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Quorn Village News

Quorn Community Library - new service

Posted to website December 5th 2020

Quorn Community Library launches a new service for the housebound. Library users can make a telephone request for a home delivery of books by calling 01509 414 633. Strict Covid protocols will be followed. Outside of library hours, a volunteer will call back to discuss the reader's preferences and arrange a doorstep delivery. Free library membership can be arranged over the telephone if necessary.

We are grateful to Central England Co-op Ltd for its support with this.

The library seasonal break starts on 20th December and the library reopens on Monday 4th January 2021. Opening times can be found on the Quorn Community Library website.

Quorn Churches - Angels have arrived

Posted to website December 3rd 2020

Some of the Angels have arrived! Many others are on their way and will appear over the next couple of weeks. You may find them scattered all over the village and looking a bit lost. Please welcome them and take one home with you to share in your Christmas celebrations.

To help flying Angels find their way to Quorn and to share with us all the joy and excitement of Christmas, please decorate your windows with pictures or models of angels. It will give our visiting Angels great encouragement to see that Quorn already knows about them.

The Angels bring a message of hope, ‘Good news of great joy, a Saviour has been born, Christ the Lord’. They are coming at the invitation of Quorn Churches and your Angel will stay with you for as long as you wish.

Quorn Care Home donates £1000 to Quorn community groups

Posted to website November 25th 2020

A new care home in Quorn has offered its support to local community groups.

Care UK’s Lonsdale Mews, on Farley Way, presented both the Quorn Local History Group and Quorn Social Friendship Over 60s Group (QUOF) with £500 donations. The funds will support both groups throughout the current lockdown and allow them to continue offering activities and outings to the local community once restrictions are lifted.

Speaking about the donations, Lonsdale Mews Home Manager, Toby Sturgess, said: “We are thrilled to be supporting Quorn Local History Group and QUOF. Both organisations are essential to the Quorn community; ensuring the preservation of the village’s heritage, and helping to fight isolation in local older people.

“In these challenging times, it’s more important than ever to extend a helping hand to local groups to ensure they come out of lockdown and can continue to play their part within the community. We’re looking forward to developing our relationship with Quorn Local History Group and QUOF and hope to work together on future projects with residents very soon.”

Sue Templeman, Vice-Chair for Quorn Local History Group, said: “We are delighted to receive this kind donation, which will go a long way given the current circumstances. On behalf of everyone at the Quorn Local History Group, I would like to thank the team at the home, and Care UK, for their generosity – we’re looking forward to discussing ways we can bring Quorn's local history to the residents in the near future.”

Lonsdale Mews provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care. The home incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities, and includes its own cinema, hairdressing salon and café. The layout of the building is configured into a series of individual suites, each having a dedicated lounge/dining room to help facilitate the creation of close-knit communities.

To find out more about Lonsdale Mews or to arrange a private viewing appointment, please call Customer Relations Manager, Jenny Cartwright, on 01509 801 587, or email For more general information, please visit

 Presentation of 1000 donation outside Lonsdale Mews Care Home in Quorn Village

The Angels are coming!

Posted to website November 22nd 2020

Angels have responded with pleasure to Quorn Churches' invitation to spend Christmas in Quorn and are beginning to gather ready for flight. They are planning to arrive in small groups from early in December and you may find them sitting in bushes or on railings waiting for Quorn people to find them and invite them home to stay over Christmas - and beyond.

Each angel will be wearing a recyclable plastic mac (bag) and will have been Covid-19 quarantined for at least three days before arrival.

New Angels are very welcome to join the throng, so if you fancy making a small decorative Angel for the village, we will be very happy to receive them. Angels come in all shapes and personalities so there is no prescribed pattern but small enough to hang on a Christmas tree.

When ready, please give them to one of the Quorn churches (St. Bartholomew's or Quorn Baptist Church) either directly or to a church member or contact us:

We'll then arrange collection.

Quorn Royal British Legion Memorial Ceremony

Posted to website November 9th 2020

Due to Covid-19, the traditional Remembrance Service and Parade could not take place this year. A short video of Remembrance and Wreath-Laying is available on YouTube.

See Quorn Royal British Legion Memorial Ceremony YouTube video.

£7M Care Home opens in Quorn

Posted to website October 21st 2020

Quorn’s newest care home has opened its doors and welcomed the first residents.

