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Quorn Village News
New Restaurant Opens - The Mountsorrel
Posted to website December 4th 2013
Head at Papplewick,
The aim is to
a pint of
the menu at www.mountsorrel-guesthouse.co.uk.
Posted to website November 9th 2013
Station Road Temporary Road Closure - Sunday 1st December 3.:00pm - 6.00pm
There will be a new venue for the Christmas Lights Switch-on Event this year calling for the temporary closure of a section of Station Road. The road will be closed from its junction with High Street to the exit of the Station Road car park. Access to the area of Station Road unaffected by the closure will be via Stoop Lane which is to be converted to two-way traffic. The Events Group is looking for the support of the village to minimise disruption caused by the closure and would welcome volunteers to help manage traffic on the day.
Summary of road changes:
Station Road CLOSED from the White Horse through to Bradley's
Station Road converted to TWO-WAY from Bradley's to Stoop Lane
Stoop Lane converted to TWO-WAY
School Lane and Soar Road unaffected
The Chequers - Co-op planning application
The Parish Council has received the decision notice to grant conditionally the planning application to demolition The Chequers and redevelop the site by erecting a retail unit with three apartments above and installation of ATM machine. For more details visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/planapps and enter the application no P/13/0771/2.
Christmas Lights - Switch-on Event - Sunday 1st December 2013 - 3.30pm start
The event will be the finale of the Festive Trail which will have been going on around the village throughout the day. There will be carol singing from children of St Barts and the choir of St Bartholomew’s Church along with Nicky Morgan who has agreed to switch on the lights. There will be fairground rides, the Scouts are going to be selling hot dogs and there will be a posh coffee vendor too. Stalls are going to selling Christmas themed cakes and treats and Santa has promised to interrupt his busy schedule to drop and meet everyone.
If you are able to help with organising and running this event, please contact our Parish Clerk.
Best Dressed Window Competition
Shops around the village are invited to enter free the Village Event Group’s Best Dressed Window Competition to win a full colour half page advertisement in the Quorndon. Entry forms are available via the Parish Office with voting taking place as part of the Festive Trail on 1st December.
Festive Trail - Sunday 1st December 2013 - 11.00am - 4.00pm
There will be a repeat of last year’s Arts and Crafts Trail around the village that will culminate with the switching on of the village Christmas lights. Local businesses, Artist & Makers and The Community will all be involved and there will be something for everyone.
Richard Durrant’s Candlelit Christmas Guitar Concert - Wednesday 27th November 2013, 7.30pm
Quorn Church Rooms
Including early English carols, Finnish Christmas songs and Durrant’s incredible, guitar solo “The Polar Bear” with narration recorded by Barry Cryer. An unforgettable Christmas experience that has played in major UK venues as well as village halls and tiny, mediaeval churches.
Tickets £10 (£6 children) from Quorn Post Office or Terry on 01509 414287 (includes mulled wine/orange juice & mince pie).
If you have any queries about any of the above items, please contact our Parish Clerk.
A Green Flag for Quorn’s Stafford Orchard Park
Posted to website August 2nd 2013
Stafford Orchard, a much loved park in the centre of Quorn, has been awarded a Green Flag for excellence. Quorn Parish Council, which owns Stafford Orchard, is the only parish council in the East Midlands to be awarded a Green Flag for 2013/14 and one of only five awards to parish councils in the UK.
The Green Flag Award is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the United Kingdom. The scheme recognises and rewards those green spaces which meet the highest standards. Parks must apply each year to keep their Green Flag Award, and winning sites are eligible to fly their Green Flag in the park for a year.
Sites for a Green Flag Award are judged against eight criteria:
- A welcoming place
- Healthy, safe and secure
- Clean and well maintained
- Conservation and heritage
- Community involvement
Stafford Orchard Park has recently been refurbished by a village volunteer group working with landscape architects Bellinger Design of Evesham, funded by grants from the National Lottery, Charnwood Borough Council, and Quorn Parish Council. The park has new play equipment for young and older children, the landscape and biodiversity has been enhanced with new trees, native shrubs, thousands of spring bulbs, and a sensory garden has been designed and planted by Jane Hollingworth, a local horticulturalist. There are new wildlife habitats in the park's brook area, and improved entrances and paths. The park also has a raised performance area for outdoor concerts and performances. The old Victorian gaol at the entrance (a listed building) has been restored and a park services building and toilets refurbished.
The whole community was involved in drawing together the plans for the restoration of the park; two major village consultations refined the plans; local schools and toddler groups helped select the play equipment; Rawlins Community College students and teachers carried out surveys to help design the over-eight’s play area; another group of young people worked on the skate park; volunteers planted 15,000 spring bulbs and the peaceful formal garden.
Ivan Bexon, who led the team of volunteers who planned the project, secured the funding, and oversaw the reconstruction of the park said:
“The Green Flag Award for Stafford Orchard is a tribute to everyone involved in the refurbishment of the park and its present day operation and management. It is recognition of six years of hard work by the project development team, and first-class management and maintenance of the restored park by Quorn Parish Council’s staff and volunteers.”
Further information on this award, please contact Christina Gibbs,
Clerk to Quorn Parish Council. More information is also available about Quorn's park, Stafford Orchard.