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This website supports community groups, the Parish Council, and businesses in Quorn. It is funded by local businesses, Quorn Parish Council, email subscriptions and a website design company.

We rely on your input to keep this site up to date, so please contact us if you can contribute.

Quorn Village News


Quorn Flood Risk Information and FAQs

Posted to website September 17th 2020

The Environment Agency carries out maintenance, improvement or construction work on main rivers to manage flood risk.

Download the information and FAQs PDF.
 


McCarthy and Stone Mill Gardens Development

Posted to website September 1st 2020

Retirees in Leicestershire can make the most of their first opportunity to reserve one of the brand new bungalows at McCarthy and Stone’s Mill Gardens development on Loughborough Road in Quorn.

Read the press release.
 


Lonsdale Mews Care Home in Quorn

Posted to website September 1st 2020

Lonsdale Mews, Quorn's newest care home, due to open in October this year, has just named its home manager. Toby Sturgess, considered a rising star in the care sector, will be in charge of the running of the home.

Read the press release.
 


Quorn Parish Council News

Posted to website August 28th 2020

Council and Committee Virtual Meetings
The Council met on Tuesday 7th July. There were no members of the public present.

County Councillor Hilary Fryer was not in attendance but had submitted a written report which was noted. Borough Councillor Richard Shepherd attended the meeting and advised that the Borough Council’s Customer Services were not reopening as planned because of new lockdown restrictions in Leicester. The resumption of the service had been put back a week.

He went on to respond to members’ question about the horse fair in Mountsorrel. He advised that the authorities had no legal powers to stop the event as it was on private land and no more than an outdoor market and similar to outdoor car boot sale. Events only require licensing if alcohol is on sale or entertainment laid on.

There were a number of resolutions made at the meeting including that a staffing review be undertaken by a working group made up of councillors and that LRALC be appointed as internal auditor.

The Council met again on Tuesday 4th August and again there were no members of the public present. County Councillor Fryer had submitted a written report which was noted. Borough Councillor’s Jane Hunt and Richard Shepherd were in attendance and members were pleased to hear that the Parish Council was to be consulted before any future horse fairs were organised.

There were a number of resolutions made at the meeting including that the Council seek funding to implement speed reduction measures recommended by the Quorn Active Travel Action Group, that the budget be revised due to loss of income as a result of Covid-19 and that a three-year contract be awarded to the Council’s present grounds maintenance contractor for grass cutting operations..
The Grounds and Facilities Committee met on the 8th July and the committee received update reports from the Grounds and Facilities Officer, the Community Library, working groups and volunteer organisations including the Stafford Orchard Advisory Group.

There were a number of resolutions made including the installation of a community notice board on Farley Way and monies were committed to the village centre planting scheme for 2021/22.

The Planning Committee met on the 20th July and 17th August. All planning applications received since the last meeting were of a minor, none contentious nature and did not require comments from the Parish Council. There was also an update on the Good Neighbours Scheme to say that the scheme now has over 40 volunteers but that progress is slow due to restrictions on meetings. However, the group is moving in the right direction.
Councillor Surgery.

The next Councillor Surgery will be held in the Old School Main Hall on the 29th August 11am – 12noon and will be attended by Parish Councillors Carolyn Thornborow and Janice Slater, as well as a Borough or County Councillor. Pop in for a chat and to share your views on the village or any issues you may be experiencing.

Follow Quorn Parish Council on our Facebook page on Instagram or @QuornParish on Twitter.
 


Quorn Parish Council Strategic Plan

Posted to website August 13th 2020

The Strategic Plan has been created to give local residents, councillors and officers a clear understanding of what the council is trying to achieve and how it intends to deliver its aims and objectives.

The Plan covers the period of 2019-2023 however, the outline was agreed before Covid, so timescales may be affected and will be subject to an ongoing review.

This document is now open to public consultation with the deadline for comments being Friday 6th November 2020. Download the Quorn Parish Council Strategic Plan Overview.

Please send comments to the Parish Clerk, or via the Parish Office - contact details here.
 


Gryphon School becomes Quorn Hall School

Posted to website July 24th 2020

In February this year, Gryphon School, a specialist therapeutic school for children and young people aged between 6 and 17 years old and based in Quorn Hall on Meynel Road, became part of the Cavendish Education Group, a small family of day and boarding schools catering specifically for children and young people with unique learning profiles.

Read the full PDF press release.

 Quorn Hall School
 


Open Letter from Miss Clare Darby, Principal, Rawlins Academy

Posted to website July 17th 2020

As you will be aware, the pandemic has had a huge impact on everyone’s lives in recent months. As we all return to our ‘new normal’ in the coming week, schools will be returning to full capacity in late August/early September ...

Read the full PDF letter.
 


Quorn Parish Council - Covid-19 Update

Posted to website July 11th 2020

We would like to bring you all up to date with the current arrangements for the Parish Council's facilities, including details of hiring the village hall. We are following government guidelines and also those of ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) who offer information tailored to Village Hall and Community Centres. The Old School main hall is not able to be hired out at the moment because of the lack of facilities to comply with the Covid regulations. The community room is available to hire as and when hire is requested, as is the village hall (minus the kitchen and balcony).

Last month we offered all our regular hirers the opportunity to book their regular slots in the village hall and community room in July and August, provided they were able to comply with the Covid 19 safety measures. However, almost all chose to either wait until September/October or have cancelled until next year. We currently have a small number of groups using the village hall and WiFi to teach online, a couple of small sewing groups, councillors surgeries, some individuals who need space for dance practice and the NQSC rehearsing.

