Rothwell Town Council

Serving the people of Rothwell

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

Tel: 01536 713252

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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Rose of Northamptonshire Award

Rose of Northamptonshire Award

The Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, The High Sheriff of Northamptonshire and Northamptonshire County Council have jointly awarded Rothwell Town Council a 'Rose of Northamptonshire Award'.

Posted: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 14:38 by Town Clerk

Neighbourhood Watch National Newsletter - Our News January 2021

Neighbourhood Watch National Newsletter - Our News January 2021

2020 brought challenges that we did not think were possible this time last year, but we saw the very best of people within our communities, pulling together to support one another and offer much needed assistance to the vulnerable and isolated. While the difficulties are continuing for the time being, we also look forward to a hopeful future with the vaccine roll-out. It is in times like these that we need the support of our loved ones and neighbours more than ever. We encourage you to reach out to your local Neighbourhood Watch group should you be in need of, or able to offer, support. More »

Please find attached our January 2021 Neighbourhood Watch national newsletter. This month we launch the Neighbourhood Watch Crime and Community Survey 2020 findings, recruit for a new Volunteer Development Manager, share crime prevention advice and look at the new community projects we are running. As always, we hope you find the information useful. The final page of our newsletter contains a reminder from the Government ( on how we can all play our part in stopping the spread of the virus.

Best wishes for 2021,


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Posted: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 12:52 by Town Clerk

Are You Concerned about A Person Vulnerable To Radicalisation?

Are You Concerned about A Person Vulnerable To Radicalisation?

Message sent on behalf of Northamptonshire Police Special Branch

During the COVID19 pandemic and the latest nationwide lockdown, members of the public are going to be inside their houses most of the time and as a result may be online more frequently, and subsequently more vulnerable to radicalisation and extremists. Youths in particular are often targeted by extremist groups so if you are concerned that someone close to you is expressing extreme views or hatred we the police can work with partner organisations to protect vulnerable people from being exploited by extremists through the home office programme called prevent. More »

Act early and tell us your concerns in confidence, you won't be wasting our time and you won't ruin lives but you might just save them.

Visit our website for useful advice and information and how to spot the signs that a loved one may be vulnerable to extremists

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Posted: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 12:33 by Town Clerk