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.

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Witness Appeal, Gordon Street, Rothwell

Witness Appeal, Gordon Street, Rothwell

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a theft from motor vehiclethat has been reported to police. This occurred in the area of Gordon Street, Rothwell between 2:30pm on 15/11/18 and 6:00am on 16/11/18

Did you witness anything? Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?

Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?

If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting ref: 18000554106 More »

101 is the number to use to report incidents and for general enquiries. In an emergency dial 999.

To report a crime or incident, provide information or for advice, call 101 or visit www.northants.police.uk

To contact your Neighbourhood Team covering Corby Rural and surrounding villages they can be contacted on the following email:

NeighbourhoodTeamCorbyRural&KetteringRural@northants.police.uk

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.or

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Posted: Sat, 17 Nov 2018 16:38 by Town Clerk

Avoid Taking Short Cuts As The Darker Nights Draw In

Avoid Taking Short Cuts As The Darker Nights Draw In

Northamptonshire Police is issuing safety advice to the public as the days get shorter and the nights get darker.

Crime Prevention Team Leader, Paul Golley said: "Darkness really is a criminal's best friend and I would strongly encourage the public to arm themselves with the safety tips below in order to best prevent themselves from becoming a victim of crime during the darker nights.

"I know we all want to get to our destinations quickly when the nights are dark and the weather is cold, but please think twice about taking that short cut and consider that adding an extra five minutes onto your journey time and staying in well-lit, busy areas may just be worth it to avoid opportunistic criminals waiting in more isolated areas.  More »

"I'd also like to take this opportunity to say that it's a common misconception that women are the only ones that need to take extra care during the winter months. That is simply not the case. Men are also susceptible to being attacked and should also take a look at our safety tips."

  • · Plan ahead before you go out. Know where you're going, how you'll get there, and how you'll get back. Let someone know where you're going, and be prepared for a change of plan.
  • · Keep your purse or wallet and keys close and secure. Only take out essential items, and if you can leave valuables at home, do.
  • · When you're out, always walk with purpose, and stick to well-lit, busy areas, using the route you know best.
  • · Don't be tempted to take short cuts that require you to stray from busy areas.
  • · Avoid quiet or badly-let alleyways, subways or isolated car parks. Walk down the middle of the pavement if the street is deserted.
  • · Remain aware of your surroundings – don't walk along texting, making a phone call or listening to music. As well as being distracting, this advertises your valuable to criminals.
  • · Be a good friend and stay safe by sticking together. Encourage each other to avoid walking alone at night.
  • · If you regularly walk home in the dark, get a personal attack alarm approved by Sold Secure - they are widely available and inexpensive.

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Posted: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:38 by Town Clerk

Thank you from Rothwell Town Council

Thank you from Rothwell Town Council

Rothwell Town Council would like to express their thanks to everyone that attended the Remembrance Service at the War Memorial on Sunday. Attended by so many paying our respects to those that lost their lives.

Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:13 by Town Clerk