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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.

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Notice of Vacancy

Notice of Vacancy

Notice of Vacancy - Tresham Ward

Thu, 17 May 2018 06:00 by Town Clerk

Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government Consultation

The Government through the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Goverment is currently consulting on the Powers for dealing with unauthorised developments and encampments.

The Consultation is open to all members of the public, local Authorities and Town and Parish Councils. Kettering Borough Council will be responding to this consultation on behalf of the whole borough.

The link below will take you to the Consultation document, where you can reply on line, or send your comments in writing to the Ministry address. All responses to the consultation should be received by Friday 15th June at 23.45pm. More »


At the end of the document is a consultation response proforma with 22 questions. It is not necessary to complete all the questions but note the questions in the early sections that ask about the impact of unauthorised developments in your local area.

This is an opportunity to help shape the way that unauthorised encampments and developments are dealt with in a fair, legal and timely fashion in the future. » Less

Wed, 16 May 2018 13:53 by Town Clerk

Local Groups invited to apply for Capital Community Grants from Kettering Borough Council

Kettering Borough Council is inviting applications from local groups and individuals to receive up to £5,000 from its selection of Capital Community Grants for 2018/19. A total of £72,000 is available through the Grant Scheme, which supports voluntary and community groups to carry out activities that enhance the quality of life for local residents and increase their involvement within the community. More »

There are two main capital schemes and both help voluntary and community organisations to deliver projects that contribute to supporting the Council's strategic priorities within the Borough:

The Capital Community Hall Grant ranges from £500 to £5,000. This funding is open to projects that help to sustain Community Halls that benefit local people and the local community.

The Capital Community Fund ranges from £500 to £2,500. It is open to projects that meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Community based projects
  • Environmental improvements
  • Health and Safety Improvements

Grant guidelines and applications are now available online at www.kettering.gov/grants. The closing date is Thursday 31st May 2018. Preference will normally be given to projects where some form of match funding exists. » Less

Wed, 16 May 2018 13:14 by Town Clerk