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

Police and Fire Priorities - Your Views

Posted: Wed, 06 Feb 2019 13:49 by Becky Jones

Please tell us your views on future Police and Fire Priorities for Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold is updating his Police and Crime Plan and launching a new Fire & Rescue Plan – his first since taking responsibility for Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service in January 2019.

In both plans, Stephen has outlined his priorities for actions that will help create a safer county, along with the activities that will help to achieve them. More »

Northamptonshire Police are now asking people to tell us what they think about the priorities that Stephen has set out. This consultation also includes asking for your views on the Fire & Rescue's Integrated Risk Management Plan which identities potential fire and safety risks and addresses how they will be responded to.

Anyone who lives or works in Northamptonshire can have their say, so please pass onto any friends and family so they can take part.

http://www.northantsp.cc/policeandfireplans

The consultation begins on Monday 4 February 2019 and closes on Monday 4 March.

By completing the survey people can win one of three £25 vouchers.

Your feedback will help inform the future direction of police and fire & rescue services in Northamptonshire . » Less

Burglary Wilbarston School

Posted: Sun, 27 Jan 2019 16:17 by Becky Jones

The incident took place at Wilbarston School. Did you see anyone loitering around in the area? Please do not hesitate to call 101 (or 999 if a crime is in progress). If you have seen or heard anything that you feel may be helpful or may aid the Police in their investigation, please contact the main enquiry number (101) and quote Crime Number: 19000037248

Public Bridleway Temporary Closure

Posted: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 16:10 by Becky Jones

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14

THE NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL (PUBLIC BRIDLEWAY HH5 – PARISH OF WILBARSTON)

(TEMPORARY CLOSURE) ORDER 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Northamptonshire County Council have made an Order the effect of which is to prohibit only equestrians from proceeding along that length of Public Bridleway HH5 in the Parish of Wilbarston as specified below. Private access to land or premises adjacent to the said length of bridleway is unaffected. More »

RIGHT OF WAY TO WHICH RESTRICTION APPLIES: The existing route to be closed begins at point 8 National Grid Reference ('NGR') SP8047 8976. The route travels generally south east for approximately 83 metres to point B at NGR SP8053 8970.

The route is shown by a solid black line between points A – B.

REASONS FOR RESTRICTION: The restriction is required for health and safety due to a badger sett.

PERIOD OF CLOSURE: The Order comes into effect on 6th December 2018 and will continue in force for a period of six months. An application may be made for the approval of the Secretary of State for Transport for this Order to be extended if this proves necessary. However, the restriction specified will have effect only at such times and to such extent as is indicated by the display of notices.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTES: There is no alternative route.

Dated this 6th day of December 2018 » Less