Mowsley Parish Meeting

Serving the people of Mowsley

Chairman: Roslyn Ousey
The Paddocks, Main Street
Mowsley, Lutterworth, Leics
LE17 6NU

Tel: 0116 240 2770

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Latest News

Happy Easter 2020during the Coronavirus Lockdown.

Posted: Sat, 18 Apr 2020 21:37 by Roslyn Ousey

Mowsley children took to their paint boxes and produced cheerful rainbow paintings to decorate their houses and the village hall. They then, with their art work, helped to create a gallery of Happy Easter pictures to cheer up people passing by on their daily exercise .Easter eggs, Easter rabbits or bunnies and NHS letters abounded.

John and Avril Thorpe's Diamond Wedding Anniversary

John and Avril Thorpe's Diamond Wedding Anniversary

Posted: Sat, 18 Apr 2020 12:55 by Linda Scott

Diamond Wedding.

On March 19th 2020 Avril and John Thorpe of Mowsley planned to celebrate their married life together with a small tea party, for family and friends, in the comfort of their own home. The Coronavirus pandemic put paid to that. So it was a small tea party, just the two of them, a beautiful cake and lots of lovely memories evoked by the many cards and phone calls they received. Plus the novelty of a few well-wishers shouting from two metres! More »

The couple met in the summer of 1958 at a 21st party in Burton Overy village hall. The tune of the day was 'Tulips from Amsterdam'. Further dates followed, planned around Avril's training as a nurse.

John was obviously very keen and knew how to impress a girl, for when Avril told him that her favourite car was a red MG, he went out and bought one! A 1940 model. They were engaged on Christmas Day 1958 and married at Holy Apostles Church in Leicester in 1940. The MG was replaced by an A35 van.

After a two day honeymoon in London at The Regent Palace, they began married life in their almost finished house in Great Glen. Six months later Avril qualified as an SRN, continuing to work at the Leicester General Hospital until their son John, was born two years later. The arrival of Jane two years after that completed the family.

John continued to work with his father in Thorpes cabinet making business, making mainly furniture for educational establishments. Avril ran a play group and became a councillor on the now defunct Billesdon RDC. House moves within Great Glen ensued and eventually a relocation to Sunnyside Farm , Mowsley. The 'sheds' with the property clinching the deal!

Life 'in the sticks' was very different, but the family soon adjusted and became involved in the community. The sheds came in useful when gardening, ponies, poultry and other country pursuits were embraced. Avril returned to nursing, eventually becoming an Outpatients Sister at Market Harborough Hospital. John built up the family business but also found time to become involved with the Laughton and Mowsley Cricket Club. He is still their president. He also served as parish Chairman for many years. Both were stalwarts at village events and still support those who have taken over when they can.

Life has had its ups and downs especially health wise but they have seen each other through these blips and know they are lucky to still have each other.

Here's to their Platinum! » Less

Coping with the Coronavirus

Posted: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:28 by Roslyn Ousey

In order to help each other in the village during these strange times , the Parish Meeting with the participation of the villagers, has drawn up plans to supply support to its villager should they self isolate either because of the virus or vulnerability. More »

Using the parish email contact list,villagers were asked to volunteer their services should others require help with shopping etc. Over 35% of the households have volunteered so far.

Having got a list t of volunteers, the village was broken down into four zones or areas and volunteers who lived within that area were allocated accordingly. This means that when help is needed it is kept to a manageable distance rather than having volunteers crisscrossing the village. It was recognised that individual villagers may have already made arrangements with friends but if that breaks down because they too have to self isolate then this plan would be put into action.

The village will be kept up to date by email on those who are self isolating and new volunteers who are coming forward. Villagers are being encouraged to communicate by phone or Skype/ facetime etc, with those in isolation as it will undoubtedly be a difficult time for them, especially those who live alone.

It is hoped that we never have to use these plans but it is best to be safe rather than sorry.

Tony Youngjohns March 20th 2020 » Less

Photos of Mowsley Craft and Harvest Weekend