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

Help us understand your priorities

Posted: Sun, 29 Sep 2019 10:47 by Becky Jones

The next 18 months represent a critical stage for the future of public services in Northamptonshire.

During this time work Northamptonshire County Council will be completed to transform services and replace the county's existing eight councils with two new unitary authorities.

In order for this to be a success it is essential that those services currently provided by Northamptonshire County Council are placed on a firmer financial footing to make sure the two new unitary councils don't inherit the significant issues faced by the authority. More »

This needs to happen before the new councils are created to make sure they start life with transformed, affordable services and a balanced budget.

To help them in this work they want your views on what you consider to be the priorities. They want to know what services you feel are most important to you, your family and your communities, how you rate these services and what improvements could be made.

Northamptonshire County Council are asking these questions now and will repeat this every six months to make sure they are aware of your views on an ongoing basis.

Please give your feedback and help shape Northamptonshire's future. » Less

Unitary council websites launched

Posted: Sun, 29 Sep 2019 10:44 by Becky Jones

Two new websites have launched providing the latest news and information as the Council moves towards unitary governance.

View the websites at https://futurenorthantsnorth.org and https://futurenorthantswest.org

Witness Appeal - Number Plate Theft

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:39 by Becky Jones

An incident of theft of number plates has been reported on
17/08/2019@09.00-18/08/2019@14.00

The incident took place at Church Street Wilbarston

Did you see anyone loitering around in the area?

Please do not hesitate to call 101 (or 999 if a crime is in progress).

If you have seen or heard anything that you feel may be helpful or may aid us in our investigation, please contact the main enquiry number (101) and quote Crime Number: More »


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