you will put these dates in your diary and that everyone will attend and express their views.
Look out for a new venture with the Mini Eden Coffee Van in the Parish Hall Car Park every Friday morning 09:00 – 11:00 am. Here is a link to its website for more information:
Warcop and Musgrave Parish Councils have recently met with the design team from Highways England and there has also been a Microsoft Teams Community Liaison Group meeting. This group had representatives from Appleby, Brough, Warcop, Musgrave as well as local councillors. Local residents should also have received a leaflet updating them on the latest plans for the upgrade to our stretch of the A66 between Appleby and Brough. (Apparently there is a similar leaflet for Kirkby Thore.)
At the first meeting, we were presented with x 10 detailed drawings of the route with junctions and the alignment. This was essentially HE’s preferred route. They also showed us some draft plans where the road at Warcop makes use of the existing carriageway and only one new carriageway is built, to keep the road further from properties. A new local road would be built behind the tank park on AONB and MOD land. Another road at the eastern end would be built on AONB land to create a local link onto Brough main street.
It is hard to describe much of this without detailed maps but the main points of our campaign are as follows:
1. A completely northern route should be considered and HE should draw up proper detailed plans to assess the advantages and any issues.
2. The junction at Sandford has now been moved back to the road end but does now have east and west connectivity. There are 4 storage ponds and the new carriageway goes unacceptably close to Dyke Nook Cottage and other properties. An alternative would be for the new carriageway from Café 66 to go to the north of the existing road, not south. (This is not AONB land.)
3. At Warcop, there are two options: the first has the road elevated thus increasing noise, air and visual pollution. The second is at the current ground level with a new bridge over the new dual carriageway just next to the current army P junction. This would lead onto the range and the new local road.
4. At Flitholme and Langrigg, we questioned why there needed to be a new access road from Flitholme to Langrigg. One idea was to build a new link road from Flitholme to the Warcop Musgrave road B6259 to avoid this. At Langrigg the owners of Low Broomrigg Cottage will be surrounded by two new access roads with increased traffic plus a four-lane highway closer to their and others’ properties.. We couldn’t see why the two existing lanes could not go under the new road and meet the old A66 as a T-junction and then residents can turn left and join the new road at Warcop or turn right and join at Brough via a slip road off the old A66.
5. At Brough, HE say if they can’t build the new access road to Brough Main Street, they will have to build the new dual carriageway to the south west of Brough, demolishing one house and connecting at the Musgrave Lane bridge. This also seems like an extravagant solution at further expense.
6. The two parish councils were told we would be sent electronic copies of their plans as well as paper copies. If we can share them on this website, we will.
7. We intend to call a public meeting at Warcop Parish Hall some time in July for local residents to express their thoughts and feelings about the current proposals. We will invite Highways England, Natural England, local councillors, our MP, the media and any other relevant people. We hope that as many local residents as possible will attend (subject to the Covid regulations in force at the time.)
8. Highways England say there will be a statutory public consultation in the autumn, possibly September.
While there are signs of some movement from HE, they say that our proposed northern route would not receive approval from statutory bodies such as Natural England or the Secretary of State for Transport. The test is that only in “exceptional circumstances” would a road be allowed to be built over AONB land. Highways England and Natural England seem to suggest it is preferable to worsen the air, noise and visual pollution for a whole community, in order to protect an area of dubious natural “beauty” which is essentially barren and unattractive. We continue to challenge that point of view and are quite prepared to seek a legal challenge and perhaps go to a future public inquiry, if necessary.
We recognise that there a mixed views and opinions on this issue but in our recent survey of Musgrave and Warcop residents, 94% of respondents preferred a northern route.
Chair, Warcop Parish Council
Many thanks to Tony Dent and Alan Burgess for their help in sanding down, cleaning and re-painting the goalposts on the Village Green in Warcop. Even the nets have been washed!
We hope that this will prolong the life of the goals for a few more years and give lots of enjoyment to the children and adults who play there.
Thank you to all who bought plants at our recent Plant Sale. You’ll be pleased to know that the sale raised £400 for the Hall. Thank you to June for providing the plants. A really great effort!
