Two dogs found –


Please see right: Apparently two dogs found, on Bear Hill – between Badby and Staverton Lodge. Midday time today 13/06/20.

Is there a circulation list in Badby in case they belong to someone local please?

Darren Jackson

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Badby Parish Council AGAR

Sections 1 and 2 of Part 3 of the “unaudited” Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for the year 2019-20 are now available on this website on the Badby Parish Council  Finance page, together with the Notice of Public Rights and associated notes (Local Authority Accounts: A Summary of Your Rights).

During the period of public rights, which runs from 15th June to 24th July, any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year 2019-20.  The Notice of Public Rights explains how to obtain these.

Each year the parish council’s AGAR needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd.  As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.

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Government money for walk and cycleways –

Our MP has notified that there is a large amount of funding being earmarked for cycling and walkways following recent Government announcements of £1.75 million for Northamptonshire.  This will be heading to NCC to distribute.

He correctly understands that NCC have launched an interactive map to log your suggestions for cycle routes, cycle parking, improved footway space and quieter streets:

What about the footpath to Daventry being widened for bikes?  To get a fair share this end of the county, you can use the website to register your ideas.

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The Little Shop – updated times and range –

With two weeks experience we have adjusted our opening hours and increased our range:


Deliveries within the village remain as usual until further notice.

Please note there is a wider selection of  items in shop including Gallone’s ice creams and large beer cans.

You can keep up to date as we adapt on our facebook page.

 See our on-line order website for this week’s menu for take-away meals.

Order on line   or    by email  and pay at shop

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Discretionary Grant Funding for Businesses

Small businesses in Daventry District are being encouraged to apply for grants of up to £10,000 in the latest round of Government funding aimed at easing the impact of Covid-19.

Daventry District Council (DDC) is inviting small businesses that were not eligible for the Government’s other coronavirus support schemes to make applications to the new Discretionary Grant Fund.

The funding is aimed at businesses with under 50 employees that have seen a significant drop in income due to coronavirus, such as those in shared offices or other flexible workspaces, bed and breakfasts which pay Council Tax instead of Business Rates, some eligible charity properties and those who spend less than £51,000 a year renting or mortgaging a property.

The deadline for applications to the Council is the end of Sunday, 14 June 2020 and businesses can check the eligibility criteria and apply online via the DDC website at

DDC has already distributed £13.41m of Government funding to 1,138 local businesses during the coronavirus pandemic – including grants for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses, plus a series of small business rate relief grants.

Councillor Colin Morgan, Resource Portfolio Holder at Daventry District Council said: “Our staff have been working hard to ensure that local businesses receive the Government funding support that they are entitled to during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“The Discretionary Grant Fund is aimed at those small businesses struggling significantly during these difficult times that aren’t eligible for the other government grant support schemes. I would urge any small local businesses who think they may qualify to visit our website to check the criteria and then apply online.”


Press release number: 2687

For further information please contact:
Ian O’Pray, Media Officer at Daventry District Council on 01327 302310 or email


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Helping older adults stay fit at home

Whilst the new Get Up & Go activity sessions are currently on hold, here are some exercises that older people can do at home, created by Fraser Lodge at Northamptonshire Sport.  There’s also a booklet aimed at older adults providing practical guidance on home-based activities to maintain their strength and balance to help with falls prevention:

Get Up Go – Daventry Resource
PHE Active at Home Booklet

Emma Parry
Community Projects Officer/Supporting Officer for The Daventry & District Forum (DDF)
Daventry District Council
Tel: 01327 302418

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Introduction to our new Rector –

As I write, it’s hard to imagine going for a day out somewhere let alone packing up all our belongs and moving lock, stock and clerical collar to a new community, but (excitingly) that is what is on the horizon for us. Eventually.

A couple of weeks before we all went into Lockdown I was thrilled to have been offered the post of Rector of the Knightley benefice, everything was on track for a move in the summer and then all the well laid plans went on hold. We would still love to come and join you over the summer, but we are aware that we will have to move wisely and slowly and so it may take a little longer than any of us has initially hoped or expected.

In the meantime, please allow me to introduce us. My name is Malcolm Ingham, I was born in the North West and grew up in Ormskirk, midway between Preston and Liverpool in a market gardening area. After training as a graphic designer I worked briefly in advertising in London before joining the Church Pastoral Aid Society (CPAS) and then the South American Mission Society (SAMS) working with young people and youth leaders in this country.

