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23 May 2019Trees for Station Road, Long Buckby

Trees for Station Road Long Buckby

Trees for Station Road (tfSR) is a voluntary group dedicated to greening Station Road by planting trees, shrubs and flowers, making it a more attractive and environmentally friendly approach to the village. With Parish Council support, this project will only succeed with the help of volunteers who will work together to improve the quality of life for everybody in Long Buckby. Can you help? We want to know your views!

Please complete the paper survey available at the Peephole, 4 High Street, Long Buckby.

Or the following Survey Monkey link:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XXNTM63

IMPORTANT!

The date of our Public Meeting is now Saturday June 1st, (not May 25th: bank holiday weekend), at 2:00 p.m. at Long Buckby Library.

Please come to support and air your views.

 

08 May 2019Annual Meeting of the Parish Council - Monday 13th May 2019

The next Long Buckby Parish Council Meeting will be held on Monday 13th May 2019 at 7:30pm in the Library.

A copy of the Agenda can be viewed here

Everyone welcome!

07 May 2019Buskers Evening - Friday 31st May 2019

As a response to public demand, I am pleased to anounce another Buskers Evening at the United Reformed Church, Brington Road, Long Buckby on Friday 31st May, from 7.30 to 10.30pm

So, please spread the word, and as always, we will be surprised and entertained by whoever turns up on the night.

For further information, mobile number to call is 07717-345445 and speak with Alan.

07 May 2019PLANNED RE-OPENING OF LONG BUCKBY POST OFFICE WITH EXTENDED HOURS

PLANNED RE-OPENING OF LONG BUCKBY POST OFFICE WITH EXTENDED HOURS

·        Move to The Co-op, High Street, Long Buckby, NN6 7RE

·        Modern open-plan retail environment

·        Open seven days a week

81 hours of Post Office service a week

The Post Office is planning to re-open Long Buckby Post Office at The Co-op, High Street, Long Buckby, NN6 7RE with extended opening hours.

It will be one of our new local style branches where Post Office services will be delivered from an open-plan till alongside the retail counter.

Long Buckby Post Office, which had been based at 4 High Street, Long Buckby, NN6 7RD has been temporarily closed since February 2018 due to the resignation of the Postmaster and the withdrawal of the premises, which we do not own, for Post Office use.

We are delighted to be able to restore Post Office services at The Co-op and the branch is due to re-open on Friday 24 May.

The planned opening hours are Monday to Saturday: 7am – 10pm; Sunday: 10am – 4pm.

This will provide 81 hours of Post Office service a week, making it very convenient for customers to visit.

Mike Ball, Post Office Multiples Account Executive, said: “We are making it easier for customers to get their cash, send and collect their mail and do their banking because we know how important these services are to local residents. We are confident that this vibrant new-style Post Office at the heart of the local community will meet customer needs. This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office and will secure services for the future.”

We are keen to restore services to this community as soon as possible, so we have decided to go ahead with our plans to re-open the branch, however we would feedback on access into or inside the new premises.

The Post Office is now inviting customers and interested parties to give their views on the plan. Post Office Ltd welcomes feedback on any issues customers would like considered. The consultation will close on 23 May 2019.

Customers can share their views during the consultation online at postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 396226.

Submissions can also be made via email to comments@postoffice.co.uk, by post to Freepost YOUR COMMENTS, or by telephone 03452 66 01 15 or Textphone 03457 22 33 55.

 

30 April 2019DDC - Special offers to encourage county residents to get composting

Special offers to encourage county residents to get composting

Discounted compost bins are being offered to Northamptonshire residents in a bid to encourage more people to get composting.

As part of International Compost Awareness Week (5-11 May), the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership is working with getcomposting.com to offer discounted compost converters from as little as £18.50. Residents can also buy a second composter for just £9.25 thanks to a fantastic ‘buy one get one half price’ offer.

Get composting’s Blackwall and Rainsaver products are made from 100% percent recycled plastic, including a combination of plastics collected by councils from waste segregation sites and kerbside collections as well as industrial waste such as old gas pipes, old wheeled bins and car bumpers.

As well as compost bins, the site also offers food waste digesters and hot composters, allowing people to compost all of their household food waste.

The Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP) estimates that the use of a home compost bin diverts approximately 150 kilogrammes of waste per household away from landfill sites each year.

