What’s On in Badby 2020 –

We are planning a full calendar of events to bring people together, to celebrate the community in Badby and to raise much-needed funds for St Mary’s Church.

We’d love to see you and we’d be very happy to have your help.

If you’re interested in any of these events, please contact Judy on 07752 384969.

Dates for events during the summer and autumn will be published later.

Here are the upcoming dates for your diary:

  • Lent soup lunches – see separate item

  • Coffee mornings – see separate item

  • Tea and Meet – see separate item

  • The ‘By George Quiz’ with hot supper and bar – on Friday, April 24 at the village hall, £12 per person tickets in advance only – teams of up to eight. Don’t worry if you’re on your own or can’t make a team, we can link you up with others.

  • Big breakfast to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day – from 9:30am until 11am on Sunday, May 10, in St Mary’s Church, followed by an informal celebration service. Single and family tickets for breakfast, with early bird discount.

  • Afternoon tea in the church, part of Open Gardens on Sunday, May 17.

  • Badby Fayre on Sunday, September 6 – we’re looking for ideas and people to get involved, please ring Jim on 07717 414664 or email badbyfayre2020@btinternet.com or check out our Facebook page.


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Lent Soup Lunches –

If you would like to come, because it’s Lent or just to be sociable, please contact the host below to see if there is still a place.

Suggested donation is £5 in aid of St. Mary’s Church funds.  Each lunch starts at 12.15pm and ends at 2pm on these dates:-

Date Host Where Contact
Saturday   February 8 Ruth & Jim McBeth Woodcroft Cottage 07591 166551
Friday   February 28 Jan Cooper & Moira Cooper Village hall 01327 703292 01327 702833
Wednesday  March 4 Gill & Chris Nelson The Cottage 01327 300034
Wednesday   March 11 Christine & Mike Warburton Pennywick 07798 656614
01327 878940
Wednesday   March 25 Judy Jordan Thyme Cottage 07752 384969
Thursday   April 2 Susan Rose Newnham Mill 07712 330326
Thursday   April 9 Frances Williams St. Mary’s Church 07717 337048
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Badby Fayre 2020 – ideas and helpers –

Let’s get the fayre on Sunday, September 6 underway:

if you’d like to be involved in organising and running Badby Fayre 2020 please come along to a meeting at The Maltsters at 7.30pm on Wednesday, January 22 to gather ideas for stalls, activities and help.

About a dozen people turned up – so thank you with ideas and offers.  If you couldn’t make it but would like to get involved, please contact Jim McBeth on badbyfayre2020@btinternet.com

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Coffee Morning at St Mary’s Church on Tuesday –

The monthly coffee morning takes place in warm St Mary’s Church on Tuesday, January 21 from 10.30am till 12 noon.  Come along to enjoy a  cup of tea or coffee and a slice of home-made cake and lots of chat.

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Inspector’s final Local Plan report published

A major policy document produced to help shape Daventry District’s future development is sound and complies with legal requirements, an independent examination has concluded.

Planning Inspector Gareth Wildgoose says the Daventry District Settlements and Countryside (Part 2) Local Plan provides an appropriate basis for the planning of the area, so long as a number of changes – known as main modifications – are made to it.

His final report, together with the recommended main modifications, was published on Friday (10 January) and will be considered by Daventry District councillors next month.

A decision on whether to adopt the Local Plan is due to be made at the meeting of Full Council on 20 February.

Developed by Daventry District Council and shaped by input from key stakeholders including local residents, parish councils and businesses, the Local Plan is a significant planning policy document containing detailed guidance to help shape decision-making on future planning issues.

The plan will be used to determine planning applications, and will supplement policies in the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy, adopted in 2014, as well as in Neighbourhood plans.

Submitted for examination in December 2018, it was scrutinised during a series of public hearings held last summer.

People can view the final inspector’s report and the recommended main modifications at http://www.daventrydc.gov.uk/localplan

Alternatively, printed copies are available at the Council offices in Lodge Road, Daventry, or from the libraries at Brixworth, Long Buckby, Woodford Halse, Daventry and Moulton.


Press release number: 2666

For further information please contact:

Ian O’Pray, Media Officer at Daventry District Council, on 01327 302310 or email iopray@daventrydc.gov.uk

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Badby Sings! this Sunday

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Energy awareness day could save you money on your bills

Advice and support to help people heat their homes more cheaply will be on offer during an energy efficiency awareness day in Daventry.

The drop-in event takes place in the reception area at Daventry District Council’s (DDC) Lodge Road offices on Monday 20 January.

Running from 10am until midday, and then from 2-4pm, it offers visitors the chance to pick up advice about getting the most from their central heating, understanding energy bills, reading their gas and electricity meters, the installation of smart meters, and saving money on their bills.

There will be information about the Northamptonshire Energy Saving Service, which offers free independent advice to residents, and the Warm Homes Fund, which installs free central heating in eligible homes across the county.

Visitors are invited to bring a recent energy bill or annual statement with them so they can register for DDC’s Big Switch energy scheme and see how much money they could save by changing their energy supplier. Everyone who attends will be entered into a free draw for the chance to win a £50 One4All High Street shopping voucher.

The event has been organised by the Daventry & District Forum (DDF) group for over 50s in partnership with DDC and is supported by National Energy Action, a national charity which works to end fuel poverty.

Adam Scorer at National Energy Action said: “It is a tragedy that so many people die or suffer the health impacts of living in a cold home when they are largely preventable. This is why NEA committed to provide funding to so many different organisations across the country. We anticipate that the funding will make it possible to provide much needed support for residents within the local area.”

Councillor Jo Gilford, Environment Portfolio Holder on Daventry District Council, said: “We’re pleased to be working with National Energy Action to put on this event, which follows on from a successful drop-in session held last month.

“The aim is to highlight the range of support that residents can access in order to help them heat their homes more cheaply and efficiently. It’s also a great opportunity to pick up some practical advice about energy meters, billing, and the benefits of switching providers.”

Press release number: 2663

For further information please contact:
Ian O’Pray, Media Officer at Daventry District Council, on 01327 302310 or email iopray@daventrydc.gov.uk

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Cricket Club AGM –

All members and supporters of the Badby and Farthingstone Cricket Club will be welcome to attend its AGM at the Maltsters pub on Sunday, February 16 at 8pm.

The agenda will include election of the committee.

Current members may stand again and others will need a proposer and seconder.

Graeme Whitcroft
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Motocross Meetings on Arbury Hill in 2020

Please find below the proposed dates of motocross meetings on Arbury Hill in 2020
(NB: dates are subject to change – in fact, this is already a correction to an earlier post which showed the wrong dates in February and March!)

February 16
March 15
April 26
May 31

Please relay any comments via the Parish Council Clerk
email clerk@badby.org.uk or tel. 07717 337048

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