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

READING ROOM CLEAR-UP SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER

A big thank you to the small band of villagers who spent Saturday morning, 20th October, helping to clear and weed the patio, the front path and the multi-use games area at the Reading Room and playing field. A storage room inside the building was also cleared and cleaned and this will now store a number of chairs and tables.

Posted: Sat, 20 Oct 2018 16:24 by Roger Harrington

VILLAGE QUIZ SATURDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2018

Stuart Hall will be running his annual quiz on Saturday 10th November 2018 starting at 7.30pm in the Reading Room, Whittlebury.

Teams of a MAXIMUM of six people are invited to take part - please contact Stuart on 07803 070959 to register your interest.

Posted: Sat, 20 Oct 2018 16:17 by Roger Harrington

BEACONS CEREMONY IN WHITTLEBURY 11TH NOVEMBER 2018

This year, Sunday 11th November 2018 is not only Remembrance Sunday but also the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended the 1st World War.

This important historical date is being marked globally, and in the UK, many villages, towns, councils and various organisations will join the nationwide commemoration, the "Battle's Over", which will feature the lighting of over 1200 beacons - the "Beacons Ceremony." More »

In Whittlebury, our local event will take place at St. Mary's Church and will commence at 5.30pm with free drink and food.

At 6.30pm, the formal ceremony will start outside with poetry reading, a tribute to the nine local service personnel who gave their lives and whose names are recorded on the village war memorial, the playing of the Last Post and the lowering of the Union Flag on the floodlit church.

The beacon will be lit at 7.00pm precisely followed by a peal of bells. At 7.20pm, back inside the church, there will be a concert of 1st World War songs with a choir from Whittlebury School, the Silson Singers and local and professional artists. » Less

Posted: Sun, 14 Oct 2018 12:05 by Roger Harrington