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

  • Pipe Band

    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.

Latest News

Consultation on the draft Northamptonshire All Age Autism Strategy

Consultation on the draft Northamptonshire All Age Autism Strategy

Northamptonshire County Council, Corby CCG and Nene CCG are consulting on a draft Northamptonshire All Age Autism Strategy, which has been written by a mixed group of people in a steering group that included autistic people and family members and carers. It says how different local organisations in Northamptonshire will work together to support autistic people of all ages in a much better way throughout their lives. We would like to know your views on the vision and priorities that have been identified to make things better for autistic people in Northamptonshire. More »

Please visit our website for further information.

Have your say

You can give us your views in a number of ways. Please visit our website for all of the different ways you can give your feedback to these proposals, including our online questionnaire.

This consultation closes at 5pm on Sunday 7 October 2018.

Details of this consultation and other past and present consultations are available on Northamptonshire County Council's Consultation Register. Please feel free to share this information with anyone you feel might be interested. » Less

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:53 by Town Clerk

Operation - Viper

Operation - Viper

Op. Viper continues to be a Force priority.

Operation Viper refers to the action being taken by the force to tackle all serious and organised crime, which includes gangs, firearms possession, drugs, modern slavery and human trafficking, CSE, fraud, organised theft, money laundering and cybercrime.

We need your help. You can let us know what criminality is taking place in your area. Please contact online, via 101 on the phone or crimestoppers or 0800 555 111 Do make the contact. More »

Message Sent By Jon Hodgson (Police, Neighbourhood Sergeant, Corby & Kettering)

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Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:38 by Town Clerk

New Roadworks Banner on our website

New Roadworks Banner on our website

Check out our new 'Roadworks' banner on our website for all roadwork updates around you.

Available on desktop not mobile.

(right hand side of homepage - just click on it)

Link also below:

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 11:03 by Town Clerk