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  1. Judith thompson says:

    Can now hear the birds singing and the bees buzzing in our garden on the roadside. Can hold a conversation. Sleeping at night with less traffic. Every cloud has its silver lining.

  2. John Everton says:

    Please note their was at least 2 people last night at 00:42 up to no good looking in sheds etc.
    Please keep it all locked up.

  3. Judith Thompson says:

    We are very sorry to have to cancel this years jumble sale due to the uncertainty about the corona virus. This will be a great loss to the NSPCC so if anyone would like to give a cash donation you can be assured that this will be very gratefully received, any jumble already given will find a good home with a local charity shop. Judith Thompson Hon Sec. Wilby NSPCC.

  4. Judith Thompson says:

    NSPCC Jumble Sale, Sat. 9th. May 2020, 2.00.p.m. The Farm. Any saleable objects gratefully received, please keep clothes until nearer the date. Thanks.

  5. Judith Thompson says:

    Is Roger Gough still our Coucillor on his website it only says Earls Barton?

  6. Janice Felce says:

    The pet service photos are available to view and make a purchase. 50% of the costs go to church funds so please support if you can. To access the photos go to
    Then from the menu(3 black lines in the top right corner) go to client area.
    Then press on the Wilby area and you will then need the code which is stmarys
    This is all lower case and no apostrophe.
    Click on the photos you wish to purchase and pay online.
    Your photos arrive in the posts a couple of days later.

  7. shani bayes says:

    Black and white rabbit lost in wilby.
    please contact 07770689858 if you see him. thanks

  8. Judith Thompson says:

    The NSPCC jumble sale plus donations raised £1465.00 thank you to everyone who helped in any way to make this so successful. Judith Thompson, Hon Sec. Wilby branch.
    My granddaughter Tatyana raised £103.00 for the NSPCC with a coffee morning. Our thanks to her.
    If anyone would like to hold a fund raising event please contact me. 01933222951.

  9. Judith thompson says:

    NSPCC Jumble Sale 2.00pm Saturday May 4th. 2019. All jumble gratefully received please take to The Farm, 130 Main Rd. Wilby.

    • Janice Felce says:

      Judith I have a working lawn mower to donate to someone that needs it or to the jumble. It is a Bosch electric with grass box. Can Simon come over to collect it if you think it suitable for the sale.

  10. Judith thompson says:

    Hurrah road sweeper through yesterday.

  11. Judith thompson says:

    Walked down the village this week, couldn’t believe the state of the pavements and gutters. Looked as if no one cared. Surely we deserve a better service than this. I struggled to stand up. By the pelican crossing.

  12. Judith thompson says:

    Brooches all sold now thanks to all who bought. We made over £50.00

  13. Judith thompson says:

    I have small Star brooches for sale at £1.00 in aid of the NSPCC Christmas appeal. Please let me know if you would like to buy one. 01933222951.

  14. Judith thompson says:

    I have a lot of lovely quinces this year if anyone would like some. Also medlars. Judith 01933 222951 The Farm Wilby.

  15. Judith thompson says:

    A very large Eddie Stobart Larry just went through Wilby towards Earls Barton. At 3.47Pm. Today 1st Oct.
    Was this on official business or was it breaking the law. Perhaps the Parish Council could find out.

  16. Judith thompson says:

    Thanks Jon and Michael and the Parish Council for the speed signs. Would it be possible to put one on Mears Ashby Rd entrance to the village by the 30 sign as they speed down the hill, dangerous with school children about. Many thanks.

  17. Judith thompson says:

    The NSPCC jumble sale raised the wonderful amount of £1170.71, this included some generous donations. My thanks to our valiant helpers sorting and selling. Also to those who gave.
    Judith Thompson. hon. sec.

  18. Judith thompson says:

    I was shocked at the planning meeting when our councillor, Barry Graves voted for the application to build houses on the whole of Jacksons Lane High St car park. There were 170 objections on the Council web site to this application surely our councillor so shoud be representing us.

  19. Judith thompson says:

    Jumble Sale takes place at The Farm, 130 Main Rd NN82UE

  20. Judith thompson says:

    NSPCC Jumble Sale Saturday May 5th 2018. 2.00pm. Some jumble now being taken, everything except clothes bedding and similar, please keep until nearer the date thank you.

  21. Judith thompson says:

    Mrs Beatrice Orton’s funeral is at the Nene Valley Crematorium on January 16th. Tuesday. At 11a.m.

  22. Judith thompson says:

    Mrs Beatrice Orton formerly of 81 Main Rd. died last week in Tasker House. Aged 103 yrs, she had not been well for a long time. I do not have the funeral arrangements yet.

