Parish Council Introduction

East Farndon Parish Council is a small local authority that represents the first level of local government and it is invariably the first place that people will go with concerns or ideas on how to improve our community.

The Parish Council considers and comments on all local planning applications and manages a wide range of services on behalf of the Village including areas such as burials, street lighting, public benches, litter bins, etc. It also acts as a focal point in bringing together and supporting a number of Village events as well as coordinating community services such as footpaths, grounds maintenance, tree protection, etc. 

Meetings usually take place at 7.45pm on the second Tuesday of alternate months, and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. The meeting dates, agendas and minutes are published on this website together with full details of the Parish Council finances, policies and procedures.

The Parish has a Council of seven voluntary Councillor positions and one professional Parish Clerk. If a vacancy occurs it will be advertised via the notice board and this website. If you would like to help build our community, or have any comments or queries, please email the Parish Clerk at: parishclerk.eastfarndon@gmail.com

East Farndon belongs to the Brixworth Ward of the West Northamptonshire Council and our Ward Councillors are shown below. Click their names to get in contact via email. Stephen Mold is our Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

East Farndon Parish Councillors

Photograph of Mervyn Curtis
Mervyn Curtis (Chair)

Mervyn was born in Northamptonshire and moved to East Farndon in 2017, joining the Parish Council in early 2019. He is an engineer by background and a retired Vice President of IT having worked for British Timken, RTZ and Honeywell. He is a keen but average golfer, enjoys diy, taking as many holidays as possible and spending quality time with his wife Laurel, grown up kids and young grandson. Mervyn is acting as Webmaster for the Parish Council and lives at Mill House, Main Street, East Farndon, LE16 9SJ.

email Mervyn at: mcurtis.efpc@gmail.com

Photograph of Russel Burton
Russell Burton (Vice Chair)

Russell has been on the Parish Council for over 20 years, having lived in the village for 25 years with his wife and now grown up children.  He is a retired project manager who worked for 30 years in the public sector. For the Parish Council his particular interest has been trying to address the speeding problem in the village. His interests include music, he is bass player of the band Mighty Mighty, and following, with a heavy heart, the results of Birmingham City. Russell lives at Ivy House, Main Street, East Farndon, LE16 9SH.

email Russell at: russellburton95@gmail.com

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Jan Cooper

Jan has been a member of the Parish Council for 4 years. She is one of the people who looks after the defibrillator and organises training on the equipment. Jan is semi-retired from a career in HR and also plays a part in the East Farndon Village Hall Committee and the Jubilee Foodbank. She has strong interests in social justice and promoting lifelong learning. Jan lives at Hillside, Main Street, East Farndon, LE16 9SJ.

email Jan at: jcooperefpc@gmail.com

Bernie Fallon

Bernie settled in East Farndon with his family in 2018 having previously lived in Dorset. He runs his own business providing technology solutions to other businesses, mainly in the film and TV industries. Bernie is a keen aviator, having obtained his pilots licence a number of years ago, and an accomplished drummer, percussionist and pianist. He has performed with many well known artists. Bernie lives at 7 Harborough Road, East Farndon, LE16 9SF.

email Bernie at: bfallon.efpc@gmail.com

Scott Harrison

Scott moved to East Farndon in 2019 and joined the Parish Council in 2021. Serving in the Royal Air Force, he flies as an Airspace Battle Manager onboard the E-3D Sentry, based out of Lincolnshire. A keen cyclist, Scott also enjoys reading and getting outdoors. Scott lives with his partner Joanna, at 2 The Wharri, Main Street, LE16 9SH.

email Scott at: scott.harrisonefpc@gmail.com

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Paul Hodgetts

Paul moved to East Farndon in 2016 with his wife Judy and joined the Parish Council in 2017. He is now retired having previously run the Worldwide Enablement Business for a large US based computer firm. Paul has since re-qualified as a Yoga teacher and runs a regular practice. In his spare time Paul plays golf, runs, bakes and is an avid follower of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, but please don’t hold that against him ! Paul lives at 4 Rectory Court, East Farndon, LE16 9SU.

email Paul at: paulhodgettsefpc@gmail.com

Elaine Pepler

Elaine has lived in East Farndon for 12 years, raising her son and daughter in the village. From home, she runs a daycare/home boarding/dog walking business. Prior to having her children, Elaine worked in the Pharmaceutical industry. She is Welfare Officer and Trustee at Harborough Town Football Club, and Welfare Officer at Bowden Cricket Club. Elaine is a long term season ticket holder at Leicester City FC and loves gardening, travelling and walking her dog. Elaine lives at Ferendone House, Granary Yard, Main Street, East Farndon, LE16 9BS.

email Elaine at: peplerelaine6@gmail.com

Parish Clerk

Photograph of Caroline Burton
Caroline Burton (Parish Clerk)

Caroline has been Clerk to the Parish Council since September 2018 and also held the post previously from 2003 to 2007. She is a retired civil servant and qualified accountant. She has lived in the village for 25 years with her husband and now grown up children. Her hobbies include reading and making greeting cards and jewellery for charity. Caroline lives at Ivy House, Main Street, East Farndon, LE16 9SH.

email Caroline at: parishclerk.eastfarndon@gmail.com


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