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  • Farningham Parish Council appoints new Clerk

    Farningham Parish Council appoints new Clerk

    29th November 2020

    As you may already know our Clerk Jane Grey retires on 30th November after many years’ service to the community. We send Jane all our very best wishes for her retirement. We are delighted to say that her replacement Amanda Barlow joined us last week and will take over fully from Jane on 1st December. Amanda is an experienced Parish Council Clerk and has achieved the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification. She will work for us on a part-time basis and continue working for another Parish as Clerk. For many of you, your knowledge of the Clerk’s role will be based around local issues and queries that you have corresponded with, or spoken to, Jane about but the role of Clerk is wider than. The Clerk acts as the Proper Officer of the Council and as such is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions, and in particular to serve or issue all the notifications required by law. Key aspects include: Ensuring that the Council’s...

  • End of an era

    13th November 2020

    The Parish Clerk, Jane Gray, will bring the curtain down on 29 years’ service to our village when she attends her final Parish Council meeting on December 2. Jane has decided to take a well-earned retirement and with husband Ian plans to spend more time with their two sons and families, which...

  • Parish Council returns to full strength

    Parish Council returns to full strength

    13th November 2020

    Following the resignation of Councillor Hirons the Council is now back to full strength with the appointment of Sam Pointer. Sam has lived in Farningham for seven years and has a strong interest in heritage and restoration. We were delighted to have such a strong interest in the position and...

  • Hills Lane, Knatts Valley Road Closure

    Hills Lane, Knatts Valley Road Closure

    12th November 2020

    Hills Lane, Knatts Valley Road will be closed to through traffic for up to seven days from 12 November, between Goodbury Road and Knatts Valley Road. The road closure is to enable Kent County Council to remove fly tipping from the road. ...

  • Fort Farningham

    Fort Farningham

    7th November 2020

    Somewhere near Pedham Place and sited to give a commanding field of fire over the Darent Valley, are the almost complete remains of an interesting military building constructed towards the end of the 19th century. Whilst often referred to as a "fort" it is in fact one of a series of defended...

  • Eynsford Fireworks 7th. November 2020

    Eynsford Fireworks 7th. November 2020

    15th October 2020

    Eynsford Fireworks 7th. November 2020 After over 40 years the Village Fireworks show will take place at 7PM sharp; the story and the details written by a Riverside Players Thespian are on the JustGiving site: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/richard-frankson The location of the firing...

  • Recent Poll on siting charging points for Electric Vehicles in the Village

    Recent Poll on siting charging points for Electric Vehicles in the Village

    15th October 2020

    The Results are in! Recent Poll on siting charging points for Electric Vehicles in the Village We recently polled parishioners to gauge interest in siting charging points for Electric Vehicles in the Village, the poll has now closed, and the results are in. When asked the question, "Would...

  • Vacancy for Parish Clerk

    Vacancy for Parish Clerk

    8th October 2020

    Vacancy for Parish Clerk - upon the retirement of the current incumbent Ideally the new Parish Clerk will know Farningham well and have experience of working as a Parish Clerk or Assistant, but training and support can be provided. The role could suit someone already working part-time as a...

  • Friends of Farningham - Saturday 3rd. October 2020

    Friends of Farningham - Saturday 3rd. October 2020

    7th October 2020

    The soggy weather did not deter eight of us gathering at the village hall for our penultimate meet of the season. One of the eight was indeed a rookie and we are very pleased to welcome Bettina on board. We decided to concentrate on cleaning up the vast number of seed pods deposited by the...

  • Notice of Parish Councillor Vacancy

    Notice of Parish Councillor Vacancy

    6th October 2020

    Formal Notice of the vacancy for a Parish Councillor, previously advertised by the Council, has now been issued by Sevenoaks District Council and can be viewed here:https://www.farninghamparishcouncil.org/imgs/notice_of_councillor_vacancy_8_october_2020643.pdf ...

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