Serving the people of Raunds

This page links you to all the essential information you need for living in Raunds, from where to catch the bus to where to get a pizza! If you are new to Raunds, then please pop into the Town Hall to collect a town map. This map can help guide you around Raunds quick and effectively.

Raunds Events

Every year, Raunds Town Council hold 4 main events. These are: The Mayor's Show, Annual Town Picnic, Remembrance Sunday Parade and the Christmas Light switch on. These events are held on different dates every year, so make sure to look at our events calendar all year round for key event dates.

Tug of War Competition between the Fire Fighters and The Red Lion Pub.

Tug of War Competition between the Fire Fighters and The Red Lion Pub.

Places to Eat

Within Raunds there are a range of restaurants and café's to eat situated along Brook Street. Jester's Bistro & Coffee Lounge is a Bistro in the middle of Brook Street which serves both breakfast and lunch. There is also the Italian restaurant Rocco's, open on Wednesday's, Thursday's, Friday's and Saturday's. There are 2 café's within Raunds, these are The Nook and Cookies. Here you can meet friends for a coffee and cake to have a catch up! The World Upside Down and The Woodpecker also a serve a lovely meal.


The High Street, is home to a number of local businesses. To find all shops within Raunds visit our directory.

Raunds Market

Raunds market is held every Friday on the Town Square. There are a variety of stalls including fruit & veg, meat, cakes, sandwiches, hot chocolates, teas and coffees.

If you are interested in having a stall at Raunds Market on a Friday please read the Market Traders Terms and Conditions before filling in the Market Traders Application Form and returning it to the Council Offices for consideration.

If you need any further information or have any questions, please contact 01933 622087 or email

Community Centre

Raunds also has a superb community centre, Saxon Hall, located behind the council offices on Thorpe Street. The Saxon Hall can be hired for Children's Parties, Family Functions, Wedding Receptions, Social Events, Fitness Classes, Group Meetings, Corporate Meetings and Conferences.

Saxon Hall, Raunds

Saxon Hall, Raunds

Bin collection

East Northamptonshire Council deals with the wheelie bins within Raunds. Bin collection in Raunds is every Tuesday for the majority of Raunds. Other areas of Raunds the collection day is every Monday. For information on which bin is being collected on which week, visit the East Northamptonshire Council website at: East Northamptonshire Council - find my collection day. Here you can also report any problems with your bins. You can also call East Northamptonshire council on: 01832 742000.

Doctors / pharmacies

There are a number of Doctor's and pharmacies within Raunds, which are listed below:

The Cottons Medical Centre – Meadow Lane, Raunds, Northants, NN9 6UA Phone: 01933623 327

Marshalls Road Surgery – 7 Marshalls Road, Raunds, Northants, NN9 6ET Phone: 01933 622349

Lloyds Pharmacy – 1 Brook Street, Raunds, Northants, NN9 6LL Phone: 01933 622340

Lloyds Pharmacy – Cottons Medical Centre, Meadow Lane, Raunds, Northants, NN9 6UA Phone: 01933 461090


In Raunds there are 4 defibrillators for medical use. One can be found outside Co-Op Funeral care on Brooks Street on the wall. One can be found on The Square, on the side of the bus stop and there is also one located at the Red Lion pub on Wellington Road and one at Manor School. To use, follow the instructions on the side.


Kettering General Hospital – Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northants, NN16 8UZ. Phone: 01536 492000

Northampton General Hospital – Cliftonville, Northampton, NN1 5BD. Phone: 01604 634700


Burnawn House Dental Surgery – Burnawn House, High Street, Raunds, Northants, NN9 6HS. Phone: 01933 624692


Krog & Whitehead Optometrists – 21 High Street, Raunds, Northants, NN9 6HS. Phone: 01933 460035


St Peter's Church – High Street, Raunds, Northants, NN9 6JB. Phone: 01933 461509

Raunds Methodist Church – Brooks Street, Raunds, Northants, NN9 6LP. Phone: 01933 622137


Playmates Pre-School – Windmill Lane, Raunds, Northants, NN9 6LA Phone: 01933 460111

Raunds Playgroup – The Mobile, Manor School, Mountbatten Way, Raunds NN9 6PA Phone: 01933 461097

Infant Schools

Raunds Park Infant School – Park Street, Raunds, Northants, NN9 6NB. Phone: 01933 622415

Windmill Primary School – Windmill Lane, Raunds, Northants, NN9 6LA. Phone: 01933 623121

Junior Schools

St. Peters C.E. Academy - Mountbatten Way, Raunds, Northants, NN9 6PA. Phone: 01933 622400

Windmill Primary School – Windmill Lane, Raunds, Northants, NN9 6LA. Phone: 01933 623121

Secondary School

Manor School Sports College – Mountbatten Way, Raunds, Northants, NN9 6PA. Phone: 01933 623921

Electric Car Charging Point

Located in Marshall's Road Car Park, the Pod Point Car Charging Point can charge two cars and is free of charge to use.

