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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New plan unveiled to promote the Nene Valley

New plan unveiled to promote the Nene Valley

The Destination Nene Valley project has launched a new Destination Management Plan (DMP) to set out the key objectives for tourism development and marketing across the Nene Valley for the next 6 years until 2025.

The plan is the latest phase in the Destination Nene Valley project, which works with different partners across the heritage, tourism and cultural sector to enhance and promote the Nene Valley. More »

Figures from 2016 show that there were 2.4 million visits to the Nene Valley and it is anticipated that the DMP will help to further develop tourism in the Nene Valley, recognising it as a destination of choice for people and wildlife alike. The new plan has been agreed by key stakeholders and members of the Destination Nene Valley project board and will shape the management of the Valley over the next 6 years across several key areas.

The key areas the DMP looks at are:

  • Creating an enterprising approach to rural economy
  • Improve access to the Nene Valley
  • Attracting visitors and spend from local, national and international markets
  • Encourage local communities to lead healthier outdoor lifestyles and promote green lifestyle

Andrew Langley, Chairman of Destination Nene Valley said:

"I am a passionate advocate of our great county and, the Nene Valley, one of its most outstanding natural assets. The Valley is full of hidden gems and we look forward to continuing to work with our partners to enhance the Nene Valley for future generations to enjoy through this new Destination Management Plan."

Sarah Peacock, East Northamptonshire Council Councillor and board member for the Destination Nene Valley project added:

"This new plan will ensure that the Nene Valley becomes a destination of choice for world class wildlife, as well as for visitors from across the county and further afield.

"The Destination Nene Valley team have been working hard with partner organisations, including local councils, Nenescape and the Environment Agency and we are so pleased with the final plan and its vision for the future of the Nene Valley."

To find out more about the Destination Nene Valley project and the DMP, please visit nenevalley.net » Less

Posted: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 13:47 by Emily Arrow

Rushden Lakes Job Fair

Rushden Lakes Job Fair

Come along to Rushden Lakes for their latest recruitment event and discover what opportunities there are for you to join the great teams at the Lakes!

The event runs on Thursday 17th October 2019 from 10am-1pm at Rock Up (inside the Atrium where the entrance to Cineworld is), West Terrace, Rushden Lakes.

Go to www.rushdenlakes.com/jobs for more information.

Posted: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 13:23 by Emily Arrow

Help us understand your priorities

Help us understand your priorities

Help us understand your priorities

As you may be aware, local government in Northamptonshire is going through a period of transformation as it moves towards the creation of two new unitary authorities to replace the current eight councils. In order for this to be a success it is essential that those services currently provided by Northamptonshire County Council are placed on a firmer financial footing to make sure the two new unitary councils don't inherit the significant issues faced by the authority. This needs to happen before the new councils are created to make sure they start life with transformed, affordable services and a balanced budget. More »

To help us in this work we want your views on what you consider to be the priorities. We want to know what services you feel are most important to you, your family and your communities, how you rate these services and what improvements could be made. We are asking these questions now and will repeat this every six months to make sure we are aware of your views on an ongoing basis.

Have your say

This survey gives background to the challenge facing the Council and sets out the different services that the Council provides and asks you how important they are to you and the wider community, how well you feel the services are currently being delivered and whether there are areas of improvement that we should focus on. The survey closes at midnight on Sunday 20th October.

Details of this and all current and recent consultations can be found on our consultation hub. » Less

Posted: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 12:09 by Donna Anderson