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An brief report of the Farringdon Parish Council AGM held earlier this month can be found on the Parish Pages
Farringdon Annual Progressive Supper
Saturday 18th May - start 7:00 p.m.
in the Village Hall
Farringdon Open Gardens Day
Sunday June 9th 2013
The winners in the April Draw for the Farringdon Village Hall 100 Club were:
1st prize £40 - Monica Durrant , 2nd Prize £26 - Andrew Black
|It is still not too late to join the FVH 100 Club.
This year we have even bigger cash prizes.
It only costs £30 a year (£2.50 a month).
Apply to Village Hall Manager: David Horton - 587922
Hampshire county council election results 2013 - Updated May 3rd 2013
Candidate Party Votes Percentage Mark Kemp-Gee Conservative Party 2762 56.04% Rigby Andrews United Kingdom Independence Party 1188 24.10% Maureen Comber Liberal Democrats 550 11.16% Jan Treacher Labour Party 429 8.70%
farringdon spring show - Updated May 5th 2013
The Farringdon Horticultural Society Spring Show, held on 13th April this year,very nearly preceded the season but a welcome warm spell just prior to show day was sufficient incentive for some of the spring flowers to bloom in time for Saturday morning . . . . . more
Farringdon Village meeting 2013 - Updated April 5th 2013
The 119th Farringdon Annual Village meeting, held in the Village Hall on the 3rd April, was well supported by residents taking advantage of their annual opportunity to hear and question Parish, District and County Councillors on a variety of topics. This year a new, more informal format, was adopted . . . more
the road to the olympics - Updated March 29th 2013
Georgina (Gogs) Geikie, who competed in the 25m pistol competition at the London 2012 Olympics and the 2010 Commonwealth games, drew a large audience to the Farringdon Village Hall on 21st March to hear of her experiences in competition and on "The road to the Olympics" . . . more
FARRINGDON PLAN 2030 update - Updated 3rd April 2013
The draft version of the Farringdon Plan 2030 (without artwork, illustrations or final formatting etc) is available to download . . . .more
SOUTH DOWN NATIONAL PARK survey. . Updated 18th March 2013
The South Downs National Park are in the process of conducting an on line survey to canvas opinion from "stakeholders" on the park "Management Plan". Entries close on March 28th, Clive Elderton has all the info . . . . .more
Farringdon Parish Precept Budget . . . .updated 20th February 2013
As you may be aware the Farringdon Parish Council have increased the Precept Budget for the coming year.
To help you understand why this increase is necessary and to explain the reasoning behind the decision, two explanatory notes have been published by the Parish Council and can be viewed or saved on your computer in ©Adobe .pdf format on the Parish page . . . . more
a rather special birthday - Updated February 18th 2013
Birthdays don't very often warrant a report on the 'Biz' pages but this party at the Rose and Crown was a rather special occasion as relatives and friends joined Eileen Howarth to celebrate her 102nd birthday . . . . more
SOLAR FARMing in farringdon? - Updated January 8th 2013
Since the original article was published [a planning application -No.54507] for an EIA, (Environmental Impact Assessment) for the Solar Array described below has been submitted to East Hampshire District Council.
