Rothwell Town Council

Serving the people of Rothwell

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

Tel: 01536 713252

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.

Results of the Town Council Consultation

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Young People are needed for Desborough & Rothwell Youth Council

Young People are needed for Desborough & Rothwell Youth Council

Do you live in Desborough or Rothwell or the surrounding areas?

Are you age between 11-18 years?

Can you help the Town Council understand young people's ideas about how to improve the Towns?

Are you keen to work in a team of people who want to make changes happen?

Posted: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:24 by Town Clerk

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Posted: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 16:10 by Town Clerk

Northants Police and Crime Commissioner's January Newsletter

Northants Police and Crime Commissioner's January Newsletter

Northants Police and Crime Commissioner's January Newsletter

Posted: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 15:26 by Town Clerk