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Looking forward to hearing
from you.

Spring is traditionally a time for new beginnings and Barrow is certainly living up to this. Inside we feature new businesses, play equipment, the prospect of a new sports hall, dance group, heritage wardens, sports writer, initiatives for young and old and plans for new facilities at Holy Trinity Church.

We are ‘Barrow upon Soar’ so we thought it was time to take a look at life on the water, not just for a quick summer outing but what it’s like to be afloat all the year round. There is also an in depth look at the invasive aquatic plant that threatens to smother our waterways.

We have two tributes to Barry Leader who left the village some years ago but who, together with his wife Heather and family, was at the forefront of community life for more than a decade.

And as the days begin to lengthen we have our very own Barrow Springwatch and a look ahead to Open Gardens in June.

At this time we also plan and budget for the year ahead. We always welcome feedback on what you like and don’t like about Barrow Voice but it would be particularly useful to hear from you now. So please put pen to paper or email to

Frances Thompson