Website of Worlaby Parish Council

Worlaby is a village in the beautiful western Wolds of North Lincolnshire. The Parish Council maintains this website to allow citizens greater visibility of, and opportunity to get involved in, the many projects affecting the village.  Please contact the Clerk if you require information adding to the website.

For the latest information on activities within the Village - click on the relevant Menu item on the left.

For forthcoming events organised by the Recreation Committee and Village Activities please click on the relevant menu item.



Forthcoming Events -

(please also refer to the Village & Local Events page)





Worlaby Dickensian Christmas Fayre

Sunday 23rd November

2pm-5pm in Worlaby Village Hall



We are now taking craft and retail bookings for the above event. The price for a 6ft table in the Hall is just £5.

This is a small indoor Christmas Market with around 20 stalls selling a range of handmade items, foods and unusual festive gifts. The event is free admission and, whilst we do not get thousands of people through the door, those who do come are usually good spenders!

Many of the stallholders get into the festive spirit by wearing Dickensian Costume – some dress up in a complete outfit, others just wear a shawl, top hat or bonnet.

If you would like to reserve a stall, please complete the attached form and return it to me as soon as possible as places are allocated on a first come – first served basis.

Do give me a call on 01652 618916 if you would like any more information.



 Village Heritage Displays

The Village Hall could become the setting for a permanent display on the heritage of the village. Tom Cave, Chair of the Parish Council is trying to track down a number of trophies and certificates that were awarded to Worlaby over the last century. Many of these were held by the late Nan Machin, who would produce them for Village shows. He recalls some being on display in the Old Chapel, many years ago.

There were certificates that recognised the Village contribution to 'Warship Week', together with some relating to raising funds for Spitfires and the like during the war. There were also a number of shields and cups that were awarded for sports events and horticultural efforts. The Recreation Committee agreed with his suggestion that it would be nice, if they are retrieved, for them to be located in the Village Hall as a display on the Village heritage.

These would be alongside the more recent 'Best Kept Village' awards and the many achievements we hope to get in the future. We’d love to hear from you if you know where any of the trophies and awards may be stored, or if you have something relating to the history of the village that may be suitable to be put on display. Please contact the Parish Clerk, Deb Hotson.


Updated 1st October 2014

North Lincolnshire Rural Broadband Rollout update


Worlaby has the first “live” cabinet on Saxby Exchange.

Fibre broadband via the Northern Lincolnshire Broadband project has arrived ahead of schedule! The Saxby All Saints Exchange which serves Worlaby, Bonby, Saxby and Horkstow was due for upgrade in Spring 2015, but all involved have been hard at work making things happen much sooner than planned. The first cabinet on the Saxby Exchange went live in the last week of September 2014, providing residents of Worlaby with broadband speeds of up to 80Mb/s. Householders signing up to a new contract in order to benefit from the higher speeds should shop around for the best deal as BT have to let other internet providers use their network.

Business Support

We’ve now provided well over 1000 hours of FREE business support to local eligible businesses since the programme started in July last year.  Why have we done so many hours so far? Many of the businesses we support for free continue working with us and attend our workshops, even after they’ve completed the 12 hours required to obtain their free mobile device (currently a Microsoft Surface). We believe that shows how much our service is valued.

Have a look what other businesses have gained from our support. This month we’ve added case studies from ‘Lindsey Lodge Hospice’,‘Woodworx’ and ‘AP Robinson and Co’ to our webpages.

If you’d like more information about the FREE business support we offer and eligibility criteria, please visit our webpages, or give Darren a call on 01724 297752. There are no catches. We are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


We always welcome comments, feedback and enquiries. Please email or phone 01742 296926 for superfast broadband enquiries, or 01724 297752 for business support enquiries.


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The Northern Lincolnshire Broadband Programme is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme, which is one of the funds established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support local businesses and create jobs. For more information visit



Worlaby Parish Council

From left to right - Top - Cllr Richard Bowles, Cllr Alan French, Cllr Tom Cave (Chair), Cllr Peter Jones (Vice Chair), Cllr Tim Robinson

Bottom - Cllr Tracy Whitfield, Deb Hotson - Clerk to the Council, Cllr Christine Fletcher.



 Cllr Smithson not pictured



Upcoming events

Dickensian Market

Sunday 23 November 2014

Chair Excercises

Tuesday 25 November 2014