Click for Percy Pig cartoon

Percy Pig is now online too!

Barrow Voice is published by Barrow upon Soar Community Association. Opinions expressed are not necessarily endorsed by the editorial committee or the Community Association.

Barrow Community Association is a registered Charity No: 505692.
Barrow Voice Team
Advertising Deadline
24th July 2003

Summer Copy Deadline
31st July 2003
Copy to:
The Editor
17 North Street
Barrow upon Soar
Leics LE12 8PZ

MEET THE COUNCILLORS Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3

Malcolm Norcott

Malcolm Norcott

Age 58, resident in Barrow for 34 years, retired technical sales manager. He has run the playing fields for the last 15 years and is clearly interested in the practical side of being a Parish Councillor. He was anxious to stay on the Council in order to see that the playing fields are improved and kept up to date with modern safety standards.

He would like to see the regrading of Sileby Road progressed but recognizes that money is a problem. If the Willow Way development is to go ahead he will press for the maximum planning gain to be obtained.

41 Avon Road, Tel: 413355

Hilary Fryer

Hilary Fryer

A 60 year old divorcee who works in the village as a sales office manager. Moved to Barrow 19 years ago. From a military background, having herself served in the WRAF for two years as a commissioned officer. She has also been elected to the Borough Council.

Has been a parish Councillor in Surrey. In Barrow, she joined the Neighbourhood Watch Committee and this led on to her interest in becoming a Parish Councillor.

She sees the challenge as being for the village to retain its character without stagnating. It must continue to be prosperous without in the process being ruined.

In her own words, "I do not wish Barrow to become a suburb of Loughborough or Leicester and lose its uniqueness".

7 Warner Street Tel: 620938

Keith Perkins

Keith Perkins

Age 64, resident in Barrow for 34 years, building surveyor. Keith has been Chair of the Cemeteries Subcommittee for the last four years.

Improving the road system and decongesting traffic in the High Street remain at the top of Keith's list of priorities. In the same way, he would like to see the public being more interested and involved in parish matters - for example by attending the annual public meeting.

He is totally against any massive building programmes in the village. He says that it would be dreadful to have another 1000 residents and he will fight any such proposal tooth and nail.

37 Church Street, Tel: 413817

Ted Rodgers

Ted Rodgers

Mid 50s, resident in Barrow for 17 years, a lecturer. Ted has been Vice Chairman of the Parish Council for the last for years and has been re-elected to this post. He has also been elected to the Borough Council. He has been Chair of the General Purpose Subcommittee. Outside the Council, he has been very involved with the Community Association, Barrow and District Twinning Association and the Millennium Group.

Ted stood for re-election as there is "unfinished business", for example Fishpool Way and the Sileby Road improvements.

Ted says: "By working together we can make Barrow an even better place to live".

32 Holbourne Close, Tel: 416533

Olwen Spiers

Olwen Spiers

Olwen's career has been as a speech therapist and prison administrator, though she has now been retired for several years. She has lived in Barrow for 27 years.

She has for some time been reading the minutes of Barrow, Quorn and Mountsorrel Parish Councils and drawing some interesting comparisons between them. This interest meant that she did not need much persuading to stand for election.

She would like to see more instances of the younger and older member of the community working together. For example, why not invite some older students to part of a Parish Council meeting?

She has an interest in developing a website for the Council.

15 Welland Road Tel: 414273