Looking West on the Grand Union Canal
Coffee & Cake at the Propeller Cafe, Rothersthorpe Church of St Peter & St Paul
A towpath walk along the Northampton Arm, Grand Union Canal
Springtime in Rothersthorpe
A walk down by the Fishing Lakes
Calm waters by the Top Lock, Northampton Arm
Rothersthorpe, an award winning 'Highly Commended' village
Manor House, North Street
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Rothersthorpe Parish Council Annual General Meeting 2023
Posted: Thu, 18 May 2023 09:27 by Frankie Gilkes
Rothersthorpe Parish Council held their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 17th May 2023 at the Village Hall Committee Room
The Position of Chairman for the next 12 months was accepted by Cllr Frankie Gilkes.
Nominated by Cllr Christy Nolan & Seconded by Cllr Shayne Major, the position was not contested. Cllr Frankie Gilkes was happy to stand and looks forward to supporting the Council and the Parish Community for the next year. More »
The Position of Vice Chairman for the next 12 months was accepted by Cllr Jodie Johnson.
Nominated by Cllr Christy Nolan & Seconded by Cllr Shayne Major, the position was not contested. Cllr Jodie Johnson was happy to stand again.
The position of Police Liaison Representative (PLR) for Rothersthorpe Parish for the next 12 months was again accepted by Cllr Frankie Gilkes
Declarations were signed by the elected Councillors and witnessed by the Proper Officer; Sarah Murphy (Clerk to the Parish Council) » Less
Rothersthorpe Parish Roundup Report - What has Rothersthorpe Parish Council been up to during 2022?
Posted: Thu, 18 May 2023 08:54 by Frankie Gilkes
What has Rothersthorpe Parish Council been up to during 2022?
Check out the Chairman's Annual Parish Roundup Report for 2022. Its aim is to showcase what activities the Council has been involved in as well as what we have delivered on behalf of the community over the last 12 months.
The report was presented at the Annual Open Meeting that preceded the Annual General Meeting.
Reports were also heard from Ward Councillor & Deputy Leader of West Northamptonshire Council Cllr Adam Brown, Northamptonshire Police (Towcester & Brackley Team) & Rothersthorpe Village Hall Memorial Committee
Gayton Proposed Solar Farm Update
Posted: Fri, 05 May 2023 09:27 by Jodie Johnson
The planning application for the proposed solar farm at Gayton was unanimously refused at WNC's Planning Committee.
The applicant Anesco have lodged an appeal to overturn the decision, the hearing for this is at The Guildhall in Northampton, 10am on Tuesday 23rd May 2023 and is expected to take 4 days.
The Secretary of State has called this in, meaning the inspector at the Appeal no longer has the final decision, this report will go to the Secretary of State to make the final decision. More »
If the appeal is successful the development will materially impact the approached to the village of Gayton, its rural setting and the conservation area of the Grand Union Canal for ever, as there are no current plans for how the land would be returned to agricultural use after the 40-year life expectancy of this industrial site. A build which will generate over 7,000 HGV and commercial traffic movement through the village.
Anesco have added additional proposals to this appeal in order to appease the planners but have also included elements never previously mentioned. They now state inclusion of battery units on the site. The size and scale of these bring additional impact on the rural setting, along with the risks associated with them. These huge battery storage devices measuring 40ft long by 10ft high are un-recyclable and, if they catch fire are incredibly hard to extinguish.
The inspector for this Appeal needs to hear from as many residents as possible in order to complete his report.
Rothersthorpe Parish Council have submitted objections to the first applications and will resubmit an objection to this one.
If you would like to attend this appeal and have your say you are welcome. If you cannot attend in person, you can email a written statement, which can be read out on your behalf. Please include your name and address on your statement.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss this further please contact Cllr Karen Cooper on email@example.com tel 07753638180 or Roger Clarke (representative for Gayton Parish Council) 07801 861742. » Less