Wilby Parish Council

Serving the People of Wilby

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

Tel: 01604 812239

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Latest News

Changes to Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries

As you may be aware, the final recommendations for parliamentary constituency boundaries were laid before Parliament on 10 September and we have now received notification of those recommendations.

The link is here:


Despite representations at each stage of the consultation to make no change to the Wellingborough Constituency you will see that changes have been made. The name of the constituency will also change to Wellingborough and Rushden.

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:03 by Vicky Smith

Keyless Car Theft - Tips to Prevent This Happening

Northants Police has issued crime prevention advice to help motorists protect their keyless vehicles.

Following a rise nationally in thieves now using more sophisticated techniques to gain access to keyless entry/start button cars, there are simple steps you can take to help keep your vehicle secure and protect you from becoming a victim of crime.

What is signal jamming?

Thieves use a gadget to prevent your key fob sending the command to lock your car and it remains unlocked. Whilst this tool will not allow them to steal your car it will allow them to root through your valuables. More »

How to avoid: Make sure the indicators flash when you press the lock button and listen for the doors locking.

What is signal relaying?

When the correct key fob is close by, the fob recognises the signal and transmits its own code, instructing the vehicle to unlock the doors and to allow the ignition to work on the car.

Thieves use wireless transmitters to capture its radio transmission. This is relayed to another device. It allows the thief to open and start your car in the same way.

How to avoid: Use car key signal blocker cases/sleeves, they cost less than £10, or an aluminium tin at home. Find a safe place for your keys at home and check to ensure they are out of range.

What is key programming?

Every car has a standard diagnostic port fitted. Computer hackers have developed devices that plug into the port, boot up a vehicle's software and then program a blank key fob. In keyless cars this can be used to start the engine as well as unlock the doors.

How to avoid: Fit a lock to your diagnostic port and use additional security such as a steering wheel lock.

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Paul Hurst (Police, PCSO, Wellingborough ) » Less

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 13:32 by Vicky Smith

Have YOUR Say About Low-level Crime and How It Should Be Dealt With

Anti-social behaviour and low level crime affects people's life on a daily basis. Acts such as vandalism, damage to someone's property, noise, drunkenness, low level theft, or harassment can have a real impact on individuals, businesses and whole communities.

In low level cases where the offender admits the offence, and with the agreement of the victim, the victim can work with the police to choose how the offender should make amends from a list of options, called a community remedy. More »

There are different options available, and these include: providing the victim with financial compensation; the offender repairing the damage or undertaking other unpaid work; apologising to the victim or meeting them face-to-face; for an offender to attend treatment if they have drug or alcohol issues.

You are invited via the link below to participate in a consultation on the options that are offered as part of the community remedy, and to suggest any alternative options you think are missing.

To take part in the survey, visit the PCC's website at www.northantspcc.org.uk/communityremedy and respond by Friday 5th October. » Less

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:51 by Vicky Smith