Tea and cakes in Badby

This weekend is a bumper weekend for tea and cakes in Badby Village Hall.

Friday is Tea and Meet from 2:00 – 3:30 and then Sunday and Monday is Bluebell cream teas from 1:00 – 5:00.

The weather is set to be fine and the Bluebells looking good so walk in the woods and make your way to the Village Hall for your afternoon cup of tea.. and cakes.

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Coming soon….

Details of May and June’s films being shown in Badby Village Hall by the Badby and District Film Society can be found here 


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Special Offers to Encourage County Residents to Get Composting

Discounted compost bins are being offered to Northamptonshire residents in a bid to encourage more people to get composting.

As part of International Compost Awareness Week (5-11 May), the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership is working with getcomposting.com to offer discounted compost converters from as little as £18.50. Residents can also buy a second composter for just £9.25 thanks to a fantastic ‘buy one get one half price’ offer.

Get composting’s Blackwall and Rainsaver products are made from 100% percent recycled plastic, including a combination of plastics collected by councils from waste segregation sites and kerbside collections as well as industrial waste such as old gas pipes, old wheeled bins and car bumpers.

As well as compost bins, the site also offers food waste digesters and hot composters, allowing people to compost all of their household food waste.

The Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP) estimates that the use of a home compost bin diverts approximately 150 kilogrammes of waste per household away from landfill sites each year.

It is also a cheaper alternative to chargeable garden waste collections and has the added benefit of producing a free supply of top-quality compost, which has multiple uses including as a soil improver, mulch or plant feed and helps gardens retain moisture.

Cllr Tim Allebone, Chairman of the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership, said: “Composting is simple to do and around 30% of the average household waste can be composted.

“Although many households already compost at home, we want others to get involved, and this is a great incentive to encourage more residents to get composting and set up their own composting communities, sharing the rewards.  Home composting organic waste also helps to significantly reduce carbon emissions and can be used as an effective and sustainable waste management method to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.”

For full details of the offers, visit www.getcomposting.com, or call 0844 571 4444.
The buy one get one half price offer is available on selected products. A one-off delivery charge of £5.99 applies.

The Northamptonshire Waste Partnership (NWP) is a partnership of Northamptonshire councils and was set up to improve joint working arrangements on waste management matters.

Find out more at www.recyclefornorthamptonshire.co.uk

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Don’t Miss Postal Vote Deadline for European Election

(Daventry District Council Media Release)

People living in Daventry District have just days left to apply to vote by post for the European Parliamentary Election.  Daventry District Council is making preparations for the polling day on 23 May to elect East Midlands MEPs and must receive all applications for postal votes by 5pm next Wednesday, 8 May.

To apply for a postal vote email your name and address to electoralservices@daventrydc.gov.uk and a form will be sent to you to complete, sign and send back, either via email or by post.  Applications must have reached the Electoral Registration Officer by the deadline.

Due to a shorter timescale for arranging the election, poll cards will be sent out later than usual and residents are urged to make their postal vote applications as soon as possible to ensure they are processed in time.

Residents are reminded that there are no local council elections in Daventry District on 2 May after they were postponed by the Government for a year in the light of proposals to restructure councils in Northamptonshire. Any polling cards they receive in the coming days will be for the European election only.

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Theft of car number plates –

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a theft number plates on Bunkers Hill, Badby, Northamptonshire, which  happened between 23:00 on Tuesday, April 23  & 11:30 on Wednesday, April 24. 2019.
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?
If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101, ref:19000207206
You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
101 is the number to use to report incidents and for general enquiries. In an emergency dial 999.
Visit us at:www.northants.police.uk

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Bluebell Teas –

Bluebell Weekend  Sunday and Monday 5th & 6th May

cream teas and homemade cakes in Badby Village Hall from 1 – 5pm on both days, when  the bluebells were in full bloom in Badby Woods.

This very successful event raised some £2,450. After a generous contribution from Barclays Bank the total is likely to exceed £3,000 which will be put to good use maintaining and upgrading the village hall. Thanks go to all the wonderful cake bakers, the other volunteers and the customers who came to enjoy the bluebells and the cakes.


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Badby & Farthingstone Cricket Club News –

With the new season starting on Sunday, May 5 at Stoke Bruerne our newly-formed club has been busy getting organised for the testing summer ahead.

After the winter’s hard work put in by the ground staff the playing area is in good order. Practice strips are being prepared for temporary nets whilst a permanent practice net area is arranged for later in the summer. Once nets are established the club will announce weekly net sessions for current members and those wishing to join.

A finance sub-committee was put in place, consisting of treasurer Chris Prastka, Mike Constant and Graeme Whitcroft. Their immediate task is to establish priorities for the year, main areas being club running costs, regular income streams, capital expenditure items and grants. Social and community sub-committee members are to be announced soon.

With new plans on the horizon for the club’s annual Patrons’ Day in July, its much-loved predecessor the “hotly contested” Seniors v Juniors match has been moved to Sunday, September 8 after which there will be an end-of-season barbecue.

The club is affiliated to the ECB and Northants Recreational Cricket and draws its players from the local area, growing steadily thanks to the efforts of the local community, club committee and players who enjoy the social nature of the cricket played on the pitch and the relaxed family atmosphere off it.

The club welcomes anyone in the area – young, old, male, female – who want to enjoy a game of cricket or simply support this family-friendly club. Matches usually take place on a Sunday afternoon with the occasional midweek fixture.

Please contact either Phil Hall (07710 850353) or  Graeme Whitcroft (07793 980500) if you are interested in joining us.

May fixtures

      • Sunday May 5: Spencer Bruerne CC (away)
      • Sunday May 19: Maids Moreton (home)
      • Sunday May 26: Northampton Eaglets (home)

All matches start at 2pm.


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Coming soon ..

Details of the April showings for Badby and District Film Society can be found here

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Notre Dame Cathedral –

Following the initiative suggested by the British Ambassador to France, Edward Llewellyn, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York are today [April 16] encouraging, where possible, all cathedrals and churches across England to toll a bell for 7 minutes at 7pm this Thursday, April 18 as a mark of solidarity following the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral on April 15.

A bell will be tolled at Badby at 7pm as requested.

See: https://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/news/latest-news/archbishops-ask-cathedrals-and-churches-toll-bells-notre-dame




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Annual Spring Plant Sale on Sunday May 12 –

The Badby and District Horticultural Society


will take place in Badby Village Hall (NN11 3AF) on Sunday, May 12 2019  from 1.30 to 4.00pm.

There will be produce from local nurseries as well as home grown plants and vegetables.

New this year, hanging baskets and featuring the Badby Floral Bee  Flower Pot Challengeclick here for information.

Homemade cakes and refreshments will be available all afternoon.

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