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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

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Budget for 2017/18

Budget for 2017/18 - see minutes November 2016 ref: 16/96.3

Fri, 01 Dec 2017

Agreed Minutes Full Council 2017 10 12

Agreed Minutes Full Council 2017 10 12

Fri, 10 Nov 2017

Agenda Full Council Meeting 9th November 2017

Agenda Full Council Meeting 9th November 2017

Thu, 02 Nov 2017

Agreed Minutes Full Council 2017 9 14

Agreed Minutes Full Council 2017 9 14

Wed, 25 Oct 2017

Draft Minutes Full Council 2017 10 12

Draft Minutes Full Council 2017 10 12

Mon, 23 Oct 2017

Northamptonshire Safety Matters Oct17

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

Working together to keep you safe

Fri, 20 Oct 2017

Police Crime Report September 2017

Police Crime Report September 2017

Wed, 04 Oct 2017

Tags: News, Police

Agenda Full Council Meeting 12th October 2017

Agenda Full Council Meeting 12th October 2017

Wed, 04 Oct 2017

The Chronicle Autumn 2017

The Chronicle Autumn 2017

Sun, 24 Sep 2017

Wilbarston Conservation Area: Roofing Materials

The map shows all the traditional buildings in Wilbarston Village Conservation Area dating from the 18th and 19th centuries with their roofing types in 2017. Many of the present roof materials are replacements of an earlier type.

Thatch

This once predominated and can be deduced by the steep angle of the roof slope of many buildings or from having the roofline changed to a lower pitch to create more internal room and enable a new roof. This can be inferred from gable end stonework, or from the top facades being of a different material such as brick/rendered (Fig 1).

In some cases the angled line of the earlier dormer windows from thatched roofs - now lost in the subsequent alterations - can be observed Fig 2 (centre section of photo )

Fig 1. School Lane: changed and raised roof line

Fig 2. Main Street evidence of former thatched dormers in centre, and of raised facade to left

Fig 3. Barlows Lane; stone parapets from earlier thatched roof, now Welsh Slate. The use of decorative coursing in bands of light Weldon stone and darker ironstone is a feature of the Welland valley. The single storey section to the RHS has been reroofed in concrete tiles; this building is mediaeval in origin ands was of high status; it is the oldest building in the village

Stone roof parapets are another indication of previous thatch on a roof.

Other evidence for thatch comes from old photographs or from the memories of older residents. Only one building, 16 Main Street, still retains thatch (Fig 4).

The modern rear extension is thatched. This building has stone roof parapets and the north gable shows signs of having been raised twice. In general, from the 19thC onwards, when thatch was removed from dwellings the roof was replaced with Welsh Slate. Welsh slate only came into the area after 1808 when the canals reached Market Harborough enabling slates to be easily and safely imported. Farm buildings retained thatch longest - as with the west range of the farmyard formerly to the south of Carlton Road and now within the curtilage of the Post Office ( 1 Main Street). In 1970 it had a leaky corrugated iron roof which was then replaced with either corrugated asbestos or fibre sheets. Corrugated sheets were often used as temporary fixes over degenerate thatch but lasted for decades.

Fig 4: 16 Main Street, the only thatched building left in Wilbarston. Note the stone parapets and the lines on the gable indicting a low original roof line which has been raised twice.

Dallacre Farmhouse (1 Barlows Lane) was newly thatched in 1960 (National Building Record), but suffered a fire and was subsequently reroofed in concrete plain tiles.

High Status roofing materials

In this area high status buildings were often covered with swithland slate from Charnwood forest, or with stone slates from Collyweston near Stamford. No swithland slate remains in the village – apart from some tombstones in the churchyard. Only two buildings in Wilbarston now have collywestons - the former farmhouses at 10 School Lane and at 20 Church Street.