It was during this time that I moved to Bishop’s Itchington to be in a central location and met Liz who had started working for CPAS after I left. CPAS were based in Warwick and although Badby, Newnham, Charwelton, Fawsley and Preston Capes are all new to us, we did come very close to you in the past – our first proper date was a quiet drink at the Red Lion in Hellidon. The rest is, as they say, history.

I trained for ordination at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, before being ordained in Gloucester cathedral and serving my curacy in a Cotswold benefice of five churches centred around Moreton-in-Marsh. During this time our family doubled in size with the arrival of Lottie and then Ed. A stint in Cheltenham as an Associate Minister also saw our family embrace another member, one with a waggy tail and wet nose and although our first dog is no longer with us we were joined two years ago by Hector, a Pointer-Labrador cross rescued from a shelter on Cyprus.

We have spent the last sixteen years on the outskirts of Peterborough where I have been the Rector of two churches. It has been a real privilege to serve in these communities and we have enjoyed sharing our lives with the people here. Liz has worked for a number of employers over the years including the NHS, a housing association and, most recently, as part of the office staff of a local Primary School.

We love spending time in the Lake District or at the theatre in Stratford as well as discovering warmer climes and it will be lovely to be nearer family as well as friends from our past and friends we are yet to make.

We may or may not be joined by our children, Lottie is hoping to return to university so that she can begin her Masters and Ed is hoping to start his first year at university this autumn, however, like all of us, their futures seem very unpredictable at the moment. Needless to say, the days of standing by the side of a windswept football pitch or being the taxi service to Musical Theatre are behind us, so we are looking forward to some new challenges, becoming part of new communities and making new friends.

When will this happen? God knows – and there’s comfort and reassurance in that. We might feel as though our plans are being frustrated, but God’s plans never are, it will all happen in his good timing, it is as Paul wrote to the church in Rome, “we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” And so we can have faith that God will bring us together when the time is right.

Until then, stay safe and God bless,

Malcolm, Liz, Lottie & Ed

(From June LINK)

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The Little Shop –

We are trying the below hours until Sunday next week: (we will review the needs and bring back some of our staff)

Open daily 8am to 11am & 4pm to 6pm.

Deliveries remain as usual until further notice.

Please note there is a wider selection in shop.

Also if you are not a facebook user, we are starting to bring back the take-aways.

This week: take away is tomorrow Friday 29th only.

Next week is likely to be the same.  Order on line or by email  and pay at shop

The dishes are:

    • Fish & chips large (haddock) @£9
    • Beef & mushroom pie, chicken & bacon pie, ratatouille pie (veg & vegan)  – all served with chips and gravy @£10.

See you soon.

Lucile,  The Maltsters Badby 

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Rogue Traders Cold-Calling in Daventry Area

Daventry Neighbourhood Policing Team have had an increase in calls regarding rogue traders cold-calling in villages and in Daventry town. These cold-callers have been offering to clean/jet-wash driveways, also offering gardening services and roof repair.

Please be vigilant when answering your door, if you do not know who it is, or you are not expecting visitors DO NOT ANSWER.  Rogue traders will generally target the elderly and the vulnerable.

Information that is helpful to the police:

Registration of the vehicle including make and model

Description of those involved, number of people, clothing.

For more information about crime prevention advice and what is going on in your community please sign up to

If you suspect there are rogue traders knocking on doors in your area please call 101 or in an emergency 999 – the police need to know.

from the Daventry Neighbourhood Team – Be Safe

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Grant for Cricket Club –

B&F Cricket Club secure grant support for COVID-19 pandemic 

Badby and Farthingstone Cricket Club have been awarded £1,130 of National Lottery Funding from Sport England’s Community Emergency Fund towards its funding needs during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

In response to the pandemic, Sport England announced a £195m package to help the sport and physical activity sector through covid-19. Within the package is a £20m Community Emergency Fund, of National Lottery money to deliver immediate funding to those who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but are experiencing short-term financial hardship.

The grant will allow the club to cover its insurance costs, maintenance, and repair of ground care equipment until cricket can resume.  

The club is still hopeful of some match action this summer. The nets and outfield are now being used for practice as part of daily exercise with social distancing rules in place.

Graeme Wheatcroft
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