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Community Centre AGM - Tuesday 4th November

Posted by Webmaster on October 29, 2014 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Long Buckby Community Centre Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held in the Jubilee Room at the Centre on Station Road at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 4th November 2014.

Members of the public are warmly invited to attend. Come along and meeting the Trustees.

This vital village amenity will be need of new Committee Members over the next 12 months, so please show support for your local Centre.

If you have any spare time to help - no matter how little - there will always be a part for you in the running of the Centre. The Trustees hope to see you and would be happy to give more information.

Cotton End Park - ***JUMBLE NEEDED***

Posted by Webmaster on October 29, 2014 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)


Long Buckby Green Spaces - Cotton End Park



On Saturday 1st November, Long Buckby Green Spaces are holding a Jumble Sale to raise money to help with the maintenance and running of Cotton End Park.



So if you have any Clothes, Toys, Bric-a-Brac, or Books etc that you can spare they would be pleased to have them anytime before the day.



Please get in touch on 01327 842164. They are happy to collect if necessary.



You will also be very welcome at the sale itself which will be held at the;


Community Centre at 2pm on Saturday 1st November



If you have any spare time to help on the day, please call.



Thank You



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.

Over 50's FREE Christmas Tea Dance

Posted by Webmaster on October 29, 2014 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

DOF and partners will be holding a Christmas Tea Dance at Daventry Leisure Centre on Wednesday 10th December from 2-4pm.

Everyone is welcome to either sit back and enjoy the music or just dance the afternoon away with Burt Barber on keyboard.


As with previous DOF events this Christmas Tea Dance is a free and fully inclusive event that is open to all and what a great way kick start the Christmas festivities whilst making new friends.

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


M1 J19 - J16 Rigid Concrete Barrier Scheme

Posted by Webmaster on October 28, 2014 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The Highways Agency have a project which will involve replacing over 30km of existing steel safety barrier with a slip-formed concrete barrier in conjunction with strengthening and stabilising of the central reserve to accommodate new drainage and communication systems.

The works will include the removal of existing road markings and installation of temporary road markings to enable 3 narrow running lanes between junctions 19 and 16. A reduced temporary speed limit of 50mph will also be implemented that will be enforced by average speed cameras.

There will be overnight road closures to resurface the hard shoulder between 9pm and 6am on the following days:

Full Road Closures of the M1 Northbound between Junctions 16 to 18:

Monday 27th October

Tuesday 28th October

Wednesday 29th October

Thursday 30th October

Friday 31st October

Saturday 1st November

Full Road Closures of the M1 Southbound between Junctions 18 to 16:

Monday 3rd November

Tuesday 4th November

Wednesday 5th November

Thursday 6th November

Friday 7th November

Saturday 8th November




Ride the Night 2015 - Halloween Evening

Posted by Webmaster on October 22, 2014 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

20 ladies from the village are taking part in Ride The Night 2015, this is a 100k night ride through London on 31st May 2015.

They all have to raise a certain amount each and last year collectively raised over £9,000 for Women Verses Cancer for Breast, Ovarian and Cervical cancer.

They are organising a Halloween evening with disco and local band Buggs, featuring Kevin Thompson.

This will be held on Friday 31st October 2014 in the Community Centre.

Bring your own food and drink.

Tickets £5 adult and £2.50 children

Tickets from the Newsagents or 07905389703 or 07712463752.

Interested in becoming a Special?

Posted by Webmaster on October 22, 2014 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

If the answer is yes and you’re out and about this week, why not chat with recruitment officers at one of the following events?

Specials come from all walks of life and there are many benefits to joining up such as learning new skills, making a real difference to people’s lives, meeting new people, increasing confidence and doing something new and exciting like assisting at large events.

Wednesday 22 October, 6.30pm to 9.30pm at All Saints Church, Midland Road, Wellingborough, NN8 1NF

Thursday 23 October, 10am to 12.30pm at ASDA, Cunliffe Drive, Northfield Avenue, Kettering, NN16 9HU

Friday 24 October, 11am to 1.30pm at Tesco, Carina Road, Kettering, NN15 6XB

Friday 24 October, 1pm to 2pm at the village green in Everdon, Daventry, NN11 3BL

Friday 24 October, 2.15pm to 3.15pm outside the Fox & Hounds Public House, Banbury Road, Charwelton, Daventry, NN11 3YY

Friday 24 October, 3.30pm to 4.30pm at Byfield Village Hall, The Green, Daventry, NN11 6UT

Saturday 25 October, 9am to 2pm at the Farmers Market, Market Square, Higham Ferrers, NN10 8BP

Saturday 25 October, 10.30am to 2.30pm at Tamar Square, Grange Estate, Daventry, NN11 4RB

Anyone that can’t make either of these dates can find out more at http://www.northants.police.uk/#!/SpecialConstabulary or email any questions to the team at SpecialsRecruitment@northants.police.uk

Parish Nurse - Drop In Sessions

Posted by Webmaster on October 22, 2014 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Lesley Saillet is the Parish Nurse for the village. 

