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Pensioners encouraged to cash in Post Office vouchers by 30th Sept

Pensioners in West Northamptonshire now have until Friday, 30 September to redeem their Department for Work and Pensions’ Household Support Fund Post Office voucher. Household…

Help for Households Campaign

The UK Government Cabinet Office has recently launched the ‘Help for Households’ campaign which explains the 41 different government schemes available to help people with the cost…

Foodbank Collection – please continue to donate, it makes a difference

Your contributions are very much appreciated, please keep donating. Food drop-off points continue to be either 4 Rectory Court or Mill House, Main Street (just…

WNC to provide further financial support to pensioners and vulnerable people

West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) will be providing further financial support to pensioners and vulnerable residents as part of the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP)…

East Farndon Defibrillator – recent training & where to find our unit

Many thanks to Elaine Pepler for organising the Defibrillator Training that took place in the Village Hall on 2nd March 2022. The event was well…

WNC Monthly Magazine – cost of living support available

West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) now issue a monthly Town & Parish Newsletter. This has lots of information that might be of interest to East Farndon…

Northants Supporting Independence Programme

The Supporting Independence Programme is a Northamptonshire Public Health service, delivered free of charge across the county. It provides tailored support to members of the…

Anglian Water offer to help vulnerable people

West Northamptonshire Council are working in partnership with Anglian Water to help make sure that communities are aware of the support they can receive if…

All Latest and Recent News – by date posted

Saying thank you to Russell Burton

Did you know that there is a simple and easy way that anyone can say thank you to a fellow resident or residents of East…

East Farndon War Memorial – funds needed for renovation work

Over the years, a number of residents have helped to look after the East Farndon War Memorial. An initiative, initially led by Jess Oakden and…

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Parish Council Meeting – Village Hall, Friday 23rd Sept at 5pm

Due to the period of national mourning, the East Farndon Parish Council’s September meeting has been moved to Friday, 23rd September 2022 at 5.00pm at…

Macmillan Coffee Morning – Village Hall, Friday 30th Sept at 10.30am

Everyone is welcome to attend the Macmillan Coffee Morning to be held on Friday 30th September 2022, from 10.30am to 12.00 midday, in the Village…

Guide to being safe on East Farndon footpaths

Many of the fields around East Farndon have ‘right of way’ footpaths that allow walkers and ramblers to pass through without damaging crops or disturbing…

In memory of HM The Queen

Our thoughts are with the Royal Family following news that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, has passed. East Farndon Parish Council has placed flowers under…

In Memoriam – Bryan Dunnill

It is really sad to learn that Bryan Dunnill has passed away. Bryan lived in East Farndon for many years and everyone loved his friendly,…

Village Hall Friday Fun Social Evening – Fri 7th Oct, 7pm-10pm

On the 9th September we held our first ‘Friday Fun Monthly Social’ in the Village Hall. It was really well supported. We all had wonderful…

Thank you for supporting the Harvest Festival service and lunch

Many thanks to all of those who attended the East Farndon Harvest Festival service at the church, followed by lunch at the Village Hall, on…

Harborough Movie Makers – Village Hall, Fri 14th Oct at 7.30pm

The Harborough Movie Makers will be presenting a programme of their films on Friday 14th October 2022, at 7.30 p.m. in the East Farndon Village…

East Farndon Jubilee events raise £848 for the Foodbank in Market Harborough

East Farndon celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style. Everyone had a great time and the special events raised valuable funds for our local community…

Farrell’s Fish – 12.20pm Tues 13th Sept – Village Hall Car Park

Please note that the next Farrell’s Fish Delivery will be on Tuesday 13th September and going forward Paul will visit on Tuesdays at the new…

Village Hall BBQ – Thank you & view a few photos

Many thanks to the Village Hall Social Committe for organising such a fabulous BBQ on Sat 20th August. The event was really well attended and…

Meet our new Parish Councillor Samantha Beesley

We are pleased to announce that Samantha Beesley has been co-opted to the East Farndon Parish Council, the vacancy for a new councillor arising from…

New Explore West Northants App

West Northamptonshire Council is introducing a new mobile app encouraging people to explore the area and find out what’s on offer. The app will showcase…

WW2 Air Crash Talk – now available to view on-line

Many thanks to Judy Hodgetts and Theresa Reed for giving such an engaging and interesting talk on Friday July 1st 2022. The Village Hall was…

Gartree “Super Prison” – MOJ appeal – help needed with objections & donations

In April 2022, the planning application from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to build a new prison at Gartree was discussed and rejected by the…

Is it too hot for your pets?

