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East Farndon Defibrillator – located at the Village Hall

East Farndon has a Defibrillator that is located on the wall outside the Village Hall. Our unit is a portable, Semi-Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) that…

Film Night – Thurs 9th Feb – Marston Trussell Village Hall – 7.30pm

Tickets are £7.50 each in advance and can be purchased from Amanda Allen using the contact details in the poster above. Tickets are £10 on…

Macrame Making – Weds 1st March – Village Hall – 6pm

Angie Hill of Babble Craft will be hosting an introduction to mini macrame making where you can learn the technique of knotting to craft something…

Rural cost of living survey – please respond

The Rural Services Network recently featured the following article in their weekly rural newsletter:  https://rsnonline.org.uk/suffering-from-the-rural-cost-of-living-make-your-thoughts-known-in-…

WNC Latest News – January magazine, marking Holocaust memorial day, winter wellbeing & more

On this page you can view all of the latest news and information from West Northamptonshire Council (WNC). You can visit the WNC website at:https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/…

East Farndon War Memorial Restoration Fund – please donate

Following the Remembrance Service on Sunday 13th November 2022, a special event was held at the Village Hall to officially launch the War Memorial Restoration…

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Please do not park on the pavements in East Farndon

Once again, the issue of parking on pavements has been raised. The Parish Council has previously contacted the police to resolve this issue which obstructs…

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Parish Council minutes from January meeting now available

Click the link below to read the minutes from the latest East Farndon Parish Council meeting held on Wednesday 18th January 2023.

Enjoying walks safely in East Farndon and broader Northamptonshire

We are very fortunate to have a number of beautiful walks on our doorsteps within East Farndon and the broader Northamptonshire and Leicestershire countryside. The…

Foodbank Collections from East Farndon – a big thank you!

This January marks our two year anniversary for weekly donations from East Farndon residents to the Foodbank. A huge thank you to everyone for their…

Farndon Bridge – does anyone remember it?

Above is a photo that was lent to Alan Langley some years ago, looking down the Farndon Road from the Welland Park end. The railway…

New History Article – The Judith Stone

Did you know that we have a glacial heritage asset in the parish of East Farndon? The Judith Stone sits in a field in the…

Celebrating East Farndon – booklet update

Latest Update: Unfortunately the production of our unique booklet has been delayed. Thank you to everyone who has reserved a copy. In the new year,…

Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner asks for views on funding

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner asks for views on 2023/4 funding Proposed increase of £15 a year for an average Band D household – 5.3%…

New History Article – Biography of Fred Cox (1874-1942)

Fred Cox lived in East Farndon for 40 years and played a significant part in village life. He was chairman and managing director of R…

Zeppelins over East Farndon!

East Farndon resident Mike Lee has created an interesting and entertaining history article that covers a wide range of family recollections from 1916 onwards. This…

New Rules for Public Open Spaces – dogs & smoking

Latest: Note that these new rules have been challenged by professional dog walkers, causing WNC to suspend the enforcement shlist discussions take place. You can…

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner – New Flare Report App

The Office of Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (OPFCC) has launched the Flare Report App that allows women to report, anonymously and quickly, any incidents or behaviour that……

MoD UK-wide Veterans’ Survey

The Office for Veterans’ Affairs and Office for National Statistics have launched a UK-wide veterans’ survey with the aim of better understanding the experiences and…

News Archive by date posted

East Farndon Chinese New Year Celebration – thanks & see photos

2023 is the year of the Rabbit. Many thanks to the Village Hall Social Committee for organising such a fantastic Chinese New Year celebration on…

Father Christmas spotted in East Farndon?

He has been spotted out and about in East Farndon! along with some very festive partridges, turtle doves, french hens, calling birds, gold rings, geese,…

East Farndon ’12 Days of Christmas’ decorations – see map & photos

East Farndon is celebrating the Christmas season in style and we are excited to launch our first ever ‘12 Days of Christmas’ house decorating event.…

East Farndon Village Hall Christmas Soiree – many thanks for attending

Many thanks to the Village Hall Social Committee for inviting everyone to the Christmas Soiree on Friday 9th December 2022. Everyone had a great time…

Farndon Calendar 2023 – now sold out

All 100 copies of the East Farndon calendar have now been sold, raising a fantastic total of £516 (including donations), for the Air Ambulance. Many…

East Farndon Remembrance Service 2022

Many thanks to LCpl Oliver Burton, 22nd Signal Regiment, Scott Harrison, former RAF Airspace Battle Manager and Richard Everard, OBE DL, for attending our village…

East Farndon Queen’s Green Canopy Tree Planting

On Remembrance Sunday, November 13th 2022, East Farndon completed it’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations with the planting of a tree on Marriott Green. Villagers gathered…

East Farndon Wine Tasting Event – thank you for attending

Many thanks to everyone who attended. It was a great evening with lots of wine drunk and cheese consumed. The event raised a fantastic total…

Jubilee Tree Planting & Remembrance Day Service – Sunday 13th November 2022

East Farndon will be holding three significant events on Sunday 13th November 2022. Jubilee Tree Planting Ceremony – Marriott Green – 10.30am The Queen’s Green…

WWII Air Crash mystery solved & new history article!

Exciting news that Judy Hodgetts has updated her article relating to the WWII air crashes that occured in East Farndon on July 13th 1944. Many…

History of the East Farndon War Memorial

Judy Hodgetts and Jess Oakden have put together a special article on the history of the East Farndon War Memorial to mark the launch of…

Ivy House – history article updated

Russell Burton has updated his article that was first published in 2021. Russell has included additional information that has recently come to light, and he…

Bonfire Night – Levitt’s Field – Saturday 5th Nov at 7pm

East Farndon residents are invited to a private Bonfire Night to be held at Levitt’s Field. The entrance is via the stile and footpath off…

Farndon Fun Social Evening – Village Hall – Saturday 5th Nov, 7pm-10pm

On Saturday 5th November we will hold our third ‘Farndon Fun Monthly Social’ in the Village Hall from 7pm to 10pm. Bring your own drinks…

WNC Pilot Scheme to prevent fly-tipping extended

A pilot scheme which helps landowners clear and prevent fly-tipping has been extended for another 12 months in West Northamptonshire. When fly-tipping takes place on…

Children’s Halloween Party – Village Hall – Saturday 29th Oct at 4.30pm

Calling all witches, ghosts and ghouls! You are invited to our East Farndon Children’s Halloween Party in the Village Hall on Saturday 29th October. 4.30pm…

Beware – spate of burglaries in our area

Please be aware of a spate of recent burglaries from farm buildings between East Farndon and Great Oxendon and also at Rothwell. There have also…

Harborough Movie Makers – Village Hall – thank you for attending

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

Macmillan Coffee Morning – thank you for attending

Many thanks to everyone who attended the Macmillan Coffee Morning in the Village Hall on Friday 30th September 2022. The event raised a fantastic total…

Scam Texts Warning – Energy Bills Support Scheme

Daventry Area Community Transport – volunteer drivers needed

An urgent and important message from Phil Houston CEO Daventry Area Community Transport (DACT). I am writing to ask for your assistance in finding new…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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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.…

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…

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…

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 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…

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.…