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

SAY HELLO TO NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH WEEK, 30th May – 5th June 2022

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2022 12:47 by Becky Jones

This year, John Bishop invites us all to 'say hello' to Neighbourhood Watch Week as it kick-starts the Month of Community. It's a chance to come together with neighbours, with friends, with people you haven't met, and to 'say hello' by making new connections. Building these connections in our community is one of the foundations of Neighbourhood Watch! Learn more about Neighbourhood Watch Week and listen to what John Bishop has to say here. More »

As part of this celebratory week in such a flagship year, we are thrilled to invite you to join us online for our NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH CRIME AND COMMUNITY CONFERENCE 2022. Learn more about the conference on page 3 of our special edition newsletter, or to book your place now, click here

BECOME A NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK TRUSTEE

Our voluntary Trustee Board is responsible for ensuring our charity is well run and is held accountable for:

  • pursuing its charitable objectives and complying with its Constitution, charity law, and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • applying its resources wisely to achieve impact and value-for-money
  • demonstrating its values and maintaining public confidence in its reputation
  • working strategically by setting policy, defining goals and targets, and measuring its impact.

We are recruiting new trustees to our board, and we recognise that increasing the diversity of our board so that it better reflects the communities we serve will help us do a better job as a charity. Therefore, we are very keen to involve young people, people from the LGBTQ+ community, those with lived experience of disability or who have been victims of crime, and people from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. We will support people for whom this would be their first trustee role to learn about the responsibilities of trusteeship.

We are keen to hear from people who can help us with fundraising and income generation or who have experience in marketing and communications and can advise us on engaging with a broader and more diverse audience, including better use of social media. We are also seeking someone with knowledge of charity finance (or general accounting knowledge who would be willing to learn about the charitable context). We would also like to have one trustee on our board with knowledge of policing and public safety in England and Wales and trends in policy development.

See the attachments for more information.

JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS

We are looking for Neighbourhood Watch streets that have celebrated every Jubilee ideally since the Silver Jubilee in 1977 to interview its residents, old and new, and feature photos of the street party over the years. If this is you, please email enquiries@ourwatch.org.uk. » Less

Update on COVID - 19 in Northamptonshire

Posted: Sat, 14 May 2022 06:59 by Becky Jones

"The latest figures show that the drop in COVID-19 case rates has been slowest in the over 70s.

Sadly we are still seeing deaths from COVID-19 in Northamptonshire and nationally.

As our older population were some of the first to get their vaccinations, along with those who are immunocompromised, it's vitally important to make sure their protection from COVID-19 is topped up, as vaccine effectiveness appears to wane with time. More »

The Spring Booster campaign began in March. Anyone over 75 who got their previous booster around six months ago is invited to get an additional booster dose of vaccine.

Residents of older adult care homes are also eligible to receive the Spring booster jab, as well as people aged 12 and over who are immunosuppressed.

This additional booster is currently being offered to those at extremely high risk to help minimise the chance of becoming severely ill with COVID-19 and having to be admitted to hospital.

Will you check if loved ones who are older or immunocompromised have had their Spring Booster? Or have been invited but not yet booked an appointment, or taken up the offer? This can be accessed online at http://nhs.uk/covidvaccine or by calling 119."

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The Knife Angel

Posted: Fri, 13 May 2022 10:03 by Becky Jones

The Knife Angel will be on display on 14 May in Wellingborough at the Old Grammarians Rugby Club in Sywell Road from 12 noon to 3.30pm. In Corby, the sculpture will arrive on the evening of 14 May and be on display on Corporation Street, Willow Place until 29 May.

Want to know more please open attachment.

Also people can download the Explore Northampton app (free from the App Store - Explore Northampton on the App Store (apple.com) and Google Play - Explore Northampton - Apps on Google Play) where there is a Knife Angel section with links to interesting and relevant information and also you can view the Angel in augmented reality. More »

Link to North Northamptonshire Council web page is –

Knife Angel | North Northamptonshire Council (northnorthants.gov.uk)

There is a complete programme of events, please see the attached leaflet for detail, including who, what, when and how to join events - North Northants Council Info Knife Angel.

To See more about Crime Prevention for Serious violence follow the link

Serious violence | Neighbourhood Watch Network (ourwatch.org.uk)

To Report a Crime in progress call 999. » Less