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18 March 2019A5 KILSBY TO WEEDON Multi-Disciplinary Project Update Bulletin 2 – 18.3.2019

ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE WORKS:
 
A5 KILSBY TO WEEDON Multi-Disciplinary Project   Update Bulletin 2 – 18.3.2019

 
As you are no doubt aware, works to our essential maintenance scheme on the A5 between Kilsby and Weedon started, as planned, on the night of Monday 4th March 2019.
 
Initial works to both Phase 1 (from the BP service station to the Weedon Bec crossroads) and Phase 2  (from Weedon Bec crossroads to the new Flore roundabout) were completed by 6am on Saturday 9th March 2019. 
 
These initial works included clearing vegetation, cutting back shrubs, hedges and trees, cleaning existing surface water drainage pipelines with a jetting machine and using specialist cameras to carry out CCTV inspections of the pipelines. 
 
Initial works to Phase 3 (from the Flore roundabout to the Heart of The Shires shopping village) started on the night of Monday 11th March and were completed by 6am on Saturday 16th March 2019. 
 
The initial works carried out in Phase 3 were similar to those in Phases 1 and 2 but also included felling of some trees within ditches and clearance of rubbish from lay-bys. As this rubbish may have contained hazardous materials, including sharp needles, a specialist contractor carried out this particular work.
 
We will start main construction works to both Phase 1 (from the BP service station to the Weedon Bec crossroads) and Phase 2  (from Weedon Bec crossroads to the new Flore roundabout) at 8pm tonight. Main construction works are programmed for completion by 6am on Saturday 6th April 2019.
 
Works include both standard kerbing and kerbing combined with drainage outlets, repairs to existing drainage pipelines (based upon information from the CCTV inspections), using trenchless technology whenever possible but, also excavating where necessary, construction of new road gulley drainage connections, ditch clearing, construction of headwalls to pipe outlets in ditches and reprofiling of verges. 
 
NB Please note that the crossroads at Weedon will be closed to traffic during the overnight works to Phases 1 and 2.

Working on behalf of Customer Contact Centre: 0300 123 5000 www.highwaysengland.co.uk

  
Main construction works to Phase 3 (from the Flore roundabout to the Heart of The Shires shopping village) are programmed to start at 8pm on Monday 8th April 2019 and continue for approximately 7 – 8 weeks.  
 
Main construction works will be carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am Monday to Friday inclusive. 
 
NB: Please note that we will be returning to resurface the carriageway in these three phases during the month of June 2019. This work will be carried out at weekends between 8pm Friday nights and 6am Monday mornings. 
 
Please also note that all our planned road works may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. 
 
Local businesses will be open as usual during these essential works so please use your local shops, bars and restaurants and ask others to do the same. I’m sure that your local business community would appreciate it. 
 
I apologise for any disruption our works may cause. Please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey. 
 
Unfortunately, there have been incidences recently of unauthorised vehicles being driven into our working areas. These irresponsible drivers put themselves and our workforce at risk of serious injury or death. As a result of these incursions we have now employed a Safety Camera vehicle which will record any such incidences and report the offender to the Police.
 
For further information, please contact:
 
Mike Healy
 
Public Liaison Officer – Working on behalf of Highways England

11 March 2019Notice of Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations 2019

Daventry District Council is conducting a review of Polling Districts, Places and Stations that fall within Daventry District in accordance with Section 17 of the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013.

The review will take place from 8th March 2019 and conclude by no later than 9th August 2019.

The review will seek to establish how suitably placed the polling stations are within each electoral area making specific reference to both disability and accessibility issues.

Electors within Daventry District may make a representation. The Council would welcome the views of all residents, particularly disabled residents, or any person or body with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability, on the proposals. The deadline for the receipt of comments is 12th April 2019.

Persons making representations should, if possible, give alternative places that may be used as polling places.

The consultation period for the proposed polling stations will take place between 14th May 2019 and 18th June 2019. The proposals will be published on the Councils website and in the Councils offices. The Council welcomes comments from all electors within the district.

As part of the review the (Acting) Returning Officer for the Daventry Constituency will comment on the proposed polling stations. These representations will be published on the Council’s website and offices.

