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22 September 2020Parish Council Meeting - Monday 28th September 2020

The next Meeting of Long Buckby Parish Council will be held on Monday 28th September 2020 at 7:30pm on Zoom.

Meeting ID:  868 4519 5129    Password: 750975

For those without the internet, you can dial in from any phone 0203 481 5240 

The link to the meeting can be accessed below.

Please be advised that members of the public attending the meeting will have the audio muted during the meeting.  If you wish to speak during public time, please contact the Clerk, Sue Porter, in advance of the meeting.

A copy of the Agenda is available to view here

Everyone welcome to attend.

17 September 2020Tackling Inequalities Funding - Physical Activity

Northamptonshire Sport have been allocated funding from the National Lottery and Sport England, to work with local organisations and groups who have strong links and relationships with the community to ensure that all residents of Northamptonshire have access to physical activity opportunities that may have been reduced or affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funding allocated to Northamptonshire Sport aims to support 4 main priority groups.

Organisations based in or serving Lower Socio - Economic communities.

Organisations supporting participants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

Organisations supporting people with a disability and / or people with a long term or life limiting health conditions.

Further localised priority will be given to organisations supporting women and girls and LGBTQ+ residents.

In phase 1 we funded 25 organisations including Breast Friends Northamptonshire, Community Courtyard, Dostiyo Asian Women and Girls Association, Rush2TheDen, Northampton Home start, Brewin Stroke Group, Academy for Dementia Research, Shudan CIC.

Applications must show a here and now need for funding as a direct result of COVID-19.

We have attached a copy of the accompanying information and some of the questions you will be asked as part of the application process.  All applications that progress through the first round will proceed to a telephone conversation to gain further information before going to a panel for final decision.

TO APPLY PLEASE VISIT THE LINK BELOW 

Deadline Extended until 17:00pm on the 21st September.

17 September 2020Officers Listen To Community Concerns Around Speeding

Twenty-eight motorists were caught speeding during a special operation organised by Northamptonshire Police in response to community concerns.

Members of the East Northants Neighbourhood Policing and Safer Roads Teams, carried out the speed checks on the B645 between Higham Ferrers and St Neots in Bedfordshire last week (September 5/6).

In total, 40 motoring offences were detected on the county’s section of the road, including a motorcyclist who was clocked riding at 101mph in a 60mph national speed limit zone.

While five drivers were caught exceeding a restricted speed zone limit of 30mph, with the highest speed recorded at 46mph, and one motorist was reported for failing to stop for police, careless driving and had their vehicle recovered.

One driver received a Section 59 warning for driving in an anti-social manner, and a further four were reported for not wearing a seat belt, four for other minor traffic offences and two for driving a car without a valid MOT.

Speeding, along with drink/drug driving, not wearing a seatbelt and using a mobile phone at the wheel, makes up the fatal four offences, which are often recorded as a contributory factors in road collisions. 

East Northants Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant, Leigh Francoise Goodwin, said: 
“This operation was set up after concerns were raised by the local community that the B645 was becoming a race track, after the road had been advertised on some motorcycle websites as a good stretch of road to ride.

“Knowing sections of the road between Higham Ferrers and St Neots are listed as red routes after a number of fatal road collisions, we carried out the speed checks in partnership with our colleagues in Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire.

“Speed is often recorded as a contributory factor in road collisions and anything we can do to reduce the likelihood or severity of one occurring is of an obvious benefit to all road users.

“The message is simple – slow down and save lives! The faster you drive or ride the less time you have to react and you are putting not only your life at risk, but also the lives of other road users.”

Reducing the number of people who are killed or seriously injured on the county’s road is one of the Force’s policing priorities. Last year in Northamptonshire, 42 people were killed, and a further 347 were seriously injured.
 

09 September 2020Safer Streets Northamptonshire update: Views sought on the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan for Northampton

A consultation has been launched today seeking views on the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan for Northampton.

The Northampton Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan supports an ambition for Northampton to become a leading centre for active travel, which fully embraces walking and cycling. The document outlines the walking and cycling measures that could be introduced to transform levels of walking and cycling in the town.

We are looking for people’s views on the scope of the document, its approach and whether any changes are needed to the schemes proposed to ensure that they meet the new cycling design guidance LTN 1/20 Cycling Infrastructure Design.

For details of how to comment and to read the document please go to the consultation hub (link below). People have until Friday 23 October 2020 to submit their comments.

09 September 2020Community Health and Wellbeing Services 2020

Community Health and Wellbeing Services 2020

Public Health want to understand what services are needed to support people to improve their health and wellbeing, and in particular to meet the needs of those who are most vulnerable, to see if they have access to the right types of services and if services need to be delivered in different ways to address these needs.

