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|Posted by Webmaster on December 11, 2013 at 9:40 AM||comments (0)|
Daventry & District Older Peoples Forum (DOF) and Daventry District Council (DDC) would like to thank every organisation, community group, business, School, Parish Council and individual for their kind donations and generosity.
When we embarked on this campaign back in September our aim was to help local people and families in times of real need but we never expected to receive such a positive response from the public.
DOF’s original target had been to put together 10+ hampers bearing in mind each hamper shopping list consisted of 32 items costing on average £45.00 per hamper.
I am delighted to advise this target has been basically demolished. We have now put together and shipped out 46 x complete hampers most of which contain more than the 32 items listed, with literally many more hundreds of donated items making their way to Daventry Food Bank as we speak.
Rob Gee from Daventry Food Bank was overwhelmed by the public’s support and caring generosity and stated each hamper would be finding its way to local people and families that need them the most.
|Posted by Webmaster on December 11, 2013 at 9:35 AM||comments (0)|
Northants County Council would like to invite you to comment on the Draft Budget and Council Plan 2014-19.
The proposals are not merely to balance the books for the next financial year, but include plans for a complete overhaul of public services while keeping county council tax bills the lowest in the country.
They are faced with the mammoth task of reducing our budget by £128m over the next five years – on top of the £177m already delivered – and are proposing a historic shift in the way social care and health services are provided in the county in a huge new integration with the NHS as well as a number of new mergers and partnerships of front-line services.
They are also pledging a £12m investment to drive forward improvements in Children’s Services while keeping a council tax rise pegged back to 1.99 per cent – below the rate of inflation – to maintain the council’s position as the lowest taxing county council and costing the average household just an extra 39p a week.
These were agreed as the basis for a period of 8 weeks formal consultation at the Cabinet meeting on 10th December.
It is important that they hear from as many people as possible during this consultation period, as they all work together to find the best solutions.
Details of this consultation, including proposals and a range of ways to take part, can be found on the Council’s dedicated web pages.
Please encourage your local community to take part and to have their say:
Please submit your views and ideas by 4th February, so they can consider these fully and seriously.
The Draft Budget and Council Plan 2014-19 will be agreed at the Council meeting on 20th February 2014.
|Posted by Webmaster on December 11, 2013 at 4:20 AM||comments (0)|
Please read below of recent incidents, any information on these or any any other matters please do not hesitate to get in touch with anyone from the team
Burglary, High stack, 1030 23 Nov - 1930 24 Nov
Burglary commercial premises, Market Place, 0900 - 1300 30 Nov
Theft garden items, Rockhill Road, 5 - 12 Dec
Theft from motor vehicle, Parkfield Road, 27 - 28 Nov
|Posted by Webmaster on December 9, 2013 at 5:35 AM||comments (0)|
Come along and listen to The History of Panto - a talk by Linda Maude
followed by mince pies and refreshments
All welcome, visitors £2.00 entry fee
Long Buckby Community Centre
Wednesday 18th December - 7:45pm
|Posted by Webmaster on November 28, 2013 at 5:30 AM||comments (0)|
Volunteers are being sought in Daventry and South Northamptonshire to join an Independent Advisory Group to help the police understand the role and impact it has within diverse communities.
Independent advisory groups are made up of community representatives who act as a ‘critical friend’ to appraise policies, practices and procedures by the police and the Police and Crime Commissioner.
The groups provide an ideal forum to gain valuable insight from different sections of the community.
The Daventry and South Northamptonshire group is seeking new members who:
• are actively involved in their community
• are interested in what the police are doing in their community
• are able to offer advice to the police and the Police and Crime Commissioner about diversity and equality issues and issues affecting the community they are representing or working in
• live or work in Northamptonshire
An administrator is also required for the group to coordinate bi-monthly meetings, paperwork, and to take minutes of the meetings.
The roles are voluntary but expenses will be reimbursed.
Information on how to apply is available online at: www.northantspcc.org.uk/initiatives
The deadline for applications is Monday, 16 December.
|Posted by Webmaster on November 23, 2013 at 8:15 AM||comments (0)|
Police are issuing crime prevention advice after a phone scam continues to affect people in Northamptonshire.
The phone scam encourages residents to part with bank details including pin numbers and banks cards and police are urging people never to part with this information.
During the scam the offender calls the resident, purporting to be a police officer, investigating a fraud on their bank account, a fraud investigator from a bank or other bank official. They then ask for account information, including their card numbers, security number and pin number.
If the resident becomes suspicious, the offender suggests that they call 999 or 101 and ask for confirmation that the person is a police officer.
