Vandalism hits Badby Cricket Club –

Crime Prevention officers have been alerted to several incidents of vandalism and petty criminal damage at Badby & Farthingstone Cricket Club on Long Roods near Badby Woods.

For several weeks the newly formed club has had fires, thefts, breakages as well as regular evidence of recreational drug use and have now contacted the local police who are looking into the situation.

If you or someone you know can help with this, please call Daventry police on 03000 111222 or simply dial 101 where you will be directed to the local police force.

GW

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Details of this month’s film being shown at Badby & District Film Society

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Motocross Meeting on Arbury Hill

Badby Parish Council have been notified by the organisers that the date of the motocross meeting scheduled for 8th September has been changed to 22nd September.

Frances Williams
Parish Clerk

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Big Switch scheme returns ahead of winter months

People are being urged to sign-up for an energy switching service to help ensure they are on the best deal for their gas and electricity come the winter.

Big Switch Daventry District is a joint effort between Daventry District Council (DDC) and its switching partner iChoosr to use collective purchasing power to secure better energy deals for residents.

Everyone who registers for the Big Switch is entered into a national collective, with energy companies then invited to bid for their custom in an auction.

Because the auction is an opportunity for energy companies to secure thousands of customers in one go, the deals they offer in a bid to win that auction are often better than those advertised to the general public.

The sign-up process is quick and easy, with just an annual bill or indication of annual energy usage required.

Following the end of the registration period, everyone who signed up will be sent an offer indicating any savings they could make. There is no obligation to accept that offer and no fees or charges involved, whether people decide to switch or not.

The deadline for registering for the autumn auction process is 7 October, with offers sent out from 21 October, so it is a good time for people to make sure they are on the best tariff ahead of the winter months.

People who switched providers through last autumn’s auction are particularly encouraged to register again, as their fixed-term contract will be coming to an end and this is an opportunity to secure another good deal through the scheme.

People are urged to sign up by visiting http://www.daventrydc.gov.uk/bigswitch or phoning 01327 871100 before the deadline, which is 7 October 2019.

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Press release number: 2468

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Visitors to Church –

On Saturday August 17, a group of about 40 members of the Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust paid a short visit to St Mary’s Church as part of an annual Historic Churches Tour guided by Bruce Bailey.  Bruce was the author of the latest edition of Pevsner’s Northamptonshire.  The visit was scheduled to start at 12.15pm.

The Trust organises its main fund raising to make grants to historic church buildings in the county with the Ride and Stride day on the second Saturday of September each year.  It contributed £3,000 to St Mary’s towards the cost of the recent major works.

If you would like to take part in the sponsored walk or ride this September, sponsor forms and churches that will be open for the day are available from Chris Richards.

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Bells ringing on Friday afternoon –

From 3pm on Friday (August 16), our bells rang out to a quarter peal rung by members of the Daventry Branch of the diocesan guild.

The method was Plain Bob Doubles and it took 47 minutes continuous ringing.  Frances Williams of the Badby team rang her first quarter peal. See details here.

You could have sat in the church and watched the bells ringing on cctv installed last year with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Coffee morning and a view from on high –

Villagers, visitors and walkers were welcomed for coffee, tea, home-made cake and chat.

There was another guided tour to the top of the tower at 12 noon for those sufficiently fortified with tea and cake.

There were 9 takers this time, ranging from residents, grandchildren to visitors to Fawsley Hall.

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2 Funny Ladies at Badby & Fawsley WI

The next meeting of Badby & Fawsley WI is this Thursday, August 8, in the Village Hall starting at 7:30.

Tricia Thompson is our speaker and she will be giving a talk on ‘Funny Ladies’ : an amusing insight into Victoria Wood and Julie Walters. Refreshments and raffle as usual.

Do come and join us for what is sure to be a fun evening, everyone is welcome

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Polling District, Places and Stations Review

The final report was considered by councillors at the meeting of Full Council on
25 July 2019 and was approved.  Please find below links to the report and to the “No Changes” table.

Leanne Marlow AEA (Cert)
Elections Officer, Daventry District Council
Tel. 01327 302311

PSR report
PSR no changes

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Northamptonshire Police Newsletter “Northamptonshire Rural Matters”

Northamptonshire Police have published a newsletter called “Northamptonshire Rural Matters” for residents and businesses about the work going on to fight rural crime in Northamptonshire.

The first issue introduces the Rural and Wildlife Crime Team and there’s a message from the Chief Constable, Nick Adderley.  It covers issues of great interest both to parish and town councils and to residents, including fly-tipping, rural burglary and theft of farm equipment.

A copy of the newsletter is available at the following link:
northamptonshire-rural-matters-spring-summer-2019

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