The Quarterly Village Publication produced by Barrow upon Soar Community Association

Village Life

Local Removals and House
Clearance Service takes off!

Early this year, and in response to demand,Age Concern Leicestershire & Rutland launched a first-of-its-kind local House Clearance and Small Removals Service, with a dedicated vehicle based at Blaby.The service has proved to be a great hit and the charity is so delighted with progress that the service has been extended to cover the whole of Leicestershire and Rutland. The comprehensive and competitively priced service is operated by experienced, well trained and fully insured operatives. Whilst most enquiries so far have involved older people who are downsizing and solicitors acting for clients, the team adopts a flexible approach.

Age Concern Leicestershire & Rutland is very much a local charity, despite its nationally known brand, with all the funds raised staying in the two counties.
Anthony Donovan, Executive Director, commented,‘We are determined that the service will continue. It helps our target group of often frail and needy local older people, by generating some income to help us to provide vital services. At the same time, our Clearance and Removal customers know that they are getting a decent deal from a trusted supplier’

Further information may be obtained from Kerry Ward on 0116 2992233,
without commitment.


Scouts aim to top
2000s cards delivered

The Scouts Christmas post delivery service in Barrow will be raising funds for the Scout Group once again this year.

Stamps cost 15p and will be available from the Paper Shop in the High Street, from the Library in North Street, from Feather ‘N Fur Pet Supplies in Babington Road and the Scout HQ in Grove Lane. Post boxes will be at the same places.

Barrow village will be delivered by the scouts and by the adults who ‘supervise’ the delivery service. Cards placed in the collecting boxes will be delivered during the weekends in December and before Christmas with a final delivery on 23rd or 24th. In both 2003 and 2004 nearly 1900 cards were delivered. It is hoped that the number will top 2000 this year.

By using this scheme, you can save a little money and help raise much needed funds for scouting in Barrow. If readers have any questions about the scheme and/or would like to volunteer to help, please contact Graham Hobbs on 01509 414077.

Leader and helpers

Barrow Scouts has a fast growing membership and is very fortunate to have a team of dedicated volunteers who give freely of their time in order to provide interesting programmes for young people to participate in. At present the Beaver Colony and the Cub Pack are full and there is a considerable waiting list for Beavers. A second cub pack was opened in September this year but there is still a small waiting list.The Scout Troop is full too.This all combines to create a very difficult situation for any young people who would like to join.

The Scout Group needs more leaders and helpers and with additional help we may be able to give all the youngsters who wish to do so the opportunity to join scouting in Barrow.

Interested? Contact Trevor Ranson (Group Scout Leader). Rose Cottage, South Street who can arrange to meet with you and discuss the possibilities.

NW aims
to inform all

The Barrow upon Soar Neighbourhood Watch is unique in that it is one of the very few Neighbourhood Watch schemes that covers a whole village or large area.
It prides itself on trying to ensure the monthly crime sheet/newsletter is delivered to all residents. However, inevitably, some residents do not receive it.

This is usually due to new properties being built or deliverers moving.

Therefore the Neighbourhood Watch is trying to identify those properties that do not get a monthly delivery of the crime sheet. If you do not get a crime sheet please telephone David Mills on 01509 414970.

The Barrow upon Soar Neighbourhood Watch meets on the second Tuesday of every month at the Conservative Club at 7.30p.m. and anyone is welcome to come along.


LOROS house to
house collection

Once again the village has responded most generously to this appeal.The excellent sum of £2,587 has been collected; this will be increased to the grand total of £2,803.51 when £216.51 is reclaimed from the Inland Revenue through the gift aided donations. Our thanks go to all who have contributed and to the wonderful team of 64 collectors, who so willingly gave their time.Without all this support, nothing would be achieved. LOROS greatly appreciates our contribution.

Rosemary & Michael Sholl