Willoughby Parish Council have compiled a handy list of useful information to help you settle into village life in Willoughby. This welcome sheet is available online, as well as in printed form from the Village Hall. If you'd like to suggest an update for future versions of the welcome sheet, please get in touch.
Police & Neighbourhood Watch
POLICE: Our Police Community Support Officer is PCSO 6149 Helena Seal and our Police Constable is PC 868 Hazel Busch. They can be contacted on 01788 853851 (this is the Safer Neighbourhood Team number so will reach a team member on duty quickly). The team also have an
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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: Rachel Settle (Co-ordinator) can contacted by telephone on 01788 823823 (daytime) or 01788 890724 (evening & answerphone) or e-mail
CRIME PREVENTION: Smart water, a means of uniquely marking your property can be obtained via Rachel Settle. It is a deterrent to burglars and increases the likelihood of stolen items being returned.
THE WILLOUGHBY SOCIETY: Meets at the Village Hall on the last Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm. Speakers attend to discuss a wide variety of topics and there are several social events each year. For more information contact Leonie Tromans on 01788 890700.
THE WILLOUGHBY THURSDAY CLUB meets in the Village Hall at 2.30pm on the second Thursday of the month. The meetings include speakers, demonstrations and activities covering a wide variety of subjects. There are also monthly pub lunches and several outings. For more information contact Betty Oates on 01788 890623.
WILLOUGHBY WOMEN’S INSITUTE is a branch of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes. It meets on the third Thursday every month at 7.30pm in the Village Hall and the group enjoys demonstrations, speakers and outings. The W.I. welcomes all ages and is a very friendly and relaxed group. Contact Lin Gerrard by email firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01788 891409 for more information.
ART GROUP: Willoughby Art Group meets at the Village Hall on Tuesday mornings from 10.00am 12.00 noon. New members are welcome. The group uses many different media including watercolour, soft and oil pastels, acrylic, etc. For further information contact Victoria Parsons on 01788 822938.
FLOWER CLUB: Woolscott Flower Club meet in the Village Hall on the first Wednesday of the month (evenings). There is also a Flower Club in Daventry. Fellowship meet in the Village Hall on the first Wednesday of the month (afternoons).
Many village events are held at the Village Hall in Main Street next to the Rose Inn.
The Village Hall is available for private functions and can be booked through Beryl Hallam Tel. 01788 890003
Health & Wellbeing
DOCTORS: There are currently 5 practices within 5 miles accepting new patients. This NHS website has a practice finder to help you choose one: http://www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx. If you don’t have access to the internet telephone NHS Direct on 0845 4647.
DENTISTS: As with doctors there are a number of dental practices within 5 miles. The NHS web site above also has a dental practice finder
PHARMACIES: There are pharmacies in Dunchurch, Daventry, and at Sainsburys in Bilton.
VET: There are 6 Veterinary Practices within 5 miles the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon’s web site will help you choose one http://findavet.rcvs.org.uk/home/
The village church (Church of England) is dedicated to St. Nicholas. The vicar is Rev. Jane Close, The Vicarage, off Lower Street. Details of services can be found in the Willoughby Monthly or the
bi-monthly benefice newsletter – The Leam Valley Messenger. Ladies Fellowship meet in the Village Hall on the first Wednesday of the month (afternoons).
Rubbish & Recycling
Waste collections are on Wednesdays, usually first thing in the morning. Recyclables (Green and Blue Lid Bins) are collected one week and non-recyclable (Black Bins) the next. Further information can be found on the Rugby Borough Council website.
Stagecoach run an hourly service on weekdays to Rugby and Daventry.
It’s currently 4 min. past the hour to Rugby and 42min. past to Daventry (stops are on the A45 at the top of Main St.)
This website contains information about the Parish Council and village news.
NOTICE BOARDS: Information about the Parish Council, village organisations, activities and events can be found on the notice boards, located in the old bus shelter outside the village hall.
VILLAGE NEWSLETTER: Willoughby Monthly is delivered to every house in the parish in the last week of the month. Past copies can be found on the village web site.
Shops & Amenities
GENERAL STORES and SUB POST OFFICES: They are to be found in Barby, Braunston and Dunchurch
HAIRDRESSING: There is a unisex hairdressing & Beauty salon in Lower Street.
MILK DELIVERY: Dairy Crest offer doorstep deliveries.
NEWSPAPERS: Can be ordered at the café on the A45 and collected from there after about 9 am every day including Sundays.
Other shops and supermarkets can be found in Daventry and Rugby.
THE ROSE INN: Is situated on Main Street www.therosecountrypub.co.uk
PLAY AREA: The Village Playing Field & Children’s Play Area is located behind the Village Hall and Rose Inn. Access is from the drive to the left of the Rose Inn.
CRICKET CLUB: The Willoughby Cricket Club welcomes new members either playing or social. Mens, Ladies, and Youth teams play League and friendly games on Saturday, Sunday and also weekday evenings. Coaching is available for young players. The Club was established in 1901 and has excellent facilities. For further details contact Steve Tromans on 01788 890700 or e-mail Karl Quinney at karlquinney.co.uk
SKITTLES: Skittles there are both ladies and men’s teams based in the village. the contact for the ladies team is Clare Hewitt on 01788 891439 and Will Hewitt on the same number or Daniel Armitage on 01788 891565 for the men.
DARTS: Darts contact Eric Palmer Tel. 01788 890531 or Brian Roach
KEEP FIT: Fitness Classes are held in the village hall – details can be found on the noticeboard and in the Willoughby Monthly.