Extraordinary meeting of the Parish Council

A meeting has been called for Monday 24th September.  This is the agenda for the meeting.

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Change to the definition of a licensable House in Multiple Occupation

An important change in the definition of a licensable HMO will come into force on 1st October.  A notice published by Daventry District Council on the matter can be found here.

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Next meeting of Badby Parish Council

The next meeting will be held on Monday 10th September, starting at 7.30pm in the village hall.  Documents for the meeting are:


Draft minutes from July extraordinary meeting

Draft minutes from August extraordinary meeting

Members of the public are welcome to come along.


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Badby Fayre 2018 on Sept 2 –

Annual Show – Exhibits had to be set up in place between 8.30am and 10.15am in the village hall and marquee. After judging in the morning, it was open to everyone from 2pm to 4.30pm to see the exhibits and prize entries of fruit, vegetables, flower arrangements, photos, baking and jam making skills.

Presentations were made at 4.15pm.  Debbie Chandler won the Best in Show Cup and the Worshipful Company of Gardeners’ Certificate of Merit for Floral Art.  Karen and Alan Brown won the Felton Perpetual Cup and the RHS Banksian Medal for most points in floral, fruit and veg.  The new Sidney Hirons Cup for best potatoes went to Sue Ingham.  Other cups were awarded for flower arranging to Liz Hudson, garden produce to Zelda Shapter, Sue Papworth (for preserves) to Sanchia Redston, floral to T & L Bird, home produce (baking) to Lisa Jane Walls, photography to Karen Alexander, craftwork to Lynne Green, Christine Payne (children’s) to Ellie Burton and the Gardeners‘ Diploma for Excellence in Horticulture for a container of three fruits to Kate Kleiner.

Tea, coffee, squash and home-made cakes were on sale.

On The Green – The Fayre went Green on the Greens 1 – 5pm in aid of St Mary’s Church restoration in the afternoon.

There were stalls, Grand Prize Draw with a first prize of £250, children’s games and rides, entertainment and bouncy castles.



The Fun Dog Show ran from 2-4 pm.  The winners were:

  • Waggiest tail -Amy with Daisy
  • Loveliest  lady – Karen with Tess
  • Fabulous fella – Steph with Louie
  • Golden Oldie – Liz with Chachi
  • Obedience – Obi with Minnie
  • Junior handler – Hermione with Harley
  • Dog trick – Liz with Mia
  • Gorgeous puppy – Tayla with Simba
  • Sausage race – Jamie with Otter
  • Dog the judge wants to keep – Louan with Bella

There were stalls with homemade cakes, handcrafts, gifts, books, produce and more.  A bottle tombola and Chinese Raffle ran on the day.  Tea and cakes, hot outdoor food in The Windmill area, speciality beers and children’s games area at The Maltsters.

At the Church – The Ukeladies  played at 2.30pm and again at 4pm.  There was a new display about village history, one on what was found under the church floors and the Photo Club mounted a display of members’ work.

A quiz sheet which could be answered by walking from The Green and around the church was available with a prize going to the first correct answers drawn.  Tea, coffee and cake – and plenty of room to sit and rest in the comfort of our newly-reordered church.

Profits from The Green and the Church will go to the Church (building) Restoration Fund.


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Monthly coffee mornings at St Mary’s –

New village event!

Monthly coffee mornings at St Mary’s

Come and enjoy your morning coffee in the comfortable new layout of St Mary’s Church every third Tuesday of the month, from 10.30am till noon.  Half way between ea and Meet events!  There’ll be coffee, tea and of course cake, and conversation with other residents of Badby and our surroundings.  We’ll start on Tuesday 18th September, so come along and join us!  We look forward to seeing you.

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Brackley Morris Men –

The Brackley Morris Men will be dancing outside The Windmill on Bank Holiday Monday August 27 from 12.30pm.

The full programme for the weekend will be:

Sun 26th August Summer Tour

  • 2.00pm.                Old Red Lion Litchborough. NN12 8JF
  • 3.00pm.                Canons Ashby House. NN11 3SD
  • 4.00pm.                Star Inn, Sulgrave. OX17 2SA
  • 5.00pm.                The Greatworth Inn, Greatworth. OX17 2DT

Mon 27th August Summer Tour

  • 11.30am.              Countryman, Staverton. NN11 6JH
  • 12.30pm.           Windmill, Badby. NN11 3AN
  • 2.30pm.                Everdon Fete. NN11 3BL
  • 3.45pm.                Everdon Fete. NN11 3BL
  • 5.00pm.                Kings Arms, Farthingstone. NN12 8EZ
  • 6.00pm.                Old Red Lion Litchborough. NN12 8JF


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Badby Fayre ‘Bottle Tombola’ Collection on 25/8/18 –

Badby Fayre ‘Bottle Tombola’ Collection

Saturday 25 August 2018

Can you spare a bottle please for the BOTTLE TOMBOLA. This great fun and a great fund raiser for Badby Fayre on Sunday 2 September 2018. All proceeds go towards the Church Restoration Fund so if you can spare a full bottle, of any description, we will collect it from you on Saturday 25 August 2018. If you are not at home leave it on the doorstep and we would be very appreciative.

Items for the White Elephant Stall can be dropped with Peter Cooper (703292) but please call first.

At the Fayre Day there will be stalls, games, entertainment, bouncy castles, children’s rides, a fun dog show, stalls with homemade cakes and produce, and Grand Prize Draw with a 1st prize of £250 tickets on sale now.

Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/badbyfayre2018

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Badby bird notes for July 2018 –

Butterflies, rather than birds, have been noticeable around the village during the long summer heatwave. After seeing hardly any butterflies in our garden up until about the middle of June, there have been a huge variety of species seen including some unusual ones such as marbled white, small copper and even a single purple hairstreak.

Many of the birds visiting our feeders have been young ones including great spotted woodpecker and also a young siskin being fed by its parents.

Other bird highlights have included red kites regularly flying over the village, a firecrest in Badby Woods and a spotted flycatcher around a neighbour’s bird feeders.


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Radio Northampton follows the Nene –

On Monday, August 6, 2018 BBC Radio Northampton started a series following the River Nene from source at Badby through the county.

Until September 5, you can hear:

the start of the programme at i-player: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06d8m4p  from time 1:24:44 to 1:31:25

and an interview with John Warr outside the Windmill, just before the bin lorry went past, at i-player https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06d8m4p 1:54:45 till 1:59;25.

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Extraordinary meeting of Badby Parish Council

An extraordinary meeting has been called for Monday 13th August to discuss a number of planning applications and matters which cannot wait until the ordinary September meeting.  Here is the agenda for the meeting.

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