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

Lord Ferrers Award

Nominations for the 25th annual Lord Ferrers Awards, which celebrate the exceptional achievements of volunteers in policing close on Sunday 22 July so there is still time to nominate special constables, police support volunteers, volunteer police cadets and volunteers within the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in Northamptonshire .

The awards recognise the commitment and dedication of individuals... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:28 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

SCAM ALERT- Fake Argos Texts

Watch out for these fake Argos texts offering refunds

These fake text messages purport to be from Argos and claim that you're owed a refund. The link in the messages lead to phishing websites designed to steal your personal information, as well as payment details.

Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it's a scam. Never automatically click on a link in... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 09 Jul 2018 10:26 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Vehicle Crime -Tools at Risk

Northamptonshire Police are warning local van owners to be vigilant after a recent increase in theft of tools from vans. We have had recent offences in Irchester and Bozeat.

Van owners are being urged to follow these steps to prevent them from becoming a victim:

  • If you are staying in a hotel, where possible remove your tools from your van and keep them in your room overnight.
  • Don't assume your vehicle... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 05 Jul 2018 13:31 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Water Safety

As high temperatures continue, its worth reading this and the attached guidelines for child safety . Tragically 9 people drowned in the UK last month alone. Please take care around water, and only swim in designated swimming areas.

The Water Safety Code

Spot the dangers!

Water may look safe, but it can be dangerous. Learn to spot and keep away from dangers. You may swim well in a warm indoor pool, but... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 05 Jul 2018 13:18 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Splash Pool Open!

Splash Park at The Embankment, Wellingborough

The Splash Park is a popular children's water play feature situated next to the River Nene at The Embankment, Wellingborough (NN8 1LD). It is completely free and offers everything families could need for a fun-filled day in the sun. As well as the main water feature there are picnic tables, a shelter and regular food and ice cream vans. There is free car... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 03 Jul 2018 18:54 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Services

Guideline for Bonfires

Please have consideration for your neighbours. If you do have a bonfire then do ensure that:

1 The material is dry and clean e.g. not oily or painted

2 You do not use oil or tyres to light the fire or leave it unattended

3 You do not light the fire in the evening or when it is windy as weather conditions at this time of day often cause smoke to hang in the air

4 You do not burn other material such as household... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 03 Jul 2018 09:42 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Services

Have You Seen SID?

Speeding traffic is a blight on village life all over the country. Wilby Parish Council has recently purchased half shares in a Speed Indicator Device (SID). With the help of local volunteers it is the intention to move this sign around the village intermittently, with the expectation it will encourage speeding drivers to slow down and drivers in general to regularly keep to the 30 mph limit.

Posted: Fri, 29 Jun 2018 10:34 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Services

Report Suspicious Activity On-line

Rural residents and workers are being encouraged to use an online reporting form to alert police to any suspicious or criminal activity in their area.

Northamptonshire Police's rural crime team, whose remit includes wildlife and heritage crime, wants to hear from people about anything which strikes them as out of the ordinary.

PC Abbey Anstead said: "We always want to hear about incidents, and our online... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 29 Jun 2018 10:32 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Hot Weather Warning

Local Police been made aware of a Dog owners leaving their pets inside vehicles for long periods of time, Please be mindful of the hot weather we are currently experiencing. We can easily be distracted and not realising the time taken to get back to them. Temperatures inside vehicles can exceed dangerous levels. There have been a few near close encounters.

Posted: Fri, 29 Jun 2018 10:30 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Adult Gym Equipment Now Available in Wilby

Wilby Playing Fields Trust is pleased to welcome new outdoor gym equipment for adults which has been fitted over the last 2 days.

We have been very lucky in securing funding to improve the park's facilities and to be able to provide something for adults. The equipment will be fenced off to deter children.

We would like to thank the following for their financial support for this project:

Tesco Bags for... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 25 Jun 2018 10:37 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Services

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