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

Latest News

Changes to Bus Fares in Wilby

22nd July 2021

Stagecoach will be making changes to fares in Wilby and we wanted to keep you updated with what's happening.You're probably now in the process of taking a big breath and preparing yourself to ask, "how much are fares going up by"?But it's good news! We want a simple and easy to use bus network for people. Therefore, from the 1st August we're extending the Wellingborough MegaRider to cover... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 11:53 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Services

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PATIENTS REGISTERED WITH EARLS BARTON & PENVALE PARK MEDICAL CENTRE

10th July 2021

Following a visit by the Care Quality Commission, which highlighted a number of significant concerns, the CQC has taken the decision to cancel the practice's registration. NHS Northamptonshire CCG has therefore taken the decision to appoint a caretaker provider to minimise disruption to patient care.

The surgery will remain open and continue to provide services to you, and you will still... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 12 Jul 2021 11:03 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Services

Crime Prevention Measures

Preventing Doorstep Crime
Doorstep crime is the name given to crimes carried out by bogus callers and rogue traders who call uninvited at people's homes under the guise of legitimate business or trade.
This can be a particularly distressing type of crime because the perpetrator may have directly deceived you in getting into your home or extracting money from you. Victims are often older or vulnerable... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 14:32 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

What is a Ghost Broker and how to avoid them

Just 15% of people have heard of a 'ghost broker'.* Do you know what one is?
Have you ever heard of a 'ghost broker'? No, we are not talking about things that go bump in the night – this is a lot scarier. 'Ghost brokers' are fraudsters who sell fake or invalid car insurance policies. Victims are sold fake insurance documents for a policy that does not exist, or for a genuine policy that has been... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 02 Jul 2021 17:08 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

What is a Ghost Broker and how to avoid one

Just 15% of people have heard of a 'ghost broker'.* Do you know what one is?
Have you ever heard of a 'ghost broker'? No, we are not talking about things that go bump in the night – this is a lot scarier. 'Ghost brokers' are fraudsters who sell fake or invalid car insurance policies. Victims are sold fake insurance documents for a policy that does not exist, or for a genuine policy that has been... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 02 Jul 2021 17:08 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Summer Edition of Nene Beat

The Summer issue of our quarterly e-magazine Nene Beat is available to download and read.

In this issue, there is a range of articles on the fantastic work being carried out by our incredible teams across the Force, including PD Alfie, as well as our new matters of priority campaign and plans for the full re-opening of the night-time economy.

In addition, to this, there is information on our current... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:25 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Newsletters

Garden Safety and Peace of Mind Whilst You Are Away

Garden Safety
There are lots of hazards in the garden area that could catch fire, particularly during the summer months.
Criminals often will not go equipped to break into properties, particularly if known to police. Understanding how criminals think will help you be better prepared to keep your garden and personal belongings within the garden area more secure.
Garden boundaries
The first line of defence... Read More »



Posted: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 11:52 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Covid Passport Scam

We have been made aware of a Covid Vaccine Passport scam email going around that purports to be from the NHS and informs recipients that they can apply for their "Digital Coronavirus Passports"

Clicking on the link within the email, takes you to a convincing but fake NHS website that asks for personal and payment details. (for an admin fee)

The website has since been taken down, but in case similar emails/websites... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 11:50 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Covid Passport Scam

We have been made aware of a Covid Vaccine Passport scam email going around that purports to be from the NHS and informs recipients that they can apply for their "Digital Coronavirus Passports"

Clicking on the link within the email, takes you to a convincing but fake NHS website that asks for personal and payment details. (for an admin fee)

The website has since been taken down, but in case similar emails/websites... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 11:50 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

"Nottingham Knockers"

On Friday we attended a report of 'Nottingham Knockers' in the village of Harpole. We did attend and details were taken of a vehicle seen to leave the area that has been reported previously as being involved in a similar set of circumstances.

But, what is a Nottingham Knocker?

Nottingham Knockers are doorstep callers who offer a selection of household products for sale. The scam is believed to have originated... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 17 May 2021 10:28 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

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