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.

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak the 2020 Local Council Election and the village annual meeting have been postponed one year to May 2021. The council has 2 vacancies. If you are interested in applying please contact our Clerk.

Latest News

Sheep Worrying

In the last day I have had reports of two incidents of sheep worrying and attacks by dogs being taken for walks with their owners in the fields. Three sheep have been lost and two lambs in the most awful way. LETS PUT A STOP TO THIS!

During the CV19 outbreak please remember we are in Lambing season, if you are taking your one hour permitted exercise do it locally, however keep away from any fields that have livestock sheep, or sheep with lambs, cattle etc. in them. DO NOT TRESPASS! More »

Even if your dog is on a lead just the presence of unknown persons and dogs can cause sheep stress that can lead to loosing unborn lambs and the Sheep themselves.

Lets help the farmers who are keeping us supplied with essential food at this time

Under the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953, if a dog worries sheep on agricultural land, the person in charge of the dog is guilty of an offence. The Act considers sheep worrying to include attacking sheep, chasing them in a way that may cause injury, suffering, abortion or loss of produce or being at large (not on a lead or otherwise under close control) in a field or enclosure in which there are sheep.

The reality of livestock attacks can have devastating effects for both the farmer and dog owner. Dog owners need to be aware and understand that the most loving, obedient family pet can become a menace when in a field filled with a flock of playful looking woolly sheep. In a bid to reduce the number of livestock attacks it is important that both farmers and dog owners work together. When sheep are attacked by a dog, the dog is also at risk. Dog owners should always keep their dogs on a lead when near livestock and farmers should ensure there are clear and visible signs on gates and paths to remind owners to keep their dog on a lead. Farmers should also consider placing livestock feeders away from public paths to reduce the risk of interaction between dogs and livestock.
Remember livestock worrying is a crime and any incident should be reported to the police.

PCSO Fenner C7163
Neighbourhood Policing
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Posted: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 11:02 by Vicky Smith

Corona Virus Support Line for Vulnerable People

Following the successful appeal last week to find volunteers to help those in need in Northamptonshire during the coronavirus pandemic, a new support line has now been launched to support the most vulnerable members of our community.

Those requiring help are asked to call the support line on the following number. 0300 126 1000 (option 5). Individuals can also email nccg.communityresilience.covid19@nhs.net and ask for help. More »

Please see attached the press release from the Northamptonshire Strategic Coordination Centre for more information.

Kind regards


Beth Cox | Communications Officer | Communications

01933 231836 | bcox@wellingborough.gov.uk | www.wellingborough.gov.uk » Less

Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:53 by Vicky Smith

Stay At Home Guidelines

Stay at home, unless -

shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine

taking exercise – alone or with members of a household

for any medical need, or provide care to a vulnerable person

travelling for work purposes, but only where they cannot work from home

Stop all public gatherings of more than two people, unless - Those people live together - The gatherings are essential for a work purpose More »

Stop all social events, including weddings, baptisms and other religious ceremonies

Funerals attended by immediate family are still permitted.

A vulnerable person is defined as any person who is -
aged 70 years or older OR under 70 years old who has an underlying health condition.

Message Sent By
Donna Fenner (Police, PCSO, Wellingborough ) » Less

Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:21 by Vicky Smith