Survey regarding Proposed relocation of Daventry Library

​Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) wants to know your views about the proposed relocation from the current library building to the Abbey Advice and Resource Centre (The Abbey Centre).

Daventry Library currently occupies a former school building in the town centre which is owned by Daventry District Council (DDC).

The current site is in a poor condition and is no longer an ideal venue for Library Services. DDC would like to develop the site, which has led to the need for NCC to look for alternative premises for the library. DDC has offered NCC the use of most of the ground floor of the Abbey Centre, which is less than half a mile away from the current library building.

The Abbey Centre is a purpose built facility which is shared by voluntary sector partners who provide services that could be complimented by the services offered in the library.

Although the floor space at the Abbey Centre is slightly smaller than the current site the layout will be planned by a professional library designer to maximise usage of the space. We believe the relocation to the Abbey Centre will be beneficial and will be better than the current location. The public library area will be in one open, brighter space which will be more easily accessed.

DDC have offered to pay for the refit and refurbishment of the proposed new library space within the Abbey Centre. Moving to an alternative location would mean that NCC would have to fund any refit or refurbishment to make it fit for purpose to be used as a library.

Have your say
You can give us your views in a number of ways. Please visit our web site for all of the different ways you can give your feedback, including our online questionnaire.

This engagement closes at 5pm on 11 November 2018.

Details of the above and other past and present consultations are available on Northamptonshire County Council’s Consultation Register.

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Next meeting of Badby Parish Council

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held at 7.30pm on Monday 8th October.  Below are the documents for the meeting:

Draft minutes from September Ordinary meeting
Draft minutes from September Extraordinary meeting
Half year budget update



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Macmillan Coffee Morning

Badby School will be holding a Macmillan Coffee morning in the Village Hall on Friday, September 28th from 9:15 until 11:30am.

Everyone welcome !! We hope you will be able to join us.

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Badby Photo Club

For all those interested in taking good photos:

Hear Alan Sheers from Boddington photographer present his photographs of the Lake District.

7.30 Wednesday 26th September 2018 at Badby Village Hall

Further details from

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Extraordinary meeting of the Parish Council

A meeting has been called for Monday 24th September.  This is the agenda for the meeting.

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Change to the definition of a licensable House in Multiple Occupation

An important change in the definition of a licensable HMO will come into force on 1st October.  A notice published by Daventry District Council on the matter can be found here.

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Next meeting of Badby Parish Council

The next meeting will be held on Monday 10th September, starting at 7.30pm in the village hall.  Documents for the meeting are:


Draft minutes from July extraordinary meeting

Draft minutes from August extraordinary meeting

Members of the public are welcome to come along.


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Badby Fayre 2018 on Sept 2 –

Annual Show – Exhibits had to be set up in place between 8.30am and 10.15am in the village hall and marquee. After judging in the morning, it was open to everyone from 2pm to 4.30pm to see the exhibits and prize entries of fruit, vegetables, flower arrangements, photos, baking and jam making skills.

Presentations were made at 4.15pm.  Debbie Chandler won the Best in Show Cup and the Worshipful Company of Gardeners’ Certificate of Merit for Floral Art.  Karen and Alan Brown won the Felton Perpetual Cup and the RHS Banksian Medal for most points in floral, fruit and veg.  The new Sidney Hirons Cup for best potatoes went to Sue Ingham.  Other cups were awarded for flower arranging to Liz Hudson, garden produce to Zelda Shapter, Sue Papworth (for preserves) to Sanchia Redston, floral to T & L Bird, home produce (baking) to Lisa Jane Walls, photography to Karen Alexander, craftwork to Lynne Green, Christine Payne (children’s) to Ellie Burton and the Gardeners‘ Diploma for Excellence in Horticulture for a container of three fruits to Kate Kleiner.

Tea, coffee, squash and home-made cakes were on sale.

On The Green – The Fayre went Green on the Greens 1 – 5pm in aid of St Mary’s Church  restoration in the afternoon.

There were stalls, children’s games and rides, entertainment and bouncy castles  and a Grand Prize Draw with a first prize of £250. The draw took place at The Maltsters with first prize going to Mojo Stumpenhusen. 2nd Spa Day – Lynne Green; 3rd Hamper – Izzy Jordon; Secrets Manicure – M Packer; 4 Ball Golf – Kate Barlow; 10 day De Vere Spa Pass for two – Anne Claypole White; Cocktail Experience at The Maltsters – Linda Davies; Sunday Lunch for 4 at The Windmill – Chris Nelson; Bottle Whisky – Chris Nelson;  Bottle Organic Prosecco – Jeff Jennings;  Bottle Red Wine – Daniel & Helen at The Windmill and Bottle liquors  – Peter McAlister.

The Fun Dog Show ran from 2-4 pm.  The winners were:

  • Waggiest tail -Amy with Daisy
  • Loveliest  lady – Karen with Tess
  • Fabulous fella – Steph with Louie
  • Golden Oldie – Liz with Chachi
  • Obedience – Obi with Minnie
  • Junior handler – Hermione with Harley
  • Dog trick – Liz with Mia
  • Gorgeous puppy – Tayla with Simba
  • Sausage race – Jamie with Otter
  • Dog the judge wants to keep – Louan with Bella

There were stalls with homemade cakes, handcrafts, gifts, books, produce and more.  A bottle tombola and Chinese Raffle ran on the day.  Tea and cakes, hot outdoor food in The Windmill area, speciality beers and children’s games area at The Maltsters.

At the Church – The Ukeladies  played at 2.30pm and again at 4pm.  There was a new display about village history, one on what was found under the church floors and the Photo Club mounted a display of members’ work.

A quiz sheet which could be answered by walking from The Green and around the church was available with a prize going to the first correct answers drawn.  The prize winner for the £50 Lucky Map was Amy Raynor and for the Church Quiz hamper Mandy Moser.

Tea, coffee and cake – and plenty of room to sit and rest in the comfort of our newly-reordered church.

Profits from The Green and the Church came to a very useful £4,186 for the Church (building) Restoration Fund.

Many thanks to Jim McBeth for organising the Fayre for the first time, to all his helpers, supporters, donors and to those who came and enjoyed the day.

updated 19/9/18


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Monthly coffee mornings at St Mary’s –

New village event!

Monthly coffee mornings at St Mary’s

Come and enjoy your morning coffee in the comfortable new layout of St Mary’s Church every third Tuesday of the month, from 10.30am till noon.  Half way between ea and Meet events!  There’ll be coffee, tea and of course cake, and conversation with other residents of Badby and our surroundings.  We’ll start on Tuesday 18th September, so come along and join us!  We look forward to seeing you.

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Brackley Morris Men –

The Brackley Morris Men will be dancing outside The Windmill on Bank Holiday Monday August 27 from 12.30pm.

The full programme for the weekend will be:

Sun 26th August Summer Tour

  • 2.00pm.                Old Red Lion Litchborough. NN12 8JF
  • 3.00pm.                Canons Ashby House. NN11 3SD
  • 4.00pm.                Star Inn, Sulgrave. OX17 2SA
  • 5.00pm.                The Greatworth Inn, Greatworth. OX17 2DT

Mon 27th August Summer Tour

  • 11.30am.              Countryman, Staverton. NN11 6JH
  • 12.30pm.           Windmill, Badby. NN11 3AN
  • 2.30pm.                Everdon Fete. NN11 3BL
  • 3.45pm.                Everdon Fete. NN11 3BL
  • 5.00pm.                Kings Arms, Farthingstone. NN12 8EZ
  • 6.00pm.                Old Red Lion Litchborough. NN12 8JF


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