Higham Ferrers Town Council

Serving the people of Higham Ferrers

CllrReavey

Clerk: Mrs Sandra Mitcham
The Town Hall, Market Square
Higham Ferrers
Northamptonshire NN10 8BT

Tel: 01933 312075

Higham Ferrers Town Council provides your local services. We strive to make Higham Ferrers a better place to live, work and play. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Latest News

CARVING OUT A PIECE OF HISTORY

CARVING OUT A PIECE OF HISTORY

New life is being breathed into the Three Oaks tree which had to be taken down for safety reasons as part of the Chowns Mill roundabout improvement works.

Thanks to the talents of a local woodcarver, residents will soon be able to enjoy the tree once again and it will continue to play a part in the community for many decades to come.

Despite extensive investigations and hi-tech testing by Highways England it was not possible to retain the tree. The Chowns Mill project team turned to woodcarver Carrie Yuen to help transform the three trunks and some of the branches from the tree into works of art. More »

She is crafting the wood into three stunning benches, covered in woodland creatures, which will be gifted to the Town Council and installed at Castle Fields to complement the Council's upcoming Timber Trim Trail.

For more information please see the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/carving-out-a-piece-of-history-as-highways-england-sets-benchmark-with-community-artworks

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Posted: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:21 by Alicia Scholfield

Covid-19 Latest Advice

Covid-19 Latest Advice

Advice from Northampton Borough Council about COVID-19

Residents of Northampton are being urged to take action as the number of cases has risen above the national rate. We need to work together to prevent a local lockdown.

We all need to follow these simple steps:
• Minimise social contact where you can
• If you have to go out keep at least 2 metres away from others
• Use a face covering in ALL shops or if you are less than 2 metres apart from others
• Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly for 20 seconds each time More »

COVID-19 symptoms include:
• A high temperature
• A new, continuous cough
• A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

If you have COVID-19 symptoms:
• Do not go to work. Either work from home or report sick, self-isolate and get a test
• Stay at home, self-isolate and get a test
• Even if you only have mild COVID-19 symptoms, get a test
• If you are contacted by test and trace and asked to self-isolate, stay at home for 14 days

You can download a number of leaflets in a variety of languages on the Northampton Borough Council website here www.northampton.gov.uk/latestcovid19advice

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Posted: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:00 by Donna Anderson

Explore East Northamptonshire on two wheels

Explore East Northamptonshire on two wheels

Explore East Northamptonshire on two wheels.


With the Government launching a new initiative to combat obesity in England, East Northamptonshire Council is encouraging everyone to explore the countryside, cycle paths and Nene Valley on two wheels whilst getting fit and healthy at the same time.

For those who want to get out and about in East Northamptonshire, but are not sure where to start, Destination Nene Valley has plenty of resources on their website nenevalley.net including cycling routes, hints and tips for beginner cyclists and details of bike hire companies in and around the district. More »

Cllr Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council said:
"As a council, we have a very strong commitment to improve the health and wellbeing of residents and are also very fortunate to have some beautiful countryside on our doorsteps.

"So whether you are trying to lose some weight or just want to see some more of your local area, we urge you to go into your garages or sheds and dig out your bike."

Across the district, there are many opportunities for residents to get out and about including the East Northamptonshire Council funded Greenway, which runs throughout the district and provides a safe routes for cyclists and walkers alike. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the Greenway has proved popular with residents of all ages using the routes for their daily exercise, and it is hoped that this will continue as lockdown and current guidance is eased.

For more information about cycling in East Northamptonshire, anyone interested is encouraged to visit nenevalley.net/see-and-do/discover/cycling/ where they will find more information, including maps and routes of the local area.

More details about the Greenway can be found at www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/greenway » Less

Posted: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 14:25 by Donna Anderson