Thanks for entertaining us, Steve and Debs!
One or two red admiral butterflies appeared in our garden at the start of November but that was the last of any memories of summer and warm weather.
Since we started getting cold days in November, there has been a marked increase in the number and variety of birds on our feeders. Marsh tit, great-spotted woodpecker, nuthatch, house sparrow, greenfinch, goldfinch and chaffinch have joined the year round regulars such as blue, great and coal tits.
Other birds recently found in and around the garden have included goldcrest, treecreeper and pheasant as well as the odd winter thrush – fieldfare and redwing.
Councillor Gilford has asked me to let you know that bin collections have been severely disrupted today, and this will no doubt continue throughout the week. As we receive updates we are informing customers by FB and the website. Some collections are being attempted but safety of crews and public is the first priority.
Councillor Hills has also asked me to advise that there has been some disruption to the leisure centre due to staff being unable to get to work. Again we are advising people accordingly. It is open but with limited services.
If you require any further information regarding the above please do not hesitate to contact me.
Julie Lewis B.A (hons) M.Sc
Contracts and Performance Manager
Daventry District Council
Tel: 01327 302548
A message from Ian and Sheila Clabburn:
Don’t forget that it’s our annual and very popular Fête des Rois on Saturday 6th January 2018.
A good opportunity to share the last of your Christmas goodies and to burn off a few calories! Your chance to be king and queen for the night should not be missed.
As usual: The meal will be 6.30/7.00 pm onwards. There will be a short introduction to the dances for beginners and the Bal will start at around 8.30 or whenever we have finished eating!
Bring your friends, come for the meal. We are expecting a great evening!
Badby Village Hall The Green, Badby, Northants NN11 3AF
All Musicians/dancers/listeners welcome
All you need to do is…Bring a plate of food… for a shared meal (if you wish)Bring your own alcohol (or pub nearby)A whole evening’s entertainment for a mere £4!
**RSVP very much appreciated to email@example.com**
see you soon – Happy Christmas
Ian and Sheila
remember the Badby Parish Draft Neighbourhood Plan consultation finishes this Friday 6th December. So don’t forget to make your comments by Friday.
The plan and response form can be found here
The next meeting of the BPNP Steering Group will be held next Wednesday, 13th December in the Maltsters at 7:30. There are two slots on the agenda for public participation and all parishioners are welcome to attend.
For more information see the BPNP Agenda 13 December 2017 and draft BPNP Notes of meeting 1 November 2017
The next meeting will be held on Monday 11th December, starting at 7.30pm in the village hall. Below are the documents for the meeting:
Draft minutes November ordinary meeting
Draft minutes November extraordinary meeting.
Everyone is welcome to attend and raise any appropriate issues in the two public forum agenda items.
Ringers from the Daventry Branch of the Peterborough Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers held their monthly meeting at St Mary’s Church on Saturday, December 9.
There was ringing from 3.30pm until 5pm. Afterwards there were sandwiches, cakes and tea in the church. This was followed by a short business meeting. There was time spare until 7pm, for the bells to be rung again and left mouth upwards for Sunday ringing. This meant that the clock did not chime overnight.
At 7pm the annual ringers’ carol concert began. Prayers were led by our Rector, the Revd. Sue Faulkner. The ten carols were accompanied on the organ by member the Revd. Michael Haighton and the branch musical ensemble comprising a Clavinova, flute, viola, clarinet and tuba. There were six short items between the carols from different tower teams. One villager accepted the invitation to come along!
The consultation period regarding the Parish Neighbourhood Plan comes to an end on Friday December 8th.
There is one final ‘drop-in session on Saurday 2nd December between 2:00 and 4:00 in the village hall for anyone who has missed the 3 previous sessons, or would simply like a further look at the plan. Members of the Neighburhood Plan Group will be in attendance to answer any questions.
The full text of the plan can be found here
Come along to the Village Hall on Friday 15th December, 7:00 for 7:30 start on making your own Christmas wreath or table decoration. Demonstrations and guidance from Chris Littlewood and Mince pies, raffle and refreshments to keep you going.
It promises to be a fun evening and all are welcome to join in.
For more details see BDHS Xmas Wreath and decoration poster