Quorn Volunteer Group
Posted to website March 29th 2020
A new Village Volunteer Group has been established - read more.
Coronavirus - Charnwood Update
Posted to website March 24th 2020
Charnwood have produced a Coronavirus Community Information Pack containing handy information, links and contact details for residents to download.
Quorn Local History Group - Cancellations
Posted to website March 19th 2020
Following Government advice and the Group's duty of care to its Members and guests, we have concluded that there is no option but to cancel the forthcoming QLHG talks programme with immediate effect.
Our next talk 'Quorn Baptist Church 250th Anniversary' due on Monday 30th March will not now take place. We are aware that this will be very disappointing for our Members and we will endeavour to get our 2020 programme of events started again as soon as possible, but realistically this is likely to be some months away.
The QLHG input to the village's VE Day commemorations including the ‘Art Zone’ are also cancelled.
With apologies, QLHG Committee.
Quorn History Tours go Virtual
Posted to website February 28th 2020
The YourTour Apps for iPhone and iPad have been upgraded to include 360 degree and virtual reality options for the Quorn tours. It is stunning and now means that you don't even have to leave the couch to explore Quorn's History. It is good news not only for residents and visitors undertaking the walks but also for those who may not be so mobile or are living away and feeling homesick.
Sue Templeman led the project and the two walks currently available: ‘Quorn – a glimpse into the past’ and ‘Quorn - Exploring Meeting Street of yesterday’ are very well presented.
The YourTour Application is easy to use and is free. Visitors may at their discretion select to donate a small contribution at the end of the tour. Monies raised go to help fund the Quorn Local History Group and the Quorn Village Online Museum.
Quorn Parish Council News - February 2020
Posted to website February 21st 2020
Council and Committee Meetings
The Council met on Tuesday 4th February.
The meeting began with the election of new Chairman Councillor Byron Chatburn. The meeting was attended by County Councillor Hilary Fryer who thanked the Council for signing the Armed Forces Covenant and reported that changes to the timetable of the Centrebus Service 127 is being discussed by the County Council. Borough Councillor, Richard Shepherd report that the village’s Car Park Working Group was about to analyse the results of the recent survey about parking in the village centre.
Local PCSO Ali Cochrane was in attendance and reported crime figures of two non-dwelling burglaries, one burglary and six vehicle crimes for the month of January.
Two members of the public wished to speak, one regarding a planning application adjacent 102 Warwick Avenue and the other a representative of the Safe, Well, Happy Partnership who gave a presentation on the initiative.
There was one resolution to be made at the February meeting regarding a long-standing access issue to the Village Hall Car Park.
The Grounds and Facilities Committee met on Wednesday 12th February.
There were a number of resolutions including for Council to encourage and support volunteer groups wishing to organise and run community events in Quorn.
An Extraordinary Planning Committee meeting was held on Monday 28th January regarding Planning application P/19/26032 land adjacent to 102 Warwick Avenue and it was resolved that the Clerk prepare draft comments for the Council Meeting of the 4th February.
The Planning Committee met on Monday 17th February to consider four new planning applications which were all of a domestic nature and not requiring comment as well as one for signage for the Football Club which was for information only.
The next council meeting is to be held on Tuesday 3rd March at 7.00pm in the Council Chambers at the Village Hall.
The next Parish Council Surgery is on Saturday 28th March 11.00am to 12.00noon at the Old School Community Rooms. These are designed for residents to be able to drop in for a chat with Councillors about any issues or concerns they may have within the Parish.