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.

Appleby Horse Fair, 7th – 10th June 2018

This year’s Appleby Horse Fair took place from the 7th to the 10th June. Arrangements for Warcop and Sandford were pretty much as before, with the exception of the sheepfold in Warcop which we have asked to be fenced off following last year’s incident where horses went into adjacent properties. The links below take you to the agreed stopping places with maps of where bow tops are allowed and so on.

Useful Documents:

Sandford2018Updated.doc

Warcop2018UpdatedSheepfold.doc

There is also a website devoted to the Appleby Horse Fair if you require further information www.applebyfair.org .

The Parish Council would welcome any comments, both positive or otherwise, about how you think the arrangements for this year’s Horse Fair in Warcop and Sandford went. We are aware of one or two issues that the police sorted out and several residents were willing to be flexible over horses grazing for one night. Any comments will be fed back to the organisers so that we can improve things further in the future.

New Footbridge Completed

You might have noticed our brand new footbridge over the beck at the village green in Warcop which is now open. This was paid for out of the £15,000 flood grant we received following Storm Desmond and adds to the new perimeter fencing and benches which have been installed.

Thanks go to Chris Deighton for his excellent workmanship and he will improve the footpath with new gravel to make the far end of the village green more accessible.

 

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Dog Fouling

It is an offence to let your dog foul on a playing field or footpath. It can lead to a fine of £75 which can rise to £1000. On behalf of the Parish Council, please can we ask all dog owners to ensure that they collect their dog’s poo and deposit it in the red bins provided in the village? The number of dog owners seems to have increased recently and we know that the majority of dog owners do clear up their dog’s mess. However, we are now seeing dog poo on the village green on the playground area and football pitch as well as on the roads and on public footpaths by the River Eden. If your dog poos on the grass, please pick it up.

Eden District Council have an online report form to report dog fouling or owners who fail to collect dog mess. This is given in the information below and also as a new link on the front page of our website. This is what Eden District Council’s website says:

Dog fouling

Most dog owners are responsible and clean up after their pets, but a small number continue to cause problems. Dog fouling which is left on footpaths and playing fields is a health risk to people and can cause the infection ‘Toxocariasis’ which can lead to blindness.

The Fouling of Land by Dogs (District of Eden) Order 2008 designates areas of land where owners must pick up after their dogs, or face a fixed penalty ticket of £75, and possibly a fine of up to £1,000.

When you walk your dog, be sure to take poop bags or a poop scoop with you, like you would remember a lead. Please note, rain does not wash the problem away.

You can put bagged dog waste in:

  • a dog waste bin;
  • a litter bin (there are over 350 in Eden);
  • your own blue refuse bag at home.

To tell us of a problem with a dog waste bin use the:

Dog waste bin problem online report form.

It is every dog owner’s duty to clean up after their dog. Do not give all dog owners a bad name.

Report dog fouling

Report dog fouling, especially if you know the dog owner who is failing to pick up after their dog. If the Community Wardens have no information about the dog owners who are not picking up, they can only monitor an area. To tell us of a problem with dog fouling use the:

Dog fouling online report form.

Request an area be cleared and cleaned of dog fouling

To tell us of a dog fouling problem where a pavement or area needs cleaning, use the:

Street cleaning complaint or request form.

Warcop Village Green – New Fencing Erected

You will have seen that the new fencing has been erected around the village green. This was paid for from a successful grant to a Flood Relief fund following Storm Desmond. The fencing, new picnic tables and seats are all made from re-cycled plastic and should last for many years with low maintenance costs.

The next work will be re-building the bridge over the beck. Any funds left over will be used to make further improvements to that area of the village. Many thanks to Max Voican for his excellent work on this in some terribly wintry weather and also to Colin Harrison for moving the old, heavy picnic bench nearer to the willow maze.

We expect Eden District Council to paint the play equipment when the weather improves to brighten it all up. The Parish Council wants to improve the whole Parish and is always willing to hear ideas from residents about how to achieve this.

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Lovetastic Valentine’s Dance with Covernote !

 

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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.

Halloween Scream – Covernote Evening a Great Success!

The Halloweeen Scream evening of dancing and music with local band Covernote, was a brilliant event. The bring and share supper resulted in lots of lovely food, there was a busy bar and a raffle. The songs got people dancing and singing all night long and there were guest appearances from local people in addition to the band’s line-up, including a rare performance by backing vocalists, The Ghostettes!

Overall, the evening made £666 – a total that is both spooky and fantastic! Thank you to everyone who helped set up the hall, organised the food and bar and also who helped to clear up afterwards. Thanks also to Covernote for their fantastic music. Everyone who came along said they had a great time and we hope to have another similar evening early in the New Year.

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New Notice Boards for Warcop & Sandford

20171022_16423820170929_11213820170929_112538The Parish Council has now purchased two new, green notice boards for Warcop and Sandford to replace the damaged ones. Both noticeboards have been erected and the Parish Council would like to thank Max Voican who agreed to fix them. Both are slightly larger than the previous ones as we want to try and accommodate and display as much community information as possible.

We have the same system with a key attached on a chain for people to open and close the boards as there are two locks, one at each corner. Please be aware that the doors lift upwards and are on gas struts. We hope you like them when you see them!

Memorial Bench at the Parish Hall

Warcop Parish Council and the WI have jointly funded a new memorial bench in memory of Margaret Thomas and this is now in position at the Parish Hall. It is made of re-cycled plastic and looks very smart. We hope that you will have a sit on it – when the weather decides to behave itself again!

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