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

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East Northamptonshire will walk 500,000 steps in aid of sport relief

East Northamptonshire will walk 500,000 steps in aid of sport relief

East Northamptonshire will walk 500,000 steps

Residents across East Northamptonshire are being urged to put their best foot forward and join East Northamptonshire Council's Active Communities and Freedom Leisure on Sunday 8 March from 9am to join in an attempt to walk 500,000 steps in aid of Sport Relief.

Starting at the entrance to the Greenway at Washbrook Rd in Rushden participants will join a guided walk along the Greenway, a designated walking and cycle route to connect the town to nearby greenspaces, to Rushden Lakes and back. More »

Sport Relief, inspires the nation to raise life changing amounts of money and take on some of the world's most pressing problems through the power of sport. Those taking part can raise funds on a dedicated justgiving page or donate on the day.

The event runs alongside the one year anniversary to the Beat The Street game, which saw people across the district walk 73,000 miles over six weeks from 27 March tapping beat boxes and earning points to win prizes.

Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, Cllr Steven North, said:

"Sport Relief is a great annual event that encourages people to get up and active in aid of an importance cause.

"I would encourage everyone to come along and join us for this event. The Greenway provides a peaceful and scenic route from the town to Rushden Lakes, and you can see an array of nature along the way."

Active Communities Manager at Freedom Leisure, Johnathan Rudland, added:

"We are passionate about encouraging people of all ages and abilities to get outside and get active, and this event provides a perfect opportunity to get explore the Greenway and raise money for Sport Relief. The walk will be led by our team who will be on hand to provide support and encouragement along the way."

Morrisons will be providing water and fruit for participants of the event.

All participants are advised to secure their space by registering before the event via Eventbrite. For more information about the event, to sign up on Eventbrite and donate on the Justgiving page visit: www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/steps » Less

Posted: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 12:12 by Donna Anderson

Development plans in East Northants to be on show for public to have their say

Development plans in East Northants to be on show for public to have their say

Development plans in East Northants to be on show for public to have their say

Residents and stakeholders in East Northants are invited to the view the plans for proposed developments in the district at the end of February.

As part of consultations that have already started, East Northamptonshire Council will be holding events at Canoe2, Rushden Lakes on Thursday 27 February between 10:30am - 6:30pm and Friday 28 February between 10:30am - 3:30pm. More »

At the events, visitors will be able to view and comment on the Rushden East Sustainable Urban Extension Masterplan and the additional site specific proposals for the Local Plan Part 2, which are currently being consulted on by the Council alongside the Householder Extensions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

All three documents are currently out for consultation, with responses to be received by 4:30pm on Monday 23 March.

Cllr Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council said:

"As a council, we would encourage everyone to come along to these events at the end of the month to have their say on the Rushden East Sustainable Urban Extension Masterplan and the additional site specific proposals for the Local Plan Part 2.

"These documents, alongside the Householders SPD, are pivotal in helping the council delivering development across East Northants.

"If you are unable to attend the events at Canoe2, you can find more information about submitting comments to any of the consultations on the East Northamptonshire Council website."

To view the consultation documents and complete an online response form for the Rushden East Sustainable Urban Extension Masterplan and district-wide Local Plan Part 2, please visit www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/consultation. To comment on the Householder Extensions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), please email planningpolicy@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk and the SPD is available to view on the East Northants Council website.

Full details about each of the consultations can be found at www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/consultation » Less

Posted: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:27 by Donna Anderson

Corby fly-tipper fined over £3,900

Corby fly-tipper fined over £3,900

Date: 12 February 2020

Corby fly-tipper fined over £3,900

On Monday (10 February) a man from Corby received a fine over £3,900 for fly-tipping in East Northamptonshire.

East Northamptonshire Council received reports of fly-tipping on Benefield Road, Deenethorpe in March 2019. The dumped waste consisted of a large skip bag filled with bathroom renovation material and related plumbing waste. More »

East Northamptonshire Council's Waste Management Team identified Mr Ndlovu as the individual who disposed of the waste. Mr Ndlovu offered his services for waste removal and deposited the waste where it was discovered without holding a valid waste carriers licence.

Magistrates found Mr Ndlovu guilty and ordered him to pay £3,925.97. Mr Ndlovu advised that he would be pleading guilty to the offence. He accepted full responsibility, and advised the Court that he cares about the environment, expressing remorse for his actions and also informed the Court that he has since applied for a waste disposal license.

Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, said:

"Officers will investigate all reports of illegally dumped waste and take action, where necessary, to prosecute fly-tippers.

"Fly-tipping has a negative impact on our environment and there is no excuse for ruining our countryside. I would encourage all waste traders to ensure that they have the relevant licenses and dispose of waste appropriately, avoiding a hefty four figure fine."

You can help in the fight against fly-tipping by reporting any offences online at www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/flytipping or by calling 01832 742026.

To dispose of unwanted waste responsibly, please visit one of Northamptonshire County Council's Household Waste Recycling Centres, or visit www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/bulkywaste to find out about ENC's bulky waste collection service. » Less

Posted: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 12:24 by Donna Anderson