The victim then calls police, but doesn’t realise that the offender has not hung up so goes straight through to them again. In some cases another offender comes on the line and pretends to be working in the police control room and verify the officer’s details.
The caller is then transferred back through to the first offender who obtains all their details.
In some cases the criminals have sent couriers immediately to the victim’s property to pick up their cards which are then used fraudulently.
More recently there has been a variation on the original theme, the caller will request that the victim go to their bank to withdraw money or simply instruct the victim to transfer an amount of money into a specific bank account.
The offenders are deliberately targeting older victims.
Bryan Pye from the fraud and financial investigation team of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit said: “This is a scam which appears to be operating nationally. An arrest was made shortly after a number of incidents occurred in Northampton in July and as a result that investigation is still ongoing. It appears that residents are refusing to give their details but these calls show that the offenders are continuing to target people in Northamptonshire and the surrounding area.
“In previous cases some residents have been conned into handing over their cards and pin numbers, resulting in money being removed from their accounts.
“I would urge people to share this information with their elderly relatives or neighbours so they are aware.”
Advice from police:
- Police and banks will never ask for your PIN or bank card
- Police will not cold call about a suspected offence
- Banks will never suggest that you hand your card to a courier
- Never give your card details, PIN or bank card to anyone
- If you receive one of these calls end it immediately
Report any incidents to the police. Always call 999 if the crime is in action.
For non urgent incidents please report to Action Fraud, the central reporting and recording system for fraud, on 0300 123 2040 or online at: www.actionfraud.police.uk
|Posted by Webmaster on November 22, 2013 at 5:45 AM||comments (0)|
Small and friendly Spanish classes, taught by a native Spanish speaker with 15 years of experience, starting at the Cricket Pavilion in East Haddon (NN6 8BU) from January 13th 2014.
Beginners & Post Beginners Monday (pm) 12.10 & 1.40
Intermediate (Lower & Higher) Tuesday (am) 9.00 & 10.30
Advance (Lower & Higher) Monday (pm) 9.00 & 10.30
Lessons are one hour and 20 minutes long at a cost of £8
For more information contact Lucia on 07896298129 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Posted by Webmaster on November 13, 2013 at 10:20 AM||comments (0)|
Households across Daventry District are being made aware of the 2013 Christmas and New Year arrangements for waste and recycling collections.
Collections will take place as scheduled, including Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. There will be no collection on Christmas Day (Wednesday) and instead those properties affected will receive a collection on Sunday, 29 December.
Black bins – Over Christmas, black bins will continue to be collected fortnightly as normal. There are special arrangements for households on Wednesday collections affected by Christmas Day (see below). Please make sure you recycle as much as possible.
Brown bins – From Monday, 23 December to Saturday, 4 January inclusive, brown bin collections will be suspended for all households in Daventry District. This will enable crews to focus on collecting extra recycling over Christmas.
Recycling boxes and food bins – these will continue to be collected weekly for all properties on their scheduled collection day. Extra recycling will also be collected – see below for details.
Christmas Day alternative arrangements – Households due to have their black bin emptied on Christmas Day should instead put their black bin, recycling and food waste out on Sunday 29th December. Properties that would have received a brown bin collection that day should present only their recycling and food waste for collection on Sunday, 29th December.
Extra recycling – You can put out extra recycling for collection over Christmas. If you have more recycling than your boxes can hold, please continue to sort your items and place them into carrier bags next to your boxes (not black or green sacks). Please put all your glass into your blue box and then separate any additional into bags, plastic into another, tins into another, etc.
Large cardboard will also be collected over Christmas, during weeks commencing 23 and 30 December. If you have large cardboard and it won’t fit in your recycling box, please flatten it as much as possible and place next to your boxes on your collection day.
Real Christmas trees – There are no special arrangements for the collection for real Christmas trees this year. You can place real Christmas trees alongside your brown bin for collection when the garden waste service resumes from 6 January onwards. Alternatively you can take them to your nearest household waste recycling centre.
Check your new collection calendar – All homes will soon receive a new annual waste and recycling calendar, including details about Christmas arrangements.
More information about waste and recycling is available online or call 01327 871100.
|Posted by Webmaster on November 10, 2013 at 1:15 PM||comments (0)|
Following a number of complaints about parking in the vicinity of the Long Buckby Infants School, please read the attached letter from PCSO Sarah Gray.
|Posted by Webmaster on November 4, 2013 at 5:25 AM||comments (0)|
On the Thursday 19th December there will be a Traditional Village Carol Service at St Lawrence's Church,
This will be starting at 19:30.
Everyone is welcome, entrance is free and we'll be serving mulled wine and mince pies.
|Posted by Webmaster on November 1, 2013 at 1:00 PM||comments (0)|
We are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A5, near Long Buckby.
