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16 August 2017Anglian Water - Construction Works at Long Buckby Water Recycling Centre

Planned work at Long Buckby Water Recycling Centre

We write to inform you of a construction project starting at the Long Buckby Water Recycling Centre.  The project is part of a £3.3 million investment at the site to accommodate growth in the area and ensure environmental standards are maintained.

While the project will largely be out of sight of local residents, there will be an increase in the number of large vehicles passing through the village on some days.

We would envisage any disruption being short-lived, and restricted to moments of traffic being slowed for Lorries to get round corners.  However, should any more significant disruption occur, please contact Alex Bailey on 07564 649817.  If there are any problems making contact, please contact our 24 hour customer contact centre on 031457 145145.

The main construction programme runs from now until February 2018.

16 August 2017Rural Business Grants

LEADER is gearing up for a summer of support for rural businesses

We have a lot to share, not least the great news that projects in North & West Northamptonshire are now able to receive grants from £5,000 up to £180,000 – and we’re hoping this will also be the case in both the Chilterns and Clay Vales soon. This means we can now support a wider range of projects than ever before.

We have some great examples of LEADER-funded projects that exemplify this diversity and are great stories that you can share with your networks. There’s a woodland management scheme, a new tea room at Hartwell Nurseries, a cattery built on an eco farm, and support for a farmer who was given the confidence to diversify. Please promote these examples far and wide to give rural busin ess owners some inspiration for their own potential LEADER-funded projects.

Finally, we'd like you to welcome some new members of the team. Ian Barrow has recently joined us as Project Officer for the Chilterns. Ian has lived in the Chilterns and worked across all three LEADER areas for many years and among his skillset is an extensive experience of the arboricultural and woodland management industries. Katy Brown joins as Project Administrator. Katy has gained a wide knowledge of issues affecting countryside management after 13 years spent working at a National Trust estate.

If you’d like to get in touch to discuss anything, we're always happy to speak to you.

Many Thanks,

Chilterns, Clay Vales, & North & West Northants

Annex A, Buckinghamshire Business First, County Offices, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UX

T: 01494 927131
E: leader@ngagesolutions.co.uk
W: www.leader-programme.org.uk

09 August 2017Spanning the Centuries, the historic bridges of Northamptonshire

Spanning the Centuries, the historic bridges of Northamptonshire

This beautifully illustrated book provides a thorough assessment of the 104 bridges in Northamptonshire that are listed or scheduled by Historic England because of their architectural, historical or cultural significance.

The book refers to Roman and Medieval, Post Medieval, ornamental, canal and railway bridges. The book is full of interesting local stories where you will encounter famous events, such as battles.

You will meet a variety of interesting people including kings and queens, lords and ladies, poets and famous architects as well as witches, robbers and vandals.

This book is available to purchase for £20.00 from Northants County Council. Details are available here 


09 August 2017Care & Repair - Home Owner Grants Now Available!

Home owner grants of up to £5,000 now available!

Did you know Home Repairs Assistance Grants (HRAs) can provide up to £5,000 to fund a range of work and essential repairs to your home including repair/replacement  central heating boilers and radiators, new security measures, replacement windows and doors, roof repairs and replacements, and so much more.

If you are a homeowner over the age of 18 and in receipt of a qualifying income related benefit why not give Care & Repair a call today.

Did you know Interest free ‘Top-up’ loans are now also available?

For work costing more than £5,000, eligible homeowners can also access a further £5,000 in the form of an interest-free loan that is only repayable when your property is sold.

To find out if you could be eligible for a HRA Grant or Interest Free Loan contact Care & Repair today:

Email: careandrepair@daventrydc.gov.uk

Phone:  01327 871100

Web:  www.daventrydc.gov.uk/careandrepair



09 August 2017Parish Council Meeting - Monday 14th August

The next Parish Council Meeting will take place on Monday 14th August at 7:30pm in Long Buckby Library.

All Welcome!

A copy of the Agenda can be viewed here

25 July 2017BBC Radio Northampton

Most of you will know that Helen Blaby at BBC Radio Northampton has a Monday focus on selected villages in the county.

Today was the turn of Long Buckby.

Here is a link to Helen’s on line broadcast page.  You may need to Register to hear it.



25 July 2017Clarecroft Day Nursery - Job Vacancies

Out of School Leader required for Busy Village Day Nursery

Part-Time (16 hrs)

Monday to Friday between 3am – 6pm Term Time

The role will involve leading a small team to ensure the highest quality of care and education are delivered to the children and parents.

