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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


WEA Adult Education Course

Posted by Webmaster on September 29, 2014 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

David Price is the tutor for a WEA Adult Education Course beginning this week on Wednesday afternoon, 1st October, at 3.30pm in the Baptist Church School Rooms.

The course is "Cancan and Courtesans: the Social History of 19th Century France".

It covers Haussmann's redesign of Paris; the Paris Commune and other revolutions and rebellions, including the uprising featured in Les Misérables; the Dreyfus Affair; the Arts and Entertainment - including Impressionism, Art Nouveau, the Cancan and the Moulin Rouge; the notorious Courtesans; improvements in women's rights and education; and much more!

Enrol at the first session: for further details, please contact Diane Halliwell on 01327 842261.

Job Vacancies - The Old Kings Head

Posted by Webmaster on September 26, 2014 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The Old Kings Head are looking to fill the following roles prior to their opening at the end of October:

- Chef de Partie/Kitchen support

- Part time bar staff

- Part time cleaner

If you are interested or know someone who is, please email a CV and covering letter to:



Extension to the Railway Station Car Park

Posted by Webmaster on September 26, 2014 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Just a quick note out of courtesy to say that contractors working for Landmark Planning, the Grandfield Partnership, will be commencing ground works on the above development early next week.

Initially this will consist of bringing on welfare facilities, plant and machinery etc and then stripping the site prior to laying down hard surfacing. The contractors will use the existing field gate off Station Road for access. No work in connection with the residential development will be undertaken.

Road Closure - Long Buckby Wharf

Posted by Webmaster on September 22, 2014 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Centurion Site Services have requested a road closure on the above road to allow the safe examination of the railway bridge structure.

The road will be closed for one day on Tuesday 18th November 2014 between 09.30 and 14.00 whilst the inspection is carried out.

Ride the Night 2015 - Halloween Evening

Posted by Webmaster on September 22, 2014 at 8:45 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 newsagents or 07905389703 or 07712463752.

Latest PCSO Update

Posted by Webmaster on September 12, 2014 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)


Please read below a list of recent incidents within our area:

1 vehicle seized for no insurance A5 Kilsby

Long Buckby

Criminal damage to vehicle x 2, Spencer Road, 18:00 5/9 – 07:30 6/9

Theft from motor vehicle, Spencer Road, 01:00 - 07:30 6/9


Burglary in a dwelling, Watford Road, 2120 – 2125 7/9

Criminal damage to vehicle, Oak Lane, 1800 -1930 8/9

Long Buckby Wharf

Theft from narrow boats x 3, 28 Aug – 5 September


Please note that not all burglaries are forced entry, we have had a number of burglaries recorded that are committed via unlocked doors. Please check that your exterior doors are secure even if you are within your premises.


Daventry District Housing Star Awards

Posted by Webmaster on September 12, 2014 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

DDH are running their third annual Star Awards which celebrate the work of volunteers in our District.

Nominees do not have to be DDH tenants – anybody that has done good work in the District can be nominated.

If you have somebody in mind in your village that should be nominated, please go to the link below for information on the award categories and the nomination forms.


Wildlife Diary for August

Posted by Webmaster on September 7, 2014 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

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

Nat West Bank to close in November

Posted by Webmaster on August 20, 2014 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The Nat West Long Buckby branch is set to close down after a big drop in the number of transactions.

Over the last few years, the number of transactions at this branch has fallen by 29 per cent, leaving the branch with no other choice but to close. It also had a low number of customers using the branch, which currently sits at 23 per week.

The branch will close on 24 November 2014.

A spokesperson for NatWest said: "Over our whole branch network there has been a 30 per cent drop in branch transactions since 2010 as people do their banking where and when it is convenient for them, whilst online and mobile transactions have grown by over 200%.

"We expect these trends to continue as more and more of our customers bank with us through our mobile app, by online and telephone and through our upgraded ATM network.

