• Looking West on the Grand Union Canal

    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

  • Manor House, North Street

    Manor House, North Street

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WNC Strategic Plan - Rothersthorpe Parish Council Public Presentation

WNC Strategic Plan - Rothersthorpe Parish Council Public Presentation

Posted: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 13:54 by Frankie Gilkes

Rothersthorpe Parish Council held a special meeting of the Parish Council with a Public Open Session to discuss the WNC Strategic Plan Spacial Options Consultation.

The Strategic Plan lays out potential areas of growth for housing, businesses and warehousing up to the year 2050

The Parish Council shared a presentation that highlights potential development sites shortlisted by West Northants Council within the Parish boundary of Rothersthorpe and beyond. More »

We were joined by over 60 village residents who attended the session and gave superb feedback, voicing their concerns how developments such as this would have a direct impact to the village.

Rothersthorpe Parish Council will now compose a response to the WNC Consultation but we urge ALL residents to submit a personal response to bolster the wider voice of the village.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took the time and braved to cold, maintained a social distance and voice their concerns. Hopefully the presentation gave a sufficient insight to the consultation and will help individuals in completing their responses.

For those that were unable to attend Rothersthorpe Parish Council have attached a copy of the presentation and a helpful crib sheet to support individuals in submitting their comments to the consultation.

***REMEMBER - The consultation closes on 24th December 2021

The Presentation


Support in replying to the consultation


WNC Strategic Plan Consultation

https://westnorthantsplan.inconsult.uk/connect.ti/WNSPOptions/consultationHome » Less

Avian Influenza - measures for poultry and captive birds to come into force from 29 November

Avian Influenza - measures for poultry and captive birds to come into force from 29 November

Posted: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 13:28 by Frankie Gilkes


People who keep birds in West Northamptonshire will legally be required to keep them indoors from Monday (29 November) to minimise the risk of avian flu.

West Northamptonshire Council is issuing the reminder around the new laws which have come from the Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, following several cases of avian influenza across the UK in recent weeks. More »

From 29 November, bird keepers must:

  • house or net all poultry and captive birds to keep them separate from wild birds
  • cleanse and disinfect clothing, footwear, equipment and vehicles before and after contact with poultry and captive birds – if practical, use disposable protective clothing
  • reduce the movement of people, vehicles or equipment to and from areas where poultry and captive birds are kept, to minimise contamination from manure, slurry and other products, and use effective vermin control
  • thoroughly cleanse and disinfect housing on a continuous basis
  • keep fresh disinfectant at the right concentration at all farm and poultry housing entry and exit points
  • minimise direct and indirect contact between poultry and captive birds and wild birds, including making sure all feed and water is not accessible to wild birds

There is more information about the rule changes on the GOV.UK website. » Less



Posted: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 10:23 by Frankie Gilkes


From 04:00am Tuesday 30th November 2021 Face coverings will become compulsory on public transport and in shops. Not including hospitality.

All international arrivals entering England must take a day 2 PCR test and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.

All contacts of suspected Omicron cases must self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of their vaccination status. They will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace. More »