See important advice regarding pets in hot weather. For more information please click the link below, https://www.myfamilyvetshttps://www.myfamilyvets.co.uk/pet-advice.co.uk/pet-advice

Jim Moir, aka Vic Reeves Surreal Spectacle at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

Exclusive Solo Art Exhibition to take the Cultural Quarter by Storm Northampton Museum and Art Gallery are very proud to announce that Vic Reeves, otherwise…

Local Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Assembly

The overarching aim of the Northamptonshire Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Assembly is to improve the representation of VCSE organisations, irrespective of their size,…

Jubilee Events raise £4,738 plus Exhibition Content now available on-line

As part of the East Farndon Platinum Jubilee Celebrations, a special Coffee Morning & Exhibition was held in the Village Hall. This included a historical…

Bird Scarers in the fields around East Farndon

At this time of year, our local Farmers use Bird Scarers in the fields around East Farndon. The article below explains why they are used…

East Farndon Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – how we celebrated & photos

East Farndon celebrated in style for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the Organising Committee would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended and…

Harborough Athletic Club

Harborough Athletic Club is the town’s most established running club offering athletes of all ages everything from road racing and cross country to track and…

Check when the Red Arrows will fly close to East Farndon

The Red Arrows often fly over or near to East Farndon, on their way to and back from events. You may not know that one…

West Northamptonshire Council – new e-commerce app

Grow Your Business With New e-commerce App Businesses across West Northamptonshire are encouraged to sign-up for a new e-commerce and tourism app to boost footfall,…

Introducing the Anne Robson Helpline

If you or someone close to you is dying, you can talk to us. At the Anne Robson Trust we aim to be there to…

Congratulations to Tom Joule on his OBE

Huge congratulations to Tom Joule on being awared an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in the Platinum Jubilee Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Tom, who…

A Royal Silver Jubilee Flight – memories of a villager

David Deacon and his wife Lynn have lived in East Farndon since 2008. They served on the Village Hall Committee for many years devoting much…

Fields and their History Talk – Friday 13th May

Many thanks to everyone who attended and to Alan Langley for presenting his latest History Talk. It was a very interesting and enjoyable evening, with…

Village Hall Committee Changes

At the Village Hall AGM, held on 7th April 2022, several long-standing members of the Committee decided the time was right for them to step…

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April edition of Farndon Matters newsletter now available

The April 2022 edition of Farndon Matters, a newsletter designed to share current Parish Council related information with all residents, has been posted through the…

Archive of Women’s Institute Diaries 1933 – 2016

Many thanks to Judy Hodgetts who has worked very hard to create a lasting archive of the life and times of the East Farndon Women’s…

Please support the people of Ukraine

East Farndon Parish Council stands in support of the people of Ukraine. Please consider making a personal donation to one of the following humanitarian relief…

Update on East Farndon major housing development – feedback from Historic England

Following the visit by our local MP, Chris Heaton-Harris, on 14th Jan 2022, he confirmed his 100% support for the East Farndon Parish Council (EFPC)…

East Farndon Hall - Newly Refurbished - 2021
New Article – The Restoration of East Farndon Hall

Please take a look at the new and very interesting article that details the recent restoration of East Farndon Hall. The article, written by John…

Yoga Classes at East Farndon Village Hall

Feel Good Yoga are holding classes at the East Farndon Village Hall on Tuesdays at 6.30pm and Saturdays at 10am. If you want to feel…

Herbert Protocol – scheme to help protect people with dementia

Northamptonshire Safeguarding Adults Board in partnership with Northamptonshire Police have relaunched a new and improved version of the Herbert Protocol and are encouraging people caring…

Emergency Reservists Required

The Northamptonshire Emergency Response Corps (NERC) brings together voluntary organisations and recruits individual volunteers from across the county to help out where they can. NERC…

East Farndon Village Archives – help needed

Work is currently underway to record and transcribe fascinating archives from East Farndon village life, in particular records of fetes and festivals going back to the 1970s. If……

View With Sheep
Please keep dogs on leads in fields with livestock

Over the weekend, the sheep in the fields near the East Farndon Church have been attacked by dogs. They are currently heavily pregnant and this…

Farndon Calendar 2022 raises a record sum!

