Higham Ferrers Town Council

Serving the people of Higham Ferrers

Mayor 2019 - 2020

Clerk: Mrs Sandra Mitcham
The Town Hall, Market Square
Higham Ferrers
Northamptonshire NN10 8BT

Tel: 01933 312075

Author: Sandra Mitcham

New Mayor For Higham Ferrers

New Mayor For Higham Ferrers

On Monday 13th May at its Mayor Making Ceremony, Councillor Chris O'Rourke was elected as Mayor for 2019/20 for Higham Ferrers. Councillor Tina Reavey was elected as his Deputy.

Cllr O'Rourke said:-

"It is an honour for me to be elected as your Mayor of Higham Ferrers, a role which as far as I know, has been around for about 700 years.

I have lived in Higham Ferrers for over 50 years, growing up here... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 May 2019 09:48 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: News, Mayor

Mayors' Market 4th May

Mayors' Market 4th May

Come and help the Mayor raise funds for his chosen charity -Air Ambulance. Opens at 9am and finishes at midday in the Market Square.

There will be the crowning of the May Queen, a pavement café, bouncy castle, ice cream and much more...

Posted: Wed, 01 May 2019 16:18 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: Mayor, Events, Community, Family Fun

THE FUTURE OF HIGHAM FERRERS LIBRARY - TOWN COUNCIL TO AGREE A RESPONSE TO THE CONSULTATION

THE FUTURE OF HIGHAM FERRERS LIBRARY - TOWN COUNCIL TO AGREE A RESPONSE TO THE CONSULTATION

On Tuesday evening (26th February) Higham Ferrers Town Council will be discussing the consultation on the future of the Library. Although Northamptonshire County Council has not yet provided any figures in writing for the rental cost of the current building, they are still consulting on the option for a community group to run the service in current building for up to 3 years, whilst a new Community... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:20 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: News, Library

EXTENSION TO GREENWAY FINALLY UNDERWAY

EXTENSION TO GREENWAY FINALLY UNDERWAY

Works to extend the Greenway from Queensway to the right of way that runs down towards Midland Road, Higham Ferrers has finally started this week. Finalising the legal agreement with the Ferrers School, who owns the former railway land, delayed the project by over a year. The project is being led by the Town Council and is funded by a £40,000 grant from the East Northamptonshire Council Community... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:58 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: News

Consultation Event - Higham Ferrers Library 12th February 2pm to 5pm

Consultation Event - Higham Ferrers Library 12th February 2pm to 5pm

Northamptonshire County Council are now consulting on the proposals for these 8 libraries:

  • Abington
  • Duston
  • Far Cotton
  • Finedon
  • Higham Ferrers
  • Irchester
  • Long Buckby
  • St James

Please see their website for further information and details of the proposals for each library.

Have your say

You can give us your views in a number of ways. Please visit their website for all of the different ways you can give your feedback,... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 07 Feb 2019 15:45 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: Library, News

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