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Christmas Carol Service

Posted by Webmaster on December 19, 2014 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

If you have been unable to get to any of Elation Community Voices performances this Christmas they still have one more to go!

They will be singing at the Long Buckby Baptist Church Christmas Carol service this Sunday at 6pm.

Don't miss it!

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


Wildlife Diary for November

Posted by Webmaster on December 1, 2014 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)

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

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."

Job Vacancy - Clarecroft Day Nursery

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

Nursery Nurse required for Busy Village Day Nursery

Full Time (40 hrs)

Monday to Friday between 8am – 6pm

Applicants must have an understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage and how to implement this

Work effectively as part of a team

Minimum of a Level 3 Qualification in Early Years is required or a level 2 nursery assistant with at least a year experience working in early years

We are committed to safeguarding and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For more information please contact us on 01327 844474


Long Buckby AFC u16 Players Required Urgently

Posted by Webmaster on November 23, 2014 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Long Buckby AFC are looking for school year 10 or 11 players for their u16s team.

Home fixtures are played on a Sunday afternoon on the Reserve or First team pitch in Long Buckby. 2pm kick off.

Training currently takes place on the big astro surface along side Browns Road next to Daventry Town FC.

Please contact Brian Porter on 07903 859 107.


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.

Clean up the Community

Posted by Webmaster on November 13, 2014 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)



Illegal advertising/flyposting is a complex area with a range of powers and responsibilities between DDC, NCC and private owners.



DDC have now agreed a system with NCC Highways so that they can act immediately to remove banners or posters on railings and roundabouts, which are usually NCC’s responsibility.



Anything that is not an immediate threat to highway safety is photographed and reported so that NCC can confirm whether or not DDC should remove them.



They removed loads of large Luther van Dross banners a couple of months ago, and will do the same with any others, where they are able, if they are told where they are.



A more complete transfer of duties may be considered at a future date, but for now this is working better than the two-tier reporting, which was frustrating for customers, DDC and NCC.



DDC have instructed all environmental improvement officers who are out and about in the District every day to take down any signs and banners in line with the agreement reached above.



Alan Lovell is the Environmental Crime Leader. He can and does impose fixed penalty notices whenever appropriate, and DDC have also taken prosecutions too when necessary, where there is sufficient evidence.



DDC can only take action where there is a witness to the offence who is willing to make a statement.



If all Parish Councillors report all the littering, dog mess, fly-tipping and fly posting issues you come across, and you encourage your local residents to do the same, DDC will act promptly to deal with it.



The best way to report to DDC is via the website online reporting or by email, which is available 24-7 and provides a record of the times and locations of any hotspots, so that DDC can send officers to patrol and catch people in the act.



Go to www.daventrydc.gov.uk/online and click on the relevant subject under ‘Report something’.


Latest PCSO Update

Posted by Webmaster on November 13, 2014 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Officers have commented to me that there are still a larger number of homes that they have attended whilst conducting house to house enquiries that do not have security locks/bolts on the garden gates. We do try and encourage residents to secure the garden access gates as many crimes are committed at the rear of the property.


Theft of lead has been reported from some Church buildings, please whilst out and about if you should see anyone near or in the Church grounds, please call the police at the very soonest you are able to. We would rather attend a false alarm than have a crime reported the following day.

ALERT to anyone that sells gas containers, I have been advised that in the Hillmorton area, outlets selling the large type of gas canisters, (used on boats and caravans) have suffered thefts, the cages where they are stored have been broken into.

Long Buckby

Theft of farm equipment, Sandy Lane, 1230 -12/11 – 0830 13/11

Theft of fuel, Sandy Lane, 1700 10/11 – 0730 11/11

Long Buckby Wharf

Theft of Narrow boat, 1600 11/11 – 1030 12/11 (good news on recovery, but would still like information on theft)


Theft of farm equipment, Watford Road,1600 6/11 – 1121 7/11


Theft of lead, commercial Premises, Station Road, 1200 3/11 – 1200 7/11

Theft of large quantity metal goods, commercial premises, A5 , Oct – 5 /11

Long Buckby Library Supporters

Posted by Webmaster on November 5, 2014 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Following the overwhelming success of the last two quizzes, they are having another quiz from mid November at £1 a sheet.

It will be based on Cities of the World and involve crossword type clues. It should keep all the family involved over the Christmas period solving the 100 clues and completed quiz sheets don't have to be returned until 10 January 2015.

All Profits will go to the Library Supporters to enable us to enhance our village Library.

Latest PCSO Update

Posted by Webmaster on November 4, 2014 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)


A number of incidents to report, please let me know if you can help with any information regarding the below mentioned or any other concerns.


Driver arrested in relation to drink driving offences

Successful ‘drugs warrant’ executed in Long Buckby

ANPR(automatic number plate recognition)Traffic Officers identified a stolen vehicle and contents and successfully recovered both.


