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Application for Grant Funding - **NOW OPEN**

Posted by Webmaster on October 18, 2016 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

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,25th November 2016.

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:

Mrs P J Ellis, Clerk to the Trustees

33 The Leys

Long Buckby



Or by e-mail to pat@ellisemail.co.uk

Poultry Farm Worker

Posted by Webmaster on October 12, 2016 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Local History Society

Posted by Webmaster on October 12, 2016 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Moira Morris: Stone carver and letter-cutter

Her work and career including Westminster Abbey and Ely Cathedral

Wednesday 19th Oct


At the Community Centre

All Welcome

Visitors £2


Co-Op Funding for Long Buckby Community Centre

Posted by Webmaster on September 26, 2016 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Those of you who have Co-op membership will have received, or shortly will receive, your new blue Co-op membership card.

If you have received it you can now set up and access your account at www.coop.co.uk/membership and NOMINATE the Long Buckby Community Centre as the recipient of 1% of your local Co-op purchases.

You can also telephone them on 0800 023 4708 to nominate the community centre.

Please support the Long Buckby Community Centre, and ask all your friends and family to do so also. We desperately need more funding to keep the Centre alive.

Thank you

Clarecroft Day Nursery - Job Vacancies

Posted by Webmaster on September 21, 2016 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)


12.00-7.00pm Monday to Friday, over time available if wanted.

Position involves covering within the nursery rooms for 2-3 hours per day, with general cleaning and light maintenance work

For further information or to apply please contact Gemma or Natasha on 01327 844474 or email admin@clarecroft.co.uk.

Successful applicant will be required to undergo a DBS check


Monday to Friday for 40 hours per week

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


**Allotment - Plot Available for immediate start**

Posted by Webmaster on September 16, 2016 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)


There is an allotment that has become available down beyond the Churchyard.


Please contact Sue Porter by e-mail on longbuckbyparishcouncil@yahoo.com if you are interested in taking this on or finding out some more information.

Gardening Club - Dates for your Diary

Posted by Webmaster on September 16, 2016 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Tuesday 11th October


BIRDS IN THE GARDEN with Speaker Brian Sumpton


Venue: Community Centre, Station Road, Long Buckby


Time - 7.45pm - 9.30pm


Visitors welcome - £2.00 at the door.



Tuesday 8th November


THE OLYMPIC PARK, LONDON with Speaker Chris Worman


Venue: Community Centre, Station Road, Long Buckby


Time - 7.45pm - 9.30pm


Visitors welcome - £2.00 at the door

Press Relase from Northants Police - Stolen Vehicles

Posted by Webmaster on September 16, 2016 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Advice to motorists after more than 1,000 vehicles reported stolen in a year

More than 1,000 vehicles in Northamptonshire have been reported stolen within the last year, prompting a reminder to the public about how they can take steps to protect their belongings.

The joint Prevention and Community Protection Department (Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service) would like to warn people that their vehicles and contents can be vulnerable to theft, but would like to reinforce the message that basic security measures can help keep property safe.

From July 1, 2015 - June 30th, 2016, there were 1175 vehicles reported stolen in Northamptonshire; an average of 98 per month.

During this time, there were also 3464 thefts from motor vehicles reported to Northamptonshire Police.

Crime Prevention Officer Brenda Hart said: “Many vehicles seem so secure these days that I think a lot of people forget they can be vulnerable to theft.

“Too many people leave possessions on car or van seats, keep expensive items such as sat navs in glove compartments and leave bags or other valuables on display; perhaps not thinking that thieves only have to take a quick look inside and their belongings can suddenly become a target.

“We would like to remind people just how important it is to make sure their vehicles are secure and not to allow their belongings to become a temptation for thieves.”

Tips for protecting your vehicle and its contents

-Don’t leave anything on display in your vehicle. Even an old coat on the back seat can be a temptation for a thief to steal first - and then think about value later.

