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 Keep Britain Tidy - logo Join the Great British Spring Clean

Posted to website February 21st 2019

Be part of the pick - sign up for the country’s biggest ever mass-action environmental campaign - more info on keepbritaintidy.org.
 


Quorn Parish Council Staffing Report

Posted to website February 7th 2019

At the Council meeting on 8th January 2019 Quorn Parish Council considered in detail a confidential Staffing Review report prepared by Chris Rolley Associates. This review came about following a recommendation made by Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils (LRALC) in Autumn 2018.

Read the report.
 


Quorn Neighbourhood Plan – Update

Posted to website February 7th 2019

The Council's Neighbourhood Plan has passed Examination with modifications and the NP Advisory Committee and the Full Council agreed these modifications on 4th and 5th February 2019. A copy of the Referendum Plan is available to read in the Community Library.

The Examiners Report, Referendum Version and the associated documentation are all available on Leicestershire Communities web site.

Further information is available on the CBC Local Plan site.

The plan is now with the Borough Council whose responsibility it is to organise a referendum. Keep an eye out for when this will be and please don't forget to vote.
 


Review of Polling Districts 2018

Posted to website February 4th 2019

A review of Polling Districts in Charnwood has been undertaken - full details here.
 


The QUO’s Very Festive Season

Posted to website January 3rd 2019

The end of 2018 was a busy time for the QUO as they were involved in the Armistice Centenary, a fundraiser for Dementia UK, and the Christmas celebrations.

The weekend of 10th and 11th November saw performances at the Village Hall, which had been turned into a Flanders Field hospital by members of the Quorndon Shakespeare company and at Rawlins School where the Village Events Group were staging a Thankfulness Lunch. These were the QUO’s first live appearances, where those countless hours of practice paid off resulting in near faultless renditions of wartime songs from the period.

Next, the Blacksmiths Arms invited the QUO to play as the pub hosted a Cake and Coffee Morning which raised £610 to sponsor an Admiral Nurse.

But the warm glow of satisfaction of a job well done was barely cold, before the members knuckled down to practise Christmas songs for three forthcoming concerts.

Tuesday 18th December saw a 15 strong contingent arrive at the Old School in the village to entertain the members of QUOFS, the over 60’s club. Then it was a double-header Thursday with an afternoon performance at the Orchard Care Home, and an evening carol concert at the Baptist Church, both in the village.

The company then retreated to the Quorndon Fox for a well-earned drink, where despite the rigours of the day, they staged an impromptu sing song at the behest of the customers and staff. All-in-all a great team-building exercise and a fitting end to what had been a whirlwind first year.

But not resting on their laurels, preparations are in hand for forthcoming appearances, including the village’s May Day spectacular, and a section of the orchestra working as wandering minstrels, at the 2019 Quorn Open Gardens event in June. Look out for the QUO at an event near you!

The orchestra is available to perform at your event, and our fee will be used to support charities in the local community.

The QUO meets every Thursday evening in the Committee Room of the Village Hall (L/H side door) and welcome new strummers of all abilities. To contact us, read more about the Quorn Ukulele Orchestra.

 Members of the Quorn Ukulele Orchestra
 


Quorn Neighbourhood Plan - Update December 2018

Posted to website December 28th 2018

The Council's Neighbourhood Plan Submission Version and the associated Regulation 15 documentation were received by the Borough Council on 8th October who did a great job checking the submitted documents in a short time and then informed us that our submission met all the necessary regulations.

The pre-examination consultation commenced on Monday 15th October and ran until Monday 26th November 2018. All comments are being reviewed by the Examiner Mr Andrew Ashcroft. Andrew is a member of the Neighbourhood Planning Independent Examiner Referral Service (NPIERS) and was proposed as the independent Examiner. He has extensive experience as an Examiner and was accepted by both the Borough and Parish Councils.

Andrew's initial comments are very encouraging and reflect well on all of those involved:

I would be delighted to examine the Plan if selected to do so by Charnwood District Council and the Parish Council. I have looked at the submitted Plan and its associated documentation. It is clear that the wider package has been prepared and presented in a very effective manner. The range of policies in the Plan (and their applicability to the neighbourhood area) is very impressive. The Plan is a distinctive document and provides a clear vision for the neighbourhood area.

The Examiner will inform the Parish Council via the Borough Council once his work is complete. Remember that the documentation is available on the CBC Local Plan web page and the Leicestershire Communities web site at:

www.localplan.charnwood.gov.uk/content/
www.leicestershirecommunities.org.uk/np/quorn.html
 


Quorn Local History Group Success

Posted to website December 28th 2018

The Quorn Local History Group rounded off 2018, their first full year in existence with the AGM followed by refreshments and a review of some old village postcards, deeds, maps and artefacts.

The Chair's report highlighted the successful talks and visits that had taken place during the year including to Wrights Mill culminating in the coordination of the Quorn Great War Commemoration Weekend. Mention was also made of the village heritage walks. All of which had been well attended. The group commenced some small-scale project work during the year and has two major projects commencing in 2019 when members and local people are encouraged to come forward to contribute to and participate in. One being the Oral Histories project to record the residents memoirs of Quorn and the other the Heritage Display Board project for the Old School.

The group's funders; the Charnwood Borough Council, Charnwood Community Library and the Quorn Parish Council were thanked for their assistance and the Quorn Central England Cooperative for the supply of meeting refreshments.

The 2019 season of talks will continue with a wide selection of themes nearly all presented by local people, the first being ‘A waterway pictorial journey from Syston Junction to Oakham’ with Mick Clowes on Monday 28th January at 7.00pm in St. Bartholomew's United Church. Members £2.00 and guests £4.00 are always welcome as are their ideas for future talks.

Two visits have been arranged, one to the Taylor’s Bell Foundry in Loughborough and the other to the Donnington le Heath House and Garden. Further details and contact information can be found on the Quorn Local History Group website.

 


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