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.
At the Annual Village Meeting on March 25th the Whittlebury Cup for Service to the Community was awarded jointly to:
DAVID RANDALL for his unstinting work on behalf of the village
THE FOX & HOUNDS for their invaluable support for the village through the Covid Pandemic.
...Appreciating good people.. they are hard to come by...
Posted: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 10:35 by Linda Paice
The Parish Council would like to make all the village aware of a planning application for a large storage and distribution facility at the Shacks Barn site which is near the junction of the A413 and the A43.
The scale of the proposed development is out of keeping with the surroundings and granting permission will undoubtedly result in many extra HGVs travelling on the approach roads to Shacks Barn including potentially along Cow Pastures from the A5 and through the village. More »
The Parish Council has already lodged a full and comprehensive objection and everyone is asked to look at the details of the application on the West Northants Council planning portal: -
and raise an objection. The closing date for responses is the end of April and those responding are asked to post in the section headed 'Comments' and ensure that they use the drop down menu under the heading 'Type of comment' and click 'Objection'. » Less
Posted: Sun, 11 Apr 2021 15:29 by Roger Harrington
On behalf of the village, Whittlebury Parish Council sends its deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family following the death of His Royal Highness on Friday 9th April 2021. We remember with affection and gratitude the many years of steadfast service that he gave to the country and the Commonwealth, and around the world.
We join the nation in the week of national mourning leading up to the Duke's funeral on Saturday 17th April 2021 and note that it has been requested that no floral tributes are laid anywhere. Also, as no physical books of remembrance will be opened, there is a virtual condolence book on the website of the Royal Household - https://www.royal.uk/
Posted: Sat, 10 Apr 2021 16:15 by Roger Harrington
WHITTLEBURY MAGAZINE September 2017 (PDF, 5.9 Mb)
The September 2017 edition of The Whittlebury Magazine online
WHITTLEBURY MAGAZINE December 2017 (PDF, 3.4 Mb)
The December 2017 edition of The Whittlebury Magazine
WHITTLEBURY MAGAZINE March 2018 (PDF, 3.3 Mb)
The March 2018 edition of the Whittlebury Magazine published on line
The Parish Council on behalf for the villagers oF Whittlebury offers its sincere condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the sad announcement of the death of her beloved husband the Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh on Friday April 9th 2021
Rest in peace...