WNC News – Postal voters urged to apply early for May elections & Jan newsletter

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WNC Town & Parish Briefing – Monthly Comprehensive Newsletter

 January edition of the Town and Parish Briefing

WNC News Releases – highlighted by East Farndon Parish Council

Feb 26th 2024 – Postal voters urged to apply early for the May elections

Jan 24th 2024 – Eligible households to benefit from funding to make their homes more efficient

Sept 27th 2023 – Earning £400 or less a week? You may be eligible for £300 towards your household bills

East Farndon Polo Ground – new history article

Many will be remember that back in October 2023, Alan Langley gave an illustrated history talk entitled ‘Grand Dukes, Diamonds and a Farndon Polo Ground’. Alan has recently published another article for our Village History section, describing the history of the East Farndon Polo Ground. You can read this interesting article by clicking the link below.

A few people have asked about the location of the polo field. Alan says, “I was told by John Hart (who built Greenfields and was living there at the time), that the polo field was in Oak Tree Close, which is the field between the vineyard and the bridleway, looking to the left of the vineyard from Marston Lane. To me, it doesn’t look flat enough, but maybe the part away from the road has just about enough levelish ground for a pitch. People used to get to it along the ‘road’ i.e. the bridleway, according to the reports in the paper. It doesn’t look like the best field for a polo ground, but evidence points that way, to my knowledge.”

Use this Quick Link to read more on our home pages for Village History.

Celebrating 100 Years of East Farndon Village Hall

The first East Farndon Village Hall was opened in February 1924. To celebrate the major milestone of 100 years of East Farndon enjoying a wide variety of Village Hall events, Alan Langley has prepared a new historical document to add to our ever growing Village History section on this website. You can read this latest interesting article by clicking the link below.

Use these Quick Links to read more on our home pages for Village Hall &  Village History.

Movie Night – Weds 13th Mar 2024 – The Great Escaper – East Farndon VH – 7.30pm

East Farndon and Marston Trussell have teamed up to run an autumn / winter series of movie nights at their Village Halls. All movies start at 7.30pm, with tickets priced at £7, which includes a free ice cream. Please feel free to bring your own chairs, cushions for comfort, and refreshments! If you have any questions, use this link to email Jo Shaw or call Jo or Amanda using the numbers on the poster. The scheduled films are,

Mar 13th – East Farndon VH – The Great Escaper

Village Hall Movie Nights – please give us your views

The organisers of the East Farndon and Marston Trussell movie nights would like to hear your views on the following questions. Please can you email your views, using these links, to Jo Shaw and / or Amanda Allen. You can also give them a call using the numbers on the poster.

Q1 – If you have seen any of the films this year, please rate them out of ten:

  • What’s love got to do with it
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
  • Bank of Dave
  • Dream Horse
  • A Man called Otto
  • The Great Escaper

Q2 – What movie genre do you prefer? (please indicate all that apply)

  • Romance
  • Period drama
  • Book adaptions
  • Thriller / adventure
  • Horror
  • Documentary
  • Foreign language films
  • “Art house” films
  • Classic old films

Q3 – How far have you travelled to attend our Movie Nights?

Q4 – How did you find out about us?

Q5 – Is there anything you feel we could improve for next year?

Thank you!

Harborough District Council – development of new local plan in process

As many will know, in December 2023, Harborough District Council (HDC) voted to adopt a big increase in the council’s housebuilding target and to develop a new local plan. The consultation process related to the new local plan is now underway. It is early in the process, but you can view the details and contribute to the various consultations by clicking the link below.


East Farndon Parish Council (EFPC) will be keeping a close eye on the new HDC local plan development and commenting where appropriate, especially in relation to any proposals that relate to housing development between East Farndon and Market Harborough. EFPC will also stay close to any local plan developments related to West Northants Council and will keep everyone updated via this website and the village Facebook page.

If you have any questions, please click this link to email our Parish Clerk, Caroline Burton.