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


Friday 9th August - Monday 12th August 2019 at Whittlebury Park.

This festival is run by Tribal Hearts with the main events focused on the Saturday and Sunday. It will combine many elements of natural living with family life and aims to support parents in raising a 'healthy, happy tribe'.

There will be music, food, camping and and 'plenty of fun' and full details are available at: -


Posted: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 13:00 by Roger Harrington


At the recent annual village meeting, Cheryl Evans was voted Whittlebury's villager of the year for her longstanding work with the Royal British Legion and the village's annual Poppy Appeal.

A richly deserved award and as Cheryl and her husband have now moved to Towcester, the village thanks her for all her work over many years and sends her and Richard every good wish for the future.

Posted: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 14:45 by Roger Harrington

New bus service for Whittlebury launched on Wednesday 24th April 209

The attached press release from ABILITY (Northants) cic describes the new bus service for the village that was launched on Wednesday 24th April 2019. Two villagers availed themselves of a lift to Towcester and back that day and it is hoped that more will use the service over the coming weeks.

Whittlebury Parish Council has provided £500.00 to initiate this community transport scheme and it is intended that the bus will provide a lifeline to those without transport and who wish to visit Towcester for a couple of hours on a Wednesday morning for shopping, leisure activities or health appointments. More »

Villagers will need to register first by contacting the telephone number provided. » Less

Posted: Mon, 29 Apr 2019 18:00 by Roger Harrington