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

Latest Business Guidance and Information

Latest Business Guidance and Information

Last week a new government support package was launched to help small and medium sized businesses recover from the financial impact of COVID-19.

The grants, which do not require any match-funding, are designed to:

  • help businesses access specialist professional advice in response to the impact of COVID-19 e.g. human resources, accountants, legal, financial, IT / digital.
  • purchase minor equipment to adapt or adopt new technology in order to continue to deliver business activity or diversify in response to the global pandemic.

The grants are being administered by the Growth Hub at South East Midlands Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) and are in addition to a £10m package previously announced specifically for businesses in the 'visitor economy' sector. More »

Please see the following link for further information https://www.semlepgrowthhub.com/grants-of-up-to-5000-available-to-help-smes-recover-from-covid-19/

The government initiative Eat Out to Help Out, designed to encourage people to support the high street, is running throughout August and will provide a 50% discount to customers Monday through Wednesday.
Please see the following link to find out which eateries are taking part in this area https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/eat-out-to-help-out/find-a-restaurant/

If you are a Community Group SEMLEP are running a Community Grants information webinar, please see the following link for more information https://www.semlepgrowthhub.com/community-grants-information-webinar/?fbclid=IwAR15NXU1lX1fqfRhhp0HKQo2x0Iw8NKFSuEzNqIkaeVvMuW3tgJoRLvxFYA » Less

Posted: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 10:36 by Emily Arrow

A45 Chowns Mill Roundabout Improvement Scheme

Picture of Chowns Mill Roundabout

A45 Chowns Mill Roundabout Improvement Scheme

Progress report - July 2020

Despite COVID-19 challenges, which has affected supply of materials and staffing, we have made some good progress.

Image shows the new carriageway layout and the formation of the half hamburger island – July 2020

Station Road progress

Over the next four weeks, we'll be working in the area of Station Road (A5028). You will begin to see a greater transformation with the installation of new kerbs, drainage, footways, infrastructure as well as the installation of the new Bus Stop base, all in preparation for tarmacking. We'll be carrying out this work during the day. More »

Station Road (A5028) Higham Ferrers transformation – July 2020

We're continuing to develop the new 'half hamburger' island at the end of Station Road and the new lane in the vicinity of the Old Mill. This will become more recognisable by the end of August.

New half-hamburger Island taking a recognisable shape – July 2020

A6 Bypass: Northbound queue jumping

We've received several complaints from customers about motorists bypassing queues on the A6 Bypass southbound from Rushden. They have been using the inside lane (A45 WB only) as a short-cut to jump the queue to travel north on the A6.

We are asking that all motorists abide by the signage and lane markings that are in place for their safety and the safety of others.

Meet the team

During July / August, you'll be able to meet members of the project team to ask any questions about the scheme. We'll be posting invites through our nearest residents' doors to join us for a brief street meeting.

The meetings will be held outside to allow for social distancing and in line with government COVID-19 advice. Groups will be limited to no more than 6 people and there will be 3 staff members on hand to safely divide groups or step away as necessary.

Fly-tipped tyres – dumped by Fishing Lake

As you know fly tipping is illegal, and can carry heavy fines. We were made aware that tyres had been illegally dumped on the A45 by the Fishing Lake, we quickly took action to remove them. We gave the tyres to a nearby Animal Charity in Irthlingborough, N.A.N.N.A. who will put them to good use as planting pots and sand baths for chickens and geese.

What's next?

From w/c 3/08, we'll be working at night for around 4 weeks to enable us to install drainage and ducting across the existing lanes around the roundabout.

We're unable to carry out this work from behind the Multiblock system so will need to complete this work at nights using road closures. It is safer to work during the night, due reduced traffic volumes.

Road closure information is detailed below.

We'd like to advise local residents to expect more noise and vibration, particularly during the first half of the shifts, whilst we carry out the breaking out of the carriageway.

We apologise in advance for any disruption caused during this essential work.

Please call our 24/7 customer line on 0333 0124 596 if you wish toreport any issues or concerns.

Reporting issues on our network

To make sure we can keep our roads in the East Mids in tip-top condition, we're running an online trial until October this year. If you spot something wrong with our roads, please let us know. This could be anything from a broken sign or barrier, to litter, overgrown vegetation or potholes. To report any issues, please visit our webpage: https://report.highwaysengland.co.uk/

Please complete our customer communication survey

During July 2020 and until 7 August 2020, we are undertaking a short survey to improve our understanding of how we are perceived and how we can enhance our communications.

We would be very grateful if you would complete the short online survey by clicking here.

Or by using the URL: https://tinyurl.com/yd67j3b5

The outcomes will help enhance future stakeholder engagement and communications.

Contact us

To receive text alerts about future A45 Chowns Mill road closures, please text A45CM to 07537 439499. Messages will be charged at your standard network text message rate. To unsubscribe, please text A45CM STOP to the same number.

