Bluebell Weekend – Sunday and Monday 5th & 6th May –
cream teas and homemade cakes in Badby Village Hall from 1 – 5pm on both days, when the bluebells should be in full bloom in Badby Woods.
Proceeds to Village Hall maintenance.
Proceeds to Village Hall maintenance.
With the new season starting on Sunday, May 5 at Stoke Bruerne our newly-formed club has been busy getting organised for the testing summer ahead.
After the winter’s hard work put in by the ground staff the playing area is in good order. Practice strips are being prepared for temporary nets whilst a permanent practice net area is arranged for later in the summer. Once nets are established the club will announce weekly net sessions for current members and those wishing to join.
A finance sub-committee was put in place, consisting of treasurer Chris Prastka, Mike Constant and Graeme Whitcroft. Their immediate task is to establish priorities for the year, main areas being club running costs, regular income streams, capital expenditure items and grants. Social and community sub-committee members are to be announced soon.
With new plans on the horizon for the club’s annual Patrons’ Day in July, its much-loved predecessor the “hotly contested” Seniors v Juniors match has been moved to Sunday, September 8 after which there will be an end-of-season barbecue.
The club is affiliated to the ECB and Northants Recreational Cricket and draws its players from the local area, growing steadily thanks to the efforts of the local community, club committee and players who enjoy the social nature of the cricket played on the pitch and the relaxed family atmosphere off it.
The club welcomes anyone in the area – young, old, male, female – who want to enjoy a game of cricket or simply support this family-friendly club. Matches usually take place on a Sunday afternoon with the occasional midweek fixture.
Please contact either Phil Hall (07710 850353) or Graeme Whitcroft (07793 980500) if you are interested in joining us.
All matches start at 2pm.
Following the initiative suggested by the British Ambassador to France, Edward Llewellyn, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York are today [April 16] encouraging, where possible, all cathedrals and churches across England to toll a bell for 7 minutes at 7pm this Thursday, April 18 as a mark of solidarity following the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral on April 15.
A bell will be tolled at Badby at 7pm as requested.
See poster here BDHS Floral Bee Flower Pot Challenge
The next meeting will be held on Monday 8th April at 7.30 pm in Badby Village Hall. Please find below links to the documents relating to the meeting:
Members of the public are invited to come along to the meeting and address the Parish Council during the Public Participation agenda item.
Spring is here (we hope) and we are pleased to announce that the next Bal will be held on Saturday, April 27 in Badby Village Hall , The Green, Badby, Northants NN11 3AF.
The meal will be from 7.00 pm onwards. There will be a short introduction to the dances for beginners and the Bal will start at around 8.30 pm or whenever we have finished eating!
Bring your friends, come for the meal. We are expecting a great evening!
We are looking for musicians to come and play. Bring an instrument and get in for free. We will expect you to play it as well, of course. RSVP appreciated.
All Musicians/dancers/listeners welcome
All you need to do is…
A whole evening’s entertainment for a mere £4!
**** RSVP very much appreciated at firstname.lastname@example.org ****
Going for a walk around the woods a week after my last visit, when I saw no bluebells out, I now saw hundreds of them: no carpet of blue yet but easy to spot flowers in several parts of the wood. There were also lots more wood anemones and wood sorrel out. It just goes to show that with a bit of good weather at this time of year things can change rapidly!
I heard a couple of chiffchaffs singing (summer visitors) and also about ten nuthatches! Butterflies were on the wing again including brimstone, tortoiseshell and peacock. So quite a contrast – I even heard a tawny owl at two o’clock in the afternoon!
Of course it will only take a bit of cool, dull weather to slow everything down again.
There was insufficient room in the April edition of the LINK to include the full church cleaning rota, so here it is:
w/b 1: Gill Nelson, Lib Chapman, Jo Hind, Sue Berry
w/b 8: Ann Cotton, Monique Shortt, Ann Syred
w/b 15: Helen Morris, Sally Byrne, Ann Skinner
w/b 22: Jan Cooper, Moira Cooper, Judy Jordan
w/b 29: Gill Nelson, Lib Chapman, Jo Hind, Sue Berry
For further information please contact Gill Nelson, The Cottage, Church Hill.