Figs 5 and 6

10 School Lane; collyweston stone slates with detail showing their diminishing courses - larger slates at the bottom.

Metal/ fibre corrugated sheeting and subsidiary buildings

In Wilbarston such roofing is confined to subsidiary buildings. Economical to install and effective it was often the roofing material of choice to replace other deficient old roofing. When these sheets wear out they are often replace by new corrugated sheeting. There are many examples of renewed sheeting round the village. The cattle shed alongside the south boundary of the churchyard is terestins as it has Welsh slates facing the churchyard, - surely the original roofing material, and metal sheets facing south and cattle yard.

Pantiles

were also used in the area for subsidiary buildings and for roofing walls. Pantiles need very little overlap so are lighter and cheaper than plain tiles. It is only in Eastern England, (Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and East Anglia) and a small area of Somerset that pantiles were used for dwellings). Only two examples remain in the village of outbuildings with pantiles, but there are some five or more examples of pantiles capping walls

Fig 7, Pantiles on former subsidiary farm building at 10 School Lane/ The main 18thC house of stone, has collyweston stone slates , and its 19thC rear extension is in red brick with a Welsh slate roof.

Concrete tiles

These are either plain tiles, such as on the former Dallacre Farmhouse at 1 Barlow's Lane, or corrugated such as are almost ubiquitous on late 20thC and 21stC dwellings. Because they have less overlap they are cheaper than other roofing types. They have been extensively used to replace older roof materials. But the predominate roofing material in the Conservation Area is still Welsh slate which in its turn from 1808 onwards replaced earlier roofing types. This is clearly seen on the accompanying map of the traditional buildings in the Wilbarston Conservation area; red indicates modern concrete tiles, and black indicates Welsh Slate

RMW 08.17

Sun, 24 Sep 2017

Bus Timetable No 67 - September 2017

Carters Travel Bus Timetable No 67 - September 2017

Sat, 16 Sep 2017

Daventry Food Festival

Daventry Food Festival Event Programme

Please come along - 23rd September 201710:00 am - 4:00pm Free Entry

Wed, 13 Sep 2017

Tags: News

Agenda Full Council Meeting 14th September 2017

Agenda Full Council Meeting 14th September 2017

Thu, 07 Sep 2017

Northants Police and Crime Commissioner Consultation Outcome

A media release regarding the outcome of a recent public consultation by the Northants Police and Crime Commissioner relating to proposed changes to the governance of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service can be viewed below.

The commissioner has announced that he has now submitted a business case to the Home Office to transfer governance from the County Council to his office.

Sat, 02 Sep 2017

Police Crime Report August 2017

Police Crime Report August 2017

Thu, 31 Aug 2017

Tags: Reports

BikeSafe 2017 Saturday 19th August

BikeSafe2017 is returning to Northamptonshire and is this year supporting Openroads, a family road safety day with a difference.

Organised by BikeSafe and Northamptonshire Highways, BikeSafe is a police led motorcycle initiative run by most forces throughout the UK. And this year they are bringing it back to Northamptonshire and the iconic Rockingham Circuit in Corby on Saturday August 19th.

BikeSafe and Northamptonshire Highways are delighted to announce their charity partner will be the Fire Fighters Charity and are proud to be supporting fire fighters in need. They will be collecting on the day with any proceeds going to this great cause.

The Fire Fighters Charity (formally the Fire Service National Benevolent Fund) was initially set up during the Second World War to support the bereaved families of firefighters who had died during the Blitz. Over time, the Charity has evolved to become the UK's leading provider of services for the Fire Service community and their beneficiaries.

The Fire Fighters Charity supports firefighters in need. Whether injured, ill or in need of psychological support to come to terms with the life and death situations they face on a daily basis, the Charity is there to provide support in various ways. These include rehabilitation, health and wellbeing, nursing, recuperation, a child and family programme and an advice, information and support service.

We would like to encourage support for the Fire Fighters Charity because, at any time, no one knows when they may need the help of the Fire Service. In addition, by donating to ensure these services continue, you are making a valuable contribution to the Fire Service community.

This year BikeSafe and Openroads have teamed up to bring you the biggest highway extravaganza anywhere in the country. Combining thrills, skills and breath taking shows with something for every type of road user whether you love cars, motorbikes or cycles, the day guarantees to have something for everyone with a love of wheels.

