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

The Street Doctor Process & Repair Times

The Street Doctor Process & Repair Times

Posted: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 21:29 by Becky Jones

Find and report road or street problems (like potholes, blocked drains, or obstructions)

Report your issues here: fixmystreet.northamptonshire.gov.uk

How to report a problem

  1. Enter a Northamptonshire postcode, street name and area, or check an existing report number
  2. Locate the problem on a map of the area
  3. Enter details of the problem. Please enter a single problem per enquiry. The first item described will be taken as the enquiry
  4. Confirm the report and Northamptonshire Highways will investigate

What happens next? More »

  • Report is logged
  • Report is investigated within 5 working days
  • The Street Doctor team will ascertain what needs to be done
  • Street Doctor will report back what they intend to do and timescales. You will receive an update when actions are taken
  • If Street Doctor will not be addressing, they will tell your clearly why
  • If it is the responsibility of another organisation, Street Doctor will report for you and provide report number details

Emergencies can be reported by phone – between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday call 0300 126 3000 for North Northamptonshire Council.

Outside of these hours please ring 01604 651074. Issues reported to Street Doctor via this system may not be reviewed to for up to 5 working days.

To report abandoned vehicles, flooding or street lighting issues please use the below links:

Repair Times

Emergency reports- will be inspected within 2 hours

P1 – 24 Hours – High Risk – pose a high risk and hence require a quicker response to repair following the risk based assessment undertaken by the Highway Safety Inspectors. If in the judgement of the inspector the defect is considered to represent a significant or imminent hazard, repair or make safe within 24 hours. If the defect can only be made safe within 24 hours carry out permanent repairs as a P4 Repair.

P2 – 7 Calendar Days – Medium to High Risk – following the risk based assessment undertaken by the Highway Safety Inspectors, require a repair within the 7 calendar day timeframe

P3 – 28 Calendar Days – Low to Medium Risk – deemed to carry more risk than P4 defects and hence require a speedier repair following the risk based assessment undertaken by the Highway Safety Inspectors

P4 – 26 Calendar Week Repairs – Low Risk – fall within investigatory levels however they are deemed to carry a low level of risk, hence being given longer following the risk based assessment undertaken by the Highway Safety Inspectors, for a repair to be undertaken. » Less

Dog Fouling & The law

Dog Fouling & The law

Posted: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 21:27 by Becky Jones

Dog mess is the most unacceptable and offensive type of litter on our streets. Our research tells us that dog fouling is the issue the public are most concerned about.

Dog fouling is not only deeply unpleasant, it is dangerous. Whilst rare, contact with dog excrement can cause toxocariasis – a nasty infection that can lead to dizziness, nausea, asthma and even blindness or seizures.

It's no wonder dog fouling is such a problem – there are estimated to be more than 8 million dogs producing more than 1,000 tonnes of mess every day in the UK alone. More »

While most dog owners are caring, responsible individuals, there are still some people who do not clean up after their pets.

Anyone who fails to clear up after their dog can be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of up to £100. If the case goes to court this could cost the owner or person in charge of the animal up to £1,000.

The law states that being unaware a dog has fouled or not having a suitable bag is not a reasonable excuse.

Any public bin can take the waste. There is no excuse to leave it. » Less

Easter Activities Across North Northamptonshire

Easter Activities Across North Northamptonshire

Posted: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 21:25 by Becky Jones

There are a variety of activities taking place during the holidays for young people to get involved in across the North of the county. All the details can be found at www.northnorthants.gov.uk/easteractivities

All young people under 8yrs must be accompanied by a paying adult.