Finedon Town Council

Clerk: Mrs Julia Tufnail

Office Hours: Monday-Friday Mornings

51 Market Road, Thrapston, Northants

NN14 4JT

Telephone: 07496 885235




Your Councillors:

Laurence Harper, Chairman

Terry Kendall-Torry, Vice Chair & Planning

Malcolm Ward, also WBC

Barbara Bailey, also WBC

Sally Farrell,

Gill Spencer,

Gordon Swann,

Stuart Cooper,

Andrew Weatherill,

Mike Bentley,

Dennis Willmott,

Ray Ogle,

Louise Lawrence


It was the Annual Parish Meeting last week and not a single resident attended.

This meeting, held before the Council meeting, is a time when residents can raise issues and make suggestions for future projects in Finedon.  The Chairman, made a presentation detailing the achievements of the Council over the past year but no future suggestions were put forward.

Please come along next year as this is a great opportunity to put a project, dear to your heart, up for consideration and possible adoption by the Council.


Pocket Park

The Council has taken a walk along Pocket Park to assess the condition of it before it is transferred to Finedon.  A report will be sent to Wellingborough requesting remedial action be taken on any issues arising.  If you notice any issues in Pocket Park, please contact WBC so that they can deal with them.



A presentation by the Crime Prevention Team for residents has been arranged for

11th June 2019 in the Town Hall at 7pm.  Please come along.


Traffic in Finedon

As you may already know, the bridge at the Leyland Trading Estate is to be reinstated.  NCC Cllr Gill Mercer will be keeping up the pressure to ensure it is.  The reinstatement of this bridge will go some way to ease the traffic through Finedon although further remedial measures have been requested from Highways.

If there are any issues with Highways please report it via the new system called Fix My Street.


I have contacted Norse about the weed growth on the footways in Finedon and expect them to be sprayed shortly.


It has just come to light that the Cemetery was never transferred to Finedon back in 1987 when the transfer was agreed and Wellingborough Borough Council still own it.  If you have any problems at the cemetery please contact WBC direct.  The Council will, of course, be attempting to recover costs paid over the years and pressing for the transfer to be completed as agreed back in 1987.

Unfortunately, due to County Council cuts, Wellingborough Borough Council have decided that the weed spraying will only take place once a year at the end of June/beginning of July.  Please contact WBC direct if you have any problems.


As usual, please feel free to contact the Council should you have anything you wish to bring to their attention.  Providing it is within the Council’s remit, we will try our best to make Finedon a better place to live.

Julia Tufnail

Clerk, Finedon Town Council

June 2019