Please click on the Press Release link below if you are interested in finding out more.
Press Release 13th November 2017
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.
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
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.
There is a new school lottery and you can find out more by clicking below
OUR SCHOOL IS STARTING A LOTTERY – printable
There is also a vacancy at the school – click below for details
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