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24 January 2020Clarecroft Day Nursery - Job Vacancies

WE ARE RECRUITING

We are a busy village day nursery.

Do you have commitments and need a second income looking for flexible hours to suit you?

We are looking to recruit relief staff to help cover at lunchtimes and/or other busy times of the day.

You do not need to hold any qualifications to apply for this position.

For rates of pay and further information, please contact us on 01327 844474or email us at admin@clarecroft.co.uk

We are committed to safeguarding and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

 

24 January 2020Long Buckby & District Gardening Club - Events for the diary

Tuesday 11th February  7.45pm - 9.30pm  QUIZ at Community Centre, to be held in teams. Some gardening questions, but not all!  Visitors welcome, £3.00 at the door.

 

Tuesday 10th March, 7.45pm - 9.30pm  Community Centre. PIN ME TO THE WALL, CLIMBERS AND WALL SHRUBS, with Andrew Mikolajski, Visitors welcome, £3.00 at the door.

 

Tuesday 14th April, 7.45pm - 9.30pm  at the Community Centre. ROLE OF HEAD GARDENER OR ESTATE MANAGER, AND DEVELOPMENT OF WOBURN ABBEY GARDENS, Visitors welcome, £3.00 at the door.

07 January 2020Parish Council Meeting - Monday 13th January 2020

The next Meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 13th January 2020 at 7:30pm in Long Buckby Library.  A copy of the Agenda is available to view here 

Everyone welcome to attend.

03 December 2019

The next Meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 9th December 2019 at 7:30pm in Long Buckby Library.  A copy of the Agenda is available to view here 

Everyone welcome to attend.

28 November 2019A5 KILSBY TO WEEDON Multi-Disciplinary Project Update Bulletin 18 – 28.11.2019

A5 KILSBY TO WEEDON Multi-Disciplinary Project - Update Bulletin 18 – 28.11.2019
 
We are currently carrying out drainage works in Phase 7, from B5385 Watford to A361 at Kilsby roundabout.
 
Between 8pm Friday 29th November and 6am Monday 2nd December, we are planning to carry out resurfacing in Phase 6, from B4036 Long Buckby to B5385 Watford, heading northwards from a point approximately 300 metres north of the bridge over The Grand Union Canal to a point approximately 200 metres north of the entrance to Welton Hythe Marina. 

Although there will be a closure point on the A5 at the B4036 Long Buckby crossroads, unescorted access will be allowed to Old Watling Street, The New Inn, the Grand Union canal car park and Ryehill Farm. We would ask that you please take care when entering and leaving these locations unescorted.
 
Please note that the B4036 Long Buckby crossroads WILL be open during these resurfacing works.
 
Access for purple permit holders in Phase 6, to and from all other properties north of Ryehill Farm, during these resurfacing works will be from the B5385 Watford junction. 
 
Between Monday 2nd December and Sunday 8th December 2019, we are planning to carry out planting and hydroseeding of verges together with installation of bird and bat boxes in Phases 2 to 7 inclusive. These particular works, which are being carried out between 8pm and 6am each night, are planned as follows:
 
Monday 2nd December – Phase 6, from B4036 Long Buckby to B5385 Watford. Tuesday 3rd December – Phase 7, from B5385 Watford to A361 Kilsby roundabout. Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th December – Phases 5 and 4, from Heart of The Shires Shopping Village to B4036 Long Buckby.

Please note that vehicles WILL NOT be able to cross the A5 at the Daventry Road (Norton) and Whilton crossroads on either of these nights. Friday 6th December – Phase 3, from A45 Flore roundabout to Heart of The Shires Shopping Village. Saturday 7th December – Phase 2, from Weedon Bec crossroads to A45 Flore roundabout.    

Following these works, we are then planning to return to Phase 7, from B5385 Watford to A361 Kilsby roundabout, at 8pm on Monday 9th December 2019 to carry out drainage works. These works will continue each weeknight from then until 6am Friday 20th December 2019.
 
