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|Posted by Webmaster on February 8, 2017 at 3:10 AM||comments (3)|
The bridge work IS CURRENTLY in progress and the ROAD IS CLOSED. The Road Signs have been put in place but have been removed by people who feel it should be open for them.
There is currently a framework in place underneath the bridge supporting the brickwork whilst the repairs are being completed THEREFORE THE BRIDGE HEIGHT IS REDUCED. When the road signs are removed, Heavy Goods Vehicles believe the road is then open as well and are in SERIOUS DANGER of hitting this framework, causing further damage to the bridge and there is a strong possibility that brickwork loosened could then fall on vehicles then travelling under the bridge.
THE ACTIONS OF THOSE REMOVING THESE SIGNS CAN ONLY BE DESCRIBED AS IDIOTIC.
Network Rail have confirmed that they will now be looking to undertake the works (on the railway bridge in Long Buckby Wharf) from the 18th to 26th February at which point the road will be reopened due to clashing works on the A5 and the second phase of the works will be carried out from the 11th to 19th March.
The plan can be viewed here and as before if you require further information please contact Lee Tonks at DTM Traffic Management.
|Posted by Webmaster on February 6, 2017 at 2:25 PM||comments (0)|
Long Buckby Cricket Club
Indoor nets start on Tuesday 14th February 2017 for 6 weeks at Moulton School, Moulton NN3 7SD. 7.30 pm for 1 hour.
Old and New Members welcome
|Posted by Webmaster on February 6, 2017 at 9:35 AM||comments (0)|
Catering is coming to Long Buckby Train Station!
Bella, the yellow Renault, will be found at the station from Monday 27th February. She’ll be open from 06.00 - 15.00 every day serving delicious, ethically sourced sourced coffee, tea and hot chocolates, soft drinks etc and on-the-go snacks, including packaged sandwiches, pastries, crisps, cakes..
We'll be open for a breakfast and lunch service - serving bacon rolls, toasted sandwiches, burgers, home-made pizzas etc.
We understand many of you will most likely be in a rush; so we’re open to pre-orders. We’d also love to hear your ideas for what you’d like to see on the menu!
JOB VACANCY - We are looking for someone to help us during the week, so if any locals would like to be involved, please email [email protected]
All information on menus, opening times etc. will be on Facebook - @MYOlongbuckby and there's also a page on our website for the train station - http://www.myogroup.co.uk/myo-long-buckby
|Posted by Webmaster on February 2, 2017 at 1:45 PM||comments (0)|
Please click here to visit their website. Many of the items are connected to Long Buckby.
All Profits of Items sold on their page are donated to the Church of St Peter & St Paul, Watford Village, for the benefit of both its restoration and new development projects.
Please support them if you can.
|Posted by Webmaster on February 2, 2017 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
House keeper Required
3.00-7.00pm or 4.00-8.00pm Monday to Friday, over time available if wanted, competitive wage.
Position involves general cleaning, light maintenance work and occasionally being in ratio.
For further details please contact Natasha or Gemma on 01327844474 or email [email protected]
Successful applicant will be required to undergo a DBS check
|Posted by Webmaster on January 30, 2017 at 6:05 PM||comments (0)|
Ian Buster Mottram has kindly given us permission to use his post from Facebook.
In memory of my friend Robert 'Bob' Pring who sadly passed away yesterday 29 January 2017.
Most people knew Bob as the Harmonica Man, sitting on the bus stop seat playing the harmonica for ages, easily talking to people on a range of subjects; his favourites were sport and music.
He was a very intelligent man with a fantastic memory of everything he ever learned, it seemed.
He played the harmonica but also guitar and banjo.
While he was hospitalised recently I and another friend would visit him at the weekends and although his health didn't seem to be improving, it never got him down. He even came up with a couple of hundred new ideas for a thesis if only he could do the research etc.
He was always concerned with the well-being of the people of Long Buckby and as many can tell you, he would readily volunteer to sit and play his harmonica for hours in return for whatever people would donate, then give it all to the chosen charity. I think he made about £35.00 at the last Feast!
He volunteered at Milton Keynes Hospital Radio and I received this email today from the Vice Chairman. I include an extract:
"Bob has been a Member at MKHR for over 10 years (sadly our Membership Records don’t record the exact date he joined). Before that he was a member of other Hospital Radio stations in the London area, and was rightly recognised by the national Hospital Broadcast Association a few years ago for his dedication to the movement with a Long Service Award and Certificate. I worked closely with Bob on the Sports show for many years, he as the studio anchor whilst we provided commentary from stadium:mk on live matches. He was a constant in the team for around 8 years before his recent ill health forced him to take a break. We were all hoping he would be able to return, but sadly that wasn’t to be. He was also a stalwart member of our fundraising team, attending virtually every event during the period, most of which featured a turn by ‘Bob the Busker’ on his harmonica. He was a big part of everything we have done over the last 10 years and will be missed by us all.
