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|Posted by Postmaster on May 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM||comments (0)|
Long Buckby Parish Council would like to wish Norman Tomalin all the best following his retirement from the Sportsfield Committee after 60 years of service. An amazing achievement and we are sure you will be greatly missed.
|Posted by Webmaster on May 24, 2013 at 8:10 AM||comments (0)|
Daventry & District Housing (DDH) is a registered charity. They operate on a not-for-profit basis and were set up following the successful transfer of housing stock from Daventry District Council in 2007.
Part of the Futures Housing Group, DDH own and manage 3100 social housing properties across Daventry and the surrounding villages.
They are looking for Breakfast Club Coordinator.
They will assist in preparing and serving hot breakfasts, ensuring a safe and friendly environment, to the residents of Greenhill Court. They will also be responsible to promote the breakfast club, collect food orders and to purchase the food beforehand.
This club will enrich the lives of the residents, helping to encourage social interaction and alleviate loneliness. This is a great opportunity for friendly volunteers to make a difference to the lives of older residents.
Volunteers will have full support from the Volunteer co-ordinator and will have opportunities for learning and development including the opportunity to gain an accredited qualification in Food & Safety Hygiene.
Commitment: Part Time/Weekly
|Posted by Webmaster on May 23, 2013 at 1:25 PM||comments (0)|
Melissa Scott is raising money to go to Namibia on a World Challenge to help the community out there.
On Saturday 1st June from 3-5pm, she is holding a Frock Swap in the Church Rooms.
Tickets are £5 from Buckby News or Absolutely hairdressers, Bring 5 items with you then its £1 for each item you wish to buy.
Tea, coffee and cake are available too.
|Posted by Webmaster on May 21, 2013 at 8:10 AM||comments (0)|
PLEASE POST YOUR GREEN TOKEN IN OUR BOX!!!!
During May, Elation Community Voices have been selected as one of the Community Matters Projects at Waitrose in Daventry.
Waitrose Daventy have £1,000 a month to distribute between 3 good causes each month.
We are lucky enough to have been selected as one of these projects.
We could raise between £300 and £500 for the Choir but need everyone's support.
Last Month the Recreation Ground made £350, which was fantastic, and many thanks to all that helped out!!
Thanking you in advance!!
|Posted by Webmaster on May 15, 2013 at 5:05 AM||comments (0)|
Please see below details of May Whitsun children’s holiday sports camps at Daventry Leisure Centre for children aged between 5-16 years olds.
Please note with their new Connections Club for just £2 per day you can now drop the children off from 8.30am and pick up at 4pm after their free swim to give working parents more flexibility.
Whitsun Half Term- Tuesday 28th May - Friday 31st May
Offering an opportunity for all young tennis players to test their skills in a safe and enjoyable environment. Sessions will be structured to focus on developing skills and techniques but will also include plenty of competition and games.
Times: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Cost: £40 for four days or £12 per day
Ages: 5 – 16 years
Venue: Daventry Leisure Centre
Junior Group Exercise Camp
BRAND NEW to the Daventry Leisure Centre holiday programme, this is an opportunity for 11-16 year olds to take part in a variety of exercise classes to test their fitness. Activities include group cycling, body attack (a sports-inspired cardio workout for strength and stamina), gym fitness, circuits, and bokwa.
Times: 12.00pm – 2.00pm
Cost: £30 for four days or £8 per day
Ages: 11 – 16 years
Venue: Daventry Leisure Centre
BRAND NEW Connections Club
Available to children booking onto holiday camps, this club allows children to enjoy a variety of games and activities before transferring straight into the start of their sports camp! Led by qualified activity leaders, these sessions allow parents to drop their children off before work.
Times: 8.30am – 10.00am
Cost: £2 per day
Ages: 6 – 16 years
Venue: Daventry Leisure Centre
**FREE Swim for All voucher available to children booking onto holiday camps for swimming on the same day between 3-4pm. Wrist bands can be collected on the day. Under 8’s must be accompanied by a paying adult in the pool**
Under 5’s Activities
Active Antz, Messy Monkeys and Mini Groovers will continue throughout half term as usual. Please see the attached document for specific information relating to these sessions.
