Rothwell Town Council

Serving the people of Rothwell

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

Tel: 01536 713252

  • By Robert Smith

    By Robert Smith

  • By Robert Smith

    By Robert Smith

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.

Results of the Town Council Consultation

Latest News

Recreation Ground - tree removal

Recreation Ground - tree removal

To increase the capacity of Anglian Water's existing sewer network in the Rothwell Recreation Ground they are installing a new sewer pipe parallel to the existing one. Due to the location of the existing sewer, to access the pipe safely, they need to remove three trees. This has been agreed with Kettering Borough Council and to avoid the nesting bird season this will be carried out for one day at the end of February. The main work is expected to commence in spring 2019 and will last for approximately 3 months.

Posted: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 20:21 by Town Clerk

Volunteers required to listen to children read in primary schools

Volunteers required to listen to children read in primary schools

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO LISTEN TO CHILDREN READ

IN LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Can you spare an hour or two a week to listen to children read in a local primary school? Schoolreaders is looking for more volunteers in Northamptonshire to carry out this important role.

Reading time for many children at home and at school is often insufficient and one in four children are now leaving primary school unable to read to the required standard. This can have a lifelong consequence. No qualifications are necessary, just a good command of spoken and written English. More »

Schoolreaders is flexible and will match your availability to an appropriate, local school. Our volunteers find the scheme incredibly rewarding, knowing that a few hours helping a child learn to read each week can have such a great impact on their life chances.

Please visit the website www.schoolreaders.org to join or call 01234 924111 for further information.

Charity Number: 1159157

Posted: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 19:52 by Town Clerk