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

Charging for Garden Waste Collections

Posted: Tue, 31 Jan 2023 18:29 by Becky Jones

From 3 April, North Northamptonshire residents will have to pay to have garden waste bins emptied.
This is an optional service, that will cost £40 a year per bin for the fortnightly service.
You can sign up and pay online via debit or credit card and once payment is processed, you will receive a new garden waste permit for sticking onto your bin, so collection crews know to collect it.
Please go to the garden waste section of NNC's website (northnorthants.gov.uk/bin-collections/garden-waste) for more details and to sign up. More »

As part of the refreshed service, North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) will also be offering an enhancement to the subsidised compost bin scheme, where residents can buy a home compost bin for £5 plus delivery.
NNC will also be offering an ad hoc sack collection system, at £16.50 for ten compostable sacks, for those not needing or wanting a bin.
You can also take green waste to your nearest household waste recycling centre in the NNC area for free disposal. » Less

What's on at Corby Library February '23

Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 15:18 by Becky Jones

Weekly Events - see link to posters below


12:30pm - 2:30pm - Adult Craft Group - Enquire at Library Desk


9:30am - 12:00pm - Blue Badge Support - Booking Required
11:00am - 2:00pm - Enable Young Persons Mental Health Support - Drop In
2:00pm - 4:00pm Canasta Group (fortnightly) - No need to book!


10:00am - 1:00pm - Barclays Local - Enquire at Library Desk
2:00pm - 4.30pm - Blue Badge Support - Booking Required More »


9.30am - 10.00am / 11:30am - 12:00pm - Rhyme Time Under 5's - No need to book!
10:00am - 1:00pm - Barclays Local - Enquire at Library Desk
1:00pm - 4:00pm - Corby Live Team Warm Clothing Collection/Drop Off Point - Drop In
2:00pm - 4.00pm - Knit & Natter Group - Enquire at Library Desk


10.30am - 11.30am - Story Time Under 5's (Term Time Only ) - Booking Required
2:00pm - 4.30pm Blue Badge Support - Booking Required

Monday 6th

2:00pm - 4.00pm - Adult Reading Group - Enquire at Library Desk

Wednesday 15th

10.30am - 11.30am - Half Term Craft - Bookable

Friday 17th

12.00 - 4.00pm - Puppet Making in The Lab - In partnership with The Core - Drop In

Tuesday 21st

11:00am - 2:00pm - NNC Job Club - Drop In

Wednesday 22nd

10:00 am - 12:00pm Sound Reads - Enquire at Library Desk

Wednesday 1st / Monday 6th / Tuesday 21st
2.30 pm - 4.00 pm / 10.30 am - 12.00 pm / 10.30 am - 12.00 pm
Februarys Warm Space Coffee Mornings - Drop In - ALL Welcome

Please ask staff for more details on any of the activities listed. Saturday crafts will be detailed on library posters and on Facebook. Please contact us for information or to book for an event via email: corby.libraryplus@northnorthants.gov.uk by telephone on 0300 126 3000 (option 5. Option 3) or by direct message on Facebook.

Family Activities

Saturday 4th

10.30 –11.30 - Lego Story Book - Bookable

Saturday 11th

10.30 –11.30 - Wii games - Drop In

Wednesday 15th

10.30 –11.30 - Half Term Craft Under The Sea - Bookable

Friday 17th

12.00 –4.00 - Puppet Making –in partnership with The Core - Drop in –The Lab

Saturday 18th

10.30 –11.30 - Family Craft Activity - Bookable

Saturday 25th

10.30 –11.30 - World Book Day Family Activity - Bookable

These sessions are FREE to attend and are suitable for all ages. Booking opens a week in advance of the session date.

For Bookable activities speak to staff, drop us a line on Facebook, email us at Corby.libraryplus@northnorthants.gov.uk or call us on 0300 126 3000 option 5 option 3. » Less

February Half Term Free Swimming Sessions

Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 15:02 by Becky Jones

Book in for free swimming sessions.

North Northamptonshire Council Public Health is giving all people 18 or under the opportunity to take part in free swimming sessions at their local pool on certain dates/times over the February Half Term.

- Waendel Leisure Centre, Wellingborough NN8 1DZ From 1.35pm - 2.55pm, call to book: 01933 221622.
- Kettering Swimming Pool, Kettering NN15 7QA From 12.00pm - 1.30pm, call to book 01536 234409.
- The Nene Centre, Thrapston, NN14 4JY From 1.00pm – 2.30pm, call to book 01832 734090.
- Splash Leisure Pool, Rushden NN10 9SJ From 11.00am – 12.00pm & 12.00pm – 1.00pm, call to book 01933 410505.
- Corby International Swimming Pool, Corby NN17 1QG From 11.00am – 12.30pm, call to book 01536 464643. More »

All young people under 8yrs must be accompanied by a paying adult » Less