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

It's election time at Wilbarston Parish Council! Expressions of interest are welcomed from anyone who is over 18 years old.

As a councillor representing your community you will help keep it a great place to live and work. You will be supported in your role and will be expected to undertake training. You should be comfortable working electronically. You should have a positive outlook and a can-do attitude and be willing to work as part of a team.

The Parish Council currently meets in the evening on the second Thursday of the month. If you care about your community and would like to help make a real difference then why not become a Parish Councillor!

Still interested, read more here

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 Takes All Sorts

It Takes All Sorts

Posted: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 22:01 by Becky Jones

It's election time at Wilbarston Parish Council!

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

- Can you think, listen and act locally?

- Why not consider becoming a Councillor?

Elections to Wilbarston Parish Council will be held on 7 May 2020 (Applications must be submitted by 4pm - 8 April 2020)

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 (18 years or older on the day you become nominated for election) who is a citizen of the United Kingdom, the European Union or the Commonwealth can be a local councillor - as long as they are an elector in, work in, or live in (or within 3 miles of) the town/parish and during the last 12 months occupied land or other premises in the town/parish.

But if its not for you, you can still play your part. You can identify potential councillors and nominate candidates for election. Furthermore you are encouraged to elect councillors to represent your community and interests.

If you are interested in joining the council please contact the Clerk Becky Jones for more information at clerk@wilbarstonparishcouncil.gov.uk

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Parking Enforcement

Posted: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 10:57 by Becky Jones

Dear Resident,

Kettering Borough Council will be taking over responsibility for enforcing parking in the Borough of Kettering and will have powers to issue fines to motorists from Monday 3rd of February 2020.

If you currently park on street but are unsure about what the rules are for parking then please visit www.northamptonshiretraffweb.co.uk. This will explain what the rules are for parking on every street in the Borough. You can search by street so it should be quick for you to find. More »

Further information can be obtained from www.kettering.gov.uk/parking-enforcement

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Theft from Motor Vehicle - Carlton Road Wilbarston

Posted: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:22 by Becky Jones

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a theft from motor vehicle in Carlton Road, Wilbarston.

This happened on the 11th Dec between 13.00 - 17.00 hours.

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

Crime number 19000663035 relates. More »

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