Quorn Local History Group
Posted to website February 7th 2020
QLHG are inviting people to rummage through their old photographs and artefacts to see if they can find anything from the 1945 Quorn and surrounding area VE day celebrations. The group would love to have them for an exhibition to be held as part of the Village Event Groups 75th anniversary commemoration. Any photos will be scanned, so the originals will be safe. Phone 07484 104114 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or take them to the ‘Drop Zone’ in the Quorn Community Library.
The 2020 season of talks got under way with Leicestershire historian Gareth King providing what was both an educational and entertaining talk on Village Place Names. Gareth who is renowned for his story telling brightened up what was otherwise a cold and dreary January evening and was well received by all those present. The group's next talk is set for Monday 24th February when Tony Jarram will be welcomed back to present an illustrated talk about William Railton. Although famed as designer of ‘Nelsons Column’ in London, his largest cluster of works are right here on our doorstep. The talk will commence at 7.00pm in St Bartholomew's United Church and all are welcome. Members and under 16s £2.00, guests £4.00, includes refreshments.
Membership of the QLHG is open to all who have an interest in Quorns history and heritage and costs only £10.00 a year which not only provides reduced entry to the talks but the chance to join in the group's projects and site visits if you wish. Full details can be found at www.quorndon.com/quorn_local_history_group.php and you can follow the group on twitter @QuornLHG
Quorn Parish Council News – January 2020
Posted to website January 31st 2020
The Finance and General Purposes Committee met on Monday 23rd December where it was approved that after minor changes, the 2020/21 budget statement be published and that the practice of online banking and electronic payments be furthered by the office whilst still meeting all relevant Financial Regulations.
The Council met on Tuesday 7th January. The meeting was attended by County Councillor Hilary Fryer and Borough Councillor, Richard Shepherd. County Councillor Fryer stated that she was aware of the difficulties being caused by the loss of the Centrebus 154 bus service and explained the position of the County Council and that it had planned to carry out an impact assessment once the service has ceased. It has since been announced that this service is to actually continue.
Borough Councillor Shepherd gave an update on village parking and confirmed that the promised Questionnaire had gone out to the village centre and results were being analysed.
A representative of the Police was present at the meeting. He highlighted that there had been a number of vehicle crimes committed in the village and also promoted the Neighbourhood Link website.
There were no resolutions carried at the January meeting.
The Planning Committee met on Monday 20th January where there was only one contentious issue. Planning application P/19/26032 land adjacent to 102 Warwick Avenue. The Committee requested an extension of time on this application so that comments could be prepared for approval by Council.
An Extraordinary meeting of the Finance and General Purposes Committee was held on Monday on 20th January 2020. This meeting was to approve revised terms and conditions for the Council’s Grounds and Facilities Officer’s post and to authorise expenditure associated with the recruitment process.
Quorn Parish Council are facilitating a Good Neighbour Scheme which will begin to operate this year. There was an initial meeting on Monday 13th January which was very well attended. If you would still like to get involved or know of anyone who could benefit from the scheme, it’s not too late, contact the Parish Office for further information.
The next Parish Council Meeting is Tuesday 4th February 7pm in the Council Chambers. The next Councillor’s Surgery is on Saturday 22nd February 11am at the Old School Community Rooms. These are designed for residents to be able to pop along for a chat with Councillors about any issues or concerns they may have within the Parish.
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Quorn Local History Group AGM
Posted to website January 25th 2020
The Quorn Local History Group met on 16 December for their Annual General Meeting and received the Chairman's Report. The Chair Paul Goodman informed the meeting that it gave him great pleasure to present the report for 2019 and went on to say that although this was only the groups second year it was pleasing to report that the group had continued to develop on a number of fronts. Membership levels remain healthy and membership fees continued to provide the group with a good level of income.
Paul commented ‘We have also been grateful to local members and residents who have signed up to the Charnwood Lottery (a percentage of the income coming back to the group). Some local residents have enjoyed the joy of being Lottery winners! We have also benefitted from grants from Quorn charity at Rawlins, from Charnwood Borough Council and a kind donation from Bradleys Supermarket’.