Following this application the Planning Sub-Committee of Farringdon Parish Council held a Public Meeting in the Church on Monday 7th January to consult Parishioners regarding the response the Parish Council should make to the EIA application described above. . . . more information and plans
Full house for festive cheer - Updated December 29th 2012
The Village Hall hasn't seen such a concentration of activity for a long time, with the Farringdon Follies Cabaret, the Bazaar and the regular Thursday night Aikido session all taking place around the same weekend. To round off a busy few days, the Over 60's Christmas Dinner, held on Monday 10th December provided the third full house of the weekend as the more senior residents of Farringdon, made their way to the Folly to enjoy their annual Christmas treat . . . . . more
A 'CraCKER' FOR CHRISTMAS - Updated December 28th 2012
Thanks to Sylvia Goodall and Simon Applegarth we have pictures from the two night run of the Fabulous Farringdon Follies Company "Christmas Cracker" Cabaret held in the Village Hall on the 7th and 8th of December . . . . more
'TIS THE TIME FOR christingleS - Updated December 24th 2012
All Saints Church was host to a rather exuberant congregation on Sunday evening as the Rev Lesley Leon welcomed the children of the Parish for the annual Christingle service . . . . . more
SUNSHINE FOR THE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - Updated December 24th
The 2012 Christmas Bazaar was held on Saturday 8th December which was by virtue of good luck or divine intervention a crisp sunny morning . . . . . more
A 'CraCKER' FOR CHRISTMAS - Updated December 24th 2012
The Village Hall was packed to capacity for two nights of entertainment from the Fabulous Farringdon Follies Company in the shape of their Christmas Cracker Cabaret . . . . . more
farringdon vision 2030 Meeting . . . . Updated 21st November 2012
A well attended meeting was held in the Village Hall to reveal the data collected via the Questionnaires previously circulated to all households and businesses in Farringdon. Just short of 50% of the forms were returned to the Vision 2030 team and the pros and cons were listed by Clive Elderton, Vision 2030 Chairman, in his presentation . . . more
Hampshire & i.o.w. police commissioner ELECTION results - Updated November 16th 2012
Listed below are the county totals of votes cast. Due to the eccentric alternative vote system used for this election, only the top two from the first round are able to include second preferences.
As you can see from the results below, this reverses the result from the first round total which only includes votes cast in the first column of the voting paper. (I hope you are following this and that the excitement isn't too much for you!)
Just to give some indication of the apathy with which this election was greeted by the Hampshire electorate:-
On first preference, the winning candidate achieved less than 4% of the available votes and even if you massage the figures by including second preference votes, just under 5.6% of the total electorate voted for the winner.
So far your reporter has not been able to obtain figures for the turnout in Farringdon.(Results below listed in order of number of votes cast.)
Turnout: 211,886 (14.6% of eligible voters in Hampshire) Turnout does not include spoiled papers Second Round Total with ( % of total votes cast ) Simon Hayes (Ind) 80,669 - (55.1%) Elected Michael Mates (Con) 65,804 - (44.9%) First Round 1st Pref 2nd Pref Michael Mates (Con) 52,616 (24.8%) 13,188 Simon Hayes (Ind) 47,632 (22.5%) 33,037 Jacqui Rayment (Lab) 38,813 (18.3%) David Goodall (Lib-Dem) 27,197 (12.8%) Don Jerrard
(Justice & Anti Corruption Party)
24,443 (11.6%) Stephen West (UKIP) 21,185 (10%)
DAvid horton needs your help - Updated 12th August 2012
In October this year the Lord Nelson, a square rigged tall ship operated by the Jubilee Sailing Trust will set off from Southampton to sail around the World.
The entire trip is divided into 13 legs each of which will be crewed by a mixed crew of able-bodied and disabled people.
Every crew member with a physical disability will have a ‘buddy’ who is around at all times to offer him or her help, support and encouragement throughout their part of the voyage.
In late April 2013, David Horton will be paying all his own expenses when he joins the crew of Lord Nelson as a 'buddy' on the 3rd leg of her round-the-world trip.
David is still looking for a suitable person who is disabled and would like to enter their name for this competition. He has now raised just over £4850 so it will be a completely free holiday away for 28 days and sailing from India via Sri Lanka, Thailand and Malaysia, finishing up in Singapore. Do you know someone locally and would like to put their name forward?
Any disabled person aged 18 to 80 can apply! . . .more
FARRINGDON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY SUMMER SHOW - Updated 5th August 2012
The Summer of 2012 might not have come to much this year but despite the weather in the lead up to the Annual Summer Show the gardeners of Farringdon managed to put on a colourful display in the Village Hall. . . more
FARRINGDON OPEN GARDENS 2012 - Updated 5th July 2012
Despite the weather, the Open Gardens Day raised £475 which has been donated to Alton Food Bank – a local worthy charity.
