You may have noticed that SID (a Speed Indication Device) has arrived in the village!
This was purchased by the Parish Council jointly with Mears Ashby, who delivered it to us last night. The purpose of the device is two-fold:
- to inform passing traffic of their exact speed to try to reduce speeding
- to record the information which can then be extracted to provide vital detail of average speeds which will enable evidence based data being passed forward for potential future visits to hot spots by the Safety Camera Team.
We are indebted to residents Michael Graves and Jon Willey for kindly volunteering to manage the device whilst it is in Wilby and to extract the data.
The sign is fully portable and will be sited at various locations in the village for a week at a time. It is currently on Main Road towards Earls Barton near the Church Lane junction.
The device will be in Wilby for the next 6 weeks before being returned to Mears Ashby for their next stint. It will then come back to Wilby again on a continuing shared basis.
It is hoped to publish the data from the device on this site in the future – so watch this space!
You may have noticed the new additions to the park. Wilby Playing Fields Trust are pleased to welcome our 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 be able to provide something for adults. The equipment will be fenced off to deter children.
We would like to thank: Tesco Bags for Life, Maud Elkington Trust, Northamptonshire Community Foundation and Wellingborough Council for their financial support for this project.
We will be holding a launch in September to demonstrate the equipment, and encourage you to use the new equipment to get fit and improve you health. Details to follow.
On a less positive note we have had some issues with anti social behaviour and have reluctantly made the decision to keep the lower barrier locked this weekend at least. We hope this will deter further issues. We would ask that you keep an eye out and phone the police if you notice anything suspicious. We inspect the park daily but cannot be around all the time. And users of the park, are extra eyes and ears for us. We thank you for being vigilant.
Thank you. Enjoy your park.
Helene Vancliff, Chair of Wilby Playing Fields Trust
The website has received the following email. If anyone can help, please can they respond directly to the contact details provided.
Good morning from Cheshire.
My name is Mike Abram born 16/08/1944 in The Barret Maternity Home. Northampton. (So a Cobbler by birth. )
Family home 21 Lady’s Lane, Northampton.
Father Louis Bowers Abram (Foreman flight shed, Sywell)
Mother Delia E Abram nee Clarke. Family lived at The Limes, Earls Barton.
Later lived on The Ridge, Great Doddington.
Grandfather Joseph Charles Abram. Abrams garage, Main Road, Earls Barton. And ‘ Rockaway ‘31 Mears Ashby Road. Earls Barton.
Connections with Wilby a Miss Angel lived in Wilby & was a close friend of my Grandmother Milly May Abram who was born 1886.
Also the address ‘ The Nook ‘ Wilby is on my Aunt Betty May Abram’s WAAF service records. Miss R ??? it’s recorded as a friend to be notified of casualties. Sorry it’s in pencil & not readable.
I am looking to find address’s / info in Wilby for Miss Angel 1939 to 1970 ?? & Miss R ? who lived in 1942 at The Nook, Wilby. Is the house still there ?
All help will be gratefully received. Mike Abram
Email for contact: g1czuchester44@gmail
Click below to find out the latest news from the Playing Fields:
Gym equipment update 1.2.18 (002)
Please click on the Press Release link below if you are interested in finding out more.
Press Release 13th November 2017