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

Author: Vicky Smith

"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

Election of Councillors for Wilby Parish 2021

To see the Statement of Persons Nominated as candidates click on the link below:

Posted: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 15:02 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Services

Volunteer Litter Picking

Mears Ashby residents are litter picking this Saturday (20th March) and wonder if anyone in Wilby would like to join them to clear Mears Ashby Road out of Wilby towards Mears Ashby with a view to meeting their team halfway as they come along towards Wilby.

HiViz jackets, gloves, bags & litter pickers will be provided. Anyone interested should contact Vicky Smith for more details. Her contact number... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 16 Mar 2021 16:55 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Services

Your Chance to Make a Difference in Wilby


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... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 02 Feb 2021 11:21 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Services

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... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 16:26 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

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... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 24 Dec 2020 09:55 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Scam warning: Fake DPD emails and texts.

Action Fraud has seen a surge in reports relating to fake emails and texts purporting to be from DPD. The messages claim that DPD was "unable to deliver your parcel today" and provide instructions on how the recipient can arrange another delivery. The links in the emails and texts lead to fake websites that are designed to steal money, as well as personal and financial information.

Victims of this scam... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 24 Dec 2020 09:54 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Newsletters

The Importance of Reporting Suspicious Circumstances

Northamptonshire Police Rural Crime Team and Operations department have responded to suspicious circumstances reported by a member of the public near to Towcester this evening (16/12/2020) . As a result 3 persons arrested and a stolen JCB has been recovered.

If you see something that just doesn't seem right and it looks suspicious please report it via 101 or if you believe there is a crime in progress... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 Dec 2020 15:32 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Improve Your Cyber Security By Taking Six Actions

Due to coronavirus, more people will be doing their festive shopping online this year.

This means more opportunities for hackers to carry out cyber attacks. They often do this by targeting people and businesses using:

* email and website scams
* malware - software that can damage your device or let a hacker in
* If hackers get into your device or accounts, they could access your money, your personal information,... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 09 Dec 2020 09:41 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert

Latest Newsletter from the Northants Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

To read how the PFCC has been working on behalf of the people of Northamptonshire please click here

Posted: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 11:39 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Newsletters