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Published: 31 December, 2023

If you decide to take part in the BIG GARDEN BIRD WATCH 2024 then you can register via this link.


When you submit your results to the RSPB could you please send a copy of them to our environmental group at edfraecocare@gmail.com. We will add the data to that held locally helping us to monitor any changes in the numbers of local species.

Neighbourhood Planning update

Published: 12 December, 2023


You are warmly invited to an Open Evening to be held on Monday 29th January 2024, starting at 7.30 pm in the Main Hall, where the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group will update the community on the projected contents of the Plan they are working on, and the timescale. The Group could still do with an additional member, so if you feel able to contribute, please do contact Cllr Bustard or the Deputy Clerk.

As part of the Neighbourhood Plan project, we’d really like to collect views and images of our parish that reflect what makes it a special place. Our photograph competition is open to all ages and abilities. We would love it if you could send in your favourite photos, which can be submitted in one or more of the following categories:

  • Local green spaces
  • Notable buildings
  • Favourite view – either of landscape or within the villages

Please submit a maximum of two photos per category along with your name and contact details (and parental permission if required); the location where the photo was taken; and a short description of the content of the photograph. Then email to: admin@edfparishcouncil.org.uk

The competition is open to all ages (entrants under age 18 will need parental permission) and abilities – whether you are a complete beginner using your phone, or more experienced with a full camera set up. We want to celebrate what is special in our villages!

All entries will be displayed locally and a judging panel will select Highly Commended entries in all categories and one overall winner will receive a voucher for £15.

The full rules of the competition please contact Katrina Larkin at admin@edfparishcouncil.org.uk

Cllr Michael Bustard (Chair of NPSG)

An Evening of Entertainment to chase away those winter blues.

Published: 28 November, 2023

Come join us on Friday 9th February for an evening of musical entertainment. Whether you want to get up and dance or just listen to the fabulous selection of music, the local group Duality are sure to entertain. This locally renown duo have been entertaining international audiences since the late 1990’s.

Together with a full calendar of private functions they regularly perform throughout the year in local hotels such as the Langham.


Ticket prices include free entry into the raffle and one free drink on presentation of your ticket .

£10 per ticket for Residents’ Association members

£15 per ticket for non members

To reserve tickets drop Lesley a line on edfresidentsassociation@gmail.com