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 display, created by Alan Langley, Judy Hodgetts and Russell Burton, that featured past Royal Celebrations in the Village and details of 200 years of Parish Council (and its predecessors) Village support.

We are pleased to announce that the Exhibition content is now available to view on this website via the menu or by clicking the links below:

https://eastfarndon.org/platinum-jubilee-exhibition-royal-celebrations/

https://eastfarndon.org/platinum-jubilee-exhibition-parish-council-support

You can see further details on how East Farndon celebrated the Jubilee in style, and browse photos of these special events, by visiting our new Platinum Jubillee home page via the link below:

https://eastfarndon.org/platinum-jubilee-celebrations/

In addition, the Jubilee Organising Committee are very pleased to announce that the East Farndon Jubilee events produced proceeds of £4,738.87. These have been distributed in line with the Jubilee Committee Constitution as follows:

£1,542.87 to the East Farndon Parochial Church Council, the proceeds to be used for repairs to East Farndon Church.

£848.00 to the East Farndon Amenity Land Trust (Marriott Green).

£848.00 to the Market Harborough Jubilee Foodbank.

£900.00 to the East Farndon War Memorial maintenance & improvement fund to create an ongoing Jubilee physical legacy. Monies held by the Parish Council.

£100.00 to the Market Harborough Army Cadets.

£500.00 to be kept in a nominated reserve to meet printing costs for a Commemorative Jubilee Booklet. This will be sold and any proceeds distributed to the Church, Amenity Land and Foodbank. Monies held by the Parish Council.

Huge thanks to everyone for their help and support in making these events so special. If you have questions, please email Mervyn Curtis or Caroline Burton.

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WW2 Air Crash Talk – £308 raised for the War Memorial

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 full and the evening raised an amazing £308 for the upkeep and improvement of the East Farndon War Memorial.

The talk focused on the details of the two air crashes that happened in the village during World War II. Judy explained how she investigated them and told us about the intrigue that surrounds one of the crashes.

Judy was joined by Theresa Reed, who has been metal detecting the crash sites for many months, prior to them becoming protected. Theresa found and catalogued lots of pieces of aircraft wreckage, including several personal items. She put these on display and talked about the technicalities of how these interesting finds were detected and identified.

You can read more about the Air Crashes, the recent memorial events and see more WW2 articles on this website by clicking the link below,

https://eastfarndon.org/east-farndon-in-world-war-two

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 and how local residents can make their views known if they have a concern in relation to this.

Spring barley is being grown in the fields around East Farndon and during the early stages of growth the crop is very soft which makes it easy for birds of all kinds to trample it down to peck out the seeds.

Crows and Rooks can eat their way through a few acres of crop a day, so it quickly becomes a problem for crop farmers if they don’t take preventative measures – early mornings are the worst times apparently. This usually happens for a couple of weeks until the crop hardens around early July, the barley usually being combined in late July.

From a legal / environmental enforcement point of view, the Farmer is not doing anything wrong by using bird scaring devices. They are entitled to use such devices to manage crops and because they are trying to act responsibly by responding to local resident’s and Council requests, there is little enforcement that can happen. 

We are surrounded by beautiful countryside which is owned by farmers who grow crops that are essential. The crops need protecting and despite the inconvenience to residents, the audible devices used to protect crops are permitted providing the landowners take reasonable measures to reduce noise impact and do not use them for a prolonged time.

East Farndon Parish Council of course take the views of residents seriously and will manage them as effectively as we can, however we must also be mindful that because of the rural nature of the village, the Farmers that farm the land are at liberty to do so as best they can in order that we can all ultimately benefit.

If residents are unhappy with bird scaring devices, they are more than welcome and entitled to report this to West Northamptonshire Council (WNC), who will duly investigate.

East Farndon Parish Council would ask that residents instead report it to us so that we can investigate and liaise directly with the Farmer responsible to get a quicker resolution. This also means that it can all be dealt with at a local level – the farmer would much rather be approached in this manner.

You can contact East Farndon Parish Council, by clicking this link to send an email to our Parish Clerk, Caroline Burton.

Guidance on the use of auditory bird scarers, produced by the National Farming Union, is available by clicking this link, https://www.nfuonline.com/archive?treeid=59448

Any complaints can be reported to West Northamptonshire Council via this link: https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/environmental-health/noise-pollution

EFPC understands that environmental / noise complaints must be reported to the local authority in which the person complaining resides. If you are not a resident of East Farndon / West Northamptonsire then please check first with you own local authority, or contact EFPC as described above.

