East Farndon Village Hall will be holding their AGM on Thursday 11th April 2024. The meeting starts at 7.30pm in the Village Hall and all villagers and hall users are very welcome to attend. The official notice is shown below.
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.”
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milestone of 100 years of East Farndon enjoying a wide variety of Village Hall events, Alan Langley has prepared a new historical document to add to our ever growing Village History section on this website.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.
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
A Man called Otto
The Great Escaper
Q2 – What movie genre do you prefer? (please indicate all that apply)
Thriller / adventure
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?
The next Coffee Morning get together will be on Friday 29th March 2024, from 10.30am to 12.00pm. As well as being a sociable get together of friends and neighbours past and present, the gatherings raise valuable funds for East Farndon charities and other causes through the sale of refreshments, books and raffles. Everyone is welcome and entry is free.
Please save the date and join us at the East Farndon Village Fete on Saturday 15th June 2024. This will be held at Haynes Field, Harborough Road, East Farndon, LE16 9SG. There will be stalls, games, food and drink, with parking available. Everyone welcome! More information will be published nearer the time.
Many thanks to everyone who attended our Chinese New Year Celebration at the Village Hall on Sat Feb 10th 2024. It was a great event and please click the link below to view a few photos from the evening.
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.
Community Speedwatch is returning to East Farndon in late April 2024, with speed checks by our team of local residents taking place between Saturday 27th April and Saturday 25th May. It is very easy to get involved and become part of the East Farndon Speedwatch team, please click this link to email Bernie Fallon for more information.