Charity Fundraiser last Saturday

Kathleen advises that the fundraiser held in the Church last Saturday raised just over £600 which is to be shared between Marie Curie and the Church.

A huge thank you to the volunteers for all their hard work and to everyone who contributed towards this outstanding result!

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Events in Northamptonshire Country Parks this Autumn

For those who are interested, a calendar of the forthcoming events in our Country Parks is available to to view by clicking below:


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A Message from Northamptonshire Association for the Blind

We are  pleased to confirm that the NAB Mobile Unit will be in operation in September and will be situated in WELLINGBOROUGH on THURSDAY September 14 and 28th from 10.00am until 1.00pm.

The Unit will be found On the Pedestrian Area, opposite the Hind Hotel, Wellingborough.

We would also advise that our new driver and coordinator Malcolm Greenway will driving the unit and providing information for blind and  partially sighted visitors and their carers.

Please ensure that this information is circulated to all your contacts confirming that the NAB unit is operational and will continue to visit locations in Northamptonshire on a month by month basis.

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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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An Update from Wilby Playing Fields Trust

Thanks to the hard work of Simon and help from Anthony our old wrought iron bench has now started its new lease of life following a full refurbishment.

Please see the pictures showing the bench before and after the refurbishment.

After some digging around, Anthony has discovered that the bench has been there since the inception of the playing fields but is significantly older than that.  We would like to think that it will again last another 65+ years and will again be refurbished and bought back to life. It has had to be shortened as the ends of the wooden seat were badly damaged, and it has had a new wooden back rest.  It has been fully stripped, sanded, metal work re-welded, painted, plaque stripped and painted, wood stained and varnished, new bolts and a new placement home in the park.

We invite you to go and have a seat on this old but now new seat…enjoy our beautiful park and relish in the pleasure of being the current custodians and carers and users.

We, as the committee and guardians of the park, feel very humbled and honoured to know that the bench like the park has existed before most of us and will continue long after it. We hope that you enjoy your park as much as we enjoy looking after it on your behalf.

If you are interested in our work, or getting involved in looking after the park, please contact me:  Helene by email: or mobile:  07773468785.  This year in addition to the maintenance we usually undertake, we are raising funds for 2 capital projects:  a replacement tractor to help with the grass cutting, and outdoor gym equipment.  We have been successful so far in raising £1000 towards the outdoor gym equipment thanks to Tescos and everyone who selected our charity to place their tokens.  We are looking to raise additional funds to progress these projects.

Helene Vancliff, Chair of Wilby Playing Fields Trust

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Little Blessings

Little Blessings is giving away new and nearly new baby and toddler clothes to local people in need completely free of charge, regardless of their background, faith or financial circumstances. Giveaway Days take place every two months. Little Blessings is one of the current local charities that you can vote for in TESCO when you do your shopping in their Wellingborough, Irthlingborough and Rushden stores. PLEASE support this initiative – the project is still very new – we helped over 100 children in our first ten weeks!

If you would like to donate new or nearly new clothes (age 0-5) to Little Blessings then please contact Anna Willey at the Old Post Office ( or just leave donations under the back door porch. Thank you very much for your support.

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Hearing Dogs for the Deaf

A message from Kathleen at 6 Church Lane:

Many of you, both in and outside Wilby, collect Postage Stamps for me. The main Charity is HEARING Dogs for the DEAF.

I thought that you would like to know that during 2016…£16,000 was raised through your kindness in collecting Postage Stamps.

I would like to say thank you to all of you.

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