Criminal damage to a vehicle, Yelvertoft Road, 16:45 27/10 – 10:30 28/10


Theft from a skip, Cowley Way, 12:40 – 13:08 26/10

Criminal damage to building ’Graffiti’ Essen Lane, early evening 31/10


Theft of site tools, A5, 17:00 22/10 – 08:00 23/10

Theft of generators, A5, 17:00 23/10 – 07:15 24/10

Attempt break to a garage, Main Street, 02:20 – 02:39 23/10


Burglary non dwelling, Theft of Quad bikes, Elkington Road,18:00 23/10 – 07:30 24/10

Long Buckby

Criminal damage to vehicle, Ryehill Close, 10:45 21/10 – 12:30 22/10


Incident of sheep worrying and injury, farm property between Crick and West Haddon. 28/10


We still have a number of events and November 5th to come, if you are setting fireworks off in your garden, please consider where they may land, last year in a property in Kilsby some 20 firework type rockets landed in the area of a property on the edge of the village. At the time there was some concern that children or animals could have been hit by the falling remnants of these fireworks.


Christmas Helping Hampers

Posted by Webmaster on October 29, 2014 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Following on from Daventry & District Over Fifties Forum (DOFs) successful Christmas Hamper campaign last year DOF and partners have decided to run this campaign for a second year.


Just for your information Daventry Food Bank (DFB) is not about providing free hand outs! It’s about a raft of professional organisations and agencies working together with DFB to identify within their respective client bases those individuals or families that are in real need or suffering hardship whether due to bereavement, homelessness, redundancy, health issues, debt or even DV etc.


DFB can only help local people/families with food donations five times in any 12 month period, during this time and with the support of all professional agencies such as the NHS, social services, CAB, Bromford Support etc. DFB can get individuals and families back on their feet and able to fully support themselves to plan for a better and brighter future.

Thank you for supporting both Christmas campaigns, Christmas Helping Hampers and Clothes for Christmas campaigns 2014.

If you require any further information on either Christmas campaigns please do not hesitate to contact Della Butcher on (01327) 302418 or myself on (01327) 302257.

Christmas 2014 waste and recycling collections

Posted by Webmaster on October 29, 2014 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Christmas 2014 waste and recycling collections


Households across Daventry District are being made aware of Christmas and New Year arrangements for waste and recycling collections.


Collection dates

Collections will take place as scheduled, including Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. There will be no collection on Christmas Day (Thursday) and instead ONLY those properties affected will receive a collection on Sunday, 28 December.


Black bins – Over Christmas, black bins will continue to be collected fortnightly as normal. There are special arrangements for households on Thursday collections affected by Christmas Day. Please make sure you recycle as much as possible as excess side waste and bins with raised lids will not be collected.


Brown bins – From Monday, 22 December, brown bin collections will be suspended over Christmas and New Year for all households in Daventry District. This will enable crews to focus on collecting extra recycling. Please refer to your collections calendar as to when your brown bin will be collected next.


Recycling boxes and food bins – these will continue to be collected weekly for all properties on their scheduled collection day. There are alternative recycling arrangements for households scheduled for a Christmas Day collection.


Extra recycling

You can put out extra recycling for collection over Christmas.

If you have more recycling than your boxes can hold, please continue to sort your items and place them into clear or white bags next to your boxes.

Large cardboard will also be collected from Boxing Day until Monday, 12 January. If you have large cardboard and it won’t fit in your recycling box, please flatten it as much as possible and place next to your boxes on your collection day.


Christmas Day alternative arrangements – Households due to have their black bin emptied on Thursday, 25 December should instead put their black bin, recycling and food waste out on Sunday 28 December. Properties that would have received a brown bin collection that day should present only their recycling and food waste for collection on Sunday, 28 December.


Real Christmas trees – Christmas trees will be collected from the first full week of the new year until 31 January. Please place them next to your recycling boxes or inside your brown bin for collection when the service resumes.

Alternatively you can take them to your nearest household waste recycling centre. Find your nearest at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/recycling


Check your new collection calendar – All homes will soon receive a new waste and recycling calendar, including details about Christmas arrangements. It includes your collection dates for 2015 and 2016, so please keep hold of it for future reference.


Reporting missed collections over Christmas

Daventry District Council’s offices will be closed from Thursday, 25 December until 2 January – to report a missed collection during this time, please visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk

Clothes for Christmas Campaign

Posted by Webmaster on October 29, 2014 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

This year Daventry District Council (DDC) and partners have teamed up with the Hope Centre a Northampton based charity and launched a second Christmas campaign, ‘Clothes for Christmas’ to support people and families of all ages facing real hardship and uncertainty this winter.


We are asking people to donate their clean unwanted and unloved winter woollies, including coats, jackets, jumpers, sweaters, scarves, hats, gloves and socks.


The Hope Centre provides a life line for people and families from all over the County including Daventry district. It supports and encourage is everyone to rebuild their lives, find work and re-gain their independence.


