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

What's on at Corby Library October 22

Posted: Tue, 04 Oct 2022 11:44 by Becky Jones

Please view the PDF for what's on at Corby Library

Corby Library Fun Palace - September/October 2022

Posted: Sun, 18 Sep 2022 17:26 by Becky Jones

This October Corby library are hoping to host a 'Fun Palace' based on the theme of Culture in our community and we are looking for local organisations that might be kind enough to help.

A fun palace is a free of charge event where lots of local charity groups/community groups, businesses and individuals come together in one place and hold small space activities or stalls to showcase their work. The aim is to share information in a vibrant way to families and people of all ages. We hope it will give people a chance to see just how much there is happening in their local area and how important inclusivity is. It will also give you as an organisation a platform to extend your audience and let people know who you are. More »

The event would run in the library inside Corby Cube on Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October between 10.00 and 3.00 on both days and be open to all, we are hoping to have a variation of activities that cater to people of all ages and from all backgrounds so would really appreciate any assistance. Your activity could be based on heritage, art, drama, music, literature, horticulture, dance to name just a handful of ideas.

If you are interested in getting involved, hosting an activity, showcasing your organisation, or even just providing some resource materials for us to hand out then please get in touch. Also, if you have any colleagues or know of any organisations that you feel might be interested in joining us please feel free to pass this information to them.

We are open to all ideas you may have and would do our very best to accommodate whatever space you need. There would be no charge for your space or stall.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Please get in touch by:
email us at corby.libraryplus@northnorthants.gov.uk or call us
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Floral Tributes

Floral Tributes

Posted: Sat, 17 Sep 2022 11:07 by Becky Jones

There are a number of official places where floral tributes can be laid if you wish to do so. North Northamptonshire Council has made the following locations available for floral tributes:

Corby: Floral tributes lawned area on the lower-level flower terrace closest to the bus shelter at George Street
• Kettering: Floral tributes may be laid on the grass in front of the flagpole on Bowling Green Road
• Thrapston: Floral tributes to be laid by the flagpole at East Northants House
• Wellingborough: Floral tributes to be laid in front of the fountain directly in front of Swanspool House at the corner of London Road and Doddington Road. More »

What happens to all the flowers when they are removed?

We have been giving this careful thought. We want to treat them with the respect they deserve. We are planning to collect them together and to turn them into compost. This can then be used in a special memorial garden area that we are planning for the Chester House Estate. » Less