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Christmas Scam Alert

Posted by Webmaster on November 24, 2014 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)


Christmas is fast approaching, Royal Mail & The Trading Standards Office are making people aware of the following scam:

A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a Premium rate number).

If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed £315 for the phone call.

If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 020 7239 6655.

For more information, see the Crime Stoppers website: http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/crime-prevention/helping-prevent-crime/scams/postal-delivery-scam

Please be aware that the premium rate number may change but nevertheless please do not call any number stated on a card from PDS.

Long Buckby AFC u16 Players Required Urgently

Posted by Webmaster on November 23, 2014 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Long Buckby AFC are looking for school year 10 or 11 players for their u16s team.

Home fixtures are played on a Sunday afternoon on the Reserve or First team pitch in Long Buckby. 2pm kick off.

Training currently takes place on the big astro surface along side Browns Road next to Daventry Town FC.

Please contact Brian Porter on 07903 859 107.


Give Blood

Posted by Webmaster on November 21, 2014 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The Blood Transfusion Service will visit to the Community Centre next Wednesday on the 26th November.

Healthy Food - Home Delivery Service

Posted by Webmaster on November 20, 2014 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)


A young couple who arrived in the village 2 years ago have started a home delivery service of healthy food direct to Long Buckby residents. Given many people are unable to travel out to Northampton or Daventry on a regular basis to purchase some of these more specialist items, the couple thought they would bring the food direct to our doors.

The service is starting with some of their favourite basics such as oat milk, tofu, and vegan cheese but they are open to suggestions for other items. With a low delivery price (£1) and times to suit the residents, it will hopefully help encourage us all to live a little more healthily.

More information can be found at


Long Buckby Junior School - Lunchtime Supervisor Vacancies

Posted by Webmaster on November 19, 2014 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Long Buckby Junior School have two vacancies for lunchtime supervisors

Vacancy 1

5 days a week (Monday to Friday) – term time only

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The job involves working with the class or year group you will be allocated to from 11:30 to 12:00; listening to readers ( a valuable way of getting to know the children) then supervising them whilst they eat their lunch, managing the clearing up afterwards and then whilst the children are outside on the playground.

Vacancy 2

As above but the vacancy is for two days a week. The days are open to negotiation.

Both successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records check and will be expected to provide two references.

For further details please contact the school office on 01327 842445

Applications by Monday 1st December 5 p.m.

Long Buckby Pre School - Managers Vacancy

Posted by Webmaster on November 18, 2014 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Long Buckby Preschool

Baptist Church, Market Place, Long Buckby, Northampton NN6 7RR

Tel 01327 317427

Email: preschoolcommittee@outlook.com


Permanent Position ~ 26 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 Preschool Manager to join our busy preschool.

Reporting to the Management Committee, the successful applicant will: -

 Hold a relevant level 5 qualification in Early Years Education and Childcare.

 Maths and English grade A-C or equivalent

 Have proven experience of running a similar setting

 Have a sound understanding of child development and of children’s needs

You will be responsible for maintaining and promoting a high standard of care and education following the EYFS framework. You will need to lead, inspire and manage 7 preschool staff on a day-to-day basis. You will be required to contribute to and to implement Pre-School policies and be responsible for ensuring that all statutory, legal and setting obligations are followed and met.

You will need to be highly organised and computer literate. You must be able to communicate effectively with a range of people both in person and in written form. It is also important you can manage yourself, your staff and work calmly under pressure.

If you are interested and would like an Application Form & Job Specification please contact Stacey Hunt, Chairperson, by email preschoolcommittee@outlook.com

Closing date for applications is Monday 24th November 2014

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.

Dangerous Driving

Posted by Webmaster on November 17, 2014 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The Parish Council have received several reports of cars not stopping at the zebra crossing outside the Library on Station Road, even though pedestrians are crossing!

If you find this happens to you, could you please try and get the vehicle registration plate and report this in to PCSO Sarah Gray, ring through to 101, or e-mail the Clerk on longbuckbyparishcouncil@yahoo.com

Your help in this matter would be much appreciated.

Parish Nurse - Drop In Sessions

Posted by Webmaster on November 17, 2014 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Lesley Saillet is the Parish Nurse for the village.

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

Clean up the Community

Posted by Webmaster on November 13, 2014 at 9:55 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’.


Grass Verges Mowing Contract

Posted by Webmaster on November 13, 2014 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The Grass Verges Mowing contract throughout the village is due for renewal from 1st January 2015.

This is a 3 year contract and tender documentation can be provided from the Clerk to the Council.

