Warcop Parish Council
Welcome to Warcop Parish Council
Parish Councils are the lowest tier of local government and are governed by law. The members of the Council are all volunteers who are either elected by the Parish (in the case of contested seats) or co-opted onto the Council.
Warcop Parish Council in the picturesque Eden Valley in Cumbria has seven Councillor seats and covers the communities in Warcop, Sandford, Bleatarn and Coupland Beck (part).
Warcop Parish Council holds six Ordinary Meetings, plus the Annual Parish Council Meeting (AGM) each year. All ordinary meetings are open to the public and there is an opportunity for members of the public to raise issues and ask questions at the meeting. Issues to be discussed are listed on the Agenda which is published ahead of each meeting. The Parish Council generally cannot vote or make a decision on an issue if it has not been published on the Agenda in advance of the meeting. If you have an issue that you would like to be discussed, please contact one of the Parish Councillors, at least two weeks before the meeting, and they will arrange for the item to be included on the Agenda.
Extraordinary meetings are held when a discussion and decision is needed on a matter with a deadline earlier than the next scheduled meeting.
The Agendas are published on the Warcop noticeboard and on the Meetings page of this website. Meetings are minuted to record the discussions and decisions; the minutes can also be found on the Warcop noticeboard and the Meetings page of this website.
The meetings start at 7.00 pm and take place at the Parish Hall in Warcop (unless stated otherwise).
There are often Councillor vacancies in the Parish so if you feel you would like to be involved in decision-making in the Parish and would like to become a Councillor, please contact the Clerk or one of the existing Councillors who can guide you through the process.