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Clubs, Groups and Charities

If your club, group or charity is missing from the list below or the details need to be amended, please email me at brian.porter@tesco.net


1st Long Buckby Brownie Pack

The Brownie Pack is for girls aged 7 to 11 years and meets on Thursday evenings. It offers a wide range of activities including arts and crafts, sport, games and quizzes. There are also trips out and pack holidays. Girls can work towards badges which include the opportunity to follow topics of their own interest. The pack is also always pleased to welcome volunteers to help with the running of activities either on a regular or occasional basis.

Thursday evenings - 6.15 to 7.30pm.

Contact Rachel Dobbs on 07733 484000

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1st Long Buckby Scout Group

A scout group offering the full range of scouting activities. It has its own scout hut on the playing field site in Station Road.

Contact Dorothy Parton on 01327 843127 or at dotparton4@gmail.com


2nd Long Buckby Brownie Pack

For girls aged 7 - 11, the 2nd Long Buckby Brownie pack meet on Tuesday nights from 6.00 - 7.30 in the St Lawrence Church schoolrooms.

We do many activities including crafts and badge work -but mainly we aim to have fun! We also go away for the weekend once a year on Pack Holiday.

Contact Judith Leach on 07716 709976 or at mikeandjudith@tiscali.co.uk


2nd Long Buckby Guides

The Guide unit is for girls aged 10 to 14 years. We meet every Thursday evening during term time. We are part of a worldwide community of girls who learn together and share skills and experiences, Guides have the chance to get out there and do something really different.

Members take part in a wide range of exciting activities, achieve badges, attend special events and camps. Girls can get involved in anything from adventure sports to performing arts, travel and taking part in community action projects. 

We are always looking for volunteers to help with the unit on a occasional or regular basis. Let us know if you have a skill you would like to share.

If you would like to know more contact Angela on 01327 844134, 2ndlongbuckbyguides@gmail.com, visit their website here or register here.


Angling Club

Organising and competing in angling competitions.

Contact Fiona Dennett on 07811 245567


Archery Club

The club is open to anyone, plus juniors known as 'The Scouts' from age eight to 18 years. In summer we meet on Sunday afternoons at the Scout Hut and on the sports field when weather allows. In the winter, we meet at Daventry Leisure Centre on Saturday mornings.

Beginner's six week courses run September, January and April and are held with the option of joining the club and shooting in GNAS competitions. Coaches are GNAS qualified.

Contact Sylvia Underlin on 01327 842728 or at tony.sylvia@longbow-computing.co.uk

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Blind and Visually Impaired Club

Meets once a month at Greenhill Court, Long Buckby. Meetings are usually held on the third Thursday, starting at 11.00 am. They include coffee, lunch and afternoon tea and sometimes an outside speaker.

Contact Pauline Byford, Development Worker on 07967 644163 or at pauline@byfordpauline.orangehome.co.uk


Bowls Club

The club meets for indoor bowls on Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10.00 a.m. until 12.00 noon upstairs in the Community Centre. Matches are played against other bowls clubs.Anyone is welcome to come along.

Contact Alyson Walker, Club Secretary on 01327 843182


Buckby Feast Trust

The trust (Charity no 1123312) was set up in 2007 and has re-introduced the traditional 'Buckby Feast'. The Feast takes place annually on the August Bank Holiday and now runs a full week of events in the village. The trust gives the money raised to eligible village organisations.

Enquiries can be made at Buckby Newsagents / Post Office, 4 High Street.

Buckby Feast: Bringing life to our village - raising money for charity.

Contact Hilary Tibbs on 01327 842382

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Buckby Walkers

This is a small, informal group of walkers which usually meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month from March to November. Walks are usually around 6 miles with a pub lunch. The notice board opposite the Peep Hole has walk details during the week before.

Contact Rick Bunnage on 01327 842004 or at bunnagepost@gmail.com


Children's Recreation Committee

This recently re-constituted committee (Charity no 304219) now runs and maintains the recreation field in Station Road. It has plans to make major improvements to the area over the coming years.

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Community Centre

The Community Centre is a registered charity (No 271609)and is run by a committee of trustees. It provides the residents of the district with a meeting place for many different activities. The facilities, which are in Station Road, can be hired out for private or public functions.

Contact Chris Culbert - Centre Secretary on 01327 844753 or at longbuckbycc@yahoo.co.uk 

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Cotton End Park / Green Space Committee

The Committee would welcome comments and any help that anyone within the community can offer.

