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Elation Community Voices Concert - 3rd May

Posted by Webmaster on April 24, 2014 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Elation Community Voices, Long Buckby’s community choir, will be performing their new Spring repertoire on Saturday 3rd May 2014.

The concert will take place at the newly refurbished Daventry Community Centre, Ashby Road at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £6 each or £5 for concessions and under 5s can come for free!

Come and enjoy an evening of wonderful local talent and support your community.

Tickets are on sale now from The Peacock, Buckby News and The Peep Hole in Long Buckby.

Contact info elationcommunityvoices@gmail.com for further details

Bala Goo Night - Village Spice Indian Restaurant

Posted by Webmaster on April 24, 2014 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Please come along to the next Bala-Goo night at the Village Spice Restaurant which is on Tuesday 6th May at 19:30

It is a very good restaurant, providing excellent food and they always give everybody such a warm welcome.

Tickets are £12.00 per head and this includes enough food and variety for anyone.

Book early to avoid disappointment!

Annual Parish Meeting

Posted by Webmaster on April 24, 2014 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Long Buckby Parish Council will be holding the Annual Parish Meeting on Wednesday 30th April at 7:30pm in the Community Centre.

There will be reports from the Parish Council Chairman, along with reports from your County Councillor and District Councillor.

The Police along with local groups and charities will also be reporting on their past year.

All are welcome to attend, a question and answer session will be held at the end of the reports.

A chance for you to have your say!


Notice of Parish Council Vacancy

Posted by Webmaster on April 17, 2014 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

I herewith give notice of a vacancy for a Parish Councillor arising

from the resignation of Councillor Sophie Green 



U15s / U16s Football Training - Wednesday Evenings

Posted by Webmaster on April 16, 2014 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Training sessions for a new u16's football team for Long Buckby AFC will take place on Wednesday evenings, ready for the start of next season.

This will be on the Sportsfield between 6pm and 7pm every Wednesday.

All welcome (current school year 9 and 10)

Any questions, please call 01327 301570.

Toad Migration - A Big Thank You!!

Posted by Webmaster on April 15, 2014 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Many thanks have been received from Brian Laney  - Northamptonshire County Recorder for Reptiles and Amphibians.

"This is just a big thank you to the drivers who passed slowly through the area of the registered toad crossing near Long Buckby while the toads were heading to their breeding pond.

I especially like to thank two drivers who I saw notice the toad in the road and actually go right round them.

I don't know who these drivers were but it was much appreciated. "

***Lean & Lose***

Posted by Webmaster on April 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Lean & Lose @ Buckby Health and LeisureWeight management and fitness group

Available to gym and non gym members

Fridays from 9am

Weekly weigh in, group motivation and Body Burn class.

Ongoing regular support and exclusive monthly membership offers.

£5 per session with discount payment passes available.

For more information contact Louise on 07766952154

Notice of Election of a District Councillor

Posted by Webmaster on April 14, 2014 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Please find attached formal notification for the Election for one District Councillor for the Ward of Long Buckby.


Notice of Election of European Members of Parliament for the East Midlands Region

Posted by Webmaster on April 11, 2014 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Please find attached formal notification for the European Parlimentary Election for the East Midlands Region


Into the Breach - A Light hearted drama

Posted by Buckby Lover on April 11, 2014 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)
Written and performed by Mark Carey at Long Buckby Library on Thursday 8th May at 7.30pm

A heart warming drama of love, war and odd jobs set during the Second World War. 

This nostalgic, funny and moving story will appeal to all, from ten years and up.

It is a vivid portrait of village life with all seventeen colourful characters played by one man.

Tickets now on sale from the library or Buckby Newsagents 

£9 to include wine in the interval (£6 for under 18s)

For more details see his website here


Free Fun Sessions for Families and Under 5's

Posted by Webmaster on April 8, 2014 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

***Pick up your free gift bag when you register with your local Children's Centre***


Phone: 01327 313861



e-mail: daventrycc@actionforchildren.org.uk

Facebook: daventry.childrenscentres


History of Watford Village

Posted by Webmaster on April 7, 2014 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

A group of people in Watford have got together to produce a website about the history of Watford Village.

The site can be found at www.watfordvillage.weebly.com

They are hoping to gain further photos/historical info etc.

If anyone is able to assist, please get in touch with them.

March Wildlife Diary

Posted by Webmaster on April 4, 2014 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

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

Yellow Pages Deliveries

Posted by Webmaster on March 25, 2014 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)


We have been notified by Deya Limited that they will commence delivering Northampton Yellow Pages on 14th April 2014.

Complaints have been made in the past that the directories are left on doorsteps, advertising that the property is currently empty. This was seen to create a security problem and Deya are attempting to avoid such problems this year.

Their intention is that directories will be posted through letterboxes where possible, or handed over to each householder. When this is not possible they aim to leave it in a dry, secure place out of sight or with a neighbour and they will then aim to leave a card saying where it has been left. Finally a card may be left with a number to call to arrange re-delivery.

The deliveries are in NN postcode areas numbered from 1 to 12, from 14 to 18 and NN29.

We are asked to be extra vigilant at this time and to assist where we can to ensure our areas remain as secure as possible. Should any major problems arise from this exercise the Deya contact is Karen Barnes on 01189777239. Please restrict calls to major problems.

Information on the DDC Care & Repair Service

Posted by Webmaster on March 25, 2014 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Elderly and disabled people in parishes across Daventry District are being urged to take the hard work out of private home adaptations with a call to the Care and Repair service.


The team, based at Daventry District Council (DDC), offers practical advice and guidance to people who need repairs or adaptations so they can carry on living in comfort and security in their own homes.


