Elford Village

Village News

Best Kept Village 2017 Result

We have been informed that Elford was awarded Highly Commended in this year's Best Kept Village competition.

Many thanks to all those who have helped with this!

To read the Judges commments click here

Neighbourhood Plan update

Please click here for latest progress on the Neighbourhood Plan.

This will be of particular interest to residents concerned about a proposal to build 25 houses with access off The Shrubbery.

Power Cut Contact Number

In case of a power cut call 105 for information

Outdoor Fitness Equipment

We'd like to know what local people think about the following proposal!

A resident has offered to donate funds towards the purchase of some outdoor fitness equipment for adults to be located in the village.

Is this something you would use? If so, what sort of fitness equipment?

Where should it be installed?

Is there something else you think the village needs?

Are you happy for the Parish Council to arrange this and pay future maintenance costs?

Please send us your views by the end of June - either email clerk@elfordpc.co.uk, talk to one of the Councillors (Ed, Mike, Phil, Tim or Richard Smith), drop in a note to the PC post box, or respond on the Elford News Facebook page. We'd like to hear from our residents!

Cricket Club events

Click here for news of children's activities at the Cricket Club from May


Annual Parish Meeting 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended or contributed to the Annual Parish Meeting on 16th May.

For details see below:



You may have noticed that the fences inside the playground have now been removed and the gaps in the surfacing have been filled professionally. This should keep the playground safer and pleasanter for some time to come. Many thanks to our Councillor Jason Standerwick for his help with this!

The Parish Council are very grateful for two sources of funding for this work.

County Councillor Alan White has made a grant of £1,000 towards the renovation work from his Local Member's Fund and we'd like to say a big Thank You for this.

We have also received a donation of £1,219 from the profits of the weekly coffee shop held at the Village Hall, THANK YOU to Irene Standerwick who has started this welcome initiative to help villagers to get to know each other, and has kindly donated funds for the playground. This means that the Parish Council are able to retain some of the funds previously donated by the playground volunteers to earmark towards future new equipment when the older items wear out and need replacing.

A working party to clean the play area will take place later in the Spring, all are welcome to come along to help!

We still need volunteers to help with the weekly inspections so that we keep the insurers happy.  More people are needed for our rota, so please contact Margaret on clerk@elfordpc.co.uk if you can help with this for a few minutes about four times a year,


EA Briefing April

We have received the following briefing regarding AB Produce PLC which may be of interest to the community



Elford News Facebook page

Anyone wishing to publicise information on events and activities organised for residents please send details to Margaret on clerk@elfordpc.co.uk or add these to our new Facebook page, Elford News. The Facebook page is intended for residents and organisations in Elford only, and for news about what is happening in Elford, not the surrounding villages.  Information will continue to appear on the What's On page on this website, but we are trying to give local information as many people in Elford as possible.