The next meeting of the Badby Parish Neighbourhood Plan steering group and working parties will be held next Wednesday, 25 July 2018 at 7:30 at the The Maltsters Inn. Badby.

All parishioners are welcome to attend and there are two slots on the BPNP Agenda 25 July 2018 for their participation.  Notes  of the last meeting on 25 April 2018.

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New Church Works Blessed –

A large congregation celebrated the end of the works with the Bishop of Brixworth leading the most interesting service on Sunday, July 15.

Have a look at Susan Rose’s compilation of photos here.


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Extraordinary meeting of Badby Parish Council

An extraordinary meeting has been called for Tuesday 17th July at 6.00pm.  Here is the agenda for the meeting.

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Farthingstone Nomads Cricket Club

A bit of background from Andy Nightingale, Fixtures Secretary :

Our Facebook page hasn’t been updated for a while as we’ve had a couple of cancellations recently, but there will be a couple more match reports added soon.

As far as history goes, Farthingstone Nomads were formed around 10 years ago by some friends in the Kings Arms pub in Farthingstone who wanted to play friendly social cricket on Sundays against like minded clubs.

For the first few years all our fixtures were away as we had no ground of our own. Then we struck an agreement with Preston Capes CC to use their ground on Sundays. When they folded around four years ago we took on the ground ourselves. A lot of time and money went into developing things there, but we never had any formal agreement with the landowner so we never really had any sense of security.

At the beginning of this season we were discussing how much further spending would be needed when one of our members let us know that Badby CC had sadly decided to call it a day. We approached the club and the parish council with a view to using the facilities and keeping cricket in the village. 

Although the final details are still to be agreed, the move has generally proved to be a success. The support from the village has been great. We are very keen to keep cricket in Badby and think it’s important that in some way we also keep alive the name of Badby Cricket Club, being the oldest club in the county. 

On Sunday, August 26 a fixture against an invitational XI will be raising money for Trekstock, a charity that supports young people affected by cancer. There will be an IPL style player auction where people can buy a player from either side and players will earn points for their performance in the game. The ‘owner’ of the top player will get a cash prize. It would be great if local villagers came along to give their support.

Please make contact with Andy on Andy Nightingale by email: andynightingale234 @ or through Facebook

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Next meeting of Badby Parish Council

The next ordinary meeting of Badby Parish Council will be held on Monday next week.  Documents required for the meeting are the agenda, draft minutes from June and the Q1 Financial Update.

There will be one agenda item for public participation near to the beginning of the meeting.  Everyone is welcome.

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Bellringing on Friday July 6

Badby bells were rung to 1,260 changes of Stedman Doubles from 3pm on Friday July 6 afternoon in celebration of the life of Sarah Hartland-Swann, former churchwarden, popular social organiser and supporter of Badby bellringers.

The team from the Daventry Branch of the diocesan guild included three ringers from Badby.    It took  50 minutes and the ringers  were pleased to have Jocelyn in the ringing chamber throughout the ringing.

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Wedding bells

Our village church bells rang on Saturday, June 30 morning for a wedding, but unusually not at the church. 

Badby bride, Phillippa Watkins, made a special request that the bells ring out as she left her family home to be married to Peter Scarisbrick Miller at Princethorpe College at noon. 

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St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project – Invitation to celebrate!

You are invited to celebrate

the completion of the work

at St Mary’s Badby

at 10am on Sunday July 15

with the Bishop of Brixworth,

the Revd. John Holbrook,

with refreshments afterwards.

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Are you available for a couple of hours on SATURDAY 23RD JUNE?

This month’s session will take place on SATURDAY 23rd JUNE, 10.00am til noon at the village hall.
Some of you may already know that some holes have appeared on The Green.  It’s not the first time and so a wee bit of investigatory work is required before a decision is made as to how to deal with them.  This will be the priority work for Saturday as well as other regular clean-up tasks from previous months ie litter picking, working on the area behind the village hall amongst some of them.
And so we would be most grateful if you could come along on Saturday morning, hopefully in the sunshine, for a couple of hours.
With many thanks
Sharon Foster
Clerk to Badby Parish Council
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Badby bird notes,  June 2018 –

There are lots of young birds around at the moment. The feeders in our garden have attracted juvenile robins, blue, coal and great tits, greenfinch and goldfinch. More recently the back lawn has been host to several very tame, newly fledged jackdaws sitting waiting to be fed by their parents.

A highlight for us recently was watching a brood of seven great tits leave a nest box one by one in the back garden. We also have an occupied house martin nest once again under the eaves.

Swifts, swallows and house martins can all be seen in, around or over the village but none in great numbers.


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