Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night

Rumours are landing here that there is a kids' Hallowe'en party next Monday at the Chamley Arms from 6pm. Turn up on your broomstick and be prepared for spooky games and frightening food......

For the grown-ups, this might be a chance to take stock of what exactly is happening at the pub and to ask just who are the ghouls and ghosts in all of the ongoing saga!

Cyberbarn - Get ONline!

The lights are on! Next, we will be adding a little of the IT factor, and we would appreciate your contributions during Get ONline Week. All we are asking is one hour of your time from 31st October to 6th November.

We would like everyone to draw an animal - preferably on a computer - so we can print it out and decorate the Cyberbarn with the help of Warcop, Sandford, Bleatarn and Upper Eden residents.

And if you are already a Photoshop whizz, a digital camera expert or you can wiggle a mouse in Paint, why not drop up and offer your help?!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Cyberbarn news

The purchase of the portakabin to go in the Cyberbarn was completed today and it will arrive on Thursday. All the funding for fitting it out with ICT equipment, desks, chairs, greenscreen video software etc is already in the bank, and we hope to have the doors open for Get Online week at the end of October, beginning of November. (Note to burglars - no equipment of any value will EVER be kept in the Cyberbarn overnight).

Everyone is welcome to come and learn how to get online, to enjoy access to the UK Online courses -beginners to advanced, to ask questions about using your computer, laptop, smartphone or any other device, and to tell/ask us what you would like to know about ICT. Whether it is how to remove red eyes from a digital photo, upload a Youtube video, or customise your computer so it glows in the dark - come and ask!

There are currently problems with Cumbria County Council and CLEO (now run by BT) in getting a superfast broadband connection from the school to the Barn, but as there is no logical reason for any hurdles being placed in the way of Warcop's Online Learning Centre being connected, we are now escalating this to the Prime Minister, associated Govt departments, UK Online, Cumbria County Councillors, and the press, to ensure that common sense is applied to make something extremely simple happen in Warcop.

The Cyberbarn is a Big Society initiative and obstructive public and private sector players are precisely those that such projects have been encouraged to displace to see forward motion in rural areas such as ours. Especially when the community and many organisations have already shown support for this project, and others directly associated with it, to make miracles happen now and in the future in our village.

Videos, photos etc will shortly be posted of the Cyberbarn set up and we look forward to welcoming you there. We will be arranging visits to the Cyberbarn for all residents, young and old, over the coming weeks so please do not be shy in asking for a lift up to visit us if you don't fancy the stroll.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

This Blog, the Parish and the police

This website was set up in order to keep people informed about events and news in the parish of Warcop.

It was not set up so that people could write libellous comments, make accusations against village residents, or write malicious gossip. Accusations of wrongdoing etc should be directed through the appropriate channels viz the police.

Due to recent comments made on this blog, I have received a call (in Holland) this evening that means any information available to us as administrators of this blog, including traceable IP addresses, will be freely shared with the police investigating the Chamley Arms burglary, or any other Warcop Parish matter, as required.

On Monday last at the Parish Council meeting, we celebrated Linda, Joyce and Barbara's staggering 52 years of service to the village. Too many people have given untold hours to try very hard to keep Warcop on track over the years for any individual to be permitted to derail those efforts for this community. Both Julie and I will do our best to prevent this website being used in such a way in future.

Thank you - Lindsey and Julie

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Chamley Arms Now Open.

The Chamley Arms re-opened a while ago but the phone line is still down due to renovations.

Now open for food also, details and to book by email, please visit http://www.chamleyarms.co.uk/


Apparently the Chamley Arms is no longer serving meals, just a few snacks and the dining room is closed currently.

If anyone knows anything different, please comment to update everyone.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Parish Council Agenda for 10th October 2011

Meeting of Warcop Parish Council will be held on Monday 10th October 2011 at 7.30pm in Warcop Village Hall.
  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of the last meeting to be approved
  3. Matters arising
  4. Public Session – Presentation to former Councillors
  5. Travellers
  6. Finance
    1. To consider payments
  7. Highways Report
  8. Big Society/#cyber Café/New Village Hall/ Broadband
  9. Chairman/Deputy Chairman/Calender for meetings
  10. Report back from meetings attended
  11. Community Issues
    1. Permissive Footpath update
    2. Planning
  12. Correspondence
  13. Councillors reports & items for future agenda
  14. Date & Time of next meeting

Yours sincerely

Heidi Strong (Clerk to Warcop Parish Council)

To: All Parish Councillors:- Mr W J Heron Mr T Dent Mr G Deighton Mr J Evans Miss L Annison Mrs J Donaldson – Allen Mrs A Daldry and District Councillor W Patterson for information and for publication on all Parish Notice Boards.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

White Saxo

There is a white Saxo that is being driven around the village at all hours, inappropriately.

It has been reported to us over the last few weeks on several occasions, and we have now been asked to mention here that the number plate is on record.

The number of complaints against this driver (who is, we understand, from Penrith) will shortly mean that a tug from the police is highly likely. #justsaying