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Wilbarston Parish Council

Serving the people of Wilbarston

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Clerk: Mrs Becky Jones
1 Castle Road, Wellingborough
Northamptonshire NN8 1LL

Tel: 01933 273028

Wilbarston Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Wilbarston a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Wilbarston is a pleasant village which enjoys panoramic views of the surrounding Welland Valley countryside. It contains a mix of development styles and phases but retains a distinct historical core of traditional buildings which characterise the majority of the village. The village's facilities include a school, shop / Post Office, village hall, open space and pub. Streets are generally closely lined with continuous built form (buildings or boundary walls) giving a strong sense of enclosure. Most buildings are parallel to the street, but some are gable end on. Frontages are densely packed, with long ranges and gardens behind. Typically the built form tightly encloses the street on one side, and is set back on the other in a staggered arrangement. The agricultural heritage is clear and rural mews and historic farmsteads form distinct character traits, with buildings frequently clustered together or set in linear ranges running parallel or at 90 degrees to the street, forming small linear yards.

Common to all historic areas is a limited palette of materials – ironstone and limestone, often in coursed bands with limited areas of render. Brick buildings are less common but are in soft reds. Roofs are generally of slate or stone slate, and thatch. Views in Wilbarston combine an interplay between open expansive views of the landscape, particularly to the north and west, and tight controlled views along historic streets, for example Barlows Lane.

Historic development is generally better related to the streetscene with buildings fronting onto and defining the streets. More recent developments tend to be set back and arranged in inward looking cul-de-sacs and are less reflective of the local vernacular.

Wilbarston has a Parish Plan which has been adopted by the Council as informal policy. The Parish Plan has been used to inform the preparation of this document.

Latest News

Police Crime Report November 2017

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:28 by Becky Jones

We are pleased to report that during the month of November 2017 there were no crimes deemed to affect the community in your parish.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to take part in the Local Identified priorities survey that Northamptonshire Police take part in in conjunction with other partners, this is a short survey and will only take a maximum of 10 minutes. The more responses the more directed and targeted their service can be. More »

Have your say on budget proposals

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:47 by Becky Jones

There's still time to give your views about the draft budget proposals for 2018/19. Click here for more info.

County Council Budget Consultation Dates

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:49 by Becky Jones

There are various ways in which you can engage with the budget changes that the County Council is proposing for the 2018/19 year.

- Kettering Town Forum; 27th November, 7pm, Municipal Offices, Cllr Robin Brown

- A6 Towns Forum; 29th November, 7pm, Municipal Offices, Cllr Bill Parker

- Rural Forum; 30th November, 7pm, Municipal Offices, Cllr Ian Morris

- Tuesday 28th November 4pm - 7.30pm, Oxford Rd Resource Centre, Wellingborough More »

- Thursday 30th November 4pm - 7.30pm, Patrick Rd Resource Centre, Corby

These are all public meetings and you are very welcome to attend. » Less