Author: Alicia Schofield
Details of Higham Ferrers's unique history – once hidden behind closed doors – has now gone on display in the town centre for all to see.
The town's ancient heritage of five royal charters is outlined in a timeline that appears on an interpretation board that has gone up in the Market Square.
It follows some five years of research and planning to restore and conserve the charters –... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 02 Nov 2022 10:33 by Alicia Schofield
Alicia Schofield has been appointed as the Town Clerk at Higham Ferrers Town Council as of 1st April 2022. The current incumbent Sandra Mitcham (pictured in her robes) is leaving at the end of March to spend more time with her family, particularly her 3 young grandchildren, and also hopes to have time to travel and take up new hobbies. Sandra has worked at the council since 2011 and has seen many changes... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 10:09 by Alicia Schofield
On Friday 18th February, Derek Lawson MBE and Richard Gell were recognised for their long and outstanding service to the community with the presentation of Honorary Freedom of Higham Ferrers. Despite the extreme weather the ceremony and reception at the Bede House was attended by 70 invited guests
In 1964 a young Derek Lawson was elected to the then Higham Ferrers Borough Council. He saw the formation... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 22 Feb 2022 14:22 by Alicia Schofield
Higham Ferrers Town Council is seeking proactive, enthusiastic, and highly motivated person to assist the Town Clerk with the delivery of its services and projects. The Town Council serves a vibrant, attractive historic market town with a current population of around 9000. The Council is represented by 16 Councillors and employs a team of 8 staff – Town Clerk, Assistant Clerk, 2 Administrative... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 02 Nov 2021 14:12 by Alicia Schofield
The Higham Ferrers and Rushden Heritage Day took place on Sunday 19th September. Despite a wet start the event again proved popular with local business and groups taking up an opportunity to set up a stand and promote their businesses and wares. One business commented "It really felt like old times (before covid).People mooching and spending! It was lovely to be a part of it. "
The fun filled day, which... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 30 Sep 2021 09:00 by Alicia Schofield
On Friday 3rd September at 10am the Red Ensign flag will be raised by the Deputy Mayor - Cllr Tina Reavey to mark Merchant Navy Day. Everyone is welcome to join her by the War Memorial.
3rd September 1939 marks the first major British maritime casualty, the merchant vessel SS Athenia, torpedoed just a few hours after hostilities were declared, with the loss of 128 passengers and crew.
Although many hundreds... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 14:18 by Alicia Schofield
Nene Valley Festival returns this September
People from across the district, and further afield, are invited to celebrate the rich heritage, wildlife and culture of the Nene Valley as the annual Nene Valley Festival returns this September.
The festival will take place from Saturday 11 September - Sunday 19 September. As with previous years, the festival will offer a variety of activities for the whole... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 13:05 by Alicia Schofield
The Town Council have chased English Heritage for an update on the repairs to Chichele College wall due to the length of time the traffic lights have been in place on College Street. The Council is now able to share the following response from English Heritage.
"I am writing to you in connection with English Heritage's ongoing conservation of Chichele College. As are aware, as a result of a significant... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 05 Aug 2021 15:38 by Alicia Schofield
At its Annual Meeting on 17th May, Higham Ferrers Town Council elected Cllr Christina Reavey for her second term of office as Mayor. At the socially distanced meeting held in the Bede Hose, Cllr Angela Gardner was elected as her Deputy.
On thanking her fellow Councillors for the nomination, Cllr Reavey said
" My Mayorship will go down in history. Firstly, because I have been asked to do two consecutive... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 19 May 2021 01:29 by Alicia Schofield
Higham Ferrers Town Council has a vacancy for a town councillor.
Expressions of interest are welcomed from anyone who is over 18 years old and has an interest in the community.
As a councillor representing your community you will help keep it a great place to live and work. You will be supported in your role and will be expected to undertake training. You should be comfortable working electronically.... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 10 May 2021 06:36 by Alicia Schofield