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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

HIGHAM’S HERITAGE ON DISPLAY

HIGHAM’S HERITAGE ON DISPLAY

Details of Higham Ferrers's unique history – once hidden behind closed doors – has now gone on display in the town centre for all to see.

The town's ancient heritage of five royal charters is outlined in a timeline that appears on an interpretation board that has gone up in the Market Square.

It follows some five years of research and planning to restore and conserve the charters –... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 02 Nov 2022 10:33 by Alicia Schofield

Tags: Charters, Heritage, News, Tourism

Public Consultation on Proposed Development near Ferrers School

Public Consultation on Proposed Development near Ferrers School

HarperCrewe are carrying out a public consultation on their proposed development of the land by the Ferrers School.

You have the chance to have your say by going to www.highamferrersconsultation.com and submitting your comments.

Posted: Mon, 31 Oct 2022 11:37 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Consultation, Development, Higham Ferrers

Avian Influenza - Higham Ferrers

Avian Influenza - Higham Ferrers

North Northamptonshire Trading Standards have asked for our help to reach local people and local keepers of poultry and captive birds to advise that Avian Influenza has been detected within the Parish of HIGHAM FERRERS.

To help prevent it spreading please observe the following advice:-

Keep to the footpath

Keep dogs on leads

Do not feed wild waterfowl

Do not pick up or touch dead or sick wild birds

Do not... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 25 Oct 2022 12:26 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Environment, Health, News

Heritage Day CANCELLED

Heritage Day CANCELLED

With deepest respect to the Royal Family at this very sad time and in accordance with latest guidance, Heritage Family Fun Day that was scheduled to take place on Sunday 18th September is now cancelled.

Unfortunately, we have been unable to reschedule to an appropriate date this year, but we do look forward to welcoming you all at next year's event.

Thank you for your understanding.

Posted: Mon, 12 Sep 2022 16:35 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Activities, Events, Heritage, Local

Proclamation - Sunday 11th September

NOTICE OF THE READING OF THE PROCLAMATION TO THE PEOPLE OF HIGHAM FERRERS

4PM, SUNDAY 11th SEPTEMBER FROM THE MARKET SQUARE

Following the passing of our late Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth the Second, our sadness at this time is shared by people across the globe as we remember with affection and gratitude the lifetime of service given by our longest reigning Monarch.

The basis on which our monarchy is built... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 09 Sep 2022 16:42 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Proclamation, Queen

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

Higham Ferrers Town Council join with people across the country and the globe in sharing their sadness at the passing of our late Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth. We remember with affection and gratitude the lifetime of service given by our longest-reigning Monarch.

As a mark of respect both the Higham Ferrers Town Council flag and the Union flag outside the Town Hall are being flown at half mast.

At this... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 09 Sep 2022 09:15 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Queen

NEW Interactive Heritage Trail Launched

NEW Interactive Heritage Trail Launched

The Heritage Trail is now INTERACTIVE and available online, so you can take in all the wonderful historical sites of Higham Ferrers from your mobile device!

The Heritage Trail takes you all over the centre of Higham Ferrers to some wonderful sites - take in Chichele College, founded in 1422 by Henry Chichele who became the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Town Hall which used to be the local jail and housed... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 31 Aug 2022 12:26 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Activities, Chichele College, Family Fun, Heritage, Higham, Local

FREE Heritage Day Open Top Bus Tours

FREE Heritage Day Open Top Bus Tours

At this years Heritage Family Fun Day we will be running our popular Heritage Bus Tours. These tours are a fantastic chance to travel on an old open top Routemaster bus and hear from our local tour guides who will tell you a little about the history and heritage of both Rushden and Higham Ferrers.

We have a number of tickets available for reservation and you can reserve your seat by emailing info@highamferrers-tc.gov.uk.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 31 Aug 2022 11:34 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Events, Family Fun, Heritage

Road Closures within Higham Ferrers

Road Closures within Higham Ferrers

We have been informed that Northamptonshire Highways will soon start resurfacing works to High Street, Market Square and College Street to improve the condition of the carriageway and to ensure the safety of all road users. Although there may be some disruption caused, this is vital work. If you have any enquiries we recommend contacting Northamptonshire Highways directly, as Higham Ferrers Town Council... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 16 Aug 2022 13:34 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Higham, Road Closure, Roads

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