You can contact the site office 24/7 by calling 0333 0124 596

For more information, or to be removed from the mailing list, please email:
infoA45chownsmill@carnellgroup.co.uk

Regards

Paul

Date

Closure

Times

Friday 7 August

A6 Northbound and southbound closed from Chowns Mill to Nene Park Irthlingborough

8pm to 8am

Saturday 8 August

A6 Northbound and southbound closed from Chowns Mill to Nene Park Irthlingborough

8pm to 9am

Sunday 9 August

A6 Northbound and southbound closed from Chowns Mill to Nene Park Irthlingborough

8pm to 6am

Monday 10 August

A45 CHOWNS MILL – NORTH HALF OF ROUNDABOUT CLOSED

A45 Eastbound from Rushden Lakes to Stanwick closed

A6 North between Chowns Mill and Irthlingborough (Nene Park) closed in both direction (North and Southbound)

A45 Westbound and A6 Southbound passable through Chowns Mill

8pm to 6am

Tuesday 11 August

A45 CHOWNS MILL – NORTH HALF OF ROUNDABOUT CLOSED

A45 Eastbound from Rushden Lakes to Stanwick closed

A6 North between Chowns Mill and Irthlingborough (Nene Park) closed in both direction (North and Southbound)

A45 Westbound and A6 Southbound passable through Chowns Mill

8pm to 6am

Wednesday 12 August

A45 CHOWNS MILL – NORTH HALF OF ROUNDABOUT CLOSED

A45 Eastbound from Rushden Lakes to Stanwick closed

A6 North between Chowns Mill and Irthlingborough (Nene Park) closed in both direction (North and Southbound)

A45 Westbound and A6 Southbound passable through Chowns Mill

8pm to 6am

Thursday 13 August

A45 Eastbound from Chowns Mill to Stanwick closed

8pm to 6am

Friday 14 August

A45 CHOWNS MILL – EASTERN QUADRANT OF ROUNDABOUT CLOSED

A6 South from Irthlingborough (Nene Park) to Chowns Mill closed plus A45 East bound from Chowns to Stanwick closed

8pm to 6am

Monday 17 August

A45 CHOWNS MILL – EASTERN QUADRANT OF ROUNDABOUT CLOSED

A6 South from Irthlingborough (Nene Park) to Chowns Mill closed plus A45 East bound from Chowns to Stanwick closed

8pm to 6am

Tuesday 18 August

A45 CHOWNS MILL – EASTERN QUADRANT OF ROUNDABOUT CLOSED

A6 South from Irthlingborough (Nene Park) to Chowns Mill closed plus A45 East bound from Chowns to Stanwick closed

8pm to 6am

Wednesday 19 August

A45 Westbound approach closed from Stanwick to Chowns Mill

8pm to 6am

Thursday 20 August

A6 Southbound departure closed between Chowns Mill and Rushden (Kimbolton Rd roundabout)

8pm to 6am

Friday 21 August

A6 Southbound departure closed between Chowns Mill and Rushden (Kimbolton Rd roundabout)

8pm to 6am

Monday 24 August

A6 Southbound departure closed between Chowns Mill and Rushden (Kimbolton Rd roundabout)

8pm to 6am

Tuesday 25 August

A6 Southbound departure closed between Chowns Mill and Rushden (Kimbolton Rd roundabout)

8pm to 6am

Wednesday 26 August

A6 Southbound departure closed between Chowns Mill and Rushden (Kimbolton Rd roundabout)

8pm to 6am

Thursday 27 August

A45 West Bound departure closed between Chowns Mill and Rushden Lakes

8pm to 6am

Tuesday 1 September

A45 West Bound departure closed between Chowns Mill and Rushden Lakes

8pm to 6am

Wednesday 2 September

A45 West Bound departure closed between Chowns Mill and Rushden Lakes

8pm to 6am

NOTE:Signed diversion routes will be in place during any closures. Our planned closures may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. Where possible, we will notify you if there are any changes to the schedule. » Less

Posted: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 17:56 by Donna Anderson

Northamptonshire Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments - Patient Survey

Northamptonshire Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments - Patient Survey

We are inviting you to tell us about pharmacy services in your area.

The services we are looking at include local services that you receive from pharmacies (or chemists). To do a good job, we need to regularly review what services we have, what our local people need, and how things might change in the future. This process is called a 'pharmaceutical needs assessment' and we are preparing one at the moment for Northamptonshire with the help of a company called Primary Care Commissioning (PCC) who specialise in this kind of work. More »

Many people call them chemists but in this survey we use the word pharmacy. By a pharmacy, we mean a place you would use to get a prescription or buy medicines which you can only buy from a pharmacy. We don't mean the pharmacy at a hospital or the part of a pharmacy where you buy beauty products.

Your views are important to us so please spare a few minutes to complete our online questionnaire.

The results of our questionnaire will be published in the draft pharmaceutical needs assessment for Northamptonshire which Northamptonshire County Council will consult on later in the year.

If you would like more information about the questionnaire or have questions on how to complete the questionnaire, please email charlotte.goodson@pcc.nhs.uk

This survey closes on 23rd August 2020. » Less

Posted: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:00 by Emily Arrow