Local News and Events

Rugby & District Art Exhibition May 2019 

Posted 6th March 


Temporary Road Closures and speed restrictions

John Henry Group, on behalf of Gigaclear, are carrying out major telecom ducting works in the area and as part of this will be requiring a combination of traffic signals, road closures and speed restriction. 
This will directly affect Braunston Road and Longdown Lane in Barby from 1st July to 24th July, but will also affect several neighbouring villages including Welton, Ashby St Ledgers, Watford and West Haddon.  
For full updated information see the details at https://roadworks.org/
Posted 10th May


Warwickshire Open Studios Saturday 15th June to Sunday 30th June

Visit online: www.wostudios.org
Free admission to 151 venues around Warwickshire with over 300 artists exhibiting
Your chance to chat to artists-watch demonstrations-discover work in progress and maybe at some venues the chance to have a go yourself
Cleves Garden & Studio dates are:
Saturday’s 15th; 22th; 29th June 12 noon until 5 pm
Sunday’s 16th; & 23rd; 30th June 12 noon until 5 pm
A variety of work to suit all tastes, warm greeting on arrival; refreshments available; commissions welcome. Cleves Garden Studio 4 Cleves Cottages Daventry Road Barby CV23 8T
Posted 20th May 

 Spend £75 on real nappies and claim £25 back!

Daventry District Council is offering money back on purchases of real nappies as an incentive for those looking to reduce waste.

Download the leaflet here for more information where you can also find the form to complete and return along with your receipt. This offer is available until 31 July 2019.

Posted 10th May

Barby Church Trust 100 Club May 2019 draw

The lucky May 100 Club "Taps and Toilet" winner was Richard Treen with no 36 who won £80.  The June draw will take place during the Barby Church Fete on Sunday June 16th.  Anyone wishing to join the ‘Taps & Toilet’ 100 club please give Chris a call on 01788 890963.  

Thank you to everyone who has come along to the "Breakfast Café", we will be closed for the summer months and will restart on Sunday 15th September. Due to the increase in the Village Hall rent we shall have to slightly increase our menu prices. Since the Café opened in September 2017 we have raised a total of  £3,286 for the Trusts Taps and Toilets fund.  .  

Posted 19th May



Veterans’ Breakfast club has launched in Daventry

Past and present members of our armed forces are invited to join a new Veterans’ Breakfast club which has launched in Daventry.
Sessions are held at the New Street Café (next to Tesco) from 9.30am to midday on the fourth Wednesday of each month and offer veterans as well as current service personnel an opportunity to socialise in a relaxed, safe environment.
People can also access advice and support from the Royal British Legion at the same time.

Posted 10th May


Let's work together to SCRAP fly-tipping
People across Northamptonshire are being urged to follow the S.C.R.A.P code as part of a county-wide campaign to crack down on fly-tipping.
The code serves as a reminder of the checks to make when arranging disposal of waste items, in order to ensure they are dealt with responsibly and do not end up being dumped in our towns and countryside.
It is being promoted in a bid to reduce the number of fly-tipping incidents taking place across the county each year. Councils in Northamptonshire dealt with 22,000 fly-tips in 2017/18, at a cost of around £750,000 to the tax payer in collection and disposal costs.
The new campaign is being led by the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership and is backed by all of the councils in Northamptonshire, as well as Northamptonshire Police, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, the Environment Agency and the National Farmers' Union.
It warns residents that failing to take reasonable steps to ensure their waste is disposed of responsibly could result in them facing an unlimited fine or, in serious cases, prison.
Leaving waste items on the street for others to take, outside of a closed Household Waste Recycling Centre, or next to a street litter bin are all examples of fly-tipping for which the punishments apply.
The campaign's S.C.R.A.P. code urges people to:
  • Suspect all waste carriers - do not let them take waste until they have proven themselves to be legitimate
  • Check with the Environment Agency that the providing taking away your waste is licensed by calling 03708 506 506
  • Refuse unexpected offers to have any waste taken away
  • Ask what will happen to your waste
  • Paperwork should be obtained. Get a full receipt, invoice or waste transfer for your waste removal describing the waste and providing the waste carrier's contact details.
Posted 10th May