Barrow upon Soar Community Association

Barrow upon Soar Community Association

What Does BUSCA Do?

Barrow Upon  Soar Community Association is a Registered charity (a C.I.O.) that organizes and runs many community activities in Barrow. It consists of a number of subgroups, each with its own  role.   

 These are

Barrow Voice produces  the village’s magazine.
Events Committee  organizes  entertainments.
Heritage Group explores aspects of Barrow’s history.
Library Committee is working to keep  Barrow library open.
New Community Building is seeking to acquire a multi-purpose community building for Barrow.
Panto Group  produces an annual panto and other shows. Its junior branch is the,
Youth Theatre which puts on an annual production.
Trustees’ Council is responsible for the overall  management of BUSCA.
Twinning Group is twinned with Marans in France.
Website administrators  look after five Barrow websites.

  View Busca Pictures

Here is a flavour of what  BUSCA  gets up to:

BUSCA’s current major project is to KEEP BARROW LIBRARY OPEN.  Click on Library  to read an up-to-the-minute account of where we are.

Our main BUSCA Trustee's meetings are usually held four times a year. The Meetings page provides details of dates. Do come along.

BUSCA in 2015

Panto Group

The Panto Group produced a fun filled version of Aladdin earlier this year.  Their next production will be Snow white in March next year.

They will also put on one of their fantastic Murder Mystery Evenings; this time it is “Return to Talbot Manor” on October 31st.

Barrow Youth Theatre

On Friday 20th and Saturday 21st November  Barrow Youth Theatre will be performing the junior Disney Musical, The Little Mermaid.  Although the story may sound “lovey dovey”, this version has a lot of very strong male roles and our boys are really enjoying it.

Events committee

The Events committee is a group of people putting ideas into action to create social events for us all.  There have been dances featuring live music and buffet suppers, street markets, professional theatre productions and coming up on the 5th December a street market and Christmas lights switch on.

Heritage Group

The Group regularly meets and works on projects with connections to the history of Barrow. For more information about their work and projects, visit their website

New Community Building

BUSCA aims to provide a multi purpose building, to provide space for facilities that the village does not have at present.

We are currently undertaking a professional feasibility study to review the work to date and set out actions for the future.

Twinning Group

The Twinning Group became part of BUSCA in 2014. Barrow is twinned with the French town of Marans in the Charente Maritime of southwest France.

The twinning association aims to foster relations between the two towns and regularly arranges exchange visits.  You may have seen some of the visitors this year on walks around the village in the summer.

The group also holds regular social events for members and guests throughout the year.  At the end of October there was a quiz night and on the 20th November they are holding a pie night.


The Barrow Community Partnership Library went Live on Monday 27th July 2015 and BUSCA were officially handed the keys to the library. Our volunteers had been busy preparing themselves with training sessions and were ready to provide you with a service that was ‘Business as Usual’.

As you can see, much is going on.  We value the continued support of our members.

For details of all forthcoming events, visit the Forthcoming Events page.

Almost all of these events were announced and reported in Barrow Voice, our splendid quarterly community magazine.

So you can see that there is plenty of variety in what BUSCA does. If you would like to join us, give Judith a phone call on 07718 153117 or  or click on SUPPORT US and follow the links. THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW GOING ON.

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