Recent additions on other pages - village Winter Newsletter and events through to the end of February. Church services for January and February. Write-ups of the History Society meetings covering Shackleton's Endurance Expedition and the Whilton Men Who Fought in the 1914-18 War. M of the 12th October Parish Council meeting.
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 .
Theft from car - a vehicle parked on a drive in Brington Lane was entered recently (night of 3/4 January) and various items were stolen. Rural crime is on the increase - read more here from local police. Please keep an eye out for suspicious behaviour and continue to make sure you look after valuables as recommended by the police (see below).
Theft of saddles - the local farm in Brington Lane was broken into on 28 December and all the saddles stored in the stables there were stolen. If anyone saw anything suspicious, please notify the police and all of us need to be aware of potential burglary in the village.
Theft from Ashby St Ledger Church - a thief has been captured on CCTV stealing money - read the police message and see his photo here.
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.
Fly tipping - an appeal has been made to identify a man caught on camera tipping a load of waste on the roadside between Norton and Daventry on 11th November. Read the background here and see his photo here - let's hope he gets caught.
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
Faster Broadband - We can now get fibre broadband. People in the village now have considerably increased speeds compared with ADSL. If interested, go on to your ISP website and enter your phone number to see if you're able to transfer. The official Northants CC interactive map can be accessed .
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