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Mayor of Higham Ferrers 2023-24

Mayor of Higham Ferrers 2023-24

We are pleased to announce that following our Mayor Making ceremony on the evening of Monday 15th May 2023 Cllr Nigel Brown has been appointed Mayor of Higham Ferrers for 2023-24. Cllr Vijay Paul has been appointed as Deputy Mayor for 2023-24.

Cllr Nigel Brown made a short speech at the event:

Thank you for coming to Mayor Making tonight.

I would like to thank Cllr Gardner and Cllr Paul for sharing the... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 16 May 2023 17:00 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Council Meeting, Events, Local, Mayor, Mayor Making, Town Council Meeting

New Job Opportunity

New Job Opportunity

Job Title: Parks, Open Spaces and Facilities Supervisor

Salary: Salary Scale SCP 7-12 (£11.63 - £12.73)

Hours: Part time. 15 hours per week worked on a rota basis including some weekends. The successful candidate may also be asked to work more hours to cover holidays and sickness.

Proposed Start Date: Immediate start

Higham Ferrers Town Council is a proactive and forward thinking Council that... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 05 Apr 2023 15:03 by Alicia Schofield

Tags: Job Vacancies

Bee Squared Project Update

Bee Squared Project Update

On Monday, March 13th Town Mayor Nigel Brown and Town Councillor Gerald Kelly visited the Town's Infant, Junior and Primary Schools to deliver the Bee Squared project flower seeds for every pupil at these schools.

At each school, the Mayor and Councillor presented the seeds to the school's council members. Town Mayor Nigel Brown said that he was extremely impressed with the school council members and... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 27 Mar 2023 14:16 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Community, Environment, Green Spaces, Higham Ferrers

Wellibus - Link Bus Replacement Service

'Wellibus' trial door to door minibus service to come to Higham Ferrers and Rushden

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An extended 'Wellibus' service is to be trialled between Higham Ferrers and Rushden. Provided by Shire Community Services and jointly funded by Higham Ferrers and Rushden Town Councils, the new dial a ride style door to door minibus service is wheelchair friendly and fully accessible... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 Mar 2023 13:27 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Community

Community Centre Consultation EXTENDED

Community Centre Consultation EXTENDED

Higham Ferrers Town Council have extended the Community Centre Consultation to 31st March 2023 in an effort to ensure as many residents as possible have a chance to have your say. Your views are important to us and will be considered when the council make a decision about whether or not to move forward with the project.

In the next few days flyers with the consultation details on them should be delivered... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 08 Mar 2023 12:28 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Community Centre, Consultation, News, News Community Centre

Community Payback celebrates 50th anniversary with tree planting

Community Payback celebrates 50th anniversary with tree planting

We are pleased to have worked with Community Payback for many years in Higham Ferrers. We welcome a Payback team to the town once a week where they carry out tasks like clearing vegetation, painting fences, litter picking, graffiti removal and a number of small jobs to help to make the town cleaner, greener and tidier.

This week we had the pleasure of welcoming Deputy Lieutenant Dominic Goble and representatives... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 24 Feb 2023 13:40 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Community, Green Spaces, Local, Trees

The Peregrine Falcons of St Marys Church

Thanks to the wonderful efforts of the Ashgrove Clinic, our neighbours on the Market Square, we now have a live feed of the nesting boxes at St Marys Church where we have our peregrine falcon families in residence. We are lucky that the peregrine falcons have returned to this location year after year to breed and now we have a fantastic insight into this process. Throughout the summer we'll be able... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 23 Feb 2023 13:37 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Community, News

Community Centre Consultation

Community Centre Consultation

Take part in our consultation on the proposed new community building for Saffron Road Recreation Ground by clicking the link below or scanning the QR code on one of the posters you will see around Higham Ferrers.

Click here to take part in the Community Centre Consultation

We are also holding consultation events where you may view the plans and learn more about the proposal from the Council and the Architects.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 15 Feb 2023 13:01 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Community, Community Centre, Consultation, Higham Ferrers, News

Bee Squared Project

Bee Squared Project

The Town Council's Climate Change Working Group "BEE SQUARED" project is quickly moving towards the final stage. This exciting project is designed to help our bees and other pollinators which have massively declined over the past 50 years.

In the UK alone, there are 267 species of bee. Over 90% of them are not social and do not live in colonies — these are solitary bees. Solitary bees vary considerably... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 01 Feb 2023 14:37 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Environment, Higham Ferrers, Local, Schools, Summer, Support

Platinum Jubilee Year: Queen’s Green Canopy 2nd Update

Platinum Jubilee Year: Queen’s Green Canopy 2nd Update

It has now been eight months since the residents of Higham Ferrers turned out in numbers to plant 420 tree saplings on 'Higham Heights'. So how have they progressed?

When writing the four-month update in the early days of July, I was pleasantly surprised on how well the saplings were doing. Of course, there were the expected losses; but many were thriving and had made substantial growth. In addition,... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 13:40 by Emily Arrow

Tags: News, Trees

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