Please support the award-winning Shappy Wheels Fish and Chips service which operates every Tuesday between 4:30 and 7:00 pm at Warcop Parish Hall Car Park. See attached poster for full details. We’d really like more people to make use of this excellent service so spread the word!
The Trustees of Warcop Parish Hall have looked at the government’s four-stage “roadmap” out of Covid-19 restrictions and have decided that there will be a gradual re-opening of activities starting the week beginning the 17th May. The current building work should be completed by then.
This is likely to include:
Mondays Table Tennis 6:30 – 8:00pm
Tuesdays Post Office 2:00 – 3:00pm
Tuesdays Shappy Wheels (car park) 4:30 – 7:00pm
Tuesdays Drama Group 6:30 – 8:30pm
Wednesdays Circuits 5:30 – 6:30pm (School Field initially.)
Wednesdays Taekwondo 5:00 – 8:00pm
All of the above will continue to operate according to government Covid restrictions and their sport’s governing body’s regulations, including wearing of face masks, hand sanitising, reduced group sizes and social distancing.
More activities and events will start after the 21st June when all national restrictions will be removed, if the government’s roadmap and dates do not change, including some other activities such as Extend Exercise, Clubbercise and Bat and Chat. As activities and events are confirmed they will appear on the Parish Hall Calendar of Events elsewhere on this website. Events – Warcop Website
The Hall Events Committee will meet soon to plan a programme of events for the rest of the year and we intend to re-start monthly Saturday morning Coffee Mornings, the Thursday Foyer Cafe and monthly Soup and Pud lunches. We will also be able to hire out the hall for events, parties and so on.
As a welcome back, we plan to hold a FREE Coffee Morning as soon as possible with lots of goodies available as we are able to meet together again. We look forward to seeing all our regular and new users in the coming weeks and months.
Warcop Parish Hall Trustees have successfully applied for a series of grants which will enable it to improve the facilities at the hall and to enhance its provision. The Trustees are grateful to the Lottery, Eden District Council’s Community Fund, ACRE’s Village Hall Improvement Grant and Warcop Parish Council for their support.
- The main work will involve an extension to the storage provision to create two more storerooms which had to be omitted when the hall was originally built to reduce costs. There will be one larger store and a smaller store room with racked shelving for hall users to store smaller items. This extension will allow the hall to store its existing equipment more effectively and also allow for the storage of new equipment for any new activities or groups.
- The grants also allow for improved access to the building by replacing the rather heavy front doors with automatic ones, thus enabling those with mobility problems or some elderly users to access the hall much more easily and safely.
- A new electronic projection screen and a new projector will be installed above the new storerooms for those hirers needing to use projection facilities.
The work, to be carried out by local contractor Matt Pietruszewski, is expected to start on the 8th March and take about 8 weeks. Please note that during this work, the side path nearest to the school will be blocked off to create a compound for the construction work. Access to and from school will be along the front of the hall and down the path alongside the hall driveway. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.
Warcop Parish Council has as one of its priorities further upstream flood prevention work to help reduce the chances of properties flooding again, as happened in December 2015 during Storm Desmond. After that storm, the Environment Agency worked on Crooks Beck, adjusting the profile of the far bank so that is captures more water. This has had some effect and many at risk properties have also improved their flood defences.
The Parish Council has lobbied for further work in the last five years and various Flood Risk Management reports were published and can be accessed on the Cumbria County Council Website or via this link:
Recently we have approached the Eden Rivers Trust, the Environment Agency, the MOD, the A66 Trans-Pennine team and The Woodland Trust to see if further Natural Flood Management works can be put in place on the fells where the streams that feed into Warcop originate and/or on farmland, with the relevant permissions.
We have been told that there might be some officer time available to survey the landscape and perform the necessary modelling and the EA have at least two promising funding streams that can be applied for to cover some of the costs, although success is not guaranteed.
What we hope to see, if all the above partners can work together collaboratively on this, are a range of natural measures such as leaky dams and storage ponds, plus extensive tree planting, to slow the flow of the becks before they deposit large amounts of water into Warcop during periods of heavy rain. If we experience another severe storm like Desmond, even these measures might not protect properties completely. However, they will help.
The Parish Council will try to keep you informed of any further progress on this priority which we believe is vital in order to further protect properties in our village.
