We are pleased to announce that following our Mayor Making ceremony on the evening of 9th May Cllr Nigel Brown has been appointed Mayor of Higham Ferrers for 2022-23. The Town Council were thrilled to be able to hold our Mayor Making ceremony in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall after our two previous ceremonies were held on Zoom and in the Bede House due to covid. Cllr Angela Gardner has been appointed... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 10 May 2022 11:29 by Emily Arrow
Higham Ferrers Town Council was keen to engage with the Queen's Green Canopy Project as not only is it a worthwhile project, but it also sits nicely within the council's ongoing projects to further enhance the green environment around Higham Ferrers. By the turnout on planting day, it became very apparent that that the Higham Ferrers community are also very passionate about greening Higham Ferrers... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 24 Mar 2022 11:11 by Lauren Houlihan
We are pleased to share the following update from English Heritage:
The East Range wall repairs at Chichele College are nearly complete and we hope to have removed the traffic management system by Easter.
Once the scaffolding is down, we need a little bit of time to carry out a deep clean of the building and make some turf repairs in the garden around where the scaffolding has been, and we will then... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 14:43 by Lauren Houlihan
Memorial Safety Inspection Survey
Over the coming weeks Higham Ferrers Town Council will be carrying out a safety inspection of memorials in its town cemetery. The Town Council manages the cemetery which includes grounds maintenance and cemetery memorials. Under the Local Authorities Cemeteries Order 1977, Article 3, the Town Council is empowered to take immediate action to make safe dangerous memorials.... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 15:54 by Lauren Houlihan
Alicia Schofield has been appointed as the Town Clerk at Higham Ferrers Town Council as of 1st April 2022. The current incumbent Sandra Mitcham (pictured in her robes) is leaving at the end of March to spend more time with her family, particularly her 3 young grandchildren, and also hopes to have time to travel and take up new hobbies. Sandra has worked at the council since 2011 and has seen many changes... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 10:09 by Alicia Schofield
This Council wholeheartedly and unequivocally condemns the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine and publicly expresses its enduring solidarity with, and support for, the people and legitimate government of Ukraine.
If you wish to donate, the key national charities and aid agencies are the Disasters Emergency Committee and the British Red Cross.
Posted: Tue, 15 Mar 2022 15:45 by Lauren Houlihan
Anglian Water are intending to install new mains fittings outside of the school on Wharf Road. To undertake this work safely will require that the road is closed for up to three days from the 5th April 2022.
The closure and the diversion can be viewed here https://one.network/?tm=127936903
If you require more information about the works please contact Robyn Agar on 07890 386338.
Posted: Mon, 14 Mar 2022 10:33 by Donna Anderson
Northamptonshire Highways are planning on upgrading the existing zebra crossing to a puffin crossing on Kimbolton Road. To undertake this work will require that the road is closed for one day on the 28th March between 9.30am and 3.30pm and then again on the 7th to 8th April, again at off peak times, to carry out the upgrade and resurfacing works.
Posted: Fri, 11 Mar 2022 13:42 by Donna Anderson
Higham Ferrers Town Council is a proactive and forward thinking Council that serves a vibrant, attractive historic market town with a current population of around 9000. Following promotion we have vacancy for an Administrative and Communications Officer. This role is customer facing and will be based at the Town Hall. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with integrity, diplomacy when dealing... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 23 Feb 2022 15:43 by Emily Arrow
On Friday 18th February, Derek Lawson MBE and Richard Gell were recognised for their long and outstanding service to the community with the presentation of Honorary Freedom of Higham Ferrers. Despite the extreme weather the ceremony and reception at the Bede House was attended by 70 invited guests
In 1964 a young Derek Lawson was elected to the then Higham Ferrers Borough Council. He saw the formation... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 22 Feb 2022 14:22 by Alicia Schofield