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

Covid Vaccine Passport Scam

Covid Vaccine Passport Scam

Posted: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 10:30 by Becky Jones

We have been made aware of a Covid Vaccine Passport scam email going around that purports to be from the NHS and informs recipients that they can apply for their "Digital Coronavirus Passports" Clicking on the link within the email, takes you to a convincing but fake NHS website that asks for personal and payment details. (for an admin fee) The website has since been taken down, but in case similar emails/websites appear please be vigilant and IGNORE. Your vaccination status is obtained FREE through the NHS App, website or by calling the NHS on 119. More information can be found on the gov.uk website; https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad. More »

Please note that any Phishing scams can be reported to SERS (Suspicious Email Reporting Service): report@phishing.gov.uk

Best wishes


For The Love Of Books

For The Love Of Books

Posted: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 11:23 by Becky Jones

From 10 July 2021, Northamptonshire Libraries are challenging you to read 12 books in 6 months.

Children can sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge in their local library any time from 10 July and collect their free Space Chase folder. The challenge is to read six library books over the summer and collect special smelly stickers along the way. When six books have been read they earn a finishers certificate and medal. It's fun, it's local and best of all, it's free! More »

You can find out more about the challenge on the Northamptonshire Libraries webpage: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/src » Less

Corby Library Newsletter - June 2021

Posted: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 10:46 by Becky Jones

Corby Libraries easy to read guide to what's on offer, how to get involved with our free activities, and the exciting things we've got coming up, including reading challenges for both children and adults!