For more information, or to book places on any of these camps, please contact main reception on 01327 871144.
|Posted by Webmaster on May 14, 2013 at 6:25 PM||comments (0)|
Long Buckby History Society will be opening its doors to the public on the First Sunday of every month from June to October between 2pm and 4pm.
The Museum has been open since 2000 and recently won award for being the best volunteer project. The current exhibits are “The life and times of Long Buckby”, one of the displays being the photos of the school trips that were taken between 1988 -1999 from the Junior School.
The history society itself has been running for 41 years and holds regular talks at the community centre, more information can be found on their website here
|Posted by Webmaster on May 14, 2013 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
School Wrap is a new and exciting before and after school club, which is due to open its doors from September 2013.
It is based within the Junior School and has been set up to meet the needs of our thriving and ever-growing village.
They will cater for children aged between four and fourteen and aim to deliver quality childcare in a fun and relaxed setting.
There will be activities prepared every day for each age-group, as well as space to relax, play games, chat to friends, play music or play sports. We are also creating a quiet area for those wishing to read or complete homework.
School Wrap is based on the belief that play and having fun is a vital part of development and we want to ensure that every child in our village has the opportunity to relax and engage with exciting activities after a long day at school.
Equally we know that quiet time is needed and offer a variety of activities for all. We do not want to simply be the 'fill-in' between school and home. We aim to be the club of choice.
You can visit their website here or email them with any queries at email@example.com
|Posted by Webmaster on May 14, 2013 at 6:10 PM||comments (0)|
Northamptonshire County Council has launched to celebrate young people in our county. They are holding an awards event in July called the Youth Ambition Awards which is being delivered in conjunction with the Northamptonshire Newspapers Education Awards.
The Youth Ambition Awards are aimed at young people aged 11 and above (but anyone can nominate them) and are their way of showcasing their fantastic achievements.
Nominations are now open for:
If there are any young people in our local community that deserve to shine, then you can nominate them! Nominations close on Friday 7th June and can be made online here
|Posted by Webmaster on May 12, 2013 at 5:15 PM||comments (0)|
The Annual Long Buckby Rugby Club Beer Festival
“Crouch, Touch, Pause IMBIBE”
The Rugby Club's Beer Festival is back!
Running from Friday 8th June till Sunday 9th June.
16 Beers, everyone welcome! (no need to be a member)
Friday 7th June (18:00-23:00)
Saturday 8th June (12:00-23:00)
Sunday 9th June (12:00-16:00)
|Posted by Webmaster on May 8, 2013 at 8:00 AM||comments (0)|
The Whilton and Buckby Locks Association (WBLA), the local canal volunteer group on the Grand Union Canal is keen to recruit new members for working parties both from the local community who have an interest in the waterways and from the narrow-boating fraternity at nearby marinas.
Many people use the canal facilities for recreational purposes including boating, angling, observing wildlife, walking, cycling and jogging, etc. and WBLA would appreciate assistance from likeminded people to maintain and improve the environment. So if you can volunteer a few hours of your time to support WBLA with team activities such as lock painting and gardening they would love to hear from you.
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 on their website here.
|Posted by Webmaster on May 6, 2013 at 5:05 AM||comments (0)|
THE OPENING OF COTTON END PARK – 27th MAY 2013
Although this is an on-going project, still in its early stages, the Cotton End Park at Long Buckby will be officially opened to the public from Bank Holiday Monday 27th May. The opening will be marked with an event at the park starting at 12.30pm. There will be a brief formal opening at 1.15 pm and then visitors will be invited to walk round the 9 acres to see developments and activities and take part in some of them. There will be barbecued burgers, soft drinks and tea and coffee available between 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm.
To date there has been extensive planting of trees and bushes in the park. This includes an orchard of heritage fruit trees. Three ponds have been dug out, bird nesting boxes put up and paths have been laid. An area of ‘adventure’ play equipment has been installed and two picnic areas have been created. In addition there is a sheep shed and enclosure with a number of young lambs and an information shelter which has been recently thatched.
