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

Proposed closure of the Library main topic at the Annual Town Meeting.

Proposed closure of the Library  main topic at the Annual Town Meeting.

The Annual Town Meeting was held last night (20th March) at the Adult School, Higham Ferrers. Reports were give by the Mayor, District Councillor Pam Whiting, Julie Thorneycroft (Town Manager) and representatives of various groups.

The main item on the agenda was an update on the proposed Library closure in Higham Ferrers by the Chairman of the Working Group. A copy of the report is below.

In addition... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:01 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: Library

Higham Times March 2018

Higham Times March 2018

The latest edition of the Higham Times is out now!

Pick up a copy from the Town Hall or the Library, next week it will be posted through your door.

Posted: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:12 by Danielle Edwards

Tags: News Higham Times

Update on the Future of the Library

Update on the Future of the Library

The Library is a service currently delivered by Northamptonshire County Council. As part of their money saving measures they consulted on 3 options which affected the future of Higham Ferrers Library. The Town Council gave a detailed response which supported option 1, as this was the only option where there was any future for the Library. A copy of this and other documents and reports relating to library... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:53 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: News, Library

Consultation - New Play Equipment - Mallard Close

Consultation - New Play Equipment - Mallard Close

Higham Ferrers Town Council has agreed to install play equipment on the open space which lies between Stanwick Road, Mallard Close and Nightingale Way. The majority of the cost will be funded by s106 monies paid by the developer David Wilson Homes. This money can only been used for offsite recreational improvements.

The Council is now seeking views on the type of equipment that should be installed at... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:57 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: Consultation

No Decision yet on the future of Higham Ferrers Library

No Decision yet on the future of Higham Ferrers Library

Saturday 13th January is the deadline for responses to the consultation on the future of the Library and Information Service currently delivered by Northamptonshire County Council. Option 1 allows for the delivery of the library services in Higham Ferrers as a community managed service. Option 2 and 3 mean that Library will close. Their final decision will be on 22nd February.

The Town Council have... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:20 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: Library, News

Mayor and Chair of the School Council Officially Open the Multi-Play Unit

Mayor and Chair of the School Council Officially Open the Multi-Play Unit

The Mayor, Cllr Peter Tomas, officially opened the new multi-play unit in the play area at the Saffron Road Recreation ground on Tuesday 9th January. He was joined at the opening by members of the School Council from the Higham Ferrers Junior School. The Town Council consulted with the School Council last year on the type of unit they would like to see installed at the play area. Members of the School... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 14:02 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: News, Mayor

Opportunity to view plans for 300 houses on the site adjacent to Ferrers School

Opportunity to view plans for 300 houses on the site adjacent to Ferrers School

Sharba Homes are keen to hear the views of residents in respect of their forthcoming development at Land East of Ferrers School, Higham Ferrers. A large area of public open space will be provided adjacent to the boundary with Ferrers School – we are particularly keen to hear what you think should be provided here.

They would like to invite you to attend our public exhibition on the 27th January... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:27 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: News

Poppy Appeal 2017

The Royal British Legion

Higham Ferrers Poppy Appeal 2017

The Poppy Appeal is normally such a pleasurable thing to report on, but this year was deeply affected by the sad, sudden loss of our friend and Chairman Glenn Harwood MBE. Glenn died very suddenly just a couple of days after Remembrance Sunday. He ran our Armistice Day parade and was heavily involved with our 2017 appeal. I am sure that Glenn... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:32 by Danielle Edwards

Tags: News

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL PROPOSED CUTS THREATEN THE FUTURE OF HIGHAM FERRERS LIBRARY

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL PROPOSED CUTS THREATEN THE FUTURE OF HIGHAM FERRERS LIBRARY

Northamptonshire County Council needs to find £115m savings over the next 4 years predominantly to meet social care costs in the county. One of the services under threat is the Library and Information Service including Higham Ferrers Library.

The County Council is consulting on 3 options. Under option 2 and 3 there will be no library in Higham Ferrers. Under option 1 there will be support for... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:53 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: News

Have your say on whether you want to keep a Library Service in Higham Ferrers

Have your say on whether you want to keep a Library Service in Higham Ferrers

Northamptonshire County Council are currently responsible for the Library in Higham Ferrers and under proposed budget cuts the service may be lost in Higham Ferrers. As they consult on the future of the Library in Higham Ferrers, the Town Council would also like your views on whether you want to keep the service. This will assist the Town Council in its decision making about whether to start supporting... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:21 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: News, Library

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