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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.


 

Easter Egg Hunt

Posted by Webmaster on March 26, 2015 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The Old Kings Head in Long Buckby are organising an Easter Egg Hunt down at the Pocket Park.


Tickets are available from the pub and the newsagents for £4.50 per child.


 

If you are booking a table for Easter Sunday at The Old Kings Head, then tickets are reduced to £2 per child which can only be purchased from the pub.


 

All proceeds are going to the Mill Park Reserve.


The ticket gets them entrance into the park, where they will build their own basket and decorate it before collecting the first egg.


 

 

They then go onto the second station where they make an Easter sun catcher and again collect one egg.


 

 

Then they go to the next station and make an easter bonnet and collect the last little egg – as they exit the park they show all 3 eggs collected and get a large Easter egg to take home.




Parish Council Elections - May 2015

Posted by Webmaster on March 25, 2015 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Long Buckby Parish Council will have 13 seats to fill in May 2015 and 1 for Long Buckby Wharf.


The elections, if contested, will be held on Thursday 7th May, 2015

 

All seats will be up for election so everyone who wishes to stand as a candidate must apply, including those already on the Council.

 

Nomination Papers can also be obtained from the Parish Clerk, Sue Porter at her home address - 3 Packwood Close, Middlemore, Daventry, NN11 8AJ. Telehone 01327 301 570


The deadline for the receipt of nominations is Thursday 9th April 2015 at 4pm. Due to a change in the law, this is now also the deadline for withdrawal of nominations.

 

Costs will be recharged to the Parishes – we find that most parish elections cost in the region of £1k to £2k if contested and under £100 if not.

No Parish Surgery this Saturday

Posted by Webmaster on March 24, 2015 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

There WILL NOT be a Parish Coucil Surgery this Saturday as advertised in The Bugle and briefly on our Village Events.


The recent upgrade to this website unfortunately caused the item to reappear. This has now been removed from the diary.


These surgeries were originally cancelled by the Parish Council at a meeting last year.


We apologise for any inconvience this might have caused.

Long Buckby Juniors AFC new website

Posted by Webmaster on March 24, 2015 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Long Buckby Juniors AFC will be launching a brand new website later this week.


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


Their Chairman, Kev Johnson is about to write about the history of the Juniors for the website.


Do you have any information you can give to him?


Contact us on here and we will pass any information on.





Easter Holiday at Long Buckby Library

Posted by Webmaster on March 21, 2015 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (1)

Here's the programme for this year's Easter Holiday at Long Buckby Library.


The under-5s' activities will also be on throughout the holiday.





Long Buckby Rural Roadshow

Posted by Webmaster on March 11, 2015 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Everyone Active is bringing a FREE Community Fun Day to the village on Thursday 9th April from 12-3pm in Long Buckby Sportsfield.


The Everyone Active Roadshows are suitable for all ages and include activities such as Bouncy Castles, Bungee Run, Sports Tasters, Balloon Modelling. Story Time for the under 5's and Face Painting.


There is no need to book - Just turn up and Play

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

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


Village Networks Website

Please be aware of this incident in Weedon

Posted by Webmaster on March 10, 2015 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

On the 9th of March at 9.50, a female was walking along a street when a dark coloured car pulls up near to her and two female occupants get out. The vehicle continues away .


In broken English, one female from car asks where the big hospital is. On receiving directions they become very thankful, shaking her hand and giving her some rings and place a necklace around her neck as a present.


Both of them walk off. The victim then realises her necklace is missing from her neck which carries her wedding ring and eternity ring. No threats or violence were displayed to the female.


Her wedding ring has engraving on inside  ‘I love you - 3 Apr 1989’


If you have any information regarding this ring, please call 101.


PCSO 7193 Kev Thompson


Northamptonshire Police



Wildlife Diary for February

Posted by Webmaster on March 9, 2015 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)

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

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

jane@cjgrain.co.uk


Charles Jackson & Co Ltd

Cereal Products

White Barn, Station Road

Long Buckby

Northamptonshire

NN6 7QA


 

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


Regards,


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.

 

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

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.

 


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