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

Traditional Christmas Fun Day

Traditional Christmas Fun Day

Posted: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 11:28 by Becky Jones

Join Corby CAN for a day of FREE festive crafts and performances in Corby Library and James Ashworth VC Square. There will be traditional dancing, choir performances, lots of free craft activities to get stuck into and some hot drinks to see you through.

We'll be decorating spoons with local artists Iulia Checherita, making decorations and playing with clay with Mihaela Turcitu to enjoy Christmas traditions from across Corby's communities. More »

Big About Singing will perform their Christmas show alongside local singer Tatiana Captaciuc, Vanessa's Gymnastic Academy, traditional folk dances and the Corby CAN Choir.

Date: Saturday 10th December

Time: 11am – 3pm

Venue: Corby Library & James Ashworth VC Square, Parkland Gateway, George Street, Corby NN17 1QG

Who is it for: Everyone is welcome regardless of age and experience of craft activities. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: FREE – there will also be free tea, coffee and warm squash will be on hand to warm you up!

Please note: Many of the events are planned to be outside and so warm clothing is recommended. There is a maximum capacity of Corby Library (so if it's busy you may need to wait for space to become available)

Travel: Bus stops and taxi ranks on George Street are adjacent to the site. There is parking is nearby at NNC car parks and Willow Place car parks.

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Events in Corby Library throughout December 2022

Events in Corby Library throughout December 2022

Posted: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 11:04 by Becky Jones

Please see attached for information showing the activities planned in Corby Library this December.

Corby Library is part of the Warm Spaces initiative and is a free space that is open to all. Corby Library are very happy to have people that may wish to visit and just sit regardless of being involved in an activity. Also, Corby Library staff love a good old chat so please feel free to engage if you feel comfortable doing so. More »

Monday

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12:30pm -2:30pm

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Adult Craft Group

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Enquire at Library Desk

Tuesday

9:30am –12:00pm

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Blue Badge Support

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Booking Required

2:00pm –4:00pm

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Canasta Group (Fortnightly)

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No need to book!

2:15pm –3:15pm

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Baby Time –Under 1's

(Term Time Only –Last Session 13th)

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Booking Required

Wednesday

10:00am–1:00pm

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Barclays Local

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Enquire at Library Desk

2:00pm –4.30pm

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Blue Badge Support

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Booking Required

Thursday

9.30am –10.00am

11:30am –12:00pm

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Rhyme Time –Under 5's –( Last Session of 2022 –15th)

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No need to book!

10:00am–1:00pm

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Barclays Local

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Enquire at Library Desk

2:00pm –4.00pm

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Knit & Natter Group

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Enquire at Library Desk

Friday

10.30am –11.30am

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Story Time –Under 5's

(Term Time Only –Last Session 16th)

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Booking Required

2:00pm –4.30pm

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Blue Badge Support

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Booking Required

Extras this month

Monday 5th

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2:00pm –4.00pm

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Adult Reading Group

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Enquire at Library Desk

Saturday 3rd

17th

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10:30am–11:30am

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Christmas Themed Family Activities

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Enquire at Library Desk

Saturday 10TH

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11.00 –3.00

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Corby CAN Presents: A Traditional Family Christmas Fun Day!

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Drop In

Wednesday 21st

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10.30 –11.30

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Half Term Christmas Craft

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Bookable

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New Flare Report app to make women and girls feel safer in Northamptonshire

Posted: Thu, 24 Nov 2022 15:13 by Becky Jones

A new, free smartphone app – Flare Report – has been launched to help women and girls feel and be safer on the streets of Northamptonshire.

Women and girls can use it to report incidents and behaviour that are inappropriate and make them feel unsafe, such as cat-calling, comments or touching, street harassment or other threatening behaviour.

Flare is not for reporting crimes in progress that need an immediate response, but Police will check reports every day to make sure that nothing that needs an urgent response has been submitted. More »

Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold has brought the app to the county and hopes that reports made on Flare will help to build a clearer picture of where incidents are happening and give women the confidence to report things that might otherwise go unreported.

Stephen Mold said: "We know anecdotally that many women and girls simply would not report incidents like cat-calling, street harassment or even unwanted touching to Police, either because they are embarrassed, or they don't think it will be taken seriously.

"We can't live in a community where women accept that harassment is just something that happens to everyone, we must call it out. Flare Report is the mechanism for doing that."

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