Good Neighbour Schemes

Please click on the Press Release link below if you are interested in finding out more.

Press Release 13th November 2017

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An Invitation from OASIS

Oasis is a new Wellingborough based project that aims to provide a network of friends and contacts for people of retirement age and above. The launch event is on Saturday 2 December and is an afternoon tea with music and Christmas entertainment. It’s completely free to attend – you just need to phone or email so they know numbers. People who attend will then, if they would like to,  become part of a network of friends/ contacts to replace the social contact you get at work. There are four events scheduled for 2018, one per quarter with less formal get-togethers in between. Oasis promises to be a really good way of making like-minded friends during retirement.

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Wilby Playing Fields Update

The committee of Wilby Playing Fields Trust spent the other Sunday afternoon tidying up the newly planted hedge area, weeding, and planting a few new hedge plants to replace those which have not done so well. We hope you feel this will be an attractive feature of the park (once the hedge plants have grown), separating the car park from the grass area, creating a wildlife habitat too.

We have also asked the Woodland Trust for some additional hedge plants to improve this area and to plant around the playing fields.

We have been very successful in our grant applications this year.  We set ourselves the 2 tasks of replacing the tractor which we use for cutting the grass and many other jobs, and to provide outdoor gym equipment for adults and older people.  Thanks to Leora and Lopes hosting a wonderful garden party in the summer we raised over £1200 for the playing fields.  We have also been awarded £1k by Tesco’s Bags for Life fund, £1500 from the Maud Elkington Trust and now £4891 by the Northamptonshire Community Foundation all to provide the outdoor gym equipment.  The Committee are delighted with these grants and will be arranging to meet suppliers of this type of equipment to negotiate the best deal to install a range of equipment.

We will keep you posted with our news and developments.

We welcome involvement in and comments on our work.  Please contact me or any committee member through the website if you would like to be involved, or you would like to comment.

Helene Vancliff, Chair

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2017/18 Waste Collection

The Waste Collection calendar for the period October 2017 to September 2018 has been published and you can view this by clicking below:


Note that the last date for Brown bin collection this year in Wilby is Friday 17 November and collection of these bins then resumes again on Friday 9 March next year.

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Two Messages from Wilby School

There is a new school lottery and you can find out more by clicking below


There is also a vacancy at the school – click below for details

LTS Advert



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Important Crime Prevention Guidance from the Police

Message sent by
Rob Stevens (Police, PC1368, Wellingborough)


Even if the house is occupied the front and back doors should be locked Check doors are definitely locked and keys away from anywhere obvious
Keep car keys away from front and back doors, particularly where there is a cat flap or letterbox in situ Keep car keys away from front and back doors, particularly where there is a cat flap or letterbox in situ
If you leave a room, simply remember to pull any windows shut and lock them Leave timer switches on lamps from early evening until bedtime. Some people prefer leaving a landing light on overnight
Remove any loose tools from within the garden areas If you hear a noise downstairs and are

quite certain it’s a burglar, dial 999

Set your burglar alarm every time you leave the property, even if you are just popping out If you have an alarm that can
be part activated downstairs,
use it!
Use your spy hole before answering the door. If you’re not sure, don’t open the door! Take a cordless or mobile phone with you to bed in case of emergencies
Don’t leave cooking unattended Switch off and unplug things that don’t need to be left in
Try to make the home looked lived in, even when you are out Shut internal doors


Avoid leaving matches and lighters within easy reach of children. Ensure smoking materials are not still burning and ashtrays are emptied.
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The George Inn – Log Cabins Update

The Borough Council advises that the Planning Application for the 3 cabins on agricultural land which was refused consent last November, has gone to appeal.  Any representations must be received by the Planning Inspectorate by 22 September 2017.

Full details can be viewed on the Planning Applications page by clicking George Cabins Planning Appeal

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