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School Wrap Summer Holiday Events 2015

Posted by Webmaster on June 22, 2015 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

School Wrap Summer Holiday Events 2015 timetable can be found here


Session Manager Required

Posted by Webmaster on June 22, 2015 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Session Manager Required in Spratton


School Wrap is looking for a new session manager to join its successful and highly motivated team!

Hours: 07.20 -9.10 and 15.00 to 18.00 4/5 days per week (term-time), plus holiday club at Long Buckby (not Christmas holidays).


Salary: dependent on experience.


Applicants will have a full and relevant Level 3 NVQ (or equivalent) or above, preferably in Playwork, but not essential, and have some experience of working with 3 –12 year olds in a play environment. Some previous responsibility within a childcare setting would be an advantage.


Food Safety Level Two, SEN qualifications and current First Aid training would be an advantage.


Applicants must be happy to travel between Long Buckby, Crick and Spratton, 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 07507 808768 0r 01327 842109 for an informal chat and full job description.


The closing date for applications is: 10am Friday 10th July 2015

School Wrap aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

Library Supporters Concert

Posted by Webmaster on June 19, 2015 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)


Long Buckby Library Supporters are holding a Concert on Friday, 26 June when lots of local talent will be strutting their stuff at the Community Centre from 7.30 pm.

They have some well known local people and faces involved and the whole evening has Terry Green being master of ceremonies as well as performing himself.

It should be a rousing and very entertaining couple of hours.

There is a licensed bar and soft drinks are available too.

Tickets (available at the Library and Buckby Newsagents) are £5 for adults, seniors £4 and under 16's £2.


Planning Application - Brington Road

Posted by Webmaster on June 17, 2015 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (1)

The outline planning application for the residential development of up to 87 dwellings on Land off Brington Road, Long Buckby has been received by the Daventry District Council - Planning Application No DA/2015/0528

The Parish Council will be discussing this application on Monday 29th June at 7:30pm in the Library.

Please note this meeting has moved from the 22nd June.

Observations are to be made in writing by 1st July to the Planning Officer, Mr E McDowell

E-mail address: emcdowell@daventrydc.gov.uk or by post to Daventry District Council, Lodge Lane, Daventry, Northants, NN11 4FP.

Wildlife Diary for May

Posted by Webmaster on June 16, 2015 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)

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

Long Buckby Juniors AFC 6 aside tournament

Posted by Webmaster on June 10, 2015 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (2)

Long Buckby Juniors AFC 6 aside tournament will be held this weekend on the Sportsfield this Saturday and Sunday 13th and 14th June. The first matches will kick off at 9.30 with the finals expected to be played around 14:30.

All teams have been asked to use the off road car parking provided.

If anyone has items they would like to donate for the raffle, please could they take them to the Sportsfield on Friday evening, when the pitches are being prepared or anytime between 08:30 and 14:30 on the Saturday.

Anyone with any spare time is more than welcome to come along on Friday evening to assist with the preparation from 6pm.


PSCO Report for May 2015

Posted by Webmaster on June 8, 2015 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Reported crime for MAY 2015


  • Criminal damage dwelling School close – unknown- damage to window


  • Theft – of hand bag left in public house.
  • Dog bite –Lodge lane
  • Burglary building – railway station
  • Theft from motor vehicle – layby A5
  • Criminal damage – farm Buckby wharf – tiles thrown off barn roof into field
  • Criminal damage – Church street – sculpture in garden


  • Attempt theft from money box - Church


  • Burglary building – West haddon road – stable
  • Theft from motor vehicle – fuel – commercial premises


  • Burglary building – shed – Kil;n lane


  • Attempt burglary – High street – empty premises
  • Theft from motor vehicle - Ashwells lane – laptop
  • Theft – Crick road - oil




I have been doing regular speed checks on this beat in particular :

  • YELVERTOFT – outside school – at request of parents collecting children after school
  • LONG BUCKBY – STATION ROAD –at time of parents collecting children
  • COTTON END – at request of locals
  • BARBY - DAVENTRY/RUGBY ROAD – at request of locals



LONG BUCKBY – MARKET PLACE - Regular anti-social behaviour patrols to deal with nuisance caused by youths on skate boards

Although not completely resolved – situation has improved

BRAUNSTON – CANAL – motor bike seen riding on foot path – investigating

WEST HADDON - MALE TEENS DRINKING UNDER AGE – all males visited and strong words of advice given


PCSO 7193 Kev Thompson

Daventry Rural SCT

Northamptonshire Police

Tel : 101 ext 77 8147 mob 0755 777 8147


Daventry District Sports Awards

Posted by Webmaster on June 3, 2015 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Everyone Active are pleased to announce that it will be running the 13th annual Daventry District Sports Awards evening in partnership with Daventry District Council. Please find attached nomination forms and criteria for the sports awards which is the start of BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards. This year the event will once again be a formal evening celebration which will be held at Daventry Leisure Centre, Lodge Road, Daventry on Thursday 22nd October 2015. The event as always celebrates and recognises the wealth of sporting talent and achievements from teams and individuals within Daventry District. The 200 guests present will include shortlisted nominees and VIPs, which have in previous years included the Leader of the Council and local sports personalities.

