New park to open in Long Buckby

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A new nine-acre park will open in Long Buckby tomorrow (Monday may 27).

Radio Northampton precentor Bernie Keith and chairman of the Buckby Feast committee, Hilary Tibbs, will officially open the park at 1.15pm.

Visitors can walk around the site and try activities including a bootcamp display, archery, adventure play equipment, bird quiz, bouncy castle and fire engine.

Voluntary group, Long Buckby Green Spaces, worked on the development funded by Grantscape, the National Lottery, the Big Tree Fund, Daventry District Housing, the Co-operative Community Fund and Buckby Feast Committee. Many residents also sponsored trees for a heritage orchard and the parish council agreed to give a grant towards improvements to the entrance.