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Cleaner Required - Clarecroft Day Nursery

Posted by Webmaster on July 21, 2014 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)


1½ hrs per day, Monday to Friday


For further information or to apply please contact Gemma or Lydia on 01327 844474 or call in & see us.


Successful applicant will be required to undergo a DBS check

Lock Ransom Day

Posted by Webmaster on July 18, 2014 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The Whilton and Buckby Locks Association (WBLA), the local canal volunteer group on the Grand Union Canal near Daventry in Northamptonshire, is holding a “Lock Ransom” event at Whilton bottom lock (No.13) on Sunday 27th July 2013 between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Volunteers will operate the locks for passing boats in return for donations. The event will include various stalls selling canal-ware, vintage memorabilia, books, cakes and home produce.

Funds raised contribute towards the activities of WBLA that include maintenance and environmental improvements along the canal, such as lock painting and caring for a garden and nature reserve where visitors are welcome. The association is keen to recruit new volunteers to support these activities.

Visit the WBLA website which includes amongst other items, details of local walks, programme of events, news and a photo gallery. To offer your support please use the contact us page at www.wbla.org.uk


WW1 Commemoration Event - Monday 4th August

Posted by Webmaster on July 11, 2014 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

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


Buckby Feast

Posted by Webmaster on July 10, 2014 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Buckby Feast will be taking place on the Monday 25th August 2014 on the Market Place in Long Buckby.

To allow for the event to take place safely the road will be closed from 0800 to 1800.

Community Art Project

Posted by Webmaster on July 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Come and join in the Community Art Project to mark the centenary of the start of World War 1.

Where : Long Buckby Library

Date: Sunday 13th July

Time: 1pm to 3pm

All welcome - No expertise needed - Just come along and have a go!!

If you would like a piece of you included in the mosaic. we will be using green, white, red and black items.

Please bring along small items made from glass, metal, stone or plastic.

The completed mural will be placed in the Market Square.

Job Vacancy - School Wrap, Crick

Posted by Webmaster on July 7, 2014 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Enthusiastic Playworkers Wanted!

School Wrap is opening in Crick and we have an exciting job opportunity for the right candidate!

Play Worker to join our successful team:

Hours: up to 4.5 hours per day, 4 days (increasing to 5 days) a week. Term-time only (with an opportunity for some holiday hours at our Long Buckby club if needed / wanted).

Salary: dependent on experience.

Applicants should have a full and relevant Level 3 NVQ (or equivalent) or above, preferably in Playwork, and have some experience of working with 3 –11 year olds in a play environment.

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 18th July 2014 at 5pm.

School Wrap aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

Road Closure - Hall Drive

Posted by Webmaster on July 4, 2014 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Northamptonshire Highways are to carry out carriageway patching works on Hall Drive.

To undertake the work safely, they will require that the road is closed for one day on Friday 18th July 2014.

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?



Wildlife Diary for June

Posted by Webmaster on July 2, 2014 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

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

Parish Clerk Vacancy - East Haddon

Posted by Webmaster on July 2, 2014 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

East Haddon Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons, although training will be provided and enthusiasm to learn will be considered as an alternative to formal qualifications.

The Parish Clerk will be responsible for the administration of the business and finances of the Parish Council.

The post includes some evening work and very occasional attendance at civic functions.

The successful applicant would be expected to have, or be prepared to obtain, CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration).

Good communication skills are essential and the successful applicant should be computer literate and have a friendly and positive outlook.

Starting salary would be at point SCP 18 - £9.09 per hour (dependant on experience and qualifications) for 25 hours per month.

The position is to be worked from home with attendance at bi-monthly evening meetings and occasional planning meetings.

An immediate start is required.

Applications to be made in writing to include a c.v and covering letter to;

Councillor John Benson






Email: johnbenson497@btinternet.com

Telephone: 01604 770449

Fun Day - Long Buckby Recreation Ground

Posted by Webmaster on July 2, 2014 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Saturday 23rd August 2014

2pm - 6pm


Long Buckby Recreation Ground

Mobile Police Station – Tack Marking


Fire Crew – Basic First Aid training and Fire Engine to climb on


Crazy Horses – Inflatable fun – Face painting – Ice cream Van


Police Special Recruitment


Daventry Leisure Centre – Penalty Shoot-out – Mascot – Give aways


Sport – Football, Tag Rugby, Cricket


Volunteer’s needed for:



BBQ, Teas and Coffee, Tug of War – These will make money for whoever wants to do this, to raise money for their cause,

Please contact me directly if you know of someone that might be interested in this - PCSO Sarah Gray 07557 778156

Engineering Apprentice Opportunity

Posted by Webmaster on June 27, 2014 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Job Specification


Torquemeters Ltd is a privately owned company specialising in engineering design and manufacture. It has a global reputation for high quality solutions in torque measurement in the fields of oil and gas, aerospace and motor sport.


