Higham Ferrers Town Council

Serving the people of Higham Ferrers


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

Tel: 01933 312075

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Celebrating Northamptonshire’s COVID-19 Community Champions

Celebrating Northamptonshire’s COVID-19 Community Champions

To celebrate the work that so many volunteers are doing during this pandemic to help their neighbours, Northamptonshire ACRE is launching Northamptonshire's COVID-19 Community Champions. Groups across the county are invited to share details of the many ways they are supporting the more vulnerable in their community. Examples of support can be in whatever way a group chooses, whether through stories, photos, video diaries or brief statements and examples of the best community support will be brought together into a booklet celebrating Northamptonshire's volunteer champions. All entrants will receive a Community Champions certificate and will be invited to take part in a celebration evening Northamptonshire ACRE will host in Spring 2021. More »

Northamptonshire ACRE recognises the amazing work that the County's groups of volunteers are doing to support the more vulnerable members of their community during these unprecedented times. We invite all COVID-19 response groups, Mutual Aid groups, Good Neighbour schemes and villages to participate and showcase their community initiatives. To be part of the celebrations simply download the online form at https://www.northantsacre.org.uk/covid-19 and enclose a supporting statement along with photos, videos or social media links that highlight how your group or village has supported your community during the pandemic. An example might be a lockdown video diary or photographs of foodbank volunteers delivering food parcels to neighbours. Entrants can nominate what they believe to be their best example of community spirit.

All groups taking part will be invited to an evening of celebration hosted by Northamptonshire ACRE at the Hunsbury Hill Centre in Spring 2021 where they will be able to receive their Community Champions certificate and a copy of the Community Champions booklet.

Elaine O'Leary, Chief Executive of Northamptonshire ACRE said 'As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we postponed the annual Northamptonshire Village Awards until next year. But we felt we wanted to mark this period of historic significance and showcase all the valuable work that so many are doing to support their community. The Northamptonshire COVID-19 Community Champions will give us an opportunity to thank those volunteers who have continued to give support to the most vulnerable in our communities at a difficult time'.

The deadline for entries is 31st August 2020. We look forward to receiving your entry. » Less

Posted: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:08 by Emily Arrow

Chowns Mill update: bird’s eye views of progress on Highways England roundabout improvements

Chowns Mill update: bird’s eye views of progress on Highways England roundabout improvements

Work on a jam-busting 'half hamburger island' which will tackle queues at a busy A45/A6 junction is starting to take shape – as these new images released by Highways England show.

Whilst complying with strict safeguarding measures due to the coronavirus pandemic, workers have been able to successfully complete the first phase of work on the Chowns Mill improvement scheme in the East Midlands. More »

The aerial image attached to this article gives a bird's eye view of the progress made and shows where the top section of the hamburger island will be now the land has been cleared.

In phase 1, narrow lanes have been established on the A45 dual carriageway to keep two lanes of traffic moving. The narrow lanes also create the space for workers to safely carry out more major construction works during the day and reduce the number of road closures needed, minimising disruption to road users and residents.

Highways England is investing £24 million to increase capacity at Chowns Mill which experiences severe congestion due to the amount of traffic on the A45 and A6, as well as local traffic accessing Higham Ferrers and Rushden.

The improvements will see the junction redesigned in the half hamburger layout including a new link road connecting the A6 South and A5028 with the existing roundabout. All approaching roads will also be widened to provide extra lanes and to accommodate more vehicles.

Phase two will see the focus switch to drainage work, including installing large pipes, and the earthworks for the construction of the new road and embankments.

Highways England Project Manager Dean Holloway said:

"I am delighted that we have now completed phase one of this scheme which will ultimately make journeys much smoother for drivers and relieve the congestion which has plagued communities and local businesses.

"We appreciate that roadworks can cause disruption for drivers and residents and do always strive to get schemes completed as quickly as possible. We are grateful to people for their understanding while we carry out this important work."

All Highways England sites have strict safeguarding measures to prevent the spread of COVID19 and none of the sites are open to the public. All major construction projects are closely monitored and the situation is kept under constant review. » Less

Posted: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 13:15 by Emily Arrow

2019-20 Mayor Cllr Chris O'Rourke raises £7,500

2019-20 Mayor Cllr Chris O'Rourke raises £7,500

Former Mayor Cllr Chris O'Rourke can today announce that he raised an incredible £7,500 in fundraising money throughout his Mayoral year of 2019-20.

Cllr O'Rourke will be donating a generous portion of these funds to local groups and organisations in the community, ensuring that the money will directly benefit the residents of Higham Ferrers. The other portion of the funds will go to the Encephalitis Society who do invaluable work in research and raising awareness of encephalitis and it's impact on those who are affected by it. More »

At the Town Council meeting on Tuesday 26th May his fellow Councillors proposed a vote of thanks to the former Mayor for his hard work and dedication to promoting our town and Cllr O'Rourke himself would like to express his thanks to all those who supported him throughout his Mayoral year. » Less

Posted: Fri, 29 May 2020 12:17 by Emily Arrow

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