News from the Village of Essendine – Oct 2021

NEWSLETTER DELIVERY: Many thanks to Joan Chappell who has offered to take on delivery to Bourne Road and Manor Farm Lane. And now… is there anyone willing to take on delivery to the flats, Station Rd and Glen Crescent? (All or part of that round?) Jenny Spicer has done it for many years and would like to give up. You can contact her on or text Rev Jo 07946237223 


The Essendine Trust Fund was formed in 1974 after the sale at the time of the 

Village Hall to Fiat-Allis (UK) Ltd, which has since been handed back to the village when the company moved from the Industrial Site at Essendine. The monies from the investments held by the Trust Fund are to be used for any other projects in the village for which provision is not made for out of rates, taxes or any other public funds that will be of benefit to the parishioners. 

We are currently looking for two new trustees to join our friendly team, we meet 4 times a year at Manor Farm, Essendine. Parishioners of Essendine are very welcome to apply. The current trustees are Maurice Waterworth, Sharon 

Carr, Katy Parkinson, Ian Collis and Peter Chappell. To apply, please contact 

Sharon Carr 01780 752424 or Katy Parkinson 01780 751479 

We have supported many projects over the years; the bus shelter on the railway bridge, re- roofing the village church, new large print hymn books, the village hall extension and various refurbishments, the setting up of the Luncheon Club and more recently new playground equipment. 

The Trustees are always looking for projects to support within the village so if any parishioner has an idea for a project which needs financial assistance, please approach one of the Trustees with a written overview and request for help. 

Sunflowers for Essendine- thank you to all residents who took part in the initiative we set up in the Summer to cheer up the village. After much deliberation, the winners are as follows: the tallest sunflower at more than 3metres 10cm high is Sue Smalley. Best display winner is Lisa Stubbs. Prizes will be delivered personally to them. Thank you if you grew sunflowers; they certainly brightened the village up. We hope to run the competition again next year! 

Community Speed Watch- if you are concerned about speeding vehicles through the village, it’s not too late to volunteer. Please call 01780 761711 or email 

Neighbourhood Watch volunteers still needed! We need residents to help share information about crimes that may happen in the village. Please offer to represent your road for this service, using text, WhatsApp or email. The more help received the more effective the system will be! Thankyou. Contact details as above.