The Parish Council of Wansford deals with Wansford village north of the river Nene. The village lies in the Unitary Authority of Peterborough City Council. Wansford is a small village, on the River Nene. It lies on the Border of North West Cambridgeshire and East Northants.
Wansford is two separate villages under different parish councils. Wansford Parish Council, within the area of Peterborough City Council, comprises the village north of, and including, Wansford Old Bridge.
The village to the south of Wansford Old Bridge (The Haycock side) is represented by Sibson-cum-Stibbington Parish Council and comes under Huntingdonshire District Council. Wansford station is in Stibbington parish. There is a GP surgery, Wansford and Kings Cliffe Practice on Yarwell Road, to the north of the river. The village has a small post office store, a hairdressers and a private dental surgery. A new cafe bistro, The Wansford Lounge opened in 2017.
It was split between two counties until 1965 when it became under one authority, (Huntingdon and Peterborough and, from 1974, Cambridgeshire). The boundary post between the Soke of Peterborough in Northamptonshire (the north side of the River Nene) and Huntingdonshire (the south bank) is still there halfway across the bridge.
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