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Recent additions to the site - village Winter Newsletter and events through to the end of February.  Write-ups of the History Society meetings covering Shackleton's Endurance Expedition and the Whilton Men Who Fought in the 1914-18 War


 

Roughmoor Spinney - the management group urgently requires a Chair and a Secretary - if you're interested, please see here for more details.

 

Floodlights - This year once again you have the opportunity to illuminate the Church and make it a focal point of the village during the Christmas period.  Cost is just £10 a night.  To reserve your special day or to select a date, please contact Jon Brierley (843380) or email.

 

 

Waste and Recycling - Please see here for information about arrangements for waste and recycling collections and Daventry District Council opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period.

 

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 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

 

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 here.

 

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 7.15 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.

 

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.

 

Daventry & District Over Fifties Forum - regularly hold meetings to interest people with more free time on their hands; their website can be found here

 

The Northamptonshire Association for the Blind - have an array of gadgets etc to make life easier for people with poor eyesight.  To see their website, click here.