Village Hall Games Club – Thurs 14th July at 2.30pm

East Farndon Village Hall is launching an exciting new Games Club. This starts on Thursday 14th July at 2.30pm in The Village Hall. Going forward, Games Club will then take place on the second Thursday of each month.

This is a free to attend afternoon for residents to socialise, play games and have fun. Refreshments will be available.

If you have any questions, you can click this link to email Teresa White.

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 to everyone who helped to organise such memorable events.

Our multiple village events were very well attended and included: Beacons and Beverages on Thursday evening; Coffee Morning and Exhibition on Friday; a large afternoon and evening Family Festival on Saturday; and a Church Service on Sunday.

Every child in East Farndon had the opportunity to attend the special Jubilee Picnic Lunch and has received a commemorative Jubilee book token and water bottle. In addition, many thanks to all of our local sponsors who made multiple donations – we could not have achieved this without you.

Please click the link below to open our new Platinum Jubillee home page, where you can read more details about how East Farndon celebrated and browse photos of these special events.

https://eastfarndon.org/platinum-jubilee-celebrations/

If you have questions, please email Mervyn Curtis or Caroline Burton.

#eastfarndonjubilee #queensjubilee #villagelife #celebratetogether #livemusic #allageswelcome

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 of the current pilots is Flight Lieutenant Patrick Kershaw, “Red 3″. Patrick is from the Market Harborough area and was selected to join the elite RAF display team last year, after passing vigorous assessments to secure his place in the team.

There is a very useful website where you can track the movements of the Red Arrows for yourself. To check out when they are flying close to East Farndon, please click the link below,

https://www.military-airshows.co.uk/press22/redarrowsschedule2022.htm

Note: today they will transit back from the Headcorn display and are due to fly over Northampton and Market Harborough at 6.50pm.

You can also read more on the Patrick Kershaw story, featured on Harborough FM, by clicking the link below,

https://harboroughfm.co.uk/harborough-red-arrows-pilot-due-to-fly-over-town-today/?fbclid=IwAR0rROOKFZrPe2uNCyCq6Aq0lmaDnt37n5yhbsj3ycvkP2xPOrAqyei5eV4

Foodbank Collection – thanks for a big week & please keep donating

Your contributions are very much appreciated, but 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.

The Jubilee Foodbank have requested that we push for the donation of specific items as they have a number of critical stock outs. Please can residents do their best to donate the following. Note that all food collected is non-perishable, long-life or tinned.

​​​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 so please see the list below, or visit their 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 page.

MOST NEEDED​ – URGENT​

  • Tinned carrots
  • Tinned chicken in white sauce
  • Fray Bentos pies
  • Rice (500g packs)
  • Sandwich paste in small jars
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tinned Ham
  • Corned beef​

We are also short of:

  • Tinned peas
  • Smash–powdered mash potato
  • Tinned rice pudding
  • Tinned fruit
  • Pasta sauce
  • Tinned red meat such as bolognaise or stewed beef
  • Sugar (small bags–500g)
  • Tinned custard
  • Crackers
  • UHT juice or bottles of squash
  • Baked beans: after a long time saying we have too many, we now need a few more.
  • Jars of curry sauce to go with rice
  • UHT Semi-Skimmed milk
  • Tinned Potatoes
  • Tinned meatballs
  • Hotdogs
  • Used, clean and strong carrier bags/’Bags for life’

​We don’t currently need:

  • Other beans (chickpeas, red kidney beans, etc)
  • Tinned sweetcorn
  • Fish
  • Soup

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, increase local spend, and shine a spotlight on everything our area has to offer.

West Northamptonshire Council has worked with award-winning technology company Bubltown to create the new ExploreWN app.

The app is set to be launched later this summer, but businesses are invited to sign-up to it for free now, so they can set up their profile on the app and be ready to engage with customers from day one.

Funded by the Welcome Back Fund with the aim of helping businesses recover from the pandemic and return to growth, the platform offers a digital showcase for local businesses and attractions

It is free for any West Northamptonshire business to join and use, and allows them to create a profile, raise their reputation, boost their brand and increase sales. 

The app will give residents easy access to local goods, services and discounts right on their doorstep and will include features to promote events, walking routes and local attractions.

Councillor Daniel Lister, Cabinet Member for Economic Development & Town Centre Regeneration said: “This is a powerful platform which will provide businesses with the support they need to thrive in a more digital future as well as enhance the local quality of life, grow the local economy and support our vision of a thriving West Northamptonshire.

“We are dedicated to supporting businesses to grow, create jobs and prosper in this area. West Northants has the perfect combination of rural and urban offers and ExploreWN is going to showcase every hidden gem and reason to visit, shop and spend in our area.”

Businesses can find out more and sign up for free by visiting https://join.explorewn.co.uk