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

It's election time at Wilbarston Parish Council!

It's election time at Wilbarston Parish Council!

Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 20:25 by Becky Jones

It takes all sorts!

- Do you want to do something positive for your community?

- Can you think, listen and act locally?

- Can you attend eleven evening meetings per year (on a Thursday)?

Elections to Wilbarston Parish Council will be held on 6 May 2021

There are over 10,000 parish councils representing around 16 million people across England. They form the most local level of government and cover many rural and urban areas. It is this tier that has the great advantage in making a real difference at community level. More »

Democratically elected, a local councils responsibilities are to:

- represent the local community

- deliver services to meet local needs

- improve the quality of life and wellbeing in the local area

It is really important that local councils have a range of councillors each with differing skills, qualities and abilities. A well crafted council is vital to the success of a community.

How to apply?

Any person over the age of 18 who is resident or works in the Wilbarston Parish can be a local councillor; your interest and enthusiasm is all that is required.

And, even if it is not for you, you can still play your part. If you know of any potential councillors, please pass on this information and encourage them to join.

If you would like to know more about joining the council, please contact any of the current councillors who are:

- Nick Richards - 01536 770351

- Andrew Smith – 01536 ‪771033

- Rosalind Willatts - 01536 770875

- David James – 01536 770066

- Keith Walkling - 01536 771121

- Lawrence Dale - 01536 771543

- Ann Dowling - 01536 770086

- Tommy Kelly - 07762 002854

or the Clerk Becky Jones at clerk@wilbarstonparishcouncil.gov.uk » Less

The Census is Coming

The Census is Coming

Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 20:14 by Becky Jones

Census Day is Sunday 21 March 2021

Your help is needed with the census which gathers vital information to help plan services such as transport, education and healthcare.

You must complete the census by law.

Look out for your invitation pack in the post. It will show you how to complete your census.

For more information visit www.census.gov.uk

Your answers are protected by law and will be kept confidential.

Welland Wanderer Suspended Until Further Notice

Welland Wanderer Suspended Until Further Notice

Posted: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 19:35 by Becky Jones

The East and West Services will be suspended until further notice with effect from 2 March 2021. This is due to the effects of the covid 19 restrictions. The services may only be used for essential travel at present and due to the low numbers involved they are not currently viable. Conditions will be monitored and as soon as circumstances allow and demand is likely to return they will be resumed. The organisers apologise for any inconvenience caused but have taken this decision now in order to preserve funds and retain sufficient resources to re-start operations when that becomes possible. Further information may be obtained from the Parish Council/Meeting via the usual contacts