Flower Pot Challenge winner –

There were 14 entries for the innovative competition that Badby Floral Bee’s Liz Hudson set up for the Horticultural Society’s Plant Sale.

Jackie Peel’s entry, representing the the ‘Knit Wits’ who knit for charity and mental health groups, was judged the winner.

All the entries were displayed on window sills around the church when teas were being served on NGS Open Gardens Day on May 26.

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French Bal on June 8 –

We are pleased to announce that the next Bal will be held on Saturday 8th June. This will be our last one until Autumn and we hope that as many of you as possible can make it.

The meal will be 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!

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 from musicians  appreciated at  <ian.clabburn@yahoo.co.uk>.

Badby Village Hall,  The Green, Badby, 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 <ian.clabburn@yahoo.co.uk>

See you soon!

Ian and Sheila

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Coffee morning and – 

The monthly coffee morning in St Mary’s Church will be on Tuesday (May 21) from 10.30am to  12 noon.

Villagers and walkers will be welcomed for coffee, tea, home-made cake and chat. 


There will be a guided tour to the top of the tower at 12 noon for those sufficiently fortified with tea and cake.

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Great start to season for new Badby and Farthingstone Cricket Club –

With two wins from their opening couple of matches, the new season could not have got off to a better start for B&FCC with a seven wicket victory at Spencer Bruerne followed by a comprehensive 99-run win at Eydon.

In the first match, captained by vice Stephen Nelligan in the absence of Charlie Ashmore, B&FCC fielded first restricting the home side to 144 all out with Ed Hall taking three wickets. Visiting openers Paul Picton and Chris Pratska then survived a torrid first few overs against a lively home attack before gaining control with a series of powerful blows.

The home side could only watch as the opening pair put on 50 at around six runs an over. The foundation having been laid Kieran Bennett, Jordan Shingler and Colin Scott proceeded to keep up the pace, with Colin hitting the winning runs with ten overs to spare.

Man of the match: Paul Picton.

The trip to Eydon saw Chris Pratska (25), Stephen Nelligan (71)  and Jordan Shingler help to put 196 (all out) on the board with able lower order support from Peter Mayne. The latter then tore the heart out of the home batting with 3 early wickets, Andy Nightingale chipping in with two, as the home side subsided to 97 all out.

Man of the match: Stephen Nelligan.

Off the field too there have been several developments with a new club badge decided on and grant approval for 4 benches and 4 ‘pub type’ picnic tables.

After all the work that has been done on the ground in the winter it was good to get a visit from Roger Wilson, Managing Director of Northants Recreational Cricket Board and  chairman of SNJCL .

He said: “I’m delighted that the Badby cricket ground is being used again. It’s great to see a local club forming in light of recent local club closures. I was very impressed with the work that’s been done on the playing area when I visited the ground a few weeks ago and the enthusiasm of the club members there.

“Here’s looking forward to the next few years and the development of B&FCC. I have a close affinity with the ground having played my very first game there a few, well quite a few, years ago.”

There are two more matches this month, both at home. June starts with an away game at Braunston (June 3), followed by the return fixture at home to Spencer Bruerne (June 9), then away at Mears Ashby (June 16) with two home fixtures to finish off the month (Pattishall, 23rd and Crick Lions on the 30th)

Until next time.

You can catch up with all the latest news on the club’s Facebook page. Go to Badby & Farthingstone Cricket Club.  Please contact either Phil Hall (07710 850353) or  Graeme Whitcroft (07793 980500) if you are interested in joining us.

Graeme Whitcroft

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Five gardens were open in the afternoon of Sunday, May 19 from 2 – 6pm in Badby.  Many people came along to enjoy the gardens.

The gardens were at Trifidia, Shakespeares CottageSouthview Cottage, The Old House  and for the first time Chapel House.  Click on the house name for full details.

Admission to all gardens £5, free for children. All proceeds from visiting the gardens go to NGS which is the most significant funder of nursing charities in the country, supporting The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Carers Trust, Hospice UK, Perennial, Parkinson’s UK and other guest charities.

Teas and delicious home-made cakes were provided in nearby St Mary’s Church, and the £826 resulting proceeds will go to church funds.

The 14 entries for the Badby Bee Flower Pot Challenge entered at the Plant Sale on Sunday May 11, were on show on the church window ledges.

