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Parish Council Office Closure

Posted to website January 21st 2021

Quorn Parish Council office is closed until further notice - see poster PDF.


Quorn Sculptures, Memorials and Artefacts

Posted to website January 14th 2021

There are some 25 sculptures, memorials and artefacts located around Quorn village, some very visible, some placed in quiet corners, some being historic and some modern. To document these, and to provide more information about each one, we've created a Sculpture Trail. It can be used as a printable document, or on-line.

See Quorn Sculpture Trail.


Quorn Community Library - Click and Collect

Posted to website January 11th 2021

Quorn Community Library adds Click and Collect to the Home Delivery Service which was started before Christmas.

Government restrictions have caused the library to close again, but the volunteers are able to prepare requests to be collected by customers in a Covid-secure way. For contact details, please access the Quorn Community Library website, or check out our facebook pages for further instructions. If you are unable to go out and would like books delivered to your doorstep, leave a message on 01509 414 633 and a friendly volunteer will call you back to discuss your order.

We look forward to hearing from our readers and hope that this new initiative offers a chance to escape from lockdown into the world of books.


Angels 2020 - Happy Christmas

Posted to website December 29th 2020

Very nearly all the Angels have arrived and are cosily accommodated in Quorn for Christmas. They are delighted to be here; so much so that the early arrivals persuaded many of their friends to join them and we have more than 350 extra visitors in Quorn this year. They are all different, beautifully and lovingly crafted and are happy to stay for as long as you wish.

Thank you to everyone who became involved designing, making, sharing, distributing, finding and welcoming Angels. Thank you also to St. Bart’s primary school for all their support and for the fabulous Angel windows that they created.

Together we echo the Angels’ message, “All glory be to God on high, And to the earth be peace; Goodwill henceforth from heaven to men (and women) Begin and never cease.”

Happy Christmas Everyone.
Quorn Churches


Lonsdale Mews Launches ‘Local Heroes’ Competition

Posted to website December 29th 2020

A new care home in Quorn is asking the community to nominate ‘local heroes’ for the chance to win a £500 cash prize.

Care UK’s Lonsdale Mews, on Farley Way, is searching for local people or organisations who go above and beyond for their community, friends or family, and have a positive impact on the local area. The winner of the ‘local heroes’ competition will receive £500 as a reward for their selflessness and hard work.

Toby Sturgess, Home Manager at Lonsdale Mews, said: “We know just how challenging the last year has been, but local people have really pulled together and reminded us of the importance of a strong and united community. There has been a tremendous number of acts of kindness throughout the pandemic, so here at Lonsdale Mews we just want to say thank you.

“Whether they’re a volunteer at a local charity who helped making PPE for key workers, a community group that really makes a difference to the area, or simply someone who goes that extra mile for others – share your story with us so we can reward them with the treat they deserve.”

To nominate your ‘local hero’, visit careuk.com/lonsdale-mews/local-hero before 5.00pm on Sunday 31st January 2021 and explain in 100 to 400 words why they deserve to be rewarded.

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 jenny.cartwright@careuk.com.

For more general information, please visit careuk.com/lonsdale-mews.


All aboard the Orient Express at Quorn Care Home

Posted to website December 29th 2020

A care home in Quorn turned itself into the Orient Express for a very special afternoon.

Residents at Care UK's Lonsdale Mews, on Farley Way, stepped back in time when the home turned its café into an Orient Express train carriage from the 1920s. Using train tickets specially designed for the occasion, residents ‘on board’ were served high tea by Lonsdale Mews team members, who were dressed with 1920s-inspired outfits and accessories. To complete the immersive experience, a vintage gramophone played music from that era and steam train sounds.

Toby Sturgess, Home Manager at Lonsdale Mews, said: “Here at Lonsdale Mews, we like to make sure every day is special and this was certainly a day we’ll all remember. Everyone enjoyed transforming the home and taking the residents on a journey back in time.

“We have some big Agatha Christie fans at the home, who have all dreamt of stepping on board of the Orient Express, so we were delighted to be able to recreate this experience for them - minus the murder!

“It was great to be back in the 1920s, even for only an afternoon. Residents had a fantastic day, and we’re looking forward to time traveling again in our own way very soon.”

Lonsdale Mews offers full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite. 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 jenny.cartwright@careuk.com.

For more general information, please visit careuk.com/lonsdale-mews.

 All aboard the Orient Express at Quorn Care Home


Parish Council Chair Resigns

Posted to website December 11th 2020

The Parish Council confirms that Cllr Byron Chatburn has stepped down from the Chair of Council and wishes to thank him for the leadership he has provided. Byron will continue to contribute as a Councillor. A new Chair will be appointed at the next Council meeting on 5th January 2021. Vice-Chair Olwen Jones will cover in the meantime.

Cllr Chatburn said “I have tried to lead Council to plan ahead for future staffing and to recognise the Council's difficult financial position and the need for improvements in efficiency. Unfortunately I cannot see a way in the short term of how I, as Chair, can help achieve these aims. I am therefore resigning as Chair. I will, however, continue as a Councillor and, when the time is right, I would like to contribute with ideas for efficiency improvements and to future staffing arrangements.”


Your Favourite View in Quorn could win you £250

Posted to website December 11th 2020

People in Quorn are being asked to share photographs of their favourite views for a competition.

McCarthy and Stone, the leading manager and developer of retirement communities behind the Mill Gardens and Farnham House Retirement Living development in Quorn, is looking to capture some of the architecture and culture that can be found around every corner of the village and its surrounding area, so it can be enjoyed by its new and prospective homeowners.

Download more information and competition rules.


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 jenny.cartwright@careuk.com. For more general information, please visit www.careuk.com/care-homes/lonsdale-mews-quorn.

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



 

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