Social gatherings coming up

Two chances to catch up with friends over a cup of tea in the next few days.  Tea and Meet this Friday 7th in the Village Hall between 2 and 3.30pm and then on Monday,  Stitch, Knit and Natter between 2 and 4pm, again in the Village Hall.


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Neighbourhood Plan

The next meeting of the BPNP group will be on Wednesday 12th April at 7:30 in the Windmill Inn, Badby.

All parishioners are invited to attend and there are 2 slots on the  BPNP Agenda 12 April 2017 for parishioners’ participation. See how the  plan is progressing and and come to the meeting to find out more.
The notes of the last meeting on 1st March can be found here

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Knightley Parishes, the church and you –

You may be interested in some of the relevant, short and to-the-point sermons given by our Rector, the Revd. Sue Faulkner during Advent and more recently in her Knightley Parish churches:

Date Topic Link
27/11/16 Advent 1: Gifts at Christmas
4/12/16 Advent 2: Redistributing wealth
11/12/16 Advent 3: Money
18/12/16 Advent 4: Mary
22/1/17 Calling the fishermen/corporate psychopaths
12/3/17 Looking beyond our walls: frustration


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Revised agenda for the next meeting of Badby Parish Council

Badby Parish Council has received a planning application which has been added to the agenda for the meeting to be held on Monday 10th April.  A revised agenda can be found here.

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Next meeting of Badby Parish Council

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held in Badby village hall on Monday 10th April, starting at 7.30pm.  The agenda for the meeting can be found here.  The draft minutes from the two meetings held in March can be found here (ordinary meeting held on 13th March) and here (extraordinary meeting held on 27th March).  Background papers will be published later this week.

As usual, there will be two opportunities for members of the public to raise matters with the Parish Council.


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Motocross –

Northampton Motorcyclists’ Club is scheduled to run an off-road motor cycle event at Arbury Hill on Sunday, April 9, 2017.  The South Midland Centre Motocross Championships and the NGR Motocross Championship will be contested.  The NGR was designed by the late Nigel Read to get junior riders back riding at a mature age and started in 1988.

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Badby bird notes for March 2017 –

In early March we had three siskins and two redpolls around the feeders for a couple of days. Other than that, a highlight has been the continual presence for several weeks of a pair of long-tailed tits which are constantly coming and tapping on the windows – presumably attacking their own reflections!

There are plenty of signs of spring now with lots of dog’s mercury, lesser celandine and wood anemone out and bluebell plants on the way in Badby Woods.

Chiffchaffs can now be heard singing, advertising their arrival for the summer. Resident birds such as wren, song thrush and dunnock are also making themselves heard in the village along with skylarks and yellowhammers over and around neighbouring fields.


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Village Clean-Up this Sunday, 26th March; everyone welcome!!

Once again  we will be doing various “clean-up” jobs in Badby this Sunday, meeting at 10.00 on the green by the Village Hall. Everyone is welcome to help out; it may be simple litter picking, sign scrubbing, verge mending, or tree clearing. You decide how and where you want to help out, and there’s a little job for you or your children, for an hour or 15 minutes – no minimum time necessary!

It’s all about keeping Badby tidy, clean, and a village we can all be proud of. So come along, meet new people, and help us out. 10.00 by the Village Hall.

EVERYONE welcome!!

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Extraordinary meeting of Badby Parish Council

An extraordinary meeting will be held at 6.30pm on Monday 27th March 2017 to discuss four planning applications which have been received by the Parish Council for comment.  The agenda for the meeting can be found here.


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Half-muffled bells –

The church bells rang half-muffled for practice night on Wednesday, March 15 in memory of Chris Woods of 9 Pinfold Green who lost his battle with cancer on Monday, March 13 afternoon at Danetre Hospital.

Chris and Sally moved to the village in 2003 since when Chris has rung on 78 practice nights  and for a very high total of 344 services, including weddings and funerals, being the highest attender some years.  He last was able to ring here on October 16 for harvest and attended the farewell gathering for Ken and Eleanor Ramsbotham on November 16, 2016.

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