Higham Ferrers Town Council

Serving the people of Higham Ferrers

CllrReavey

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

Tel: 01933 312075

Higham Ferrers Town Council provides your local services. We strive to make Higham Ferrers a better place to live, work and play. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Latest News

East Northamptonshire Council looking to re-open doors next week

East Northamptonshire Council looking to re-open doors next week

East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) is set to re-open its doors to the residents and businesses of the district following the coronavirus pandemic. It is anticipated that from Monday, 6 July, visitors who require a face-to-face appointment at ENC's Thrapston offices will be asked to book via an appointment system.

Anyone requesting a face-to-face service will be asked a series of questions to identify how staff can best help with their request, and minimise visits to Council offices where possible. If residents require an appointment, officers will book this for a convenient date and time and advise of the process for visiting the office. More »

With public health at the forefront of the changes to service provision, this interim process is designed to ensure maximum safety of both the public and frontline staff at ENC. Customers will be asked to adhere to safety measures in line with Government guidance.

Cllr Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council said:

"Whilst the re-opening of our offices has been a priority, we need to be mindful of public health and the safety of our frontline staff and residents. This interim measure is just the start of a recovery phase the council is going through and I want to thank our customers for adapting to the new way of working.

"I would like to thank the staff at ENC, in particular the frontline workers who have been assisting the residents and businesses of the district during the pandemic. The last few months have shown how resilient the council can be during a crisis and I'm incredibly proud of how we have handled this unprecedented time."

Council offices at The Rushden Centre and Fletton House in Oundle will remain closed for the time being as it is more difficult to make those offices Covid-safe. We will let everyone know when we have a definite re-opening date.

Customers are encouraged to contact the council using one of the following options to access our services while staying in the safety and comfort of their home:

Customers who require a face-to-face appointment should visit www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/reopen or call 01832 742000 for further details and guidance on what is expected of them when visiting the offices. » Less

Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 2020 12:06 by Emily Arrow

Chowns Mill Project Survey

Chowns Mill Project Survey

Carnell are the principal contractor carrying out the A45 Chowns Mill improvement scheme on behalf of Highways England.

We are undertaking a short survey to improve our understanding of how we are perceived and how we can enhance our communications.

We would be very grateful if you would complete the short online survey by clicking here.

Or by using the URL below:

https://tinyurl.com/yd67j3b5

The outcomes will help enhance future stakeholder engagement and communications. More »

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Posted: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:17 by Emily Arrow

Scam Warning - Police Officers Will Never Ask You For Money

Scam Warning - Police Officers Will Never Ask You For Money

Police officers will NEVER ask you for money – please warn elderly relatives about this emerging scam

Fraudsters pretending to be police officers are repeatedly targeting the elderly in Northamptonshire.

Over the past few weeks, a number of incidents have taken place across the county where fraudsters have pretended to be police officers conducting covert investigations in order to gain the trust of elderly people with the aim of scamming them out of their money. More »

In once such incident, a woman in her 90s was approached by a man purporting to be a police officer from Oxfordshire, looking into financial irregularities at her bank.

After making her promise not to tell anyone about the 'secret investigation', the fraudster managed to scam the woman out of thousands of pounds.
Detectives are now appealing to younger people to speak to their elderly relatives about this scam to help prevent them from becoming a victim.

Detective Sergeant Darren Little, said: "We are really trying to raise awareness of this emerging scam that is making its way around Northamptonshire and we really need younger people to speak to their elderly relatives about it.

"Please remind your relatives that a genuine police officer will never ask anyone for money, regardless of the investigation they are conducting, and anyone purporting to be a police officer doing this should be reported immediately.

"If a genuine police officer does need help from members of the public, they will not mind proving beyond all reasonable doubt that they are legitimate. They will also not mind coming back at a suitable time when other family members can be present.

"A real police officer will also never ask you to keep a secret or make you feel rushed or coerced into doing something you wouldn't normally do.

"Please remind your elderly relatives of these facts and if they are in any doubt of the legitimacy of a police officer, tell them not to be afraid of asking the officer to call again at a time when you can be present as well."

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Posted: Wed, 17 Jun 2020 10:22 by Donna Anderson