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Farm Worker Required

Posted by Webmaster on January 27, 2015 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Farm Worker

We need:

Care of poultry


Egg collecting

Full time + benefits+ overtime + training

You need:

Can do attitude

Full driving license

Interested? - Ring Denise on 01327 842364 between 9am to 4 pm Monday to Friday for more information.

Bridge House Farm Ltd, Murcott, Long Buckby. NN6 7QR

E-Mail: bridge.house.farm.ltd@farmline.com

M1 J19 - J16 Rigid Concrete Barrier Replacement Works

Posted by Webmaster on January 26, 2015 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

There are overnight closures planned for the motorway as part of the M1 Junctions 19-16 Rigid Concrete barrier works. 

The planned closures will be carried out between 9pm and 6am.

Full carriageway closure of the M1 Northbound between junctions 16 to 18:

Saturday 31st January

Saturday 21st February

Saturday 28th February

Full carriageway closure of the M1 Southbound between junctions 18 to 16:

Saturday 7th February

Saturday 14th February

Full carriageway closure of the M1 Southbound between junction 19 to 18 and will include a closure to the M6 southbound from junction 1:

Saturday 7th March

Great Crested Newt Population

Posted by Webmaster on January 23, 2015 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Following the recent article in the Daventry Express regarding another housing development in fields behind the Applegarth/Berryfield.

This is the email I have sent to Daventry Express with my concerns regarding threat to Great Crested newt population. I am sure some people will be interested in this as I hear a number of people are against this development.

Dear Daventry Express,

Regarding your article on the 15th January called "Plans to build 80 new homes in village" I am totally against any development.  This is due to more gullypots with steep kerbs being put in the new estate thus creating death traps for the protected Great Crested Newt.   Gullypots/ roadside drains are the biggest killer of amphibians in the UK.  

Every spring I have to save many trapped Great crested newts out of drains including in East Street and Berryfield in Long Buckby as well as another village which takes me two hours to go through all the drains.   It can take an hour or more to go through all the drains at Berryfields and East Street and to check each one to see if trapped Great Crested newts are in them.

Its got to a point where polysterine floats have been put in all the drains to act a life rafts to give the trapped Great Crested newts a chance of survival until I can get them out of the drains.

At the moment I have to check once a week from Feb through to May. If the new development goes ahead it is going to take me more time to check yet more drains. Also there would be more Great Crested Newts killed by getting run over by cars.

With both the drains and the new roads in the new housing estate the population of Great Crested Newts at this location would decline. I have for the past 30 years watched over the breeding pond for Great Crested Newts at this location and I want the area to stay as horse paddocks which is far better than having a new housing estate.

Brian Laney Northamptonshire County Recorder for Reptiles and Amphibians.


Latest Police Update for Long Buckby

Posted by Webmaster on January 23, 2015 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Long Buckby

Vehicle seized no insurance, Long Buckby

Burglary non dwelling, Greenhill Road, 16:30 11 Jan – 08:15 16 Jan

Long Buckby Wharf

Theft of trailer 16:00 9 Jan – 08:00 12 Jan

Road Closure - Brington Road

Posted by Webmaster on January 23, 2015 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Western Power Distribution are requiring to carry out urgent cabling works along a short section of the Brington Road.

To undertake this work safely for the public and the workforce will require that the road is closed to through traffic for up to ten days from the 26th January 2015.

The road will be closed between 09.15 and 15.00 whilst the work is completed.

Drivers Required

Posted by Webmaster on January 22, 2015 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Drivers Required

Various positions exist for drivers in a local vehicle delivery company based in Long Buckby to transport new and used vehicles around the UK on trucks and trailers. Motor Trade experience would be beneficial however training will be given. Essentials are to have a clean driving licence or max. 3 points with a licence that a minimum permits you to pull a 3500kg trailer, class 1 or 2 licences even better. You will be delivering new vehicles to customers so good interpersonal skills are also essential. A drivers CPC and knowledge of tachographs would also be beneficial however if not training will be given.

For further information contact Gerry on 07801 862068 or e-mail your c.v. to gerrydarling@rjbonline.co.uk

***** Road Closure - NEW DATES - Long Buckby Wharf *****

Posted by Webmaster on January 19, 2015 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Update from the Contractors:

Whilst most of the cable laying has been completed at Long Buckby Wharf, we encountered problems at the M1 and Rail bridges where we located a deep underground culvert when we last had the road closed early in December 2014. This culvert caused delays and we were not able to complete our laying under the two bridges.

We have therefore arranged another road closure which will take place over the weekend 31st January and 1st January 2015. The diversion route will be the same as last time, utilising the A5 and through Watford Village to access Long Buckby.   Local Access to Long Buckby Wharf will be maintained.

Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused by this road closure. We will obviously try to keep this disruption time down to the minimum and will close the works as soon as the work is completed.

Thank you for your continued patience with this cable laying project.


Mill Park Reserve AGM

Posted by Webmaster on January 16, 2015 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The Annual General Meeting for Mill Park Reserve will take place on Saturday 31st January 2015, at 7pm, at the Old Kings Head.

If you would like to come along and get involved or just come and have a say, you are more than welcome!

Long Buckby Library Supporters

Posted by Webmaster on January 13, 2015 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Long Buckby Library Supporters are holding two forthcoming film evenings in the Library:

The first is on Tuesday 27 January at 7.30pm when they will be showing Jersey Boys (directed by Clint Eastwood).