Please e-mail: longbuckbyparishcouncil@yahoo.com for further information.

Latest PCSO Update

Posted by Webmaster on November 13, 2014 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Officers have commented to me that there are still a larger number of homes that they have attended whilst conducting house to house enquiries that do not have security locks/bolts on the garden gates. We do try and encourage residents to secure the garden access gates as many crimes are committed at the rear of the property.


Theft of lead has been reported from some Church buildings, please whilst out and about if you should see anyone near or in the Church grounds, please call the police at the very soonest you are able to. We would rather attend a false alarm than have a crime reported the following day.

ALERT to anyone that sells gas containers, I have been advised that in the Hillmorton area, outlets selling the large type of gas canisters, (used on boats and caravans) have suffered thefts, the cages where they are stored have been broken into.

Long Buckby

Theft of farm equipment, Sandy Lane, 1230 -12/11 – 0830 13/11

Theft of fuel, Sandy Lane, 1700 10/11 – 0730 11/11

Long Buckby Wharf

Theft of Narrow boat, 1600 11/11 – 1030 12/11 (good news on recovery, but would still like information on theft)


Theft of farm equipment, Watford Road,1600 6/11 – 1121 7/11


Theft of lead, commercial Premises, Station Road, 1200 3/11 – 1200 7/11

Theft of large quantity metal goods, commercial premises, A5 , Oct – 5 /11

Playworkers Wanted - School Wrap

Posted by Webmaster on November 10, 2014 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Playworkers Wanted!

School Wrap is looking for new playworkers to join its successful and highly motivated team!

Hours: 3.15pm to 5.15pm 5 days per week (term-time), plus holiday club (not Christmas holidays) and some other cover where necessary.

Salary: dependent on experience.

Applicants will have a full and relevant Level 3 NVQ (or equivalent) or above, preferably in Playwork, and have some experience of working with 3 –12 year olds in a play environment.

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 07973778619 for an informal chat and full job description.

The closing date for applications is: Friday 21st November 2014.

School Wrap aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

M1 J19 - J16 Rigid Concrete Barrier Scheme

Posted by Webmaster on November 8, 2014 at 9:10 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 resurfacing and cabling works 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 18 to 19:

Monday 8th December


Full Road Closures of the M1 Southbound between Junctions 19 to 18, including the M6 Junction 1:

Tuesday 9th December

Thursday 11th December (contingency)


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


Thursday 4th December

Friday 5th December

Saturday 6th December

Wednesday 10th December (contingency)


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

Monday 1st December

Tuesday 2nd December

Wednesday 3rd December


Drivers are asked to follow signed diversion routes during these closures.


Long Buckby Library Supporters

Posted by Webmaster on November 5, 2014 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The Long Buckby Library Supporters have an event:

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.

Latest PCSO Update

Posted by Webmaster on November 4, 2014 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)


A number of incidents to report, please let me know if you can help with any information regarding the below mentioned or any other concerns.


Driver arrested in relation to drink driving offences

Successful ‘drugs warrant’ executed in Long Buckby

ANPR(automatic number plate recognition)Traffic Officers identified a stolen vehicle and contents and successfully recovered both.


Criminal damage to a vehicle, Yelvertoft Road, 16:45 27/10 – 10:30 28/10


Theft from a skip, Cowley Way, 12:40 – 13:08 26/10

Criminal damage to building ’Graffiti’ Essen Lane, early evening 31/10


Theft of site tools, A5, 17:00 22/10 – 08:00 23/10

Theft of generators, A5, 17:00 23/10 – 07:15 24/10

Attempt break to a garage, Main Street, 02:20 – 02:39 23/10


Burglary non dwelling, Theft of Quad bikes, Elkington Road,18:00 23/10 – 07:30 24/10

Long Buckby

Criminal damage to vehicle, Ryehill Close, 10:45 21/10 – 12:30 22/10


Incident of sheep worrying and injury, farm property between Crick and West Haddon. 28/10


We still have a number of events and November 5th to come, if you are setting fireworks off in your garden, please consider where they may land, last year in a property in Kilsby some 20 firework type rockets landed in the area of a property on the edge of the village. At the time there was some concern that children or animals could have been hit by the falling remnants of these fireworks.


Long Buckby WI Craft Fair

Posted by Webmaster on November 4, 2014 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (1)

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

10am til 2pm.

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

The fabulous St Lawrence singers will be singing carols/Christmas songs.

Admission £1.00 (children free).

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.


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Nov 25 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tuesday, Nov 25 at 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday, Nov 25 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, Nov 26 at 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM