Election of Parish Councillors for Badby

Nominations for elections to the Parish Council closed on Thursday, 8 April.  As there are nine seats on the Council and nine valid nominations were received, a contested ballot on 6 May is not required.  The Returning Officer of West Northamptonshire Council has issued the attached Notice of Uncontested Election, and the nine persons named have been duly elected Parish Councillors for Badby. 

The term of office of the new Council will start on Monday, 10 May and the existing Council will remain in office until that same date.  A warm welcome to the new councillors, and many thanks to those existing Councillors who did not stand for re-election, for their service and valued contributions during their time in office.

Local elections will still take place in Badby on Thursday 6th May, to elect 3 representatives for the Woodford and Weedon ward of the new unitary West Northamptonshire Council, and for the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.  Full details can be found on the West Northamptonshire Council website at www.westnorthants.gov.uk/councillors-and-democracy/elections-2021 .

Voting will take place on Thursday, 6 May at Badby Village Hall in a COVID-secure way.  If you do not wish to visit a polling station, you can apply to vote by post or proxy.  The deadline for applications for a postal vote is 5 pm on Tuesday, 20 April.  The deadline for applications for a proxy vote is 5 pm on Tuesday, 27 April. For more details see www.westnorthants.gov.uk/councillors-and-democracy/how-vote .

NB: Whichever way you wish to vote, you must be on the electoral register.  The deadline for registering to vote in the elections in May is Monday, 19 April.

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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

As requested through national bodies, a bell at Badby Church will be tolled half-muffled 99 times today (Sat. April 10) from Noon.

The bells will remain half-muffled for the next two Sunday service ringing and until after the funeral.

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Appeal for Information – Arson to Dower House

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding an act of Arson to The Dower House near Badby Woods.

This happened on Thursday 1st April 2021 from midnight – Saturday 3rd April 2021 to 7:30am

Did you witness anything?

Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?

Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?


Please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 Ref: 21000185089

To report a crime or incident, provide information or for advice, call 101 or visit www.northants.police.uk

In an emergency, when there is a crime in progress or a life at risk, always call 999.

If you have evidential CCTV relating to this occurrence please send to
CCTVStills.DBIT@northants.pnn.police.uk quoting the reference number

To contact your Neighbourhood Team covering Daventry Town and surrounding villages they can be contacted on the following email: 

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous.  These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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Soup recipes –

The promised soup booklet is now available.  Members of our community have provided recipes of their favourite soups, and some have also given bread recipes, and the result is 28 pages of much-tried, delicious and successful soup and bread recipes.  Some lend themselves particularly well to the current cold weather; some will be more appropriate to the summer when we’ll appreciate iced soup.


If you would like a copy please email Judy Jordan (judyjordan27@gmail.com).  We ask you to make a £5 donation to St. Mary’s Church in return, which can either be done in cash or by BACS.

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Census 2021 – Have you done it?

Now that we can meet up with friends and relatives, please check with older relatives and those who have been shielding that they have completed their census forms. 

If anyone has mislaid their unique access code, they can visit census.gov.uk or call the Help Line on 0800 141 2021 to obtain a new code or ask for a paper form to be sent in the post.  

In addition, the Census Support Centre in Northampton is offering telephone support, and face-to-face help (by appointment only).  Call the Centre on 01604 446 1888. 

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The Maltsters in April 2021 –

​Fridays April 2 and 9:


  • Ale battered Atlantic Haddock, thick chips. £10 (kids £4.80)
  • Maltsters Double Bistro Burger in a brioche bun, brie & bacon, sweet fried  onions, tomato, salad & chips  £10 (kids: £5.50)
  • Falafel Burger  in a brioche bun, houmous, salad, tomato & chips.  £10
  • Sourdough Goats Cheese Pizza(10” x 7″)  organic tomato sauce, mozzarella, goats cheese, wilted spinach, caramelised onion & toasted pine nuts, rocket. £10
  • Vegan Homemade Sourdough“Goats Cheese” Pizza (10” x 7”)  Cashew & coconut milk base ‘cheese’.  £10

SPECIALS order by Thursday pm

  • Friday 2nd Apr; Beef, Mushroom & Ale Pie or Chicken & Chirozo Pie, creamy mash, veg panache, rich red wine gravy £12
  • Friday 9thApr: Slow Cooked Pork Belly, mash & sweet potato mash, seasonal veg, apple cider gravy £12.


chips   £2.75            skinny fries    £3                sweet potato fries   £3.50


  • Classics – Anytime on pubs Classics
  • Specials – by Thursday night ideally to ensure  availability please



We need your name & number and collection time.  Collect 4.30 – 8pm

Then from Monday, April 12:

We will be ready to host you al Fresco for now with our garden food menu.

