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

Scrubs for NHS

Posted: Sat, 25 Jul 2020 11:55 by Becky Jones

Are you or any of your contacts handy with a sewing machine and would you like to do something really practical to help the NHS? If yes, why not consider making scrubs for clinical staff carrying out reviews in care homes. Check out this page on what's involved: http://www.dgft.nhs.uk/making-scrubs-for-our-hospital-staff/. Locally, the NHS needs 8 sets x Large and long, 2 sets x Large and short, and 4 sets x Medium long. Connect through the Northants Together Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NorthamptonshireEmergencyResponseVolunteer/.

The Welland Wanderer Returns

Posted: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 21:50 by Becky Jones

Welland Wanderer West and East Bus Services

These services will be resuming with effect from Tuesday 4th August

There are no timetable alterations from previously but users should note -

Face coverings, which should be provided by the passengers, must be worn when on the bus

Passengers will be advised when boarding to spread themselves around the bus to comply with current social distancing guidelines More »

Hand sanitizer will be available on the bus » Less

Wilbarston Village Hall Plans to Reopen

Posted: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 16:18 by Becky Jones



2. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms within 7 days

of visiting these premises alert Test, Track and Trace. Alert the Hall Manager on 07484 626166 and alert the organiser of the activity you attended.

3. Maintain 2 metres social distancing as far as possible: Wait for your activity outside. Do not wait in the entrance area. More »

4. Use the hand sanitiser provided on entering the premises. Clean your hands often. Soap and paper towels are provided in the toilets and kitchen.

5. Avoid touching your face, nose, or eyes. Clean your hands if you do.

6. "Catch it, Bin it, Kill it".

Tissues should be disposed of into one of the rubbish bins provided. Then wash your hands.

7. The hall has been cleaned before you arrived including door handles, tables, other equipment, sinks and surfaces. Keep them clean. Use a `clean as you go` technique.

8. Take turns to use confined spaces such as corridors and kitchen areas.

Standing or sitting next to someone is lower risk than opposite them. Briefly passing another person in a confined space is low risk.

9. Limit the use of the toilets to 1 person at a time.

Lower the seat prior to flushing. Wash hands for 20 seconds afterwards.

10. Keep the hall well ventilated. Close doors and windows on leaving. » Less