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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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    God Save the Queen and the Lord of the Manor

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    Pipe Band

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.

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National Neighbourhood Watch Week 2018

National Neighbourhood Watch Week 2018

It's National Neighbourhood Watch Week 2018 (NNWW18) and we've got some exciting news to share with you! This year to mark NNWW18 we've created a fantastic, brand new section of our popular website to share new and important information on keeping you and your neighbours safe. Because crime is changing and we want to do our bit to make all communities safer and stronger across England and Wales . Click here to look at all the new information we're sharing about crimes and modern issues that cause such significant harm in our communities. NNWW18 runs until next Sunday, June 24– it's our annual week of social action across our network of 2.3 million member households - so it's a perfect time to take a look and share the knowledge! On our website you'll find new information, statistics and practical Toolkits that you can share on: • Domestic Abuse – which we know affects all communities • Serious Violence – particularly knife crime • Vulnerability and loneliness – affecting more people as families become more mobile • Fraud and scams – electronic and traditional • High harm crimes – Modern Slavery, Child Sexual Exploitation etc. Please do tell us what you're doing to mark NNWW18 – email Lisa Parker lisa.parker@ourwatch.org.uk so we can showcase your good work across our media channels! The Twitter hashtag for the week is #NNWW18 and you can follow us at @N_Watch Have a great week! More »

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Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:34 by Town Clerk

Local Government Reform in Northamptonshire

Local Government Reform in Northamptonshire

Local Government Reform in Northamptonshire

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:30 by Town Clerk

Notice of Election - Trinity Ward

Notice of Election - Trinity Ward

Notice of Election Trinity Ward

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:33 by Town Clerk