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.

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Book of Condolence for the late Queen Elizabeth II

Book of Condolence for the late Queen Elizabeth II

A Book of Condolence will be available at Rothwell Library from later this afternoon until Friday 23rd September 2022.

Library open hours are as follows:

Monday - 10am-4pm, Wednesday - 10am-5pm, Thursday -10am-1pm, Friday - 10am-4pm and Saturday - 10am-1pm

An online Book of Condolence is available at:

Posted: Mon, 12 Sep 2022 13:06 by Town Clerk

Arrangements to mark the sad passing of Her Majesty The Queen

Please find detailed below arrangements over the coming weekend to mark the sad passing of Her Majesty The Queen in Rothwell

Saturday 10th September – 4pm

Town Mayor, Cllr Karl Sumpter will lay a floral tribute at the War Memorial. This will be followed immediately by a Commemoration Service led by Rev'd Andrew Farrington at Holy Trinity Church - all are welcome to attend.

Sunday 11th September – 2pm More »

As a proud 'Proclamation' town, Rothwell Town Council have decided that the Principal Proclamation of Accession will be read. Attendees are invited to meet in the Market Square from 2pm, to then walk via Church Walk to Holy Trinity. Town Bailiff Mr Frank York will read the Proclamation in front of Holy Trinity at 2.30pm in keeping with our great Rowell Fair tradition. Holy Trinity will be open for private prayer.

Those wishing to lay floral tributes are invited to do so at the War Memorial. Details will be posted later regarding a Book of Condolence. » Less

Posted: Fri, 09 Sep 2022 12:17 by Town Clerk

Mature Drivers Roadshow

Mature Drivers Roadshow

Are you a mature driver (aged 60+)? Live in Northamptonshire?

Rely on being able to drive?

This FREE roadshow is for you!

About this event

Driving is an important part of our everyday life and the Northamptonshire Safer Roads Alliance (NSRA) are keen to help to keep mature drivers driving safer for longer.

Our ability to drive changes over time for different reasons, especially as we get older. It's important that we recognise whether and how our driving is changing so we can stay safe and protect both ourselves and those around us. More »

This Mature Drivers Roadshow is aimed at drivers 60+, and will cover all different aspects of driving. There will be a short talk and then plenty of time to meet informally with our many stand holders.

Free advice will be available on car adaptions, eyesight, how your prescription medications may affect you and much more. There will also be limited number of FREE IAM RoadSmart Mature Driver Assessments available.

To book your FREE place please visit Mature Drivers Roadshow Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite » Less

Posted: Tue, 30 Aug 2022 13:59 by Town Clerk