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

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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

What should our policing priorities be in YOUR area?

Posted: Sat, 27 Nov 2021 14:26 by Becky Jones

What should our policing priorities be in YOUR area?

Tell us about the issues that matter most to you where you live and work by completing our online survey.

It only takes a few minutes and the information you give us will help identify the local neighbourhood policing priorities for your area.

Click here to take the survey www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NorthantsLocalPriorities

Food 4 Heroes

Posted: Thu, 11 Nov 2021 09:52 by Becky Jones

Food 4 Heroes are once again providing Christmas meals to those in need across Northamptonshire in 2021.

Please use the below link to register

https://food4heroes.org.uk/christmas-meals/

This years sponsor is Barclays

Courteenhall Christmas Fair

Posted: Thu, 11 Nov 2021 09:44 by Becky Jones

Christmas Fair 27th and 28th November

Join the festive fun at our Christmas Fair set in the stunning grounds of Courteenhall Estate.

- Choose your perfect Christmas tree

- Meet Santa

- ticket required

- Enjoy some festive beverages from the bar

- Tick off your Christmas shopping list

- Be Merry!

Entrance tickets & Santa Experience tickets available online: www.linktr.ee/courteenhall

Alternatively, entrance fee may be paid on the gate at £5 per person ( card only) More »

Timings: (Saturday 27th 11am-7pm and Sunday 28th 11am - 5pm) » Less