Rothwell Town Council

Serving the people of Rothwell

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

Tel: 01536 713252

  • Rowell Baliff and Deputy Baliff

    Rowell Baliff and Deputy Baliff

  • Town Mayor and Rothwell Halberdiers

    Town Mayor and Rothwell Halberdiers

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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Northamptonshire residents with long term health problems urged to get flu jab

Northamptonshire residents with long term health problems urged to get flu jab

Thousands of Northamptonshire residents living with long-term health conditions are being encouraged to have a free flu jab, because of the life threatening risk caused by the flu virus.

The flu jab is free to people with long term health conditions, including asthma, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchitis, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease or weakened immune system due to HIV or chemotherapy and damaged/no spleen. Carers who receive carer's allowance can also get a free flu jab – speak to your GP. More »

Councillor Ian Morris, Cabinet Member for Public Health Northamptonshire, said:

"Around 87,000 people in Northamptonshire qualify for a free flu vaccination every year because their health is at risk, but not everyone takes up this offer of protection against a serious viral threat. Currently, only around 35,000 have received their free vaccination. I would urge everyone who is vulnerable to infection who has not yet had a vaccination to have the flu vaccine – it's the best way to protect your health."

Dr Azhar Ali, GP and Respiratory Disease Clinical Lead for NHS Northamptonshire, said:

"The flu jab is essential for people with a long term health condition. This group of people are more at risk of catching flu and of developing serious complications which may lead to a prolonged spell off work, hospital admission or even death."

"Vulnerable people with long term health conditions are more likely to develop complications from flu, such as:

• Flu can worsen a lung condition and aggravate breathing problems in people with COPD, asthma and other chronic lung diseases which can even lead to respiratory failure
• Flu can make liver disease worse and increases the risk of rejecting of liver transplants
• People with neurological disease may find it more difficult to cough and clear fluid from their airways. Flu can give them very high temperature and make symptoms worse because neurological conditions can make it difficult to regulate body temperature
• A third of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) will have relapse within 6 weeks of getting the flu
• Flu puts added stress on your body, which can affect your blood pressure, heart rate and overall heart function. That can raise your chances of having a heart attack or stroke."

Anyone in doubt about whether they qualify for a free vaccination should contact their GP. Don't miss the opportunity to protect your health, speak to your GP practice or visit a local pharmacy for a vaccination.

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For more information on the flu vaccination, visit
https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/facts-about-flu-and-the-flu-vaccine/
The vaccine is safe and effective, and can reduce the chances of getting flu by 40 percent to 60 percent. Flu vaccines have reduced the risk of among older adults on average by about 40% and it further reduces risk of being admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) with flu by 82 percent (https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccine-benefits.htm).
The flu vaccine is available free to those aged six months to 65 years with a serious medical condition such as:

o Respiratory, Heart, Kidney, Liver or Neurological disease
o Diabetes
o Immunosuppression
o Absence or dysfunction of the spleen
o Morbidly obese

For further information, please contact: Kathryn Hall, Media Relations Specialist, on 01604 368971; » Less

Posted: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:02 by Town Clerk

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Posted: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 09:33 by Town Clerk