We allow a maximum of 25 persons in the main hall and 12 in the Council Chambers. All hirers are sent the attached additions to the usual Conditions of Hire and a risk assessment template (sample for the Adult Dance Classes is attached) which they have to adjust to their own particular circumstances. The calendar from September retains all the usual bookings minus those who have cancelled until next year. Hopefully most groups will return in some form although, until the situation improves, they will still have to comply with the 25 person limit as well as the other conditions. The on line calendar is always up to date and accurate so you will be able to see what happens in September by checking it.

We have had one or two enquiries about new bookings (art class and a baby shower) and will provisionally take bookings from September. The NQSC and the Phoenix Entertainers do not expect to present any shows this year but there are several parties booked from September onwards which will have to be cancelled unless they can comply with the Covid 19 safety measures.

The Stafford Orchard play equipment and caves field play equipment were re-opened on 6th July in line with government advice. The public toilets attached to the park services building as well as the public toilets attached to the old school building are also open again. Completed Covid 19 specific risk assessments will be available online shortly. There are hand sanitiser dispensers mounted at the entrances to the buildings, and several inside the buildings, along with signage reminding people to stick to social distancing rules and other specific covid 19 signs, regular cleaning is taking place with a focus on high contact areas.

The Parish Council Office will be open again from 10 am to 12 am Monday to Friday from 13th July 2020. We encourage pre booking appointments with the member of staff you wish to meet, to ensure social distancing can be adhered to and to avoid unnecessary congestion.

We will continuously be staying up to date with the advice from the government and reviewing the room hire situation in mid-August. All of the above is subject to change at any time in line with any government updates, including for example, the potential retightening of lockdown rules (and re-closure of QPC facilities) if there were to be a second wave of the pandemic or the current lockdown area in Leicester city is extended to include Quorn village.

Thank you for your patience while we deal with the repercussions of the pandemic in the best way we can.

Quorn Parish Council Staff - contact us.
 


Quorn Parish Council News

Posted to website July 10th 2020

Council and Committee Virtual Meetings
The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council was held on Tuesday the 5th May. Councillor Chatburn was re-elected as chair of the council and Councillor Jones as vice-chair. Councillor Key was elected as chair of the Financial and General Purposes Committee, Councillor Price as chair of the Grounds and Facilities Committee and Councillor Thornborow as chair of the Planning Committee. The casual vacancy was filled with a co-opted member.

Two members of the public were in attendance at the meeting with one wishing to speak regarding the lack of noticeboards outside of the village centre. There were a number of resolutions made including the council moving over to electronic banking, a service level agreement with the Quorn in Bloom team and works to replace the lighting rig in the Village Hall.
Borough Councillors Jane Hunt and Richard Shepherd were in attendance and were thanked for their continued open communication throughout the Covid pandemic. The council also received an update from the car park working group.

The Council met again for the monthly meeting on 2nd June.
There were two members of the public present who wished to speak, the first regarding a complaint about noise from customers of the Old School Tea Rooms and the other regarding the lack of air quality monitoring in the village.

County Councillor Hilary Fryer was in attendance and updated members regarding services during the Covid restrictions and changes that may come into effect as a result. Borough Councillor Richard Shepherd gave his report regarding the 5 years housing supply figure which has had to be adjusted to reflect the impact of the Covid pandemic on house builders.

There were a number of resolutions made at the meeting including to declare a climate emergency, approving a remit for a new Stafford Orchard advisory group and adopting a new grants policy. Councillor Jones reported on the Community Library and explained that the Operations Team were working with the County Council with a view to getting the library open again on 4th July.

The Grounds and Facilities Committee met on the 13th May. A member of the public was present who wished to discuss the air quality in the village. It was agreed that the matter be referred to Council to bring it to the attention of County and Borough Members. There were a number of resolutions made during the meeting including approving expenditure for the redecorating of the Village Hall.

The Finance and General Purposes Committee met on the 22nd June and there were a number of resolutions including the approval of the updated complaints procedure, publicity policy and procedure and a new volunteer strategy.

The Planning Committee met on the 18th May and 15th June. Most applications were of a domestic nature with the exception of the proposed mixed development compromising of industrial units and a solar farm on land at Barrow Road and Poole Farm, Quorn. It was also noted that the County Council were advising about a scoping report exercise for proposed minerals extraction operations at Lodge Farm, Quorn and the committee resolved to wait for a planning application to be received before submitting comments.

Councillor Surgery
The Councillors Surgeries are currently still postponed due to the Pandemic Restrictions but planning has begun to get these underway again in the foreseeable future.

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Quorn Virtual Open Gardens

Posted to website July 6th 2020

The response to contribute was fantastic. Our thanks and appreciation go to all those residents who submitted some absolutely wonderful photographs and video footage of their gardens.

The video is now live here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9XFZ-Nz2HA

Although we initially restricted the numbers, if we have enough extra people wishing to contribute, there may be the possibility of having a sequel/part 2. So, if you originally considered submitting some photographs and/or videos of your garden, then didn’t but wish that you had, it may not be too late. Perhaps your garden is a late bloomer and you felt it wasn’t at its best until now or have been inspired by the other residents. Please email your photos/videos to cheriebinch@gmail.com before 24th July. If your files are too large to attach to an email, either Dropbox or WeTransfer can be used.

The video will be available to watch until the August Bank Holiday Monday (31st August), so sit back, relax and enjoy looking at the beautiful gardens with a cuppa and cake … or your favourite tipple.

We hope you like the result.

Linda & Cherie
 


Quorn Parish Council - Staff Vacancies

Posted to website June 25th 2020

Quorn Parish Council needs two motivated enthusiastic individuals to take on the role of Cleaning Assistant with responsibility for the cleanliness of the Council’s community buildings including the Old School, the Village Hall, Parish Office and public toilets.

View more information.
 


Quorn Volunteer Group

Posted to website March 29th 2020

A new Village Volunteer Group has been established - read more.
 


 

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