Quorn Local History Group AGM
Posted to website January 25th 2020
The Quorn Local History Group met on 16 December for their Annual General Meeting and received the Chairman's Report. The Chair Paul Goodman informed the meeting that it gave him great pleasure to present the report for 2019 and went on to say that although this was only the groups second year it was pleasing to report that the group had continued to develop on a number of fronts. Membership levels remain healthy and membership fees continued to provide the group with a good level of income.
Paul commented ‘We have also been grateful to local members and residents who have signed up to the Charnwood Lottery (a percentage of the income coming back to the group). Some local residents have enjoyed the joy of being Lottery winners! We have also benefitted from grants from Quorn charity at Rawlins, from Charnwood Borough Council and a kind donation from Bradleys Supermarket’.
Special thanks went to the committee members for their work and to Pat Green for organising a most enjoyable visit to Taylor's Bell Foundry in Loughborough.
With the Quorn Community Library moving into the Old School
the group now has a base for putting on regular exhibitions and the computer for use in Local and Family History research.
It was however, disappointing at the reticence of more people to come forward either as volunteer members of our friendly committee or to get involved in the groups exciting projects such as: recording oral histories of older residents, field walking in search of archaeological artefacts, recording the gravestones in the church, unrecorded and lost ways, etc. There is so very much more that could be achieved but the existing committee (all volunteers) are already working flat out!
Finally, a thank you went out to members for their support and for continuing to be members. Being a member of Quorn Local History Group is a joyous experience and looking to developments in 2020, the Chair highlighted that one early result will be the fixing of the first permanent Local History Display Board in the Community Room at the Quorn Old School. Also, the groups popular talks programme gets underway on Monday 27 January. For information check out the group at
On twitter: @QuornLHG
Quorn Parish Council - Grounds and Facilities Officer
Posted to website January 23rd 2020
Quorn Parish Council needs a driven, motivated and high-performing
individual to take on the role of
Facilities Officer with responsibility for the
green spaces and
buildings including the Old School and the Village
View job application information.
Parish Councillor Vacancy
Posted to website January 23rd 2020
A vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for Quorn Parish Council - view poster.
Quorn Parish Council Chairman steps down
Posted to website January 14th 2020
We are sorry to announce that the Quorn Parish Council Chairman, Dennis Marchant has stepped down as a Councillor.
Dennis joined the Council in 2016 and immediately made an impact, taking the lead on the Quorn Neighbourhood Plan and as a member of several committees. In May 2019 he was elected as Chairman and has been leading the work to implement the changes recommended by last year's governance review and to develop a strategy for the Council.
Dennis commented that “much has been achieved but now’s time for a break”.
A new Chair is to be elected at the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 4th February..
Quorn Parish Council
Posted to website December 20th 2019
Armed Forces Covenant
The Quorn Parish Council agreed at its December meeting to support the ‘Parish Councils in Charnwood’ initiative to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community.
The council already promotes events such as the Remembrance Day commemorations and the local breakfast club as well as actively supporting commemoration activities in the village. The council is also trophy holder of the HMS QUORN ships bell and houses a display in the Community Library.
Signing the Covenant means that Council will continue this activity but will commit to treating military personnel, veterans and their spouses and families with respect. This fits with the Council’s role in helping to ensure there is an absence of negative discrimination generally in the village, which includes all vulnerable or at risk groups and individuals and fits with the councils other well-being projects such as the Neighbourhood Scheme.
Amongst other things the council commits itself and by encouragement local organisations and businesses to consider supporting employment of ex-service members and reservists, offering discounts and incentives to members of the Armed Forces in our community and to help in any way they can.
Quorn Emergency Response Plan
Working closely with the County Council lead for this project, Mark Warden, the Parish Council has been testing interest in creating a plan for the village of Quorn. This plan would come into effect in the event of a significant emergency in the area. This could be extreme flooding, an explosion, a transport disaster or a major influenza epidemic. Although flooding is a real problem and something we have experienced recently, the impact of a ‘flu pandemic (which is quite likely in the next 10 years or so) would be felt by almost everyone in the village and the wider community.
At this stage, a small group is working on a survey to be carried out in the New Year. This will aim to find out what local interest there is in developing a plan, and also to discover what resources are already in the community which might be helpful as a supplement to the usual excellent care from the Emergency services.
The references for more information are here:
LR Prepared - https://www.llrprepared.org.uk
Residents - https://www.llrprepared.org.uk/prepared-residents/
Communities - https://www.llrprepared.org.uk/prepared-communities/
Businesses - https://www.llrprepared.org.uk/prepared-businesses/
If anyone wishes to register their interest in either project, please get in touch with Quorn Parish Council via the Clerk.