Special thanks went to the committee members for their work and to Pat Green for organising a most enjoyable visit to Taylor's Bell Foundry in Loughborough.
With the Quorn Community Library moving into the Old School
the group now has a base for putting on regular exhibitions and the computer for use in Local and Family History research.
It was however, disappointing at the reticence of more people to come forward either as volunteer members of our friendly committee or to get involved in the groups exciting projects such as: recording oral histories of older residents, field walking in search of archaeological artefacts, recording the gravestones in the church, unrecorded and lost ways, etc. There is so very much more that could be achieved but the existing committee (all volunteers) are already working flat out!
Finally, a thank you went out to members for their support and for continuing to be members. Being a member of Quorn Local History Group is a joyous experience and looking to developments in 2020, the Chair highlighted that one early result will be the fixing of the first permanent Local History Display Board in the Community Room at the Quorn Old School. Also, the groups popular talks programme gets underway on Monday 27 January. For information check out the group at
On twitter: @QuornLHG
Quorn Parish Council - Grounds and Facilities Officer
Posted to website January 23rd 2020
Quorn Parish Council needs a driven, motivated and high-performing
individual to take on the role of
Facilities Officer with responsibility for the
green spaces and
buildings including the Old School and the Village
View job application information.
Parish Councillor Vacancy
Posted to website January 23rd 2020
A vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for Quorn Parish Council - view poster.
Quorn Parish Council Chairman steps down
Posted to website January 14th 2020
We are sorry to announce that the Quorn Parish Council Chairman, Dennis Marchant has stepped down as a Councillor.
Dennis joined the Council in 2016 and immediately made an impact, taking the lead on the Quorn Neighbourhood Plan and as a member of several committees. In May 2019 he was elected as Chairman and has been leading the work to implement the changes recommended by last year's governance review and to develop a strategy for the Council.
Dennis commented that “much has been achieved but now’s time for a break”.
A new Chair is to be elected at the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 4th February..
Quorn Parish Council
Posted to website December 20th 2019
Armed Forces Covenant
The Quorn Parish Council agreed at its December meeting to support the ‘Parish Councils in Charnwood’ initiative to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community.
The council already promotes events such as the Remembrance Day commemorations and the local breakfast club as well as actively supporting commemoration activities in the village. The council is also trophy holder of the HMS QUORN ships bell and houses a display in the Community Library.
Signing the Covenant means that Council will continue this activity but will commit to treating military personnel, veterans and their spouses and families with respect. This fits with the Council’s role in helping to ensure there is an absence of negative discrimination generally in the village, which includes all vulnerable or at risk groups and individuals and fits with the councils other well-being projects such as the Neighbourhood Scheme.
Amongst other things the council commits itself and by encouragement local organisations and businesses to consider supporting employment of ex-service members and reservists, offering discounts and incentives to members of the Armed Forces in our community and to help in any way they can.
Quorn Emergency Response Plan
Working closely with the County Council lead for this project, Mark Warden, the Parish Council has been testing interest in creating a plan for the village of Quorn. This plan would come into effect in the event of a significant emergency in the area. This could be extreme flooding, an explosion, a transport disaster or a major influenza epidemic. Although flooding is a real problem and something we have experienced recently, the impact of a ‘flu pandemic (which is quite likely in the next 10 years or so) would be felt by almost everyone in the village and the wider community.
At this stage, a small group is working on a survey to be carried out in the New Year. This will aim to find out what local interest there is in developing a plan, and also to discover what resources are already in the community which might be helpful as a supplement to the usual excellent care from the Emergency services.
The references for more information are here:
LR Prepared - https://www.llrprepared.org.uk
Residents - https://www.llrprepared.org.uk/prepared-residents/
Communities - https://www.llrprepared.org.uk/prepared-communities/
Businesses - https://www.llrprepared.org.uk/prepared-businesses/
If anyone wishes to register their interest in either project, please get in touch with Quorn Parish Council via the Clerk.