Barrow Voice      First Publised 1975

            Issue 162 Winter 2020

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

Keep the Flag Flying at BUSCA!


Are you looking for something different? Some fun? Talking with new people? Getting involved with village activities? Volunteer with BUSCA! There’s something for everyone. Barrow Upon Soar Community Association (BUSCA) involves:

Barrow Library | Panto Group | Twinning Association | Youth Theatre Barrow Arts Theatre Group | Murder Mystery | Barrow Voice Events Committee | Heritage Group | Website Administrators

All these come under BUSCA’s umbrella which means that BUSCA has a significant part to play in the life of Barrow ... your life.

A group of trustees oversees the running of BUSCA which is a registered charity, and it is fair to say that the majority of them are ‘of a certain age’. Indeed, some have been trustees for many, many years, some of them from when the Community Association was first formed in 1971. Recently the Events Committee retired. Again most of them, me included are getting on a bit, so it was wonderful to hand the reins over to a new, younger dynamic group who have already run a very successful Scarecrow Festival, Harfest and, in the absence of the Christmas Street Market, will be running several further events over the Christmas period.

During these strange times, there have been many people who have come forward to volunteer to help others and have expressed a desire to carry on being involved with the life of the village. Members of Helping Hands are a prime example. It would be the icing on the cake if some of these people joined the team, to ensure that BUSCA survives and continues to serve the village.

Zoom AGM on Thursday 14th January for all BUSCA members and interested residents.

We will be holding a Zoom AGM on Thursday 14th January for all BUSCA members and interested residents. It will start at 7.00pm. I would love to say that wine and nibbles will be provided but sadly I can’t!

Here is a heartfelt invitation to anyone who would like to keep that wonderful community spirit alive and kicking in Barrow. Please attend the AGM and find out how you could get involved; or contact Judith (details below) for an informal chat first.

All ages, all backgrounds, new to the village or lifelong resident – everyone is welcome to join this important part of village life.

Contact Judith Rodgers on 07718 153117 or email to let us know that you would like to receive the Zoom link.

Val Gillings


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.

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