The second is on Tuesday 24 February at 7.30pm when the film is What We Did In the Holidays (starring David Tennant, Billy Connolly and Rosamund Pike).

Tickets for both films are available from Long Buckby Library or Buckby Newsagents at £5.00 each.

Latest PCSO Update for Long Buckby

Posted by Webmaster on January 13, 2015 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)


Criminal damage to vehicle, Church Street, 1900 23/12 – 0900 26/12

Theft from motor vehicle, West Street, 1300 28/12 – 0900 29/12

Theft from HGV, Station Road, 1645 30/12 – 1745 30/12

Burglary non dwelling, West Street, 1200 24/12 – 1700 4 /1

Theft of motor vehicle, Holmfield Terrace, 0730 – 1637 9 /1


Sweet Factory in Long Buckby

Posted by Webmaster on January 12, 2015 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Roland Smith has contacted us to say "During the 1950s my uncle George Blackwell ran a small sweet factory in Long Buckby. I remember visiting it when I was about 5 years old. I wonder if any of your community know where it was located?

If you do then either comment on here, or use the contact us form here and we will put you in touch with Roland.

Old King's Head - Closed on Mondays

Posted by Webmaster on January 7, 2015 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The Old King's Head will now be closed all day on a Monday for the foreseeable future.

Message from PCSO Sarah Gray

Posted by Webmaster on January 4, 2015 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello everyone and a Happy New Year to you all.

I hope you all have had a peaceful and crime free Christmas and New Year and followed any crime prevention advice you may have been given over this busy holiday time.

Well its 2015 a brand new year and I have some the news…..

If I have ever met, emailed, talked to you for whatever reason I can honestly state that you have contributed to my time as a PCSO in your village being some of the best times I have had in my working career, I have without doubt loved my time as a PCSO supporting you all and making some dear friends along the way, but now the time has come for me to move on to new challenges and goals in a new role I have managed to be successful in getting.

My last shift in Northamptonshire Police will be 15th January 2015.

Don’t fear that your village won’t be covered, Daventry Safer Community Team is not just myself but a growing team with a wealth of commitment and knowledge so please be assured they will give you the same level of service that you have become accustomed to.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you wish to before 15th January where I will be able to reply in a timely manner to any concern or issue or advice you may have or need.

Wishing you all the best for 2015

Kind Regards Sarah

PCSO Sarah Gray 7207 - Daventry Safer Community Teams

Northamptonshire West Area

Northamptonshire Police

Wildlife Diary for December

Posted by Webmaster on January 4, 2015 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The excellent Wildlife Diary for December, compiled, as always, by Nick Roberts is now available for you here.

Daventry District Housing - Community Lunch Club

Posted by Webmaster on December 13, 2014 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Community Lunch Club

£4 per person for a 2 course homemade hot dinner

All Welcome!

Greenhill Court, Ryehill Close, Long Buckby – Every Monday 12.15pm

Latest PCSO Update for Long Buckby

Posted by Webmaster on December 2, 2014 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Long Buckby Wharf


Theft of gas bottles 10:00 – 15:00 16/11

Long Buckby

Theft of site equipment, Station Road 17:00 14/11 – 06:00 15/11


Daventry to West Haddon 33kV Circuit Replacement

Posted by Webmaster on December 1, 2014 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Update and Apology from Stormport Professional Services:

"I thought I would give you an update about Murcott adjacent to the pocket park and river.

We energised the new OHL today which ends at Murcott and connected it back onto the existing line back to Daventry, which has meant we have been working along the river recently in appalling ground conditions.

Unfortunately, I have to tell you that we have caused a right mess in the field and on the bridle path at Murcott along the river. We are going in again tomorrow 28th nov, to tidy up the best we can on a temporary basis until better weather allows us to reinstate properly.

Can you please pass on our sincere apologies to walkers, dog walkers and horse riders who use this section of the bridle path for the inconvenience we have caused. We will seed and level the route nearer spring time, so that by next summer you should NOT know we have been in. Sorry."

Healthy Food - Home Delivery Service

Posted by Webmaster on November 20, 2014 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)


A young couple who arrived in the village 2 years ago have started a home delivery service of healthy food direct to Long Buckby residents. Given many people are unable to travel out to Northampton or Daventry on a regular basis to purchase some of these more specialist items, the couple thought they would bring the food direct to our doors.

The service is starting with some of their favourite basics such as oat milk, tofu, and vegan cheese but they are open to suggestions for other items. With a low delivery price (£1) and times to suit the residents, it will hopefully help encourage us all to live a little more healthily.

More information can be found at


Dangerous Driving

Posted by Webmaster on November 17, 2014 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The Parish Council have received several reports of cars not stopping at the zebra crossing outside the Library on Station Road, even though pedestrians are crossing!  It has been confirmed to us by the Police that it is an offence not to stop.

If you find this happens to you, could you please try and get the vehicle registration plate and report this in to PCSO Sarah Gray, ring through to 101, or e-mail the Clerk on longbuckbyparishcouncil@yahoo.com

Your help in this matter would be much appreciated.

Parish Nurse - Drop In Sessions

Posted by Webmaster on November 17, 2014 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Lesley Saillet is the Parish Nurse for the village.

She is available at the Baptist Church every Tuesday from 9.30am -10.30am if anyone wants to drop in.

Lesley is a trained nurse & as Parish Nurse can give medical /health advice, give support in difficult situations, listen & offer prayer.

She is also happy to visit if anyone is unable to get to the Drop In.


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