A project to restructure The Cross in Quorn followed hard on the heels
of completion of the Soar Valley A6 bypass in 1996, which relieved Quorn
of much of its through-traffic, particularly the damaging heavy vehicles.
design was undertaken by the Leicestershire County Council Highways Dept
with a lot of input from Quorn Parish Council. The area is now paved,
new street furniture installed, an oak tree planted and a bus shelter
constructed which mirrors the style of the listed building behind it.
Subsequently, circular planters built from bricks salvaged from the demolished
Victorian Wright's mill chimney have been introduced, and a new village
plan and street name origins sign is soon to be erected as a millennium
It is a delight to see people sitting in the Cross outside the
pubs and restaurants which surround it enjoying the evening summer sunshine
and the newly planted War Memorial Garden.
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