Many of us would like to pay our last respects to our friend, so could I ask that you let me know the arrangements for his funeral so that we can attend."
I will miss you Bob. R.I.P.
Robert 'Bob' Pring busking for charity at Long Buckby Feast, August 2016.
|Posted by Webmaster on January 17, 2017 at 11:25 AM||comments (0)|
Tuesday 14th February
7.45 - 9.30pm
Community Centre, Station Road, Visitors welcome £2.00
Tuesday 14th March
7.45 - 9.30pm
Speaker, Paul Williams
DIGGING DEEPER - PLANT AND GARDEN SCIENCE
Community Centre, Station Road, Visitors welcome £4.00
Tuesday 11th April
7.45 - 9.30pm
Speaker, Adam Pasco
GLORIOUS PLANTS THAT REALLY PERFORM
Community Centre, Station Road, Visitors welcome £4.00
|Posted by Webmaster on January 9, 2017 at 11:25 AM||comments (0)|
**Please make churches in your local area aware**
The Police are aware of a male believed to be responsible for a number of thefts from the donation tube at Ashby St Ledgers Church.
Six times in the last six months the church has been targeted and on each occasion the MO has been the same, differing only after cctv was installed as the MO now includes knocking the cameras out so they do not record.
The ip thinks the male may be linked to a silver VX Astra as one has been seen nearby in suspicious circumstances on a previous occasion.
The PCSO is also aware of a similar job in Braunston (old now) but are sure it is the same male as there are stills with this crime also that appear to be the same male.
|Posted by Webmaster on December 23, 2016 at 5:40 AM||comments (0)|
DAVENTRY COMMUNITY POLICING MESSAGE
from Sgt Sam Dobbs – Daventry Police | 22 December 2016
Further to my Christmas message sent out last week, I now report to local communities that since then, Daventry District suffered 17 non-dwelling burglaries – the highest we’ve seen this year. These crimes, targeting sheds, garages and farms, have been evenly spread across seven of wards including four crimes in Flore, and three each in Yelvertoft, Spratton, Moulton, Brampton, Weedon, Brixworth and Drayton ward of Daventry. Seven of the crimes have involved the theft of tools or farm equipment. Almost all offences have been committed overnight on weekends between Friday and Monday.
- What the police have been doing:
- We have successfully briefed a very large number of local farmers on what to look out for and what to do in suspicious circumstances
- We have run a campaign to have valuable agricultural plant security-marked
- We ran a recent successful operation to increase policing overnight in rural areas
- Earlier this month, we stopped a vehicle towing a new cattle trailer full of garden machinery. The driver had no good explanation for the trailer or contents and was arrested and has been charged with burglary, now awaiting court with curfew conditions.
- Last month, we worked with bordering forces to catch people handling goods stolen from this community at a nearby market in the neighbouring county.
How the public can help us
- See how easy it is to see garden tools (like petrol strimmers, blowers, mowers etc) in your shed or garage. Ensure your shed/garage/outhouse is locked. If you lost your key to the shed and garage, how easy could you break in? If it’s easy for you, it will be easier for the burglar/thief. Are you insured for thefts without signs of forced entry? You may not be.
- Consider increasing your shed/garage/outhouse security. For less than £50 you can buy and fit a movement sensor alarm which texts and phones you when activated. It is set by a key fob. Remember that a PAYG SIM requires a telephone call once a month, so you will need to test/activate the device once a month to force a phone call. You can mount one of these devices inside a shed, vehicle, container, cab or trailer. It may not prevent the crime, but may limit the loss.
- Report vans and people which/who look out of place around farms and rural areas (999 is appropriate in these circumstances). Now that more people are reporting, we are able to put these details into the public arena and make life difficult for those people (often from out of the county) who are targeting our community. Remember that if you can let us have details of registration plates, we can use that information in our number plate readers around the county so we will be alerted when thieves move across the county boundary.
- Report to us if you learn of cheap plant and garden machines being sold in the community, at markets or sales/car boot events. Handling stolen goods is an offence. Without handlers, there would be fewer thefts.
Let’s continue to work together to make Daventry District’s safe and peaceful community one which is also hostile to thieves.
|Posted by Webmaster on December 14, 2016 at 2:35 PM||comments (0)|
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl reported being followed by a stranger in Long Buckby, last Thursday (8 December).
