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
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
Open Gardens event in June. Look out for the QUO at an event near
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
Quorn Neighbourhood Plan - Update December 2018
Posted to website December 28th
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:
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
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
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.