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

Spread The Word, Not The Virus

Cases of Covid are rising across the county, by getting both jabs you reduce the chance of being hospitalised by over 92%. This NHS video features young Covid patients talking about their experiences of suffering from serious Covid-19 and developing Long Covid, and the experience of Doctors and frontline staff treating them: https://youtu.be/XEwwcIs6aH4. "In hindsight I wish I had taken the jab when I was initially offered it. I now understand that it would have likely reduced my chances of ending up in hospital or given me a stronger chance of fighting it off. I would take that in a heartbeat" – Quincy, 31. Book an appointment or attend a drop-in centre if you have not had your vaccine yet. You can book a vaccination at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or find a walk-in centre at https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-walk-in-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-site.

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

Incidents of cold calling

Posted: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 21:05 by Becky Jones

Police officers are warning residents in Kettering and Corby to be wary of 'Nottingham Knockers' after reports that they've been operating in the two towns.

'Nottingham Knocking' is a scam where individuals sell items from door to door at inflated prices, being transported together into an area by their employers. It can also be used as an opportunity to scout homes for potential burglaries.

'Nottingham Knocking' is thought to have originated in the city which gives it its name, with individuals pretending to be working on behalf of a charity, to support their family, or that they are ex-offenders working as part of a rehabilitation scheme. More »

They are predominantly young men, and often work for an unregistered company.

Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Scott Little, said: "The message we want people to be aware of is simple – if you're not sure, don't open the door.

"You should not feel under any obligation to buy from people on your doorstep and we would encourage people to report all incidents to us.

"Should doorstep salespeople become aggressive and refuse to leave, please phone us immediately on 999. If it is non-urgent and you wish to inform us of the incident, please call on 101." » Less

Spread The Word, Not The Virus

Posted: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 20:50 by Becky Jones

Cases of Covid are rising across the county, by getting both jabs you reduce the chance of being hospitalised by over 92%. This NHS video features young Covid patients talking about their experiences of suffering from serious Covid-19 and developing Long Covid, and the experience of Doctors and frontline staff treating them: https://youtu.be/XEwwcIs6aH4. "In hindsight I wish I had taken the jab when I was initially offered it. I now understand that it would have likely reduced my chances of ending up in hospital or given me a stronger chance of fighting it off. I would take that in a heartbeat" – Quincy, 31. Book an appointment or attend a drop-in centre if you have not had your vaccine yet. You can book a vaccination at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or find a walk-in centre at https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-walk-in-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-site

20 actions parish councils can take on the climate and nature emergency

Posted: Mon, 13 Sep 2021 11:56 by Becky Jones

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report published recently makes for sober reading. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and to think that there is nothing that parish and town councils can do to protect the environment and make a positive contribution to climate change, but quite the opposite is true! Indeed, parish and town councils have a legal duty under the Natural Environment & Rural Communities Act 2006 to protect the environment and give regard to the impact of their decisions on biodiversity. Last year Northants CALC published "20 actions parish and town councils can take on the climate and nature emergency" which contains practical and manageable ideas that any size council can consider. More »

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published a new landing page for local government on climate change and the environment. The page brings together key guidance and information for councils on topics related to climate change, net zero and the environment, from upcoming key dates to information on everything from adaptation and air quality to waste and recycling. Councils are encouraged to bookmark the page and check back regularly for updates in the run-up to COP26. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/local-government-climate-change-and-the-environment

On Tuesday 10th August, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) opened a consultation on plans for new Local Nature Recovery Strategies in England. The Strategies will provide a new tool for local areas to agree priorities and map proposals for nature's recovery, as well as where nature-based solutions could help address wider environmental issues. The consultation launch follows successful Local Nature Recovery Strategies pilots in Cornwall, Buckinghamshire, Greater Manchester, Northumberland and Cumbria. See https://www.gov.uk/government/news/local-communities-urged-to-help-shape-the-natural-world-around-them for details. It is likely that the unitary councils will lead on the development of a Local Nature Recovery Strategy for Northamptonshire, but it will be vital for parish and town councils to be key partners. » Less