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

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Report to the Parish (Assembly) 30 April 2020

We expected this year to be different from usual due to the impending Local Government Reorganisation. In fact it has proved to be very different, but not for that reason, so this report which ordinarily would have been presented to the Annual Parish Assembly is instead being made available on-line and via the notice board.

I'll return to covid-19 and the lockdown later on but going back to the start... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 01 May 2020 14:39 by Becky Jones

Tags: Consultation, Councillors, News, Parish Assembly, Reports, community, council, welland wanderer

Notice of Vacancy - Office of Councillor

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Local Government Act 1972, due to the resignation of a member, a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the Wilbarston Parish Council.

Please note that an election to fill the vacancy cannot take place until 6 May 2021 under the terms of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 15:07 by Becky Jones

Tags: Councillors, Vacancy, co-option, community, council, local government

Councils given new powers to hold public meetings remotely

Local authorities in England have been handed new powers to hold public meetings virtually by using video or telephone conferencing technology from Saturday (4 April 2020).

The government has temporarily removed the legal requirement for local authorities to hold public meetings in person during the coronavirus pandemic. This will enable councils to make effective and transparent decisions on the delivery... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 04 Apr 2020 16:32 by Becky Jones

Tags: Consultation, Coronavirus, Councillors, Covid-19, council, local government

Council Leader hails tremendous response to plea for volunteers

A staggering 8,319 individuals have come forward after an appeal for volunteers to help those most in need during the COVID-19 pandemic was launched on Monday.

In just three days, almost 800 forms have been submitted to the Northamptonshire COVID-19 Community Resilience team, with individuals and groups coming forward in droves to offer their support across the county.

The Community Resilience team are... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 08:54 by Becky Jones

Tags: Coronavirus, Councillors, Covid-19, Emergency Plan, community

Your Community Still Needs You!

You can still play your part and join the council. Vacancies are available for co-option.

Your interest and enthusiasm is all that is required!

How to apply?

Any person over the age of 18 who is resident or works in the Wilbarston Parish can be a local councillor.

If you would like to know more about joining the council, please contact any of the current councillors who are:

- Nick Richards - 01536 770351... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 11:38 by Becky Jones

Tags: Coronavirus, Councillors, co-option, council, election, elections, local government, vacancy

It Takes All Sorts

It Takes All Sorts

It's election time at Wilbarston Parish Council!

- Do you want to do something positive for your community?

- Can you think, listen and act locally?

- Can you attend eleven evening meetings per year (on a Thursday)?

Elections to Wilbarston Parish Council will be held on 7 May 2020 (Applications must be submitted by 4pm - 8 April 2020)

There are over 10,000 parish councils representing around 16 million... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 22:01 by Becky Jones

Tags: Councillors, community, council, election

Local Government Re-Organisation

Although deadlines are approaching at the moment we do not know a lot more than we did last time about the specifics of the proposed local government re-organisation in the county as they will affect parish councils, although the government appointed commissioners currently overseeing finance and governance at the county council are making themselves available at drop in sessions for members of the... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 25 Feb 2019 18:23 by Becky Jones

Tags: Consultation, Councillors, News, Services, community, council, election

Parish Council Vacancy

As a result of the resignation of Cllr Georgina Royle a vacancy has arisen on the parish council. Formal notice will be given on 28 February and following a stipulated period either an election will be called, if requested by sufficient electors, or the council will be able to co-opt. Either way there will be the opportunity for another resident to become a part of the parish council.

This is an ideal... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 25 Feb 2019 18:22 by Becky Jones

Tags: Councillors, News, council, vacancy

Build-A-Councillor

Have you heard of Build-a-Bear? It is a shop where children can go to build their perfect furry friend. They decide what they would like – the furriest fur, the biggest heart, the brownest eyes – and then they assemble the parts to create their perfect bear. What has this got to do with parish and town councils I hear you ask?! Well the concept can apply to building the perfect councillor,... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:37 by Becky Jones

Tags: Consultation, Councillors, News, community