Much to the relief of the resident gardeners, your reporter was conducting an in depth survey of the local pubs in the South Western corner of England on Open Gardens Day. Fortunately Mr John Bohringer was out and about on the day and has generously provided the Biz nerve centre with his photos taken on the day, a selection of which are available in the Open Gardens Gallery
Parish news from the parish clerk - Updated 7th January 2012
The Village Hall, The Parish Bank Account and Upgrading Broadband in Farringdon featured at the Parish Council Meeting held on the 4th July. The Official Report from the Parish Clerk is available here as are previous archived reports. . . . . more
the big diamond jubilee lunch- Updated July 31st 2012
Two pages of picture from the very successful Diamond Jubilee Lunch held at Fielder's Barn on 2nd June (To clear up any possible confusion, please note the image on the right was taken at the Jubilee Lunch - not the Parish Council Meeting referred to above). . . . . more
spring show prizewinners. . . Updated 29th April 2012
Thanks to the digital expertise of Brian Williams, the 'Biz' nerve centre has received the classified results from the 2012 Farringdon Horticultural Society Spring Show. Even more surprising, the results are available on your Village web site the day after the event. To find out who scored what and whose blooms reigned supreme, just click your way to the results
PARISH COUNCIL TAKES CONTROL OF THE VILLAGE HALL. . . Updated 25th April 2012
The Farringdon Village Hall Management Committee is no more, at the Annual General Meeting held in the Hall on Wednesday 25th April there was a unanimous vote to adopt the new Administrative Conditions . . . more
HOSEPIPE BAN - helpful? - advice for farringdon residents - Updated April 9th 2012
Just in case it has escaped your notice the various water companies serving Farringdon and the surrounding area have instituted a hosepipe ban with hefty fines if you are caught in . . . . .more
farringdon neighbourhood network - Updated April 5th 2012
Douglas Shewan is now disseminating copious tit bits of information (via e-mail from the Crows Lane Communications Centre) to signed up recipients in the village on a bewildering variety of subjects - To receive your daily e-mail/s, just sign up with your details ( Please Note: Despite scurrilous rumours to the contrary you are not required to disclose your inside leg measurement ). . . . . .more
Horticultural activity on the gosport road - Updated January 26th 2012
On Wednesday 18th January, any one in the region of the A32 might have observed the luminaries of the Farringdon Horticultural Society heading towards. . . . more
(Apologies to the Horticultural Society, this should have been posted up last month but due to incompetence the original report is lost somewhere in cyberspace)
A SUNNY SUNDAY IN MAY . . . Updated 16th May 2011
Two pages of the exotic and not so exotic machinery that was on display on and around the Church Green and the flowers decorating the Church for the May, Magnolias and Motors day held in aid of All Saints Church . . . more
FARRINGDON SALT / GRIT BINS :
These distinctive yellow or blue salt/grit bins have been provided by Farringdon Parish Council and the contents by Hampshire County Council entirely to improve the safety of vehicles (and their occupants) using public roads. They are deliberately sited at three intersections not usually covered by EHDC gritting lorries and where there is an increased risk from snow and ice. Contractors were topping up the bin down by the A32 cross-roads on Sunday morning (19th Dec)
The contents are NOT FOR USE ON PRIVATE PROPERTIES and anyone seen removing the salt/grit contents for their own use may be prosecuted for theft.
Granulated salt for use on private premises is widely available from local builder's merchants and hardware stores. - Farringdon Parish Council
FARRINGDON CHRISTMAS CABARET . . . Updated 12th December 2010
Two pages of pictures from Messrs. Wallace and Mills of the Farringdon Cabaret 2010. . . . .more
SNOW , SNOW AND YET MORE SNOW. . . Updated 6th January 2010
The Weather Forecasters were spot on this time, the heavy snow forecast duly materialised over night with an extra dose this morning, pictures from Claire Wallace and the staff photographer . . . . more
CHRISTMAS EVENING AT ALL SAINTS. . . Updated 12th January 2010
'Twas the second week in December and with Christmas a little over a fortnight away, what better time to hold the Christmas Evening in All Saints Church. . . . more
DID GO TO THE BALL. . . Updated 13th December 2009
Three pages of pictures from the Farringdon Production of Cinderella which drew to a successful close on Saturday night after four performances to enthusiastic audiences . . . more
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