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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

Northamptonshire Safety Matters

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:37 by Becky Jones

Autumn Newsletter from The Safer Roads team together with Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service and Northamptonshire Highways

Working together to keep you safe

Allotment Plots Still Available

Allotment Plots Still Available

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:08 by Becky Jones

Are you a keen gardener?

If you are we have 4 allotment plots still available for renting, plot 7b, plot 16, plot 19a and plot 19b.

For further information or to rent a plot, please contact clerk@wilbarstonparishcouncil.gov.uk

Mobile Library dates from December 2017 - March 2018

Mobile Library dates from December 2017 - March 2018

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:45 by Becky Jones


15 December, 19 January, 16 February, 15 March

Harringworth - 12 Wakerley Road - Arrive: 11.00 Leave: 11.20

Gretton - Craxford Road - Arrive: 11.35 Leave: 12.05

East Carlton - East Carlton Park - Arrive: 13.15 Leave: 13.45

Wilbarston - Queen's Road - Arrive: 14.00 Leave: 14.25

Stoke Albany - Telephone kiosk, Ashley Road - Arrive: 14.40 Leave: 15.00

Rushton - Desborough Road - Arrive: 15.30 Leave: 15.55 More »

Weston by Welland - Mickleborough Close - Arrive: 16.30 Leave: 16.50

For further information on the Mobile Library Service can be found on the website.


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