Rushden is the fifth largest town in Northamptonshire with a population of approximately 30,000. The town is well known for its involvement in the boot and shoe manufacturing industry with brands such as Grenson and John White’s being manufactured in the town.
Higham Ferrers is a community oriented market town with traditional shops such as the local bakery and butchers with a farmer's market held on the Market Square on the last Saturday of every month selling local produce.
Finedon is large village based only a few miles outside of Wellingborough. With a growing population of over 5,000 residents, there’s an ever increasing demand for the sought after countryside that Finedon has to offer.
Irchester is a village in the County of Northamptonshire. It is about 2 miles south-east of Wellingborough and 2 miles south-west of Rushden. The settlements of Little Irchester and Knuston also lie within Irchester’s Parish. Its population is now over 4,900 residents living in over 2,050 households.
Irthlingborough is a small town on the River Nene in Northamptonshire, with a population of just under 7,000 residents; it is the smallest town in England to have possessed a League Association Football Team, Rushden & Diamonds.
Podington is a village and civil parish in northwest Bedfordshire. The village is within the electoral ward of Harrold in the Borough of Bedford. Podington lies around 16 km (9.9 miles) northwest of Bedford and is about 2 km (1.2 miles) east of the county border with Northamptonshire.
Raunds, formerly renowned for the manufacture of Army boots and other heavy footwear; is now a new, vibrant town with an approximate population of 8,455 residents. Raunds now boasts a range of manufacturing and distribution businesses such as Phoenix Industrial Packaging and Metafix, together with a host of small industries and retailers such as Paul Alexander Carpets and Raunds Hardware and Pet Supplies. These businesses not only ensure a wide range of employment opportunities, but also provide an essential service to the local community.
Stanwick (pronounced with a silent 'w') is the largest village in East Northamptonshire, with a population of over 2,200 residents. The nearest towns to Stanwick are Raunds, Rushden, Higham Ferrers and Irthlingborough and it is approximately 15 miles north-east of Northampton town. Stanwick formed its own Independent Parish Council in April 2000.
Wellingborough is a Market Town, situated some 11 miles from the town of Northampton and on the north side of the River Nene. (Due to frequent flooding by the River Nene, the town was mostly built above the current level of the flood plain.) The town was granted a Royal Market Charter in 1201, by King John of England.
Wollaston itself has a population of around 3600 locals. It is approximately 2 miles from Wellingborough Town Centre and boasts a selection of manufacturers, retailers, schools and activities. Wollaston has a primary and a secondary school – both offering a range of activities for the local children, both inside and outside term times. These, alongside two local shops, a Post Office, a Library and a small selection of Public Houses make up the heart of the village.
Wymington is a village and civil parish in the Bedfordshire district of Bedford. It is in the north of Bedfordshire, near the county border with Northamptonshire, and the nearest town is Rushden in Northants, which it borders to the north. Wymington is located 3½ miles south west of the market town of Higham Ferrers. Other nearby villages are Podington to the south-west and Farndish to the west. Wymington, although in Bedfordshire, has a Wellingborough dialling code and Rushden postcode.