"We have advised staff and we are writing to our customers to make them aware of the closure and the different ways they can still bank with us

"If customers or local businesses are concerned about how this will impact their banking, they can go into the branch where staff will be happy to discuss the alternative ways to bank with us.

" The spokesperson also issued this information to customers: "When we close a branch, we take a number of factors into account including usage and alternative ways to bank with us in the local area.

We've taken a number of measures to ensure that our customers will still have access to banking in the area -

 We do understand that some of our customers do not use the internet or mobile phone app and prefer to be served over-the-counter. As a result we have come to an agreement with the local Post Office, which is close to the branch, so that customers can withdraw cash and check balances free of charge.

In the coming months they will also be able to pay money in and businesses will be able to get coinage.

We will keep the ATM so our customers can still access their money.

"Our branches are still very important to us and we will continue to have one of the largest branch networks in the UK. 80% of our customers are within a three mile radius of a branch, and when you include the Post Office network that rises to 90% of our customers being within one mile of a place where they can carry out their every day banking.

"Overall, we are investing over £1bn over the next few years to give customers greater choice in how they bank with us, such as improving our online and mobile banking and upgrading over 400 branches across the UK. These branches will be fitted with new technology including iPads to register and access Online Banking and free Wi-Fi access for customers to use their own digital devices in branch. "We are also installing around 100 new ATM locations across the UK, including in railway stations, to increase the number of places customers can access their cash."

M1 J19 - J16 Rigid Concrete Barrier Scheme

Posted by Webmaster on August 13, 2014 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The Highways Agency have a project started 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. 

Full Road Closures:

Saturday 27th September 20:00 to 06:00 - Full Northbound closure M1 J16 to J18 including Watford Gap Northbound

Sunday 28th September 20:00 to 06:00 - Full Northbound closure M1 J18 to J20

Monday 29th September 20:00 to 06:00 - Contingency full Northbound closure M1 J18 to J20

Monday 29th September 20:00 to 06:00 - Full Southbound closure M1 J18 to J16 including Watford Gap Southbound

Tuesday 30th September 20:00 to 06:00 - Full Southbound closure M1 J20 to J18

Wednesday 1st October 20:00 to 06:00 - Contingency full Southbound closure M1 J20 to J18

Saturday 4th October 20:00 to 06:00 - Full carriageway closure of M1 Northbound between J18 to J20

Monday 5th October 20:00 to 06:00 - Contingency full carriageway closure of M1 Northbound between J18 to J20

Important information regarding blue badges and concessionary bus passes

Posted by Webmaster on August 7, 2014 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Northamptonshire County Council are currently running two campaigns to promote services that can now be done online.

The first is Blue Badge applications and renewals. By using the online system

It is:

• Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

You can:

• Find out if you are eligible

• You can save the form and go back to it at any point

• It will take just 15 minutes to complete the form


• Assessment should be processed within 6 weeks

The second is Bus Pass application and renewal. By using the online system

It is:

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Simple and straightforward to use

You can:

• Find out if you are eligible

You can save the form and go back to it at any point


• Your new bus pass should arrive within 10 working days

Job Opportunity - Support Worker

Posted by Webmaster on August 6, 2014 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)



My name is Hugh and I am a young visually impaired person working for Northamptonshire Association for the Blind (NAB).

My job involves travelling around the county visiting clients of all ages, including families and children, in their homes to provide information and support; as well as giving awareness raising talks and generally representing NAB at a variety of events.

As such I wish to employ, on a self-employed basis, someone to transport and guide me, assist me whilst I’m there and bring me back when we are done.

I also spend around half my time working in the office – so helping out with a variety of administrative tasks, including using a computer, would be a key part of your role.

Working an average 14 hour week, given the nature of my job the ability to work flexibly when required rather than fixed hours is critical, as is use of your own car - for which a mileage allowance will be paid.

Some experience of working in an office work is important, as is looking the part given my customer facing role representing NAB.

