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.

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.

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/