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20 March 2018Parish Council Meeting - Monday 26th March 2018

The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Monday 26th March 2018 at 7:30pm in Long Buckby Library.

A copy of the Agenda is available to view here

Everyone welcome.

20 March 2018Save Long Buckby Library

On Saturday 24th March in the Church School Rooms in Long Buckby at 2pm there is a meeting to discuss possible plans for the library.

The Save Long Buckby Library group is asking for potential volunteers helpers to come along. In particular, they need people who know how to form a trust or charity as we they may go down the route of becoming a charity and also somebody who has experience of fundraising.

For further information email: savelongbuckbylibrary@outlook.com

19 March 2018Everybody Needs Good Neighbours Scheme

Good Neighbour Schemes are being set up throughout the district

Looking to set up one in your area?

Funding of up to £1k available

See how your residents can help each other

For further information contact Daventry District Council on 01327 871100 or Northamptonshire ACRE on 01604 765888

08 March 2018123+ waste and recycling collection service

Gearing up for major bin collection changes this summer

People living in Daventry District are encouraged to find out more about major changes to their waste and recycling collections launching this summer.

The new 123+ waste and recycling collection service will start in June 2018, delivered by Daventry Norse, a new joint venture between Daventry District Council (DDC) and Norse Commercial Services Ltd.

From June 2018 households in Daventry District will receive:

1 weekly food waste collection

2 weekly mixed recycling collection in a new blue-lidded wheelie bin

3 weekly general waste black bin collection

+ Plus an optional 2-weekly garden waste service for an annual fee of £35 a year.

The changes are being introduced as Daventry District cannot afford to carry on with its current waste and recycling service, both environmentally and financially. Changing black bin collections from fortnightly to three-weekly will help encourage more recycling and reduce the money spent on treating and disposing of rubbish.

The Council will also be improving the recycling service to help residents slim their bins, introducing a new wheelie bin for mixed recycling that provides more space over two weeks than the current recycling boxes collected weekly.

It is likely that collection days will change for households from June 2018 in order to introduce the new service arrangements across the District. Further details will be provided to all households nearer to the time, including an information pack and new calendar.

A series of public awareness exhibitions and roadshows are also being planned to take place across the district this spring – further details to be published soon.

Further information on the new service is being issued to homes as part of the Coucil’s spring Daventry Calling residents’ magazine and people can also learn more about the changes, including a series of FAQs, on the Council’s website at daventrydc.gov.uk/binchanges.

Daventry District Council’s Environment Portfolio Holder Councillor Jo Gilford said: “These changes to our District’s bin collections this summer are considerable yet crucial.

“We need to do more to increase recycling rates and we cannot afford to keep the status quo of the current collection service as the cost would effectively double.

“The three-weekly black bin collection will support our goals to improve our environment by encouraging more people to recycle as much of their waste as possible.

“We understand some residents will be concerned about whether they will cope with an extra week between collections. However we are confident that the improved recycling service and weekly food waste collections will really help people to slim their black bins.”

Norse Commercial Services Group Director of Operations Mark Emms said: “Norse is delighted to be in partnership with Daventry District Council and is working hard in planning the re-design and delivery of these important front line services to local residents. We are busy investing in new vehicles, equipment and system design to allow local teams to deliver the 123+ changes to household refuse and recycling schedules that will start to improve recycling performance from June.”

08 March 2018DDC's Local Lotto

Daventry District Council’s Local Lotto is now open for charities, sports clubs, and community groups to sign up to.

Groups that sign up can generate a modest income for themselves by encouraging their members and supporters to buy a weekly ticket and elect for 40p of the ticket price to go to their good cause.

Ticket buyers also have the chance to win prizes from £5 to £25,000 in the weekly draw. The sign up process is very simple. Just go to www.local-lotto.co.uk and click on the ‘good causes’ button.

You will be asked to provide some information about your cause and need to include some ‘marketing blurb’ that will appear on your webpage. This needs to say what you will spend your lotto income on, to encourage ticket buyers to support your cause. You can also upload your logo if you have one. If you don’t have a logo, many groups upload a photo instead. If you get stuck with the sign up process, there is a telephone helpline 01327 577707.

06 March 2018Parish Council Meeting - Monday 12th March 2018

The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Monday 12th March 2018 at 7:30pm in Long Buckby Library.

A copy of the Agenda is available to view here

Everyone welcome.

26 February 2018WEA Long Buckby - Day Course

Two Georgian Travellers:
John Morritt, landowner and Olaudah Equiano, slave

Using contemporary letters and journals, this course looks at two travellers from opposite ends of Georgian society. Olaudah Equiano was born in Africa, seized as a slave and transported to the Americas where he, eventually, bought his freedom. John Morritt was a wealthy Yorkshire landowner who undertook an extensive tour of the Ottoman Empire in the 1790’s.

Venue:      Long Buckby Community Centre

Tutor:       Adam Smith (WEA Lecturer)

Date:         Tuesday, 24th April 2018
Time:        10:00 to 16:00

Course fee:  £24.50 + £4.50 (sandwich lunch)
If you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a free course.

To enrol or for further information please contact:

01604 770030 or jholah@aol.com

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a registered charity

26 February 2018Busker's Evening Unplugged

As a result of popular demand, there is another evening of entertainment being organised in your community.