Here is a report published by Cumbria County Council in 2016:
DO YOU NEED HELP?
We understand that some local residents may be facing difficulties during the current coronavirus pandemic, particularly those who have to self-isolate for a long period. Help and support are available.
General Assistance and help with Shopping
If you would require help with obtaining supplies, collecting prescriptions (or fish and chips) or any issues with keeping warm etc. then please ring one of our Parish Councillors who will try to arrange assistance:
|David Keetley||017683 41390|
|Katie Hauser||07729 026 288|
|Colin Harrison||017683 41816|
|Faye Hughes||07714 470 096|
|Clive Allen||017683 51502|
|Caroline Syddall||017683 42005|
|Gordon Deighton||017683 41034|
During this difficult time, Church Services have been suspended; however, local clergy are still available to offer support on the telephone. If you feel you would like to talk to our local clergy, the contact details are:
|Rev Clive Hicks – Church of England||01768 254409|
|Rev Andrew Sterling – Methodist Church||017683 51244|
We hope we can all help our neighbours!
Warcop Parish Council
Please note that all Western Dales bus services have announced that the new S6 service to Penrith, calling at Warcop, will start on Tuesday 13th April.
Cumbria Classic Coaches have announced that they are ending their Tuesday bus service from Kirkby Stephen to Penrith at Christmas 2020. However, the good news is that the Western Dales community group have applied to take on the service, starting in 2021. Please see details sent by them below. The key points for Warcop residents is that the new service starting in April, will run three times on a Tuesday, it will be a minibus service so numbers might be restricted, and the bus will pick up in the middle of Warcop at the bus shelter. The 563 Appleby to Penrith Stagecoach service continues Monday to Friday, with the Friday Rural Wheels minibus linking with the 10:03 am bus at The Sands in Appleby.
A copy of the S6 timetable is available here:
Further to earlier correspondence about the forthcoming withdrawal of the Cumbria Classic Coaches Tuesday service 574 from Kirkby Stephen to Penrith, I am pleased to be able to inform you that two operators have come forward to offer replacement services
Kirkby Stephen – Brough – Penrith (Tuesday only)
The Western Dales community group from the Sedbergh area will introduce a service from Kirkby Stephen to Penrith starting Tuesday 5th January (subject to approval of this start date by the Traffic Commissioners Office)
Ø To avoid competition with, and abstraction of passengers from, the existing Stagecoach 563, and also as the vehicles used have only 16 seater (currently further restricted due to Social Distancing guidelines), the service will not pick up at points from Appleby Sands to Penrith, or drop passengers in this section on return trips.
Ø As before, the service will run on Tuesdays
Ø There will be three trips a day in each direction, with the first and last also running to/from Sedbergh (see attached timetable)
Ø As a smaller vehicle is used, it will be able to get under the Warcop rail bridge and serve the centre of the village (Sandford will not currently be served but this may be possible in the future)
(Appleby) – Long Marton – Penrith
Stagecoach will additionally divert their first trip on the Service 563 towards Penrith and the last trip from Penrith via Long Marton
Ø This will start (subject to approval from the Traffic Commissioner) on 4th January
Ø This diversion with be made Monday to Friday
Ø Brampton village will also be served
Ø In response to customer requests the service will now additionally serve Scattergate in Appleby
Ø Due to the new routing Crackenthorpe will not be served on the journeys that run via Long Marton. The later journeys to Penrith will run via Crackenthorpe and anyone returning there from Penrith can travel via Appleby.
Details will appear on our website from Monday next week
Get ready for winter weather by signing up to your energy supplier’s Priority Services Register (PSR).
Each energy supplier has a priority services register which allows them to prioritise their services to pensioners, young children and those with health issues during times of power cuts or poor weather. It is free to join. They each have slightly different criteria so check with your supplier to see if you are eligible to join and ask to be added to their list.
The electricity provider for Cumbria is Electricity North West. Their application form is attached. All you need to do is print the form, fill it out and send it back to them. By being on their PSR they can provide you with blankets, torches, warm food and drinks and even alternative accommodation during prolonged power cuts. You can also get a free home energy assessment from Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) to look at all of your utilities to see where you might be able to save on bills and where you can make improvements to your house and find funds to make these changes.
