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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

ARE YOU MALE, CAN YOU SING AND WOULD YOU LIKE TO RAISE MONEY FOR PROSTATE CANCER?

The following message was received recently from Northampton Male Voice Choir. Any one up for the challenge?

Northampton Male Voice Choir (NMVC) is challenging the men of Northamptonshire to join them and the wonderful soprano Emily Haig in a concert on 14 April 2018 to raise money for PROSTATE CANCER UK.

We're holding two open evenings at the Northampton Saints' Rugby Ground, Franklins Gardens on 1 and 8 February. You'll be invited to learn to sing two songs over an 8-week period with training by our charismatic Musical Director, Stephen Bell. At the end of the 8 weeks you'll be ready to perform the songs at our concert in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. More »

So, if you think you might be interested, why not come along to one of our open evenings and enjoy a free beer while you find out more about this fantastic opportunity and meet the NMVC team (why not bring a friend).

To secure your place at the open evening of your choice just get in touch with our Chairman, John Waller on 07989 387752 or jwaller7@btinternet.com » Less

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:46 by Roger Harrington

FILM NIGHTS RESUME

Thanks to an offer from villager, Mr. Chris Bent, to take on the task of organising the Whittlebury Film Nights, this monthly event will resume at the end of January.

Supported by Phoenix Community Cinema there will be three films in a truncated 2017-18 season: -

Tuesday 30th January 2018 - La La Land - starring Ryan Gosling and Academy Award winner for Best Actress, Emma Stone.

Tuesday 27th February 2018 - Churchill (2017) - starring Brian Cox (not to be confused with the just-released Darkest Hour). More »

Tuesday 27th March 2018 - Murder on the Orient Express (2017) - starring Sir Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer and Dame Judy Dench.

The films will be shown at the Reading Room, Whittlebury. Doors open at 1900 with the films commencing at 1930. Admission cost: adults £5.00 and under 16s £3.00. Refreshments on sale 1900-1930 and at the interval. » Less

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 16:31 by Roger Harrington

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