Rushden Town Council

Rushden Looking To The Future

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Clerk: Mrs Vivienne Prodger
Rushden Hall, Hall Park
Rushden, Northamptonshire
NN10 9NG

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Highways England have today announced the following:-

Over the last few weeks we have been monitoring the impact of Network Rail's roadworks on the A45 at Higham Road Bridge. We understand that delivering advance works at the Chowns Mill Roundabout will put added pressure on the local road network, as well as businesses and communities. We have therefore made the decision to reduce our current programme of works. More »

Work will still be carried out to the existing carriageway on the A5028 section of the A45 / A6 Chowns Mill roundabout. This will involve the installation of new ducts for utility and telecom providers, site clearance and excavation of trial pits to locate and hot tap a MOD redundant oil pipeline.

Further essential preparatory work for our main Chowns Mill roundabout improvement scheme, scheduled for early 2020, is still required and will be carried out on a future date.
When will the work take place?

Work is due to start on 4 March 2019 and the scheme is scheduled for completion by the morning of 8 March 2019.
We will work overnight under a full carriageway closure between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Thursday.

Please note that all our planned roadworks may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
How will the work affect traffic?

To maintain a safe environment for our workforce and customers, the A5028 will be closed to through traffic while we work. Lane closures are also necessary on the A45 / A6 and speed restrictions may be put in place on these arms of the roundabout.

During these closures we will put in place a fully signed diversion route which has been agreed with the Local Authority.
Please refer to the attached drawing for further detailed information.

How will the work affect residents?
Access for residents will be possible by following the diversion where necessary.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this work, please contact our Public Liaison Officer, Tom Wilson, as follows:
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Posted: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:09 by Admin

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day

The bikes are back! Happy Valentines Day to the residents of Rushden!

Posted: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:16 by admin

Washbrook Road Tunnel Competition

Washbrook Road Tunnel Competition

Only 1 week to go, entries will close on Friday 15 February 2019.

To download an entry form or more information visit: or email

Posted: Fri, 08 Feb 2019 12:08 by Admin

Rushden Town Council - Grounds Maintenance Contract

Rushden Town Council - Grounds Maintenance Contract

Rushden Town Council (the Council) is seeking tenders from suitably qualified organisations for the supply of a flexible and responsive Grounds Maintenance Service. Rushden has a population of 30,000 and has been designated as a growth town. Rushden has seen significant development over the last 20 years, resulting in 42 parks and open spaces now being owned by the Council. The Council also owns and administers a large cemetery and is responsible for the closed Parish church yard. The parks and open spaces owned by the Council vary from small LAPs and LEAPs to a prestigious Green Flag 34 acre park. A number of the parks are of mixed use and include playing fields and sports pitches. The parks are home to a large quantity of mature, specimen trees and established hedges. The Council also undertakes grass cutting in roadside verges for the principal authority. More »

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at the link provided. » Less

Posted: Wed, 06 Feb 2019 15:28 by admin

Soap Box Derby 2019

Soap Box Derby 2019

Rushden's Soap Box Derby will be held on 9 June 2019 in Hall Park. Build your own Soap Box and come along and join in the fun.

There will be a full week of events running from 8 June to 16 June. Brochures with full Programme of Events will be available from May onwards. Keep your eyes open for more details! More »

Rules and Entry Forms for the Soap Box Derby here!

Posted: Wed, 06 Feb 2019 11:16 by admin

Update - Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP)

Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP)

Rough Sleeper Severe Weather Provision
Night time temperatures are due to increase above zero. As a result the Council has de-activated it's Severe Weather Scheme for rough sleepers. More »

Despite the closure of East Northamptonshire's provision. If you, or someone you are aware of, are facing the prospect of rough sleeping please call the council's housing options team on 0345 600 5050. » Less

Posted: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 10:05 by Admin