Author: Sandra Mitcham
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 Sandra Mitcham
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 Sandra Mitcham
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 Sandra Mitcham
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 Sandra Mitcham
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 Sandra Mitcham
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 Sandra Mitcham
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 Sandra Mitcham
The Council is seeking a temporary part-time PARKS AND OPEN SPACES WARDEN.(To start immediately)
The main purpose of the role is to ensure that all Parks and Open spaces in Higham Ferrers are maintained to a high standard. It is a varied post which includes litter picking, assisting at the Farmers' Market and events, inspecting play areas and carrying out minor maintenance. The successful candidate... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 05 May 2021 07:19 by Sandra Mitcham
It was with great sadness that the Town Council and staff received the news of the death of Cllr Anna Sauntson. Anna was one of our longest serving Councillors with over 35 years service. Anna was Mayor of the town on three occasions and she always carried out her duties with immense pride and respect for others.
Having been an active part of the birth of the Tourism Group she has supported it for many... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 04 May 2021 11:56 by Sandra Mitcham
The deadline for nominations for the Town Council closed on 8th April. Due to the number of candidates there will be no poll in either ward and the candidates are duly elected from 6th May 2021.
The successful candidates are listed in the following notices. There is still 1 vacancy in Chichele Ward which the Town Council will look to fill by co-option in due course.
Elections will still be taking place... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:18 by Sandra Mitcham