Rothwell Town Council

Serving the people of Rothwell

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

Tel: 01536 713252

  • By Robert Smith

    By Robert Smith

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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Consultation on shaping specialist provision for children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans

Consultation on shaping specialist provision for children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans

Northamptonshire County Council is consulting on additional special provision in the county for children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans.

Increasing the capacity of authorities to make provision for children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans has been supported by the Department of Education through a Capital Grant. The recently published Special Schools and Designated Units sufficiency report details the current provisions and identifies gaps in provision in and within districts and the numbers of young people who need to move outside their district to access special education. More »

This consultation provides the opportunity to shape the additional provision to be commissioned to ensure there is greater capacity in Northamptonshire to provide children and young people with an Education Health and Care Plan access to local specialist provision that meets their needs and supports them to be part of the community in which they live.

Have your say

This consultation sets out the recommendations that have been made to increase provision in Northamptonshire and asks for your views on these. The consultation closes at midnight on Sunday 14th July.

Details of this and all current and recent consultations can be found on our consultation hub. » Less

Posted: Tue, 21 May 2019 10:38 by Town Clerk

Do Not Let A Burglar In To Help Themselves

Do Not Let A Burglar In To Help Themselves

25% of burglars in this county get in through an open door or unlocked window.

Don't let them in to help themselves.

Always lock up to keep your home and valuables safe.

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Posted: Tue, 21 May 2019 08:51 by Town Clerk

REPORTING OF CRIMES

REPORTING OF CRIMES

To report a crime or incident, provide information or for advice, call 101 or visit www.northants.police.uk . To contact your Neighbourhood Team covering Corby Rural and surrounding villages they can be contacted on the following email: NeighbourhoodTeamCorbyRural&KetteringRural@northants.police.uk

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Posted: Mon, 20 May 2019 09:19 by Town Clerk