Wilby Parish Council

Serving the People of Wilby

The Horse Shoe

Clerk: Mrs Vicky Smith
18 Bakehouse Lane, Mears
Ashby, Northampton
Northamptonshire NN6 0ED

Tel: 01604 812239

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Latest News

Bogus Callers


On the morning of 7th December 2018 around the area of Queensway in Wellingborough we received a report of two bogus RSPCA Officers requesting to look at two dogs at the address.The caller refused to let themen into the property and then called the RSPCA to confirm that they were not official officers.

If you have cold callers at your door before you open the door ask to check their identification and then get a genuine number to call their company/organization to double check they are who they say. Any genuine caller would show you their identification either through a window or pass it through the letter box. More »


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Posted: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:21 by Vicky Smith

Parties and Young People

We have been made aware of a couple on instances recently where a young person in a village may of had a birthday party.

Please be aware at how the party is being announced over social media, in a recent instance it is understood a young person posted on social media "party at my house please bring a few friends", the problem being them "few friend" then bring there "few friends" and you get to the point where as a resident you have unwanted guests. More »

The wider impact this then has on the community is that these uninvited guests, who are dropped of by parents in villages with poor public transport, especially in the evening, and therefore we have the situation where under aged minors have put themselves in a potentially unsafe situation and are at risk of harm.

We having nothing against a young person having a birthday party, but we ask them to be mindful of just who they are sharing that with on their social media, many young peoples accounts are quite open and can be seen by pretty much everyone, so if you have not done so already please could you check your child's social media security settings.

Last weekend parents received a phone call to collect children from a village in the early hours of the morning to ensure their safeguarding and well-being.

Message Sent By
Matt Taylor (Police, Police Community Support Officer (C7115), Daventry & South Northants) » Less

Posted: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 10:04 by Vicky Smith

Drive Safely in Fog

Here are some tips for driving in the fog, that will help keep you and your passengers safe.

Got automatic headlights?

Almost one in 10 drivers say their car has automatic lights and that they rely on them all the time. But automatic lights won't come on if it's foggy yet bright, as they rely on light-level sensors. Check whether yours need switching on manually, and watch out for almost-invisible cars whose drivers haven't got theirs on. More »

Fog lights

Use your common sense – you don't have to use fog lights, but your insurer might take issue if you're in an accident in poor visibility and they weren't on. If you do use fog lights, switch them off once visibility consistently improves.

Top tips

  • Use dipped headlights, wipers and demisters.
  • Use fog lights when you need to.
  • Don't rely on automatic lights – they may not come on in fog.
  • Beware of other drivers not using headlights.
  • Don't rely on Daytime Running Lights alone – they only light the front.
  • Only drive as fast as conditions allow.
  • Keep a greater distance – allow three seconds between you and the car in front.
  • Tailing another car's rear lights can give a false sense of security and it's dangerous.
  • Adjust your speed so you can stop in the distance you can see clearly.
  • Don't speed up to get away from a vehicle that's too close behind you.
  • Check your mirrors before you slow down.
  • Open your window to listen for traffic at junctions if you can't see.

Message Sent By
Colin Brooks (Police, Community Support Officer, Daventry & South Northants) » Less

Posted: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 09:46 by Vicky Smith