Applicants must have a sound understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage and how to implement this, any knowledge on the Playwork Principles would be a bonus but not essentials.


Nursery Nurse/ Nursery Assistant required for Busy Village Day Nursery

Monday to Friday for 40 hours per week,

Starting September 2017

Applicants must have an understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage and how to implement this

Work effectively as part of a team

A qualification in Early Years and at least a year experience working in early years in preferred

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

For more information please contact us on 01327 844474 or email CV to admin@clarecroft.co.uk

Be confident in leading others and work effectively as part of a team

Minimum of a Level 2 Qualification in Early Years is required

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

For more information please contact us on 01327 844474

24 July 2017WEA Long Buckby - Autumn Course

WEA Long Buckby Course

‘From Les Miserables to the Belle Epoque: France in the 19th Century’ - Tutor: David Price.

Starts Wednesday 4th October 2017, 2:30 to 4pm, for 9 weeks.

Venue: Long Buckby Community Centre.

Includes: Haussmann’s Paris, the notorious Courtesans, Art Nouveau, the Dreyfus Affair - and the Cancan. Illustrated with paintings, satirical cartoons, film clips & musical extracts.

Cost: £52 (fee waiver possible if on benefits).

For more information contact Joan Holah: 01604 770030 or jholah@aol.com

24 July 2017Driver 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.


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.


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 July 2017Parish Council Planning Meeting - Monday 24th July 2017

Long Buckby Parish Council will be holding a Planning Meeting on Monday 24th July at 7:30pm in the Library.  A copy of the Agenda can be viewed here

11 July 2017School Wrap - Job Vacancies

Position: Playworker -required to cover maternity leave

School Wrap is a play-based setting in Long Buckby. We encourage children to take risks on purpose in the context of: Risk, Challenge and Adventure!

Start date: October 2017

Hours: 20 hrs

Salary: £7.75 per hour

Qualification: Level 3 or above

Applicants must have experience of working with children aged between 3 – 11 years. Ideally you will enjoy working with children of mixed ages both indoors and outdoors. You will be working alongside qualified play-workers, planning a wide variety of activities for children to fully enjoy.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Tracy or Victoria at admin@schoolwrap.co.uk  01327 842109 manager@schoolwrap.co.uk

The closing date for applications is: Monday 5th September 2017.


Position: Session Manager required to cover maternity leave

Start date: October 2017

Hours: 30 hrs

Qualification: Level 3 or above

Salary: Dependent on level of qualification and experience

·       Applicants must have experience of working with children aged between 3 – 11 years. Ideally you will have good knowledge and understanding of child development and the importance of child-led play.

·       Your commitment to keeping children safe will be paramount. Working in partnership with others is essential to promote School Wrap’s inclusive practice.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Tracy or Victoria at admin@schoolwrap.co.uk  01327 842109 manager@schoolwrap.co.uk

The closing date for applications is: Monday 5th September 2017.

All posts are covered by the Childcare Act 2006 and are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and satisfactory reference checks.

School Wrap aims to be an equal opportunities employer.


11 July 2017Health Walks Newsletter

The latest Health Walks Newsletter from DDC is available to view here

11 July 2017Buckby Feast Scarecrow Trail

Buckby Feast Scarecrow Trail - Sunday 20th August.

This year's theme is Books. 

Entry forms from Buckby Newsagents or the Peephole. 

Forms and further information from buckbyfeast.org.uk.

11 July 2017Open Gardens for National Garden Scheme charities.

Sunday 23rd July 23rd, 1pm - 6pm

Open Gardens for National Garden Scheme charities.

11 gardeners in the village have been working hard to give neighbours and village visitors a glorious afternoon of garden visiting.  Tea, scrummy homemade cake and plants will be for sale.

Entry £5 per adult. Accompanied children free. 

Most gardens are at least part wheelchair accessible. 

Tickets and maps from Buckby Newsagents before the day or on the day from any of the gardens or the Market Place.

04 July 2017Parish Council Meeting - Monday 10th July

The next Parish Council Meeting will be held on Monday 10th July at 7:30pm in the Library.

A copy of the Agenda can be viewed here

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.

It is quite a complicated map thanks to NCC.  You need to click on ADD FEATURE/PLACE  then SELECT - TRANSPORT AND STREETS  this will then let you select the Public Rights of Way.

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.

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