The village of Long Buckby is in Northamptonshire between the towns of Rugby and Northampton. The parish has about 4,400 people; it incorporates the main village of Long Buckby and the nearby hamlet of Long Buckby Wharf. Long Buckby is a few minutes drive from the A5 and M1 and has a train station giving easy access to London and Birmingham. The Wharf is situated on the Grand Union Canal.
Long Buckby has a fantastic range of facilities for a village:
- The library is open Tuesdays to Saturdays.
- Two village schools - infants and juniors - as well as two pre-schools.
- In addition, there is a doctors surgery, two dentists, a chemist, two supermarkets, butchers, florist, gift shops, estate agents, dry cleaners, stove shop, several hairdressers, as well as a number of restaurants, pubs and takeaways.
The village has many sports facilities including a cricket club, rugby club, football club, hockey club, badminton club, bowls club, archery clubs and a gym.
For the benefit of all, there is a Community Centre . The village also boasts plenty of green space with a pocket park, recreation ground, sports field and the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside just a walk away. In addition, plans are underway to create more official 'green space' just outside the village.
Long Buckby is blessed to have a Church of England, Baptist Church, United Reformed Church and Catholic Church and there are several charities in the village whose sole purpose is to benefit the parishioners of Long Buckby. One is Buckby Feast Trust that has Feast Week at the end of August each year which includes a popular Craft & Produce Show. The main Buckby Feast event is held on August Bank Holiday Monday in the Market Square.
For more information on the village visit the village website.