Badby & Fawsley WI celebrates its Centenary with a gift to the Community

To celebrate its Centenary (1918-2018) Badby & Fawsley WI decided to mark the occasion by providing a bench for the Community to enjoy. On Friday, February 15, 2019, President Kathy Day, assisted by former President Kate Earley, cut the ribbon with members of the WI and Parish Council looking on. The Parish Council erected the bench on the village green by Chapel Lane, a popular spot for walkers returning from Badby woods.





Seated L-R: Ann Skinner, Treasurer; Kathy Day, President and Kate Earley, former President

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Change of venue for this week’s WI meeting

The meeting on Thursday 14th February of Badby & Fawsley WI will be in the new social area of St. Mary’s Church, Badby. The meeting starts at 7:15 and all are welcome to join these lively meetings.

The change of venue is for February only whilst the Village Hall is undergoing work on a new kitchen.

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Coming soon…

View the films for February being shown in the Village Hall by Badby & District Film Society

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St Mary’s Church – Cleaning and Flowers –

Unfortunately there was insufficient space this month in the LINK for these two charts!


w/b 4  Gill Nelson, Lib Chapman, Neville Snell

w/b 11  Ann Cotton, Monique Shortt, Ann Skinner

w/b 18  Helen Morris, Sally Byrne, Win Roddis, Ann Syred

w/b 25  Jan Cooper, Moira Cooper, Judy Jordan.



February 9 & 16: Ann Cotton & Monique Shortt

February 23 & March 2: Karen Brown.



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Bells ringing –

A visiting team of bellringers will be visiting several towers in this area on Saturday (February 9).  They aim to ring a quarter peal, in which each bell will be rung 1,260 times in different orders of changes, taking just under an hour at each.

They will ring our bells from 6.30pm.


The quarter peal at Badby was duly rung in 49 minutes – see details here.

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BDHS Wine tasting evening

The next event for Badby & District Horticultural Society is a Wine tasting evening with Majestic wines on Friday 15th March in Badby Village Hall.

Ticket price includes a home made quiche buffet and the wine tasting. Price £8.50 members and £10.50 non-members. Please book tickets by 28th February at the latest by contacting Angela Waldock 01327 438006,

Further information can be found here

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Village Hall kitchen refurbishment

Work starts this Monday, 3rd February, on the refurbishment of the Village Hall kitchen. It is anticpated that the work will last four full weeks.

The hall will not available during weekdays until 6pm  but will be available evenings and weekends without kitchen facilities.
During this period there will be no access to the kitchen or committee room at any time.

If you are planning on attending activities or events in the Hall during February please check with the organiser as to the venue.

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Tea and Meet TODAY

A lovely snowy day for a brisk walk to Badby Village Hall for Tea and Chat. 2-3.30pm.

Heating wil be On and fresh tea and coffee brewing. So Boots on …..


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New Rector? –

The Archdeacon of Northampton, the Ven. Richard Ormston, will meet members of the five Knightley Parishes‘ parochial church councils to explain the options available in respect of funding a new rector and seeking views.

The meeting on Monday, February 4 in St Mary’s Church (- not the village hall as shown in the LINK) at 6.45pm for 7pm  is open to members of the congregations and any others who would like to go along.

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BPNP Referendum results

Following a successful referendum result the Badby Parish Neighbourhood Plan has now been made and forms part of the Development Plan for Daventry District.

The declaration of results of the referendum held on Thursday 24th January 2019 was 90.2% voting Yes and 9.3% voting No. There was a 43% turnout.

A big thank you to all parishioners who turned out on a very cold and icy day and thanks to all those involved in the production of the plan over the last four years.

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