Finedon is an ancient town and parish in Northamptonshire with a long and proud history. It now forms part of the Borough of Wellingborough.
Its name at the time of Domesday was “Tingdene”, meaning “Meeting Valley”, and it is thought that, since before the Conquest, Finedon was the meeting place of the Navereslund Hundred, which was named after a Danish chief called Nafarr; so Finedon is probably of Danish or Viking origin.
At the introduction of modern Local Government, Finedon was an Urban District, and there was a Finedon Urban District Council. However, in 1935 the Finedon Urban District was abolished, and Finedon became part of the Wellingborough Urban District. Finedon thereafter had no Council of its own, and suffered very much in consequence.
However, in 1983 Finedon Parish Council was established, and a limited degree of independence and self-government has been restored. But however limited its powers, the Parish Council is the only body that has the interests of Finedon, and only of Finedon, at heart.
The Council is comprised of thirteen members and meets about every six weeks at 7 p.m. on a Wednesday in the Town Hall. Finedon electors may speak at the meetings provided notice has been given to the Clerk.
John L. H. Bailey
Chairman of Finedon Parish Council
You can contact the Clerk on 01933 398967 between the hours of 10.00am or 2.00pm Monday to Friday or alternatively email the Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org