BPNP meeting

The next meeting of the Badby Parish Neighbourhood Plan steering group will be held on Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 7:30pm at The Maltsters.

You can download the  Agenda  and  Notes of the last meeting, there are 2 spots on the agenda for public participation and all parishioners are welcome to attend.

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Police relaunch free message alert system to help keep communities safe – sign up today!

Northamptonshire Police has relaunched a free message alert system, to help people living and working in Northamptonshire be much better informed about crime and police activity in their local area, and help keep their communities safe.

The messaging service, called Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert (formerly known as Community Connect), now has greater functionality than previously, allowing frontline police officers to send alert messages direct from their mobile devices to thousands of local people. They will be able to do this in real-time while they are out and about policing the county.

The alert service is free and simple to activate by registering at www.northamptonshireneighbourhoodalert.co.uk and is available to anyone living or working in Northamptonshire.

After signing up to the messaging system, people will receive regular alerts from Northamptonshire Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other partner organisations, keeping them up to date and informed about crime and issues relevant to them and the area where they live or work.

Alerts are received either by email, text message or voice message – whichever suits. People will also be given the option of what they want to receive alerts about, and how often – you will only receive messages about topics that you have selected.

Chief Inspector Lara Alexander-Lloyd said: “Our communities play a crucial part in helping us prevent and detect crime and anti-social behaviour. Police officers and PCSOs will be regularly sending out message alerts via Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert, appealing for help, highlighting suspicious activity, offering crime prevention advice, and keeping people up to date about general police work and safety events.

This re-launched community messaging tool means we can now do this in real time, with officers sending out alerts via mobile devices while they are still out on patrol. This allows information to be shared really quickly and much more directly with the public about crime and activity in their specific locality, helping us to involve and protect the community much more.

If for example, there has been a spate of distraction burglaries in a particular district or an increase in vehicle crime, we can tell people immediately. So they can better protect themselves and be more alert to any potential threats and risks. We can also very quickly share descriptions of suspects or appeal for witnesses – giving us a greater chance of arrest.

We already have more than 10,000 people signed up to the alert system and we want many, many more to register and receive information from Northamptonshire Police and our partners. By working together, we can make Northamptonshire a safer place to live and work and help to protect people from harm.”

Signing up to the messaging service is really simple and quick. The alert system is completely secure and registration is free. To register with Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert visit www.Northamptonshireneighbourhoodalert.co.uk .

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Badby & Fawsley WI

The next meeting of the WI will be this Thursday, 11th January at 7:15 for 7:30 in Badby Village Hall. Our speakers will be talking about a “Medley of charities”.

Don’t forget subscriptions are due and also the voting slips for the 2018 resolutions, so look out December’s copy of WI Life.

New members are always welcome, for more information contact our membership secretary, Kate , on 01327 700544.

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Proposed roadworks to the A361

Northamptonshire Highways are requiring to carry out works to the above carriageway which will including repairs, gully emptying, lining and other associated works.  To carry out the tasks safely will require that the road is closed overnight for one night per section (20.00 to 06.00) and it is expected to commence on the 22nd January with Drayton Way.

Section 1 – Drayton Way between Braunston Road and Northern Way can be viewed here https://roadworks.org?tm=104408925
Section 2 – is the A361 north from Northern Way to the A5 and can be viewed here https://roadworks.org?tm=104409008
Section 3 – is the A361 south from Stefan Way to Charwelton Road and can be viewed here https://roadworks.org?tm=104409103
Section 4 – is from Charwelton Road to Culworth Road, Chipping Warden and can be viewed here https://roadworks.org?tm=104409171
Section 5 – is the final sections of the A361 between Culworth Road and the County boundary at Chacombe which can be viewed here https://roadworks.org?tm=104413274

There is potential for these dates to change and I would recommend viewing roadworks.org for the most up to date information.

If you require more information about the works please contact Martin Finnerty on 01604 883400.

Regards,

Gary Thorp
Regulations Team Leader
Northamptonshire Highways

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Badby Church Pew Platforms Project –

The contractors have delayed their start by a week to Monday, January 15, 2018 but still expect to finish by Easter.

Work will take place throughout the building and outside, so the contractors will have to restrict access for safety reasons. Most services will be held in the Chancel with entry through the small door nearer Church Green. Look out for direction signs.

The work includes:

  • the sloping of the entrance path, starting February 12 and porch to remove one step and then
  • construct a platform one step high over the back half of the nave and aisles and
  • provide a second slope from it to the central aisle, thus providing a common step-less route into the church for pedestrians, wheelchairs and buggies. 

The platform will obviate the need to repair two of the five pew floors directly and provide a unified flat floor for the provision of chairs and tables to replace the pews at the back half of the Church. This will allow furniture to be laid out to meet many different events.

At the same time, we shall

  • renew the structure of the front pew floors,
  • refit those pews,
  • repair the vestry floor,
  • move the font (w/c January 29) to a more central position from the current position where it partially obstructs the entrance area,
  • replace the electrical heating system and
  • from February 26, improve the storm drainage around the entrance to the porch.

 Please take heed of contractor’s signs and fencing!

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Next meeting of Badby Parish Council

The next meeting will be held on Monday 8th January. Below are documents for the meeting:

Agenda

Background Papers

Members of the public are welcome to attend where there are  items on the agenda for public participation.

 

 

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BPNP Parish Consultation update

The Badby Plan Draft Neighbourhood Plan consultation finished on the 8th December. Thank you to all parishioners who attended the Open Day or drop in sessions and to those who made an official response.

The BPNP Steering Group will now be considering all responses received, making any changes to the plan considered appropriate and then submitting the Neighbourhood Plan to Daventry District Council.

The Consultation Statement, submitted to DDC with the plan, will contain responses to official comments submitted during the consultation. This statement will be available on this website and the DDC website after the plan has been submitted to the Council.

 

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Badby and District Photo Club

Extend your interest in photography and hear about the work of professionals and fellow enthusiasts. Hear Philip Joyce present his photographs and talk to the heading photographic Short Stories

7.30 Wednesday 3rd January 2018, Badby Village Hall. Further details from www.badbyphotoclub.org.uk

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Films for January

Details of Badby & District Film Society’s showings for January can be found here.

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Badby & District Photo Club –

Photo Club  members meet for 8pm in the village hall on Wednesday, January 3, to hear Philip Joyce present his photographs and talk about short stories.

Visitors are welcome to attend this special talk with further information from the secretary on 01327 876370.

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