Contact 07850 467443 or 01327 844188, or email at nckroberts@hotmail.com

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Conservative Party

The Long Buckby and District Conservative branch promotes political and social activities in support of the Conservative Party and local community.

Contact Sandra Russell - Branch Secretary on 01327 843295 or at s.russell338@btinternet.com


Cricket Club

The club consists of four senior sides. Two play in the Northamptonshire Cricket League on Saturdays and two in the Rugby and District Mid-Week League. Friendly matches are often arranged on Sundays. There are also two junior sides - under 11s, under 13s with practice sessions usually on Monday and Thursday evenings during the season.

Contact Julie Hill - Club Secretary on 07837 590056 or at j.hill205@btinternet.com


Darby and Joan Club

The club holds regular social meetings and outings for anyone aged 50 or over. Meetings are held on alternate Tuesdays in the Community Centre, Station Road from 2.30 to 4.00 p.m.

Contact Chris Berry - Chairperson on 01327 843307 or at berry-christine@sky.com 


Daventry Free Spirits

We are the local Fund Raising group who organise events to raise money for local cancer charities.

Contact Sara Jelly on 07718 318 543 or at sara.jelley@tesco.net


Ecological Society

The Long Buckby Ecological Society is an informal group with an interest in Natural History generally and the animal and plant life of Long Buckby parish in particular. See also Long Buckby Wildlife section on this website.

Contact Nick Roberts on 01327 844188 or at nckroberts@hotmail.com


Elation Community Voices

Elation Community Voices is the Long Buckby based community choir. 

Please see details on their website or by joining their facebook group here

You can also follow them on Twitter at @ElationCV


Friends of Long Buckby Infant School.

The Friends of Long Buckby Infant School (or PTA by another name) meet every month or so to see how they can support the Infant school and the children. This may be coming up with fund raising ideas, or being more hands on like serving tea at a parents evening, wrapping Christmas presents or even gardening.

If you have a few minutes spare at some point in the year then do please come along to one of the meetings. You can be involved as much or as little as you want to be, and no-one minds if you say you can't do something. We could really do with some more support and are hoping that more parents will join us throughout the year.

The meetings are fun and informal, and there is absolutely no pressure at all to get involved. If you are interested in hearing more then please email friends@longbuckbyinfantschool.org.uk and we'll keep you up-to-date on what we're doing.

If you're free for our next meeting then please pop along and see what you think.

You will be very welcome.

This group is for parents/carers of children in the Infant School and anyone connected with the school.

Contact the Chair Nicola Maskell on friends@longbuckbyinfantschool.org.uk

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Football Club

The Association Football Club fields one senior side which plays in the United Counties League Division One and League Knock-Out Cup, the NFA Hillier Senior Cup, The FA Cup and the FA Vase.

The club pitches and the licensed club house are part of the village sports field in Station Road. For more information see the club website.

The Club House has a fully licensed Function Room which is available for free hire for parties, telephone the Social Club Manager on 01327 842682 or call into the Club for details and to book.

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Football Club Juniors

Long Buckby AFC Juniors play in the John Henry league, based in Northampton and the surrounding villages, with teams catering for players aged between 5-16 years old. There is at least one FA Qualified coach in every age and a high level of facilities.

If you have a child who would be interested in training with, or playing for one of our teams, we would definitely be happy to meet them, with all children welcome.

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Gardening Club

The Long Buckby and District Gardening Club meets at the Community Centre on the second Tuesday in the month from September to May for talks and sociable evenings. During the summer months visits are arranged and members' own gardens may be opened.

The club chairperson is Mike Greaves, Ashmore House, 24 East Street,

Contact Marilyn Bunnage - Club Secretary on 01327 842004 or at bunnagepost@gmail.com


Grass Court Tennis Association

The association runs an annual Tournament for two days in mid-July on the Sports Field, Station Road. This has been going for over 100 years and is well supported in the County and beyond. Entrants and spectators are always very welcome and there is a junior section.

Contact Keith Thompson on 01327 843526 or at keith.thompson@farmline.com


Hockey Club

Long Buckby Hockey Club fields several teams. The first team plays in the Warwickshire Division 2 and the second team in the Warwickshire Division 4 both on Saturdays. A mixed team also plays in a Saturday league and the Juniors play on Sundays. The club also runs a badgers team. Training is on Thursday evenings.

All home fixtures are played on an artificial surface at William Parker School, Daventry. New players are welcome.