Staff can advise on welfare benefits and any grants that may be available to help complete the work.


But for a small fee they can also organise and project-manage private building work – from garage conversions and extensions to bathroom adaptions and access solutions.


The team will arrange any drawings and specifications required, provide technical advice, arrange for the work to be carried out using trusted contractors, project manage the construction and ensure the work is completed to a high standard.


The service, which has worked on more than 300 projects in the last year, is open to disabled or elderly people across Daventry District and South Northamptonshire. It is funded by Government, DDC, South Northamptonshire Council and Northamptonshire County Council.


Councillor Richard Atterbury, Daventry District Council’s Housing and Health Portfolio Holder, said: “Organising home adaptations, particularly big work such as garage conversions or extensions, can be hard. You want to know that the work being carried out is suitable and that the contractors are reliable.


“The Care and Repair service takes the stress out of it, managing the project from start to finish and offering peace of mind that the finished work will be of a high standard.”


To find out more, phone the Care and Repair service on 01327 871100, email careandrepair@daventrydc.gov.uk or visit DDC’s offices in Lodge Road, Daventry. You can also visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/careandrepair for more information.



Long Buckby & District Gardening Club

Posted by Webmaster on March 17, 2014 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Tuesday 13th May 

Talk in the Community Centre with Gerald Sinclair


Start 7.45pm

Visitors welcome

Saturday 17th May


9:30am - 12:00


Distorted Decade

Posted by Webmaster on March 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)


****Article from Band Member - Karl Thompson****



As someone who was born and raised in the village I would love to see the music scene of days gone by here once again.



I remember a time when there would be a choice of venues to go to every Friday and Saturday night in the surrounding area if you wanted to see a live band. In fact I played my first ever gig at what was then The Long Buckby Working Mens Club, at the age of 6 it was a big deal for me. And my second gig was at the Football Club!



Early last year I decided I would try to set something up that was totally free, with music from the 50's right through to modern tunes of the day, in the hopes that maybe a few people would turn up and have a good night, and in turn the football club would get some extra custom from people that would otherwise probably not venture to that side of the village.



But what actually happened was very unexpected. The entire room was packed with people, young and old alike. The feedback we received was terrific and the club were over the moon with the bar take so it was a success on all accounts.



We followed it up with a second gig later in the year with the addition of The Rhythm & Bones Disco, and although many people who had been asking when we would arrange another could not make it due to holidays and work commitments we still managed to pull in a good crowd, once again filling the room.



This time I hope we can achieve record numbers and really turn this into a local event rather than just a gig. My aim is to also include other local acts in the future and maybe even speak with the club about an outdoor summer event,with food, an area for the kids with a bouncy castle and rides, and a full afternoon of music for people to enjoy. Who knows what it could turn into?



So for all those out there who enjoy good music, please come and join us at the Club on March 22nd. It is once again free admission and the drinks there are very reasonably priced, so its a night out that wont break the bank!



There will be classic and modern songs ranging from Chuck Berry and Johnny Kid to the Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon and the Arctic Monkeys.



If anyone would like more information on the band they can head over to




It would also be good for us if you could hit the 'Like' button. This will allow you to see posts about future gigs.



Videos and audio tracks from the last gig are already uploaded there, plus some pictures from other gigs and other things like our repertoire. I have also setup an event on there so that people can let us know they will be attending, it also gives information like door times and the address of the club for anyone who is not from the village.



I am really looking forward to this gig so if you come along please find me and let me know what you thought. The more feedback I get, the better I can make the next one.



I would also like to add that I will be performing with my other band,The Bugs, featuring my father Kevin Thompson, who I am sure many will recognise as the old Parish Constable for the village, at Watfest on Friday 18th July

It is a fantastic event to raise money for the schools of Long Buckby so please come along and help support them.




Latest PCSO Update

Posted by Webmaster on March 3, 2014 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Long Buckby

High street, Theft of police property from commercial premises. This has been successfully detected by excellent PCSO work in the village.

Theft from building site, Station Road, 19 - 20 March

Theft of mobile phone, Play area, Station Road, 1615 - 1630

Concerns- DIRFT

Saturday evening 1st March,  Police attended an incident where a HGV had attempted a U turn on the section of A5 between Kilsby and DIRFT.

As a result the HGV had to be recovered which as you can imagine is not the easiest or quickest of recoveries. This resulted in 3 police vehicles being tied up with this incident due to the A5 being completely blocked.

If you should witness HGV's attempting U turns especially on this very fast and dark road I would like to know, please call 101 when it is safe for you to do so. Or drop me an e mail if the HGV has left the area. I will follow up with the relevent company the actions of the driver. 


Another reported case of horse main plaiting of two horses, just outside Kilsby. Our advice regarding these sort of incidents is precautionary, to date in our area I am not aware of any follow on incidents. It is certainly worth being aware and removing the marks or plaits and looking at the location of your animal from a security point of view. I am happy to receive any photographs by e mail of plaits etc found.

Shoplifting in the Village

Posted by Webmaster on March 3, 2014 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (1)

Meat and Alcohol are the most common items stolen form Costcutters and the Co-Op

If you shop at these shops please keep alert,  if you see someone acting suspicious around the wine, beer or meat aisles, please alert the staff should you see anything.

Having local knowledge and good CCTV in the shops our PCSO identified 1 shoplifter where a crime was detected

Latest PCSO Update

Posted by Webmaster on February 14, 2014 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Long Buckby

Burglary non dwelling, Station Road,  17:30 11 Feb - 07:00 12 Feb

Theft of scrap metal, Skinyard Lane, 10:00 - 10:10 11 Feb



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