Completing Your 2021 Census

The Census, held every 10 years, will take place on Sunday 21st March 2021.

By now, residents should have received a letter and leaflet with information about how to complete the Census.

NB:  This will be the first time that households/individuals will be able to complete their Census forms online, and a family member or trusted friend will be able to help those who don’t have internet access or are not used to doing things online. 

If you would prefer a hard copy form you can request this, either online at www.census.gov.uk or by calling the Census Help Line on 0800 141 2021 (calls to this number are free of charge). You’ll need your reference number, which you’ll find at the top of your letter.

What the census is

The census is a survey run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that gives a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales.  All kinds of organisations, from local authorities to charities, use the information to help provide the services we all need, including transport, education and healthcare.  Without the census, it would be much more difficult to do this.

By taking part, you’ll be helping make sure you and your community get the services needed now and in the future.

Find out more at www.census.gov.uk

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Maltsters’ Friday Take-aways revised for March 2021-

Every Friday in March:

PUB CLASSICS

  • Ale battered Atlantic Haddock, thick chips. £10 (kids £4.80)
  • Maltsters Double Bistro Burger  in a brioche bun, brie & bacon, sweet fried  onions, tomato, salad & chips  £10 (kids: £5.50)
  • Falafel Burger  in a brioche bun, houmous, salad, tomato & chips.  £10
  • Sourdough Goats Cheese Pizza (10” x 7″)  organic tomato sauce, mozzarella, goats cheese, wilted spinach, caramelised onion & toasted pine nuts, rocket. £10
  • Vegan Homemade Sourdough “Goats Cheese” Pizza (10” x 7”)  Cashew & coconut milk base ‘cheese’.  £10

SPECIALS order by Thursday pm

  • Friday 5th Mar; National Pie Week – Beef, Mushroom & Ale Pie, creamy mash, veg panache, rich red wine gravy £12
  • Friday 12th Mar: Slow Cooked Pork Belly, mash & sweet potato mash, seasonal veg, apple cider gravy £12.
  • Friday 19th Mar: Braised Brisket, creamy mash, bourguignon sauce, roasted root veg £12
  • Friday 26th Mar: Homemade Chicken Kiev, stuffed with herb butter, creamy mash, seasonal veg £12 

ON THE SIDE

chips   £2.75            skinny fries    £3                sweet potato fries   £3.50

WHEN TO ORDER?

  • Classics – Anytime on pubs Classics
  • Specials – by Thursday night ideally to ensure  availability please

HOW TO ORDER?

WHEN & WHERE TO COLLECT?

We need your name & number and collection time.  Collect 4.30 – 8pm on Friday outside the Shop.  Payment on-line or on collection.

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Badby bird notes for February 2021 –

February is a good month for seeing siskins in gardens and a pair turned up on our feeders last week. Although siskins are members of the finch family and have similar colours to a greenfinch, they are very different in appearance as they are much smaller and neater looking. The male also has a black crown and bib.

Other birds seen around the village recently include marsh tit in a garden and a grey wagtail along the brook in Brookside Lane.

Early signs of spring include bluebell plant shoots visible in Badby Woods and dog’s mercury flowering in several places around the village.

RP

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Badby and Farthingstone Cricket Club news – February 2021

Good to report another busy month for the club with a virtual AGM, a big welcome for some new club and proposed committee members as well as more fund-raising via the popular weekly sporting predictor.

Chairman Andy Nightingale led the way in the AGM with an amended constitution and club regulations for the members to have their say on proposals to align B&FCC more closely to the ECB and NCCC for future club development. If passed this will also demonstrate good governance, important for future external funding and also supports the club’s move to getting CASC (Community Amateur Sports Club) status. It was also proposed to create three new club officers (Communication, Fundraising and Community) to aid future club growth. The individuals that fill these roles will then be invited to join the committee.

Full AGM decisions in next month’s update.

On the membership side, and as happened last year during lockdown, it looks as if the club will have even more players to choose from when the season gets underway as there has been lots of interest from interested parties since the start of 2021. Anyone interested please contact chairman Andy Nightingale at andynightingale234@gmail.com or captain Charlie Ashmore at CharlesAshmore@hotmail.co.uk

On the fund-raising front, Charlie Ashmore has continued the weekly on-line sporting predictor event where club members and supporters are invited to predict the outcome of several weekend sporting events. Winning entrants collect half the week’s stakes with the rest going to club funds. It has proved to be hugely successful and open to all the local community. So if you want some fun and support your local cricket club go to our Facebook page.

Graeme Whitcroft

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2021 is Census Year!

The Census, held every 10 years, will take place on Sunday 21st March 2021.

Information about how to complete the Census will start to land on residents’ doormats during the week of 22nd February, in the form of an advance notice postcard.  The information pack itself will arrive during the week of 3rd March.

NB:  This will be the first time that households/individuals will be able to complete their Census forms online, and a family member or trusted friend will be able to help those who don’t have internet access or are not used to doing things online. 

If you would prefer a hard copy form you will need to request this specifically, you will not automatically receive one.  The information pack will give instructions how to request a hard copy.

You’ll also be able to get help from the special Census Help Line (the number will be in your Information Pack).

What the census is

The census is a survey run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that gives a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales.  All kinds of organisations, from local authorities to charities, use the information to help provide the services we all need, including transport, education and healthcare.  Without the census, it would be much more difficult to do this.

By taking part, you’ll be helping make sure you and your community get the services needed now and in the future.

