Higham Ferrers Town Council

Serving the people of Higham Ferrers

Mayor 2019 - 2020

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

Tel: 01933 312075

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Latest News

New Mayor For Higham Ferrers

New Mayor For Higham Ferrers

On Monday 13th May at its Mayor Making Ceremony, Councillor Chris O'Rourke was elected as Mayor for 2019/20 for Higham Ferrers. Councillor Tina Reavey was elected as his Deputy.

Cllr O'Rourke said:-

"It is an honour for me to be elected as your Mayor of Higham Ferrers, a role which as far as I know, has been around for about 700 years.

I have lived in Higham Ferrers for over 50 years, growing up here along with my 9 siblings and parents, firstly on the farm which is now the Queensway estate. I went to the infant and junior schools and for some years worked in the High Street, so I have seen the town grow over the years. More »

It promises to be a very busy and exciting year for me, and my Mayoress Kathleen Meredith and we are both looking forward to it.

This year we have lots of events with the opening of the Memorial Garden in the Churchyard on 15th June, the Charter Celebration Day on 29th June, the visit of our friends from our twinning town Hachenburg in Germany from 18-22 July, as well as a horticultural competition in Chichele Gardens on 14th September. There will also be a community Christmas carol concert on the market Square on Christmas Eve organised by the swivel club.

These events along with our other annual town events would not be possible without the help and support of all our local groups, who give their time freely working in conjunction with the Town Council to make them successful. That is why I have decided to nominate ''Higham Ferrers Community '' as one of my good causes/ charities. It is important to me to help those who help our town.

The other charity I am supporting is the Encephalitis Society, which is a lesser-known national charity.

Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain caused by infection and can lead to memory loss and epilepsy. It is something both mine and Kathleen's family have suffered with, and my aim is to raise awareness of the condition and how it affects people and their family. For more information visit; https://www.encephalitis.info/

I shall be present at every Farmer's Market to promote events in the Town and my own fundraising events. I shall be there to talk to people about any ideas or even concerns they have. I would also like to encourage you to come to Council meetings, as I'm not so sure that everyone realises that they are able to attend."

To contact the Mayor for more information on any events or Council business email mayorhftc19@gmail.com or contact the Town Hall on info@highamferrers-tc.gov.uk » Less

Posted: Tue, 14 May 2019 09:48 by Sandra Mitcham

Mayor's Market and Crowning of the May Queen

Mayor's Market and Crowning of the May Queen

Thank you to all who attended the Annual Mayor's Market on Saturday. It was quite fresh so coats were definitely needed but it was great to see so many people turn out to support this community event. The Mayor was raising funds for his chosen charity, the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and is very pleased to announce that he raised £350 on the day.

This event also gives many local charities and groups a great opportunity to raise awareness and funds for their various causes. This event could not happen without the support of these local groups, Higham Ferrers Tourism and local schools. This year we had choirs from Higham Ferrers Nursery and Infant School, Henry Chichele Primary School, the U3A and the Chichele Choir. They all did a wonderful job and really made a lovely atmosphere for this event. More »

The May Queen, Sophia, her Princesses, Gabriella and Amelia and Prince Benjamin were fantastic. They did a great job doing a royal tour of the market following the crowning ceremony and we look forward to seeing them again at future events throughout the year. » Less

Posted: Tue, 07 May 2019 14:05 by Donna Anderson

Active Communities East Northamptonshire

Active Communities East Northamptonshire

We're pleased to announce our Free Outdoor Gym Buddy Scheme is back for 2019!

Supported by East Northamptonshire Council, the free 'Gym Buddy Sessions' will take place for a second year in 4 locations, Irthlingborough (Monday 10-11am), Higham Ferrers (Monday 11:30am – 12:30pm), Raunds (Tuesday 9:30am – 10:30am) and Thrapston (Tuesday 11am-12noon).

Delivered by a Freedom Leisure's fitness team, the sessions will be fun and engaging for all ages and all fitness levels. Whether you're looking to know how to use the equipment safely or want a free opportunity for a group exercise session these are the sessions for you! More »

The sessions will be starting on Monday 13th or Tuesday 14th May at a location near you for 16 weeks.

Just turn up on the day and no pre-signing up required.

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Posted: Fri, 03 May 2019 11:01 by Donna Anderson