If you need any help with signing up for this scheme, please ask any member of the Parish Council and they will be happy to assist.
– Electricity North West (Electricity) 0800 195 4141
– Cold Weather Priority Initiative (Oil) 0121 781 7267 www.ukifda.org/cold-weather-priority-initiative
– United Utilities (Water) 0345 072 6093
Here is a link to a leaflet with further details and an application form about the Electricity North West scheme:
Warcop Parish Council recently produced a survey sheet which went to every resident in Warcop Parish. It was a simple request to see if there was sufficient support for an alternative to the route between Appleby and Brough published by Highways England. The Parish Council believes that the proposed route will be too close to Warcop village and other residential and business premises along the 5-mile route.
Musgrave Parish Council also used the sheet to ask the residents of its parish and the results are included with Warcop’s. Some 300 sheets were distributed and almost 200 returned.
The forms were counted by the Reverend Clive Hicks.
94% of forms returned were in favour of the alternative route, with 6% supporting the original route offered by Highways England.
Such overwhelming support for the alternative route means that both Parish Councils will pass on this outcome to our MP, Dr Neil Hudson, and to Highways England. We believe that Highways England should now draw up a detailed scheme for the northern route. We will keep you informed of the responses we receive. We also hope to have this survey result in The Herald.
Warcop and Musgrave Parish Councils would like to thank everyone who took part in the survey which shows a very high level of community engagement.
Here is a copy of the results table:
HIGHWAYS ENGLAND UPDATES
Meanwhile, Highways England has published updates on progress on the whole project. Here are two links which might help you find out more. One is to a virtual consultation where you can click on the relevant section to see a video. The other is to the complete update booklet.
Warcop Parish Council is embarking on an imaginative plan to completely upgrade the existing play area on the village green as we feel the current equipment is old and unexciting. It is checked regularly by Eden District Council to ensure it is safe.
This project is being led by Councillor Katie Hauser and a small working group. So far a number of companies have drawn up plans and quotations for a variety of schemes. In order to raise the considerable funds required, there will be several fund-raising events in the coming months as well as applications to a range of funders.
Katie has sent out a questionnaire to seek people’s views and we will inform you of the results and which scheme the Parish Council has chosen.
Initial fund-raising has been successful and the Parish Council will also contribute to this project. The next stage is to apply for a series of grants to cover the cost of clearing the site and installing the new equipment. We might also look at drainage and safety fencing around the play area.
The two most favoured designs can be found here but there may be other companies who will quote and come up with alternatives (as with Streetscape):
One of these designs uses recycled plastic; the other uses wood.
In the short term, the Parish Council has asked EDC if it can at least re-paint the existing swings and slide to brighten them up until we have all the funds we need to create a completely new and exciting adventure play area.
The next meeting of Warcop Parish Council will be via Zoom on Tuesday 8th September at 7:30 pm. An agenda will be published on noticeboards and here on the website when available.
If any member of the community wishes to join in the Zoom meeting, please contact our Clerk, Heidi Strong, by email email@example.com.
Here are the minutes of our last meeting:
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!
Make sure that you spread the word!
Please check here for further details when we receive them and also look out for leaflets and posters.
Warcop Parish Council is trying to set up a parish-wide mailing list to enable it to send relevant information to the 220 households that make up the parish in Bleatarn, Sandford, Warcop and part of Coupland Beck. If you click on any page after the Home Page on our website, you will see a simple sign-up form. You can choose how to receive information and you can opt out whenever you like.
The idea is to tell you about the things the Parish Council is working on as well as telling you about its meetings and the minutes. We will also seek your opinion on issues from time to time – for example, we are currently meeting with Highways England to try and persuade them to create a northerly route for the dualled A66 that takes it over MOD land and further away from Warcop and nearby properties.
We would also like to tell you about events, classes or activities at the Parish Hall, as well as any developments the trustees are working on. For example, they have recently been successful in securing funding to build an extension to our store rooms as we do not have enough space, which is due to the hall’s success.
The whole point is to keep you – the nearly 600 residents of our parish – as fully up to date as possible, so that you feel informed and involved in our community.
Please sign up as soon as possible, so that we can build up a really good number of contacts, then we will begin to send out occasional emails.
Chair, Warcop Parish Council