Find out more at www.census.gov.uk

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Maltsters Friday Take-away is back for February 2021-

Every Friday in February:

PUB CLASSICS

  • Ale battered Atlantic Haddock thick chips £10 (kids £4.80)
  • Maltsters Double Burger £10 (kids: £5.50) in a brioche bun, applewood cheddar, sweet fried  onions, tomato, salad & chips
  • Falafel Burger £10   in a brioche bun, houmous, salad, tomato & chips
  • Sourdough Guardiniera Pizza (10” x 7″) £10  organic tomato sauce, mozzarella, portobello mushroom, red onions, arnaud olives, dry oregano.     Vegan Guardiniera made with violife “cheese”

SPECIALS order by Thursday pm

  • Friday 12th Feb: Braised Brisket, creamy mash, bourguignon sauce, roasted root veg £12
  • Friday 19th Feb: Homemade Chicken Kiev, stuffed with herb butter, creamy mash, seasonal veg £12
  • Friday 26th Feb; Maltsters Chicken & Chorizo Pie,  creamy mash, seasonal veg & rich gravy £12

ON THE SIDE

chips   £2.75            skinny fries    £3                sweet potato fries   £3.50

 

WHEN TO ORDER?

  • Classics- Anytime on pubs Classics-
  • Specials– by Thursday night ideally to ensure  availability

HOW TO ORDER?

  • Call – 01327 700393 — Facebook message us
  • Email – maltsters@greenhousepubs.com
  • Online – maltsters shop-take away

WHEN & WHERE TO COLLECT?

  • We need your name &umber and collection time,
  • Collect 4.30 – 8pm – Friday (Outside the shop)
  • Payment online or on collection
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Motocross Meetings on Arbury Hill

The organisers of the motocross meetings at Staverton Lodge on Arbury Hill have notified the Parish Council of their intention (COVID restrictions permitting) to hold meetings on the following dates in 2021:

Sunday 11 April
Sunday 16 May
Sunday 20 June
Sunday 26 September
Sunday 24 October

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Badby and Farthingstone Cricket Club – January 2021

With the current lockdown restrictions the club are planning an online AGM using e-mail and Zoom for February. The club are looking to appoint some new officers in this time as they plan for the future and look to expand their activities given the increased support and interest they received last summer.

Club chairman Andy Nightingale is aiming to align the club with ECB modelling for governance to aid future development and apply for external project funding to support the move for attaining CASC (Community Amateur Sports Club) status.

It’s proposed to keep membership subscriptions at last year’s level – £50 full, £30 player, £20 social, £10 junior – with membership concessions also remaining at last year’s rates. This year’s membership period will cover up to April 2022 by which time the club hope they will have been able to able to offer some social events. Fingers crossed!

On the fund-raising front, club captain Charlie Ashmore has continued the weekly on-line sporting predictor event throughout the winter where club members and supporters are invited to predict the outcome of several weekend sporting events. Winning entrants collect half the week’s stakes with the rest going to club funds. It has proved to be hugely successful and open to all the local community.

So if you want to have some fun and support your local cricket club click here.

Graeme Whitcroft 

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Badby Bird Notes – January 2021 –

We have had three interesting visitors to the front garden recently.

A single fieldfare, presumably the same one, has spent a large part of every day for a month feeding on the apples lying on the ground (left). If any other birds dare to go near the apples, it chases them away (mainly blackbirds).

Just after Christmas a male blackcap appeared and fed on an apple while the fieldfare wasn’t looking. It hasn’t been seen again but a female blackcap (red-brown rather than black crown – right) has started to come into the garden and, despite constant attacks from the much larger fieldfare, keeps coming back for more apple.

Blackcaps that winter in this country come here from Central Europe. Fieldfares arrive from northern areas such as Scandinavia.

RP

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Cybercrime and Fraud Protection

Advice collated by the East Midlands Police Special Operations Unit and to raise awareness among businesses and the public

There has been an increasing trend of COVID-19 phishing and SMS text message scams, e.g.:

  • Fake URL links claiming to redirect you to the GOV.UK website to claim relief payments
  • Lockdown fines suggesting you have breached government regulations
  • Offers of health supplements that will prevent you from being infected
  • Financial support that appears to be from your bank
  • Fake text messages claiming to be from the NHS advising individuals that they are eligible to apply for vaccine, but requiring sensitive data such as financial information to make a payment

To protect yourself and those close to you:

  • Keep abreast of the news: As awful as it may seem, knowledge of attack methods and techniques will hone the ability to separate fact from fiction
  • Never click links within emails or text messages: Links take you to fake websites
  • Never call back using an unrecognised SMS phone number: This could lead you to speaking directly with a criminal or criminal organisation
  • Use official channels: For example, use GOV.UK to find relevant information about COVID support and support services. Once the official communication channels are known you can verify information and find out what the next steps are
  • Guard your data: A legitimate organisation won’t make unsolicited requests for sensitive information or payments. For example, the vaccine is only available on the NHS for free to people in priority groups. Use the official NHS app, only available from Google Play or Apple Store, for more information
  • Don’t give into pressure: If someone tries to coerce you into giving them sensitive information, end the conversation
  • Watch your digital footprint: Cyber criminals will use social media accounts and relevant websites to research you and make their scams more effective. Request the removal of unnecessary information and check your privacy settings for every account.

Please report all Fraud and Cybercrime to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or online.
Forward suspicious emails to report@phishing.gov.uk.
Report SMS scams by forwarding the original message to 7726 (spells SPAM on the keypad).

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