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

Be Part of Census 2021

Be Part of Census 2021

Posted: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 12:35 by Becky Jones

The first digital Census takes place on 21st March 2021.

Population statistics are vital to our country: nationally, locally and within communities. Once every 10 years the census provides an opportunity to build a detailed and comprehensive picture of the nation.

The census is for everyone. The whole population has the chance to provide the information that can help to ensure your communities are well served. More »

Census population estimates underpin both planning and provision of public services. Getting the best possible response rates for the census will make sure that decisions are based on accurate, high-quality data.

Society has changed a lot in the last 10 years, new questions have been added, and this time its a "digital-first" approach. This means people can complete their census where and when they want to online. However paper questionnaires are still available for people who need them.

Census statistics:

  1. underpin policy making and council funding allocation from central government
  2. provide information to help plan and prioritise service delivery
  3. give a benchmark for estimates of population between censuses
  4. provide unique detailed demographic information about local small area populations

Charities and voluntary organisations often use it as evidence to get funding. It helps businesses to understand us as customers and, for example, decide where to open new shops.

Without the census – and without people in our community telling us about their household and home – it would be much more difficult to do this. That's why it's so important everyone takes part.

For further information about this please visit

www.census.gov.uk » Less

Green Homes Grant

Posted: Tue, 03 Nov 2020 11:34 by Becky Jones

We have received some information from Northants Warm Homes regarding Green Homes Grants, which may be useful to you.

Click on the attached website link for information https://www.northantswarmhomes.com/2020/09/01/green-home-grants-your-guide/

#Don’tLoseThePlot

#Don’tLoseThePlot

Posted: Mon, 02 Nov 2020 10:18 by Becky Jones

Firework and Bonfire Safety

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to remind families, that they are actively discouraging people from having bonfires and fireworks at home. Firefighters do often get called out to bonfires out of control, and we know that fireworks also need to be used with great care.

However, we want families to have as safe a Bonfire Night as possible, so we are also sharing safety tips for those who will choose to celebrate in this way at home. This is to help avoid some of the hazards people can experience when using fireworks or having bonfires.