East Farndon Gigaclear – finally fixed on Friday Dec 2nd

A number of residents have been without internet since Thursday Oct 27th.

Apparently the Gigaclear fibre broadband cable was cut on Main Street, just up from Orchard House, rumoured to be by Open Reach digging up the path to find a cable, possibly related to their initiative to bring BT fibre into the village.

The fix was supposed to be on Tuesday Nov 8th but Gigaclear organised the wrong traffic control and cancelled the work. They tried again on Wednesday Nov 16th but failed.

Service was finally restored late on Friday Dec 2nd.

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 is especially designed for people with little or no medical background.

In the event of an emergency, always call 999 and follow the instructions from your local ambulance service. If you need to access the Defibrillator, simply pull the plastic tag to break it off, then rotate the cabinet housing to the left.

The Village Hall is located on Main Street, pretty much in the middle of the Village, at postcode LE16 9SH or what3words location ///spaces.amending.cheesy

If coming down the hill on Main Street, the Village Hall is on your right, approx 100 yards past the War Memorial / Back Lane turning. If coming up the hill on Main Street, the Village Hall is on your left, but if you get to the War Memorial / Back Lane turning, then you have gone too far.

To read more about this unit, and view an instruction video, please click this link: https://eastfarndon.org/east-farndon-defibrillator-important-information/

East Farndon Village Hall

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 make them feel unsafe when they are out and about in Northamptonshire. Police will collate and analyse the reports made, so that problem areas can be identified and action taken to improve those areas where people feel unsafe.

The OPFCC is looking to encourage as many people as possible to download the app and to cascade through their own contacts and networks. Flare Report can be downloaded to Apple or Android devices.

Women and girls can use the app to report incidents and behaviour that are inappropriate and make them feel unsafe, such as cat calling, comments or touching, street harassment or other threatening behaviour. Crimes can be reported on Flare Report but not if they need an immediate police response.

Weekly Foodbank Collection – from East Farndon residents

Your weekly 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 above the war memorial on the opposite side). You will find a box on the porch outside each house where you can deposit your food donations.

​​​If you would like to donate but are unable to drop off at either points then please email Paul Hodgetts or Mervyn Curtis and we will arrange to collect.

Every week, the Jubilee Foodbank pick up from us early on a Tuesday morning. They are specific about the type of food they will accept and publish an up to date list of urgent items that they are short of. Please visit the Foodbank website to see the latest wanted list. Click on Shopping List – Jubilee Foodbank Market Harborough.

We will continue to keep everyone up to date with progress via this Website and the village Facebook and Instagram pages.

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 Remembrance Service at the War Memorial on Sunday November 13th.

The service was followed by a special event in the Village Hall to launch the East Farndon War Memorial Restoration Fund. You can read more by clicking this link: https://eastfarndon.org/east-farndon-war-memorial-restoration-fund-please-donate/

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 together to attend the ceremony, part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative. East Farndon decided to plant the tree to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year and also to pay tribute to Her Majesty the Queen following her sad passing in September.

Many thanks to Richard Everard OBE DL, who planted the tree on behalf of the village.

Also many thanks to Judy Hodgetts, Jess Oakden, the Jubilee Committee, the Parish Council and the Marriott Green team for their support in making this happen.

Judy and Jess, our resdent tree wardens, chose an english native tree, a crab apple (malus) called Comtesse de Paris with white blossom and yellow fruit.

On the sad passing of the Queen, a number of residents placed flowers under the Beech Tree near Marriott Green. These were collected and composted so that they could be included with the soil used to plant our Jubilee tree.

You can read more about the East Farndon Platinum Jubilee celebrations by clicking this link: https://eastfarndon.org/platinum-jubilee-celebrations/

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 needs of the UK veteran population.

The survey is seeking views from all UK armed forces veterans and their families. Hearing from our veteran community is vital and that is why the government has launched a UK-wide Veterans’ Survey.

This is the first-ever exercise to collect feedback from the veterans’ community across the UK coordinated by the Office for Veterans’ Affairs and the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The online survey was launched on 10 November and will be live for 12 weeks.

The survey gives ex-UK armed forces personnel and their families the opportunity to provide direct feedback to the government on their experiences, access to and use of services for veterans.

Responses to the survey will help us better understand the experiences, needs and well-being of our veteran community, and guide future action. It is important we hear a wide range of views and we would like to encourage as many ex-UK armed forces veterans and their families to share feedback as possible.

Your views matter, so please take part today. Complete the Veterans’ Survey on the ONS website.
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