• Rothersthorpe, Grand Union Canal, Rothersthorpe Parish Council

    Looking West on the Grand Union Canal

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    Coffee & Cake at the Propeller Cafe, Rothersthorpe Church of St Peter & St Paul

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    A towpath walk along the Northampton Arm, Grand Union Canal

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    Springtime in Rothersthorpe

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    A walk down by the Fishing Lakes

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    Calm waters by the Top Lock, Northampton Arm

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    Rothersthorpe, an award winning 'Highly Commended' village

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    Manor House, North Street

  • Rothersthorpe Sunflowers

    Rothersthorpe Sunflowers

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A Public Space Protection Order covering Rothersthorpe Parish has been implemented

A Public Space Protection Order covering Rothersthorpe Parish has been implemented

Posted: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 11:31 by Frankie Gilkes

West Northamptonshire Council Public Spaces Protection Order (Dog Control and Prohibition of Smoking in Public Places) 2022 covering the Parish of Rothersthorpe and wider Daventry / South Northants area has now been enacted and will in place for the next 3 years before being reviewed.

West Northamptonshire Council have powers to deal with persistent and unreasonable nuisances and anti-social behaviour that has a detrimental effect on the quality of life for the local community in a particular area. More »

They intend to help ensure that the public can use and enjoy public spaces and can help to make West Northamptonshire a better and safer place to live, work and enjoy.

  • Anyone who is in control of a dog in a public place must:
    • Pick up after the dog immediately
    • Have the appropriate means to pick up after that dog
    • Prohibit dogs from entering the following: children's play areas; schools when open and in use by pupils; skateparks; tennis courts; multi-use games areas (MUGAs) and bowling greens
    • Keep the dog on a lead when in: Cemeteries; burial sites; graveyards; memorial gardens; allotments; car parks; sports grounds, fields and pitches, when in use for authorised sporting activity; land near the café area at Daventry Country Park and near schools when open and in use by pupils
    • Put the dog on a lead when requested to do so by an Authorised person
    • Restrict the number of dogs that can be walked by one person to a maximum of 4 dogs at any one time

In addition

  • smoking of tobacco, tobacco related products, smokeless tobacco products including electronic cigarettes, herbal cigarettes or any illegal substances is prohibited in the following areas: Children's play areas; schools when open and in use by pupils; skateparks; tennis courts; multi-use games areas (MUGAs) and bowling greens.

A £100 fixed penalty notice (FPN) may be issued if you fail to comply with any of the requirements or restrictions contained within the PSPO

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Northamptonshire Police urge people to stay safe this Halloween & Bonfire Night

Northamptonshire Police urge people to stay safe this Halloween & Bonfire Night

Posted: Wed, 19 Oct 2022 11:26 by Frankie Gilkes

Halloween is creeping up on us and Northamptonshire Police & Fire Service want to remind people that officers will be working to discourage anti-social behaviour and ensure a safe Halloween and Bonfire Night for all.

Operation Pumpkin is run in conjunction with Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) and aims to prevent problems and promote safety around Halloween and Bonfire Night.

Members of our Neighbourhood Policing Teams will be deployed to deter anti-social behaviour, engage with communities and visit areas which have seen issues in previous years. More »

Operation Pumpkin activities include school assembly visits by police officers and NFRS to discuss safety messages and discourage anti-social behaviour, as well as supplying 'No trick or treat' posters to elderly or vulnerable residents, and requesting parents and guardians explain what these mean to children.

10 top tips to keeping safe at Halloween:

  • Keep clear of all flames such as candles and lit pumpkins, which could cause costumes to catch fire or cause burns.
  • Be careful how you dress on Halloween. Homemade costumes and some costumes bought in shops can be flammable. Decorations should also be kept away from naked flames.
  • Plan your trick or treat route beforehand. Only go to houses where you or your friends know the residents. Always go in groups. Don't go without an adult.
  • Be cautious about eating what people give you when out trick or treating. Check with an adult when you get home.
  • Be visible, stay in areas that are well lit with streetlights. Take a torch just in case.
  • Remember 'STOP, DROP and ROLL' if clothing catches fire. STOP where you are. Do not run. DROP to the ground. Lie down flat. ROLL over and over on the ground until flames are out.
  • Don't wear masks that restrict your vision. You need to see when crossing roads.
  • Don't enter any house when trick or treating, stay on the doorstep.
  • Don't knock on doors where you see a 'No trick or treat callers' sign.
  • Avoid using real candles in lanterns and pumpkins. Battery operated lights are safer.

10 top tips to keeping safe on Bonfire Night:

  • Sparklers are not suitable for children under five. Light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves.
  • Always follow the instructions on fireworks.
  • Never throw fireworks or put them in your pocket.
  • Keep a bucket of water handy.
  • Stand clear of fireworks. Never return to a lit firework.
  • Light fireworks at arm's length, using a safety firework lighter or fuse wick.
  • Position bonfires away from sheds, fences and trees.
  • Before lighting a bonfire, check the structure is sound and it does not have small children or animals hiding inside it.
  • Keep pets indoors.
  • To find out more about the laws governing firework use, please see www.gov.uk/fireworks-the-law
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Rothersthorpe New Year's Eve Party

Rothersthorpe New Year's Eve Party

Posted: Tue, 18 Oct 2022 16:18 by Jodie Johnson

Are you at a loose end on New Year's Eve?

Fancy going out but don't want to drive or get a taxi?

Why not celebrate with family and friends in the village hall?

Members of the community are looking to organise a party for residents and family and friends.

£5 a ticket for adults, under 18s free, bring your own food and drink. Disco provided.
please fill in the Google form using the link provided by Friday 11th November so we can see if we have enough interest. if you would like to help please state this on the form or call Jodie on 07875478976.