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

Election of Parish Councillors

Posted: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 21:29 by Becky Jones

STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED

The following is a statement of the persons nominated for election as a Parish Councillor for Wilbarston

Please refer to page 39 of the link

North Northamptonshire mourns the loss of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

Posted: Sat, 10 Apr 2021 14:18 by Becky Jones

The announcement of the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, is received with deep sadness.

A letter has been sent from North Northamptonshire Council, on behalf of members, officers of the council and people of the local authority, expressing condolences at this very sad time.

This is an extremely sad day for us all and our thoughts are with the Royal Family at what must be a very painful time for them. More »

Our sadness at this time is shared by people across the globe, as we remember with affection and gratitude the lifetime of service given by His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.

Northamptonshire has had a strong bond with the Royal Family for centuries and I know I speak for everyone in expressing my deepest sympathy at this time.HM Lord-Lieutenant for Northamptonshire, Mr James Saunders WatsonOur sincere condolences are with Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal family during this very difficult time.Cllr Russell Roberts, Leader of North Northamptonshire Council

Union flags outside civic buildings in the north of the county are now flying at half-mast.

You can send a message of condolence on The Royal Family website. » Less

Tributes following the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Posted: Sat, 10 Apr 2021 14:08 by Becky Jones

In line with the Royal Household's wishes, we are requesting that residents of Wilbarston avoid laying floral tributes.

While we understand that many will wish to pay their respects, it is important that we continue to abide by ongoing COVID-19 guidance, so gatherings of any kind are not advised as public safety remains our priority even at this sad time.

As outlined by the Government, there will be no physical books of condolence, so we are signposting everyone to the Royal Household's website where a virtual condolence book has been launched. More »

We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding in these matters. » Less