Your Councillors

Robert Boscott (Chairman) – This is my first year as Chairman of your Parish Council and I hope I can encourage more people in this wonderful village to get involved in the community. I am a Chartered Building Engineer and have a good understanding of Planning, Construction and Local Government. This was put to the test when our community successfully defended the Conservation Area Boundary changes.
I’m the Chairman of the Rothersthorpe Short Mat Bowls Club and enjoy a friendly game of bowls on Tuesday evenings at the village hall. Many of you will have seen me walking my two dogs Holly and Jess around the village and I’m pleased to say that I ‘scoop the poop’ off the pavement as I care about the quality of the village.
I have a keen interest in social history and I am proud to live in such a fascinating ancient settlement. Not many villages can boast having an ancient monument (The Berry Mount), a rare Saddleback Church Tower, Two Manor Houses, traces of the Jurassic Way and village enclosure ditch, a magnificent circular dovecote, the sunken medieval streets and properties near Poplars Farm, and the crash site of a WW2 Wellington Bomber. I am passionate about preserving and enhancing the special character of our village.
My three girls have now grown up and two have moved out of the village starting their own families. Most villages nowadays have become out of reach for young families and there is no easy solution.
Christy Nolan (Vice Chairman) – I have lived in the village since 2004 and enjoy life here very much.
I try to involve myself in village activities as much as possible, being the Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator for the village and also the Treasurer for the WI, also playing skittles for the WI and being part of the bowls club as well as other activities within the village. I spent my working life in office based employment, firstly as a private secretary and for the last 21 years working for a Northampton based charity mainly in the accounts department. I am now retired.Like most people in the village I am keen to see the community spirit enhanced, I feel we need to move forward in our efforts to do more for our young people and also to bring various links i.e. Broadband, transport and amenities up to the 21st century.
Contact details: phone – 01604 831908 // mobile – 07512258554 email –
Jodie Johnson – I have spent most of my life (35 years) living in Rothersthorpe, only moving away for a few years when I got married. When offered the opportunity to own a property here, especially as it was one with family history I jumped at the opportunity. A key reason for this was that I have always felt passionately about the community aspect of village life, and now see my role on the parish council as an opportunity to try and find out about the needs and interests of other villagers, in order to try and build on this. I am keen to involve myself in activities that already exist such as Ladies Skittles and attending the Propeller Café as well as helping to organise other events such as the New Year’s Eve party and village Diamond Jubilee celebrations. I have recently qualified as a Secondary PE teacher and I am looking to find full time employment.
Contact details: Phone- 07875 478976 email:


Nick Henry – I have lived in the village for 14 years and lived in South Northamptonshire for 29 years. I am a professionally qualified engineering manager working in the automotive industry based in the Midlands. My family also live, work and contribute to the area, as they are teachers in this area. My wife, Julie Botterill, is also on the Parish Council. I have a real connection to the area and would like to make a positive contribution to the area.
I chose this area due its rural location and very much like the natural beauty and serenity of the area. A short trip and you are immersed in the tranquil countryside but never very far from business hubs. I would like to help this area thrive and prosper whilst maintaining the attributes I so dearly cherish. Contributing to maintain a balance between keeping village identity whilst looking to the future holds a great challenge.
I work in an industry where management processes and traceability are prerequisites for conducting your business and where these are externally audited on an annual basis. I believe the Parish council could benefit from some of these processes with some adaptation.
Contact details: Phone – 01604 830830 email


Shayne Major- I am married with, now grown up daughters and grandchildren, all of whom live in the Northampton area. I am educated to master degree level (MBA), and am a keen Saints rugby fan. We have lived in Rothersthorpe for two years and my granddaughter attends the local school.
I am a local small business owner, operating from an industrial unit in Northampton manufacturing and supplying specialist equipment to the Construction and Civil engineering industries. I deal with government departments, usually related to roads and also construction & civil engineering companies and specialist contractors, mainly in the UK.
I am very conscious that a village is a community and in many respects needs looking after and am offering to do my bit to help by serving on the Parish Council. I am a “can do” sort of person, technically competent with good management & commercial skills & see a councillor’s role as helping to maintain, protect and where possible improve the village facilities and amenities for the benefit of all in the village.
Contact Details:Phone 01604 839105, mobile phone 07831567765 email –
Sarah Murphy Parish Clerk Contact via email –    

Frankie Gilkes – Bio to follow E-mail

Contact details – 07933171585

3 Responses to Your Councillors

  1. avatar Jodie Johnson says:

    Hi Geoffrey, The 2013/14 Accounts were only discussed at the April AGM meeting. They have now been typed up and forwarded to the editor of the website so will be on by the end of the week. Please contact me if you need anything explaining. Regards Jodie Johnson (Parish Councillor)

  2. avatar editor says:

    Geoffrey thanks for the interest. The reason for the delay is that the minutes need to be written following each meeting and then signed as accurate at the next meeting. Any further delay is incurred by me as I need to then fit their publication on the web site around my day job (which has kept me rather busy of late). An option to find out earlier would be to attend the parish council meetings to listen in which is always welcomed. I will endeavour to speed up the publication and Jodie (my wife and new councillor) will enquire with regard to the accounts.
    Any other questions please just ask and I’ll endeavour to get an answer for you.

  3. avatar Geoffrey Newton says:

    The delay in issuing Parish Council Minutes is too long. When will the Accounts for 2012/13 and 2013/14 be available?

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