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Overnight closures M1 - **New dates**

Posted by Webmaster on May 25, 2015 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Overnight closures of the M1 between junction 16 and 18 are planned this month.

Northbound closures are planned for Thursday 28th May from 9pm to 6am and as a contingency, at the same times on Sunday 31st May.

Traffic will be diverted off the M1 at junction 16 towards Davnetry then onto the A5 Northbound at Weedon before rejoining at junction 18.


Southbound closures are planned for Wednesday 3rd June from 9pm to 6am and as a contingency, at the same times on Thursday 4th June.

Traffic will be diverted off at junction 18, southbound on the A5 to Weedon then the A45 towards Northamtpon before joining the M1 at junction 16.

Job Vacancy - Snack / Cleaning Assistant

Posted by Webmaster on May 22, 2015 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Permanent Position ~ Immediate Start ~ 12 hours per week – term time only

Long Buckby Pre School is a sessional preschool; open to children aged 2 ½ to school age, based in the centre of a thriving village.

We are looking to recruit a Snack / Cleaning Assistant to join our busy preschool.

Hours of work will be Monday – Friday 9.30 – 11.30am and Friday 3-5pm

The duties include: -

Daily : Preparing and helping out with children’s snack each morning

Light cleaning

Assisting Pre School Manager with other light duties as necessary

Friday afternoon – cleaning the preschool room.

If you are interested and would like more details or an Application Form please contact Trish Jolley, Pre School Manager, by email preschoolcommittee@outlook.com

Closing date for applications is Monday 1st June 2015

Long Buckby Preschool is an equal opportunities employer and follows safer recruitment guidelines. This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of offenders Act 1974. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which may have been made against them.

Job Vacancy - Room Leader

Posted by Webmaster on May 22, 2015 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Room Leader required for Busy Village Day Nursery


Full Time (40 hrs) - Monday to Friday between 8am – 6pm


The role will involve leading a small team to ensure the highest quality of care and education are delivered to the children and parents.


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

Be confident in leading others and work effectively as part of a team

Minimum of a Level 3 Qualification in Early Years is required


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

For more information please contact Clarecroft on 01327 844474


Job Vacancy - Pre-School Keyworker

Posted by Webmaster on May 22, 2015 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Long Buckby Preschool has an immediate vacancy for a level 3 qualified keyworker.

25 Hours a week

Monday to Friday term time only

Long Buckby Preschool are looking to recruit a keyworker to join our popular, well established village preschool. Reporting to the Preschool Manager the successful candidate will ideally hold a relevant level 3 qualification and will be responsible for looking after an allocated key group of children. Following the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, you will record their progress and development, identifying next steps and planning activities and experiences.

You will work as part of a friendly and co-operative team. Be willing to undertake training relevant to this role. Be able to use your own initiative and communicate effectively to others. To love spending time developing the potential of young children, to be flexible and friendly are pre-requisites for this role as is a good sense of humour!

If you think this role would be suitable for you and you would like an application form and job description, then please contact Trish Jolley, Preschool Manager on 01327 317427 or longbuckbypreschool@outlook.com

Closing date for applications is Monday 1st June 2015

Long Buckby Preschool is an equal opportunities employer and follows safer recruitment guidelines. This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of offenders Act 1974. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which may have been made against them. All applicants will be subject to DBS clearance and references will be requested.

St Lawrence Singers' Concert

Posted by Webmaster on May 12, 2015 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

St Lawrence Singers' Concert will be held on June 7th 2015, at 2:30pm, in St Lawrence's church.

Tickets are £6 (or £5 for seniors or free for children) and are available from Lois Johnston (01327 842165) or from the Newsagents or any of the Singers.

Scout Leaders / Helpers required

Posted by Webmaster on May 6, 2015 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Long Buckby Scout group are in desperate need of more Leaders and Helpers in all sections.

They are unable to accept any more children until they recruit more Leaders and Helpers.

Full training will be given.

If you would like to find out more.