Please download the Pod-Point App from your App store and create a Pod Point Account to get started.


There are 2 different buses that run within Raunds:

  • x46/x47, which runs from Raunds to Northampton via Higham Ferrers, Rushden, Rushden Lakes, Wellingborough, Wilby, Earls Barton, Great Billing and Weston Favell. For information on this bus visit: x46 / x47 bus timetable.
  • Centrebus 16 bus which runs from Raunds to Kettering via Ringstead, Thrapston, Woodford and Cranford. For information on this bus visit: Centrebus 16 bus timetable.

Reporting Highways Issues

To report any highway issues, from potholes to overgrown/overhanging bushes and hedges, go to Fix My Street. You can fill out a form here to report the issue to highways directly. To report an issue to Fix My Street visit: Fix My Street.


There are 4 cash points available within Raunds:

  • Inside the Co-Op, along Brook Street
  • Inside Nisa Store on Grove Street
  • Outside Spar on High Street
  • Outside of Asda, in Warth Park.

Raunds History

There are a number of listed sites, monuments and buildings in Raunds, details of which can be found on the Historic England Website.

Information on local history can be obtained from Raunds and District History Society. For more information please visit their Facebook page

You can also find information at Raunds Library, which holds an extensive archive of parish records, local history information, including military records of Raunds men from 1777 to 1945 and there is also a large photographic collection. There are also 3 local history and genealogy volunteers who are on hand to help with research.

Car Parks

The Town Council own 5 car parks around the town. All of these car parks are free of charge.

The Square Car Park- 12 Long Stay Spaces.

The Square, Raunds, Northamptonshire, NN9 6HP

Marshalls Road Car Park - 25 Long Stay and 1 Disabled.

Marshall's Road, Raunds, Northamptonshire, NN9 6ET

Saxon Hall Car Park - 47 Long Stay and 3 Disabled.

Saxon Hall, Thorpe Street, Raunds, Northamptonshire , NN9 6LT

Amos Lawrence Car Park - 16 Long Stay Spaces.

Amos Lawrence, Stanwick Road, Raunds, Northamptonshire, NN9 6DJ

On street parking available for free charge throughout the town. See local signage for restrictions.

Play Areas

Raunds Town Council is responsible for 6 play areas in the town.

Amos Lawrence Playing Field

Amos Lawrence Playing Field is situated on Stanwick Road in Raunds. The field is used regularly by Raunds Town Youth FC for training and matches.

Raunds Town Carnival is held annually at Amos Lawrence where there are stalls, floats, performances, award ceremonies and fun fair.

Bassfords Recreation Ground

Bassfords Recreation Ground is located on Marshalls Road, Raunds adjacent to Raunds Town Cricket Club and London Road Allotments.

It has a play area with equipment for children between 8 - 13 years which including a Pod Swing, Aeroskate, Rodeo Board, Gyro Spiral, BiiBox and Youth Shelter.

There is also a toddler area which has swings, small climbing frame with slide and roundabout and see-saw.

Any play area that is fenced and that has a gate will be a dogs exclusion zone, meaning it is an offence to take a dog into a fenced children's play area at any time.

If you are looking for somewhere to exercise then Bassfords has outdoor gym equipment. There are 10 pieces of equipment which are free to use 24hrs a day.

Raunds Mayors Show and Raunds Summer Picnic are held here annually. Details can be found on our website, noticeboards and electronic sign.

Webb Road Play Area

Webb Road Play Area is located between Webb Road and Nichols Way. This play area was updated in 2016 and has a climbing frame, stepping stones, see-saw and rotating springer.

Saddlers Play Area

Saddlers play area is located off Weighbridge Way and is aimed at children up to 8 years of ages, the play area was refurbished in January 2021.

Any play area that is fenced and that has a gate will be a dogs exclusion zone, meaning it is an offence to take a dog into a fenced children's play area at any time.

Town Square Play Area

The Town Square has a small play unit which replaced the concrete animals.

Any play area that is fenced and that has a gate will be a dogs exclusion zone, meaning it is an offence to take a dog into a fenced children's play area at any time.

Saxon Hall Play Area

Saxon Hall play area has had some additional equipment installed and is aimed at toddlers up to 5 years old.

Any play area that is fenced and that has a gate will be a dogs exclusion zone, meaning it is an offence to take a dog into a fenced children's play area at any time.

If you notice any damage to any of the equipment in our play areas please report it to or call 01933 622087, Thank you.

The Rowans Play Area

This is a private play area and is maintained by a management company on behalf of the residents.

Amos Lawrence Playing Field

Saddlers Play Area

Bassfords Recreational Ground

Webb Road Play Area

Town Square Play Area

Saxon Hall Play Area


Raunds War Memorial is located in the Memorial Garden of St Peters Church. The memorial was listed by Historic England in November 2015 and full details of their listing can be found here

You can find out more information about the Memorial here.

Last updated: Wed, 12 Oct 2022 15:18