Torquemeters Ltd is offering an exciting opportunity for the right candidate, a four year engineering apprenticeship within its busy and highly skilled Production Department.


The successful candidate will experience a broad range of activities including a twelve week module in the Design and Drawing Office learning CAD 3D solid modelling.


In our machine s hop you will gain experience in: -


Operating manual Centre Lathes

Operating manual Milling Machines

Programming and operating CNC Lathes

Programming and operating CNC Milling machines

In the third year you will experience Cylindrical Grinding (external and internal diameters)


In our Assembly & Test Department you will gain experience in: -


Mechanical assembly of Torquemeters innovative product range including product calibration and test.

Electronic assembly and configuration of Torquemeters signal processors including making cable assemblies with soldered connectors.

Dynamic balancing of Torquemeters rotating components using bespoke balancing machine.

Using a wide range of gauging and measurement equipment, both manual and electronic.

Service Department. Re-furbish and calibrate Torquemeters returned from existing customers.


The successful applicant will have a practical aptitude and interest in engineering. Maths and English GCSE grades of C or above and good IT skills are essential. To support this the candidate will continue their education by attending a day release course at Northampton College.


During the fourth year you would specialise in the area in which you and Torquemeters see your future, the machine shop or the assembly and test department.


If you would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity please apply in writing to our Production Director, Peter Johnson.


Torquemeters Ltd, West Haddon Road, Ravensthorpe, Northampton, NN6 8ET

Email Info@torquemeters.com Tel 01604 770232



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.

PCSO Update

Posted by Webmaster on June 16, 2014 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)


Long Buckby

Theft from building site, Station Road, 17:00 16Jun – 07:30 17 Jun


Theft from commercial premises, High Street, 16:30 19 Jun

Theft from dwelling, Skinyard Lane, March – June


Theft of rare breed sheep, please be aware although this is in the Byfield area, it is a concern to all.


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?

Holiday Club

Posted by Webmaster on June 8, 2014 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

A Holiday Club will be held in the Baptist Church from Monday 11th August  to Friday 15th August.

This will be run by the Baptists and St Lawrence's.Further details can be found on the Baptist Church website here.

Nourish - Vacancies for Server positions

Posted by Webmaster on June 5, 2014 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Nourish at Northamptonshire County Council have job vacancies, and they are hoping to recruit in various areas of Northamptonshire.


All positions are for server positions which are part time and they would range from 7.5 – 10 hours. For more information, please log onto: www.publicsectorjobseast.co.uk.


All applications are made online only.


Please email nourish@northamptonshire.gov.uk if you would like any further information.




Daventry District Council Election Results

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

The result from the District Council Election is as follows:

Steve Osborne (Conservative) - 947 votes

Ian Dexter (UKIP) - 627 votes

Chris Myers (Labour) - 486 votes

Neil Farmer (Lib Dem) - 140 votes

Electors - 5154

Ballot Papers - 2216

Turnout 43%

Rejected Papers - 14

Steve Osborne would like to thank all those who voted for him in Long Buckby, Long Buckby Wharf, Watford, Guilsborough and West Haddon.  Your support is much appreciated and he will look forward to serving you for another 4 years.

Norton - WW1 Commemoration Event

Posted by Webmaster on May 20, 2014 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Norton are holding a display in the village hall on August 10th from 11am - 5pm to commemorate the men of the village who gave their lives in WW1.

If anyone has any connection to Norton, or the men on the War Memorial,  they would be delighted to hear from you.

Please contact the Parish Clerk, Angela Feltham on admin@nortonvillage.com or the Chairman, Mike Goodman on 01327 877940 or come along and speak to us on the day.


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Jul 22 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tuesday, Jul 22 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, Jul 23 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, Jul 23 at 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM