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As of 1 May 2021, has been replaced by a new website,

The new website incorporates all the favourite areas from and more

  • Badby Parish Council : details of meetings, minutes, members, planning and more
  • Community : In and around Badby, its history, clubs and societies, the church etc.
  • Diary : Community events, parish council meetings, village hall availability. 

You can also sign up on the new website for the News Update Service.

Please remember to change your Favourites/Bookmarks to the new website address.

Badby Parish Council would like to thank those who created this website back in 2013 and who have worked since then to keep it up to date with news and information about Badby Village, its history, clubs and societies, facilities and amenities.  However, following changes in website technology and legislation, it is time now to move to a more modern website platform.  We hope you will find just as useful and informative, and that you will support it in the same way.  A website is only ever as good as the input it receives from those who maintain it, visit it and contribute to it, whether from the local community or farther away, and we thank you for all that you do.  Richard Piner, Chairman.


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Notice of Poll – West Northamptonshire Council

List of Candidates

Elections will take place on 6 May for three Councillors to the Weedon and Woodford ward of the new West Northamptonshire Council (WNC). 

The WNC replaces both Daventry District Council and Northamptonshire County Council.

The Polling Station at Badby Village Hall will be open from 7 am to 10 pm, with COVID security measures in place. 

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Bluebell Teas

Unfortunately, because of the Covid restrictions, there will be no Bluebell teas in Badby Village Hall this coming May Day Bank holiday weekend.

We look forward to seeing you all next year.

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Cricket Club News – New Season Gets Uuderway –


With snowflakes falling, the wind blowing hard and the temperature struggling to get into double figures, the new cricket season began with an inter-club 10 a side friendly on Sunday 11 April.

The typically traditional English April weather did not stop a lively and entertaining affair taking place on the field with captain Charlie Ashmore’s XI winning the T20 match against vice-captain Steve Nelligan’s side.

The arrival of a mobile coffee van serving hot drinks and delicious sausage rolls was particularly welcome mid-innings. Other afternoon highlights included a promising innings from teenager Harry Osborne, members trying in vain to rescue a frisbee hoop from a tree near the pavilion and the appearance of a sun screen dispenser inside the changing rooms. Let’s hope we get the chance to use it this summer.

The season properly got under way last Sunday with an exciting away match at our good friends Eydon, B&FCC only being denied what would have been a deserved victory by an astonishing display of power hitting in the final few overs by home batsman Joe Cox.

Set to make 94 off 20 overs the home side struggled throughout against some excellent bowling, especially Ollie Webb who took four wickets with his left arm spin. With five overs left B&FCC were seemingly coasting to victory as Eydon slumped to 53-9. All that changed when Joe came to the wicket and proceeded to hit a succession of fours and sixes that left everyone gasping in admiration as he took his team to a one-wicket victory.

Off the field, vice captain Steve Nelligan has been appointed the club’s new welfare/safeguarding officer. Thanks to him for taking on this responsibility. Also joining, and a name that older cricket club players may remember, is Roger Wilson. Former Badby player is CEO of Northants recreational cricket, chairman of South Northants junior cricket league and a level 2 coach – welcome aboard Roger.


Sunday 25 April Shenley Church End (H).


    • Sunday 2  Spencer Bruerne (A),
    • Sunday 9   Braunston (H),
    • Sunday 16  Crick Lions (H),
    • Sunday 23    Abington (H),
    • Sunday 30  Blakesley (A).

All matches start at 2pm.

Graeme Whitcroft

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Northamptonshire Virtual Funding Fair 2021

Does your community group require funding for a project, new activities, play equipment, building repairs or more?  This opportunity is for community groups across Northamptonshire to listen to presentations from local and national funders who can help contribute towards their community projects.

The Northamptonshire Virtual Funding Fair will will take place from Tuesday 15 June to Thursday 17 June 2021 exclusively online (via Zoom) between 10am and 4pm.

There will be a number of presentations throughout the day however places are limited and you must book to reserve your place – details on booking and a schedule of presentations will be available soon.

Details on how to log in to the session will be emailed the day before the seminar. Please note, if you have not booked you will not be given access to the seminars.

This year’s Virtual Funding Fair has been organised by Northamptonshire Development and Funding Workers Network. 

For further information, please contact email

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Election of Parish Councillors for Badby

Nominations for elections to the Parish Council closed on Thursday, 8 April.  As there are nine seats on the Council and nine valid nominations were received, a contested ballot on 6 May is not required.  The Returning Officer of West Northamptonshire Council has issued the attached Notice of Uncontested Election, and the nine persons named have been duly elected Parish Councillors for Badby. 

The term of office of the new Council will start on Monday, 10 May and the existing Council will remain in office until that same date.  A warm welcome to the new councillors, and many thanks to those existing Councillors who did not stand for re-election, for their service and valued contributions during their time in office.

Local elections will still take place in Badby on Thursday 6th May, to elect 3 representatives for the Woodford and Weedon ward of the new unitary West Northamptonshire Council, and for the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.  Full details can be found on the West Northamptonshire Council website at .

Voting will take place on Thursday, 6 May at Badby Village Hall in a COVID-secure way.  If you do not wish to visit a polling station, you can apply to vote by post or proxy.  The deadline for applications for a postal vote is 5 pm on Tuesday, 20 April.  The deadline for applications for a proxy vote is 5 pm on Tuesday, 27 April. For more details see .

NB: Whichever way you wish to vote, you must be on the electoral register.  The deadline for registering to vote in the elections in May is Monday, 19 April.

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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

As requested through national bodies, a bell at Badby Church will be tolled half-muffled 99 times today (Sat. April 10) from Noon.

The bells will remain half-muffled for the next two Sunday service ringing and until after the funeral.

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Appeal for Information – Arson to Dower House

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding an act of Arson to The Dower House near Badby Woods.

This happened on Thursday 1st April 2021 from midnight – Saturday 3rd April 2021 to 7:30am

Did you witness anything?

Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?

Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?


Please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 Ref: 21000185089

To report a crime or incident, provide information or for advice, call 101 or visit

In an emergency, when there is a crime in progress or a life at risk, always call 999.

If you have evidential CCTV relating to this occurrence please send to quoting the reference number

To contact your Neighbourhood Team covering Daventry Town and surrounding villages they can be contacted on the following email:

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous.  These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

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Soup recipes –

The promised soup booklet is now available.  Members of our community have provided recipes of their favourite soups, and some have also given bread recipes, and the result is 28 pages of much-tried, delicious and successful soup and bread recipes.  Some lend themselves particularly well to the current cold weather; some will be more appropriate to the summer when we’ll appreciate iced soup.


If you would like a copy please email Judy Jordan (  We ask you to make a £5 donation to St. Mary’s Church in return, which can either be done in cash or by BACS.

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Census 2021 – Have you done it?

Now that we can meet up with friends and relatives, please check with older relatives and those who have been shielding that they have completed their census forms. 

If anyone has mislaid their unique access code, they can visit or call the Help Line on 0800 141 2021 to obtain a new code or ask for a paper form to be sent in the post.  

In addition, the Census Support Centre in Northampton is offering telephone support, and face-to-face help (by appointment only).  Call the Centre on 01604 446 1888. 

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