Have your say about the future of Wilbarston

You should receive a questionnaire through your door over the next few days as part of the Neighbourhood Planning process. This information is critical to help the PC understand how our parishioners feel and how they want the future of the village to look.

Please take some time to respond, ideally online. Here is link to the online questionnaire in case you want to do it right now!


About Wilbarston Parish Council

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

Decision Notice: 12 Church Street, Wilbarston

Posted: Fri, 29 Sep 2023 15:31 by Becky Jones

Decision Notice: Grants Permission

Application type: Full Planning Permission:

Installation of rear dormer roof extension in association with loft conversion, roof alterations including removal of chimney stack, and installation of roof lights, addition of ridged roof to detached garage, external render and elevation alterations

View Application on Local Planning Authority (NNC) Website: NK/2023/0253

Applications Now Open for Eden Communities Introduction to Community Action course!

Posted: Fri, 29 Sep 2023 15:20 by Becky Jones

Want to make a difference in your community but not sure where to start?

This short course explores how to make positive change where you live, via Zoom from the comfort of your own home.

Jam-packed with workshops, inspirational talks, networking and fun, the Introduction to Community Action course is for anyone interested in making a difference in their community!

Starts 6 November, every Monday evening for 5 weeks from 6.30pm More »

What's on at Corby Library October '23

Posted: Thu, 28 Sep 2023 17:27 by Becky Jones

What's on in Corby library poster

12:30pm - 2:30pm Adult Craft Group - Enquire at Library Desk

2:00pm - 4.30pm Blue Badge Support - Booking Required

2:00pm - 4:00pm Canasta Group (Fortnightly) No need to book!

10:00am - 4:30pm Barclays Local - Enquire at Library Desk
2:00pm - 4:30pm Blue Badge Support - Booking Required

9:30am - 10:00am / 11:30am - 12:00pm
Rhyme Time Under 5's (Term Time Only) - No need to book! More »

10:00am - 1:00pm Barclays Local - Enquire at Library Desk
2:00pm - 4:00pm Knit & Natter Group - Enquire at Library Desk

9.30am-1.30pm - Natwest Bank Drop In -

10:30am - 11:30am Story Time Under 5's (Term Time Only) - Booking Required

2:00pm - 4:30pm Blue Badge Support - Booking Required


11.30am-1.30pm Ukrainian Social Group - Drop In

Extras this month

Tuesday 3rd 2.15pm - 3.30pm - Reading Friends Adult Coffee Morning - Drop In - All Welcome

Thursday 5th 3.30pm - 4.30pm - Greener Libraries Recycled Craft for All Ages - Drop In All Welcome

Monday 9th 2.00pm - 4.00pm Adult Reading Group - Enquire at Library Desk

Monday 16th 5.30pm - 7.30pm Young Writers Group - Writing East Midlands - Booking Required - Enquire at Library Desk

Tuesday 17th 2.30 - 3:30pm - Reading Friends Adult Coffee Morning - Drop In - All Welcome

Wednesday 25th 10.00 - 12:00pm - Sound Reads - Enquire at Library Desk

Tuesday 31st 2.15 - 3:30pm - Reading Friends Adult Coffee Morning - Drop In - All Welcome

Family Activities - Family Activities poster

Thursday 5th 3.30 - 4.30 - Green Libraries Recycled Book Making and craft - Drop In

Saturday 7th 10.30 - 3.30 - Green Libraries Fun Palace - Drop In

Saturday 14th 2.00 - 3.30 - Harry Potter Craft Event - Drop In

Saturday 21st 2.00 - 3.30 Family Lego Free Build Session - Drop In

Thursday 26th 10.30 - 12.00 Half Term Halloween
Craft - Drop In

Saturday 28th 2.00 - 3.30 Halloween Craft - Drop In

These sessions are FREE to attend and are suitable for all ages. Booking opens a week in advance of the session date.

For Bookable activities speak to staff, drop us a line on Facebook, email us at Corby.libraryplus@northnorthants.gov.uk or call us on 0300 126 3000 option 5 option 3. » Less