Rothwell Town Council

Serving the people of Rothwell

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

Tel: 01536 713252

  • God Save the Queen and the Lord of the Manor

    God Save the Queen and the Lord of the Manor

  • Pipe Band

    Pipe Band

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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2018-19 Crime Survey For England And Wales

2018-19 Crime Survey For England And Wales

We have been advised that The Office for National Statistics has contracted Kantar Public to carry out the 2018-19 Crime Survey for England and Wales on its behalf. The survey was previously known as the British Crime Survey (BCS).

The Crime Survey asks both adults and children (aged 10 to 15) in England and Wales about their experiences of crime. The Crime Survey and police recorded crime are a complementary series and together provide a more comprehensive picture of crime than could be obtained from either series alone. The Crime Survey includes crimes that are not reported to the police. More »

The survey is conducted throughout the year across all areas of England and Wales. Last year, we interviewed at around 35,000 addresses. Chief Constables across England and Wales are informed that the Crime Survey will be carried out.

The interviewer carrying out the Crime Survey in this local area is working on behalf of Kantar Public, which is one of the largest independent research agencies in the UK. All interviewers who work on the survey carry a Market Research Society Interviewer Identity Card. This card includes the interviewer's name and photograph and a number to call to check their identity.

Kantar Public have stated that they will endeavour not to visit households which are in official No Cold Calling Zones.

If you require any further information about the survey, please call the Crime Survey Information Line at Kantar Public on free phone 0800 051 0882 during office hours or email You can also visit the Crime Survey for England and Wales website:

We appreciate that Northamptonshire Police advice is, especially to the elderly or vulnerable persons, would be not to open the door to unexpected callers and this advice still stands. However, Kantar Public has advised us of its forthcoming programme and we have taken the opportunity to share this information with those within the area, so that they are aware. People can still choose not to open the door, but we wanted to make as many people as possible aware that this company will be working within the area.

If you suspect a bogus caller is at your door, even if you didn't let them in, call 999.

If you would like a 'No Cold Calling Home' sticker to discourage unwanted callers, please email

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Posted: Tue, 23 Oct 2018 10:53 by Town Clerk

Neighbourhood Watch October 2018 Newsletter

Neighbourhood Watch October 2018 Newsletter

Neighbourhood Watch October 2018 Newsletter

Posted: Tue, 23 Oct 2018 10:51 by Town Clerk

Have Your Say On Council Tax For Policing And Fire And Rescue Services

Have Your Say On Council Tax For Policing And Fire And Rescue Services

As Northamptonshire' s Police & Crime Commissioner I want to understand your views on the policing part of the council tax that you pay. In addition I will soon become the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire and will have responsibility for setting the Fire & Rescue Service element of the council tax too. Your feedback will help inform the level of council tax set for Northamptonshire. More »

I would like to invite you to participate in a consultation my office are running on the options, and to share views you have relating to Council Tax and Policing and Fire & Rescue Services.

To take part in the survey just click here and respond by Friday 7th December.

Any information you give us will be kept in confidence and only used for the purpose of this consultation. No individuals will be identifiable. The closing date for the consultation is Friday 7th December 2018.

Please could I also ask you to promote this survey to the wider community.

If you have any queries about this consultation please contact

Thank you in advance for participating.

Stephen Mold

Northamptonshire Police & Crime Commissioner » Less

Posted: Tue, 23 Oct 2018 10:36 by Town Clerk