Christmas 2018 Recycling, Waste and Christmas Tree collections

Households across Daventry District will be able to leave their real Christmas trees out for a one-off seasonal recycling collection in the new year.

Daventry District Council’s (DDC) environmental services partner Daventry Norse says it will collect real trees if they are put out alongside bins during the week beginning 21 January 2019. This is an extra collection for all homes, including those not currently subscribed to the garden waste service.

There are no communal collection points for real Christmas trees, but if residents wish to recycle their trees sooner, then they can take them to their local household waste recycling centre.

Residents are also being advised of an extra collection of the blue-lidded recycling bins which will take place in the week beginning 7 January. People should put their blue-lidded bin out alongside any others that are due to be emptied on their usual collection day during that week.

Extra food waste will also be collected over Christmas and New Year – residents should place this in tied-up bags (plastic bags accepted) on top of their food bin on their usual collection day – it is advised to put these out as close to the collection as possible to avoid wildlife getting at them.

For most people, collections will continue to take place on their usual days as scheduled over the Christmas break. However people whose bins are emptied on Tuesdays are advised of the following changes to their schedule:

  • Collections which would have been due on Christmas Day (Tuesday, 25 December) will instead take place on Saturday, 29 December.
  • Collections due on New Year’s Day (Tuesday, 1 January) will instead take place on Saturday, 5 January.

Those subscribed to the garden waste service will continue to receive collections on their usual schedule in the run up to Christmas and New Year, but there will be a break in collections during the second week of January to allow crews to focus on the extra seasonal recycling.

People can check their collection day and set up notifications to remind them which bins to put out by downloading the DDC app for their mobile phone or tablet device.

Available for free from Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store, the app can also be used to access the latest news from DDC, as well as information about local facilities, services, shops, bars and restaurants.

Alternatively people can check their bin collection dates and find out more about waste and recycling collections at

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Coming soon….

3 films are being shown by Badby and District Film Society this month. Details can be found here.

Note the films at the end of the month are 1 week later than usual as the Badby Neighbourhood Plan Referendum is being held in the Village Hall on 24th January.

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Coffee Morning at St Mary’s Church – Dec 18

Coffee morning –   St Mary’s Church new space will host a cheery Christmastide coffee morning on Tuesday, December 18 from 10.30am to  12 noon.

Everybody from Badby, surrounding villages and walkers will be most welcome to come along for coffee, tea, cake and chat.

Put it in your diary for the third Tuesday of each month. The next one will be on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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Fête des Rois – Badby Bal on January 5, 2019

It’s our annual and very popular Fête des Rois on Saturday January, 5 2019 at Badby Village Hall, The Green, Badby   NN11 3AF.

A good opportunity to share the last of your Christmas goodies and to burn off a few calories! Your chance to be king and queen for the night should not be missed.

As usual:

  • The meal will be 6.30/7.00 pm onwards. There will be a short introduction to the dances for beginners and the Bal will start at around 8.30pm or whenever we have finished eating!
  • Bring your friends, come for the meal. We are expecting a great evening!

We are looking for musicians to come and play. Bring an instrument and get in for free :-). We will expect you to play it as well, of course. RSVP appreciated on  

All Musicians/dancers/listeners welcome
All you need to do is…
Bring a plate of food… for a shared meal (if you wish)
Bring your own alcohol (or pub nearby)
A whole evening’s entertainment for a mere £4!

****RSVP very much appreciated****
see you soon
Happy Christmas
Ian and Sheila

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BPNP Referendum

After many consultations, examinations and revisions a referendum on Badby Parish Neighbourhood Plan will take place on Thursday 24th January 2019.

The question to be asked will be “Do you want Daventry District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Badby to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood area?”  A straight Yes or No answer is required and the result will be determined by 50% plus 1 of those who vote.

Hard copies of the Plan can be viewed at St. Mary’s Church, the Maltsters (closed Monday) or DDC Offices in Daventry.

More information can be found here

Don’t forget to vote – it is your Plan and your vote is important.

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Christmas at St Mary’s Church –

Tuesday 18th December – 10.30am – 12 noon Coffee Morning.   Come and join other Badby friends for coffee and cake.

Tuesday 18th December – 6.30 pm Evening Service of the Word. A very short lay-led service.

Thursday 20th December 1.30pm Badby School Carol Service

Friday 21st December – a.m. Decorating the Church for Christmas.  If you would like to join the team, please contact Jackie on 07870 627826 or email

Friday 21st December6 pm Carol Service led by Rev’d Sue,  followed by mulled wine and mince pies.  Collection for the Mayday Trust

Sunday 23rd December 2 pm Christingle-making in Church.  Do come!

Monday 24th December4 pm Christingle Service  led by Rev’d Sue, with refreshments afterwards.  Collection for the Church of England Children’s Society

Tuesday 25th December9.30 am Christmas Day  Holy Communion led by Rev’d Sue

Monday 31st December 11.30pm New Year’s Eve in the tower  to Ring Out 2018 – Ring in 2019. All welcome especially those many who have learned to ring here over the last 40 years and think they have forgotten how to do it!


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Next meeting of the Parish Council

The next meeting will be held on Monday 10th December.  Here is the agenda for the meeting.

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Tea and Meet

A real treat in store at this Month’s Tea and Meet.

Badby School Hand Bell Band will be playing Christmas music and carols … just to get you into the Christmas Mood!

Come along to Badby Village Hall on Friday December 7th (Yes – that’s this Friday) 2-3.30pm for tea, cake and lots of fun.

Wishing you all a Very Happy Christmas from the Tea and Meet Team.

There will be no Tea and Meet in January but we look forward to seeing everyone on Friday February 1st 2019


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Badby Parish Neighbourhood Plan

The next meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group will be held at The Maltsters Inn, Badby at 7:30pm on Wednesday 5 December 2018.  You will find a copy of the agenda here
There are two spots for public participation and all parishioners are welocme.

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The Revd Sue Faulkner moving –

The Archdeacon of Northampton  announced on Sunday November 25, 2018 that following interview and with the agreement of Bishop Donald and the parish representatives, the Reverend Sue Faulkner, currently Rector of Badby w Newnham & Charwelton w Fawsley & Preston Capes, (the Knightley Benefice), has been offered and has accepted the invitation to become the Vicar in the benefice of Dallington & St James, Northampton.

A date for Sue’s collation and induction will be announced in due course.

Bishop Donald and Archdeacon Richard are very grateful to all who helped with the preparation of the profile, all the arrangements for the interviews and for the continuing and encouraging ministry of the Benefice in the service of Christ during the vacancy.

Please pray for Sue as she completes her ministry in the Knightley Benefice and prepares for her ministry in the benefice of Dallington & St James.

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