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

HELP NEEDED SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2018

We are putting together a working party to spend a few hours clearing up the patio and the front path at the Reading Room, Whittlebury which have become overgrown with weeds.

Also a storage room in the building needs sorting and tidying and any help anyone could offer on Saturday 20th October 2018 would be much appreciated. Just turn up at 10.00am - and free tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided during the morning. Many thanks.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:50 by Roger Harrington

CYCLING EVENT IN WHITTLEBURY 27TH OCTOBER

A non-competitive cycling event will pass through Whittlebury on Saturday 27th October 2018. The Wiggle Hawker Hurricane Sportive organised by UK Cycling Events is an event for amateur cyclists and will start from Turweston Aerodrome near Westbury, Bucks.

There are three route distances - Epic: 80 miles, Standard: 55 miles and Short: 26 miles - and it is the short route which will come through the village from the direction of Lillingstone Lovell, along the A413, turn down Church Way and go on to Silverstone, Abthorpe, Wappenham and back to the start. More »

The riders will be started from 0800 to 0930 in small groups of 20 maximum with a gap of 1-2 minutes between groups and the estimated time of arrival in Whittlebury will be between 0900 and 1030.

Unlike the recent women's professional race that came through the village, there will be no road closures but 200 riders are expected to take the short route. While there will be various route marshals - roaming and moto - present and the riders will be expected to observe the Highway Code and respect roads, villages and countryside, it is suggested villagers are aware of the riders' presence and give them all the necessary time and space.

Further information is available from the Event Management on 01425 653372 or at the website www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk > Hawker Hurricane Sportive. » Less

Sat, 01 Sep 2018 17:05 by Roger Harrington

ATTENTION ALL WALKERS IN WHITTLEBURY

Villagers who regularly walk past the campsite towards Silverstone will know that a fence has been erected in the sheep field next to the circuit preventing walkers taking the short cut alongside the wood between the two gates - this is because this short cut is not a public right of way.

Since many villagers have been using this short cut for many years, it has been suggested that the Parish Council might apply to have the short cut made a public right of way (a Definitive Map Modification Order). In order for such an application to have any chance of success, people who have used this short cut need to be willing to fill out a one page evidence form outlining their use of the route and for how long they have used it; this will be used by Northamptonshire Highways first to prioritise our application and then to make a decision. More »

Some of you may have heard about this issue from other sources, including the village grapevine and, if the Parish Council is to act on behalf of the village, the necessary evidence needs to be provided to it.

If you use this route or have used it in the past (even many years ago) and are willing to complete an evidence form or if you need more information, please contact Jenny Cowan by email - jennycowan36@gmail.com - or phone - 01327 856955. » Less

Sat, 01 Sep 2018 16:44 by Roger Harrington