Barrow Voice      First Publised 1975

            Issue 156 Summer 2019

3,234 copies published quarterly and delivered FREE to all households in Barrow upon Soar


We have features in this edition that Barrow Voice has never covered before: thinking about reducing plastics, good reasons why you should twin your toilet (I was so convinced, I did!), learning to lip-read and the work of the charity Dignity in Dying.

But there are also many which cover more familiar topics: the importance of looking after the countryside, swimming in the Soar, a new boat for the Baldwin Trust, an update on the Eco House on Melton Road, anniversary celebrations by the WI and 1st Barrow Brownies, as well as an explanation and drawing of Barrow Gardening Club’s wonderful planter. For all these contributions I’d like to thank not only our tried and tested team of Ginnie Willcocks, Val Gillings, Lindsay Ord, Maggie J and Judith Rodgers, but also two people who have never contributed before; Frankie Fletcher and Sheila Taylor. If you have an idea for a feature and would like to write it, do get in touch by email on, as the magazine is always open to new ideas. You don’t have to be on the editorial committee to write for us, but it helps if you live in the village.

Gaynor Barton, Editor Front Cover: June 2018; Music at The Boat House.

Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor

I have delivered Barrow Voice this weekend but was surprised on opening the box to discover a layer of plastic bubble wrap. This is the first time I have seen it... is it necessary? In these days of environmental awareness I think not.

Please will you ask your printer not to use it inside the boxes of Barrow Voice in future. Although the plastic claims to be recyclable, when I went on to the manufacturer's website, it is clearly not biodegradable.

I don't believe the magazines need any support at all. It has never been used before and I'm not aware of any instances of damage.

Yours sincerely, Julie Bull


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

Barrow Community Association is a registered Charity No: 1156170.

Advertising Deadline --    7th August 2019
Copy Deadline --             7th August 2019

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Barrow upon Soar,
LE12 8QQ