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

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

Welland Wanderer East Bus Service

Posted: Thu, 08 Nov 2018 22:09 by Becky Jones

Wilbarston Parish Council are pleased announce the launch of the Welland Wanderer East service which commences tomorrow. Welland Wanderer East Bus Timetable

Council negotiations launch new pilot rural bus service

Posted: Tue, 06 Nov 2018 20:20 by Becky Jones

Wilbarston Parish Council has reached an agreement with affected parishes along the Welland Valley and Lawson's of Corby Ltd to pilot a new rural bus service serving Corby and Market Harborough from the villages of Ashley, Weston by Welland, Sutton Bassett, Wilbarston, East Carlton, Middleton, Cottingham, Rockingham and Gretton.

The communities faced losing their bus route entirely after recent Northamptonshire County Council budget cuts leaving many residents vulnerable, isolated and unable to make necessary medical appointments or visits to friends and family. More »

Following negotiations between Council officers, locally elected members, Northamptonshire Highways and Lawson's of Corby Ltd the new two day a week pilot bus service has been agreed and will service Welland Valley West to Market Harborough on Tuesdays and Welland Valley East to Corby on Fridays.

The new timetable operates a two day a week service with a couple of hours stop over time for medical appointments, weekly shopping, access to transport links etc.

Cllr Nick Richards, Chairman for Wilbarston Parish Council said: "Wilbarston Parish Council understands that Northamptonshire County Council Highways cuts were made on a commercial basis but it also recognises the value of public transport within the rural communities and the impact that ending bus provision to the Welland Valley would have on those communities."

"Whilst passenger numbers on these routes were small they are hugely important services to the people that do use them as they often have no alternative. Therefore we have been supporting local elected members to work with Wilbarston Parish Council to achieve a proposal which enables a pilot service to be delivered and hopefully present a case for the validity of this new focused service."

"The reduction in bus route subsidies is a wider issue of concern to rural areas across England and the Council will continue to work alongside bus operators to minimise the impact of any such future proposals, particularly in our rural areas."

The new Welland Wander pilot bus service will see one round trip to Market Harborough per week starting from Cottingham, Middleton, East Carlton, Wilbarston, Ashley, Weston by Welland and Sutton Bassett and one round trip to Corby per week starting from the villages of Wilbarston through to East Carlton, Middleton, Cottingham, Rockingham and Gretton.

The new service for Welland East will come into operation on Friday 9th November and Welland West on Tuesday 13th November.

There are no services on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday or Public Bank Holidays » Less

Could you be Britian's Best Home Cook?

Could you be Britian's Best Home Cook?

Posted: Sun, 04 Nov 2018 20:33 by Becky Jones

Do you love cooking? Can you impress a panel of judges with your culinary creations? The second series of Britain's Best Home Cook is about to be produced and they are looking for new fabulous home cooks who might want to apply to be on the BBC1 show. For further details visit; https://britainsbesthomecook.co.uk