Contact Abbie Arnull - Club Secretary on 01327 312505 / 07773 200143

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Labour Party

The local party holds meetings every two months with speakers or discussions on various aspects of politics.

The party also periodically produces a newsletter for the village, 'The Bugle'.

Contact Chris Myers on 01327 843892 or at sueandchris@chrismyers.plus.com


Liberal Democrats

The Daventry Liberal Democrats hold regular meetings in the village to which all members are invited. We also deliver a Focus newsletter to as many residents as we can during the year to highlight what we do as a local group in Daventry District and the County. The Long Buckby contact is Neil Farmer (see below) but for general enquiries contact enquiries@daventrylibdems.org.uk

Contact Neil Farmer on 01327 843793 or at neil@neilfarmer.co.uk

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Local History Society

The society runs a programme of talks, members evenings and visits. Club nights are usually on the third Wednesday of the month but this can vary. Meetings are held in the main hall at the Community Centre.

In addition the Society has a small museum at the Community Centre which is opened on the first Sunday in the month from May to October. Private visits can also be arranged.

Contact Val Waldron on 01327 844699 or at valerie.waldron@outlook

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Long Buckby Wharf Village Hall

Long Buckby Wharf Village Hall
For Hire @ £10/hr.
Perfect for meetings, small group activities, childrens parties, or small functions.
Maximum 60. 
Lots of work completed recently to update the facility's including extending car park to park 6/8 cars.

For more information, to book or view, please contact Sarah on 01327 843756


Machine Knitters

The aim of this group is to practice and encourage the craft of machine knitting. We meet on the second Monday of each month from 2.00 - 4.00 pm in the United Reform Church hall. We often have speakers and there is a small charge to cover costs.

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Make-It-Mondays

The group is a small one which meets most Monday afternoons from 2.00 p.m. until 4.00 p.m. in the United Reform Church small hall. The members are enthusiastic needlewomen of varying skill levels who help and encourage each other with their individual projects. Social chat and discussion are an important element of the sessions!

Usually new members are welcome but at present (Feb 2011) membership is closed due to the small size of the meeting room. However, if you are interested please phone for the latest situation.

Contact Beryl Davis or Aileen Le Good on 01327 842021 or 8446


Mill Park Reserve

The group maintains the Willow Mill Pocket Park which is a the bottom of Mill Hill in West Street.

Projects are run to maintain and develop the plant, animal and bird life on the site as well as to provide skills development, education and opportunities related to ecology and wildlife conservation.

Helpers of all ages and ability are welcome.

Monthly management tasks take place on the first Saturday of the Month from 10.00am.

Just turn up or ring Mike 01327 843885 or Jayne 01327 843385 for further information, email: jaynelouise22@hotmail.com.


Mums and Babies

A chance to get to know other mums, dads, babies and toddlers. We meet for tea, coffee and biscuits in the Baptist Church lounge on the Market Place on Tuesdays between 09.30 - 12.00 noon. Anyone caring for a baby or toddler is welcome to bring them along.

See also under Education and Childcare

Contact 01327 842587 for further details


Netball Team

The Long Buckby Netball Team plays in Daventry and District League on Sunday mornings. Based at Daventry Leisure Centre. New players are always welcome.

Contact Teresa Lewis on 01327 843547


Rainbows (Girlguiding)

Rainbows is a group for 5 to 7 year old girls. 1st Long Buckby Rainbows meet on Tuesdays and 2nd Long Buckby Rainbows meet on Thursdays.  Both groups meet from 6.00 to 7.00 pm and share a programme, doing the same activities.

Being a Rainbow is all about learning, developing self-confidence, building friendships and, of course, having lots of fun though discovering, making, singing and playing!

To register your daughter please visit the Girlguiding UK website and choose Get Involved.  It is never to early to put their name down on the waiting list.

We are always looking for volunteers so if you think you might be interested, please contact us or register through the same link.

Contact Wendy Norford or Becky Spokes on email longbuckbyrainbows@gmail.com or phone 07973654281


Rangers

The Rangers are the senior section of the Guide Association and are open to young women aged 14 to 26. They are organised on a district basis and Long Buckby falls within the Guilsborough District. Meetings are on Thursdays but venues vary. They have a varied programme and can offer County, UK and International opportunities for camping.

Contact Angela Copping on 01327 844134 or on email: guilsboroughdistrictrangers@gmail.com


Reading Group

Meets the first Wednesday in every month, except January and August, from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm in Long Buckby Library. All adults welcome. Modern titles with a monthly theme are chosen to read and discuss.

