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Recent additions on other pages - village Spring Newsletter and events through to early June.   Church services for March.  Write-ups of the History Society meeting covering the AGM with a Norman meal.   Minutes of the 10th January Parish Council meeting.


Road accident in the village - At about 8.45 on 20th March, a car driving at excessive speed down Main St towards the church, hit a car parked on the road below 6 South View pushing it several feet on to the pavement, causing severe damage and leaving debris strewn across the road.  The speeding car did not stop.
The incident was witnessed by other drivers and the offending car is thought to be a green Audi A4 which also suffered damage as it left a wing mirror in its wake.  The police have been notified.  If anyone does have any more information, please let the Parish Clerk know on 01327 301570. (20th March)


Theft in the village - A quantity of lead work has recently been stolen from Manor Lodge in the village.  Five sheets of lead 5m long by 50cm wide were taken from the rear of Manor Lodge bungalow and garage.  The matter has been reported to the police but be aware and watch out for any strange activity in the area.  Anything observed should be reported to the police on 101.


Defibrillator use training course - the East Midlands Ambulance Service will be holding another training course to teach people in the parish how to use the defibrillators.  This will be in the village hall on Wednesday 21st March 2018 at 7.00pm to 9pm.  This will be a vital course for the community since you never know when you may need to use the equipment.  For those who wish to attend, please confirm your attendance by e-mailing the Parish Clerk.


Quiz Night - will be on Friday 23rd March at 7.30 pm in the village hall which will include a homemade dessert during the interval.  Tickets cost £10 and are available from Philip Grant on 07962 270355 or email.  Please bring own drinks/snacks and if you'd like to contribute to the sweet trolley, you'll get a discount on the ticket price.  All proceeds to St Andrew's Church.  Sold out


Daventry District Council - will be holding a landlords’ forum for local private landlords on the 2nd May.  This will provide a platform where news, views and experience can be discussed and also allow DDC to help and offer advice to landlords and managing agents on legislation changes, offer reasons for landlords to work with them and help them to understand their obligations.  Attendance is free and open to all private landlords and managing agents who rent out their properties in the Daventry area.  See here for more detail.

Please book by 20th April by sending an email to


Recycling contract - is changing with effect from 4th June.  For a general explanation of the new arrangements click here.  To discover what goes in which bin click here and for information regarding the optional garden waste collection at £35 per annum per bin, see here.


The Northamptonshire Association for the Blind - mobile sight centre will be visiting Daventry (near Shopmobility) on Wednesday 21st March between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm.  They have an extensive  array of gadgets etc to make life easier for people with poor eyesight.  To see their website, click here.


Daventry & District Over Fifties Forum - regularly hold meetings to interest people with more free time on their hands and their next on is on 21st March - see here for details; their latest newsletter can be found here.  Their website can be found here


The group meets on alternate Thursdays each month and provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about photography.  For more information, contact Neil on 844182 (email) or look at their excellent website here.


Dementia Cafes - Northamptonshire County Council has had to make budget cuts including the Alzheimer's Society which has stopped all the Dementia Cafes in Northamptonshire.  Daventry District realise the importance of these cafes for sufferers/carers and have decided to start their own.  Forthcoming meeting dates can be found here. 


Faster Broadband - You can test your actual speed here and although we already have fibre broadband to the cabinet at Whilton Locks, the village now forms part of the County Council’s Stage 3 plans with Gigaclear whose solution involves Fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) technology which enables much faster speeds and is scheduled for installation in Quarter 4, 2018.  Read the official details here.  The official Northants CC Faster Broadband January 2017 Newsletter is here and their interactive map can be accessed here.  The latest update on future developments can be found on page 3 of the village Spring Newsletter.


Bus Service - the service runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays into Northampton leaving at 9.37 am from the Green and returning at 12.45 pm from Northampton.  Details of the service can be found here.


Parish Council - now has its own website.  It's the place to find all official documents pertaining to financial and regulatory matters plus meeting agendas, minutes etc


Parking at Long Buckby station - parking charges now apply at the railway station.  The cost is £4.80 per day - more detail here.  (Sept 2017)


Waste and recycling centre opening times - See here for full information.  Some sites have queuing issues on certain days and more especially following a closure day.  Customers are asked to visit the sites after 10.00 am and preferably later in the day when the sites are likely to have more capacity.  You can see a webcam shot of live activity here.


Daventry District Council - have grant funding available for both Home Owners and Renters alike.   There are Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) available up to £30k for the district's disabled residents, both renters and home owners and up to £10k for the district’s home owners in the form of a Home Repairs Assistance grant (HRA).


Daventry District Council - have introduced a ‘Resident Welcome Pack’ on the DDC website.  The aim is to provide new residents in our District with an initial information point signposting to basic information but is also useful for existing residents


Whilton Warblers - performed a concert in the Church some time ago and photos of the singers rehearsing can be found here.  If you fancy joining the group which meets during term time on Tuesdays at 7.30 pm in the Church, ring Linda on 07752 885900.  You don't need to read music or to have had singing lessons, you can be any age and the idea is just to have fun.


The history of Whilton - "Living in the Gap" a book covering the history of Whilton village from 1,000 to 2,000 AD is now available.  If you would like to buy a copy (281 pages £12.99) then please contact the author, our local history expert, Anthea Hiscock, on 01327 843319 or by email.  See here for an independent review of the book by local resident Tom Price.



Right to Roam - some people seem to consider all the fields around Whilton to be totally free to public access because of the government's legislation regarding 'the right to roam.'  This is not the case - the Act refers only to mapped areas of mountain, moor, heath, downland and registered common land - none of these apply around Whilton and you should stay on the public footpaths.  See here for more details of the Act.


The Whilton Bake Off - was held in August 2013 and was very successful.  There were lots of entries and £185 was raised for the Air Ambulance Service.  For Lucy's full write-up of the occasion, click here.  To see Richard Oliver's photos, see here.


Mobile Library - because of low levels of use, the mobile library no longer comes to Whilton. However, the Home Library Service does still exist.  This is a free service for customers who are unable to get to the library through age or disability.  A librarian visits you at home to discuss your reading needs.  You can either select items yourself or library staff will select for you according to your tastes and requirements.  Volunteers deliver to your home every month.  To arrange a visit or find out more, contact your local library.