Rushden East Sustainable Urban Extension has always been the aspiration of Rushden. Higham Ferrers has reluctantly supported the concept as long as it was located south and only a small section was in Higham. Higham Ferrers Neighbourhood Plan supports a mix of residential, community facilities and employment in this area.
Rushden East is a proposed new development on land to the east of the A6 bypass... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 07 Sep 2020 14:01 by Sandra Mitcham
New tool to increase recycling in East Northants launches
As part of East Northamptonshire Council's (ENC) long term strategy to combat contamination in recycling bins across the district, each household will shortly receive a sticker to place inside their recycling bin lid which reminds residents about what can and cannot be recycled.
The stickers will be included in the next issue of ENC's resident... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 03 Sep 2020 10:55 by Donna Anderson
Exercise is so important for our physical and mental health, and so it is fantastic that fitness and dance groups have now registered with us to use our parks as their venues.
This will help activities to be run in a safe, professional manner and we will accommodate these groups/businesses the best we can.
Our parks are already well utilised for sports such as football, cricket and tennis and these exercise... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 12:35 by Donna Anderson
Nominate your East Northamptonshire Champions
The Chairman of East Northamptonshire Council (ENC), Cllr Helen Howell, has launched a new awards scheme to recognise the local heroes across the district and the excellent work they do in local communities which often goes unrecognised.
The winners of the East Northamptonshire Council Champions will be announced during a ceremony on Wednesday 10 February... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 12:26 by Donna Anderson
Mayor Cllr Tina Reavey was due to visit Hachenburg this August as part of the Twinning visit and mark 30 years of the association. The Twinning Treaty was signed by Cllr Mrs Anna Sauntson in 1990 during the first Twinning trip to the town situated in the Westerwald region of Germany
The Town of Higham Ferrers values the special friendship and relationship they have had with Hachenburg over the last... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 24 Aug 2020 15:50 by Sandra Mitcham
On the rather wet morning of the 19th August District Councillor Richard Gell was joined, with umbrellas in hand, by the Mayor, Councillor Tina Reavey, and the Leader of the Town Council, Councillor Pam Whiting, to officially celebrate the interpretation panel newly installed on the recreational land off Nightingale Way, Station Road.
The Council took ownership of this recreational land in 1975 when... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 23:51 by Alicia Scholfield
Earlier this year, Higham Ferrers Town Council were pleased to be able to grant £2000 to the East Northants First Responders. The First Responders are a fantastic and hard working group of volunteers who live in the local community, and are trained by East Midlands Ambulance Service to be dispatched to 999 calls to provide emergency care.
The £2000 grant was used to purchase new and much-needed... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 18 Aug 2020 13:04 by Emily Arrow
Northamptonshire Police is refreshing its Locally Identified Priorities (LIPs) . Northamptonshire Police would like to get as many responses as possible to understand what the main issues are for the public. The survey runs until the 31 August 2020 and will help shape what the police focus on from September to November 2020. The very short survey is at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NorthamptonshireLocallyIdentifiedPriorities... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 17 Aug 2020 11:24 by Emily Arrow
New life is being breathed into the Three Oaks tree which had to be taken down for safety reasons as part of the Chowns Mill roundabout improvement works.
Thanks to the talents of a local woodcarver, residents will soon be able to enjoy the tree once again and it will continue to play a part in the community for many decades to come.
Despite extensive investigations and hi-tech testing by Highways England... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:21 by Alicia Scholfield
Advice from Northampton Borough Council about COVID-19
Residents of Northampton are being urged to take action as the number of cases has risen above the national rate. We need to work together to prevent a local lockdown.
We all need to follow these simple steps:
• Minimise social contact where you can
• If you have to go out keep at least 2 metres away from others
• Use a face covering... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:00 by Donna Anderson