The collision happened at about 6.45pm on Monday, 28 October, near the junction of Long Buckby Wharf.
A Daf lorry, driven by a 31-year-old man from Coventry, was travelling south on the A5 towards Weedon, when it was in collision with a blue Ford Ka, driven by a 65-year-old man from Rugby.
Sadly, the Ka driver died at the scene.
The lorry driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently in police custody.
Witnesses to the collision or anyone with information is asked to call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615 or Northamptonshire Police on 101.
|Posted by Webmaster on October 23, 2013 at 12:10 PM||comments (0)|
Scrum Kids offers fun non-contact Rugby based sessions for boys and girls aged 2 - 5 years
Where: Phoenix Centre, Daventry
When: Sunday afternoons
To book your FREE trial session please e-mail: email@example.com or call 01788 811015 or 077726338833
Follow on twitter @scrumkids
Find on Facebook - facebook.com/scrumkids
|Posted by Webmaster on October 21, 2013 at 7:25 PM||comments (0)|
Following the success of the last 2 Christmas Fayre's, 'Daventry Freespirits' Marie Curie Fundraising Group are organising a 3rd Christmas Fayre in the Long Buckby Baptist Church
The Christmas Fayre's so far have raised nearly £1.5k, we hope to keep increasing this total and continue to support our local families particularly at Christmas who require the invaluable home nursing care of Marie Curie.
If you would like to book a stall, please contact Sara as soon as possible, Stalls remain the same cost as 2012, if you could also donate a raffle prize this would be a fantastic help.
We are also looking for the following support
1. helper or helpers to give out gifts at Santas Grotto between 11am and 1pm
2. helpers to serve coffee, mince pies, soup and bacon rolls
3. helpers to sell raffle tickets on the day outside of the hotel gates and around the village4. helpers to set up the tables on Friday 13th December, anytime from 5pm
5. Donations of Raffle Prizes
6. Donations of bric a brac, cloths etc for Marie Curie Stall
7. Donations of gifts for Santa Gifts
8. Any kind of entertainment anytime between 10.30am and 2pm, to play, sing for customers enjoying our festive refreshments
If you can help support our Christmas Fayre in any way we would love to hear from you, if you know of anyone who would like to help please forward on this information.
Mobile: 07718 318543
|Posted by Webmaster on October 20, 2013 at 5:40 AM||comments (0)|
As you are probably aware there is a major Anglian Water mains renewal scheme commencing in the area. As part of the works there will be a requirement for a number of road closures where it will not be possible to retain a safe working zone whilst working on the carriageway.
Plans showing the extent of the closures and the diversion route for your information are linked below on the ref no. The current programme of works relating to the closures are as follows:-
TTRO328 – Lodge Lane, Long Buckby is due to be closed from 18th November for four weeks. This will need to be closed for a further week commencing 20th January to allow service to be transferred to the new main. This is the entire length of Lodge Lane.
A short section of Brington Road, Long Buckby and Long Buckby Road, Brington (from Lodge Lane to Patford Bridge) will require to be closed to through traffic for one week commencing the 25th November.
TTRO329 – Blacksmith Lane, Little Brington is due to be closed 25th November until 20th December. It will be reopened over the Christmas period and then closed after from the 6th to 12th January 2014.
TTRO330 – Brington Lane, Whilton and Whilton Road, Brington is due to be closed from the 6th January 2014 for 9 weeks.
TTRO331 – Back Lane, Great Brington is due to be closed from the 13th January 2014 for 8 weeks.
|Posted by Webmaster on October 7, 2013 at 12:15 PM||comments (0)|
If you discover a faulty street light in Long Buckby, please report this in to Sue Porter, Clerk to the Parish Council. Please include the street light number if possible. This will then be phoned through to E-On and fixed within a few days.
E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
|Posted by Webmaster on October 6, 2013 at 5:20 PM||comments (0)|
Our Sure Start centre offers a varied programme of FREE activities for parents and carers with children 0-5yrs, including play & story sessions, music & movement sessions, and parenting courses.
We have a termly programme of activities and services for you and your child to enjoy.
All parents & carers are welcome including dads, grandparents & childminders.
We can also support parents with 2 yr funding entitlement and healthy start vitamins.
Please check out the website here for more infoor phone the centre to speak with a member of the team;
|Posted by Webmaster on September 5, 2013 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
The number 12 bus service will no longer operate through to Long Buckby. However the village will be served by new bus service 11, which will operate to Daventry and also by CountyConnect.
Service 11 will operate through to Ashby Fields in Daventry and will also provide a new service for The Willows.
These bus services will also appear in our Transport section from the website menu above
|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 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.