Local News and Events


Posted 4th July


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



Daventry District Council are launching a new Housing Needs Survey for Barby & Onley
Housing Needs Survey July 2019

Posted 27th June

 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 June 2019 draw

The June draw of the Barby Church Trust Taps & Toilets 100 Club took place at the Church Fete on June 16th. The lucky numbers drawn were 06 (Mike Grange who won £220) and 90 (Ann Maiden who won £80). Anyone wishing to join the “Taps & Toilets” 100 Club should give Chris Smith a ring on 01788 890963.
Please note that the Breakfast Café will restart on Sunday September 15th.
Posted 24th June



DOG OWNERS - Are your dog's microchip details up-to-date?

Dog owners are being reminded of the importance of making sure the information on their pet’s microchip is kept up-to-date.
Daventry District Council’s Dog Warden service is issuing the advice after coming across a number of cases recently in which a lost dog’s chip contained information for their owner’s old address – making it difficult to reunite them.
A microchip is a small electronic chip, around the size of a grain of rice, which is painlessly implanted under the dog's skin and contains a unique number that can be read by a scanner.
The dog owner's contact details are logged on a central database, so should the dog be found after going missing or being stolen it can be scanned and quickly returned to its owner.
Since April 2016 dog owners have been required by law to make sure their dog is microchipped, with those who fail to do so facing fines of up to £500.
As well as helping reunite owners with lost or stolen pets, microchipping also has a number of other welfare benefits, including:
• Helping to prevent the theft of dogs
• Allowing for easier identification of owners who are guilty of animal cruelty
• Enabling vets and the Council to contact dog owners directly if a stray is found
• Tackling the issue of stray dogs by promoting responsible dog ownership.
People are also being urged to ensure they properly report any stray dogs they find so they can be reunited with their owners.
If you have lost or found a dog, please contact Daventry District Council on 01327 871100. If you find a dog outside of normal office hours, or on a Saturday or Sunday, please contact Dunsmore Kennels on 024 7654 2566 or visit www.dunsmorekennels.com
Anyone who finds a dog during the evening or when the kennels are otherwise closed is advised to keep the dog overnight if they can, before contacting the kennels or the Council. Please ensure you do not put yourself at risk of being bitten or attacked by the dog if you are prepared to secure a dog overnight.
Please find out more at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/dogs
Posted 4th July