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 Community Speed Watch - Needs more volunteersCommunity Speed Watch
BARBY COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH TEAM have just finished our second Speed Watch period and hope to run another period later in the year. Your help would be appreciated and will ensure this initiative will continue. If anyone would like to volunteer to help with our small dedicated team please let Catherine Camp or Nigel Gove know. Training is given by Northamptonshire Police and volunteers then run speed checks on 3 alternate weeks when they can on a rota system.
If you can help then contact either
30 mph speed limit

Posted 25th May 


SALFV Celebration Party

Posted 13th June



New School Governors wanted at Barby Primary School

Barby Church of England Primary School are currently looking for up to three new Governors and would be delighted to hear from anyone who has:
- a finance background (this is desirable but not essential)
- an open and enquiring mind with the ability to scrutinise data
- the ability to look at issues objectively
- the confidence to ask questions
- a willingness to listen and form carefully considered judgements for the benefit of all
- the ability to work well with others
The time commitment is approx 10 hours per term (2 Evening meetings and ad hoc school visits).
The Governing Body plays a key role in:
- raising standards of educational attainment and progress
- holding the headteacher to account for the performance of the school
- shaping policy and future development plans
- representing the ‘voice’ of the community
As well as attending meetings governors are also asked to look at specific areas of the school’s work in more detail. To help support governors, everyone has access to training to help build on existing skills or to develop new ones. If you would like to apply for the position of school governor, please write a covering letter expressing why you feel that you would be suitable for the role. Please include reference to experience or skills that you think may be relevant. The Chair of Governors will have a short and informal interview with all suitable applicants. For further details about becoming a governor, please contact Claire Iveson, the Chair of Governors, at claire.iveson@gmail.com.
Posted 27th April 

Bin Collections are changing from June 2018

Bib Collection detail from June 2018

Posted 8th March 


Daventry District Council Survey on Electric Vehicles
An online survey has been launched by Daventry District Council (DDC) as part of its ongoing plans to promote and support the use of ultra-low emission vehicles.
Its aim is to find out how many people are driving or considering the purchase of electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles, as well as an idea of where people would like to see new charge points installed.
The results will help DDC identify demand so it can put together its plans to improve the District’s charging infrastructure.
To see full details of the survey then go to https://www.daventrydc.gov.uk/your-council/news/give-your-views-on-electric-vehicle-charge-points-22-05-18/
Please note that the survey closes on Friday 22nd June 2018.
Posted 8th June



Grants from Daventry District Council
Daventry District Council has Disabled Facilities Grants and Home Repairs Assistance grants available for both vulnerable children and adults and home owners residing within the Daventry district. For more information click here.  

Posted 8th June


Summer advice from  Neighbourhood Watch

Please be extra vigilant especially at the moment with regards to leaving windows unlocked/ open/on latches or doors unlocked on your properties especially if you are going out for the day/evening.
If you see anybody acting suspiciously around you or your neighbour's properties please do not hesitate to contact the police.
There is always a "potential" risk of criminal activity in the area.
Posted 22nd May