Jubilee Tree Planting & Remembrance Day Service – Sunday 13th November 2022

East Farndon will be holding three significant events on Sunday 13th November 2022.

Jubilee Tree Planting Ceremony – Marriott Green – 10.30am

The Queen’s Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. East Farndon will be taking part by planting a tree at Marriott Green on Sunday 13th November. All are welcome to attend, please arrive at 10.20am for the planting at 10.30am.

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Remembrance Day Service – War Memorial – 11.00am

Following the tree planting, a wreath laying remembrance service will take place at the War Memorial. Please arrive at 10.50am for the service at 11.00am.

Refreshments & Launch of War Memorial Restoration Fund – Village Hall – 11.15am

Following the Remembrance Service, refreshments will be available at the Village Hall where the War Memorial Restoration Fund will be officially launched. Cash donations for the refreshments are welcome, and all proceeds will be added to the War Memorial fund.

In addition, there will be a display of the history of the War Memorial, and further, the unveiling of the WI embroidery will take place in the Village Hall at this time.

East Farndon War Memorial Restoration Fundwhy is it needed?

Over the years, a number of residents have helped to look after the East Farndon War Memorial.

An initiative, initially led by Jess Oakden and Judy Hodgetts, has identified a desire to clean, repair and refurbish this important village space, potentially including replacing the gravel with stone paving, re-pointing some of the walls and making the steps more even. Quotes have indicated that this work will cost in the order of £9,000.

The Parish Council has overall responsibility for the War Memorial. At our last meeting we agreed to support the current team of residents by forming a War Memorial Restoration working group, with the aim of helping to move this initiative forward, especially in relation to raising funds, overseeing building works and organising volunteers to help as needed.

The working group is led by Councillor Scott Harrison and the team will publish regular updates on this website. The group will ensure that any work carried out is fully within the strict War Memorial renovation regulations and guidelines.

The Parish Council really appreciates the recent donations from the Jubilee celebrations, the WI and from a number of special events organised by residents. This has resulted in a current fund of around £2,000 towards the work.

If anyone would like to make a donation, get involved in fundraising for the project, or offer support in another way, please email either Scott Harrison or Caroline Burton or Mervyn Curtis

A Go Fund Me page has now been set up to make it easier for people to donate on line. Please click this link to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/east-farndon-war-memorial-renovation-fund/widget/large

Bonfire Night – Levitt’s Field – Saturday 5th Nov at 7pm

East Farndon residents are invited to a private Bonfire Night to be held at Levitt’s Field. The entrance is via the stile and footpath off the Lubenham Road.

The lighting of a large bonfire will take place at 7pm. Villagers are welcome to come and enjoy Bonfire Night at their own risk. Please keep all children under close supervision, and take all litter home, as this is a field that is normally occupied by animals.

The Bonfire Night event is private and not a Village Hall promotion, however the hall will be open afterwards from 7.30 to 10pm for the monthly fun social evening. Please bring your own food and drink. See the events page for further information.

Children’s Halloween Party – Village Hall – Saturday 29th Oct at 4.30pm

Calling all witches, ghosts and ghouls! You are invited to our East Farndon Children’s Halloween Party in the Village Hall on Saturday 29th October.

4.30pm start followed by trick or treating around the village from 6pm. Spooky disco and snacks! Donations to the Village Hall on entrance  🎃👻💀

Villagers – please display a visible decoration or lantern if you are happy for us to call at your house. All children must be supervised by an adult.

Harborough Movie Makers – Village Hall – thank you for attending

The Harborough Movie Makers presented a programme of their films on Friday 14th October 2022, at 7.30 p.m. in the East Farndon Village Hall.

The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who attended and the event raised a fantastic total of £140 for the East Farndon War Memorial Fund.

The programme consisted of three films:

“Tales of a Land Army Girl” about Pat Fox of Lubenham and her work during World War 2.

“Welland Valley Vineyard” about David Bates’s vines by the Marston Road.

“The Battle of Naseby” telling the story of the tumultuous events of June 1645.

Many thanks to Alan Langley for organising this event.

In memory of HM The Queen

Our thoughts are with the Royal Family following news that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, has passed.

East Farndon Parish Council has placed flowers under the Beech Tree near Marriott Green and residents can place their own flowers at this location if they wish to. The Beech Tree is a very fitting location for our floral tributes, as it commemorates the coronation of the Queen’s parents. Flowers will be removed for composting on Tuesday 20th September.

East Farndon Parish Council has organised a Book of Condolence that is situated at the Village Hall. This will be open on the following dates and times for residents to visit, reflect and sign the Book of Condolence. Please can villagers pass on this information, especially to those who do not have internet access.

