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Quorn Village News


Community Response Plan

Posted to website August 21st 2019

Quorn Parish Council is in the process of promoting the concept of a Community Response Plan to cover civil emergencies.

The council foresees this as a community project with funding, support and coordination provided through the council, drawing on the expertise embedded in the Quorn community and in collaboration with the local Resilience Partnership. Once completed the plan will be adopted by the Parish Council and will be used in the case of an emergency.

Why do we need a Community Response Plan?

Emergencies happen. Recent illustrations include the Gas Explosion in Birstall. Flooding at Mountsorrel and Sileby and of course the dam breach at Whaley Bridge.

The Emergency Services will always have to prioritise those in greatest need, especially where life is in danger. There may be times when the Quorn community is affected by an emergency, but lives are not in immediate danger. Being able to help yourselves and those around you will assist the emergency responders and reduce the impact of an emergency on our community, both in the short and longer term.

What is involved?

There is a Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Community Response Plan Toolkit and a local Resilience Officer, Mark Warden, to help us. The Response Plan Toolkit details ten steps in the process. The important thing is for us to get started and invite the stakeholders and the allocated Resilience Officer to meet up and establish the protocols and produce and indicative plan. This will include a Community Response Team, Local Risk Assessment, Local Resources, Places of Safety, etc.

We are looking for existing community organisations, within the community to come forward as volunteers in the case of such an emergency. Initially we would like to invite local organisations and volunteers to join us to get things underway.

We are holding a 'kick-off' meeting at the Village Hall Council Committee Room on Monday 30th September at 7.00pm.

If you think you could help and would like to put yourself or organisation forward, please contact the Parish Council Clerk: Christina Gibbs as follows:

Phone: 01509 414 491
Email: parishclerk@quorndon.com

Additional information is available at: www.llrprepared.org.uk.
 


Loughborough Road Development - consultation

Posted to website July 31st 2019

Miller Homes is preparing an application for residential development at a site on Loughborough Road, north of Quorn. The proposals include development for 105 homes, alongside areas of landscaping, open space and amenity.

Read the full Miller Homes consultation leaflet.
 


Stafford Orchard Green Flag Award

Posted to website July 22nd 2019

Stafford Orchard has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world.

Read the full press release.
 


Quorn Parish Council News - July 2019

Posted to website July 22nd 2019

The July parish council meeting welcomed Inspector Mark Botte the new Commander of Charnwood Policing. His report to council was well received giving an account of the issues pertinent to the village and his desire to reinvigorate relationships with the Neighbourhood Watch. He mentioned the important role that social media can play in alerting neighbours of suspected criminal activities but stressed that it was not a substitute for direct reporting to the police. The use of a new Leicestershire Police website is being promoted and can be used to report crime at www.neighbourhoodlink.co.uk.

Council resolved to support in principle a volunteer led Stafford Orchard Support Group to help council maintain the high standard expected of Stafford Orchard Park and also approved the formation of a Village Hall and Old School Working Group. This group has already met and is investigating office provision for the staff, identifying and prioritising the essential works that are required at both Village Hall and Old School and to feed them into the long-term financial plan. The current hire charges and the terms and conditions for users are also to be reviewed and updated if required.

Council also confirmed that a contribution be made to the charity presenting the defibrillator awareness sessions later this year and noted the achievement of the Village Online Museum on its ten year anniversary.

The next council meeting will be held in the Village Hall Council Chamber on Tuesday 6th August at 7.00pm. The public may make representations during the Public Participation section of the meeting for up to three minutes per person.

For further information, visit the Parish Council web site at www.quorndon.com/parishcouncil/.
 


Quorn Parish Council - job vacancy and invitation to tender

Posted to website June 12th 2019

There are currently two job vacancies (one with extended deadline), and tenders are invited for Christmas lights provision. Read details.
 


HMS Quorn

Posted to website June 15th 2019

In December 2017, HMS Quorn, a Hunt Class mine counter measures vessel, was decommissioned from the Royal Navy after over 30 years of service during which time she had served in operations around the UK, Europe and the Middle East. She also played a leading role with NATO on numerous exercises in the Baltic and Mediterranean.

Quorn Parish Council as an affiliate of HMS Quorn was gifted the ship's bell to be displayed in the village. Over the years the village and the ship's crew had established a relationship that included visits and sports events.

It took a while for the legal matters to be sorted out, as technically the Bell still remains the property of the Admiralty, so it was almost a year later that the bell and also the ship's Ensign arrived in Quorn in time to be on display in St Bartholomew's United Church as part of the village's Armistice Commemorations.

With the help of the Quorn Local History Group, a display cabinet was sourced and provided by the Leicestershire Museum Service. The group working closely with the Quorn Community Library and Parish Council have provided a permanent display area with information on all three of the ships that carried the name HMS Quorn. The bell itself may be moved to the church for occasions of remembrance.

It is poignant that the display will be in place in time for the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the second HMS Quorn, a Hunt Class destroyer with the loss of over 130 members of the crew, two of whom were from Leicestershire.

The display is open to the public and available to view during normal Library opening hours.

Thanks go to Gary Hughes, Olwen Jones, Dennis Marchant, Sue Templeman and of course the Royal Navy for making the display possible.
 


Quorn Local History Group

Posted to website June 10th 2019

The 75th anniversary D-day commemorations has meant a busy time for the Quorn Local History Group who working with the Village Online Museum provided a display at the May Day carnival. Following on, the group were pleased to have been invited by the Royal British Legion Quorn Branch to take an enlarged commemoration display to the Legion's Cheese and Wine evening. This followed the War Memorial Service on 6th June and was well received.

The group are now able to announce that a temporary exhibition telling the story of the Quorn Camp is being held at the Community Library as part of the commemorations. Thanks go to the Community Library for their assistance in hosting this, the first of what is hoped will be a regular feature. Take the time to go and visit during normal library opening times and don't forget to leave your feedback.

The programme of monthly events also continues. After a very successful visit to the Taylors Bell Foundry on 25th May, we now look forward to a talk on Monday 24th June commencing 7.00pm at St. Bartholomew's United Church which is entitled 'Barrow Union Workhouse and the poor of Quorn'. We welcome back Sue Templeman to present what will be an interesting insight into life in the Barrow Union Workhouse including stories of several Quorn residents who found themselves on its steps.

Don't forget- half year membership is now available for £5.00. Full details at www.quorndon.com/quorn_local_history_group.php.
 


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