Between 7.45am and 8am, when the 13-year-old girl was on her way to school, a man followed her from near her home towards the bus stop in Station Road.
When she returned from school at about 3.45pm, the girl saw who she believed to be the same man in a small white van. He followed her for a short distance before driving off.
The man is described as white, between 25 and 35, with a slim build. He had black hair, with a fringe, and was wearing a beany hat, zip-up black jumper and dark trousers.
Officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area on Thursday or at any other time, is ask to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.
Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
|Posted by Webmaster on November 23, 2016 at 11:40 AM||comments (0)|
Behind the Iron Curtain: Life in Eastern Europe under Communism is a 9 week course beginning Wednesday 18th January 2017, 2:30 to 4:15pm, in the Long Buckby Community Centre.
The tutor, David Price, will look at aspects of life in the ‘Warsaw Pact’ countries, the restrictions on freedom, the ‘secret police’, propaganda & the arts, but also how ordinary people lived: work, leisure, entertainment – and even shopping!
The fee for the course is £52 (free if you qualify).
For more information contact Joan Holah: 01604 770030 or [email protected]
|Posted by Webmaster on November 17, 2016 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
Daventry District Council (DDC) looks set to oppose plans to remove iconic red telephone boxes in villages across the District.
BT has contacted the Council with proposals to remove 49 phone boxes in total from around Daventry District, 16 of which are the traditional red ‘K6’ telephone boxes.
After initially consulting parishes and other interested individuals, the Council has now published the first draft of its official response to BT’s proposals and is encouraging residents to give their views on it.
The Council plans to object to the removal of all 16 red telephone boxes on the grounds that they are important to the District’s heritage. It has also applied to Historic England to grant the majority of them listed status to help protect them in the future. DDC may however agree for BT to decommission eight of the red boxes if they are adopted by the local parish councils or residents.
The Council also plans to agree to the removal of 22 modern phone boxes proposed by BT, but objects to the other 11, either because the call levels suggest there is a demand in the area they are in and they provide a valuable local resource, or they are located in areas where mobile phone reception is poor.
The initial draft response – known as the First Notification – can be viewed on the Council’s website at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/consultation. People have until 5pm on Wednesday, December 21 give their feedback. Councillors will then consider a final response to BT at its Strategy Group meeting in January.
Councillor Alan Hills, Daventry District Council Portfolio Holder for Community, Culture and Leisure, said: “Red phone boxes are iconic features in many of our villages and form part of our District’s distinct heritage so we believe they should all be kept and protected.
“We also looked at all of the modern phone boxes listed by BT for removal and the numbers of calls made from them. It’s apparent that they are still an important community resource in some areas. Also, some are in places with poor mobile reception and may be important for emergency calls. However, it seems that some others could be removed without any real harm.
“We would encourage those with an interest in these issues to give their views before the consultation deadline to ensure they have had their say.”
You can view the full document and download a feedback form at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/consultation
People can reply by post to Local Strategy Service, Daventry District Council, Lodge Road, Daventry NN11 4FP.
About K6 red phone boxes.
Red phone boxes are instantly recognisable internationally as an iconic design symbol of 20th century British architecture. The red K6 phone boxes were designed by the architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (1880-1960) and were produced in 1935 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V. This model was the first public telephone to be installed nationwide. Gilbert-Scott is also famous for designing Battersea Power Station, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Cambridge University Library and orchestrating the repairs to the House of Commons following WWII bomb damage.
The 16 K6 red phone boxes proposed by BT for removal are located in the following villages: Charwelton, Church Brampton, Cold Ashby, Coton, Cottesbrooke, Hanging Houghton, Holdenby, Long Buckby, Newnham, Nobottle, Old, Onley, Sibbertoft, Spratton, Staverton and Winwick.
|Posted by Webmaster on October 24, 2016 at 1:10 PM||comments (0)|
Please clcik HERE for a link to a new ‘Resident Welcome Pack’ on the DDC website:
|Posted by Webmaster on September 26, 2016 at 1:15 PM||comments (1)|
Those of you who have Co-op membership will have received, or shortly will receive, your new blue Co-op membership card.
If you have received it you can now set up and access your account at www.coop.co.uk/membership and NOMINATE the Long Buckby Community Centre as the recipient of 1% of your local Co-op purchases.
You can also telephone them on 0800 023 4708 to nominate the community centre.
