Town council could be axed after survey of residents

Residents in Rothwell are to be asked this year whether their town council should continue to exist or whether they should face a small increase on their council tax bill for its services.

A special meeting was held on Saturday, March 2, where 70 residents were given an opportunity to quiz town councillors about a precept – an increase on their bill – which is being added this year to pay for the town council.

Cllr Alan Mills said Kettering Council had previously given the town council a grant which was being cut.

Residents will be asked this year if the town council should be disbanded.