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 Chronicle - Summer Edition

Posted: Mon, 08 Jun 2020 12:16 by Becky Jones

The Chronicle - Summer Edition

Have your say on cycling and walking in Northamptonshire

Posted: Mon, 08 Jun 2020 12:14 by Becky Jones

Northants ACRE want to hear YOUR ideas for making Northants a better place for cycling, walking & maintaining social distancing.

Use our interactive map to log your suggestions for cycle routes, cycle parking, improved footway space and quieter streets

Click here to make cycling and walking safer in Northamptonshire

As Government Covid-19 lockdown procedures are adjusted, we want to hear your ideas for making the streets in Northamptonshire better for walking and cycling. More »

Whether you are concerned about the ability to maintain social distance, want a new cycle route, or have ideas for creating quieter residential streets or around schools, we want to hear from you.

Use the map to check what has already been reported or tell us your ideas for measures to help us create better spaces for walking and cycling. » Less

New Councillors Co-Opted

Posted: Wed, 03 Jun 2020 16:36 by Becky Jones

Wilbarston Parish Council welcomes Ann Dowling and Tommy Kelly as new councillors.