Community Parish Council

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
Community Parish Hall News Warcop Remote Cinema

Warcop Remote Cinema – Spring Screenings

I’m pleased to announce that the cinema will restart on Thursday 17 February and I hope you will be able to make it. Here are the details of all the films that will be screened this season:

Thursday 17 February

Spencer (12A)

A drama starring Kristen Steward as Diana, Princess of Wales

The marriage between Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumours of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham estate. There’s eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game, but this year, things will be profoundly different.

Thursday 17 March

Respect (PG)

A biopic starring Jennifer Hudson

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career — from a child singing in her father’s church choir to her international superstardom — it’s the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.

Thursday 21 April

Saving Grace (PG)

A comedy starring Brenda Blethan, Bill Bailey & Martin Clunes

Following the sudden death of her husband, Grace has been left with a manor on the Cornish Coast – and the massive, suffocating mountain of debt her husband had been secretly amassing. Now, with creditors and repossessors on her heels, Grace is faced with the prospect of losing everything. Desperate times call for desperate measures!

Thursday 19 May

King Richard (12A)

A drama starring Will Smith

Armed with a clear vision and a brazen, 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his two daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on tennis courts in Compton, California, Richard shapes the girls’ unyielding commitment and keen intuition. Together, the Williams family defies seemingly insurmountable odds and the prevailing expectations laid before them.

Thursday 16 June

Never Too Late (PG)

A comedy starring James Cromwell and Dennis Waterman

A group of elderly people decide to break out of their retirement home but end up in unexpected and hilarious situations.

If you would like to reserve tickets please email at

Tickets booked in advance cost £4 or £4.50 on the door. Doors open from 18:45 and the screening starts at 19:15.

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 Hall Parish Hall News

A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel


Advance Notice:

A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel

Saturday 19th March 7:30pm

Licensed Bar

Check out their website:

Tickets available locally from either Carol on 017683 53450

or Caroline on 01768342900 evenings

Or apply online via this link:

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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Community Parish Council Parish Hall

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!

A66 Upgrade Community Parish Council

A66 Update

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.

Community Parish Hall Parish Hall News

Shappy Wheels Service


“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


Community Parish Council

New waste bin for 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.

Community Parish Hall Parish Hall News

Coffee Morning

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!