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Whittlebury Village

Community Website

Clerk: Mrs Linda Paice
9 Bradden Way, Greens Norton
Towcester, Northamptonshire
NN12 8BY

Tel: 01327 353622

Whittlebury is a small village of some 236 households and a population of 589 (2011 Census) set on the edge of the historical royal hunting forest of Whittlewood. The earliest settlement has been traced to the Iron Age, and King Athelstan held court in Whittlebury in c.930AD. Our rural legacy can still be found today with many mature trees and views over the countryside surrounding the village with, in particular, the woods, parkland and deer park on the southern edge.

The Parish Council provides your local services and we strive to make Whittlebury a better place in which to live, work and play. This website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search facility or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Latest News

BUS SERVICE WITHDRAWN - AGAIN

After what has turned out to be only a temporary restoration of the X88 bus service at the end of June, from Whittlebury to Towcester and Northampton and return, albeit only once daily and only on weekdays, the Parish Council heard yesterday from Northamptonshire Highways that they in turn had received information from Stagecoach that the service will no longer operate from Monday 6th November - in effect the last bus will run on Friday 3rd November. More »

Stagecoach were due to provide the Council with bus occupancy figures and in the absence of any communication - or explanation - an invitation has been extended to the managing director of Stagecoach (Midlands), Mr. Steve Burd, to attend the next Parish Council meeting on Thursday 16th November.

In view of the extreme financial pressure on the County Council, this news is not altogether surprising even if it turns out subsequently that the service was used often and regularly by villagers but the short notice of cessation leaves a lot to be desired - any plans for some early Christmas shopping have been well and truly scuppered! » Less

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 17:45 by Roger Harrington

VILLAGE RAFFLE AT THE 2017 F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX

VILLAGE RAFFLE AT THE 2017 F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX

Members of the Whittlebury Recreation Society together with helpers and friends held an immensely successful raffle during the recent F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone. Nearly £5,000 was raised which will go towards purchasing replacement play equipment on an expanded playing field area at the village's Reading Room.

Two fans are shown here with Gill Culley one of the sales team. Sincere thanks are due to all the helpers over the course of the three day meeting, all the visitors who bought tickets, the generosity of Silverstone Circuit and the wonderful F1 community. More »

The winners were: -

1st Prize

John Pearson

4879

Two Grandstand Tickets for the Silverstone 2018 F1GP

2ndPrize

Nicki Colverson

1643

Official Mercedes F1 Race Team Shirt signed by Hamilton and Bottas

3rdPrize

D Berriman

1948

Open Voucher for Silverstone Drive

4th Prize

Matt Dibble

4572

Open Voucher for Silverstone Drive

5th Prize

Sarah Isenscmid

4369

Silverstone Cap or T Shirt

6th Prize

A Egan

0926

Silverstone Cap or T Shirt

7th Prize

Alan Marlow

4361

Silverstone Cap or T Shirt

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Wed, 09 Aug 2017 21:31 by Roger Harrington

THE WHITTLEBURY MAGAZINE

For the first time The Whittlebury Magazine is published on line in addition to the paper copies which are provided for, and delivered to, all villagers free of charge.

This will enable former residents and those who are just simply interested in Whittlebury to keep up to date with what has been going on in the village.

Please note that the village quiz run by Stuart Hall will be on Saturday 18th November, and not 8th, and that the Patronal Eucharist on August 20th will be held at Whittlebury and not Paulerspury More »

The editors and designer of the magazine are indebted to the Ferrari Owners Club of Whittlebury for their financial assistance in producing each issue.

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:28 by Roger Harrington