  23. Judith thompson says:

    Mrs Beatrice Orton formerly of 81Main Rd. will be 103 yrs old this Saturday. She is in poor health and is resident of Tasker House. She was born in 1914 which is rather poignant as we are commemorating the war at present.

  24. Wilf T says:

    Tuesday 18 July I was visiting my inlaws who live in Main Rd, Wilby. Late afternoon my VW Golf, parked in the Lido entrance, the paint work was ‘customised’ by someone using a sharp object to leave deep scratches along the drivers side. I’m sure they would like to know that their handywork is going to cost £650 to put right.
    It would be very nice to receive a contribution to that bill. Just contact me by replying to this post.

    • Ian Campling says:

      An update on vandals and unwelcome visitors to our village. There is a small group who have taken to riding motorbikes on the fields at the bottom of Mears Ashby Road. A neighbour and myself have challenged these individuals plus I believe the farmer (Simon?) has been alerted and has given chase to what end I do not know. The group seems to consist of two adults (who I have photos of on my phone plus two children, what kind of poor example are these adults providing to the children that it is ok to trespass and behave like vandals?) This kind of behaviour is not to be tolerated as it is trespassing and creates noise and is a danger to innocent people walking their dogs and taking their children for a pleasant walk in the countryside. I am aware that the gate has been locked for some time due to persons driving cars in the field ruining crops and this is just another example of the same inconsiderate behaviour and should not be tolerated. The people responsible gain access to the field through a gap in the hedgerow and I for one would be happy to contribute to any costs to have this gap closed. I am aware this would make access to the field harder for those who just want to pursue innocent pleasure but sadly another example of those few spoiling things for the many. I will remain vigilant as I live directly opposite the field but I would like to have a phone number to call if I see any reoccurrence so would the farming family (I believe the Thompsons) be prepared to give me a number to call? Over time the things we love about living in Wilby are being eroded with the building of new houses and gypsy intrusion, damage to cars, litter louting etc and I’m sure one day we will just be a suburb of Wellingborough but I think while we can we should try to protect the environment we have here in Wilby and rally against those that would come here and try to spoil our peaceful way of life.

      • These are both an anti-social behaviour and trespass issues – as such they should be reported to the Police using their 101 number, when an Incident Reference number will be given and action taken

  25. Mr Trevor Stainwright. says:

    I am pleased to report that the malicious vandal attacks, on other peoples cars near the Wilby Club, seems to have ceased…(or the pathetic individual responsible has lost their keys!) After speaking to a number of residents, including the staff at the Hair salon, all of whom kept a watchful eye on the area concerned we seem to have frightened off the culprit. I’d like to believe this is a demonstration of ‘People Power’ but more likely posting on this site also played it’s part. Sadly the moron is still out there but we are watching!

  26. Judith thompson says:

    Good to see the no entry sign replaced at long last in Church Lane. Let’s hope it has some effect.
    Was there a problem with replacing the triangles at the bottom of Mears Ashby Road on The Square could so easily have been done while they were there.?

  27. Judith thompson says:

    Many thanks to a local inhabitant who has brought me some tools. Still more needed, any condition.

  28. Judith thompson says:

    Tools for Self reliance, have just collected old tools and bicycles, which are made like new by volunteers in their premises at Northampton. They are a non profit making charity. If anyone has any tools I will be collecting again. Look in your garages and outbuildings, have a good spring clean. Please bring to the farm, 130 Main Rd.

  29. Judith thompson says:

    I hope our new Cllr. Will be able to do something about the state of the pavements and gutters, now growing a good crop of green stuff.

  30. Judith thompson says:

    Thanks to our many helpers and those who gave and bought, with some donations we raised £945.00. Wonderful effort.

  31. Mr Trevor Stainwright. says:

    It is with great regret that I have to inform the people of this village that there is a serial vandal amongst us. For some time now cars parked opposite the ‘Wilby Working Mans club’ have been attacked by ‘keying’ the length of the vehicle. Residents, visitors to the Hair Dressers, club users, in fact anyone who dares to park on the between No.22 and No.30 have been targeted. My daughter (expecting her first child) came to visit us at No.30 but rather than block our drive, decided to leave her new car on the main road. Within two hours her car had been gouged down to the bare metal! She is only one of many innocent owners who have fallen foul of this warped individual. Another victim was the owner of a nearly new 4×4 Silver Mercedes. The cost of repairs for such a car would be eye-watering to say the least. We also witnessed a woman left in tears when her car suffered a similar fate. Even local residents are not safe. A lady forced to park across the road when her usual place was taken, later found her red hatch-back marked in the same fashion as the others. We are left with the impression that this is a vendetta against the Hair Salon or the garage. I can only warn you good people NOT to park here until this imbecile is caught. To the person concerned…if you are reading this beware. We are watching out for you and we have already informed the Police!

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