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22 June 2017Police and Crime Commissioner Fire Governance Proposal

We have now launched a public consultation regarding proposals for the governance of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service to transfer from the Fire Authority which currently sits in Northamptonshire County Council, to the Police and Crime Commissioner, who would therefore become the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

The government wants our emergency services to work much more collaboratively and has recently changed the law to allow this to happen. We already do this really well in Northamptonshire but there is scope for this to increase and for our fire and police services to work more closely together to keep our communities safe.

We want to ensure as many people who live and work in Northamptonshire have their say and tell us what benefits and concerns they may have. We have produced a leaflet and a short animated film to describe the proposal. Please click here to view the short video:  

We have created an online survey to capture people’s views, which can be accessed at www.northantsfireproposals.co.uk (a postal survey and easy read version are also available on request).  The survey closes on Tuesday 1st August 2017.

We would really appreciate it if you would take the time to watch the short video clip and complete our online survey, and share the link with your friends, family and community.   We would like as many people to have their voice heard as possible.

For further information or if you having any questions please contact Sam Ward, Involvement Officer at: samantha.ward@northantspcc.pnn.police.uk

Views will be collated and will inform a business case that will be sent to the Home Office in mid August

Thank you for taking part in advance.

Stephen Mold

Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner

20 June 2017Parish Council Planning Meeting - Monday 26th June 2017

The next Parish Council Planning Meeting will be held on Monday 26th June at 7:30pm in the Library.

A copy of the Agenda is available to view here.

14 June 2017Rights of Way Issues

It has been reported to the Parish Council over the past couple of weeks several problems with the Rights of Way network.  If you have any issues please contact the Parish Clerk is the first instance on longbuckbyparishcouncil@yahoo.com or by calling 01327 301570.  These problems will be reported to the Parish path wardens, Sue & Geoff Spokes. The Clerk will notify Northants County Council - Rights of Way Team, who are responsible for keeping the paths maintained and useable.

Please click here and search Long Buckby which will highlight the footpath numbers for ease of reporting problems.

07 June 2017Road Closure - Long Buckby Wharf

Network Rail are requiring to carry out further repair works to the railway bridge structure on Station Road, Long Buckby near the A5 junction.  To carry out the works safely will require that the road is closed from the 24th June and it is expected that the road will remain closed until the 2nd July 2017.  The closure will be in place 24 hours a day.

The plan and diversion can be viewed here and if you require more information about the works please contact Lee Tonks of DTM Traffic Management on 0121 5207474.



02 June 2017Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday 12th June at 7:30pm in the Library.

A copy of the Agenda is available to view here

01 June 2017Long Buckby Hockey Club

On Thursday 8th June Long Buckby Hockey Club are starting four weeks of ‘Back to Hockey’ sessions on the all weather pitch at the Parker E-ACT Academy in Daventry (NN11 OQF) 8-9pm.

The sessions cost £3 per week and are for anyone aged 16+ who is either looking to play hockey for the first time, or get back involved in the sport. They are designed to be fun, improve fitness, and are a great opportunity to make friends while being active.

The club will provide equipment, so all participants have to wear is appropriate sports clothing and bring a drink.

There’s no need to book on in advance, so you can just turn up on the night, but if you would like any further information then visit the club’s website www.LongBuckbyHC.com.

23 May 2017Looking for Private Pumping Stations in the Parish

Good morning,

We may have some good news for those of your parishioners who have a private pumping station on their property, and have not yet registered it with Anglian Water.

Currently, homeowners spend hundreds of pounds every year for electricity running costs, maintenance and repairs to look after these private pumping stations. They may even have been flooded if it’s broken down in the past.  

As of 1 October 2016, many of these private pumping stations automatically transferred over to Anglian Water and became our responsibility. We have taken over all of the maintenance and the running costs too, saving customers hassle, worry and money.

We’d like to ask for your support in letting local residents know about this, and asking them to get in touch with us if they think they have a private pumping station. 

To help customers identify and report the pumping stations, further information can be found: www.anglianwater.co.uk/privatepumpingstation

We have also produced some posters which you can download here, that can be published in your parish magazines and newsletters, or placed on your parish noticeboards. 

If you have any questions about this campaign, please reply to privatepumpingstations@anglianwater.co.uk.

For any other queries, please contact our Public Affairs Team on public.affairs@anglianwater.co.uk.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Anglian Water Private Pumping Stations Campaign Team

17 May 2017Parish Council Planning Meeting - Monday 22nd May

The next Parish Council Planning Meeting will take place on Monday 22nd May at 7:30pm in the Library.  A copy of the Agenda can be viewed here

16 May 2017Job Advert

14 May 2017Summer Fete

10 May 2017New Website

Following a number of issues with the previous host, the LongBuckby.net website is now in the process of being completely rewritten and will be developing over the next few weeks.

If you have a story or a new item which you would like us to publish then please contact Long Buckby's Parish Clerk Sue Porter on longbuckbyparishcouncil@yahoo.com


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