Warning – Lead Thefts
Lead thieves are operating in this area.
If you see anything suspicious around
the Church please contact either the
Julia Cleworth on 01933 381217
George Thompson on 01933 222718
or Rector – Revd. Jackie Buck
on 01933 631232
In an emergency situation please contact the
Police on 101
Please note there are no roof works scheduled at this time!
The Speed Indication Device (SID) is very shortly due back in Wilby once again, after completing a stint in Mears Ashby, with whom we share the equipment.
We are extremely grateful to residents Michael Graves and Jon Willey for managing the deployment on behalf of the Parish Council and all of us in Wilby.
We now have a report available to view, which shows the initial data captured from SID when it was deployed at 4 different sites in the village between June and August this year. Please do click below to have a look!
September Report Web Version
We shall continue to review where to place SID to achieve the maximum effect and more detail will be shared in the future, as and when it becomes available.
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.
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!
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