The November photo of Postman Lee was one of those which helped the 2022 calendar raise the record sum of £737.50 for the Air Ambulance.…

War Memorial Remembrance Ceremony – Nov 2021

A brief Remembrance Ceremony took place at the East Farndon War Memorial on Sunday 14th November 2021. Many thanks to Lance Corporal Oliver Burton for…

In Memoriam – Marjorie Houlston 1930 – 2021

Everyone who knew Marjorie will be sad to hear of her death, at the age of 91. She had lived almost her entire life in…

Halloween Party in the Village Hall

A huge thank you to Chloe Wright, Carly Jeanneret and Lisa Gariano who organised a fantastic Halloween party at the Village Hall and raised £140.…

The Spring - May Day 1950
What is the East Farndon Spring all about ?

Many thanks to Judy Hodgetts and Donna Jones for putting together a really interesting article about the Spring on Main Street in East Farndon. You…

Many Thanks to Alan Langley for his latest talk – £135 raised for Marriott Green

Alan was back in the Village Hall on Friday October 1st 2021 to deliver another one of his legendary historical talks, this latest one titled,…

Sir Paul Greening – Interesting Biography written by Alan Langley & Lady Sara Grayson

Read the latest Village History article written by Alan Langley and Lady Sara Grayson, which is a really interesting biography about Sir Paul Greening. The…

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East Farndon United Charities – new Trustee & how to receive a grant

We are pleased to announce that Caroline Burton has been appointed as a Trustee for the East Farndon United Charities. Did you know that if…

Springtime in East Farndon – A short guide to keeping safe

Article written by Bernie Fallon, 25th May 2021. It’s that time of year when nature has been woken from its Winter slumber and begins to…

Hotel Opens in East Farndon

On a sunny morning in April, 10-year-old Louis Jeanneret and his 5-year-old brother Leo (ably assisted by Paul Hodgetts) constructed the East Farndon Bug Hotel…

LOROS brings the Compassionate Communities scheme to Market Harborough

Click the link below to read an interesting article about a new initiative from LOROS that aims to build a compassionate community in Market Harborough.…

Read the latest East Farndon Village History article from Alan Langley

There is some speculation that the Grand National could have first been run near East Farndon. This fascinating article describes how thousands of people gathered…

Lealand Bench Refurbishment

Following the Parish Council’s 6 monthly fixed asset audit it was decided that some of the benches needed attention. The Lealand bench has had the…

New Village Planters and Signs

New planters have been installed to create more of an ‘entrance’ at the north end of village, in a bid to encourage drivers to slow down. This…

New Article….the History of Ivy House, Main Street, East Farndon

Ivy House is a tall red-brick building at the north end of Main Street, originally built as a non-conformist chapel.  Read about its history by…

New Feature…spotlight on local businesses…Two Breaths More Yoga

Read about East Farndon resident Paul Hodgetts, who switched careers to set up and run his own yoga business called Two Breaths More. You can…

In Memoriam – Brenda Hopkins

It is really sad to learn that Brenda Hopkins has passed away. Brenda lived at Orchard House in East Farndon and she moved to the…

Environment Agency – Routine Maintenance Factsheet

This factsheet has been developed for Parish and Town Councils to explain what the Environment Agency’s responsibilities are, the maintenance activities we may carry out in…

Greeting Cards for Sale….with all profits donated to the Foodbank !

In addition to the Parish Council’s support of Village food collections for the Market Harborough Jubilee Foodbank, our Parish Clerk, Caroline Burton, has been donating…

Beech Tree Plaque - Nov 2019
Do you know the History behind the Beech Tree ?

Please take a look at the new article from Judy Hodgetts that presents the history behind the Beech Tree that sits at the top of…

New WW2 History Article – Profile of Sir Alexander Stanier

Sir Alex and Lady Stanier lived in ‘The Manor’ on Back Lane, East Farndon, in the 1960s and early 1970s. Most of the village knew…

Incredible Historical Find in Little Oxendon – BBC News

A gold figurine found buried in a field could be an ornament from Henry VIII’s lost crown, according to the metal detectorist who discovered it.…