Please call Dorothy Parton GSL on either 01327 843127 or dotparton4@gmail.com


Rhythm Time Music Franchise

Posted by Webmaster on May 5, 2015 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Do you like working with children?

Do you have a good singing voice?

I am due to retire from running the Rhythm Time franchise in July and I am looking for a buyer.

If you are interested or you know someone who is, please contact Judith on 07437930783 or email judith113leach@gmail.com

Experienced Stitcher Required

Posted by Webmaster on May 5, 2015 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Tacit Golf in Hillmorton have a job vacancy for an experienced stitcher

For further information, please contact Matt Menzies on 01788568818 or matthew@tacitgolf.co.uk


Wildlife Diary for April

Posted by Webmaster on May 2, 2015 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

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

Proposal for 90 houses - Brington Road/Benbow Farm

Posted by Webmaster on April 17, 2015 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

There is a proposal for 90 houses to be built on Benbow Farm land out for consultation.


More details can be found by clicking here.



Long Buckby Juniors AFC 6 a side tournament

Posted by Webmaster on April 8, 2015 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (1)

Long Buckby Juniors AFC are holding their annual 6 a side tournament over the weekend of June 13th and 14th.


They are looking for local businesses to sponsor the year group trophies.


Each age group, with the name in the trophy, a full page advert in the programme and recognition on their website is £100.


To advertise in the match programme with recognition on their website is £75 for a full page advert and £50 for a half page advert


Please contact Kev Johnson via their website here.



PCSO Kev Thompson - March Report

Posted by Webmaster on March 31, 2015 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (1)

The latest happenings in Long Buckby for the month of March:

Criminal damage –Station Road – broken window

Burglary dwelling – Cotton End

Criminal damage –Watts way – window forced

Criminal damage to vehicle – Tebbits Close - rear window smashed

Shoplifting – High Street – detected


STATION ROAD – at time of parents collecting children



MARKET PLACE  - Regular anti-social behaviour patrols to deal with nuisance caused by youths on skate boards


I have conducted Community engagement with both residents and youths.


I have approached the Parish Council re their thoughts regarding possibility of skate board ramp – although I am aware of what became of the previous ramp.

Long Buckby Juniors AFC Website

Posted by Webmaster on March 28, 2015 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Long Buckby Juniors AFC have now launched their new website.


This can be found at www.lbjafc.co.uk



If you have a child who plays at the club or you have an interest in junior football, please register on the website and give them a follow on Twitter.


Do you have any photos of junior teams from the past which can be added to their photo gallery?


Our Chairman, Kev Johnson is also about to write about the history of the Juniors for the website. Do you have any information you can give to him?


Please email brian.porter@tesco.net with as much info about any photos you send and an info you have on the history of the club.


Village Networks Monthly Visit

Posted by Webmaster on March 11, 2015 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The Village Networks drop-in outreach vehicle is starting a schedule of monthly visits into 6 villages in the district over April to July.

The vehicle is full of information with experts and free advice on:

Money Advice including Welfare Benefits and Universal Credit


Health & Wellbeing

Better deals for gas, electricity and heating oil: bring your statement along!

Computer lessons

Volunteering opportunities

Long Buckby will be getting the following visiting times and locations:

Wednesday 22nd April

Wednesday 20th May

Wednesday 24th June

Wednesday 8th July

11.00-12.30 Station Road near the Library

12.30-14.00 Ryehill Close

14.00-16.00 South Close near Junior School

Village Networks Website

Fuschia Pinks - Your Local Florist

Posted by Webmaster on March 8, 2015 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

You have a florist in Long Buckby.

Jo Grey runs a florist business from her home in Buckby: The Old Gas House, 66 West Street, Long Buckby.

Jo delivers fresh bouquets, baskets & plants made to order & also provides a personal service for weddings & funerals.

Please phone Jo on 07508 533 581.