Friday 9th Sept – 5.00 – 6.00pm and also during the Farndon Social event on Friday evening.
Saturday 10th Sept – 9.00 – 10.00am
Sunday 11th Sept – 7.00 – 8.00pm
Monday 12th Sept – 6.00 – 7.00pm
Tuesday 13th Sept – 10.30 – 11.30am
Wednesday 14th Sept – 6.00 – 7.00pm
Thursday 15th Sept – 11.30 – 12.30pm
Friday 16th Sept – 5.00 – 6.00pm
Saturday 17th Sept – 5.00 – 6.00pm
Sunday 18th Sept – 5.00 – 6.00pm
Monday 19th Sept – 9.00 – 10.00am
Tuesday 20th Sept – 2.00 – 3.00pm

An online book of condolence is available on the Royal Family’s website. The West Northants Council books of condolence will be available as follows:

  • Northampton Guildhall: 8.30am to 6pm (Saturdays 9.30am to 5pm)
  • Towcester Forum: 9am to 5pm
  • Daventry Lodge Road: 9am to 5pm

All books of condolence will be closed on the day after the Queen’s funeral. Once closed, the books will form part of West Northamptonshire Council’s archive so that future generations are able to easily gain access to them and find out the way in which national events are marked.

Timeline overview

See below a summary of the timeline of the official West Northants Council events through the 10 days of national mourning.

Friday, 9 September

  • The Union flag on council buildings will be flown at half-mast. Other flags will be removed during the period of national mourning.
  • 18.00 The King will broadcast to the nation – St Paul’s Cathedral will hold a service open to the public which will be broadcast nationally.
  • An evening service at 19.00 will be held at All Saints Church, Northampton. Other services to be held in the county

Saturday, 10 September

  • Laying of wreath by the Lord Lieutenant at Garden of Remembrance, All Saints Church, Northampton at 10.00am. Other ceremonies to be held in the county.
  • The Proclamation will be read at St James’ Palace London, 11:00
  • The Union flag will be flown at full-mast at 11:00 (timing of Proclamation)

Sunday, 11 September (County Proclamation)

  • The Proclamation will be read at noon at Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast
  • The Proclamation will be read at 13.00 by the High Sheriff, on behalf of the county, at All Saints Church, Northampton.  Special dispensation for the flying of the Union flag at full mast, then immediately returned to half-mast once proclamation is read.
  • At all other locations The Union flag will be flown at half-mast at 13:00
  • The Proclamation will be read at 14:30 at parish and town level. The Union flag can be raised to full mast during the local ceremony and returned to half-mast afterwards.

Sunday, 18 September (eve of funeral)

  • A morning service  at 11.00am will be held at All Saints Church, Northampton. Those wishing to attend are advised that they can arrive at any time after 10am and must be seated by 10.40am at the latest. A ceremonial procession will progress from the Judge’s Lodgings in George Row, arriving at the church where dignitaries will be guided to their seating ready for the service to start at 11am. The service will also be live streamed on social media and sound will be broadcast via a sound system outside the church.
  • A Service of Commemoration will take place at the St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Market Place, Kettering, from 3.30pm and all are welcome to attend.
  • An evening service will be held at Peterborough Cathedral
  • Other services to be held in the county
  • A national one-minute silence is being held at 20.00. The Prime Minister’s office said “The silence can be marked privately at home on your own or with friends and neighbours, out on your doorstep or street with neighbours, or at any locally arranged community events and vigils.”

Monday, 19 September (funeral)

  • The Queen will receive a State Funeral
  • There will be a two-minute silence at 11:00

Tuesday, 20 September

  • The Union flag will be flown at full-mast at 08:00. Any other flags can now be flown at full-mast.
  • Usual practices resume

If you have any questions, please email Caroline Burton, Parish Clerk or Mervyn Curtis, Parish Council Chair

In Memoriam – Bryan Dunnill

It is really sad to learn that Bryan Dunnill has passed away. Bryan lived in East Farndon for many years and everyone loved his friendly, positive and happy personality.

Bryan was fully involved in village life, as illustrated in the photo, which shows him (front left) helping out with the installation of the newly restored church bell.

Bryan’s family invites friends from East Farndon to attend his funeral, to be held at 3pm on Wednesday 14th September 2022 in East Farndon Church, and afterwards at East Farndon Village Hall.

May he rest in peace.

Thank you for supporting the Harvest Festival service and lunch

Many thanks to all of those who attended the East Farndon Harvest Festival service at the church, followed by lunch at the Village Hall, on Sunday September 11th 2022. Everyone had a great time and all proceeds have been donated to the Market Harborough Jubilee Foodbank.

You can see from the photo below that the food collected this week, which included donations at the church service, purchases from the proceeds of the lunch and our normal weekly resident donations, have produced a massive haul and we think an all time record for our weekly East Farndon Foodbank Collection.

A huge thank you to everyone who attended and special thanks to the Village Hall Social Committee, in particular, Teresa, Jess, Jo, Sam, Rosie, Anthea and Laurel, for organising and delivering a very special lunch event.

East Farndon Jubilee events raise £848 for the Foodbank in Market Harborough

East Farndon celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style. Everyone had a great time and the special events raised valuable funds for our local community charities.

The Jubilee Committee were delighted to present £848 to Gavin Dean, Assistant Treasurer of the Market Harborough Jubilee Foodbank. The photo shows Gavin with Sam Beesley and Jo Shaw from the Jubilee Committee and Melanie Duke from the East Farndon Parish Council.

You can read more details and browse photos from the multiple Jubilee events, that raised a superb total of £4,738.87 for our local community, by visiting our Platinum Jubillee home page via the website menu and/or the link below:


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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