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, farm shops, markets, shopping villages, garden centres, bars and restaurants and ask others to do the same. Please note that access to all of these is available from the designated diversion routes. 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 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 employed a Safety Camera vehicle which will record any such incidences and report the offender to the Police

21 November 2019A5 KILSBY TO WEEDON Multi-Disciplinary Project Update

A5 KILSBY TO WEEDON Multi-Disciplinary Project   Update Bulletin 17 – 21.11..2019
 
*** STOP PRESS ***
 
Please note that, because of forecasted rainfall this weekend, we will NOT be carrying out resurfacing works in Phase 6, from B4036 Long Buckby to B5385 Watford this weekend.
 
However, we will be carrying out main drainage works in Phase 6 from 8pm Friday 22nd until 6am Saturday 23rd November instead. 
 
This means that the A5 will remain open between Kilsby and Weedon from 6am Saturday 23rd to 8pm Monday 25th November 2019. . From 8pm Monday 25th to 6am Friday 29th November 2019, we are planning to return to Phase 7, from B5385 Watford to A361 at Kilsby roundabout. to carry out drainage works.
 
The postponed resurfacing works in Phase 6 are now planned between 8pm Friday 29th November and 6am Monday 2nd December 2019.
 
Please accept my apology for this alteration to our programme.

19 November 2019A5 KILSBY TO WEEDON Multi-Disciplinary Project Update Bulletin 17a – 19.11.2019

 
A5 KILSBY TO WEEDON Multi-Disciplinary Project  - Update Bulletin 17a – 19.11.2019
  
Last weekend, resurfacing works to the A5 in Phase 6, from B4036 Long Buckby to B5385 Watford, were substantially completed from a point approximately 100 metres south of the access to Old Watling Street to a point approximately 300 metres north of the bridge over The Grand Union Canal,
 
Unfortunately, owing to unforeseen circumstances, resurfacing of the entrances to Old Watling Street, the canal side car park and Welton Hythe Marina together with certain areas of  footpath were not carried out.
 
We now plan to carry out these particular works between 8pm Wednesday 20th and 6am Thursday 21st November 2019 whilst the road in Phase 6 is closed for drainage works. 
 
We are planning to start these outstanding Works at the Old Watling Street entrance and work in a northerly direction towards Welton Hythe Marina.
 
The noisier operations associated with these works will be completed by midnight. 
 
Please be assured that we will make every effort to maintain access at all times. 
 
However, we shall be grateful if you would bear with us, particularly when we are working across your particular entrance.
 
Please note that between 8pm Friday 22nd and 6am Monday 25th November 2019, we are planning, weather permitting, to carry out resurfacing in Phase 6, heading northwards from a point approximately 300 metres north of the bridge over The Grand Union Canal to a point approximately 200 metres north of the entrance to Welton Hythe Marina.
 
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.

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

The next Parish Council Meetings are planned for Monday 25th November at 7:30pm in Long Buckby Library.

A copy of the Planning Agenda is available to view here

A copy of the Budget Setting (Precept) for 2020/21 Agenda, which follows the Planning Meeting, is available to view here 

Everyone welcome.

14 November 2019A5 KILSBY TO WEEDON Multi-Disciplinary Project Update Bulletin 17 – 14.11.2019

A5 KILSBY TO WEEDON Multi-Disciplinary Project - Update Bulletin 17 – 14.11.2019
 
We are currently carrying out drainage works in Phase 6, from B4036 Long Buckby to B5385 Watford and at the B5385 Watford / Welton junction. Work at the junction is being carried out using temporary 3-way traffic signal control with the Welton / Ashby St. Ledgers road being closed. These drainage works are being carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am Monday to Friday and are currently planned for completion by Friday 22nd November 2019. Local access will be maintained via the designated diversion route on the A361 Kilsby roundabout to the north.
 
