Rushden Town Partnership
Rushden Town Partnership is working with local businesses and the community to ensure Rushden remains a great place to live, a great place to visit.
The best of both worlds
Rushden town centre already offers a wealth of independent businesses as well as well-known high street brands within an attractive late Victorian/ Edwardian setting, an enduring reminder of Rushden's rise to prominence as a 'boot and shoe' town. Parking is FREE.
Now a new chapter in its development, Rushden Lakes offers an exciting new dimension to the existing town providing 30 acres of high quality shopping, restaurants, 12-screen cinema, and opens up 214 acres of lakes for leisure activity - an area of outstanding natural beauty within the Nene Valley for everyone to explore and enjoy.
A thriving hub of events
Organised events in and around Rushden bring added vibrancy to an already bustling atmosphere within the town.
Events throughout the year include 'Party Week', a week-long programme of events for all culminating 'Party in the Park', music concerts, 'Proms', a dog show and the Switching On of the Christmas Lights in the High Street organised by Rushden Town Council.
Other major events include Rushden Cavalcade, a 3-day rally organised by Rushden Historical Transport Society, Armed Forces Weekend and the traditional Rushden Feast, the largest ‘backend’ feast in Northamptonshire.
Full details on our 'Events' page.
Within easy access
Rushden is centrally located on the A6 between Bedford and Kettering. The county of Bedfordshire borders the town to the south whilst to the north lies the River Nene and the stunning landscapes and world-class wildlife of the Nene Valley.
Convenient road links via the A45 connect Rushden to the neighbouring towns of Wellingborough (4 miles) and Northampton (16 miles) and the M1 motorway westbound. The A14, the M1/M6 (North) and A1 are also within easy reach. Peterborough (30 miles), Milton Keynes (23 miles), Cambridge (44 miles) and the East coast are also easily accessible.
Rushden is also well placed for train and airport links.