-When you leave your car, take your belongings with you. If you can’t and have no other option, then lock them in your boot.

-In particular, avoid leaving the following items in your car: mobile phones; laptops; credit and debit cards; cheque books; cash; vehicle registration documents and private mail (especially with your address on it).

-Security devices are a good deterrent for thieves, such as electronic immobilisers (which prevent cars from starting) and mechanical immobilisers such as steering wheel locks.

-When you leave your vehicle, always remove the ignition key and lock all doors. It only takes a few seconds for a thief to jump into your vehicle and drive away. This should be remembered at all times – even when paying for petrol or popping into a shop.

-Lock all doors and close all windows and the sunroof every time you leave your vehicle unattended, however briefly.

-Business drivers should also be on the alert for irregularities in loading procedures and report this if seen.

-Where possible, business drivers should use pre-planned secure overnight parking facilities and these should be decided before the journey is started.

Brington Road Closure Update

Posted by Webmaster on September 16, 2016 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Structure Ref. 6208 – Patford Bridge – Culvert Refurbishment & Carriageway Re-Surfacing

I would like to notify you of some upcoming highway maintenance works on Brington Road, between Long Buckby and Great Brington.

You may be aware that this section road is currently closed due to a significant defect in the carriageway. A combination of water damage and movements of plant machinery has resulted in a large void beneath the carriageway surfacing.

I appreciate that the structure has been closed for an extended period of time, however we endeavour to provide the most sustainable and durable solution for the working life of the structure.

The road closure will remain in place until the repair has taken place. The preceding activities up to this point include the following;

ecological constraints appraisal, detailed design to current British and European standards, trial pits, flood drainage consent from the Internal Drainage Board and tendering the works to specialist contractors.

The scheme has the additional complication of numerous underground utilities within the south verge, including High Voltage cables. This has informed the methodology of the scheme; therefore we will be structurally reinforcing the structure by lining the existing culvert, as appose to replacing the corrugated steel pipe with a conventional pre-cast concrete pipe.

The work is scheduled to start on the 24th October, for duration of 6 working days. It is anticipated that the lining will take 5 days and the subsequent carriageway re-surfacing will take place the following day.

Murder Mystery Evening

Posted by Webmaster on September 16, 2016 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

West Haddon Players and Long Buckby Twinning Association are organising a Murder Mystery event at Long Buckby Community Centre on the evening of Saturday October 15th.

"Over My Dead Body". People may like to come as singles, couple or larger groups. Should you wish to dress in 1920's style that would be delightful, though optional.

Tickets at a cost of £15 per person can be obtained from Jane Porter - jane@shepherdsrow.co.uk .

The price includes includes a three course meal.

George Lane - Long Buckby Wharf

Posted by Webmaster on September 5, 2016 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Following the demolition of the wall by the waste disposal truck last week, the "George Lane" sign has now been stolen whilst still being attached to the remains of the wall. 

If anyone has any information, please e-mail longbuckbyparishcouncil@yahoo.com

Dog Poop Spraying Campaign

Posted by Webmaster on September 1, 2016 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

DDC will be co-ordinating a focussed district-wide 6 week dog poop spraying campaign in September / October 2016.

The objective of the campaign is to raise the profile of the Spraying initiative with residents, and to enable us to gather data to allow us to analyse its effectiveness.

The spraying initiative involves spraying high visibility, brightly-coloured biodegradable paint on dog mess, to highlight the extent of fouling and shocking irresponsible owners into clearing up after their pets.


Clarecroft Day Nursery

Posted by Webmaster on August 15, 2016 at 12:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Clarecroft Day Nursery 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 844474 or email us at admin@clarecroft.co.uk

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

Care & Repair Daventry - Grants Available

Posted by Webmaster on August 10, 2016 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Grants of up to £10,000 for Home Owners


Home owners over the age of 18 who are receiving a means-tested benefit can now access up to £10,000 to make essential repairs to their homes.


