Our house martin nest successfully produced a second brood at the beginning of September. There is little sign of the visiting summer migrants around the village now. I did recently hear a chiffchaff singing though.
There is little bird song to be heard in autumn with the notable exception of the robin. Robins are very territorial and their song through the autumn is for the purpose of defending their individual territories. After Christmas they will start to pair up again and so the male’s song at this time is to advertise the fact that they are there and available to female birds. Pairs are then formed, sharing a territory but don’t generally start to breed until early spring. The only time robins don’t sing is when they are moulting around July.
There will be a gathering of volunteers on Sunday 22nd October. If you’re able to, please meet outside the village hall at 10.00am and there’ll be a list of repair and maintenance jobs to be done in and around the village. It’s just for 2 hours so any time you can give will be very much appreciated.
Do come along – anyone and everyone welcome.
Council officers can’t be everywhere at all times, so we rely on local residents and parish councillors to keep us informed on what is going on in the District, so that we can take appropriate action.
It is easy to report issues of concern via our new look website, which has recently been revised to make it easier to access via telephones and tablets as well as personal computers and laptops.
We’re particularly keen to hear about any fly tipping – especially if local residents have seen the culprits. We’ve had some success lately prosecuting perpetrators, which all helps deter others from doing the same.
You can use online reporting via our website at any time, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone our switchboard Monday to Friday to tell us about any environmental crime, neighbour nuisance, full litter bins, antisocial behaviour, overgrown hedges and all sorts of other issues. You can also report any problems that may need more of a multi-agency approach for resolution such as problem parking.
An extraordinary meeting of the Parish Council, has been called to discuss a number of planning applications. The agenda for the meeting lists these out.
There are still places available for the free training course on Tuesday 17th October between 7pm and 9pm in Badby village hall. If you’d like to come along, please contact Sharon Foster on email@example.com. Everyone welcome.
Don’t forget the meeting this Thursday, 12th October is the AGM followed by a fish and chip supper.
Also a chance to declutter your kitchen cupboards and bring along your no-longer required household items and exchange them for something you always wanted at our WI Swish.
Details of the films being shown in October can be found here
All welcome on Monday October 9 from 2-4pm in the Village Hall to the next Stitch, Knit and Natter.
An opportunity for stitchers to get together and enjoy each other’s company, support and ideas. Some of us knit, some crochet, some sew and some practice other crafts and skills.
£1.50 per session, tea and biscuits included.
Don’t forget Tea and Meet tomorrow, 6th October in the Village Hall 2.00 – 3.30.
The trees on The Green will be changing colour and our cakes too will have a flavour of autumn using some fruits of the season. Do come and try some or bring a cake of your own to share.
There’s no charge, we just want your company.
Before the builders start work on the floor repairs and improvements in St Mary’s Church, 25 people came along on Sunday, October 15. Starting with an hour’s guided tour of the heritage of each part of the inside of the 14th century building. Cups of tea were available while the first of three groups climbed the tower for a look at the ringing, clock and bell chambers before emerging through the awkward trap-door onto the roof in just the right weather. There was an additional guided visit to outside graffiti and notable tombs.
Further tours will be advertised in future.