Wilbarston Parish Council

Serving the people of Wilbarston

Village Sign

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

Theft in Weston By Welland

Posted: Sun, 17 Nov 2019 12:04 by Becky Jones

An incident of theft from motor vehicle has been reported between 14/11/2019@23.00-15/11/2019@07.30

The incident took place at Ashley Road

Did you see anyone loitering around in the area?

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

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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:
For more information about crime prevention advice and what is going on in your community please sign up to:-
www.northamptonshireneighbourhoodalert.co.uk

Help is at hand with Volunteer Car Service

Posted: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 11:36 by Becky Jones

Kettering Volunteer Car Service: a volunteer car service to help the elderly and disabled get to a range of medical appointments. This can be to the local doctor, any hospital, optician, dentist or other medically connected appointment. Whilst medical appointments are our priority, we can also take you to visit relatives in hospital and care homes. You can use this service is you are; elderly, disabled, have mobility problems or experience difficulty using public transport. More »

Volunteer drivers use their own cars to take members to their medical appointments. The appointment is made by you calling the office. We will need to know when and where you are going. We work on appointment times and the driver will collect you from your home in plenty of time. The drivers will wait up to 2 hours for you and take you home.

There is a small annual membership fee to pay. Fares are paid directly to the driver to cover their out of pocket expenses and include a small admin charge which the driver will bring into the office. If your appointment takes longer than 2 hours and the driver leaves the hospital, they will return to pick you up and you will be charged a 'double' journey. If you have any queries, please call the office for further information.

If you are attending an NHS hospital and claim certain benefits, you may be able to reclaim the cost of the fare; you will need to enquire at the hospital.

More about Shire Community Services

The office can be contacted Monday to Friday between 8:30am - 4:00pm on 01933 272735.

Membership costs just £10.00 for 6 months or £20 per year. Each journey is then charged as per the driver's fuel costs plus a £1 booking fee.

Members will need to request a membership form which can be posted to us at the address below::

Shire Community Services 1 - 3 Orient Way Wellingborough NN8 1AF » Less

Incident of burglary Braybrooke

Posted: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 10:34 by Becky Jones

An incident of burglary in an out building has been reported between 07/11/2019@16.00-09/11/2019@08.30

The incident took place at Braybrooke Road Braybrooke

Did you see anyone loitering around in the area?

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

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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:
For more information about crime prevention advice and what is going on in your community please sign up to:-
www.northamptonshireneighbourhoodalert.co.uk