Quorn Festival of Angels
Posted to website October 16th 2016
Quorn United Church (St. Bartholomew's) has invited a host of angels to Quorn to stay in the village and share the Christmas message with us.
There will be an exhibition of Angels made by village groups and individuals in the church from Saturday December 10th to Twelfth Night (January 5/6th). The church will be open on December 10th from 10am to 4pm on Sunday during services and from 12 to 3pm and thereafter whenever it is possible to staff it. There will also be an exhibition of the primary school children’s designs for the village Christmas card in the Church Rooms.
There will be angels flying and perching round the village over Christmas; in the shops, in the trees, wherever they can land safely.Please join in – show angels in your windows, build them in your gardens, dress up and enjoy the angels’ festival.
There is a workshop in the Village Hall on Saturday 12th November from 12 – 4pm to make special indoor/outdoor angels to decorate the village and the Village Hall. Everyone is invited to come and join in. Patterns and materials will be supplied and there is no charge for entry. This event is supported by the Parish Council.
For further information, please contact 01509 412 047.
We, and the Angels, are looking forward to sharing the Festival with you. Do join in and enjoy.
Donation from Tarmac
Posted to website October 10th 2016
Tarmac have donated £202,100 to Quorn Parish Council via the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF), to support the development of Quorn’s Heritage Centre. The donation will help to install a new roof, gutters and downpipes and so kick start bringing the historic part of the Old School back into community use. Getting the work under way will support the Parish Council's application for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to carry out the adaptations to the building to house the Heritage Suite, the Community Library and Lounge, a drop-in cafe and social area.
Chair of the Parish Council’s Project Team said: “We are delighted to be able to thank Tarmac for their donation. It will help bring back into use the well-loved Old School and is an excellent start to our campaign to enable the Old School to complement our very successful Stafford Orchard Park. We are working in partnership with the Quorn Old School Trust which has worked over many years to develop the ideas for this important building at the heart of our village.
Tarmac’s estates manager, Tim Deal, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting this project which will provide so many benefits to the local community. Supporting and engaging with the communities in which we operate is something we strive to do across our business, and donating to this project is a fantastic way to do this.
The LCF is an innovative tax credit scheme, enabling operators of landfill sites to contribute a portion of their landfill tax liability to support community projects local to landfill sites. Tarmac have supported a number of projects via the LCF, across the whole of the UK and Leicestershire specifically.
Posted to website August 6th 2016
Volunteers Community Award
Well done to The Friends of Springfield Lake, who have received a community award. This accolade has been awarded by Charnwood Borough Council and Serco as part of their “Don’t Muck Around” Scheme.
The group of volunteers has also been entered into the Wildlife category for Charnwood in Bloom.
Quorn Open Gardens
The grand total raised over the Open Gardens weekend is £3158.23. £2768.23 will go to LOROS and £390 to MND.
The Open Gardens passport has a map on the back, but it has become a little faded/jaded over the years (plus Quorn has one or two more developments), so if someone could draw/produce a stylised version of a map of our village, we would very much appreciate it. Please contact either Ann Clarricoates on 01509 414105 or Linda Hulme on 01509 414140. Thank you.
Quorn Library Volunteer-Led Activities
Wriggly Readers is taking a two week break and will resume on Friday 29 July, then continuing weekly throughout the holidays. Whilst Wriggly Readers is aimed at 0-4 year olds, feel free to bring older siblings in the holidays.
Story Time is taking a break during school holidays and will resume on Tuesday 6 September.
Over the summer we will continue to post on our Facebook page: Quorn Library Activities.
Quorn Village Hall Bookings
By the time you read this, I (Linda Hulme) will have left the Parish Council's employ, but hopefully the ‘Parish News’ will continue with my successor. I have enjoyed working at QPC for the past 6 years and I certainly know a lot more about the village that I have lived in for the past 36 years. The hall bookings will be taken by Paul Goodman, who, although not a Quorn resident, knows a lot about the workings of Parish Councils, as he has been a Parish Clerk and will be a great asset. The telephone number and e-mail address will remain the same.
If you have any queries about the above items, please contact Christina, our Parish Clerk.