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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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

Northants Police Issue Annual Report

Chief Constable Nick Adderley has unveiled his latest annual report on Northamptonshire Police as he begins his third year in charge of the Force.

The report highlights the achievements of the past 12 months, acknowledging the significant additional challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, while also looking ahead to what Northamptonshire Police will deliver for the communities it serves going into 2021. More »

Mr Adderley's report points to a number of key steps forward during the past 12 months including:

- The creation of a new and more effective policing model for the county based on two Local Policing Areas (Northamptonshire North and West)
- The opening of a new state-of-the-art training centre, Giffard House, in Northampton
- Record numbers of would-be officers applying to join Northamptonshire Police
- Significant reductions year-on-year falls in certain crime types, notably burglary (31 per cent), vehicle crime (16.8 per cent) and theft (12.1 per cent)
- Overall public confidence – measured in terms of victim satisfaction - in the service in Northamptonshire is at its highest level for nearly three years.

The Force has also captured national headlines, ranging from being the first to commit to training every frontline officer with Taser, to operational successes such as Operation Stock, a complex investigation into illegal sheep butchery which led to the conviction of three people, sentenced to a total of 11 years, in May.

Mr Adderley also sets out in his report his ambitions for the next 12 months, working alongside the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold.

These include improving further the Force's digital capabilities and focusing further additional resources on priority areas, in particular roads policing and knife crime.

And 2021 will also see a significant addition to the Force estate with the opening of a new joint police and fire facility near Wellingborough.

He states: "As I reflect on my second year as Chief Constable of this Force, I feel very proud of the efforts of all our people who have worked exceptionally hard again to serve the people of this county.

"This remains an exciting time for Northamptonshire Police and I am incredibly proud to be a part of it and to have the chance to meet so many members of the community, see the great work being delivered and to listen to the public as they talk so supportively of the Force."

You can read the Chief Constable's Annual Report here: https://bit.ly/2DpsGAi » Less

Posted: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:00 by Vicky Smith

Northants Police Issue Annual Report

Chief Constable Nick Adderley has unveiled his latest annual report on Northamptonshire Police as he begins his third year in charge of the Force.

The report highlights the achievements of the past 12 months, acknowledging the significant additional challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, while also looking ahead to what Northamptonshire Police will deliver for the communities it serves going into 2021. More »

Mr Adderley's report points to a number of key steps forward during the past 12 months including:

- The creation of a new and more effective policing model for the county based on two Local Policing Areas (Northamptonshire North and West)
- The opening of a new state-of-the-art training centre, Giffard House, in Northampton
- Record numbers of would-be officers applying to join Northamptonshire Police
- Significant reductions year-on-year falls in certain crime types, notably burglary (31 per cent), vehicle crime (16.8 per cent) and theft (12.1 per cent)
- Overall public confidence – measured in terms of victim satisfaction - in the service in Northamptonshire is at its highest level for nearly three years.

The Force has also captured national headlines, ranging from being the first to commit to training every frontline officer with Taser, to operational successes such as Operation Stock, a complex investigation into illegal sheep butchery which led to the conviction of three people, sentenced to a total of 11 years, in May.

Mr Adderley also sets out in his report his ambitions for the next 12 months, working alongside the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold.

These include improving further the Force's digital capabilities and focusing further additional resources on priority areas, in particular roads policing and knife crime.

And 2021 will also see a significant addition to the Force estate with the opening of a new joint police and fire facility near Wellingborough.

He states: "As I reflect on my second year as Chief Constable of this Force, I feel very proud of the efforts of all our people who have worked exceptionally hard again to serve the people of this county.

"This remains an exciting time for Northamptonshire Police and I am incredibly proud to be a part of it and to have the chance to meet so many members of the community, see the great work being delivered and to listen to the public as they talk so supportively of the Force."

You can read the Chief Constable's Annual Report here: https://bit.ly/2DpsGAi » Less

Posted: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:00 by Vicky Smith

Barbecue Warning from Northants Fire and Rescue Service

Barbecues can take a long time to cool down and should be completely cold before embers are thrown away, residents are being reminded.

This advice follows a fire last week in which a fence, two wheelie bins, a children's paddling pool, the back door and bathroom window on a house, as well as garage guttering, were damaged at a property in Northampton.

The cause is believed to have been accidental and attributed to the disposal of barbecue materials, prompting a reminder to people about safe barbecuing guidelines. More »

This is not the only barbecue Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has attended this summer and people are reminded that it is very easy for fires to be caused through their use.

Lisa Bryan, Prevention, Safeguarding and Partnerships manager at NFRS, said: "People have been spending more time at home and in their gardens because of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and barbecues can be popular when the sun is shining."

"We really want people to enjoy the summer, but we would remind people that barbecue coals can still be hot, even many hours after a meal has been cooked. Doing something like throwing a disposable barbecue or hot embers into a bin can cause that bin to catch fire and flames can spread quickly, putting property at risk.

"We would say, leave plenty of time for your barbecue to thoroughly cool before disposing of it.

"Other simple precautions such as having a bucket of water nearby just in case it is needed, and positioning the barbecue well away from anything that could ignite can help to keep you safe while having fun."

Barbecue safety messages:

• Only have barbecues in designated areas and avoid setting any open fires in the countryside.
• Always stay with a barbecue and do not leave it unattended. Never use accelerants such as petrol or paraffin on or near barbecues or fires.
• Whether at home or elsewhere, make sure barbecues are kept away from sheds, fences, trees, shrubs or garden waste.
• Barbecues can remain hot for a very long time. Ensure they are cold and have been extinguished properly before disposal.
• Keeping a bucket of water handy, or having a garden hose nearby is a useful precaution.
• Enjoy yourself, but don't drink too much alcohol if you are in charge of the barbecue or any cooking.
• Never use a barbecue indoors. There have been incidents, nationally, with people bringing barbecues into enclosed spaces, resulting in carbon monoxide poisoning.
• Keep a bucket of water, sand or a garden hose nearby for emergencies.
• Follow the safety instructions provided with disposable barbecues.
• Empty ashes onto bare garden soil, not into dustbins or wheelie bins. If they're hot, they can melt the plastic and start a fire.

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Kelly Noble (Police, Social Media Engagement Officer, Corporate Communications, Countywide)

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Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 2020 10:27 by Vicky Smith