Campaign to save the Reservoir Inn

After a planning application to convert the Reservoir Inn was unanimously rejected last week a group of residents have banded together to try and purchase the property as a Community Asset.

For more information and regular updates – check out the Reservoir Inn page listed under amenities.

Licensing Service for Revd Andrew Smith – video now available for viewing

 Revd Andrew Smith officially became Rector of the benefice of Markfield, Thornton, Bagworth and Stanton-under-Bardon, and Copt Oak following the Service of Institution and Induction on Monday 21st September 2020. As the numbers permitted to attend the service were severely restricted, due to C-19, a video of the service can be watched on the church website https://www.j22churches.org.uk/

NHS COVID19 app

Today sees the launch of the new #NHSCOVID19app – all you need to get involved is a smart phone. Based on an Apple/Google privacy framework -the app is the best way to protect our community.

Through the app – you can help to contribute a better understanding on how the virus is spreading in our area.

The app supports contact tracing, checking into venues through an in-built QR code scanner, risk alerts by postcode, a symptom checker and test booking.

It is the fastest way to see if you’re at risk from the virus. The faster you know, the quicker you can alert and protect your loved ones.

You can download the app from the app store on your phone, just open the app store and search for NHS covid 19 app

If you do not have a smart phone, please be assured that all venues, cafes, restaurants, hairdressers, tailors etc – all public facing organisations will take still be taking ‘pen & paper and over the phone’ details as well. This is now a legal requirement.

You can also help to spread the word by adding the promotional email footer to your emails (feel free to copy and paste the footer below)

You can find out more information at covid19.nhs.uk.

Help keep our borough, your family and friends safe by downloading the NHSCOVID19app today and spread the word.

Best wishes and #keepsafe

Next Generation

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Welcome to the Reverend Andrew Smith!

We are please to confirm that Revd Andrew Smith officially became Rector of the benefice of Markfield, Thornton, Bagworth and Stanton-under-Bardon, and Copt Oak following the Service of Institution and Induction on Monday 21st September 2020. Revd Pauline Ashby continues in her role as Associate Priest.

We would like to welcome Andrew and his family – Louisa, Ruben, Amelie and dog Sheldon!

As the attendee numbers permitted at the service were severely restricted, due to C-19, a video of the service will shortly be on the church website

The Reservoir Inn (formerly the Tipsy Fisherman) – Thornton

The Parish Council made the following resolution at an Extra Ordinary General Meeting held virtually on Thursday 27th August 2020:

“The Parish Council is supportive of suggested alternative uses of the Reservoir Inn, Thornton as proposed by Cllr. Russell George Seconded by Cllr Steve Malcherczyk and passed unanimously to retain its employment status and heritage value for the community. The Parish Council further agreed to act in the capacity of facilitators to invite seriously planned business proposals.”

As the decision to defer the application to change its current use of a public house to residential until the 29th September 2020 speed is of the essence.

The Parish Council invite all interested parties to contact them as a matter of urgency with serious viable business proposals.

The Parish Council are enthusiastic and supportive to broker a deal satisfying the current owners commercial interests and a sustainable future use benefiting the community.

The Parish Council’s role will be restricted to one of facilitators with no commercial interest and no financial liability.

In the event of a proposal qualifying for grant funding the Parish Council will be supportive along with Borough and County elected representatives.

In the first instance please contact the Parish Council through the Clerk as per our website.

SIGNED:

FOR AND ON BEHALF OF BAGWORTH AND THORNTON PARISH COUNCIL

Cllr. Russell George, Chair

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Wouldn’t it be fabulous if there was interest in the village to turn the old pub into a community facility and bring it back to its former glory when it was known as the Tipsy Fisherman.

A tea room and delicatessen, with perhaps art work. crafts, books for sale for the villagers and visitors alike to benefit from. A social hub where our more senior citizens could meet during weekdays for a natter over tea and cake, a facility currently lacking in the village. A focal point for visitors at weekends after their stroll around the reservoir. Leicestershire’s many walking clubs and groups would be guaranteed to keep a tea room busy (I know I belong to 3 of them!!).

There may be start up grants available.

https://rsnonline.org.uk/rural-funding-digest-september-2020

£2,250 per calendar month is needed to pay the rent.