Job Vacancy - Summer 2015

Posted by Webmaster on February 25, 2015 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)


Summer Harvest 2015 Vacancy

Harvest Worker needed from July to September 2015

Duties include: operating the weighbridge and taking samples at the gantry.

Laboratory work which includes sampling, testing and analysis.

Record keeping and computer work.

Visiting farms and taking samples for analysis.

Hours – Monday through to Sunday on a rota, to include evening and week ends.

Experience of working in the food industry would be an advantage but not essential as training will be given.

Wage: Dependant on experience

Contact: Jane Crisp


Charles Jackson & Co Ltd

Cereal Products

White Barn, Station Road

Long Buckby




PCSO Kev Thompson Parish Report

Posted by Webmaster on February 25, 2015 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Theft from motor vehicle – Rockhill Road – part of exhaust

Theft from building site – Station Road – powered jet wash

Burglary in a building – Station Garage

Theft of motor vehicle – Pittams Close

My first week back in the village

During my patrols this week –

  • Speed checks on Station road Monday & Tuesday at end of school day - two vehicles stopped – words of advice given
  • Community engagement with residents
  • Seize of tobacco from under age teenagers smoking outside the library
  • Dealing with antisocial behaviour on the Village square – youths on skate boards
  • Stopping youths riding cycle around village after dark with no lights
  • Stopping driver on phone Station Road
  • Moved vehicles parked on yellow grid obstructing Saunders Terrace

(Police no longer deal with yellow line parking offences but have powers to deal with obstruction)

On a personal note – thank you for all your good wishes – its good to be back


PCSO Kev Thompson

Elation Community Voices Choir Spring Concert

Posted by Webmaster on February 23, 2015 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Elation Community Voices Choir Spring Concert will take place on Saturday 9th May at 7:30pm at the iCon Innovation Centre, Eastern Way, Daventry, NN11 0QB, where they will perform a new repertoire of modern contemporary songs and a few old favourites too!

For tickets and further information please email info.elationcommunityvoices@gmail.com

M1 Rigid Concrete Barrier Replacement Works J16-J15

Posted by Webmaster on February 12, 2015 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The Highways Agency will be undertaking renewal works to the central reserve barrier on the M1 between Junction 16 (Kislingbury) and Junnction 15 (Collingtree).

This will involve the construction of the Rigid Concrete Barrier in the central reserve to replace the existing steel barrier between junctions 16 and 15.  This will be undertaken within the existing motorway boundary and will result in increased safety benefits for motorists.

As part of this work they will also remove all the lighting columns from the central reserve between junctions 16 and 15.  Where necessary, around junctions and motorway accesses, new lighting will be installed in the verges.

Hard shoulder works will commence on Monday 9th February, with the main barrier works beginning in mid-March and completion expected in Autumn 2015.

During the first few weeks of construction, temporary traffic management in the form of 3 narrow running lanes will be introduced between J16 and J15.  A reduced temporary speed limit of 50mph will also be implemented that will be enforced by average speed cameras.

Community Website for Daventry

Posted by Webmaster on February 3, 2015 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

A new local community website for Daventry

Streetlife, the local social network, has a simple aim: to help people make the most of where they live by connecting with their neighbours.

The website provides a free and easy place to share local news, views, recommendations and resources, enabling people with busy routines or reduced mobility to keep in touch with their community.

Conversations started on Streetlife have helped unite lost pets with owners, expose doorstep scammers, save threatened public services and recall local history. The site is also encouraging real-world friendships, with neighbours sharing gardening equipment, IT advice and dentist recommendations, organising craft groups, street parties and book clubs.


Streetlife has just launched across Daventry and everyone – residents, groups, local government representatives and businesses – is invited to share their knowledge, discuss the local issues they care about, and help build a stronger, better connected community.


Get involved!

· Sign up at www.streetlife.com with your postcode and email address

· You’ll automatically be linked to the people and conversations where you live

· You can post messages, events, polls and pictures, and locals will be able to respond

· You can customise your account so you control how often you receive local updates


Sign up and join the local conversation here.