Rothwell Town Council

Serving the people of Rothwell

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

Tel: 01536 713252

  • Rowell Baliff and Deputy Baliff

    Rowell Baliff and Deputy Baliff

  • Town Mayor and Rothwell Halberdiers

    Town Mayor and Rothwell Halberdiers

  • Holy Trinity Choir

    Holy Trinity Choir

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 proposed school admissions arrangements for September 2021

Consultation on proposed school admissions arrangements for September 2021

Northamptonshire County Council's School Admissions Team is coordinating a formal consultation on the admissions arrangements for mainstream schools within the county for the September 2021 intake.

All admission authorities are required to formally consult if they want to make any changes to their schools' admission arrangements for the following school year. They also have to consult on their admission arrangements at least once every 7 years, even if there have been no changes during that period. More »

Northamptonshire County Council co-ordinates the annual admissions consultation on behalf of all schools in the county, regardless of who the admission authority is. The aim of this consultation is to raise awareness of any proposed changes to admission arrangements and ensure that these are subject to appropriate consultation.

Please see our consultation webpage for further details and how you can respond to the consultation.

The consultation closes 27 December 2019.

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Posted: Sat, 16 Nov 2019 14:04 by Town Clerk

Rowell Fair Society - event Thursday 28th November 2019

Rowell Fair Society - event Thursday 28th November 2019

Rowell Fair Society event on Thursday 28th November 2019

Posted: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:33 by Town Clerk

Northamptonshire County Council's Draft Budget 2020/21

Northamptonshire County Council's Draft Budget 2020/21

Northamptonshire County Council is now consulting on its draft Budget for 2020/21. The draft budget agreed by Cabinet on 12th November 2019 is likely to be the County Council's final budget and lays the foundations for the transition to two new unitary authorities from April 2021. This draft budget continues the work of last year to stabilize the County Council's finances.

Have your say

This questionnaire explains the proposed Council Tax increase and the budget savings proposals in more detail and asks for your views on the proposals contained within the budget. The consultation closes at midnight on Tuesday 24th December. More »

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Posted: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 17:05 by Town Clerk