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Flower Pot Challenge

Enter Floral Bee’s  FLOWER POT CHALLENGE being held at the BDHS Plant Sale on Sunday 12th May.

Raise awareness of your group, activity, event or special interest.

Create a display in a ‘flower pot’ related to your cause and bring it to the Village Hall by the 1:30pm at the start of the Sale.

Visitors to the Plant Sale will be invited to view the exhibits and cast a vote on their favourite.

Entry £2 per pot.   Winner receives Plant Pot Trophy.

More infornation on the Flower Pot Challenge

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2019 Annual Meeting – Badby Parish Council

The Annual Meeting of Badby Parish Council will be held on Monday 13th May at 7.30 pm in Badby Village Hall.  Please find below the agenda for the meeting, together with the draft minutes of the April meeting:

Agenda – 2019 Annual Meeting
Draft Minutes April Meeting

Members of the public are welcome to attend and to address the Parish Council during the Public Participation agenda item.

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Badby & Fawsley WI

This Thursday, 9th May, Badby & Fawsley WI Drama Group present yet another scintillating and talented production for us all to enjoy plus of course, discussions on the Resolutions. Not to be missed.

The evening starts at 7:30 in Badby Village Hall. Do come along, visitors are always very welcome.


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Horticultural Society Plant Sale 12th May

Our annual spring plant sale is on Sunday, 12th May, 1.30 – 4pm, at Badby Village Hall.

  • Home-grown and local nursery plants including flowers, vegetables and shrubs
  • New this year: hanging baskets
  • Badby Floral Bee’s Flowerpot Challenge
  • Home-made cakes and refreshments

All welcome!

If you would like any further information about the plant sale or about the Society, please contact Hilary Mensah on 704797 or hily.warburton@gmail.com  

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Northants Waste Partnership Media Release – Let’s Work Together to SCRAP Fly-Tipping

People across Northamptonshire are being urged to follow the S.C.R.A.P code as part of a county-wide campaign to crack down on fly-tipping.

The code serves as a reminder of the checks to make when arranging disposal of waste items, in order to ensure they are dealt with responsibly and do not end up being dumped in our towns and countryside.

It is being promoted in a bid to reduce the number of fly-tipping incidents taking place across the county each year. Councils in Northamptonshire dealt with 22,000 fly-tips in 2017/18, at a cost of around £750,000 to the tax payer in collection and disposal costs.

The new campaign is being led by the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership and is backed by all of the councils in Northamptonshire, as well as Northamptonshire Police, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, the Environment Agency and the National Farmers’ Union.

It warns residents that failing to take reasonable steps to ensure their waste is disposed of responsibly could result in them facing an unlimited fine or, in serious cases, prison.

Leaving waste items on the street for others to take, outside of a closed Household Waste Recycling Centre, or next to a street litter bin are all examples of fly-tipping for which the punishments apply.

The campaign’s S.C.R.A.P. code urges people to:

• Suspect all waste carriers – do not let them take waste until they have proven themselves to be legitimate
• Check with the Environment Agency that the providing taking away your waste is licensed by calling 03708 506 506
• Refuse unexpected offers to have any waste taken away
• Ask what will happen to your waste
• Paperwork should be obtained. Get a full receipt, invoice or waste transfer for your waste removal describing the waste and providing the waste carrier’s contact details.

Images depicting fly-tipping in front of famous Northamptonshire landmarks have also been produced as part of the campaign, to emphasise the impact it has on us all.

Councillor Tim Allebone, Chairman of the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership, said: “I welcome this new campaign and hope that the information provided in the leaflets, on our website and through social media will help residents to understand the effect that fly-tipping has, not just on their local community, but on Northamptonshire as a whole.

“The S.C.R.A.P code is easy to follow and will help people to carry out the necessary checks to ensure their contractors are properly licensed and will dispose of their waste legally.

“Fly-tipping blights our country-side and town centre areas and we are therefore continuing to work with our partners to crack down on fly-tippers. Everyone has a responsibility to ensure their waste is disposed of legally and failure to do so could result in prosecution.”

People can find out more about the campaign on the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership’s website at http://www.recyclefornorthamptonshire.co.uk/at-home/let-s-s.c.r.a.p-fly-tipping-/

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