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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.