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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


Long Buckby Local History Society

Posted by Webmaster on May 4, 2015 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

A Guided Village Walk of Braunston will take place on Wednesday 20th May.

Meet at the church at 7pm.

Wildlife Diary for April

Posted by Webmaster on May 2, 2015 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

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

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

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.


Latest Police Update for Long Buckby

Posted by Webmaster on January 23, 2015 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Long Buckby

Vehicle seized no insurance, Long Buckby

Burglary non dwelling, Greenhill Road, 16:30 11 Jan – 08:15 16 Jan

Long Buckby Wharf

Theft of trailer 16:00 9 Jan – 08:00 12 Jan