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

Northamptonshire's Community Resilience Service launches new Coronavirus Support Line

Those requiring help are asked to call the support line on the following number.

0300 126 1000 (option 5)

Individuals can also email nccg.communityresilience.covid19@nhs.net and ask for help.

Shops and Local Businesses

Unfortunately many of our wonderful local businesses have closed until further notice due to government advice. However, there are some businesses who are now offering delivery to try and help people who are in isolation and to keep their small businesses going. You can get food deliveries from several of our High Street shops including J&P fruit and veg, Market Square Bakery, The Red Café, Flames Grill, Georgia's Fish Bar and The Spice Lounge. The Coop remains open with slightly reduced hours so please see their website or facebook page for up to date opening times.

Our friends at Rushden Town Council have made a list of the shops and businesses that are currently still operating in the area and this can be viewed at: https://www.rushdentowncouncil.gov.uk/covid-19-community-advice-page.html

We recommend following the facebook group below as they are listing up to date information about all local businesses offering these services.

Delivering in Rushden and Higham - a one stop shop for local delivery services. Many local businesses are doing their very best to keep serving the community of Rushden and Higham Ferrers during the uncertainty of the Coronavirus outbreak. While their doors may be closing to help keep customers safe, many are offering delivery and collection services, which could really help at a time when we're all being encouraged to take part in some social distancing. If you are offering a delivery/collection service or any other service that you feel may help out the local community during this time, please contact them via their Facebook page below. https://www.facebook.com/DeliveringInRushden/

Higham Ferrers Farmers Market

The Council wants to keep the Farmers Market going as long as possible. It is a key part of the food chain and the Council wants to continue to support local businesses at these difficult times but there are concerns about people complying with social distancing. |We want to work with the businesses who are still trading to find a way of resuming a market service. We are looking into pre-ordering and click & collect options to minimise customer contact and having only essential food stalls which can be spread out to enhance social distancing. We will share more information once a plan has been finalised.

Helping Out Higham and Rushden - a volunteer group set up as a response to the Coronavirus: This group is for community members to come together and help those in vulnerable positions: Shopping, Dog Walking, collecting prescriptions and running local errands. If you are in need of assistance, then please contact them via Facebook or email. If you are willing to volunteer your time and help others, then please get in touch with them through their Facebook or email below.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/527500428184096/
helpingouthigham@gmail.com

The Swivel Club - providing a service free of charge which will include shopping etc Monday - Friday for those who are isolated in their homes during this period of Covid-19. The number to call is 01933 270646 and ask for Carol, between the hours 10am-6pm.

Rushden Foodbank – ENC Tel: 01933 733001

c/o Full Gospel Church
60 High Street South
Rushden
Northants
NN10 0QX

The food bank have recently appealed for donations of 'bag for life' carrier bags so that they can continue to provide food packages to those in need. If you have any excess bags please drop them off at the food bank to help with this.

COVID-19 Rushden & Higham lockdown group - If you need some help in this tough time, you can use this group to reach out. For example if you're struggling for food or need a lift to the Doctors.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/237291764112440/about/

SEMLEP Growth Hub - Support and advice for local businesses

https://www.semlepgrowthhub.com/coronavirus/

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