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

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

Witness Appeal - Number Plate Theft

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:39 by Becky Jones

An incident of theft of number plates has been reported on
17/08/2019@09.00-18/08/2019@14.00

The incident took place at Church Street Wilbarston

Did you see anyone loitering around in the area?

Please do not hesitate to call 101 (or 999 if a crime is in progress).

If you have seen or heard anything that you feel may be helpful or may aid us in our investigation, please contact the main enquiry number (101) and quote Crime Number: More »


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Witness Appeal

Posted: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 21:28 by Becky Jones

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding three incidents of burglary that have been reported to police. This occurred in the area of Rushton Road, Wilbarston between 8am on 25/07/19 and 3pm on 26/07/19.

Did you witness anything?
Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?
Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?

If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting ref: 19000392854 / 393033 / 392158 More »

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 Corby Rural and surrounding villages they can be contacted on the following email:

NeighbourhoodTeamCorbyRural&KetteringRural@northants.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

Kind Regards,

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Shed Burglary Main Street Sutton Basset

Posted: Mon, 24 Jun 2019 09:59 by Becky Jones

An incident of shed burglary has been reported. 07/06/2019@07.00-08/06/2019@12.00

The incident took place at Main Street, Sutton Basset

Did you see anyone loitering around in the area?

Please do not hesitate to call 101 (or 999 if a crime is in progress).

If you have seen or heard anything that you feel may be helpful or may aid us in our investigation, please contact the main enquiry number (101) and quote Crime Number: More »

19000320108

If you have any information about this crime you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.'

Crime Prevention Advice

The most basic home security measure is to simply lock up.

This gets overlooked more often than you think and a surprising number of people leave windows open or forget to lock the door. Don't make it easy for burglars!

Take these simple precautions to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of crime:

Your home

Keep front and back doors locked at all times - even when you're at home.

If you are out in the evening make sure you leave a light on and draw the curtains.

If it's dark before you get home, use timer switches to turn on the lights.

Light up your front door with dusk to dawn lighting - make sure it's visible from the street.

Keep keys and valuables out of sight, and reach, from cat flaps, letterboxes and downstairs doors and windows.

If you have a burglar alarm, use it!

Find out how to carry out a home security self-assessment by visiting: http://www.northants.police.uk/information/crime-prevention

Your car

Always keep your car locked and close the windows - even if you are only leaving the vehicle for a few moments.

Always remove all items from your vehicle when parked - even an old coat may be enough to tempt a thief.

Ensure when removing your sat nav, that the cradle and suction pad are also removed and any suction marks are wiped away.

Never leave keys in the ignition, not even at a garage when paying for petrol.

Keep keys safe at all times, whether you're out or at home.

Kirsty Ellerby PCSO Police
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