Have your say - you can give your views in a number of ways, visit their web site for all of the different ways you can give your feedback, including their online questionnaire (link below).  The consultation closes at midnight on 6 October 2020.

08 September 2020COVID-19 in Northamptonshire - Community Engagement

Northamptonshire County Council (NCC), and all our partners who are working together on the coronavirus pandemic, want to hear from members of our communities.

We want to gather feedback to understand your views on the spread of coronavirus in the county and to identify what might be helping or stopping people from following guidance.

We will ask you about getting tested, about social distancing (keeping 2 metres apart) and self-isolation (staying at home if you have symptoms or a positive test) so that we can identify ways of making all of these things easier for our residents.

Please note that your answers to this survey are anonymous and the results of all responses will be analysed by NCC public health and engagement teams with the overall findings being shared with our incident response team and Oversight and Engagement Board.

Have your say

Please give us your views by completing our online questionnaire (link below)

The consultation closes at midnight on 5 October 2020.

08 September 2020Have your say on proposals to remove payphones

Have your say on proposals to remove payphones

People are invited to have their say on plans by BT to remove payphones in Daventry District.

BT has contacted Daventry District Council (DDC) with proposals to remove nine payphones from around Daventry District, one of which is a traditional red ‘K6’ telephone box.

DDC has published a draft response to BT’s proposals and is encouraging residents, parish councils and other interested groups to give their views on it.

The Council is proposing to object to the removal of eight modern payphones in Byfield, Brixworth, Creaton, Whilton Locks, Station Road and Market Place in Long Buckby, and at The Cherwell and Trafalgar Way in Daventry.

It will agree to proposals to remove the telephony equipment from the red K6 box on Main Street in Cottesbrooke – but only if the local community goes ahead with plans to adopt the box to use it for other purposes.

People have until 5pm on Monday 28 September to give their feedback on the draft response. Councillors will then consider a final response to BT.

The draft response and details of how to respond can be found on DDC’s website at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/consultation

08 September 2020Parish Council Meeting - Monday 14th September 2020

The next Meeting of Long Buckby Parish Council will be held on Monday 14th September 2020 at 7:30pm on Zoom.

Meeting ID:   835 7313 6620    Password: 711661

For those without the internet, you can dial in from any phone 0203 481 5240 

The link to the meeting can be accessed below.

Please be advised that members of the public attending the meeting will have the audio muted during the meeting.  If you wish to speak during public time, please contact the Clerk, Sue Porter, in advance of the meeting.

A copy of the Agenda is available to view here

Everyone welcome to attend.

24 August 2020Job Vacancy - Bridge House Farm

Full Time Job Opportunity – Long Buckby NN6 7QR

Due to expansion and changing workloads we are looking for enthusiastic individuals to assist with our experienced team.

High health Pedigree pig herd with excellent facilities.

Help needed with every day tasks, cleaning, feeding and care of young piglets and growing pigs. The right attitude is key but some livestock experience would be useful.

Full training and assistance will be given and there will be room to develop and learn new skills.

Please contact Charlie on 07725987909 or email Charlie@bridgehousefarm.com for more information

19 August 2020Clarecroft Day Nursery - Relief Staff Vacancies

WE ARE RECRUITING

We are a busy village day nursery.

Do you have commitments or 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.

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

If you are interested in the position please email admin@clarecroft.co.uk or give us a call 01327 844474

 

18 August 2020Parish Council Meeting - Monday 24th August 2020

The next Meeting of Long Buckby Parish Council will be held on Monday 24th August 2020 at 7:30pm on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 844 9704 5671             Password: 820660

For those without the internet, you can dial in from any phone 0203 481 5240 

The link to the meeting can be accessed below.

Please be advised that members of the public attending the meeting will have the audio muted during the meeting.  If you wish to speak during public time, please contact the Clerk, Sue Porter, in advance of the meeting.

A copy of the Agenda is available to view here

Everyone welcome to attend.

18 August 2020Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund – Northamptonshire Community Foundation

NCF has now opened phase 2 of funding from the Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund.

They are now transitioning from the immediate relief phase to the longer term emergency phase.  They will continue to award crisis response grants for immediate relief in anticipation of any return to lockdown as a result of a spike in infections. They will also now award recovery response grants to help secure the finances of organisations that have lost income due to the crisis and are directly supporting vulnerable people experiencing hardship as a result of the crisis. Funding will also support organisations to adapt their operations, services and working practices.