Please adhere to the Covid-19 regulations and have a fab time!

Bookings recommended but not essential 01327 700393.

On Monday Apr 12: 12 noon till close all day kitchen and full bar  Bookings advised on 01327 700393.  We are getting ready with all your favourite drinks and a tailored garden menu.

Moving forward and until 17th May, opening hours as follow (weather permitting):

  • Thursdays and Fridays: Bar 4pm to close;  Kitchen 4pm – 8pm
  • Saturdays: Bar all day from 12 noon; Kitchen 12noon – 8pm
  • Sundays: Bar 12 noon – 6pm;  Kitchen 12 noon – 3.30pm

​Take away will operate at all times during kitchen opening hours ​

01327 700393

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Family Fun with the Easter Egg Trail

The Easter bunny will leave clues near Badby Church on Easter Day and Easter Monday.

Egg Trail clues start and finish in the Church porch. Family fun with chocolates and prizes!

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DDC adopts Conservation Area update for Badby

At its meeting on 18th March 2021, Daventry District Council adopted new conservation area boundaries and the conservation area appraisal for Badby.

The appraisal has been adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and as such is a material consideration in the determination of planning decisions affecting the special interest of the conservation area.

The appraisal, adoption notice and statement of consultation will be uploaded to the Council’s website in due course. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact heritage@daventrydc.gov.uk.

Any person with sufficient interest in the decision to adopt the SPD may apply to the High Court for permission to apply for judicial review of that decision. Any such application must be made promptly and in any event not later than six weeks after 18th March 2021.

Yours faithfully,

Rhian Morgan

Heritage Policy Officer
Local Strategy Service
Daventry District Council

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West Northamptonshire Council

As you and other residents start to receive your Council Tax bills and other communications from us, you may have noticed that things are now coming from the new West Northamptonshire Council, rather than Daventry District Council. 

From 1 April, West Northamptonshire Council will replace Daventry District Council and the County Council. It will therefore be responsible for providing all public services in the area. 

We appreciate this may well cause confusion or questions, so we wanted to provide the attached leaflet to help answer any questions you may have:

If you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact the new Council from
1 April on tel. 0300 126 7000 or visit www.westnorthants.gov.uk These new contact details will only be active from 1 April, so please continue to Daventry District Council until then. 

Many thanks,

Emma Parry, Community Projects Officer
Tel. (01327) 302418
email: eparry@daventrydc.gov.uk

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Badby and Farthingstone Cricket Club News – March 2021


With a new season on the horizon, Badby&Farthingstone CC are delighted to announce that they have reached agreement with Badby Parish Council on a long term lease for the cricket ground at Chapel Lane, Badby.

Club chairman Andy Nightingale said: “This is great news for the club, the village of Badby and surrounding area. It gives us the security of tenure necessary to plan our long term development and gives the council, village and local area a viable and committed sports club that welcomes everyone.

“Thanks go to everyone on both sides for their perseverance in reaching an agreement and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with Badby Parish Council.”

With outdoor sports restrictions being eased later this month, the club is looking forward to the start of nets sessions after an active close season. The season should start on time (Intra-club game April 11) with, depending on official ECB guidance, the first half of the season up to June 21 played under Covid safe regulations. After then the club are hoping to resume using the pavilion and providing teas.

In other news, a club survey showed that a majority of those voting were in favour of taking part in some form of league cricket in the future as well as good support for a possible tour in September. The virtual AGM also saw the addition of three new club officers (Communication, Fundraising and Community) to help the club’s development and future growth.

On the fund-raising front, captain Charlie Ashmore continues the weekly on-line sporting predictor event where club members and supporters are invited to predict the outcome of several weekend sporting events. Winning entrants collect half the week’s stakes with the rest going to club funds. It has proved to be hugely successful and open to all the local community.

As the club looks to expand into league, youth and women’s cricket alongside its regular Sunday and midweek friendlies it welcomes all new players – men, women, teenagers and children.

Membership fees are: Full £50, Playing £30, Social £20, Junior £10. Anyone interested in joining B&FCC please contact Andy via e-mail andynightingale23@gmail.com

Graeme Whitcroft.

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