Thursday 6th May 2021
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.
Sent on behalf of West and North Northamptonshire Councils
Please see below opportunity from the Northants Web Team.
From April 1st 2021, there will be two new authorities North & West Northamptonshire Council, which will replace the eight existing councils – East Northants, Kettering, Northampton County Council, Wellingborough, Corby, Daventry, Northampton Borough Council and South Northants. You may have seen leaflets, advertisements on buses or in your local newspaper about the changes that have taken place. More »
The Northants Web Team are working in partnership with FutureGov (a design agency) and are looking for residents to review the North and West Northamptonshire websites, to gain feedback to take into consideration to improve how to navigate around the sites to the information you are looking for, as well as improving the content.
Posted: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 12:05 by Town Clerk
Following the death of Prince Phillip, the period of national mourning is Friday 9th April to Saturday 17th April inclusive.In accordance with Section 243 of the Local Government Act 1972, these days should be excluded for the purposes of calculating the three days' period of public notice required for convening meetings of parish/town councils. Therefore the meeting scheduled for Tuesday 13th April has not been properly notified in accordance with Section 243.The next Town Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 27th April, an agenda will be published accordingly.
Posted: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 07:00 by Town Clerk
Duke of Edinburgh 10th June 1921 - 9th April 2021
Rothwell Town Council join with people across the country and the globe in sharing their sadness at the passing of the late Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
We remember with gratitude and affection the lifetime of service given by the longest serving British consort.
Town Mayor of Rothwell Town Council - Councillor Ray Davis