Waste and recycling changes – What household need to know

 Bin collection days will change across Daventry District from Monday, 4 June. Until that date, please continue to follow your current collection schedule – for example, if you are due a black bin collection on Saturday, 2 June, please continue to present this.

Please look out for a waste and recycling information booklet in the post, which are expected to hit doormats later this week (w/c 21 May). This includes details of your new collection day from 4 June and your calendar for the year ahead. If you have not received this booklet by 31 May, please contact us.

You can also check your new collection day on our website – search for your postcode at www.daventrydc.gov.uk

  • From the week beginning 4 June 2018, you will receive the following service:

1 weekly food waste collection

2 weekly mixed recycling collection in a new blue-lidded wheelie bin

3 weekly general waste black bin collection

+ Plus an optional two-weekly garden waste service for an annual fee of £35 a year.

  • If you wish to continue having your garden waste collected fortnightly from 4 June, you will need to sign up for the new chargeable garden waste service and pay an annual fee of £35. You can sign up at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/gardenwaste or by calling 0345 218 5215.
  • New blue-lidded wheelie bins are currently being delivered to each home in the district for the new fortnightly recycling collection starting on 4 June. If you have not received your new bin by 31 May, please contact us – email recycling@daventrydc.gov.uk or call 01327 871100.
  • For the majority of homes in Daventry District, brown bin collections during the week beginning 21 May will be the last ones before the new opt-in garden waste service begins. Brown bins will not be emptied after 4 June from homes that have not registered for the new service.
  • From 2 June you will be able to download a free app to check your collection days and set reminders and notifications on your mobile or tablet. Search for Daventry District Council in the Google Play and the Apple Store.
  • To find out more about the service changes and to read a range of FAQs, visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/binchanges


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Don’t miss Badby Open Gardens this Sunday

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Badby Bal – 30 juin 2018

The next Badby Bal will be on Saturday, June 30 in the village hall, The Green, Badby NN11 3AF or park in NN11 3AX.

The meal will be 6.30 – 7pm onwards. As usual, there will be a short introduction to the dances for beginners. Sheila can’t make this one, so  Julian Stanley has kindly agreed to step in. The Bal will start at around 8.30pm or whenever we have finished eating!

Bring your friends, come for the meal. We are expecting a great evening!

I would be very pleased to see MORE MUSICIANS – do come along, armed and  ready to play if you can.

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 appreciated to ian.clabburn@yahoo.co.uk

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St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project report #14

Monday April 30: Received the amended Faculty allowing two skeletons to be removed from site for analysis and returned for reburial within three months.

Tuesday May 1:  It was agreed for archaeologists to start in the porch on May 9 and the builder to return on May 21.



Tuesday, May 8: The new stackable chairs were delivered by Irish Church Seating.



Wednesday: Archaeologist Carol and assistant Sarah  started on the porch at 8am.

The cctv system was used live in the ringing room at ringing practice for the first time – a good picture in daylight and in the dark.

Thursday: First skeleton revealed in March, was bagged, labelled and removed.  Two more adult skeletons were excavated: that nearest the church door has a skull cut across the face apparently in levelling the floor when building the porch in the C16 and the middle one has its skull under the west porch wall and it will remain there.  Neither appears to have any rib cage bones.  These two and an infant (alongside the legs) appear to be buried in dug out pockets. The middle one shows a changed colour of soil indicating a coffin.  The two skeletons were removed and bagged limb by limb.

Friday: The child skeleton was excavated and has a small headstone, the top of which may have been removed when levelling the ground for constructing the porch in the C16. 



The earth between the two adult skeletons was removed thus making good progress in getting down to the base level needed for the new porch floor. Anna was assisting Carol today.

Susan filmed for Facebook St Mary, Badby with detailed commentary by Carol – see it at https://www.facebook.com/351896091598579/videos/1637301529724689/ 

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Revised agenda for Annual Meeting of Badby Parish Council

Further to yesterday’s post, the agenda for next Monday’s meeting has been revised to take into account further correspondence which is expected to be received regarding Badby School’s planning application.  Here is the revised agenda.


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Annual Meeting of Badby Parish Council

The Annual Meeting of Badby Parish Council will be held on Monday 14th May.  Here is the agenda for the meeting.  The background papers will be published tomorrow.


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BDHS Annual Spring Plant Sale

Badby & District Horticultural Society will be holding their annual Plant Sale in Badby Village Hall on Sunday 13 May, from 2-4.30.  There will be stands from local nurseries, plants grown and donated by members and homemade cakes and refreshments for sale.  Why not visit for a fun afternoon out.


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Bluebell Teas

On Sunday, May 6 and Monday, May 7, traditional cream teas and home-made cakes will be available in the Village Hall from 1 – 5 pm on both days. Proceeds will go to Village Hall maintenance.

The bluebells are already providing a carpet of blue in Badby Woods. So why not combine a walk in the woods with a visit to the Village Hall for refreshments. Or just come for the cream teas and cakes.

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Tea and Meet

May’s Tea and Meet is in the Village Hall on Friday, May 4 at 2pm.

Come and celebrate the arrival of Spring, it will surely be here by then.

Come along, eat cake and celebrate!

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Badby bird notes for April 2018

Siskins continued to appear in our garden until about half way through April. They probably thought it was still winter!

I couldn’t find any bluebells out in Badby Woods in early April but the recent spell of warm weather has allowed things to catch up somewhat. The woodland floor now displays its familiar spring carpet of blue.

Blackcaps and chiffchaffs have been in evidence, singing, since the end of March. They have recently been joined by willow warblers. One or two swallows and house martins have been seen flying over but it’s still a bit early for nesting to start.



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