Thornton Community Development Project – Survey by Ruralcc

If you would like to see improvements in our village – please complete the survey you should have received over the weekend.

It will only take a few minutes and could make all the difference to the amenities provided in the village for young and old in particular.

The RCC is a Leicestershire and Rutland based charity that focuses purely on activity to represent and support rural communities; a unique and valued role which they have held for well over 90 years.

We work with people to tackle rural and community issues through community capacity building, community development, public consultation and engagement, awareness raising and assertive outreach.

The ethos underpinning the work of the charity is clear; by bringing people together and supporting them to deliver locally led solutions to the issues impacting their area we are helping to make rural communities across Leicestershire and Rutland happier, healthier, stronger, and more prosperous places to live and work.

Ruralcc are a proactive and flexible charity that delivers projects and services to raise the profile of rural communities and to bring benefits and act as a collective voice for people and places across rural Leicestershire and Rutland.

For more information contact John Preston –

Thornton Community Centre – Needs You

A number of exciting events are taking place in the village this year.  At the heart of these events is the village hall.

The Trustees of this wonderful village facility are looking for volunteers and sponsors to give the outside of the hall a ‘makeover’ by tidying up the flower borders and re planting where necessary.

Interested in giving us a helping hand?

Contact: – Gill Tapping –  or Helen Robinson –

Beetle Drive – Thornton Community Centre

Come to Thornton Community Centre on Tuesday 10th March at 6pm until 7.30pm.

For fun, coffee, tea, cake, biscuits, raffle and most importantly lots of games of Beetle Drive!

All to support an opportunity of a lifetime for Girl Guides in your community.

For more information call : – 07870 574946

Road Closure – Thornton

Notice of Temporary Restrict of Merry Lees Road, Main Street and Bagworth Lane, Thornton – week commencing 24th February 2020 between the hours of 9.00 am and 3.00pm

Brooks Williams at Thornton

Brooks Williams an American acoustic guitarist and singer-songwriter, returned to Thornton Community Centre last Saturday for a guitar workshop during the day followed by a concert in the evening.

His style combines roots, jazz, blues, classical, and folk.

He has released albums of contemporary folk music, blues music, and of instrumental guitar music..

Brooks Williams guitar workshop – Sat 8th Feb 2020 – Thornton Community Centre

Quiz Night – Saturday 14th March

66 spaces already reserved – if you fancy a good night out in a mildly competitive atmosphere, then come and have some fun. 100 questions to answer – Cash prizes for first and second place. Followed by a round of card bingo. Bring your own snacks and drinks to share with your team mates.

Kurling comes to Thornton

Mondays 4 – 5pm Sports Hall – Over 50’s six week trial

Feb 24 – March 2nd – 9th – 16th – 23rd – 30th

Mondays 4 – 5pm Sports Hall – Young People six week trial

April 20th – 27th – May 4th – 11th – 18 – 25th

Kurling is specifically designed to be all-inclusive allowing disabled and non-disabled people to compete against each other with an equal chance of winning.

The objective of the game is to get your stones closer to the centre of the target than your opponent by using your hands or specialist equipment to assist you. Kurling is an ideal sport for those needing hand / eye co-ordination and some gentle exercise.