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 Slade 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 Holy Trinity Church on Trinity Monday.

Today, Rothwell is a bustling town of character with some 8,500 inhabitants. There are many active societies and clubs, a community centre and community 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

Remembering the late Zandra Powell

There is to be a celebration of the life of the late Zandra Powell in Holy Trinity on Wednesday 20th September at 2.30pm. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate a life well lived amongst us.

Posted: Tue, 29 Aug 2023 12:11 by Town Clerk

Consultation - on the future of sport and leisure in North Northamptonshire

Have your say on the future of sport and leisure in North Northamptonshire

We are reviewing how sport, physical activity and leisure meets the needs and delivers health and wellbeing benefits for residents. This review will support the creation of a Leisure Strategic Framework to shape the future delivery of the services.

Have your say
Please visit the North Northamptonshire Consultation and Engagement Hub for further information including how to have your say. More »

This survey closes midnight, 20 August 2023

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Posted: Fri, 28 Jul 2023 16:58 by Town Clerk

Kettering Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team - survey

Kettering Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team - survey

Dear Rothwell,

Please tell us about the issues that matter most to you in the area where you live and work by completing a short survey. The information you give us will help identify the local neighbourhood policing priorities for area.

Click here to complete our local priorities survey

We would like to know about any crime or anti-social behaviour that is causing you concern and if there is anything specific you would like us to focus on. We'd also like to know how safe you feel when out and about in your neighbourhood and whether you think the police are doing a good job at tackling local crime and disorder. More »

The survey takes just a few minutes and we would really appreciate you taking the time share your views. The more feedback we get, the better we can understand what the issues are for local people.

Your feedback is really important and we appreciate you taking the time to share your views with us.

Thank you

NPT Sergeant Ollie Quinlan

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Posted: Tue, 06 Jun 2023 14:30 by Town Clerk