Message from The Maltsters –

From all of us at the Maltsters Country Inn:

THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for continuing to come to the pub. We remain at your service until told otherwise.

Social distancing? We have a large garden and function room, spread yourselves around! We will also do the same to booked tables. 

Avoiding large crowds? Our bar restaurant only seats a maximum of 42 people. 

Hygiene? We have public anti-bac points and our team are hard-wired to keep clean. Our kitchen is 5* Food Safety rated. We’re sanitising public area contact points on a regular basis throughout the day (door handles, push plates etc). Everything we usually do, but even more often. 

We are working as hard as we can to maintain a safe & clean space for all our friends, regulars and guests to enjoy.

We are monitoring public advice daily and adjusting our response as we go. If you are feeling unwell and have booked a table or party with us we completely understand if you need to cancel.

For now, we are open and ready to greet you all with a friendly smile (just probably not a handshake).

Wishing all of you and your families the best of continued health in this troubled time.

Yours, Team Maltsters, Badby (open for now). 

Merlin 17/3/2020

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Badby and Farthingstone Cricket Club News –

2020 SEASON FIRST FIXTURES; There has been a change to the forthcoming schedule. This year’s domestic fixtures start on Sunday, April 19 with a home fixture against Spencer Bruerne, followed by another home game against the Open University the following weekend (Sunday, April 26).

Before that there is an inter-club match on Sunday, April 5 at the Longroods, Badby ground, a chance to blow away the winter cobwebs and get some much-needed practice in – all welcome.

For those who missed last month’s news item, club adult annual memberships remain at £50 with juniors fixed at £10.

Unfortunately the Club social banquet meal and quiz  for Thursday, April 16 has had to be cancelled.

Graeme Whitcroft

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Self-Isolating in Badby?

UPDATE:  Residents are stepping forward all the time to offer help so please don’t feel you are alone.  See the full list on the web page!

Visit and click on “What’s Happening” for information about how to get help, or how to offer help to neighbours who may be self-isolating.

Any useful information to help with practical problems or suggestions to prevent us becoming stir-crazy will also be posted on this page:

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Good Neighbour schemes – information event POSTPONED

In the light of the situation with Covid-19, we have decided the most sensible thing is to postpone the event until later in the year.  We apologise for the short notice in letting you know but are sure you can appreciate the reasoning behind postponing the event and hope to see you when it is rescheduled.

Daventry District Council and Northamptonshire ACRE are holding an Annual Good Neighbour Event next Wednesday 18 March at Moulton Community Centre from 10am-2pm.

The aims of the day are to explain the schemes and give people a clearer understanding of how they can benefit local residents, enable access to existing schemes and show how we link in with public health and the wider picture of reducing social isolation and loneliness.

For further information and to book your free place, which includes lunch, please visit

Emma Parry
Community Projects Officer, DDC

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Coffee Morning in Church –

CANCELLED for Coronavirus in view of Prime Minister’s statement on March 16.

The next monthly coffee morning in St Mary’s Church will be on Tuesday, March 17 from 10.30am to 12 noon.

Everyone will be most welcome to come along for coffee, tea, home-made cake and chat.

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Badby Sings! on Sunday

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Notice of Catesby Road Closure 12th March

Northamptonshire Highways are intending on carrying out urgent carriageway repairs along a section of the road between Catesby and Badby. To undertake these works safely will require that the road is closed for one day on the 12th March 2020.

The closure and diversion can be viewed here

If you require more information about the works please contact David Coleman on 01604 883400.

(Posted by Badby Parish Council on behalf of Northants Highways)

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Warning following fresh spate of courier fraud incidents in Northamptonshire

Police in Northamptonshire are again encouraging members of the public to make their elderly relatives aware of courier fraud following a fresh spate of incidents in the county.

Courier fraud involves fraudsters telephoning a potential victim, claiming to be from their bank, the police or another law enforcement authority, and tricking them into revealing their PIN number, bank card and personal details.

Sometimes, the fraudsters will turn up in person to collect cash from their victims.

The scam, which usually targets the elderly, involved a huge total of more than £55,000 being stolen from victims in Northamptonshire in 2019.

Det Insp Matt Davis, of Northamptonshire Police, said the offenders targeted elderly people, sometimes visiting them in their own home.

He said: “The criminals carrying out these scams are exceptionally clever and know how to manipulate their victims by making them feel panicked and rushed into actions they will later regret.

“Please speak to your elderly relatives about this kind of scam and remind them that a police officer or bank staff member will never ask for your PIN or personal details.

“A genuine member of either organisation will also have no issue with a person putting the phone down and ringing 101 or the bank to establish their true identity.”

Tips to avoid becoming a courier fraud victim

– Remember that neither a bank or the police will ever ask for your PIN or arrange collection of your bank card

– Your bank and the police will never ask you to make high value purchases or withdraw cash to send for examination

– Your bank, the police and any genuine organisation will never contact you and ask for your online banking log in details, including a one-time password, or to move money to another account

– If you receive one of these calls, end it immediately and contact the police and your bank via a different phone line, using a number you have verified. If you do not have another phone line you can use, hang up and wait five minutes until the line has fully cleared.

Message Sent By
Kelly Noble (Police, Social Media Engagement Officer, Corporate Communications, Countywide)

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Cara’s World Challenge Quiz Night –


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Badby & Fawsley WI – March 13

We next meet at 7.30pm in the village hall on Thursday, March 12 for a talk by

Will Adams from


We will learn much more about the fine work that this charity provides for those in need of help and support.

For further information, contact Kathy Day on 01327 438582.

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