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Barrow Voice Team
17th October 2008
17th October 2008
17 North Street
Barrow upon Soar
Leics LE12 8PZ
This summer BUSCA (Barrow upon Soar Community Association) held a Welcome Evening for new residents.
A large number of village groups and organisations came along to tell people new to Barrow about the
opportunities open to them.
This issue finds Jan Hind in conversation with Marie Slater, chair of our parish council, who as a new resident many years ago
was ‘roped in’ to join all sorts of things. Not everyone has the time and inclination for this but Barrow offers a whole variety of
sport, social events, clubs for young and old which do not require you to join a committee. They are happy for you just to come
along and see if you like it! The people at the Welcome Event seemed impressed at the number of things on offer and the
commitment of the people who run them.
The ‘credit crunch’ is news in every newspaper and publication at the moment and I make no apology for mentioning it here.
Also in this autumn edition, we welcome new residents Linda and Mark who have moved into the Willow Way development and
aim to make Barrow their home for some time to come. The dramatic slow down in building and sale of new houses, is bound
to have an effect on the number of people who will be moving to Barrow’s new development and raises the question about the
commitment to improve local school and health facilities as part of the planning conditions.
In the next edition we will be looking at what the implications are for Barrow.