Please support the Long Buckby Community Centre, and ask all your friends and family to do so also. We desperately need more funding to keep the Centre alive.
|Posted by Webmaster on September 16, 2016 at 11:20 AM||comments (0)|
Advice to motorists after more than 1,000 vehicles reported stolen in a year
More than 1,000 vehicles in Northamptonshire have been reported stolen within the last year, prompting a reminder to the public about how they can take steps to protect their belongings.
The joint Prevention and Community Protection Department (Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service) would like to warn people that their vehicles and contents can be vulnerable to theft, but would like to reinforce the message that basic security measures can help keep property safe.
From July 1, 2015 - June 30th, 2016, there were 1175 vehicles reported stolen in Northamptonshire; an average of 98 per month.
During this time, there were also 3464 thefts from motor vehicles reported to Northamptonshire Police.
Crime Prevention Officer Brenda Hart said: “Many vehicles seem so secure these days that I think a lot of people forget they can be vulnerable to theft.
“Too many people leave possessions on car or van seats, keep expensive items such as sat navs in glove compartments and leave bags or other valuables on display; perhaps not thinking that thieves only have to take a quick look inside and their belongings can suddenly become a target.
“We would like to remind people just how important it is to make sure their vehicles are secure and not to allow their belongings to become a temptation for thieves.”
Tips for protecting your vehicle and its contents
-Don’t leave anything on display in your vehicle. Even an old coat on the back seat can be a temptation for a thief to steal first - and then think about value later.
-When you leave your car, take your belongings with you. If you can’t and have no other option, then lock them in your boot.
-In particular, avoid leaving the following items in your car: mobile phones; laptops; credit and debit cards; cheque books; cash; vehicle registration documents and private mail (especially with your address on it).
-Security devices are a good deterrent for thieves, such as electronic immobilisers (which prevent cars from starting) and mechanical immobilisers such as steering wheel locks.
-When you leave your vehicle, always remove the ignition key and lock all doors. It only takes a few seconds for a thief to jump into your vehicle and drive away. This should be remembered at all times – even when paying for petrol or popping into a shop.
-Lock all doors and close all windows and the sunroof every time you leave your vehicle unattended, however briefly.
-Business drivers should also be on the alert for irregularities in loading procedures and report this if seen.
-Where possible, business drivers should use pre-planned secure overnight parking facilities and these should be decided before the journey is started.
|Posted by Webmaster on August 10, 2016 at 10:30 AM||comments (0)|
Grants of up to £10,000 for Home Owners
Home owners over the age of 18 who are receiving a means-tested benefit can now access up to £10,000 to make essential repairs to their homes.
Housing Repairs Assistance grants can provide up to £5,000 to fund work including: replacement or repair of central heating boilers and radiators, new security measures, replacement windows, doors, roof repairs and so much more.
If the work required exceeds £5,000 eligible homeowners can also access a further £5,000 of funds in the form of an interest-free loan repayable only when the property is sold.
Grants of up to £30,000 for Disabled residents
Disabled Facilities Grants can be used to fund a wide range of improvements and adaptations within the home including, installation of ramps, ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms, level access showers, widening of doorways, driveway and parking solutions plus lots more.
To qualify for this grant you or a person living within the property must be disabled and be receiving a qualifying means-tested benefit. If a disabled person is under the age of 18 they will be automatically entitled to apply for the maximum grant of £30,000 but if you are over 18 the amount you can apply for will depend on your income and savings.
Why not give Care & Repair a call today to see if you could be eligible: 01327 871100, visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/CareandRepair or email [email protected]
|Posted by Webmaster on August 4, 2016 at 3:20 AM||comments (0)|
Long Buckby Wharf Village Hall is now available for Hire @ £10/hr.
Perfect for meetings, small group activities, childrens parties, or small functions.
Lots of work completed recently to update the facility's including extending car park to park 6/8 cars.
For more information, to book or view please call Sarah on 01327 843756
|Posted by Webmaster on July 28, 2016 at 1:05 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Webmaster on July 25, 2016 at 3:40 AM||comments (0)|
The excellent Wildlife Diary for June, compiled, as always, by Nick Roberts is now available for you here
|Posted by Webmaster on July 19, 2016 at 4:10 AM||comments (0)|
Small and friendly Spanish classes, taught by a native speaker, at the Cricket Pavilion in East Haddon (NN6 8BU)
Beginners Mondays 10:30 (new for September 2016)
Mondays & Tuesdays 12:00
Intermediate Tuesdays 9.00 & 10.30
Advanced Mondays 9.00
For more information contact Lucía on 07896298129 or [email protected]
Lessons 80 minutes long from £10
Private tuition available
(GCSE – A level)