Serving the people of Higham Ferrers

Floral Tributes

Flowers can be left at the War Memorial on the Market Square. There may also be designated areas at the churches in the town.

The Mayor will lay a wreath at 10.30am on Saturday 10th September.

On Tuesday 20th September, the day following the funeral of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the floral tributes will be moved to Chichele College to be composted and used on the garden there. This garden was visited by The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on 9th July 1965 when they were visiting her Duchy of Lancaster Estates in Northamptonshire, and they were greeted there by the Chancellor of the Duchy.

Books of Condolence

The books of condolence are now open at the Town Hall, Market Square:

  • Monday 12th - Friday 16th September from 9am-7pm
  • Saturday 17th September - 10am-4pm
  • Sunday 18th September - midday to 4pm
  • Monday 19th September - CLOSED due to bank holiday and Queen Elizabeth II's funeral
  • Tuesday 20th September - Open for one final day 9am-5pm

Please come in and leave a message if you wish, we have a main signing area upstairs in the council chamber and an accessible area downstairs.

You can also sign an online book of condolence at

The Proclamation

The Proclamation will be read on Sunday 11th September 2022 at 4pm in the Market Square by the Mayor of Higham Ferrers. Orders of service will be printed and distributed. Find the notice of proclamation here.

The road will briefly be closed between the Wood St-High St junction (by the Town Hall) and the Cemetery Lane-College St Junction (by Higham Tyres) for the Proclamation. We will close the road at 4pm and reopen as soon as we can, no later than 5pm. There are diversion options round Wood St onto Midland Road, and also via Wharf Road/Saffron Road.


Sunday 18th September 10.30am - A Church Service of Thanksgiving to commemorate Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, attended by the Mayor and representatives of Higham Ferrers Town Council.

Sunday 18th September 8pm - Join with the Mayor and Higham Ferrers Town Councillors in the Market Square to observe the minute of silence to reflect on the lifetime of service which her late Majesty devoted to our Country.

This page will be updated when we receive more information.

Last updated: Fri, 16 Sep 2022 14:39