74 High Street,
Northants, NN10 0PQ
Tel 01933 480480
The population of the town is over 29,000 and over 36,000 including the adjoining town of Higham Ferrers (Census 2011).
Located off the A6 bordering Bedfordshire the town has shopping facilities in the High Street and at Crown Park, where Waitrose and Wickes are situated. The largest supermarket in the town is Asda in the High Street. Rushden Lakes has anchor stores including New Look, Next, House of Fraser, Marks & Spencer, Primark and H & M, along with several food retailers and restaurants. There is also a multiplex cinema.
The main leisure facilities are at the Pemberton Centre, where conference rooms, sports hall, squash courts, dance studio and gym are found. Splash pool in the town centre has a 25 metre swimming pool, learner pool, beach and slide.
The town has one secondary school and eight primary schools.
The A6 and A45 provides easy road access into Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Wellingborough and Northampton.
Traditionally Rushden grew up through lacemaking, farming and shoemaking. In the mid 1900’s there were over 100 boot and shoe factories in the area, today only a handful remain. Industry is varied today with out of town industrial estates being home to most businesses.
Rushden Hall is the oldest domestic building in the town previously owned by the Pemberton and Sartoris family. The hall is the head office to the Council and is set in 32 acres of parkland called Hall Park.