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

Author: Sandra Mitcham

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

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

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

SPATE OF ARSONS IN HIGHAM FERRERS

SPATE OF ARSONS IN HIGHAM FERRERS

The town is suffering a spate of arsons at the moment. The picture is of damage at the Bowls Club that occurred in August. The Town Council is working with the Police and East Northamptonshire Council to catch the offender. The Town Council ask that you are vigilant and contact the Police if you see anything suspicious. Your help is needed to catch the offender and stop this crime.

Posted: Thu, 11 Oct 2018 10:03 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: News

We Need your Help - 17th November 2018

We Need your Help - 17th November 2018

With the date for our annual Christmas Sparkle rapidly approaching, we are trying to put together a list of people who can volunteer as stewards on the day. This event is not possible without the help we get from volunteers.

If you can help for an hour or 2 between 8am and 7pm please can you contact us on 01933 312075 or email donna@highamferrers-tc.gov.uk

We greatly value help for these events and look... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 16:51 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: News, Events

SPOTTED – BLUE HERITAGE PLAQUES!

SPOTTED – BLUE HERITAGE PLAQUES!

Have you seen these blue plaques appearing on buildings with an interesting fact about the building or its history? There are now 14 on various buildings which link up with the recently updated Heritage Trail. This is part of a larger project to promote the heritage of Higham Ferrers and encourage more visitors to the town. In addition it will enable residents to learn more about their local area

The... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 08 Oct 2018 17:00 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: News

COMMUNITY CHALLENGE FOR HIGHAM FERRERS LIBRARY

COMMUNITY CHALLENGE FOR HIGHAM FERRERS LIBRARY

In a surprise and welcome move the future of Higham Ferrers library could be assured, at least for some months, after a plan involving volunteer staff was proposed at a meeting hosted by Higham Ferrers Town Council in early October.

Representatives of Northamptonshire County Council met local councillors and committee members from the recently formed Higham Ferrers Community Library Group and confirmed... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 08 Oct 2018 10:58 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: News, Library