Resurfacing works in Phase 6, from B4036 Long Buckby to B5385 Watford, previously postponed because of unseasonal heavy rainfall, are now planned to be carried out over the following weekends:
 
1. Between 8pm Friday 15th and 6am Monday 18th November 2019 (phase 6 weekend 1).   and
 
2. Between 8pm Friday 22nd and 6am Monday 25th November 2019 (phase 6 weekend 2).
 
Between 8pm Friday 15th and 6am Monday 18th November 2019 (phase 6 weekend 1), we are planning to resurface the carriageway, heading southwards from a point approximately 300 metres north of the bridge over The Grand Union Canal to a point approximately 100 metres south of the access to Old Watling Street. As certain sections of road are being reconstructed to a depth of approximately nine inches, large quantities of waste material will be produced which will require replacing with a large tonnage of resurfacing materials. This will require 300 heavy lorry movements along a particularly narrow length of the A5. This large number of movements is a risk to the health and safety of road users and our own workforce. In order to reduce the risk, we will be using Phase 5, from Daventry Road (Norton) to B4036 Long Buckby, as a lorry handling area. This will allow us to keep the working area available for only those lorries required for loading milled material or tipping surfacing materials into the paving machine. We are also planning to use this closure of Phase 5 to carry out High Friction Surfacing and install road studs.
 
Access for yellow permit holders off the A5 in Phase 5 will be from the  Daventry Road (Norton) / Whilton junction.
 
Access for purple permit holders south of the northern limit of resurfacing works in Phase 6, i.e. 300 metres north of the bridge over The Grand Union Canal, will be from the B4036 Long Buckby junction. 

Please note however, that access ACROSS the A5 at the B4036 Long Buckby junction will NOT be available at any time during phase 6 weekend 1.
 
Access for purple permit holders north of the northern limit of resurfacing works in Phase 6 will be from the B5385 Watford junction. 
 
Between 8pm Friday 22nd and 6am Monday 25th November 2019 (phase 6 weekend 2), we are planning to resurface the carriageway, heading northwards from a point approximately 300 metres north of the bridge over The Grand Union Canal to a point approximately 200 metres north of the entrance to Welton Hythe Marina.
 
Access to purple permit holders during phase 6 weekend 2 will be available from both the B4036 Long Buckby junction to the south and the B5385 Watford junction to the north. Access will also be available across both junctions. 

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. 
 
Unfortunately, there have been incidences 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 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
 
 

05 November 2019A5 KILSBY TO WEEDON Multi-Disciplinary Project Update Bulletin 16 – 31.10.2019

Between 8pm and 6am each night, from Monday 4th November to Friday 8th November inclusive and Monday 11th November 2019, we will be carrying out kerbing works at the B5385 Watford /  Welton junction and main drainage works in Phase 7, from B5385 Watford to A361 Kilsby roundabout. The kerbing works will require the closure of the Welton / Ashby St. Ledgers road at the junction but access will be maintained to Watford.
 
Please note that between 8pm Tuesday 5th and 6am Wednesday 6th November 2019, we are planning to carry out High Friction Surfacing using temporary 2-way traffic signal control in Phase 5, between Daventry Road (Norton) and B4036 Long Buckby.
 
Please also note that as currently, there are no works planned on the A5 between 6am Saturday 9th and 8pm Monday 11th November 2019, the road will be open to through traffic between Kilsby and Weedon.
 
Following this second weather related postponement of resurfacing works in Phase 6, from B4036 Long Buckby to B5385 Watford, we are now planning to carry out these works over two weekends later in November 2019:
 
Between 8pm Friday 15th and 6am Monday 18th November 2019 and
 
between 8pm Friday 22nd and 6am Monday 25th November 2019.
 
Please note that all our planned road works may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. 

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

The next Meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 11th November 2019 at 7:30pm in Long Buckby Library.  A copy of the Agenda is available to view here 

Everyone welcome to attend.

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