On the day, (at about 1.30 pm) there will be a display of ‘Bootcamp’ exercises by a group which uses the park for early morning fitness routines. There will also be the opportunity for people to have a go at archery with a qualified instructor. There will be the chance to learn about looking after sheep and about various aspects of wildlife including a quiz on birds. For younger visitors there will be a bouncey castle and the opportunity to explore a fire engine (subject to no emergency call-outs!).
Entry to the park is, of course, free but car access is limited. For the opening, arrangements have been made to park in a field nearby. This will be signed and marshals will be present. If the weather is fine it is hoped that many villagers will walk up to the park.
|Posted by Webmaster on May 6, 2013 at 5:05 AM||comments (0)|
April's Wildlife Diary together with Sue Ebbage's lovely photos and write up by Nick Roberts is now available for you all here
|Posted by Webmaster on April 23, 2013 at 12:20 PM||comments (0)|
A date for your diaries, the joint (infant & junior) school summer fete will be held at the Junior school on Saturday 22nd June from 12 noon.
There will be plenty of stalls, fun and entertainment for all ages. All proceeds to be split between the village schools.
|Posted by Webmaster on April 15, 2013 at 4:00 AM||comments (0)|
Brian Laney the Northamptonshire county recorder for reptiles and amphibians is asking if any volunteers would be interested in helping out with a local toad crossing.
It is likely to be busy with toad movement for the next few weeks weather permitting and an extra pair of hands would be most helpful.
Anyone interested can contact Brian on 01327 843 847 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Posted by Webmaster on April 2, 2013 at 3:10 PM||comments (0)|
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) runs 12 Sure Start Children’s Centres across the county, with access to activities, information and support from professionals including health visitors and early years workers.
We have a Sure Start Centre in Long Buckby,and for more information go to our website here:
Long Buckby Sure Start Childrens Centre now has a dedicated facebook page - simply go to www.facebook.com and type in Sure Start Long Buckby or click here.
Please note there are 50 Sure Start Centres in the county, commissioned by Northamptonshire County Council, of which we run 12.
|Posted by Webmaster on March 29, 2013 at 7:45 PM||comments (0)|
Please support the Buckby Feast this year, as they are getting much less public funding to pay for their operating costs.
Mike Greaves says "If you are prepared to give between £5-10 per month to the Feast for 12 months via our new website here, you can more than double the value of your donation. If you sign up before the beginning of May, every donation up to £10 will be match-funded (doubled in value) plus 25% of the original value of the donation in Gift Aid*. So if you gave £5 per month, that would be worth £10.00 + £2.50 = £12.50 to the Buckby Feast. Not bad, eh?!
When you think how much the Feast gives back to the community in terms of grants to local groups – so far over £5,000 since last Feast Day – this is a very effective way in which you can support the Feast.
Don’t delay – sign up today!
* UK taxpayers only
Buckby Feast has now got a Facebook page here and a Twitter account @buckbyfeast. We would like to encourage as many as possible to follow and share these links so that we can keep people informed of developments and events. Their own website can still be found here
|Posted by Webmaster on March 24, 2013 at 5:35 PM||comments (0)|
We have recently heard from Anne V. Owen-Smith who now resides tin the US. Anne has provided us with a lovely photograph, taken in 1940, of her feeding the ducks at the pond off the Brington Road.
Anne asks if the little bridge is still there?
I've asked Anne if she could let us have some of her memories of her time in Long Buckby.
Her reply and that photo can be found here.
So, do you have any memories of Long Buckby in the 30's 40's 50's and 60's?
Please let us have your photo's and comments.
|Posted by Webmaster on March 17, 2013 at 6:45 AM||comments (0)|
Guide Dogs is currently looking for loving, caring homes for our guide dog mums.
In return, you will benefit from:
• Looking after a well-trained family pet that will readily be accepted into your home
• Full financial support to cover all feeding and veterinary costs
• Access to 24 hour support & advice from experienced Guide Dog staff
• The knowledge that you will be playing a crucial part in helping blind and partially sighted people gain independence
If you think you might be interested or would like more information, check out their website and read the attachments below.
|Posted by Webmaster on March 17, 2013 at 6:15 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Webmaster on March 15, 2013 at 12:30 PM||comments (0)|
Long Buckby Community Centre now has a new website.
A link has been added to their listing under Clubs, groups and charities.
You can also get to it from here