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

Many of our wonderful local businesses had to close during the lockdown period due to the governments guidelines. We are pleased to say that several of them are now opening again and have been working hard to ensure they comply with social distancing measures to keep both customers and staff safe. The Town Council will be trying to support these businesses during this challenging and uncertain time and have been sharing the information and advice which is being provided by East Northants Council about opening safely. The Town Council also want to express their appreciation for the businesses who have remained open during the lockdown period and diversified to provide amazing service to the people in our town. The Mayor Cllr Christina Reavey has been to visit some of these businesses and we will be highlighting and thanking one per day on our social media so feel free to add your message of thanks if you wish.

Higham Ferrers Farmers Market

The Council is pleased to say that the scaled down, food only market in April, May and June worked very well. The market had an entrance and exit, supervised by staff and Councillors and there were floor marking to clarify 2m distancing requirements. Most traders offered pre-order and pre-payment options and contactless payment on the day to minimise customer contact. We will continue with a similar market on Saturday 25th July with a similar number of stalls to maximise social distancing. Please see the Farmers Market Facebook page for information on the traders who will be attending and their contact details for pre-orders.

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/

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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