The categories for the Daventry District Sports Awards for 2015 are the following:

  • Local Sportsman of the Year
  • Local Sportswoman of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by SUEZ environment)
  • Team of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Young Sportsman of the Year (sponsored by Moulton College)
  • Young Sportswoman of the Year
  • Community Club of the Year
  • Primary School of the Year (sponsored by South Northants and Daventry School Sports Partnership)
  • Secondary School of the Year (sponsored by South Northants and Daventry School Sports Partnership)
  • Lifetime Contribution to Sport (sponsored by Daventry District Council)
  • Young Leader of the Year
  • Disabled Sportsperson of the Year
  • Get Active (sponsored by Everyone Active)

Please pass this on to any club members, volunteers, individual athletes and encourage them to vote to help recognise those individuals who have put in many hours over the last year whether it is for their own sporting performance or for their club. New for 2015, following feedback from last years event, the Community Club of the Year award will this year be decided by the judging panel made of personnel from numerous different organisations from across the county as apposed to a public vote.

Writing your nominations

When voting please encourage nominators to read the criteria carefully as it will detail what the judging panel are marking against for each category and should help to strengthen nominations this year. The more information against the criteria points for each award, the better chance your nominee has of winning! Nominations close on Friday 18th September so please plan ahead with your nominations so that sportspersons, volunteers, clubs, and teams across the District can be recognized for their achievements over the last year.

Daventry District Sports Awards Criteria

Nomination Form

All completed nominations should be sent to Will Heckford by email to: willheckford@everyoneactive.com or by post to:

Will Heckford

Daventry Leisure Centre

Lodge Road



NN11 4FP


Photo Competition

Posted by Webmaster on June 3, 2015 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Themed ‘Daventry through the lens’, the competition encourages the public to showcase and celebrate what Daventry means to them through photography.

All of the submitted photos will be displayed in Daventry Library from Saturday 4th July.

The winning photo in each age category will be decided by a panel of judges.

There will also be a ‘Community Choice’ photo voted for by the visitors to the exhibition.

See their poster here for more information

Scout Leaders / Helpers required

Posted by Webmaster on May 6, 2015 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Long Buckby Scout group are in desperate need of more Leaders and Helpers in all sections.

They are unable to accept any more children until they recruit more Leaders and Helpers.

Full training will be given.

If you would like to find out more.

Please call Dorothy Parton GSL on either 01327 843127 or dotparton4@gmail.com


Rhythm Time Music Franchise

Posted by Webmaster on May 5, 2015 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Do you like working with children?

Do you have a good singing voice?

I am due to retire from running the Rhythm Time franchise in July and I am looking for a buyer.

If you are interested or you know someone who is, please contact Judith on 07437930783 or email judith113leach@gmail.com

Experienced Stitcher Required

Posted by Webmaster on May 5, 2015 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Tacit Golf in Hillmorton have a job vacancy for an experienced stitcher

For further information, please contact Matt Menzies on 01788568818 or matthew@tacitgolf.co.uk


Proposal for 90 houses - Brington Road/Benbow Farm

Posted by Webmaster on April 17, 2015 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

There is a proposal for 90 houses to be built on Benbow Farm land out for consultation.


More details can be found by clicking here.



Long Buckby Juniors AFC 6 a side tournament

Posted by Webmaster on April 8, 2015 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (1)

Long Buckby Juniors AFC are holding their annual 6 a side tournament over the weekend of June 13th and 14th.


They are looking for local businesses to sponsor the year group trophies.


Each age group, with the name in the trophy, a full page advert in the programme and recognition on their website is £100.


To advertise in the match programme with recognition on their website is £75 for a full page advert and £50 for a half page advert


Please contact Kev Johnson via their website here.



PCSO Kev Thompson - March Report

Posted by Webmaster on March 31, 2015 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (1)

The latest happenings in Long Buckby for the month of March:

Criminal damage –Station Road – broken window

Burglary dwelling – Cotton End

Criminal damage –Watts way – window forced

Criminal damage to vehicle – Tebbits Close - rear window smashed

Shoplifting – High Street – detected


STATION ROAD – at time of parents collecting children



MARKET PLACE  - Regular anti-social behaviour patrols to deal with nuisance caused by youths on skate boards


I have conducted Community engagement with both residents and youths.


I have approached the Parish Council re their thoughts regarding possibility of skate board ramp – although I am aware of what became of the previous ramp.

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.


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


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

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


Charles Jackson & Co Ltd

Cereal Products

White Barn, Station Road

Long Buckby




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


PCSO Kev Thompson