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

  • Wilby Countryside

Wilby Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Wilby a better place to live, work and play. 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, especially if you need help in this challenging time.

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak the 2020 Local Council Election and the village annual meeting have been postponed one year to May 2021. In line with Government directives, for the foreseeable future, our meetings are taking place on line via Zoom. If you would like to take part, please contact our clerk for access details.

The council currently has one vacancy. If you are interested in applying please contact our Clerk.

Latest News

Alert: Coronavirus Vaccination Scams

As of 7 January 2021, Action Fraud had received 57 reports from members of the public who have been sent text messages claiming to be from the NHS, offering them the opportunity to sign up for coronavirus vaccinations. The texts ask the recipient to click on a link which takes them to an online form where they are prompted to input personal and financial details. In some cases the online form has looked very similar to the real NHS website. More »

Pauline Smith, Head of Action Fraud, said:
"Remember, the vaccine is only available on the NHS and is free of charge. The NHS will never ask you for details about your bank account or to pay for the vaccine. If you receive an email, text message or phone call purporting to be from the NHS and you are asked to provide financial details, this is a scam."


How to protect yourself:

In the UK, coronavirus vaccinations will only be available via the National Health Services of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. You can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, a local GP surgery or pharmacy, to receive your vaccination. Remember, the vaccinations are free of charge and you will not be asked for a payment.

The NHS will never:

  • ask for your bank account or card details
  • ask for your PIN or banking passwords
  • arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine
  • ask for documentation to prove your identity, such as a passport or utility bills


If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk. Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726, which is free of charge.


If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk. » Less

Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 16:26 by Vicky Smith

Stay safe and protected from crime over Christmas

Northamptonshire Police and the Neighbourhood Watch Network are teaming up to provide residents across the county with information on how they can best stay safe and protected from crime over Christmas.

We want to help you keep your home safe. Use our checklist at protectyourhomenorthants.co.uk to test your security and arm yourself with the best possible crime prevention advice to reduce your chances of being burgled. More »

Remember to keep front and back doors locked at all times and keep keys and valuables out of sight and reach from cat flaps, letterboxes, and downstairs doors and windows. If you're out in the evening make sure you leave a light on and draw the curtains.

Fraud is something to watch out for too. This could be via email, text, phone or in person, either on the street or on your doorstep. Some adults may be especially vulnerable to fraud and financial abuse. However, with a little knowledge you can protect yourself from fraudsters. Visit https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/crime-prevention/crime-prevention-toolkits/scams for more details.

Make sure that when you're out and about too, you think about crime prevention. Plan ahead before you go out. Know where you're going, how you'll get there, and how you'll get back. Let someone know where you're going, and be prepared for a change of plan. When you're out, always walk with confidence, and stick to well-lit, busy areas, using the route you know best.

To speak to Northamptonshire Police's crime prevention team about darker nights crime prevention and staying safe over the Christmas and New Year period, please email crimeprevention@northants.pnn.police.uk.

In an emergency calls - crime in progress, threat to life, or person safety, immediate threat call 999

Any other non-emergency calls – call 101

To Report to the Police online:
https://www.northants.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/

To Report suspicious activity:
https://www.northants.police.uk/contact/cubp/northants/tell-us-about-something-youve-seen-or-heard/


Stay Safe and have a Merry Christmas.

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Posted: Thu, 24 Dec 2020 09:55 by Vicky Smith

Scam warning: Fake DPD emails and texts.

Action Fraud has seen a surge in reports relating to fake emails and texts purporting to be from DPD. The messages claim that DPD was "unable to deliver your parcel today" and provide instructions on how the recipient can arrange another delivery. The links in the emails and texts lead to fake websites that are designed to steal money, as well as personal and financial information.

Victims of this scam have reported losing over £242,000 since June. For more information, please visit https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/fake-dpd-messages-lead-to-over-200000-in-losses-since-june More »


How you can protect yourself:

  • If you're unsure whether the email or text is genuine, then don't use the link. Instead, visit the DPD website by entering the official web address directly into your browser's address bar, or search for it and follow the search results.
  • Remember, your bank will never ask you to transfer money to another account, or contact you out of the blue to ask for your PIN or full password.
  • If you have received an email which you're unsure about, you can report it by forwarding it to report@phishing.gov.uk. You can report suspicious text messages by forwarding them to 7726.
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Posted: Thu, 24 Dec 2020 09:54 by Vicky Smith