The Openroads area will involve activities, stands and demonstrations, including examples of what takes place during Police pursuits, a display of modified and supercars, an array of motorbikes on show, and activities for children, including the chance to ride in a police car and climb into a fire engine.

Firefighters from Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service will be running simulated rescue demonstrations involving each of the emergency services, to show onlookers just how the services work together to deal with road traffic collisions.

Highlights of the day include a lorry experience, run by Maxim Logistics, which enables members of the public to have a go at driving a lorry around Rockingham Circuit. The aim of this was to educate people about the dangers posed by blind spots.

The day will also involve motorcycle safety sessions and CarKraft taster sessions for young drivers, which comprised of driving experiences such as skid training in Renault cars.

The aim is to provide a fun day out for families, non-drivers and drivers, young and old, but the motivation for the day was also to help cut the number of people being killed or injured on Northamptonshire's roads.

The event runs from 10am until 5pm. Entry and parking is free.

The police assessed ride and track experience can be booked at www.bikesafe.co.uk

The National BikeSafe Show & Track Experience @ Rockingham Motor Speedway. Mitchell Road, Corby, Northants. NN17 5AF

Thu, 24 Aug 2017

Tags: News

Agenda Extraordinary Council Meeting 21st August 2017

Agenda Extraordinary Council Meeting 21st August 2017

Fri, 11 Aug 2017

Agreed Minutes Full Council 8th June 2017

Agreed Minutes Full Council 8th June 2017

Sat, 05 Aug 2017

Agreed Minutes Full Council 13th July 2017

Agreed Minutes Full Council 13th July 2017

Mon, 31 Jul 2017

Register Private Fostering Arrangements

Northamptonshire County Council is encouraging people who have a child living with them who is not their own to register it as a private fostering arrangement.

Private fostering is when children up to the age of 16 living with someone other than a close relative, guardian or person with parental responsibility for 30 days or more and the county council has a statutory duty to record it.

Private foster carers can be a friend of the child's family, or be someone who is willing to care for the child of a family they do not know.

This could include:

  • Children and young people living apart from their families
  • minority ethnic children with parents working or studying in the UK
  • children with parents overseas
  • children living with host families for a variety of reasons
  • children on holiday exchanges

Those providing private fostering could be entitled to benefits and support they may not currently be receiving.

The county council can also arrange professional support and advice for the guardians and the child's parents, and has a duty to ensure the child's needs are being met.

County council cabinet member for children and families Cllr Matthew Golby said: "There are occasions when someone may look after a child who isn't their own, for example a family friend who offers to help when a parent is going through a difficult time or a student from overseas who comes to stay with a family friend or a distant relative.

"Most people won't even recognise this as a private fostering arrangement, but by law we need to know about it so that we can make sure the needs of the child, the parents and the guardians are being fully met.

"That's why we're encouraging anyone who is involved in a private fostering arrangement, or knows someone who it, to get in touch."

To register a private fostering arrangement, people can call 0300 126 1000 or email mash@northamptonshire.gcsx.gov.uk.

For more information about private fostering, visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/privatefostering.

Mon, 31 Jul 2017

Tags: Services

Cllr Dalton Register of Interests

Cllr Dalton Register of Interests

Sun, 23 Jul 2017

Northamptonshire Safety Matters

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

Working together to keep you safe

Fri, 14 Jul 2017

Monthly Reconciliation July/August 2017

Monthly Reconciliation July/August 2017

Thu, 13 Jul 2017

Finance Report & Reconciliation July 2017

Finance Report & Reconciliation July 2017

Mon, 10 Jul 2017

Agenda Full Council Meeting 13th July 2017

Agenda Full Council Meeting 13th July 2017

Wed, 05 Jul 2017

The Chronicle Summer 2017

The Chronicle Summer 2017

Mon, 03 Jul 2017

Draft Minutes Full Council 2017 6 8

Draft Minutes Full Council 8th June 2017

Mon, 26 Jun 2017

Monthly Reconciliation June 2017

Monthly Reconciliation June 2017

Mon, 26 Jun 2017