Higham Ferrers Town Council

Serving the people of Higham Ferrers

Mayor 2019 - 2020

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

Tel: 01933 312075

Latest News

Mayor enjoys Bedesman Day 2018

Mayor enjoys Bedesman Day 2018

Mayor, Jason Smithers, recently attended the traditional Bedesman Day service at St Mary's Church, Higham Ferrers with a roast beef lunch afterwards at the Bede House.

Henry Chichele founded the Bede House in 1423 to house twelve poor male inhabitants of the Borough aged over 50 years, with one Bedeswoman to look after them. The word Bede means prayer and the twelve men had to live by a definite rule... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 16:46 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: News, Mayor

FARMERS MARKET DATES 2019

FARMERS MARKET DATES 2019

The dates for Higham Ferrers Farmers Markets.

We now have a space for a new stall to join this monthly event so please contact Donna (donna@highamferrers-tc.gov.uk) if you are interested in trading here.

Posted: Thu, 03 Jan 2019 13:38 by Donna Anderson

Tags: News, Events, Community, Farmers' Market

Higham Ferrers Christmas competitions

Higham Ferrers Christmas competitions

Higham Ferrers Christmas competitions

Thank you to the following local businesses and schools that took part in the Town's Best Dressed Christmas Shop Window competition this year.

Higham Eyecare, J&P Fresh Fruit and Veg,

Savour the Flavour Cafe

Coffee Barne Little Steps (Higham Ferrers Ltd)

John Lee Motorcycles, Momma V Clothing Alterations

Sidey Design Architecture, Stevenson Property Management Ltd... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 24 Dec 2018 12:10 by Donna Anderson

Tags: News, Events, Mayor, Community, Family Fun, Christmas, Farmers' Market

Remove temptation and protect your vehicle against crime

Remove temptation and protect your vehicle against crime

Motorists are being reminded to always remove valuable items from their vehicles and never leave anything on show when they park up to reduce their risk of a break-in.

Northamptonshire Police is sharing crime prevention advice as it traditionally receives increased reports of thefts from vehicles at this time of year, with a second rise seen in October.

In non-commercial vehicle crime figures from 2017,... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:09 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: News

Conversation Northamptonshire - Northamptonshire County Council's 2019-20 Budget Consultation

Conversation Northamptonshire - Northamptonshire County Council's 2019-20 Budget Consultation

The proposed budget agreed by Cabinet on 11th December 2018 marks a turning point for Northamptonshire County Council, as it sets us on the path of securing and stabilising our financial position, transforming our services and confidently moving towards the future.

We are putting forward a fresh way for us to rise to our financial challenges. We are investing so we increase capacity in our own services,... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:08 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: News

Consultation on the proposed change to the provision of Northamptonshire Libraries and Information Services

Consultation on the proposed change to the provision of Northamptonshire Libraries and Information Services

In October 2017 a public consultation was held around three proposals for the future of Northamptonshire Libraries. Details of this consultation are available on our website www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/past-consulations

Following a Judicial Review in August 2018, the decision to keep 15 libraries under Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) control and offer the other 21 to community groups to be run... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:05 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: News, Library

Parliamentary Order laid to postpone Northamptonshire elections

Parliamentary Order laid to postpone Northamptonshire elections

Date: 13 December 2018

Parliamentary Order laid to postpone Northamptonshire elections

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, today lay before Parliament an Order under the Local Government Act 2000 to postpone district and parish elections in Northamptonshire due to be held in May 2019. Following potential changes to local government in Northamptonshire... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:54 by Donna Anderson

Tags: 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

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