Playing Fields Lottery

The winners of the Playing Fields lottery for October are tickets 119 (£25) and 82 (£10).  If you would like to join the lottery you can buy tickets for £8 each which will enter you in to the eight draws for November 2019 through to June 2020.  Email Anna Willey on oldpostofficewilby@gmail.com.

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£440 raised on a sunny afternoon

Thankyou to everyone who came to the Playing Fields fete on Sunday afternoon. £440 was raised for pavilion repairs and maintenance. A great result. The Playing Field is run by volunteers from the village. We are always looking for people from Wilby who love the park to join us – we meet 5 or 6 times a year on Monday evenings in the pavilion. To find out more, please contact Anna Willey on 07758 253104 or anna.willey@cantab.net.

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School Parking Advice from Northants Police

PARKING AND WAITING OUTSIDE SCHOOLS

I hope everyone has enjoyed the good weather and school holidays as some schools return for the new year this week here is a reminder of what is expected when parking your vehicle unless you take a walk to school and therefore this does not apply.

PLEASE DO NOT park your vehicles where it would cause any inconvenience, endangerment or obstruction to anyone else including obstructing driveways, paths and dropped kerbs.

IT IS AN OFFENCE TO PARK:
(Unless in an authorised parking space)

Opposite or within 10 metres of a junction
Opposite a traffic island
At or near a bus stop or taxi rank
On a pedestrian crossing
In an area marked by zig-zag lines

Please do not park either partially or wholly on the pavement…this can cause an obstruction for pedestrians, prams/pushchairs and wheelchair users, as well as damaging the grass verge.

Officers will be patrolling in your area and fixed penalty notices will be issued where appropriate.

Standard parking/obstruction offences incur a fine & vehicle recovery fee.

Parking on zig-zag lines incurs a fine and 3 penalty points.

Thank you for your support in this matter, please note standard parking enforcement is carried out by Northamptonshire County Council excluding Kettering.

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Wilby Playing Fields Lottery – September draw

This month’s winning numbers are 65 (£25) and 111 (£10). Congratulations.

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Concert at St Mary’s Church

Please see below the flyer with information about this concert in October.

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Playing Fields Lottery August 2019

This month’s winning numbers are 85 (£25 prize) and 59 (£10 prize). Congratulations!

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Burglary in Wilby

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a burglary dwelling on Main Road, Wilby. Entry has been forced to the victims home and property has then been stolen from within. The victims grey VW Golf was also stolen, however this has since been recovered by police and is being forensically examined. This crime took place between 13:30hrs & 20:40hrs on the 28th of July.

Did you witness anything?
Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?

If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting Ref: 19000396786

Taking just a few steps can make a big difference in keeping your home safe from burglary. Here are a few tips:

  • Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when you’re just out in the garden, remembering to double-lock UPVC doors (lift handle and turn key).
  • Hide all keys, including car keys, out of sight and away from the letterbox (remember a device could be used to hook keys through the letterbox).
  • Install a visual burglar alarm (as part of a suite of prevention measures – a burglar alarm on its own will not prevent entry to your home).
  • Install good outside lighting.
  • Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property.
  • Leave radios or lights in your house on a timer to make the property appear occupied.
  • Make sure the fences around your garden are in good condition.
  • Secure bikes at home by locking them to an immoveable object inside a locked shed or garage.
  • Keep ladders and tools stored away; don’t leave them outside where they could be used to break into your home.
  • Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property.
  • Ensure rear fencing is in good repair.
  • Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges.
  • Mark your property with postcode and house number and register your property for free with www.Immobilise.com
  • Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch scheme.
  • Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows.
  • Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault.
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