Housing Repairs Assistance grants can provide up to £5,000 to fund work including: replacement or repair of central heating boilers and radiators, new security measures, replacement windows, doors, roof repairs and so much more.

If the work required exceeds £5,000 eligible homeowners can also access a further £5,000 of funds in the form of an interest-free loan repayable only when the property is sold.


Grants of up to £30,000 for Disabled residents


Disabled Facilities Grants can be used to fund a wide range of improvements and adaptations within the home including, installation of ramps, ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms, level access showers, widening of doorways, driveway and parking solutions plus lots more.


To qualify for this grant you or a person living within the property must be disabled and be receiving a qualifying means-tested benefit. If a disabled person is under the age of 18 they will be automatically entitled to apply for the maximum grant of £30,000 but if you are over 18 the amount you can apply for will depend on your income and savings.


Why not give Care & Repair a call today to see if you could be eligible: 01327 871100, visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/CareandRepair or email CareandRepair@Daventrydc.gov.uk



Long Buckby Wharf Village Hall

Posted by Webmaster on August 4, 2016 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Long Buckby Wharf Village Hall is now available for Hire @ £10/hr.

Perfect for meetings, small group activities, childrens parties, or small functions.

Maximum 60.

Lots of work completed recently to update the facility's including extending car park to park 6/8 cars.

For more information, to book or view please call Sarah on 01327 843756

Brington Road Development

Posted by Webmaster on July 28, 2016 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

We have received news today that the Appeal launched by Gladman property developers has been withdrawn for the proposed new housing development on the land off Brington Road, Long Buckby.

This is a positive sign and good news for the village.

Wildlife Diary for June

Posted by Webmaster on July 25, 2016 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The excellent Wildlife Diary for June, compiled, as always, by Nick Roberts is now available for you here

Spanish Lessons

Posted by Webmaster on July 19, 2016 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Small and friendly Spanish classes, taught by a native speaker, at the Cricket Pavilion in East Haddon (NN6 8BU)

Beginners Mondays 10:30 (new for September 2016)

Mondays & Tuesdays 12:00

Intermediate Tuesdays 9.00 & 10.30

Advanced Mondays 9.00

For more information contact Lucía on 07896298129 or info@talkspanish.org.uk

Lessons 80 minutes long from £10

Private tuition available

(GCSE – A level)

Fixed Penalty Notices for Fly-Tipping

Posted by Webmaster on July 14, 2016 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)


 Please note people caught fly-tipping in Daventry District can be instantly fined £400 under new measures by Daventry District Council (DDC).


The Council's Environmental Improvement Service is introducing Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for small-scale instances of fly-tipping to tackle the problem more effectively. Previously offenders could only be prosecuted through the courts, which can be costly, time-consuming and often involve lengthy investigations.


The new powers have been introduced under The Unauthorised Deposit of Waste (Fixed Penalties) Regulations 2016. DDC has set its Fixed Penalty Notice for fly-tipping at £400, reduced to £300 if paid within 10 days of the offence.


There are currently between 60 and 100 instances of fly-tipping a month in Daventry District. It is hoped that the new FPNs will act as a deterrent to help reduce instances of small-scale fly-tipping. However the Council will continue to pursue court prosecution where offences are serious and it is in the public interest to do so, or when an offender refuses to pay a fixed penalty.


If one of your parishioners witnesses a fly-tipping please encourage them to report the incident by calling the contact centre on 01327 871100, or by logging the details via DDC’s website.


Private Pumping Stations

Posted by Webmaster on July 11, 2016 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

There may be good news coming for some of your parishioners if they have a private pumping station on their property.

Currently, homeowners have to 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.  

From October 2016, many of these private pumping stations will transfer over to Anglian Water and become our responsibility. We will take over all of the maintenance and the running costs too, saving customers hassle, worry and money.

To help customers identify and report the pumping stations easily, we have launched a specialist website: www.spotapumpingstation.co.uk.

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.