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

9th April 2021

It is with great sadness we learn of the death of The Duke of Edinburgh, HRH Prince Philip, who as a much loved member of our Royal Family supported this country and its people over many decades with the utmost dedication and distinction.

On behalf of the people of Wilby, the Parish Council wishes to convey its deepest sympathy to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and their family at this sad time.

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.

2021 ELECTIONS will take place on 6th May 2021. As there are 7 nominees (below) and 7 places on the council, the nominees list here will be elected uncontested.

Christopher John BILLINGTON-HUGHES

Stephen Nicholas BORRETT

Marian Christine HARLAND

Stuart Douglas HODGES

Peter Stuart STEVENSON

Ian Peter STROUD

George Mark THOMPSON

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Election of Councillors for Wilby Parish 2021

To see the Statement of Persons Nominated as candidates click on the link below:

Posted: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 15:02 by Vicky Smith

Volunteer Litter Picking

Mears Ashby residents are litter picking this Saturday (20th March) and wonder if anyone in Wilby would like to join them to clear Mears Ashby Road out of Wilby towards Mears Ashby with a view to meeting their team halfway as they come along towards Wilby.

HiViz jackets, gloves, bags & litter pickers will be provided. Anyone interested should contact Vicky Smith for more details. Her contact number is 01604 812239 or email clerk@wilbyparishcouncil.gov.uk More »

Separately, we have also been approached by a resident of Great Doddington to tell us that they have started to clear the litter from Cut Throat Lane from the Earls Barton Road junction to the rugby club. They wonder if anyone in Wilby is interested in helping clear the rest of lane down into Wilby. This is a road which has previously been cleared by Wellingborough Norse and given the narrow road, traffic volumes and limited verge space great care would need to be taken. Again please contact our clerk if you are interested in helping. » Less

Posted: Tue, 16 Mar 2021 16:55 by Vicky Smith

Your Chance to Make a Difference in Wilby

MAKE A CHANGE, BECOME A COUNCILLOR

Are you passionate about your community?

Do you want to help make a long-lasting change?

Do you have innovative ideas for the council?

Do you have concerns about a specific issue and want to do something about it?

If this is you, then we need you. We need people of all ages, from all backgrounds and experiences who reflect their community to put themselves forward for election. Make a change and become a councillor. More »

WHAT DO LOCAL COUNCILS AND COUNCILLORS DO?

Local (parish and town) councils and councillors make a massive difference to the quality of life of local people. They are passionate about their communities and seek to make a change to help improve the lives of their residents.

Local councils have the capability to run numerous services, including introducing solar panels, setting up dementia-friendly groups, organising community buses, creating neighbourhood plans, implementing suitable housing, establishing youth projects, managing allotments and open spaces, maintaining footpaths, public seating and litter bins.

Councillors are elected to represent the local community, so you must either live or work in the council area. Becoming a councillor is a rewarding experience as you will be in a position to make a change in your community to help improve the lives of residents. A councillor's role can include responsibilities such as developing strategies and plans for the area, helping with problems and ideas, representing the community, working with other local community groups, decision making and reviewing decisions and talking to the community about their needs and about what the council is doing.

HOW TO BECOME A COUNCILLOR?

Local councils can only be as useful, connected and energetic as the people elected to run it, so we need councillors who are capable, enthusiastic and engaged to reflect their communities. You can find out more about becoming a councillor at www.electoralcommision.gov.uk

Here are the six simple steps to becoming a councillor:

  1. Know the closing date for nominations which is 8th April 2021
  2. Submit your nomination to the returning officer — contact clerk@wilbyparishcouncil.gov.uk for assistance
  3. Wait for your nomination to be accepted
  4. Your nomination is made public by the principal authority
  5. Start your elections campaign if an election looks likely
  6. Polling day
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Posted: Tue, 02 Feb 2021 11:21 by Vicky Smith