A Busker's Evening Unplugged wll be held in the Large School Room at the United Reformed Church, Long Buckby on Friday 23rd March 2018, commencing at 7.30pm

Unplugged means microphones and acoustic instruments, so if you play, sing, read poems etc., or you just wish to listen, please come along.

for further information, please phone Alan on 01327 842700, or text 07717 345445

21 February 2018Parish Council Meeting - Monday 26th February 2018

The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Monday 26th February 2018 at 7:30pm in Long Buckby Library.

A copy of the Agenda is available to view here

Everyone welcome.

19 February 2018Northampton Male Voice Choir - 2018 Recruitment Campaign

Northampton Male Voice Choir (NMVC) recently challenged the men of Northamptonshire to help them raise money for PROSTATE CANCER UK and the response has been fantastic!


After two open evenings at the Northampton Saints Rugby Ground and other recruitment activities over 70 men have now signed up to learn to sing two songs over an 8-week period with expert training from NMVC’s charismatic Musical Director, Stephen Bell. They will then perform the songs at a concert in aid of Prostate Cancer UK at the Spinney Hill Theatre, Northampton on 14 April 2018. This concert will also feature performances by the award winning Northampton Male Voice Choir and fabulous local soprano, Emily Haig.


Compere for the concert is the Reverend Richard Coles, Vicar of Finedon; TV presenter; radio broadcaster and formerly a member of the chart topping 1980’s band, The Communards.


Tickets for what promises to be a great evening’s entertainment in aid of a very worthwhile cause are now available on the NMVC website http://www.nmvc.co.uk or from Concert Secretary, David Walsh 01604 831455.

06 February 2018Parish Council Meeting - Monday 12th February 2018

The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Monday 12th February 2018 at 7:30pm in Long Buckby Library.

A copy of the Agenda is available to view here

Everyone welcome.

16 January 2018Parish Council Planning Meeting

The next Planning Meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Monday 22nd January at 7:30pm in the Library.

A copy of the Agenda can be viewed here

11 January 2018Police relaunch free message alert system to help keep communities safe – sign up today!

Police relaunch free message alert system to help keep communities safe – sign up today!

Northamptonshire Police has relaunched a free message alert system, to help people living and working in Northamptonshire be much better informed about crime and police activity in their local area, and help keep their communities safe.

The messaging service, called Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert (formerly known as Community Connect), now has greater functionality than previously, allowing frontline police officers to send alert messages direct from their mobile devices to thousands of local people. They will be able to do this in real-time while they are out and about policing the county.

The alert service is free and simple to activate by registering at www.northamptonshireneighbourhoodalert.co.uk and is available to anyone living or working in Northamptonshire.

After signing up to the messaging system, people will receive regular alerts from Northamptonshire Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other partner organisations, keeping them up to date and informed about crime and issues relevant to them and the area where they live or work. 

Alerts are received either by email, text message or voice message – whichever suits.  People will also be given the option of what they want to receive alerts about, and how often – you will only receive messages about topics that you have selected. 

Chief Inspector Lara Alexander-Lloyd said: “Our communities play a crucial part in helping us prevent and detect crime and anti-social behaviour. Police officers and PCSOs will be regularly sending out message alerts via Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert, appealing for help, highlighting suspicious activity, offering crime prevention advice, and keeping people up to date about general police work and safety events.

“This re-launched community messaging tool means we can now do this in real time, with officers sending out alerts via mobile devices while they are still out on patrol. This allows information to be shared really quickly and much more directly with the public about crime and activity in their specific locality, helping us to involve and protect the community much more.

“If for example, there has been a spate of distraction burglaries in a particular district or an increase in vehicle crime, we can tell people immediately.  So they can better protect themselves and be more alert to any potential threats and risks. We can also very quickly share descriptions of suspects or appeal for witnesses – giving us a greater chance of arrest. 

“We already have more than 10,000 people signed up to the alert system and we want many, many more to register and receive information from Northamptonshire Police and our partners.  By working together, we can make Northamptonshire a safer place to live and work and help to protect people from harm.”

Signing up to the messaging service is really simple and quick. The alert system is completely secure and registration is free. To register with Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert visit www.Northamptonshireneighbourhoodalert.co.uk .

11 January 2018Long Buckby & District Gardening Club

Long Buckby & District Gardening Club

Events for your diaries:


Tuesday 13th February - 7:45 to 9:30pm

QUIZ at Community Centre, LB. Visitors welcome (£2), but please book in with Pete Tomalin, 01327 842421

Tuesday 13th March - 7:45 to 9:30pm

THE HISTORY OF COURTYARD GARDENS with Speaker Adrian James at Community Centre, LB   Visitors welcome (£2)

Tuesday 10th April - 7.45 - 9.30pm

A CAMERA IN THE GARDEN with Speaker Richard Adams at the Community Centre, LB    Visitors welcome (£2)






09 January 2018Parish Council Precept Meeting - Monday 15th January 2018

Long Buckby Parish Council have a meeting next Monday 15th January at 7:30pm in the Library to discuss the budget for 2018-19.

A copy of the Agenda can be viewed here

02 January 2018Foxhill Road - Road Closure

Northamptonshire Highways are having to close a section of Foxhill Road for one day on Tuesday 9th January 2018 between 09.30 and 15.30. 

The closure is to allow repairs to bridge parapet on Foxhill Road in West Haddon.

02 January 2018Parish Council Meeting - Monday 8th January 2018

The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Monday 8th January 2018 at 7:30pm in Long Buckby Library.

A copy of the Agenda is available to view here

Everyone welcome.

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