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.

Latest News

Rothwell Mayor's Winter Ball

Rothwell Mayor's Winter Ball

Dinner dance in aid of local charities.

Date: Saturday 2nd November 2019 from 7pm until midnight

Location: Tresham Hall, Rothwell

Dress black tie

Tickets £25.00 each

Tickets available from:

Town Mayor, Tom Morrissey - 07504 407210

Town Clerk - Market House - 01536 713252

Posted: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:44 by Town Clerk

British Telecom Phone Box Consultation

British Telecom Phone Box  Consultation

BT are setting out a programme of intended public payphone removals. It's a 90 day consultation, closing on 28th November 2019. The phone boxes involved are listed below:

  • Grafton Road Kiosk 272, Cranford St. Andrew, Top Dysons, Cranford, Kettering
  • PCO Kiosk 412254, Nr. Pollard Street, Rockingham Road, Kettering
  • JCN Harrington Road PCO1, Moorfield Road, Rothwell
  • PCO Kiosk 726145, JNC High Street Churchill Way, Burton Latimer, Kettering
  • PCO Kiosk 726235, Cranford Road, Burton Latimer, Kettering
  • PCO Kiosk 513521, Stamford Road/ Grange Place, Kettering
  • PCO Kiosk 525616, The Main Street, Warkton, Kettering
  • O/S No 46 PCO1, Polwell Lane, Barton Seagrave, Kettering

Posted: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:09 by Town Clerk

Road Policing Team Supports National Campaign

Road Policing Team Supports National Campaign

Officers from Northamptonshire Police Safer Roads and Road Crime Team will be joining colleagues from across the UK to support a national campaign aimed at improving pedal cycle and motorcycle safety on our roads.

The 2-Wheel campaign, led by the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) starts today (Monday, September 9) and aims to raise awareness and educate all road users on how to improve driver and rider behaviour. More »

There were six deaths recorded on the county's roads involving motorcyclists and pedal cyclists in 2018, while 84 casualties were seriously injured and a further 183 sustained slight injuries.

PC Dave Lee of the Northamptonshire Police Safer Roads Team, said: "Our main priority is to reduce the number of casualties on our roads, and this campaign will provide us with the opportunity to focus on this.

"Working with our colleagues from the Northamptonshire Safer Roads Alliance, we carry out a lot of proactive work to raise awareness of the issues which some two-wheel riders can face and reduce the risk to them and other road users.

"Such as Operation Close Pass, which encourages drivers to adopt a safe pass approach with the optimum distance to pass a cycle being 1.5m, promoting the message that roads are shared spaces for all who use them."

As part of the campaign, the Force's Safer Roads and Road Crime Team will be out and about on the county's roads, focusing on enforcing road traffic regulations and educating road users.

Preventing and reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured on the county's roads continues to be one of the policing priorities set by the Force, in partnership with its colleagues from the Northamptonshire Safer Roads Alliance.

The countywide partnership between the Force, Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service, Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and Northamptonshire Highways, which represents the County Council, was launched in November last year.

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Posted: Mon, 09 Sep 2019 10:25 by Town Clerk