Higham Ferrers Town Council

Serving the people of Higham Ferrers

Mayor 2018/19

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

Tel: 01933 312075

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ENC urge dog walkers to 'bag and bin' to help keep district clean.

ENC urge dog walkers to 'bag and bin' to help keep district clean.

East Northamptonshire Council - NEWS

Date: 17 September 2018

Dog walkers urged to 'bag it and bin it'

East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) is urging dog walkers to bin and bag their pooch's mess to help keep the district clean.

It is a criminal offence to not pick up after your dog while out on a walk, either on the footpaths or in greenspace, which can result in a fixed penalty notice of £75, rising to up to £1,000 if left unpaid. More »

ENC's dog wardens regularly patrol areas across the district, and are able to issue on the spot fines to anyone caught not bagging their dog's mess and disposing of it in a dog bin.

Dog bins are provided in conjunction with parish or town councils across East Northamptonshire and are emptied at least once a week.

Charlotte Tomkins, Waste Services Manager, said:

"Owning a dog provides fantastic companionship and can complete a family, but they are also a great responsibility. I would like to remind all dog owners that they are accountable for their pets when out walking, and it is a criminal offence not to bag and bin dog mess. Leaving a bag on the path, tying it to a tree/fence or flicking it into the hedgerow is simply not good enough, and may result in a fine for owners."

Councillor Steven North, Leader of ENC, added:

"We are incredibly lucky to have so many beautiful green spaces right on our doorstep in East Northamptonshire. It is important that dog owners help us to keep our streets, and green spaces tidy for everyone to enjoy."

For more information visit www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/dogs » Less

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:16 by Donna Anderson

Council hosts event to help home-buyers in the district

Council hosts event to help home-buyers in the district

Cedar Drive Thrapston Northamptonshire NN14 4LZ

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Date: September 2018

Council hosts event to help home-buyers in the district

Aspiring home owners from across East Northamptonshire will have an opportunity to find out more about how they can purchase their first home at a tailor-made event this autumn. More »

The event, which is organised by East Northamptonshire Council (ENC), will provide people with everything they need to know about shared ownership, as well as showcase which homes are available in the local area with partner Housing Associations - Wellingborough Homes, NCHA and the Longhurst Group.

Taking place on Saturday 6 October from 10.30am – 1pm at Thrapston Plaza, this event is the ideal opportunity for people to find out more about how they can get their foot on the property ladder.

Mortgage Advisors, colleagues from ENC, Wellingborough Homes, Spire Homes and NCHA will be on hand to offer advice and guidance on shared ownership, including how to apply to buy on a shared ownership basis and what the mortgage and monthly payments could be.

Steven North, Leader of ENC, says: "We are delighted to be working with our housing association partners to deliver an event that will provide people with everything they need to know about shared ownership. I would encourage anyone who is looking to get their foot on the property ladder or thinking about purchasing their first home to come and speak with staff and find out more about the opportunities available to them."

To register for the event or to find out more about shared ownership please email: housing@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk » Less

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:39 by Donna Anderson

Heritage Family Fun Day,

Heritage Family Fun Day,

The Heritage Family Fun Day held on Sunday 16th September was organised by Rushden and Higham Ferrers Town Councils, the event was heldas part of the annual 10 day Nene Valley Festival and also as a part of the National Heritage open weekends. The Heritage Family Fun Day was supported by Rushden Lakes and brought together a family day out together with an opportunity for new visitors to learn about the heritage and history of nearby Rushden and Higham Ferrers. More »

Local businesses from Rushden and Higham Ferrers were invited to have a stall free of charge at the event. Over 35 local businesses and community groups took up this opportunity and attended on the day, feedback has been extremely positive from all parties.

The entertainment on the day included performances from Rushden Town Band, medieval fun and entertainment, heritage displays, family activities, a chance to meet Cyril the Squirrel (Rushden Towns Council's mascot) and also a chance to browse the local stalls.

The Town Councils worked together to produce a "Shop Local in Rushden and Higham Ferrers" booklet containing over 48 redeemable discount vouchers, over 1500 booklets were given out to visitors at the event.

Other giveaways handed out on the day included approximately 500 promotional shopping bags containing interesting local literature aimed to encourage new visitors to come and explore the nearby towns.

The aim of the Heritage Family Fun Day was to raise awareness of what is available in Rushden and Higham Ferrers and offer visitors the chance to learn about the local heritage and also to encourage new visitors to come and visit through promotional material and the "Shop Local" booklet. » Less

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:18 by Sandra Mitcham