Rothwell Town Council

Serving the people of Rothwell

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

Tel: 01536 713252

  • God Save the Queen and the Lord of the Manor

    God Save the Queen and the Lord of the Manor

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    Pipe Band

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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YOUTH PEOPLE ARE NEEDED for Rothwell and Desborough Youth Council

YOUTH PEOPLE ARE NEEDED for Rothwell and Desborough Youth Council

First Meeting of interested young people Thursday 1st November at Rothwell Community Centre between 6.30pm and 8.30pm.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:12 by Town Clerk

Concerns Raised On Social Media - Registered Sex Offender

Concerns Raised On Social Media - Registered Sex Offender


If you are a user of Facebook and a member of one of a number of groups for the local area, you may be aware of the presence of a convicted sex offender who was residing near to a primary School in Desborough.

Firstly I would like to say that Northamptonshire Police understand your concerns and although you may not have seen police presence, a team of detectives, the Neighbourhood Policing Team and other partner agencies have been working throughout the night and today to mitigate any risk that may have been posed or suggested. More »

As a result of this work the individual in question no longer resides in Desborough.

Furthermore, no criminal offences have been disclosed to the police since the individual has been housed in Desborough.

You may not agree with the judicial punishment handed down, but that is what was handed down at the time, and committing criminal damage, or threatening to harm another person online is also a crime. The Law is not a Pick 'n' Mix and do not expect that because your comment is made about a convicted criminal that it is lawful.

Worse still is that innocent members of the public who may have actually been considered by the wider community to be the most vulnerable to this individual who have been safeguarded by the police and partner agencies are now very anxious and worried that their property is now going to be damaged, burned down or that they will be assaulted due to the wrong addresses being shared on Social media.

It is important that the police can monitor and interact with these offenders. I join you in believing that crimes against children are horrible but vigilantes hounding those responsible to the point of homelessness puts your community at far greater risk than anything before. Your Neighbourhood Policing Team will continue to work tirelessly to keep you and your community safe. PS 783 Rob Offord

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Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:55 by Town Clerk

Road Diversion - Cecil Street and Tresham Street - 22nd October - 24th October 2018

Road Diversion - Cecil Street and Tresham Street -  22nd October - 24th October 2018

22nd October - 24th October 2018

C3Construction are requiring to carry out carriageway resurfacing works on a section of the above roads. To undertake these works safely will require that the road is closed for up to three days from the 22nd October 2018.

A plan showing the closure and diversion can be viewed here

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 10:49 by Town Clerk