Rothwell Town Council

Serving the people of Rothwell

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

Tel: 01536 713252

Important Notice

A service is being run by volunteers in Rothwell for essential supplies only, for those who are unable to leave their homes. The volunteers are providing a free delivery service in Rothwell, once a week delivered to you with receipt and take cash payment. All volunteers will have safe hand cleaning and handling facilities and will carry and ID phone number. To use this service please ring: 07889 841015 or 07757 103084 to discuss arrangements.

Vacancies on the Town Council

Expressions of interest are welcomed from anyone who is over 18 years old.

As a Councillor representing your community you will help keep it a great place to live and work. You will be supported in your role and will be able to undertake training. You should be comfortable working electronically. You should have a positive outlook and a can-do attitude and be willing to work as part of a team.

The Town Council normally meets in the evening on the second Tuesday of the month. However, we are currently meeting virtually by video-conferencing. If you care about your community and would like to help make a real difference then why not become a Town Councillor!

Still interested, read more here

Latest News

Northants Police Supports Counter Terrorism Campaign

Northants Police Supports Counter Terrorism Campaign

Northamptonshire Police is supporting a new East Midlands regional counter terrorism policing campaign aimed at supporting people away from 'negative influence' during lockdown and beyond.

As schools remain closed and many work from home to reduce the spread of Covid-19, a series of animations have being released to explain Prevent and its work in safeguarding the vulnerable against the risk of radicalisation. More »

The myth-busting clips aim to bring better understanding around Prevent, by clarifying what it is not. Produced by the multi-agency Prevent team in Lincolnshire, which includes the police and local authority, the animations cover five common misconceptions around faith, spying, criminalisation, ideology and the policing of views.

You can view the videos here: https://youtu.be/78eYdX7q5Fw

Chief Inspector Bill Knopp, Regional Prevent Coordinator within Counter Terrorism Policing in the East Midlands (CTP EM), said: "As we all self-isolate and socially distance during the pandemic, we are turning to social media platforms more than ever to stay in touch, share thoughts and ideas, and connect with people. It is, therefore, a crucial time to remind everyone of the unscrupulous few who misuse the internet to negatively influence and spread extreme ideas.

"Through Prevent, we work together with our partners to undertake early intervention and the safeguarding of those – spanning all demographics, ideologies and faiths – who show vulnerability to being drawn into or supporting terrorism.

"Our intention is to divert people from a path that may involve them causing harm to others and being criminalised. Prevent focuses on bringing about positive outcomes that enable people to thrive and continue to live peacefully in society.

"Somewhere along the way I worry that the aim of Prevent has, for some people, become distorted. We hope these clips — which are only seconds long — address some of the misconceptions and, in turn, encourage anyone with concerns to pick up the phone."

Sara Barry, Temporary Prevent Lead Officer at Lincolnshire County Council, added: "We work very closely with the police, other partner agencies and communities in order to safeguard individuals from being drawn towards or supporting terrorism.

"As local authorities we want to ensure that our communities understand Prevent and that any myths or misconceptions are tackled head on.

"We welcome this latest set of short Prevent communications and hope that members of the public take a few seconds out of their time to view and recognise the realities of what Prevent is about."

Visit http://www.ltai.info if you have concerns and call us.

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Posted: Tue, 26 May 2020 10:32 by Town Clerk

Three Children First Northamptonshire consultations

Three Children First Northamptonshire consultations

Northamptonshire County Council, Children First Northamptonshire has just launched consultations on the following services:

  • Residential Short Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children
  • Services to support young people that are not or are at risk of not being in education, training or employment (NEET)
  • Targeted Safeguarding Intervention Services

There is an opportunity to provide feedback through the Councils Consultation Hub on all three of these services. Please see below for further details or visit our web site for further information. More »

Residential Short Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children

​The current residential short breaks contract ends on 31st March 2021. This means we need to start preparing to purchase a new contract now so that it will be ready by 1st April 2021. Starting a new contract is an opportunity for us to review how the service could work differently. The amount of money we have to spend on the service remains the same and we want to get the best value and outcomes for families from this funding.

Have your say

You can give us your views in a number of ways. Please visit our web site for all of the different ways you can give your feedback, including our online questionnaire.

This consultation closes at midnight on 3 July 2020.

Services to support young people that are not or are at risk of not being in education, training or employment (NEET)

The current NEET contract provided by Prospects comes to an end 31st March 2021. This means we need to start preparing to think about a new service so that it will be ready by 1st April 2021. Starting a new service is an opportunity for us to review how the service could work differently. We want to make sure that the service still meets the needs of those who need it and are welcoming ideas and suggestions on how it can improve.

Have your say

You can give us your views in a number of ways. Please visit our web site for all of the different ways you can give your feedback, including our online questionnaire.

This consultation closes at midnight on 3 July 2020.

Targeted Safeguarding Intervention Services

The current Targeted Safeguarding Intervention Services contracts will expire on 31st March 2021 and procurement rules mean that a new tendering process will need to take place to award new contracts from 1st April 2021. The current contracts are with Catch 22, Action for Children and Cambs and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust and provide services that are designed to work with the whole family to support and develop strategies that enable the family to stay together and to help to prevent the children from coming into care. We want the services to be using the latest approaches as the current funding budget has reduced by £671,000 to give a total budget £940,000 on which to buy services. Therefore we will be looking for innovative ways to keep the service levels the same as we have less money to spend on them.

Have your say

You can give us your views in a number of ways. Please visit our web site for all of the different ways you can give your feedback, including our online questionnaire.

This consultation closes at midnight on 17 July 2020.

Details of the above and other past and present consultations are available on Northamptonshire County Council's Consultation Hub » Less

Posted: Tue, 26 May 2020 10:08 by Town Clerk