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.

Latest News

Have You Been A Victim Of Crime In The Past 12 Months?

Have You Been A Victim Of Crime In The Past 12 Months?

Northamptonshire Police Fire and Crime Commission and Northamptonshire Police want to further understand victims' expectations and experiences of the police and support services, to understand how confident they are in the service they are receiving.

We are offering the opportunity to take part in a one to one conversation to share your experience, participation is completely voluntary, anonymous and confidential. We will use the feedback received to identify where the police and other organisations are working well and where they can improve future services for victims. More »

If you would like to participate in this consultation please email: by Monday 29th July 2019 for further information and to organise a date and time for your interview, or telephone Nicole by telephoning 101 and selecting extension 346776. We have limited space so we cannot guarantee an interview but will do our best to see as many people as possible.

Ensuring that victims' feedback informs how services are delivered in the future is vitally important to us. Please take this this opportunity to feedback your views. » Less

Posted: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 12:05 by Town Clerk

Policing - How Would You Decide?

Policing - How Would You Decide?

Demand for police services continues to change and grow and tough decisions have to be made every day about where best to focus the resources available.

We are running a consultation to explain the work of Northamptonshire Police as we balance all the demands made of police and we want to know what you would decide are the most important areas to focus on.

Our survey gives you the opportunity to allocate resources to some key areas of work and show us what you decide. More »

The results of the survey will be used to inform how Northamptonshire is policed in the future.

The survey has now been extended until 6th August 2019 so take part now and tell us how you would decide

We can also offer workshops to groups of 15 people if you are part of a community group that would like to share your views about Policing in your area. Please contact us at if you would like to arrange this. » Less

Posted: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 12:01 by Town Clerk

Town Council Open House Surgery - Wednesday 31st July from 10am - 12 noon at Market House

Town Council Open House Surgery - Wednesday 31st July  from 10am - 12 noon at Market House



Why not pop along and speak to our Town Councillors about local issues?

The Town Mayor will be hosting the Open House Surgery.

Posted: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:00 by Town Clerk