This funding is for charities and community groups in Northamptonshire, and can be found using the link below:

18 August 2020Daventry District Council Opening Hours Consultation

Residents and businesses across Northamptonshire are being asked their views on the opening hours for customer services for the new West and North Northamptonshire Councils when they go live on 1 April next year.  The deadline for comments is Sunday 23 August.  For more information please view the consultation below:

12 August 2020Job Vacancy - Bridge House Farm

JOB VACANCY 

Part time admin person – Long Buckby, NN6 7QR

Due to significant changes we now require an admin person to work 8 – 10 hours per week with the following skillset

Accurate data entry onto our bespoke livestock software

Knowledge of Word/ Excel / Outlook

An enquiring mind willing to check data at pen side

You will be working with our pedigree livestock and therefore an interest or knowledge in livestock identification and breeding would be an advantage.  We can see this job will grow as we get to grips with all the new technology we have recently put in place. 

Hours to suit the individual, full training on our livestock software – want to know more….

Please contact Charlie on 07725987909 or email Charlie@bridgehousefarm.com for more information

04 August 2020Parish Council Meeting - Monday 10th August 2020

The next Meeting of Long Buckby Parish Council will be held on Monday 10th August 2020 at 7:30pm on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 810 2124 3664    Password: 447245     

For those without the internet, you can dial in from any phone 0203 481 5240 

The link to the meeting can be accessed below.

Please be advised that members of the public attending the meeting will have the audio muted during the meeting.  If you wish to speak during public time, please contact the Clerk, Sue Porter, in advance of the meeting.

A copy of the Agenda is available to view here

Everyone welcome to attend.

24 July 2020DDC - Chairman’s role is better late than never for Chris!

Chairman’s role is better late than never for Chris!

Councillor Chris Millar was proudly sworn in as the new Chairman of Daventry District Council (DDC) last night – 20 years after he was originally due to take up the top civic role.

At yesterday evening’s online meeting of DDC’s Annual Council (Thursday, 23 July), he received the chains of office from retiring Chairman, Councillor David Smith. Councillor Mike Warren was appointed Vice-Chairman for the year at last night’s meeting.

Councillor Millar was originally due to become DDC’s Chairman in May 2000, but stepped down from the preceding Vice-Chairman role in 1999 after becoming Leader of the Council – a post he then held for two decades until stepping down in October last year.

Councillor Millar becomes the 48th Chairman of Daventry District Council and the final member to take the reins before the authority is replaced by the new West Northamptonshire Council in April next year. During his time as Chairman, he plans to raise money for Daventry-based charity Time2Talk and Marie Curie while aiming to raise the positive profile of Daventry District and its local communities to a wider audience.

His role as Chairman is a non-political, civic role, which involves representing the Council at events and functions, as well as chairing Council meetings to ensure they are properly run in accordance with the Constitution.

Councillor Millar, who was first elected to the Council in 1998 and represents Long Buckby Ward, said: “You could say that it has taken me 20 years to get from Vice-Chairman to the role of Chairman! I’m hugely honoured to have been chosen for this wonderful civic role and represent the Council in its final year before local government reorganisation. There are so many wonderful things our District has to offer and I’ll be doing as much as I can to raise their profile as widely as possible.”

Originally from Bristol and having previously lived in Surrey, Manchester and London, father-of-three Councillor Millar moved to Daventry District in 1993.

He said: “Becoming a councillor was not something I had really thought about, but when I was asked to stand as a candidate and was elected in 1998, it was a great feeling being able to serve my local community and help people. I had the privilege of leading the Council for 20 years, pursuing a progressive agenda for our District, and really enjoyed my varied political journey. Taking on this new and very different role at the Council is the icing on the cake.”

During his time on office, Councillor Millar will be raising funds for Time2Talk, a small charity operating solely within Daventry District and South Northamptonshire which offers free information, counselling and preventative intervention services for young people aged 13 to 19, and for those with special educational needs up to the age of 25. In addition to this he will also be aiming to raise money for Marie Curie, another charity close to his heart having seen their support and care for friends over the years.

To find out more about the Chairman, including how to invite him to your event or function (including online) visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/Chairman<http://www.daventrydc.gov.uk/Chairman>, contact the Chairman’s Secretary on 01327 871100 or email chairman@daventrydc.gov.uk

 

21 July 2020Parish Council Meeting - Monday 27th July 2020

The next Meeting of Long Buckby Parish Council will be held on Monday 27th July 2020 at 7:30pm on Zoom.

Meeting ID:  859 7013 3077       Password:     190725      

For those without the internet, you can dial in from any phone 0203 481 5240 

The link to the meeting can be accessed below.