Thank you for supporting both Christmas campaigns, Christmas Helping Hampers and Clothes for Christmas campaigns 2014.


If you require any further information on either Christmas campaigns please do not hesitate to contact Della Butcher on (01327) 302418 or myself on (01327) 302257.

Latest PCSO Update for Long Buckby

Posted by Webmaster on October 28, 2014 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Latest PCSO Update:

Theft of pedal cycle, William Road, 12 – 1300 15/10

Criminal damage to a vehicle, Ryehill Close, 1045 – 1230 21/10

Theft from motor vehicle, Station Road, 1700 20/10 – 0700 21/10

Theft of garden planters, Brington Road, 1930 20/10 – 0930 21/10


Daventry to West Haddon 33kV Circuit Replacement

Posted by Webmaster on October 14, 2014 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Just an update from John C Clark - Project Manager for Western Power Distribution to inform you of progress of the 33kV Circuit Replacement from Daventry to West Haddon.

Cable section from Daventry to Murcott

Starting at Murcott, the cable trench is nearly completed in the highway from Murcott Close towards the Railway bridge which will meet up with the trench completed at Murcott Bridge near the chicken sheds on Mr Thompsons land. Today the traffic lights were still in use under the bridge, but this section will be completed over the next week and reinstated. We hope this section has not caused to much disruption with your villagers, we apologise if it has.

The cable has been laid across the arable from Long Buckby Wharf near the National Grid substation alongside the Motorway at Greenhills farm to Murcott bridge. We are encountering a few technical difficulties due to Network Rail Cables and the stream crossing at Greenhills Farm which will take some time to resolve and is delaying the completion of this section. This work shouldn’t have had much effect on the village.

Last week we dug test holes and had traffic lights over the canal at Long Buckby Wharf to establish that spare cable ducts were available over the canal bridge, which they are, and have put some temp tarmac on the holes. These will be reinstated fully when the cable is laid over the next 4 weeks.

From today, disruption with traffic control has started at Long Buckby Wharf, this will last 4 weeks. We have started digging under the motorway bridge and will stop at the Rail bridge as this opening notice does not include the road closure. The trench will then proceed the other side of the rail bridge, leaving about a 50m gap under the rail and either side and then continue through the village up to the A5. This will cause disruption to the village, and to the traffic coming and going as traffic control will be in place throughout the duration. I am going to letter drop all Long Buckby Wharf villagers this week explaining this time schedule and apologising for the inconvenience. The road closure under the Rail bridge which will include a diversion through Watford via the A5 will take place on the weekend 6th and 7th December completing the 50m gap we leave under the rail bridge. We would have liked to complete this with the works we have started this week, but A1 plus who are part of the Highways Agency had to schedule this diversion on the A5 taking into consideration the M1 works which also use the same section of A5 for diversionary routes, so this is our earliest allocated slot.

We are directional drilling under the A5 from the Daventry side, the contractors have surveyed this today, I’ll let you have an update when this is scheduled. Once this is completed we are out of your village area and then onto the long stretch on the B4036 to Daventry, which will have traffic control all the way through. Again I will let you know when this is scheduled.

All vehicles that are being used for the cable works, other than the contract mangers cars are all badged with Morgan Sindall, so any other vehicles seen out of working hours around the works should be taken as suspicious, other than the night security which we have in place which is again a badged Morgan Sindall vehicle. Police have visited us several times regarding a gang of metal thieves active along the rail and M1 in the local area. Fortunately, apart from the attempted theft when we started cable laying, we have not had any further incidents, although suspicious vehicles have been observed a few times at night time, but have left after seeing security.

Overhead line section from Murcott to West Haddon

As you are aware this section is not causing any disruption to the villages other than the site of AMEY construction vehicles in the local area between West Haddon and Murcott.

Progress is going well, with a lot of the new poles erected and the conductors pulled into place. We have been visible on all the sections of the overhead line route in the fields, all is on private land and we have been liaising with the landowners throughout the construction.

We have a 3 roads to cross which include the A428 between West and East Haddon. West Haddon road between West Haddon and Ravensthorpe. Finally, Foxhill Road to The Banks at Long Buckby adjacent to Grange Farm at Vanderplanks Covert. When conductors are erected across these 3 roads traffic control will be in place, which will be only one day per location, again I will try and let you know when this has been arranged and the dates they will occur.

I hope your residents are not incurring too much disruption from our activities and can be reassured that any issue raised to us will be dealt with promptly.



Roads Closure Notification

Posted by Webmaster on October 8, 2014 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)


There will be an Armistice Parade taking place on the 9th November 2014 and Church Street, King Street and part of High Street in Long Buckby will be closed to allow for the event to take place safely.

The roads will be closed from 0930-1000 and 1130-1200.


Upcoming Events

Saturday, Dec 20 at 8:45 AM - 2:15 PM
Monday, Dec 22 at 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Monday, Dec 22 at 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Monday, Dec 22 at 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM