Wilbarston Parish Council

Serving the people of Wilbarston

Village Sign

Clerk: Mrs Becky Jones
1 Castle Road, Wellingborough
Northamptonshire NN8 1LL

Tel: 01933 273028

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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

Burglary - Weston By Welland

Posted: Wed, 13 Oct 2021 19:29 by Becky Jones

It has been reported that unknown persons have stolen a Quad Bike from within a shed which they have broken off the lock to.

The Quad Bike is a

YAMAHA YFM550 FWA. VRM AE62DFY

This happened between:

22:00 hrs on FRIDAY 08/10/2021 & 05:50 hrs on SATURDAY 09/10/2021

At a premises on

VALLEY ROAD, WESTON BY WELLAND, MARKET HARBOROUGH

Occurrence number – 21000 587 415

Did you witness anything?

Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious? More »

Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?

If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.

101 is the number to use to report incidents and for general enquiries. In an emergency dial 999.

To report a crime or incident, provide information or for advice, call 101 or visit www.northants.police.uk

To contact your Neighbourhood Team covering Kettering and surrounding villages they can be contacted on the following email addresses:

NeighbourhoodTeamKetteringTown@northants.pnn.police.uk

Or

NeighbourhoodTeamCorbyRural&KetteringRural@northants.pnn.police.uk

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

To have your say and help set the Locally Identified Policing Priorities in your area please complete the short survey by using the link below or the QR Code

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NorthantsLocalPriorities » Less

Bikeability - Free Event Kettering

Bikeability - Free Event Kettering

Posted: Tue, 12 Oct 2021 14:16 by Becky Jones

Bikeability - Level 1 & 2

Thursday 28th & Friday 29th October 2021

10am - 2.30pm

10+ year olds welcome

North Park Community Pavilion Kettering

Contact: leisure.kbc@northnorthants.gov.uk to register a FREE place

Library Plus Taster Morning

Posted: Sat, 09 Oct 2021 21:28 by Becky Jones

Check out our courses and meet the tutors

Corby Library Saturday 6th November 11am – 1pm

A drop in 'taster session' to find out about and enrol on our *FREE* Adult Learning courses

• Family Language starts Monday 8th November

•Keeping Families Safe Online starts Tuesday 9th November

• Family Finances – Raise your game! starts Tuesday 9th November