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 2018

Barrow Voice

 Is the village quarterly magazine. The print version is delivered free to households but the on-line also has access to the Year in Pictures.   

Community Building

BUSCA aims to provide a multi purpose building with space for facilities that the village does not have at present.
We are currently pursuing a planning application having undertaken a professional feasibility study of sites. The plan is to build a community hub on the picnic field next door to the Millennium Park.

Events committee

  is a group of people putting ideas into action to create social events for us all.  We have an action packed autumn including Centre Stage shows  and two ballroom dances as well as a Christmas Street Market on Dec 1st.

Heritage Group

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


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.

Panto Group

  will be arranging an ever-popular Murder Mystery evening in October. Then rehearsals start up again in mid November, probably for Beauty and the Beast in March.

Twinning Association

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 small team of website administrators manage four sites for the village: the Village Website, Heritage site, BUSCA site and the Barrow Voice site. You can read about them in a flyer that is found in a number of places including the library and the Parish Council office. The flyer goes hand in hand with a Welcome Pack for new residents. Ask in the library for your Pack.

Youth Theatre

This vibrant group of talented and committed youngsters are rehearsing for Hairspray as their next show in November:



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  or click on SUPPORT US and follow the links. THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW GOING ON.

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Last Updated. 13-June-2018 By Keith