Please be advised that members of the public attending the meeting will have the audio muted during the meeting.  If you wish to speak during public time, please contact the Clerk, Sue Porter, in advance of the meeting.

A copy of the Agenda is available to view here

Everyone welcome to attend.

21 July 2020Country Park paths set for summer upgrade

Country Park paths set for summer upgrade

Daventry Country Park’s pathways will undergo huge improvements this summer as a resurfacing programme gets underway.

Contractors working on behalf of Daventry District Council will restore sections of damaged footpath totalling around 2km in length in a project which is expected to last around 12 weeks.

They will be resurfaced with Breedon gravel, a natural looking material suitable for wheelchairs, walking frames and mobility scooters, and which is used at a range of popular visitor attractions including Woburn Abbey and Althorp House.

Sections of path will unfortunately have to be closed off to allow work to take place, meaning visitors will be unable to complete a full circuit of the park’s circular reservoir walk for the duration of the programme.

Work will begin on the western side of the park this coming Monday (27 July), when the footpath will be closed from the end of the Marsh Walkway down to the southern entrance near the iCon building. This phase of work is expected to take around five to six weeks to complete.

Signs advising visitors of closures will be put up around the park and displayed outside the Reservoir Café. People will also be able to keep up with the programme and find out which section of path is currently closed by visiting www.daventrydc.gov.uk/park-improvements

The work is being carried out as part of a wider £850,000 improvement project at Daventry Country Park. A new adventure playground opened in spring 2019, while improvements to the marsh walkway and bridges on the western side of the park were completed earlier this year.

A new-look café with an indoor seating area is set to open this summer, as are the park’s new toilet facilities. There are also plans to replace the pier near the café and install a new jetty on the other side of Lovell’s Bay, to help facilitate watersports.

Councillor Alan Hills, Daventry District Council’s Community, Culture and Leisure Portfolio Holder, said: “We have always strived to keep the park as natural as possible, but we know this can make it tricky for some people to navigate – particularly in the winter months when paths can be slippy.

“The new gravel will offer the best of both worlds - giving the paths a natural look while improving the surface for all our visitors to use.

“We had hoped to make these improvements earlier in the year, but our plans were delayed by Covid-19. While we recognise that carrying out this work in the summer months may cause additional disruption to visitors, we hope everyone will agree it will be worth it for the enormous benefits the new surface will offer to all future users of our wonderful Country Park.”

 

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

The next Meeting of Long Buckby Parish Council will be held on Monday 13th July 2020 at 7:30pm on Zoom.

Meeting ID:   836 3024 7632      Password:   037420            

For those without the internet, you can dial in from any phone 0203 481 5240 

The link to the meeting can be accessed below.

Please be advised that members of the public attending the meeting will have the audio muted during the meeting.  If you wish to speak during public time, please contact the Clerk, Sue Porter, in advance of the meeting.

A copy of the Agenda is available to view here

Everyone welcome to attend.

02 July 2020Northamptonshire’s Police, Crime and Fire Commissioner is recruiting young people to be part of the Northamptonshire 2020/21 OPFCC Youth Commission.

Northamptonshire’s Police, Crime and Fire Commissioner is recruiting young people to be part of the Northamptonshire 2020/21 OPFCC Youth Commission.

The OPFCC Youth Commission has been set up by the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner to ensure that the views of young people are heard, and help change services for the better.

We are now looking to recruit around 20 young people from across Northamptonshire to form the 2020/21 Youth Commission. We are eager to encourage young people to apply whose voices might struggle sometimes to be heard. We are also keen to engage with young people who have already had experience of the criminal justice system. The age range for the Youth Commission is 14-19 years.

You can check out information about the commission at:

https://www.northantspfcc.org.uk/opfcc-youth-commission/ where you will find an information sheet that can be downloaded, and an online application form for young people to complete.

I do have paper copies of the application form for any young people without access to a computer – if you need any just let me know and I’ll get them over to you.

Applications open on July 1st and will remain open until midnight on 31st July.

The first Northamptonshire Youth Commission ran from May 2019 until March 2020. The young people involved held a ‘Big Conversation’ with over 1000 young people in Northamptonshire – the results of their work are now shaping new initiatives that will help keep young people safer.

Do let me know if you need any more information…..and thanks so much for your support.

Regards

Dale Willis

Youth Commission

Office of the Northamptonshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner

(  Telephone 101 extension 346532 or 03000 111 222 (if out of county) Mob: 0797 602 1611

+  Address East House, FHQ, Wootton Hall, Northampton, NN4 0JQ

:  E-mail Dale.willis@northantspfcc.pnn.gov.uk

+  Web www.northantspfcc.org.uk

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