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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.
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.
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.
will start up again in mid November, probably performing Dick Whittington in March.
Barrow Youth Theatre
This vibrant group of talented and committed youngsters are rehearsing for their next show in November: Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies, a musical pantomime.
is a group of people putting ideas into action to create social events for us all. We have an action packed autumn with two Centre Stage shows (Mr Keith and his Parlour Concert on Sept 29th and Truth and Truffles on Dec 1st) and two ballroom dances as well as a Christmas Street Market on Dec 2nd.
The Group regularly meets and works on projects with connections to the history of Barrow. At present they are analysing the 1939 register in relation to Barrow. This was a mini-census of all the people of England as it became clear there would be a war. For more information about their work and projects, visit their website www.barrowuponsoarheritage.org.uk
BUSCA aims to provide a multi purpose building with space for facilities that the village does not have at present.
We are currently undertaking a professional feasibility study of sites and have found a suitable site.
The Twinning Association became part of BUSCA in 2014. Barrow is twinned with the French town of Marans in the Charente Maritime of southwest France.
It 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 in Barrow including Pie Nights, Quiz Nights and Skittles.
The Barrow Community Partnership Library went Live on Monday 27th July 2015 and BUSCA was officially handed the keys to the library. We have over 50 volunteers who have all had training and run the library so that it feels like a community hub. There are loads of activities including talks and events which you can see advertised in the library pages of this website.
The small team of website administrators worked incredibly hard over 2015 and 2016 to build two new websites to replace the old Leicestershirevillages and the Heritage sites which were both closed down by LCC in August 2016. Barrow now has two fantastic new sites which are modern, up-to-date and jammed full of useful info. To celebrate, we have designed and produced a new website flyer, itemising the roles of the Village Website, Heritage site, BUSCA site, Barrow Voice site and the Parish Council site. The flyer goes hand in hand with a new Welcome Pack for new residents. Ask in the library for your Pack.
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org or click on SUPPORT US and follow the links. THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW GOING ON.