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Quorn Village News

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Posted to website September 8th 2015

Advance Notice of a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order
A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is to be made for the following location Soar Road Quorn (part). The purpose of the TTRO is to facilitate Leicestershire County Council with the repair of the bridge abutments and replacement of the decorative bridge across the river. The TTRO will incorporate a temporary road / footway closure and prohibition of waiting at any time.

Whilst the TTRO is physically in place the diversion route will be via Meynell Road, Farley Way, Loughborough Road, High Street, Station Road, Stoop Lane, Soar Road /School Lane, Leicester Road, High Street, Loughborough Road, Farley Way, Meynell Road, Quorn.

The duration of the TTRO is for a period not exceeding 12 months commencing on the following dates:

Monday 19 October 2015: partial closure of the footway for a period of up to six weeks.
Thursday 12 November 2015: one day road closure access for a concrete pump.
Tuesday 12 January 2016: one day road closure for the reinstatement of footbridge.

The actual duration of the restriction is not anticipated to exceed a period of 13 weeks within the aforementioned duration.

A Press Release will be issued to confirm these details approximately two weeks prior to the works commencing.

Quorn Community Library
Quorn Community Library has been given a target date of March 2016 for transfer from the County Council to management by volunteers, and the QuiLLS team is hard at work behind the scenes resolving all the necessary administrative issues required in conjunction with the Parish Council. So keep a look out for the launch of the website the next few weeks.

Meanwhile we will be getting in touch with our volunteers to give them more detail about what the work involves, and looking to meet up with them in October.

If you would like to be involved and have not yet been in touch, please email to find out more. Then we can include you in our sessions this autumn.

Council Chamber Table
After many years of dutiful service, the table in our Council Chamber is being replaced by a more contemporary, modular design, so it can be divided into smaller tables to accommodate various numbers of people at meetings. We will be selling the table and offers are invited. If you are interested and wish to come and have a look, please telephone Christina Gibbs on 01509 414491. Offers invited in a sealed envelope to the Parish Council by 28 September. The size is 120cm wide x 240cm long x 75cm high.

Dates For Your Diary
Quorn events are listed on our on-line Events Calendar. You can upload your Quorn event to the Calendar. If anyone has a local event which they would like to publicise in the Parish News, please contact the Parish Office.

Lost Property
A silver bracelet with cut stones has been lost between Buddon Lane and Paddock Close on Sunday 30 August. Please ring Julie on either 07939 264 248 or 01509 413947 if found.

If you have any queries about the above items, please contact Christina, our Parish Clerk.

 Green Flag Award 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.

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