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

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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Scam Warning - Fake TV Licensing Emails

Scam Warning - Fake TV Licensing Emails

An ongoing TV Licensing phishing campaign, first identified by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) in September 2018, continues to be reported to Action Fraud in high numbers. Fraudsters are sending the public fake TV Licensing emails that are designed to steal their personal and financial information. Since April 2018, Action Fraud has received over 900 crime reports with victim losses totalling more than £830,000. More »

How you can protect yourself:

  • Don't click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails and never respond to messages that ask for your personal or financial details.
  • Don't assume a phone call or email is authentic, even if someone knows your basic details (such as your name or address). Remember, criminals can spoof phone numbers and email addresses to appear as companies you know and trust, such as TV Licensing.
  • Your bank will never call and ask you for your PIN, full banking password, or ask you to transfer money out of your account.

What to do if you've fallen victim:

  • Let your bank know as soon as possible and monitor your bank statements regularly for any unusual activity.
  • If you suspect your identity may have been stolen you can check your credit file quickly and easily online. Use a reputable service provider and follow up on any unexpected or suspicious results.
  • If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, report it to Action Fraud at actionfraud.police.uk, or by calling 0300 123 2040.
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Posted: Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:08 by Town Clerk

Vehicle Crime - Daisy Bank Avenue

Vehicle Crime - Daisy Bank Avenue

An incident of Vehicle Crime has been reported in the last 24 hours.12/03/2019@17.00-20.00
UNKNOWN PERSON(S) HAVE BROKEN INTO IPS VEHICLE BY UNKNOWN MEANS AND HAVE STOLEN ITEMS FROM WITHIN.

The incident took place at Daisy Bank Avenue

Did you see anyone loitering around in the area?

Please do not hesitate to call 101 (or 999 if a crime is in progress).

If you have seen or heard anything that you feel may be helpful or may aid us in our investigation, please contact the main enquiry number (101) and quote Crime Number:19000128280

Posted: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 12:52 by Town Clerk

Business Burglary - Orton Road

Business Burglary - Orton Road

An incident of Business Burglary has been reported in the last 24 hours.08/03/2019@11.22-11.29

The incident took place at Orton Road

Did you see anyone loitering around in the area?

Please do not hesitate to call 101 (or 999 if a crime is in progress).

If you have seen or heard anything that you feel may be helpful or may aid us in our investigation, please contact the main enquiry number (101) and quote Crime Number:19000128456

Posted: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 12:45 by Town Clerk