Thanks to further increases in passenger numbers, Stagecoach have recently advised that the 563 Appleby – Penrith service, which calls at Kirkby Thore, will continue operating until at least the start of the summer holidays in July. FEVPT thank all current users and add that new users are always welcome to help secure the service and hopefully develop it in the future. Details of the 563 bus service are available on www.cumbria.gov.uk/buses/eden
Eden District Council has launched Eden’s Welfare Support Directory. The directory lists groups and services available to residents in Eden. To access the directory click here.
Typically scam mail involves professional fraudsters sending convincing letters that are designed to trick people out of money or other valuables. Scam mail can include bogus competitions and fake prize draws. Royal Mail indicates that it often originates from overseas and is difficult for them to detect.
Royal Mail is raising awareness of the problem. This type of mail is illegal. It targets the most vulnerable and is not normal advertising mail. If you or someone you know if concerned about any mail they have received the Royal Mail ask you to contact them via one of the following,
- Writing to Royal Mail at FREEPOST SCAM MAIL, enclosing any items that are suspected of being scam mail;
- Calling the Royal Mail Scam Mail Helpline on 0800 0113 466; or
- Emailing email@example.com
To receive regular text updates from Highways England on the progress of the work, send a text message from your mobile phone / device with the message A66 to telephone number 07860048333.
Information from the Highways England Team can also be accessed via their dedicated webpage at www.highwaysengland.co.uk/A66EdenValley
If you have a twitter account tweets can be accessed via @highwaysNWEST
Highways England has made the Parish Council aware of their plans to close the A66 from Friday the 7th of September 2018 at 10.00pm until Monday the 10th of September 2018 at 3.00am. This will then be repeated for a further 6 weekends with works programmed to be completed on Monday the 22nd of October at 3.00am.
Highways England have published a leaflet explaining their proposals. A copy of the leaflet can be accessed here.
Kirkby Thore Parish Council has recently received news that Cumbria Classic Coaches has applied and been granted, permission to operate a public bus service along the A66 from Kirkby Stephen to Penrith.
The new 574 service will operate on Tuesdays only and is due to commence on 31st January 2017.
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