Welcome to the website of Farnham Parish Council. More detailed information on Parish Council business may be found under 'Our Files' which contains minutes of Parish Council meetings as well as several other issues that are dealt with by the Parish Council. Some photographs from around the village have been included in the 'Photo Album' and we are happy to receive any interesting photographs from around the village for inclusion.
Essex Superfast Broadband Project
At last there is news of Superfast Broadband reaching the village of Farnham. It is being dealt with by County Councils and Farnham is covered by the Stansted exchange (Hassobury and Hazel End) and the Albury exchange (rest of Farnham). An article has been placed in the Farnham Monthly News giving more detail. One important aspect of Superfast Broadband reaching Farnham is determined by the number of people in the village who register their interest. This is a simple exercise and it is very important that every person registers EVERY email address they have. Leaflets and email communications are being delivered throughout the village and we are asking that responses are given so that we can monitor the number of people who are registering in order to put a little pressure on the authorities. For those who are on the Albury exchange (i.e. numbers beginning with 771xxx or 776xxx) we are suggesting that they register with Essex and Hertfordshire. On the Stansted exchange only register on the Essex site. If you have any questions please contact the Clerk, Peter Jarman (771443) or Chris Bazlinton (771468). As for the leaflets and responses to registering, please let Petronella Humphreys know if you are on the Stansted exchange and Peter Jarman if you are on the Albury exchange. It is also helpful to know if you do not wish to register and then we will not pester you to sign up!
http://www.superfastforherts.org/ (Hertfordshire site for the Albury exchange) or
http://www.essex.gov.uk/Pages/Superfast-Essex-Broadband.aspx (Essex site for the Stansted and Albury exchanges).
Parish Council Meetings for 2013
All meetings take place in Farnham Village Hall, Rectory Lane, Farnham at 8pm (unless otherwise stated).
The Council has been advised that nationally, Freedom of Information requests from some enquirers are being blocked as spam. Normally, this should not happen to us, but to prevent your message being blocked, we would ask you to add 'FPCFOIA' to the title line and we can be sure of receiving it.
The village is 4 miles north-west of Bishops Stortford and situated on the Herts and Essex border. It is in the area of Uttlesford District Council. There are seven elected councillors for the parish and the last elections took place in May 2011. The village is served by a bus (Route 19) on Thursdays, leaving Farnham Green at 11.05am, calling at Farnham School/Globe Crescent at 11.10am, Levels Green at 11.15am arriving in Bishops Stortford at 11.25am. It returns from Bishops Stortford at 1.45pm arriving at Farnham Green 2.05pm. The flat fare is £2 (single or return) or free with a National Bus Pass. Passengers must carry a Farnham Residents bus pass available free of charge from the Clerk to the Parish Council.
The village is served by Farnham Primary School, Rectory Lane, Farnham (www.farnham.essex.sch.uk).
The Parish Council actively monitors the local footpaths and bridleways which are clearly marked around the village. It is the responbility of Essex Highways to maintain them. A booklet of suggested circular walks in Farnham may be obtained from the Clerk of the Parish Council (price £5). It can also be downloaded from this website free of charge (see 'Our Files').
Farnham Parish Councillors:
Ian Delvalle (vice-Chair)
Petronella Humphreys (Chair)
In accordance with the Localism Act 2011, on 9th July 2012 Farnham Parish Council resolved to adopt the Code of Conduct of Uttlesford District Council. The Code may be viewed at: http://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/uttlesford/file/Code%20of%20Conduct%202012.pdf or on this website under 'Our Files'. The Register of Interests may be viewed at: http://gis.uttlesford.gov.uk/cmis5/RegisterofInterests.aspx.
Annual Audit: The Parish Council is audited every year as required by government regulations. The last audit took place in July 2012 and the external auditors, The Audit Commission, have reported back and a completion statement may be found under 'Our Files'.
Copies of the Parish Council Accounts for current and past years are available on the Parish Council website - see 'Our Files'.