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  • Farningham Day - Saturday 4 September 2021 - 11am -3pm Market Meadow/Village Hall

    Farningham Day - Saturday 4 September 2021 - 11am -3pm Market Meadow/Village Hall

    10th July 2021

    After a long 18 months we have an opportunity for Farningham residents to get together again. Join us for a variety of activities including: barbeque, tea and cakes, a dog show children's activities and entertainment,live music, a jigsaw puzzle exchange, a beer tent …and much more. Entry will be free to Farningham residents. Our local businesses will be there to show what they have to offer as will our various clubs, groups and organisations. In the week before Farningham Day there will be a ‘Farningham in Bloomers’ street competition so dig out your old bloomers and get creative. All you will then need is a washing line so watch out for further details on our social media sites and the parish notice board. If you would like to take part as an exhibitor or help out as a volunteer, please contact: Carol Salmon, 01322 860983, email carolsalmon46@gmail.com ...

  • M25 Junction 2 Hawley Road Bridge, Hawley, Kent - Structure Repairs and Maintenance

    M25 Junction 2 Hawley Road Bridge, Hawley, Kent - Structure Repairs and Maintenance

    19th June 2021

    M25 Junction 2 Hawley Road Bridge, Hawley, Kent Structure Repairs and Maintenance Appended below is the full text of a Press Release from the contractor who will be carrying out this work. Whilst the work is taking place outside the Parish it has the potential to cause considerable issues with...

  • Farningham Woods and Oriental Chestnut Gall Wasp

    Farningham Woods and Oriental Chestnut Gall Wasp

    17th June 2021

    In 2015 the Oriental Chestnut Gall Wasp (OCGW: Dryocosmus kuriphilus) was discovered in the Woods. This was the first recorded incidence in the United Kingdom. OCGW is an insect pest which stimulates gall production on the leaves and buds of sweet chestnut trees which constitute a very...

  • Friends of Farningham - The Great British Clean-up Saturday 5 June 2021

    Friends of Farningham - The Great British Clean-up Saturday 5 June 2021

    7th June 2021

    Friends of Farningham had a very rewarding day on Saturday and were also delighted to welcome another new member to our group and the return of a long-standing member. Ken, Ray and Jacki worked on the riverside path from The Lion through to the A20 bridge, making it easier to walk through by...

  • Friends of Farningham - Saturday 1 May 2021

    Friends of Farningham - Saturday 1 May 2021

    3rd May 2021

    A bright and crisp morning helped produce a good turnout for our first Friends of Farningham meet of the season on Saturday. It was good to finally get together again after such a long period of enforced inactivity due to the restrictions of the Covid pandemic. Seven of us concentrated on...

  • Friends of Farningham & The Great British Spring Clean

    Friends of Farningham & The Great British Spring Clean

    17th April 2021

    Friends of Farningham, the Parish Council’s village clean-up group, is making a later start to the 2021 season because of the Covid-19 lockdown rules and regulations and the plan is to gather for the first time on Saturday, 1st May, 10am at the Village Hall. Thereafter it will be the third...

  • HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    10th April 2021

    Members and Officers of Farningham Parish Council express their sincere condolences on the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness served the country with distinction for seven decades, serving in the armed forces, representing the nation on the...

  • VANDALISM at FARNINGHAM WOODS

    VANDALISM at FARNINGHAM WOODS

    13th March 2021

    Over the last week Farningham Woods has received a spate of vandalism. For a while Sevenoaks District Council (SDC) have been trying to stop and discourage illegal 4x4 drivers, quads and motor-bikes from joyriding the woods (which is quite difficult when it has a Byway running through the middle...

  • Farningham Village Electric Vehicle Charging Point Update

    Farningham Village Electric Vehicle Charging Point Update

    17th January 2021

    Farningham Parish Council’s (FPC) proposal to take advantage of a Kent County Council grant for the installation of an Electric Vehicle charging point will not now be going ahead. The grant is dependent upon the installation being placed on community land, and the Council proposed that the...

  • Covid Vaccination Centres

    Covid Vaccination Centres

    13th January 2021

    NHS Kent & Medway Announcement on Covid-19 Vaccination Centres The NHS across Kent and Medway are working hard to establish vaccination services for all areas. The vaccination services for more than 90% of our 200 GP practices have now been confirmed and the majority have started vaccinating. ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Parish Councillor Vacancy

    Parish Councillor Vacancy

    4th September 2020

    We will shortly have a vacancy for a Parish Councillor and would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in joining the Council. The Council is made up of 7 Councillors who undertake their responsibilities on a voluntary basis and are supported by a part-time Clerk. We meet monthly on the 1st...

  • Farningham Woods - Councillors' Briefing

    Farningham Woods - Councillors' Briefing

    16th August 2020

    Members of the Parish Council were recently briefed on the management of the ancient woodland and Nature Reserve that lie on our doorstep. Farningham Parish Council own part of the wood which is managed by Sevenoaks District Council (SDC) on our behalf. Councillors Liz Bourne (Chair) and Ruth...

  • Relighting the Darent Project

    Relighting the Darent Project

    6th August 2020

    This is a really interesting and worthwhile programme being run by the North West Kent Countryside Partnership on behalf of the Darent & Cray Catchment Partnership and approved and funded by the Environment Agency, to breath life into the River Darent. Of the many issues affecting the...

  • Friends of Farningham 1 August 2020

    Friends of Farningham 1 August 2020

    3rd August 2020

    Another good workout on Saturday as 15 large bags of ivy and assorted weeds were cleared from the flint wall at the Eynsford Road end of Beesfield Lane and Cinder Path, the footpath that connects the High Street with Oliver Crescent. It was hot work, but we certainly made a difference in both...

  • Positive changes to Litter Bin arrangements in Farningham will see more large bins that are emptied more often

    24th July 2020

    These changes for the better were prompted by Sevenoaks District Council who will no longer be segregating the emptying of dog waste bins from other litter bins. Public litter bins can now be used for both dog waste and other litter which has, in practice, been happening for some time. Farningham...

  • Neighbourhood Watch Schemes

    15th July 2020

    Kent Police are inviting applications from residents who would like to start a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme. We already have schemes in place in Horton Way, Tilmans Mead, Beesfield Lane and Calfstock Lane. The Police Liaison Officer for this project is Adam Sackett and he can be contacted by phone...

  • Possible CCTV Coverage for Farningham Village

    15th July 2020

    Incidents in and around Farningham have prompted the Parish Council to discuss the possibility of re-installing CCTV coverage in the High Street. We have done some preliminary work with various companies and have carried out a review of the various options with an independent CCTV...

  • FPC Report for the Trident Magazine July 2020

    14th July 2020

    Farningham Parish Council met via a video link on Wednesday, 1st July 2020, and present were seven parish councillors (including Sevenoaks District Councillor Philip McGarvey), Kent County Councillor Roger Gough, one member of the public and the Clerk Jane Gray. New Parish Councillor We...

  • Sevenoaks District Council offers loan to Town Council to support The Stag

    11th July 2020

    Sevenoaks District Council has agreed to offer Sevenoaks Town Council a loan facility of up to £220,000 to help support the future of The Stag. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the future of The Stag, which is run by the Town Council, was in the balance, with funds predicted to only last a...

  • Friends of Farningham

    Friends of Farningham

    6th July 2020

    The first meeting of our virus-interrupted season was a huge success as 15 of us gathered outside the village hall. A wonderful turnout and we split into groups with one group walking the A20 footpath from King's Roundabout to Eynsford Road and trimming back all overhanging tree branches....

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