It is also a cheaper alternative to chargeable garden waste collections and has the added benefit of producing a free supply of top-quality compost, which has multiple uses including as a soil improver, mulch or plant feed and helps gardens retain moisture.

Cllr Tim Allebone, Chairman of the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership, said: “Composting is simple to do and around 30% of the average household waste can be composted.

“Although many households already compost at home, we want others to get involved, and this is a great incentive to encourage more residents to get composting and set up their own composting communities, sharing the rewards.

“Home composting organic waste also helps to significantly reduce carbon emissions and can be used as an effective and sustainable waste management method to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.”

For full details of the offers, visit www.getcomposting.com, or call 0844 571 4444.

The buy one get one half price offer is available on selected products. A one-off delivery charge of £5.99 applies.

The Northamptonshire Waste Partnership (NWP) is a partnership of Northamptonshire councils and was set up to improve joint working arrangements on waste management matters.

Find out more at www.recyclefornorthamptonshire.co.uk

 

23 April 2019Long Buckby & District Gardening Club

LONG BUCKBY & DISTRICT GARDENING CLUB 

MARKET PLACE, LONG BUCKBY

SATURDAY 11TH MAY - 9:30am-12noon

PLANT AND CAKE SALES 

MANY BARGAINS!

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FRAGRANT GARDENS with Howard Drury, Journalist and Presenter from Birmingham

Tuesday 14th May, 7.45 - 9.30pm, Community Centre, Station Road, Long Buckby.

All welcome. Visitors £3.00 at the door.

17 April 2019Preparations under way for European election

Preparations under way for European election

People living in Daventry District have until Tuesday, 7 May to register to vote in the European Parliamentary election scheduled to take place next month.

Daventry District Council is making preparations for the polling day on Thursday, 23 May following the latest agreement by the European Union and UK to extend the Brexit deadline to the end of October.

Residents are reminded that there are no local council elections in Daventry District on 2 May after they were postponed by the Government for a year in the light of proposals to restructure councils in Northamptonshire. Any polling cards they receive in the coming weeks will be for the European election only.

The deadline for registering to vote in time for the European parliamentary election is midnight on Tuesday, 7 May.  Those registering to vote for the first time can do so online at www.gov.uk/registertovote

Anyone unsure if they are registered, or who has recently moved house should contact the Council’s Electoral Services team on 01327 871100 or email electoralservices@daventrydc.gov.uk

Postal vote applications need to be completed and sent to DDC’s Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 8 May.

Applications to vote by proxy – when some votes on your behalf - must be received by DDC’s Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 15 May, though if an elector falls ill or is called away on business after that date, they may be able to apply up to 5pm on 23 May.

To request an application form for a postal or proxy vote call 01327 871100 or email electoralservices@daventrydc.gov.uk

 

10 April 2019DDC - Litter picking kits to support spring clean efforts

Litter picking kits to support spring clean efforts

Litter picking kits are being given out to parishes across Daventry District as part of a national initiative to tidy up our streets and open spaces.

A total of 375 kits will be shared among the 72 parish areas as well as groups in Daventry as part of the Great British Spring Clean, which encourages people to tidy up their communities.

They have been purchased by Daventry District Council (DDC) using a High Street Community Clean-Up grant from the Government.

Each kit includes a litter picker, high-vis tabard, gloves, litter bags and hoops to assist with litter picking.

Also included is a support pack featuring a step-by-step guide for holding a litter pick, information on safety and best practice, a risk assessment form, and instructions for arranging collection of the rubbish by the Council’s environmental services partner Daventry Norse.

DDC is hoping parish councils and other groups will use the kits to organise community litter picks during the Great British Spring Clean - which runs until April 23 - as well as throughout the year.

They are asking volunteers to record how many times they use the kits, the number of people taking part and the amount of rubbish collected, so they can gauge community involvement in the scheme.

DDC also has a number of litter picking kits available for loan for groups or individuals planning one-off community litter picking events and can arrange for the collection of litter picked up by volunteers.

Councillor Jo Gilford, Environment Portfolio Holder at Daventry District Council, said: “We are always keen to support groups and individuals who care about their local environment and we are very grateful to all the people who have made great use of our loan kits in recent years.

“This grant from Government has given us an opportunity to provide parishes with their own sets, hopefully making it even easier for people to carry out community litter picks in their local area.