Care UK’s Lonsdale Mews, on Farley Way, will offer long-term residential, nursing and short-term respite care for up to 64 older people, and features its own cinema, hair salon, café and outdoor activity area.

Toby Sturgess, home manager at Lonsdale Mews care home, has recruited a senior team with a wide range of experience. These include Jo Davison, deputy manager, and Jenny Cartwright, customer relations manager.

Jo, a registered mental health nurse and former dementia and safeguarding lead at a nursing home, has a wealth of experience in the care sector and prides herself on her people skills and approachability. Toby said: “Jo thrives when she is spending time residents and their families. Her openness and positive attitude are exactly what we’re looking for here at Lonsdale Mews and I am sure she will be a brilliant support to me, the team and the residents. I know she is looking forward to the ‘blank canvas’ ahead of her and really putting her mark on the care home.”

Jenny, who formerly worked in marketing and sales in the retirement living sector, has an in-depth understanding of how to support families as their loved ones move to a care home. Toby commented: “With her experience in the retirement living sector, Jenny understands residents and their families’ needs perfectly and knows how to make the transition as smooth as possible. She’s a true ‘people person’, and already puts a smile on everyone’s faces on a daily basis.

“I know I am speaking on behalf of myself, Jo and Jenny, when I say we’re thrilled to embark on a new exciting journey here in Quorn as we start to welcome residents to the home.”

The trio will also have the support of detailed-orientated head housekeeper Magdalena Ligocka, who formerly worked in the hospitality sector, head of maintenance Jamie Underwood, who has previous experience in care homes, and business administrator Jessica Gillespie.

Lonsdale Mews incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities, while the layout of the building is configured into a series of individual suites, each having a dedicated lounge/dining room to help facilitate the creation of close-knit communities.

To find out more about Lonsdale Mews, please call customer relations manager, Jenny Cartwright, on 01509 801 587, or email For more general information, please visit

 Lonsdale Mews Care Home in Quorn Village

Quorn Parish Council News

Posted to website October 9th 2020

Council and Committee Virtual Meetings
The Council met on Tuesday 1st September. There were two members of the public present of which one spoke regarding the use of the yard at the Old School.

County Councillor Hilary Fryer was not in attendance but had submitted a written report which was noted. Borough Councillors Richard Shepherd and Jane Hunt attended the meeting and advised that the Parish Council would be kept informed of any future horse fairs held off Granite Way and there was a discussion around the Food and Craft trail that the village had just hosted.

There were a number of resolutions made at the meeting including awarding a five year contract for Christmas Lights in the Village. Members went on to receive the minutes of the QPC and Rawlins Liaison Meeting from July 28th.

The Grounds and Facilities Committee met on the 9th September and the committee received update reports from the Grounds and Facilities Officer, the Community Library and the Stafford Orchard Advisory Group.

There were a number of resolutions made including that the Village Hall flat be leased as a commercial property and that the Breedon Gravel pathways in Stafford Orchard be monitored for a period of time including over the winter before deciding on whether to replace or repair.

The Planning Committee met on the 21st September. Two of the planning applications received since the last meeting, regarding the erection of new dwellings caused concern regarding increased traffic and loss of on-street parking so comments were submitted regarding these. Members also received comments from the Planning Committee Chair and a draft letter with thoughts and comments regarding the Planning White Paper ready to go to the next council meeting for approval and then to be submitted.

Councillor Surgery
The decision has been made that considering current Government guidelines and the continued rise in Covid-19 cases, Councillor Surgeries will be cancelled for the foreseeable future. It is hoped that these will resume in 2021 and in the meantime any issues for Parish, Borough or County Councillors can be submitted to Quorn Parish Council and be forwarded from there.

Follow Quorn Parish Council on our Facebook page on Instagram or @QuornParish on Twitter.

Quorn Flood Risk Information and FAQs

Posted to website September 17th 2020

The Environment Agency carries out maintenance, improvement or construction work on main rivers to manage flood risk.

Download the information and FAQs PDF.

McCarthy and Stone Mill Gardens Development

Posted to website September 1st 2020

Retirees in Leicestershire can make the most of their first opportunity to reserve one of the brand new bungalows at McCarthy and Stone’s Mill Gardens development on Loughborough Road in Quorn.

Read the press release.


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