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

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

Carers Awareness Day

Carers Awareness Day

Posted: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 13:45 by Becky Jones

Northamptonshire Carers are acutely aware that Carers have especially been adversely affected by the pandemic.

We are planning to promote the support we can offer to unpaid Carers by holding a Carers Awareness Day

Weds 9th March

10am-2.30pm

St Andrews Church Rooms, Rockingham Road, Kettering, (opp Sainsburys)

Everyone is welcome

Wilbarston On Radio Northampton

Posted: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 10:23 by Becky Jones

If you missed the great news pieces about the community spirit in Wilbarston on Monday you can listen again here at Annabel Amos - 10/01/2022 - BBC Sounds and fast track to the below times:

1:24:48 - with Sharon Harding of The Milking Parlour

1:54:30 & 2:09:37 - with Chair Nick Richards WPC

2:25:56 - with Jean Innes

2:54:55 - with Georgina Royle

Swipe left to romance fraud: Family members of online daters urged to help protect their relatives

Swipe left to romance fraud: Family members of online daters urged to help protect their relatives

Posted: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 10:20 by Becky Jones

Officers from Northamptonshire Police are supporting a national campaign to urge families to protect their relatives from becoming a victim of romance fraud after county residents lost more than £700,000 through dating scams last year.

Daters who strike up online relationships between Christmas and Valentine's Day tend to be the most susceptible to romance fraud, however a total of 117 reports were recorded in the county throughout 2021. More »

Figures released by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) also showed that 56 per cent of victims of this type of fraud in Northamptonshire were female compared to 36 per cent males.

While those aged 60-69 recorded the highest number of romance frauds with the police receiving 24 reports, followed closely by the 50-59 age group with 23, 30-39 years (19), 40-49 years (18) and 20 to 29-year-olds (17).

Fraud Protect Officer PC Neil MacKenzie of the Force's Economic Crime Unit said: "Loneliness is a key element which fuels the need for an online relationship, which allows fraudsters the opportunity to manipulate their victims.

"Typically, a fraudster will spend weeks or even months grooming their victim with empathy and affection and fabricated stories of their lives, creating a believable background and importantly building trust!

"Initially there's no suggestion or desire to ask the victim for money so they may believe the love interest is genuine. However, once the emotional relationship has been formed, the fraudster will use a variety of emotive reasons to ask victims for money.

"Once they have received money, the fraudsters will keep coming back with more reasons to send more or will ask the victim to use their bank account to transfer money for them – this is money laundering.

"The financial loss alone is difficult to overcome with some victims losing their life-savings however it's the emotional impact on victims which can be devastating as they end up loving the person who scammed them.

"We want to do all we can to raise awareness of this heartless crime to prevent others from falling for it, which is why we are calling on family members who think their relatives may be dating online to help spread the message.

"We are asking families to speak to their relatives to ensure they are aware of the warning signs to look out for to help them avoid falling victim to fraud, especially if their loved one is not particularly tech savvy."

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