Quorn Virtual Open Gardens
Posted to website May 25th 2020
The organisers of Quorn Open Gardens had decided not to hold an open gardens event in 2020 - a good idea in hindsight as we would have had to cancel anyway - but a few weeks ago, we were approached by a village resident who had the idea of putting together a virtual tour of Quorn gardens this year.
We know that a lot of folks have been out in their gardens since lockdown and have told us that it has never looked so good. So, here is the chance to show off all your hard work and bring some colour and joy into everyone's lives.
We are looking for contributors to take photographs and/or a short video of their garden - whether it's a general 360° tour or focussing on beds and borders, pergolas, ponds or a patio with pots … and what about the wildlife that comes into our gardens? We would ideally like a very brief description of either the whole garden or individual photographs, but this is entirely at your discretion.
If you are interested in taking part, further information and details of where to send your photographs/videos are available from firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for sending in your photographs and/or videos is Friday 26th June, so, get clicking away now!
News from Quorn Parish Council
Posted to website May 21st 2020
The Finance and General Purposes Committee met on Monday 24th February and Monday 27th April (virtual meetings). There were a number of resolutions including that the Governance Checklist and Report be presented to Council and that the Risk Assessments, Assets Register and the new Grants Policy be submitted to Council for approval.
The Council met on Tuesday 3rd March and the meeting was attended by County Councillor, Hilary Fryer and Borough Councillor, Richard Shepherd along with five members of the public.
A representative from Quorn Village Community Company introduced fellow members of the team and went on to explain how the initiative had come about and that the company now exists as a legal entity. He explained that the team was dealing with community actions that had come out of the Neighbourhood Plan process and that work was going on to look at footpaths, cycling, communications and tourism.
County Councillor Hilary Fryer reported that the County Council contribution collected through Council Tax was likely to go up by around £1.00 per week for a Band D property and that Children's Services were partly responsible for the rise due to extension of the age range from 16 to 25.
County Councillor Hilary Fryer went on to give information regarding incidents caused by the recent bad weather, stating that over 60 residential properties had been flooded as well as commercial properties.
Borough Councillor, Richard Shepherd gave a report from the Car Park Working Group which stated that analysis of the recent questionnaire showed that a large number of business staff and residents were using the Station Road car park, leaving little room for shoppers.
A number of resolutions were made at the meeting including that the Clerk would seek training for signatories in order for electronic banking to be considered for the Council.
There were Extraordinary Meetings of the Council on the 13th and 20th of March to discuss the appointment of the Grounds and Facilities Officer and Covid-19 and the delegated authority of the Clerk in the circumstances that the Council could not hold a meeting.
The Planning Committee met on Monday 16th March and there were a number of planning applications received; all were of a domestic nature other than one regarding the siting of a storage container. The Planning Committee met again on Monday 20th April (virtually) when there were again a number of applications of a domestic nature and an application for a shop front on the High Street.
The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council was held on the 5th May (virtual meeting) where Cllr Chatburn was voted in as Chair and Cllr Jones as Deputy. The committee structures and Chairs of those committees were put in place as well as the Casual Vacancy being filled.
One member of the public wished to speak during the public participation section regarding the number of noticeboards in the centre of the village and lack of noticeboards in the elsewhere in the village particularly in the highly populated areas.
Borough Councillors Jane Hunt and Richard Shepherd were in attendance and it was resolved that council support the recommendations of the working group by calling on Charnwood Borough Council to implement time restrictions and parking permits.
There were a number of other resolutions made at the council including implementation of electronic banking and the adoption of revised Standing Orders in line with the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the associated 2020 regulations.
The next Council Meeting will be held on Zoom on Tuesday 2nd June 2020 and joining instructions will be published on the Agenda on the Village Website and also be available from the Parish Office.
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Posted to website April 29th 2020
Information about Quorn Library - download PDF.
Quorn Volunteer Group
Posted to website March 29th 2020
A new Village Volunteer Group has been established - read more.