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Rothwell Town Council

Serving the people of Rothwell

Clerk: Mrs Philippa Page
Market House, Market Hill
Rothwell, Northamptonshire
NN14 6BW

Tel: 01536 713252

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The ridge on which present day Rothwell stands, overlooking the gentle Ise Valley, has witnessed the comings and goings of successive generations. By the Middle Ages, Rothwell or "Rowell" as it is known locally, was already a town of importance, dominating the then lesser settlement of Kettering (a state of affairs which persisted until the arrival of the railway at the latter). A charter, granted by King John in AD 1204 permitting a weekly market and annual fair, confirmed the trade. Both market and fair, called "Rowell Fair", takes place on Market Hill during the week following Trinity Sunday. The Fair is a very festive occasion with stalls and entertainment attracting visitors from far and wide. Early risers can hear the traditional Proclamation read by the Town's Bailiff at 6.00am outside the Parish Church on Trinity Monday.

Today, Rothwell is a bustling town of character with some 7,500 inhabitants. There are many active societies and clubs, a community centre and public library. Concerts are held from time to time in Holy Trinity Church, when audiences are entertained by a variety of musical talents and the church's renowned acoustics come into their own.

Latest News

Community Litter Pick

Community Litter Pick

Many thanks to all the volunteers that turned up for the Community Litter Pick this sunny Saturday afternoon. Over 16 bags of rubbish, some old fire extinguishers, half a wellington boot and a pair of slippers were collected!

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:24 by Town Clerk

Facebook

Rothwell Town Council now have a facebook page - click on the facebook logo on our home page and it will take you straight to our facebook page.

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:31 by Town Clerk

Retirement of Clerk

Retirement of Clerk

At the Rothwell Town Council Meeting on 13th February, the retiring Clerk, Mrs Carolyn Mackay was presented with the Freedom of the Parish by Town Mayor, Clive Cross. Carolyn was thanked for her contribution, commitment and long service of over 30 years to the Town.

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 17:18 by Town Clerk