Documents associated with the review may be seen at the Council Offices, Lodge Road, Daventry NN11 4FP or on the Council’s website at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/pollingplaces

Submissions can be made in writing to - Polling Places Review, Elections team, Daventry District Council, Lodge Road, Daventry NN11 4FP

Or via Survey Monkey - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YRSLYMB

Ian Vincent
(Acting) Returning Officer

07 March 2019Great British Spring Clean 2019 (22 March-23 April)

There is a national initiative to make history by having the Great British Spring Clean 2019 become the country's biggest ever, mass environmental campaign, where the plan is to inspire 500,000 people to join forces to clear litter from our streets, parks and beaches.

To support this plan, we are looking for volunteers within the village to take part in a litter pick.  Full equipment will be provided, and it will be an ideal opportunity to take part in this national event, and keep the Parish clean.

Please e-mail longbuckbyparishcouncil@yahoo.com if you are interested in leading this event, or becoming involved.

05 March 2019Parish Council Meeting - Monday 11th March 2019

The next Long Buckby Parish Council Meeting will be held on Monday 11th March 2019 at 7:30pm in the Library.

A copy of the Agenda can be viewed here

The approved minutes from the February meeting can be viewed on the Parish Council section on the website.

Everyone welcome!

04 March 2019A5 KILSBY TO WEEDON Multi-Disciplinary Project Update Bulletin 1 – 1.3.2019

ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE WORKS:
 
A5 KILSBY TO WEEDON Multi-Disciplinary Project   Update Bulletin 1 – 1.3.2019
 
As you may be aware Highways England are carrying out essential maintenance works between Kilsby and Weedon which are programmed to commence on Monday 4th March 2018. 
 
The initial works to Phase 1 (from the BP service station to the Weedon Bec crossroads) includes vegetation clearance before bird nesting season commences & surveys of existing drainage pipelines.
 
The initial works to Phase 2, (from Weedon Bec crossroads to the new Flore roundabout)  also includes vegetation clearance before bird nesting season commences & surveys of existing drainage pipelines.
 
These works are programmed to take approximately one week. 
 
Similar Initial works will then be carried out in Phase 3 (from the Flore roundabout to the Heart of The Shires shopping village). Works to this phase are programmed to take between one and two weeks. 
 
After completing the initial works in Phase 3 we will return to Phases 1 and 2 to start our main construction works. These will include any necessary repairs to existing drainage pipelines & construction of new drainage, (based upon the previous surveys), kerbing, ditch clearing and reprofiling of verges.
 
The above works will be carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am Monday to Friday inclusive. 
 
NB: Please note that all our planned road works may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. 
 
Local businesses will be open as usual during these essential works so please use your local shops, bars and restaurants and ask others to do the same. I’m sure that your local business community would appreciate it. 
 
I apologise for any disruption our works may cause. Please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey. 
 
 
 

 
 

20 February 2019Long Buckby Parish Council - CCTV Upgrade Project

This is to notify you that the Parish Council will shortly be renewing the two CCTV cameras situated in the Market Square. The replacement cameras will be the latest CCTV technology, providing the vastly improved images needed for current law enforcement purposes. They will also be situated more centrally in the Square to minimise the obstruction caused by the nearby trees.

The location of the cameras and their area of coverage is shown on the diagram avaiable to view here

It should be noted that in planning these revisions the Parish Council has ensured that the service is completely compliant with the latest regulations covering the security and protection of personal data, fully conforming the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s Code of Conduct, the GDPR and the Data Protection Act.

In practice this means that live images can only be viewed by staff in the Service Provider’s Central Control Room (all staff are fully trained and certified in the correct handling of such personal data) and the Police Central Control Room at Wooton Hall. Access to any recorded images will be available to the police alone, and that, only with the requisite internal authorisation. Historical data will be destroyed after an agreed period.

With ever more limited Police resources and increasing crime rates, especially violent crime, the Parish Council believes this evolution is necessary to maintain and acceptable level of law & order in the centre of our community.

Should you have any comments or questions about this project please send them, by email or post, to the Parish Clerk, to arrive no later than 08/03/2019

Sue Porter
3 Packwood Close
Daventry
NN11 8AJ

Email:  longbuckbyparishcouncil@yahoo.com

 

19 February 2019Parish Council Meeting - Monday 25th February 2019

The next Long Buckby Parish Council Meeting will be held on Monday 25th February 2019 at 7:30pm in the Library.

A copy of the Agenda can be viewed here

Everyone welcome!

