Wilby Playing Fields Trust AGM

The 2018 AGM of the Wilby Playing Field Trust is being held on Monday 24th September 2018 at 7pm in the pavilion in the park. More information is available here AGM notice 2018. The agenda for the AGM can be downloaded here AGM AGENDA 2018 and the draft minutes from the 2017 AGM are available here AGM minutes 2017 draft. The AGM will be followed by the quarterly committee meeting.

We are always looking for new members so if you are interested in joining the committee or just want to know what we do, why not come along to the meeting. Everyone is welcome.

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Drink and a Treat – 8 September

Saturday’s event raised an impressive £790.06 to be shared by MacMillan Cancer Care and St Mary’s Church.

A huge thank you to all the helpers and everyone who attended!

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Harvest Events in Wilby

Harvest Supper

Saturday 22nd September 7pm

At the home of George and Debbie Thompson

139 Main Road, Wilby

Please let George know if you are coming

01933 222718

Donations for church funds on the night

All Welcome


Harvest Festival Service 

Sunday 23rd September 9am in church

Gifts of tinned and non perishable goods gratefully received and will be given to the Daylight Centre and Food Bank

Traditional Harvest hymns

All Welcome

For more information please contact Revd. Jackie Buck

01933 631232

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Parking at the Playing Fields

If residents would like to make use of the playing fields car park to accommodate their guests for family or other events, please contact Anthony in advance on 07801 191665 so that we can check availability with our regular park users and provide extra capacity where possible.

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Stamp Out Poverty Fundraising Walk in Northamptonshire


Did y0u know that 21,730 children and young people are living in poverty in Northamptonshire?

On the 8 September 2018 we’re teaming up with Interdirect to lead a 17k fundraising trek across Northamptonshire, to raise awareness and funds for the increasingly pertinent issue of poverty in our County.

The walk will start at 10am at the Brampton Halt in Chapel Brampton. Walkers will venture across the Brampton Valley Way and then around Pitsford Reservoir, before returning to the Brampton Halt where participants will be welcomed with a hog roast, which has kindly been provided by McManus Pub Company.

Money raised from our fundraising walk will offer much-needed help to those in need. There is a registration cost of £30 for each walker with all proceeds going directly to groups tackling poverty in Northamptonshire.

Prizes will be given on the day, these include:

Top fundraiser
Top walker

Best social walker

Best team player

For more information please go to our website or email Jake Hall at Interdirect or Naomi Butters at NCF.

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Wilby Welcomes SID!

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!

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A Message from Wilby Playing Fields Trust

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

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