Recent additions on other pages - village and events through to the end of May. Gardeners' Association meeting schedule for 2017. Church services for March. A write-up of the History Society meeting covering the AGM and Tudor Meal. of the 11th January and 15th February Parish Council meetings.
Faster Broadband - Although we already have 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. Read the official details here. The official Northants CC Faster Broadband January 2017 Newsletter is here and their interactive map can be accessed .
Road Closure - Northamptonshire Highways are going to carry out carriageway patching works on the road through Norton to Daventry Golf Club. To undertake this work safely the road will be closed from 20th March until the 24th March 2017 between 08.30 and 16.30.
Road closure – as part of the A45 Daventry Development Link Road, Brockhall Road will be closed from10th January 2017 for a period of approximately 8 months to enable construction of a new bridge. During this time ‘Road Closed’ signs will be installed on Brockhall Road and in Flore. A diversion route will be in place and clearly signed. Drivers are asked to kindly observe these signs and use the diversion route. Information can be also found .
Police warning - there has been a recent rise in non-dwelling burglary. The police have issued a document (here) about what they are doing and how we can help ourselves to combat it. Kev Thompson, our community PCSO, has written some good advice on keeping safe at this time of year - read it here. For details of recent thefts in the area, see here.
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 per day - more detail here.
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 Councilhave 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 . If you fancy joining the group which meets during term time on Tuesdays at 7.15 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.
- "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 The history of Whiltonemail. 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 .
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.
Daventry & District Over Fifties Forum - regularly hold meetings to interest people with more free time on their hands; their website can be found here