Back to Current Issue

Who Goes Index
General Leisure Interest
Other Organisations

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.

Our Team

Frances Thompson - 414068

Fiona Mitchell - 620278 John Lockwood - 415314

Distribution & Churches
John Thursby - 412467

David Rodgers - 412063

Young Barrow & Arts
Karisa Kcrmar - 412184

Diary & Subscriptions
Ann Higgins - 412746

Ginny Willcocks
Lillian Middleton

David Rodgers
Ian Bursill
Lilian Middleton

Hayley Francesconi

David Rodgers

Web Site
Ian Bursill

Artwork & Print
Piano Street - 621325

Advertising Deadline
24th July 2002

Summer Copy Deadline
31st July 2002

Copy to:
The Editor
17 North Street
Barrow upon Soar
Leics LE12 8PZ



Hall Orchard C E Primary School

(5 ┴ 11 years)

Church Street
Loughborough LE12 8HP
Tel: 01509 412188
Fax: 01509 620960

Headteacher: Mr R J Morley


Humphrey Perkins High School

(11 ┴ 14 years)

Cotes Road
Loughborough LE12 8JU
Tel: 01509 412385
Fax: 01509 620902

Headteacher: Mr J D L Edwards


Rawlins Upper School

(14 ┴ 18 years)

Loughborough Road
Leics. LE12 8DY
Tel: 01509 622800
Fax: 01509 416668

Principal: Mr D Brindley



Fund raising, social events, dances etc.
Educational events at school
Swimming Club for pupils

The committee meet at school in the staff room, details of forthcoming meetings are posted on the PTFA notice board in the school reception. The committee members are elected at A.G.M. in October each year.

HELP, IDEAS and TIME are always appreciated

So if you have a good sense of humour and are interested in helping your school, why not come along to our next meeting. For further information please contact Jane Tindle 01509 414201

If you require information regarding swimming please contact:-
Mrs L Vesty : 01509 621341


A programme of classes are arranged each year by the staff of the Community Centre. Every effort is made to provide a range of courses to meet the needs and interests of members of the community and the organisers are always pleased to receive suggestions for new courses.

During recent years courses have been offered in Yoga, Aerobics, Keep Fit, Art and Computing. Recently new courses have been introduced which have been very successful including courses for young people (Keyboard Lessons, Short Tennis Coaching and Drama classes). Courses are also organised in Burton-on-the-Wolds as part of our programme.

The course programme is published during August of each year with enrolment normally the first week in September. Courses usually commence mid-September. Fees vary according to the duration of the courses which usually vary from 8 ┴ 12 weeks (hours vary from 1 ┴ 2 hour sessions).

Leicestershire County Council offer fee remission to those in receipt of certain benefits and the Community Association offers fee remission to Senior Citizens and young people under the age of 16 years of age. It is a policy that fees are kept as low as possible. One Day Courses arranged periodically, normally on Saturdays. These are advertised at appropriate times in the local press, library and through feeder schools. For further details contact the school office.


Warden : David Edwards
Deputy Warden: Betty Turner
Community Education Administrator : Carol Westbury


The WEA is a national voluntary organisation made up largely of its students. Its aim is to organise general interest and educational classes suitable to both men and women. Typical class subjects include literature, music, theatre, alternative medicine, reading for pleasure, local history and economics as well as environmental subjects such as canals, natural history and conservation, transport and archaeology.

The tuition and class content is generally worked out in partnership between the students and the tutor ┴ there are no entrance requirements and no examinations. More then 130,000 students enrol each year ┴ why not join them? For further information and dates and times of available classes, contact the secretary, chairman or other contact person.

The local branch has been in existence since 1974. It always welcomes new members to its courses. Enrolment is normally by post to the secretary or enrol on the first night of each new class.

If you would like to be placed on our mailing list for class information, get in touch with any of the îcontacts├ shown below. You could soon be meeting new friends with similar interests and joining in with possible outings arranged during the normal class-time or at weekends.

Classes are held:
Wednesday or Thursday evenings
Humphrey Perkins High School and Community Centre (Term Time only)

Contact: Secretary:
Arthur Gardner
95 Cotes Road,
01509 416204

Gill Gardner
95 Cotes Road,
01509 416204

Other Contact:
Michael Gilbert
48 Melton Road,
01509 413251