Stafford Orchard Green Flag
Posted to website July 26th 2015
Stafford Orchard has received its third Green Flag Award from Keep Britain Tidy
The award recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities. Stafford Orchard remains one of only a very few Green Flag parks in the UK owned and maintained by a Parish Council.
The park is managed by a Park Management Committee - a mixture of Parish Councillors and local volunteers. Their aim is to maintain standards and develop the park in line with the needs of the community.
Councillor Elizabeth Harrison, Chair of the Park Management Committee said:
We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the third time. The Award acknowledges the professionalism of the staff and the commitment of the volunteers. It also recognises that the people of Quorn and surrounding communities have access to a local green space of the very highest quality.
The Committee is always looking for new volunteers to help out in the Stafford with gardening, odd jobs and as Park Wardens, so if you can spare an hour or two to help keep your local park in great shape, please contact Christina Gibbs, our Parish Clerk.
Quorn Swimming Pool
Posted to website January 9th 2015
An open letter from Quorn Parish Council - download PDF.
Posted to website March 9th 2015
Annual Parish Meeting - 28th April 2015, 7:00pm - Village Hall
The Parish Council is to try a Question Time format at the Annual Parish Meeting in April and is in the process of recruiting an independent question master to take charge of the evening. If you would like to take part in what could turn out to be quite an entertaining event, please submit your questions to the Parish Clerk in advance to ensure that answers are available on the night. There will of course be an opportunity for on the spot questions too. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome.
Elections in May 2015
If you would like to help serve your community and have an interest in how the village is run, why not think about standing to be a Parish Councillor? There are no particular qualifications necessary, just a willingness to get involved and a desire to make a difference. Nomination forms and support packs are now available on the Borough Council’s website or through the Parish Clerk.
Granite Wall - rear of the Park Services Building
The Parish Council often receives calls from concerned residents about the granite wall to the rear of the Park Services Building which is badly cracked and looks ready to fall. The Borough Council are monitoring the wall under their duty to deal with dangerous structures and it has assured us that the wall has not moved since it was monitored six months ago and that there is no danger of it falling on anyone. Nevertheless, the Parish Council is in the process of negotiating with the County Council to get the footpath diverted around the front of the building so that it can close off the area to the rear. In the meantime, please take care.
May Day Event - Monday, May 4th 2015 - 12:00noon start, Stafford Orchard
The Village Events Group (VEG) will be organising May Day celebrations on Stafford Orchard again this year. There will be plenty of exciting new attractions including Pogo the Clown who will entertain the children with Stilt Walking, Fire Eating, Balloon Modelling, Unicycling, Juggling, check out his website at www.pogotheclown.co.uk, and don’t forget the new climbing wall this year.
The first meeting of volunteers has now taken place and a management team has been formed to oversee the setting up of a community partnership with the County Council to provide a library service to the village. There’s no reason why the library can’t be open more house and do bigger and better things than at present if once the volunteers are in control. If you would like to get involved and can offer some of your time and ideas, please contact the Parish Clerk.
The Parish Office continues to receive complaints about dog fouling. There seems to be a combination of reasons for the problem ranging from distracted owners to blatant offenders. Dog fouling in areas where the children play like Caves Field and Stafford Orchard is difficult for us all to understand but especially the families of young children when it has been proven that dog faeces carries germs that can damage a child’s eyesight. Please bear this in mind if you choose to exercise your dog where the children play.
Did you know that you are able to advertise your event on the village website free of charge. Just go to www.quorndon.com/events/. Listing your event there will also get it on the Parish Council’s noticeboard where the calendar is displayed.
If you have any queries about the above item, please contact Christina, our Parish Clerk.