She is available at the Baptist Church every Tuesday from 9.30-10.30 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.

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.



Long Buckby WI Craft Fair

Posted by Webmaster on October 14, 2014 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Long Buckby WI Craft Fair will be held on Saturday 29th November at the Community Centre,  Station Road, Long Buckby

10am til 12 noon.

Lots of Craft stalls, refreshments and Father Christmas will be visiting.

Admission £1.00 (children free).

Long Buckby Library Supporters

Posted by Webmaster on October 13, 2014 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)


The Long Buckby Library Supporters have planned a new initiative for the Library - a film evening. It will be held on Thursday, 13 November from 7.30 pm at Long Buckby Library.

The film is "Philomena" starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan and tickets cost £5 each and are available from the Library and Buckby News.

Ice cream and drinks will be available during the evening.

Another event is another Music and Mulled Wine evening with St.Lawrence Singers and guests.

This will be held at the Long Buckby Library on Thursday, 4 December from 7.30 pm and tickets are £6 (children £3) which includes a drink and a mincepie.

Tickets will be available from the Library and Buckby News.

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.


Clean up the Community

Posted by Webmaster on October 9, 2014 at 10:45 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’.

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.

Long Buckby AFC Juniors

Posted by Webmaster on October 8, 2014 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Urgently need Coaches to run a Junior Team.


If you enjoy football and would like to take a professional FA Coaching qualification, then we need to hear from you!


Long Buckby Junior Football Club is currently looking for Coaches to lead our young superstars through league matches and training sessions.


No prior experience is necessary as full training will be provided and paid for by the Club.


Applicants need to be over 18 and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.


Please contact Helen Thompson on 07840 755460 or Helen@sunnymountain.net

Latest PCSO Update

Posted by Webmaster on October 7, 2014 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Over recent months burglaries and theft from vehicles reported to us with the method of entry being through an open window or an unlocked door/ car door.

Please avoid this by making sure all you doors, windows, garages and vehicles are locked and secure.

The nights are now drawing in please be mindful of your neighbours if they are elderly or vulnerable and make sure they are ok.

West Haddon Londis shop have had some counterfeit notes on a couple of occasions, these notes can easily be detected by shops but not when you receive your change,  so if you have a shop in your village and suspect that you have a counterfeit note please report this to Action Fraud, and note where you received your change.

A new campaign for recruiting volunteers has come into force, such as becoming a Special or have you a skill that could support your Safer Community Team… do you have any spare time to put back something to your community. If you want more information please contact me directly.

Please look out for any drug activity in your street, such as visitors coming and going, things being exchanged through the car doors, smells, and strobe lights being put into a property and curtains always drawn – anything out of the ordinary that alerts suspicion then please let me know directly and actions can be taken.

Fuel theft as supplies are being brought for the winter will be a target. Don’t let yourselves be a victim if you need any home security advice let me know.

Community Speed Watch – West Haddon and Yelvertoft – Both are going to be visited whilst in action by myself, to help and support those volunteers.

There has been someone walking on the train lines in Long Buckby as a short cut to the station – this is not recommended, with either a fine for trespassing by British Transport Police as a train would have to stop or if the train does not see you then much worse.


Wildlife Diary for September

Posted by Webmaster on October 4, 2014 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

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

Latest PCSO Update

Posted by Webmaster on September 30, 2014 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Update from PCSO Sarah Gray:

I hope you are all well, I have now arranged some dates for your villages to have a ‘Have your say’ this is going to replace the Community Panel meetings.

Dates for your diary:

‘Have your say days’ with the mobile police station

Long Buckby – Outside the Library - Oct 15th at 6pm

Crick – Post office – Nov 6th at 6pm

West Haddon – outside the community centre – Dec 6th


Kilsby – Village shop – Jan 11th at 4pm

Yelvertoft – Post Office – Feb 2nd at 6pm

Lilbourne – Village Green – Mar 5th 7pm

Whilton – Village Green – Apr 18th 12pm

Crimes this week that have been reported to us that we need information on please:

Long Buckby

Church Street – Criminal damage to a car - Earliest 26th Sept @ 18:30hrs Latest 27nd Sept @ 11:30hrs

· A5 Radio station – Arson - 27th Sept @21:00hrs

· New Inn Public House A5 – Interfering with a Motor Vehicle –Earliest 25th Sept @ 06:00 hrs Latest 26th Sept 05:55 hrs

You can contact me via my twitter account, email, text or when you see me if you have any issues to report to me directly however not if your reporting a crime call 101

All for now, I will keep you up to date with local issues and incidents on your area,

Kind Regards Sarah

PCSO Sarah Gray 7207 - Daventry Safer Community Teams

Northamptonshire West Area



Upcoming Events

Saturday, Nov 1 at 8:45 AM - 2:15 PM
Saturday, Nov 1 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, Nov 2 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, Nov 2 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM