Higham Ferrers Town Council

Serving the people of Higham Ferrers

Mayor 2018/19

Clerk: Mrs Sandra Mitcham
The Town Hall, Market Square
Higham Ferrers
Northamptonshire NN10 8BT

Tel: 01933 312075

Latest News

Rushden Sleepout

Rushden Sleepout

Rushden Sleep Out 2019

Where will you be sleeping on Friday 25 January 2019?

According to the latest figures (collected in the autumn of 2017 and published in January 2018), 4,751 people were sleeping rough in England. The figure has been rising for the past 7 years.

The East Midlands region saw an increase of 23% in rough sleeping since 2016 compared with a national increase of 15%.

All the signs are... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:59 by Donna Anderson

Tags: News, Events, Community

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government launches consultation on unitary proposal and announces postponement of elections

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government launches consultation on unitary proposal and announces postponement of elections

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government launches consultation on unitary proposal and announces postponement of elections

Consultation by the Secretary of State (SoS) over plans to restructure local government in Northamptonshire which could include two unitary authorities has started today.

The Government consultation has launched following proposals submitted by Northamptonshire... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 14:00 by Donna Anderson

Tags: News, Community, Consultation

Public Consulation Events on East Northmptonshire Plan

Public Consulation Events on East Northmptonshire Plan

Public consultation events on East Northamptonshire Local Plan

Members of the public are invited to public consultation events in Oundle and Rushden on the East Northamptonshire Local Plan, which sets out the vision for the future of the district in terms of planning, policy and growth.

The consultation runs until 17 December and, as well as offering an online response form at www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/localplan2... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 09:52 by Donna Anderson

Tags: News, Neighbourhood Plan, Community, Consultation

Royal Mail Competition for Small Businesses.

Royal Mail Competition for Small Businesses.

Get involved with Royal Mail's Christmas Competition.

Royal Mail has today launched a festive competition with four prizes on offer for UK small businesses. There are two ways you can get involved, each with the chance to win £1000: Share a photo of your festive shop window display or tell Royal Mail about the special festive communications you have planned for your customers. There will also... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 12:42 by Donna Anderson

Tags: News, Community

Wonderful day at Christmas Sparkle 2018

Wonderful day at Christmas Sparkle 2018

Christmas Sparkle was a hugely successful day with thousands of people attending. The weather was beautiful and we even had a snowy surprise as the Christmas lights switched on.

The Fun Fair, stalls and entertainment were brilliant and it was so nice to see so many people out enjoying the day. We had lots of great feedback during the event and would like to capture as many views and suggestions as possible.... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 23 Nov 2018 13:29 by Donna Anderson

Tags: News, Events, Family Fun, Community, Christmas

Best Dressed Window Competition is back!

Best Dressed Window Competition is back!

The annual 'Best Dressed Window' competition is starting again soon with local businesses competing to have the best Christmas display.

There is a People's Choice Award and a Mayor's Choice Award. Voting forms can be found in participating businesses and the Town Hall so please join in and have your say.

The winners will be announced at December's Farmers Market on Saturday 22nd December.

Posted: Tue, 06 Nov 2018 14:30 by Donna Anderson

Tags: News, Events, Family Fun, Community, Christmas

Higham Ferrers Christmas Bauble Trail.

Higham Ferrers Christmas Bauble Trail.

This year's Christmas competition is a bauble trail around Higham Ferrers starting on 17th November.

Grab an entry form and start searching for the Higham Town Council baubles which will be displayed in the windows of local shops. Write down as many as you can and hand your entry in either at the local schools or at the Town Hall.

Happy hunting!

Posted: Mon, 05 Nov 2018 14:10 by Donna Anderson

Tags: News, Family Fun, Christmas, Community, Events

Poppy display keeps growing!

Poppy display keeps growing!

The poppies still keep coming in and added to our display. The Council has been overwhelmed by the fantastic community effort on this project. Thank you to Higham Piecemakers, Rainbows, Guides, Cubs, Higham Ferrers Junior School, Higham Ferrers Nursey and Infants School, Ferrers School, Henry Chichele School, the Shrubbery and the many individuals and groups that have made poppies for the display.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2018 10:48 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: News

OFFICIAL UNVEILING OF BLUE HERITAGE PLAQUES

OFFICIAL UNVEILING OF BLUE HERITAGE PLAQUES

Yesterday (29th October) the Higham Ferrers blue heritage plaques were officially unveiled by Cllr Wendy Brackenbury, (Chairman, East Northamptonshire Council), Cllr Steven North (Leader, East Northamptonshire Council) and Cllr Jason Smithers (Mayor, Higham Ferrers Town Council). Also pictured is Julie Thorneycroft. Town Manager for Rushden and Higham Ferrers.

The plaques include an interesting fact... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 12:22 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: News, Heritage

Thrill of New Play Equipment

Thrill of New Play Equipment

The Town Council in conjunction with Higham Ferrers Toursim Partnership and East Northamptonshire Council has funded 3 new items of play equipment at Saffron Road play area.

The cableway, rope swing and flymobile were officially opened this afternoon by the Mayor of Higham Ferrers, Councillor Jason Smithers. Joining the Mayor were Councillor Wendy Brackenbury, Chair of East Northamptonshire Council... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:05 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: News, Events, Mayor, Family Fun, Community

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