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Session Manager Required - Crick

Posted by Webmaster on February 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

School Wrap is looking for a new session manager to join its successful and highly motivated team!

Hours: 07.20 -9.10 (some negotiation is possible for morning hours if required) 15.00 to 18.00 4 days per week (term-time), plus holiday club (not Christmas holidays) and some other cover for sickness or holidays where necessary.

Salary: dependent on experience.

Applicants will have a full and relevant Level 3 NVQ (or equivalent) or above, preferably in Playwork but not essential and have some experience of working with 3 –12 year olds in a play environment. Some previous responsibility within a childcare setting would be an advantage.

Food Safety Level Two, SEN qualifications and current First Aid training would be an advantage.

Applicants must be happy to travel between Long Buckby and Crick, if required.

Successful applicants will join us in providing high-quality, safe and stimulating before and after school care for the children attending School Wrap.

All posts are covered by the Childcare Act 2006 and are subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure for a regulated activity and reference checks.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Jenny Osborne at jenny@schoolwrap.co.uk or 07507 808768 for an informal chat and full job description.

The closing date for applications is: Monday 9th March

School Wrap aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

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

Daventry & District Over 50's Forum

Posted by Webmaster on February 18, 2015 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Daventry Over Fifties will be holding its first free and informative event of 2015 on Wednesday 25th March at Daventry Leisure Centre.

This event will see speakers from NAB talking on living life to the full for those who are sight impaired plus we have Trading Standards discussing the growing and worrying trend of scam post and nuisance phone calls that cause so much worry for older residents.

If you require any more information about these free public forum events for older residents please do not hesitate to contact on Della Butcher on 01327 302418


Village Networks

Posted by Webmaster on February 18, 2015 at 10:05 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
  • Debt
  • 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

Apprenticeship Roadshow - Daventry

Posted by Webmaster on February 18, 2015 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 Are you a parent? Would you like to know more about apprenticeships?

Northampton College and SWAN are hosting an information evening for parents of pupils in

Years 9 - 13.

Find out about local apprenticeship opportunities, meet apprentices, training bodies and employers and ask questions.

Thursday 12 March 2015

Doors open 6.00pm

Presentations at 7pm-8:15pm

Refreshments and Networking 8:15-9pm

iCon Environmental Innovation Centre, Eastern Way, Daventry NN11 OQB

To book your place, please contact Samantha Fitzgerald

Email: samantha@proactiveeducation.co.uk

Telephone: 07702 048618

SWAN website 

Northampton College website 

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.

Wildlife Diary for January

Posted by Webmaster on February 8, 2015 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

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

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.


Latest PCSO Update

Posted by Webmaster on February 3, 2015 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Long Buckby

Burglary non dwelling (commercial premises) Station Road, 21:40 – 21:45 1st February


Theft of motor vehicle, Pittams Close, 19:30 31st January – 1015 1st February

Red Honda Dominator Stolen

Posted by Webmaster on February 1, 2015 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

A Red Honda Dominator has been stolen from Pittams Close in Long Buckby late on Saturday night / Sunday morning.

Reg is H982 GRK.

Any information or sightings, please contact the Long Buckby AFC or the owner, Ady, on 07739799331.

Beer tokens waiting. Thanks for your help and support.

Family History Help Desk

Posted by Webmaster on January 29, 2015 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

If you’re a beginner to family history of have hit a brick wall in your research, volunteers from Northamptonshire Family History Society will be holding a Free Help Desk at Long Buckby Library on Friday 13 February from 2pm-5pm.

This is a free event run in partnership with Northamptonshire Libraries – no need to book – just drop in! Northants Family History Society have an extensive programme of meetings and resources – for further information visit their website here

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 28th 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

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

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.


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