Further details to follow…
Thank you to everyone who donated clothing, printer cartridges, bedding etc for our December collection. We had about 110 bags and raised £732, our second highest ever total, so well done to all! This brings our cumulative total to almost £4,000 since we started the collections at the Parish Hall.
David Keetley, Organiser
Unfortunately, the planned Halloween dance and supper on Saturday 19th October has had to be cancelled because of low ticket sales. We hope that another similar dance will be scheduled some time in the New Year.
We’re sorry about this as it is always a great night with excellent music, lovely food and good company.
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
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:
Cumbria County Council
Serving the people of Cumbria cumbria.gov.uk
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.
Thank you to all who brought their Air Ambulance bags to the hall last weekend for our summer collection. There was a fantastic turnout and the total raised this time was £540. Well done again!
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.
At long last, Sandford now has access to superfast broadband speeds following work to connect the green box to an electrical supply. It is understood that orders are now being taken, so customers should contact their internet providers to seek the best deals and start to benefit from the faster speeds they should experience.
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.