In return I can offer a competitive rate of pay, work that is both interesting and rewarding, any required training and a great working environment.

Position subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check and 12 week probation period.

If you are interested in this position and want to find out more, call Hugh Spence on 01604 719193. To apply, please send a letter of application and your CV to Hugh either through email hugh@nab.org.uk or by post: Hugh Spence, NAB, 37 Harborough Road, Northampton, NN2 7BB.

Closing date for applications is 5th September 2014.

Latest PCSO Update for Long Buckby

Posted by Webmaster on August 6, 2014 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)



Long Buckby

Burglary non dwelling, Market Place, 10:30 2 Aug – 08:30 5 August 2014

Theft in a dwelling, Station Road, 21:40 23rd July

Criminal damage to hedge, Berryfield, 3rd July

Criminal damage to vehicle, Brington Road, 11– 12 July


WW1 Centenary Commemoration Event

Posted by Webmaster on August 4, 2014 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (1)


On Monday 4th August there will be a centenary commemoration of the start of World War 1 taking place in the Market Square at 7:30pm


This will be an open air service to remember the events of 100 years ago and the part played by Long Buckby.

There will be the unveiling of the mural

Performance from the Elation Community Voices Choir

Community Singalong


Service by Revd Graham Collingridge




Long Buckby Museum

Posted by Webmaster on July 23, 2014 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)






SUNDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2.00pm – 4.00pm

SUNDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 2.00pm – 4.00pm


Murcott Lodge Farm?

Posted by Webmaster on July 2, 2014 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Dan White from Watford Village History Website, click here to view it, is researching Watford and Murcott people in the 1700s.

Dan said "I have come across the Wiggins family who lived at Murcott Lodge Farm. The problem I have is that I can't find where Murcott Lodge Farm is or was"

"I was wondering if this was what Bridge House Farm was called before the arrival of the railway and construction of the bridge. Or perhaps what Murcott House was called previously???"

Can you help Dan?



Live Out Nanny/ Mothers help required in Long Buckby

Posted by Webmaster on June 17, 2014 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Live out Nanny/ mothers help required for 2 school age children in Long Buckby. Before and after school cover in term time (38 weeks) and full time hours in school holidays (14 weeks).

This is a salaried position with 4 weeks holidays + bank holidays.

Duties include school run, helping with house work, homework supervision, cooking all meals and fun activities in holiday times.

Happy to consider a nanny share or nanny with own child.

Start date ASAP.

Experience of working with children required as well as relevant DRB/ CRB qualification.

Car essential due to extra curriculum activities and school holiday trips.

Please contact Lisa on cliftlisa@yahoo.co.uk for more details.

Welcome Pack Information Needed

Posted by Webmaster on June 11, 2014 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (1)

Long Buckby Parish Council are putting together a Welcome Pack into each of the new homes built on the Station Road developments, to help welcome newcomers into the village and to provide an introduction to some of the fantastic village facilities.

As you can imagine this is a huge undertaking to try and cover every group and business in the village. Our plan therefore is to write a covering letter to accompany an A5 sized folder with leaflets, postcards and flyers from each group or business. If you would like to be included in this pack could you please provide appropriate literature either A5 size or smaller, or A4 folded ready to be put into the pack.

Cathy at Useful Things has kindly agreed to be a drop off point for the literature.

As you are probably aware there will be nearly 250 homes built along the Station Road, but as this will be over the coming months if not years, we would like an initial 50 leaflets, postcards or booklets from yourselves to start with. This will therefore allow for any updates as may be needed over time. Could you please leave these at Useful Things marked for the attention of Rebecca Thomas, Long Buckby Parish Council by 9th July?


'Wilton Lodge' in Long Buckby

Posted by Webmaster on June 8, 2014 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (2)

Terry Mace has contacted us to ask if anyone knows where 'Wilton Lodge' was in Long Buckby? He is researching someone called Elizabeth Mary Margaret Shaw, who apparently lived there in September 1933.

Can you help?


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