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.

2021 ELECTIONS are due to take place on 6th May 2021. If you are interested in becoming one of Wilby's 7 parish councillors, please contact our clerk today for more information. Applications are invited from anyone over 18 years of age who lives or works in the parish. No experience is required but you are required be a team player who is keen to make a difference. The application process opens on 29th March and closes on 8th April. The list of successful candidates will be published on 9th April. If there are more than 7 then an election will take place.

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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

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.


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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