Contact Long Buckby Library on 01327 842796 or at bucklib@northamptonshire.gov.uk


Rugby Football Club

Long Buckby R.F.C.fields three senior sides, a colts team and other junior teams which are given coaching by qualified coaches. Club training nights are Tuesdays and Thursdays. Youth rugby is on Sundays.

The club has a licensed clubhouse which is open weekday evenings and lunchtime/evenings at the weekend. The clubhouse is situated on the Sports Field in Station Road and the telephone number is 01327 842222  New playing or social club members are always welcome.

E-mail: secretary@lbrfc.co.uk for more information

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Scrapbooking Club (Long Buckby Scrappers)

Scrapbooking is a way of preserving photographs in an album or memory book and jazzing it up a bit! Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month from 7.30-10.00pm in the Baptist Church rooms. We welcome all ages but under 16s must be with a responsible adult.

Contact Suzy, (details to be published soon)


Sealed Knot

The Sealed Knot is a re-enactment society dedicated to the remembrance of those who fought in the Civil Wars, and in the education of today's generation to the way of life in the 17th Century.

We are a friendly, family based regiment with a proud history within the Sealed Knot. We are currently seeking new members to bolster our ranks for the coming campaign season, and would love to hear from you.

Contact Steve Ball at steveballjulieball@gmail.com

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Slimming World

Slimming World meets on Thursday evening at 7.30pm in Long Buckby Community Centre.

Come along and "taste the difference!" All welcome.

It will run every week, Thursdays, 7.30pm.


Toddlers and Tots

Every Monday during term-time 9.30 - 11.00 a.m. at the Community Centre. Are you caring for babies and pre-school children? If you are a grandparent, mum, dad, nanny, childminder, au pair, auntie or uncle, you and the babies and children you care for are very welcome. The cost is £1.50 for one carer and one child (extra child is 50p) which includes refreshments, maintenance of toys and hire of hall.

See also under Education and Childcare


Twinning Group

Long Buckby and neighbouring villages have a social link with Damville in Normandy, France. About 50 people take part on each side. Visits have alternated from year to year since 2003. Our last visit to Damville was in April 2014. We look forward to a visit from our friends in Damville over the first weekend in May 2015.

We are always happy to welcome new participants, whether singles, couples or families.

Please contact either Fiona White on 01327 842832 or Chris Myers on 01327 843892 or at sueandchris@chrismyers.plus.com 


United Charities

This is a village charity which gives a gift to residents of 70 years and over at Christmas.If you are aware of any such person not included please let the Chairman know.

Contact Pat Ellis - Clerk to the Trustees on 01327 843855 or at pat@ellisemail.co.uk


Whilton and Buckby Locks Association

The association promotes the enhancement of the local seven lock flight. Monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday in the month. These usually feature speakers on canal related topics. Membership is not restricted to residents of Whilton and the Wharf but is open to anyone with an interest in the canal.

Contact Alan Webb on 01327 843272 or at alanrwebb@hotmail.com

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William Joseph Haynes Charity

This charity was established to give assistance towards village projects. All applications for financial assistance must be for the general benefit of the parishioners of the Parish of Long Buckby. Applications should be received at least three weeks before the next meeting of the Trustees. The meetings for 2011 are 20th May and 18th November. They must be in writing and include a copy of the applicant's latest set of accounts.

Contact Pat Ellis - Clerk to the Trustees on 01327 843855 or at pat@ellisemail.co.uk


Women's Institute

The Long Buckby W.I. meets on the second Wednesday of each month in the Community Centre at 7.30 p.m. As well as talks and demonstrations there are monthly competitions plus various outings and theatre trips.

 

Their President is Chris Berry.

 

Contact Secretary Judith Leach at

mikeandjudith@tiscali.co.uk

or via the contact form on their website:

 

For further information, see their website.

 

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Workers' Education Association (WEA)

The WEA runs day and evening courses in the village on topics of general interest. It also runs occasional trips linked to the courses.(See also Education and Childcare)

Contact Secretary Joan Holah on 01604 770858 or at jholah@aol.com


Youth Centre

The Long Buckby Youth Centre is situated in Station Road at the side of the Sports field. It is open on Fridays each week during term time.

Juniors 6.15 to 7.30 pm - activities for those aged 7 to 11.

Seniors 7.45 to 9.00 pm - activities for those aged 11 to 16.

Contact David Cadd on 07941 060999 or at lbyouthcentre@yahoo.co.uk

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