“Volunteering for something like a litter pick can be very rewarding and is a great way to meet fellow members of the community. It also helps reinforce the message that littering is not acceptable. The focus at the moment is on the Great British Spring Clean, but hopefully these kits will provide benefit to communities across the District for many years to come.”

People can find out more about litter picking and how to borrow additional litter-picking equipment at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/litterpick 

09 April 2019William Joseph Haynes Charity - Application for grants

William Joseph Haynes Charity - Registered Charity No 207655

Applications are invited for grants from the William Joseph Haynes Charity.

All applications should be received at least three weeks before the next meeting of the Trustees, which will take place on Friday, 10th May 2019.

All applications for grants must be “for the general benefit of the parishioners of the parish of Long Buckby.”

Applications must be made in writing and include a copy of the applicant’s latest statement of accounts.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Clerk to The Trustees

33 The Leys

Long Buckby

NN6 7YF

09 April 2019ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE WORKS: A5 KILSBY TO WEEDON Multi-Disciplinary Project Update Bulletin 3 – 8.4.2019

ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE WORKS:
 
A5 KILSBY TO WEEDON Multi-Disciplinary Project   Update Bulletin 3 – 8.4.2019
 

Since my last bulletin on 18th March 2019 we have been carrying out main drainage works in Phase 1 (from the BP service station to the Weedon Bec crossroads) and Phase 2  (from Weedon Bec crossroads to the new Flore roundabout). as part of our essential maintenance scheme to the A5 between Kilsby and Weedon. These works have been carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am Monday to Friday inclusive.   These main drainage works have included standard kerbing, 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. 
 
We have also collected a substantial amount of litter, including dumped hazardous material, from the verges and ditches in Phase 2.
 
Main drainage works in Phase 1 were completed by 6am Saturday 6th April 2019.
 
However, repairs to existing drainage pipelines in Phase 2 are ongoing and are now programmed for completion by 6am Saturday 13th April 2019.
 
During these drainage repairs in Phase 2, the A5 will be closed from north of Weedon Bec crossroads to south of the new Flore roundabout.  During this closure, traffic will be diverted.
 
NB Please note that the south, east and westbound carriageways off the crossroads at Weedon Bec will be open to traffic during the overnight works to Phase 2.
 
Main drainage works in Phase 3 (from the Flore roundabout to the Heart of The Shires shopping village), similar to those carried out in Phases 1 and 2, will start tonight (8th April) as programmed and continue for approximately 7 – 8 weeks. These works will also be carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am Monday to Friday inclusive. 

During this phase, traffic will be diverted.

 
NB: Works will be suspended for Easter between 6am Thursday 18th April and 8pm Tuesday 23rd April 2019.
 
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

 

03 April 2019Parish Council Meeting - Monday 8th April 2019

The next Long Buckby Parish Council Meeting will be held on Monday 8th April 2019 at 7:30pm in the Library.

A copy of the Agenda can be viewed here

Everyone welcome!

21 March 2019Driver Vacancies

DRIVER VACANCIES

Various positions (full and part-time and opportunities for evenings and weekends) exist for self-employed drivers in a local vehicle delivery company based in Long Buckby to transport new and used vehicles around the UK using trucks and trailers.

Essential

Full UK Driving licence with a maximum of 6 points (no DR or DD points) that as a minimum permits you to pull a 3500kg trailer.

Good interpersonal skills as you will be delivering new vehicles to customers.

Advantageous

A driver’s CPC and knowledge of tachographs would be advantageous however if not training will be given.

Motor Trade experience would be beneficial however training will be given.

Please contact Phillip Barnett on 07801862068 for an informal discussion or alternatively, email your CV and/ or details of your licence and driving experience to enquiries@rjbonline.co.uk.

19 March 2019Annual Parish Meeting

Long Buckby Parish Council will be holding their Annual Parish Meeting on Monday 15th April at 7:30pm in Long Buckby Community Centre.

There will be annual reports from the Parish Council Chairman, and from our District and County Councillors.

Other groups providing their annual reports will include Long Buckby Recreation Ground, Mill Park Reserve, Long Buckby Green Spaces Committee, Buckby Feast Trust Committee, William Joseph Haynes Trust and United Charities, the Medical Fund, Youth Centre, and Community Centre.

This will be your opportunity to hear what has been going on over the past year and what plans are in the pipeline.

Everyone welcome. 

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

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

A copy of the Agenda can be viewed here

Everyone welcome!

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. 
 
 
 

 
 

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