05 February 2019Parish Council Meeting

The next Long Buckby Parish Council Meeting will be held on Monday 11th February 2019 at 7:30pm in the Library.

A copy of the Agenda can be viewed here

Everyone welcome!

05 February 2019Notification of highway maintenance works on the A5 near Long Buckby

Notification of highway maintenance works on the A5 near Long Buckby
 
I am writing to let you know about essential maintenance works, which will commence 18th February 2019 for approximately 2 weeks, at the following locations:  
 1) On the A5 at its junction with B4036 Long Buckby Rd / Three Bridges Rd (Long Buckby Wharf).
 2) On the A5 at its junction with Daventry Rd (Norton) / Whilton Locks. 
 
For safety, we will put in place temporary traffic lights during the works.  We will carry out the work during daytime from 9.30am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday.  The road will be open as usual outside of these times.  
 
Please note that all planned works are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum. 

Contact us
 
If you have any questions about our work, please contact Highways England Customer Contact Centre, as follows:
 • Phone: 0300 123 5000
 • E-mail info@highwaysengland.co.uk - for the attention of East Midlands Asset Delivery. 
 

28 January 2019Job Vacancy - Long Buckby Pre School

Part-time

Qualified Level 2 - 3 Practitioner

1-year Maternity Cover with full practitioner’s duties

This will give practitioners the opportunity to gain experience within our local Preschool setting. Working closely within a small friendly team. You will have your own key children to build your own relationship with the children and parents.

There will be a year's contract, you will have the opportunity to work alongside the present practitioner before she starts her maternity leave so that you are confident when taking over.

To have a knowledge of the EYFS

Observation recording skills and recorded keeping

Working within Ofsted regulations

The Contract is 4 days a week, 9 am till 3 pm term time only. In addition, some outside hours such as staff meetings and any fundraising events.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Salary: Depending on level of qualification and experience 

Experience:

EYFS: 1 year (Preferred)

If you are interested in the position please Email: longbuckbypreschool@outlook.com or call 01327 844785 and speak to Allison Piotrowski (Preschool Manager). You will be require to fill in an application form.

22 January 2019Parish Council Meeting

The next Long Buckby Parish Council Meeting will be held on Monday 28th January 2019 at 7:30pm in the Library.

A copy of the Agenda can be viewed here

A copy of the Draft November Planning Minutes can be viewed here, these will be posted to the Parish Council section of this website once approved.

Everyone welcome!

15 January 2019A5 Road Closures for Essential Maintenance Work

Highways England will be carrying out essential maintenance work on the A5 between Weedon crossroads and Kilsby. This includes repairing damaged drains, resurfacing the carriageway, renewing bridge joints and kerbs, refreshing road markings and installing road studs and traffic loops.


This is due to start on 4th March and is scheduled for completion by the end of October. They will be working between 8 pm and 6 am Monday to Thursday (week night closures) and from 8 pm Friday until 6 am Monday (full weekend closures on selected weekends). Full diversion routes will be agreed with the Local Authority.
Access to businesses and residences will be maintained wherever possible .


For more information contact the Public Liaison Officer on infoA5Kilsby-Weedon@kier.co.uk or call 07768 796542.

08 January 2019Parish Council Meeting - Monday 14th January 2019

The next Long Buckby Parish Council Meeting will be held on Monday 14th January 2019 at 7:30pm in the Library.

A copy of the Agenda can be viewed here.

Everyone welcome!

03 January 2019Long Buckby & District Gardening Club - Forthcoming Events

Tuesday 12th February - QUIZ - not all gardening! 7.45pm Community Centre, Visitors welcome £3.00

 

Tuesday 12th March - Speaker at Community Centre, Paul Williams, POTATOES, PEPPERS, POISONS AND PETUNIAS, 7.45pm Visitors welcome £3.00

 

Tuesday 9th April - Speaker at Community Centre, Adam Pasco - GOLDEN RULES FOR GARDENING, 7.45pm Visitors welcome £3.00

03 January 2019Long Buckby Conservation Area Appraisal

Long Buckby Conservation Area Appraisal - EXHIBITION 

Date: Thursday 10th January 2019
Venue : JUBILEE ROOM, LONG BUCKBY COMMUNITY CENTRE 3:30-7:00PM


For more information contact: 01327 302559 or  email: heritage@daventrydc.gov.uk

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