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Next meeting of Badby Parish Council

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 14th August.  All the papers required for the meeting can be found here.  These documents are the agenda, the draft minutes from the ordinary July meeting, the draft minutes from the extraordinary July meeting and the Village Confines paper which has been updated from the version circulated in July.

The co-option of a councillor to the fill the vacancy created will be on the agenda.  If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, please do come along to the meeting.  If you need any information or have any questions about what it means to be a Parish Councillor, then please don’t hesitate to speak to either the Clerk or any current Parish Councillors.

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Badby and Fawsley WI

At the meeting this Thursday, 10th August, the well known BBC Radio Northampton gardening expert, Jonnie Amos, will be  sharing his experiences and tips with us on how to get colour into our gardens. Come along to Badby Village Hall at 7:30 to share in what will be an interesting evening. Visitors always welcome.

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Coming Soon….

to Badby and District Film Society. See details of the films for August and September here

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Badby Parish Neighbourhood Plan

The next meeting of the Badby Parish Neighbourhood Plan group will be on Wednesday 9th August at 7:30 in the Windmill Inn, Badby. All Parishioners are invited to attend and there are 2 slots on the agenda for their participation. BPNP Agenda 9 August 2017 and  Notes of last meeting on June 28th.

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Co-option of Parish Councillor

Due to a vacancy having arisen, Badby Parish Council will be co-opting to fill the vacancy.  This could happen at the next meeting to be held on Monday 14th August.  Anyone interested in becoming a Parish Councillor can speak to the Clerk or any serving Parish Councillor to find out what it entails.  A copy of the official procedural notice of co-option can be found here and will be displayed on the Parish noticeboards.

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You may remember a village photograph was taken nearly 30 years ago for the Badby Fare cookbook ……










Well, we are taking another for the new cookbook Badby Bake Off!

Come along on Friday, August 18 at 5.30pm outside St Mary’s Church porch (the same place as last time) to be a part of the photo: all Badby people included, the more the merrier … grannies and grandpas, mums and dads, aunties and uncles and cousins, children and babies!

The book is coming along well and will be ready for printing soon. Don’t miss this golden opportunity to be part of village history.


At the “Then and Now” Exhibition at the Church on Sept 2 and 3 the History Group aim to gather the identity of each of the people in the early photo.  Please help if you can!

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Bells –

We had a visit on Wednesday August 2 from Jon Pallin, whose grandfather  was Farrer Pallin. His great aunt Lily Pallin donated the treble bell in 1931.  The inscription on the bell reads:






Lily Elizabeth Pallin was the daughter of Ellen and Sam Pallin.  She was Badby organist from 1924-1944, and died in 1957.  She was the last inhabitant of The Lantern House after which it became derelict until its restoration in 1981-2.  Sam and Ellen Pallin are buried in Dodford churchyard. Sam died aged 40 in 1888 and Ellen died in Badby in 1916 after a long illness.  Sam was a vet with the army at Weedon barracks.

Towcester Branch of the Diocesan Guild of Bellringers rang St Mary’s Church bells on Saturday, August 12 from 10am – 10.45am.  This was the start of their morning ringing outing after which they hope to ring on Charwelton and Byfield bells.

Anyone interested in finding out more about bells and bellringing will be welcome at the tower any Wednesday between 6.30 – 9pm throughout August.


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Badby bird notes for June/July 2017

The house martins from the nest under our eaves have now fledged and we’re waiting to see if the parents will start on a second brood.  Other young birds in and around the garden have included blackbird, robin, song thrush, goldfinch, blue tit and wren.

The skies over Badby have been busy with swallows, house martins and swifts. Recently there were also as many as twenty ravens at once circling high in the sky above.

Since the buddleia came into bloom, we have had many butterflies on its flowers including red admiral, small tortoiseshell, peacock and also the occasional comma and painted lady.


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The tallest sunflower?

Growing happily(?) out of the south aisle wall at St Mary’s Church!

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