MP Chris Heaton-Harris Visits East Farndon and Opposes Major Housing Development

On 14th January 2022, our local MP, Chris Heaton-Harris, visited East Farndon to meet with members of the East Farndon Parish Council (EFPC) and to see for himself, the size, scale and locations of the proposed major housing development between East Farndon and Market Harborough.

He has confirmed his 100% support for the EFPC objections to these developments and will do everything he can to support us in preventing these plans from going ahead.

A Google Maps overlay that illustrates the proposed development is shown below. Full details about the development, the EFPC response and information on how resident’s can object, are located in the Parish Council section of this website. To access, please use the menu or click the link below,

https://eastfarndon.org/major-housing-development

The latest situation is that West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) are not including these development proposals in their strategic plan, but Harborough District Council (HDC) still regard them as a potential option to include in their upcoming strategic plan.

EFPC will continue to work hard, together with our Ward Councillors and our local MP, Chris Heaton-Harris, to convince both WNC and HDC to scrap these proposals as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the East Farndon Parish Clerk or any of the Councillors. Their contact details can be accessed on this website, using this link, https://eastfarndon.org/parish-council/

Google Maps with overlay showing Major Housing Development Areas
Bench Under the Beech Tree

Vacancy for East Farndon Parish Councillor

Following a resignation, there is a vacancy for a Parish Councillor for East Farndon. An election will be held if, within 14 days of this notice, ten electors request one. Otherwise, the Parish Council will, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy following its co-option procedure.

You can access the official notice by clicking the link below,

You can view the East Farndon Parish Council co-option procedure by clicking the link below,

You can see more about how the Parish Council operates by clicking the link below,

Navigate to Parish Council home page

If you have any questions, please email Caroline Burton, the Parish Clerk by clicking the link below,

email Caroline Burton, Parish Clerk

Foodbank Collection – we need more help in 2022!

Our very first East Farndon collection for the Foodbank was Jan 14th 2021 (see attached photo). We therefore are just about to celebrate our first birthday!

Now that the Christmas and New Year holidays are over, it is more important than ever that we keep donating. Please help when you can.

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,

  • Custard (tinned or long life carton)
  • Fray Bentos pies
  • Tinned chicken and red meat (such as chicken in sauce, chilli, meatballs, hot dogs, chicken curry, meat stew)
  • Any tinned veg, but particularly peas and carrots
  • Smash mash potato
  • Jam
  • Marmalade

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 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.

East Farndon Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations 2022 – Save the Dates!

2022 is destined to be a special year. The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations take place over the extended bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June. There are multiple national events, including the lighting of beacons across the world at 9.15pm on Thursday evening.

In addition, it is 200 years since the Parish Council started as a Vestry meeting on 31st May 1822, this replaced by a Parish Meeting in 1895, becoming the Parish Council in 1977.

East Farndon Parish Council (EFPC) is coordinating across our multiple village organisations to organise Jubilee events so that we can bring people together to celebrate in style. We have formed a Jubilee Celebrations Committee and are looking for help from as many volunteers as possible.

At this stage, please Save the Dates for the following village events that are currently in the planning stage. 

Thursday 2nd June – Jubilee Beacons & Beer

Two of our local farmers, Nigel & Richard, have kindly offered to light beacons to open the celebrations. Villagers will be invited to gather at Richard’s farm at the top of the hill to get a panoramic view of the beacons. This will be an informal event with people bringing their own food and drink if they wish to.

Friday 3rd June – Jubilee Coffee Morning

The Village Hall will hold a special Coffee Morning that will include a historical display that features Royal Celebrations in the village and 200 years of village support from the Parish Council.

Saturday 4th June – Jubilee Family Festival

We will hold a sizeable outdoor event that will take place on Nigel’s field at the bottom of the hill. During the afternoon, this will include a traditional Fete, a special Jubilee Children’s Lunch, Games and a variety of Armed Forces Displays. From late afternoon into the evening, we will enjoy the performances of multiple Music Acts, combined with a Bar and Food.

If you have any comments or questions or would like to volunteer to help, please contact the Jubilee Celebrations Committee by emailing the Co-chairs, Caroline Burton and / or Mervyn Curtis via the following links.

email Caroline Burton

email Mervyn Curtis