Rothwell Town Council

Serving the people of Rothwell

Clerk: Mrs Jo Garner
Market House, Market Hill
Rothwell, Northamptonshire
NN14 6BW

Tel: 01536 713252

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

Theft of a vehicle or bike

Theft of a vehicle or bike

Theft of a vehicle or bike

Suggested subject line: Attempted theft of motorcycles in Rushton Road and New Street, Rothwell.

Dear Rothwell

We are appealing for information after attempts were made to steal motorcycles in Rushton road and New Street, Rothwell.

The theft occurred overnight on 14th/ 15th January 2023 (Saturday night) and the two locations are quite close together.

Did you witness anything? Did you see anyone or any vehicle(s) in the area that looked suspicious? If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting refs: 23000028529 and 23000029489 Alternatively you can report online here. More »

You can also pass on information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

There are some simple but effective things you can do to help protect your motorcycle. If you own a motorcycle that you may not be using currently it is well worth a check to make sure it is being stored securely. Try to keep it out of sight where possible and securely anchored or chained.

Vehicle:

  • Park your car in a garage or driveway if possible, or on a busy, well-lit road. Choose a ParkMark® accredited public car park wherever possible
  • Physically check your central locking system has activated to ensure the signal hasn't been blocked and the car left unlocked
  • Store keys for keyless entry cars in a RFID pouch or foil lined tin to block signal from scanners that will remotely unlock your car e.g Defender Signal Blocker

Bike:

Secure your bike by looping a cable lock through the front wheel and then through a Sold Secure® Gold standard D lock or chain. Then attach bike to a bike stand or immovable object with the lock Sold Secure - Security Product Testing & Approval

  • Register details of your bike on the BikeRegister® national database. Look out for FREE police BikeRegister® cycle marking events to have your bike security marked
  • Buying a second-hand bike? Check whether it's registered stolen on BikeRegister® database before you buy BikeChecker | BikeRegister

Further security tips and advice can be found on the Northamptonshire Police website and on the Neighbourhood Watch website.

If you would like to contact your local policing team, visit the Policing in Your Area section of our website.

PCSO 7001 Kerry York

Location Neighbourhood Policing Team

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Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2023 11:14 by Town Clerk

Theft of a vehicle or bike

Theft of a vehicle or bike

Theft of a vehicle or bike

Suggested subject line: Attempted theft of motorcycles in Rushton Road and New Street, Rothwell.

Dear Rothwell

We are appealing for information after attempts were made to steal motorcycles in Rushton road and New Street, Rothwell.

The theft occurred overnight on 14th/ 15th January 2023 (Saturday night) and the two locations are quite close together.

Did you witness anything? Did you see anyone or any vehicle(s) in the area that looked suspicious? If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting refs: 23000028529 and 23000029489 Alternatively you can report online here. More »

You can also pass on information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

There are some simple but effective things you can do to help protect your motorcycle. If you own a motorcycle that you may not be using currently it is well worth a check to make sure it is being stored securely. Try to keep it out of sight where possible and securely anchored or chained.

Vehicle:

  • Park your car in a garage or driveway if possible, or on a busy, well-lit road. Choose a ParkMark® accredited public car park wherever possible
  • Physically check your central locking system has activated to ensure the signal hasn't been blocked and the car left unlocked
  • Store keys for keyless entry cars in a RFID pouch or foil lined tin to block signal from scanners that will remotely unlock your car e.g Defender Signal Blocker

Bike:

Secure your bike by looping a cable lock through the front wheel and then through a Sold Secure® Gold standard D lock or chain. Then attach bike to a bike stand or immovable object with the lock Sold Secure - Security Product Testing & Approval

  • Register details of your bike on the BikeRegister® national database. Look out for FREE police BikeRegister® cycle marking events to have your bike security marked
  • Buying a second-hand bike? Check whether it's registered stolen on BikeRegister® database before you buy BikeChecker | BikeRegister

Further security tips and advice can be found on the Northamptonshire Police website and on the Neighbourhood Watch website.

If you would like to contact your local policing team, visit the Policing in Your Area section of our website.

PCSO 7001 Kerry York

Location Neighbourhood Policing Team

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Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2023 11:14 by Town Clerk

Merry Christmas from Rothwell Town Council

Merry Christmas from Rothwell Town Council

Wishing all our Rothwell residents, businesses, clubs and organisations a very Merry Christmas!

Best Wishes from

Rothwell Town Council

Posted: Sat, 24 Dec 2022 12:00 by Town Clerk