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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

Scam Phone Call

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:42 by Becky Jones

Just to make you aware of a phone call scam where people have received an automated call stating that they are from Talk Talk and that their internet service will be disconnected in an hour, Press 1 to stay connected or 2 to disconnect.

Talk Talk have said that this is a scam and that pressing either option will reroute all future call via the scammers and that they will be able to listen into the calls to gather information. More »

Advice is NOT to press any buttons, just hang up and then report to Talk Talk or any other Service provider that the scammers may claim to be.

Police, Community Support Officer, Corby & Kettering » Less

Crime report from 01-10 March Welland and surrounding villages

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:11 by Becky Jones

The following crime has been reported between 01/03/2018-10/03/2018 which has affected your community.
Criminal Damage 09/03/2018 Rushton Hall. A vehicle attempting to flee the area has cut the padlocks on the farm gates.

Kettering and Corby Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team

Wilbarston in an Emergency

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 07:58 by Becky Jones

A massive fire, an explosion in a large passing vehicle or premises, deep snowfall and drifts cutting the village off from local towns, motor or other accidents, a serious motor accident perhaps involving two passenger coaches, an aircraft crash, major storms with roads cut off and power lost. No one knows what emergency will happen or when so it is best to BE PREPARED.

The Parish Council is considering having an EMERGENCY PLAN. This would be updated annually with copies on the parish website, parish notice board, and other publicly available locations in the village. More »

This would be a VILLAGE emergency plan for and by the village.

Although there are official emergency services, these might not be able to reach the village; the village would need to react whilst awaiting them and be able to assist them when they arrive them.

So, what would the Emergency plan contain? Below are some ideas:

In addition, people could help in visiting vulnerable people (elderly, sick, disabled, housebound, parents with young children) to check on their situation and help.

If you think an emergency plan is a sensible idea, if you have skills or equipment you could volunteer, if you have ideas as to what it should / could contain, please contact Parish Councillors David James 9 Scotts Lane davejames@me.com (01536) 770066 or Rosalind Willatts 2 Barlows Lane, rmwillatts@uwclub.net (01536) 770875

A meeting can then be arranged (perhaps in the Fox PH) to mindmap ideas and work out how to develop the plan. » Less