Author: Sandra Mitcham
Councillor Tina Reavey, Mayor of Higham Ferrers, formally opened the Timber Trail at Castle Fields on a beautiful cold frosty morning. Helen Howell, Chairman of East Northamptonshire Council, attended the socially distanced ceremony to hand over a plaque, as the project had been funded by a Community Facilities grant of £7500 from East Northamptonshire Council.
For several years, the Council and... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 22 Dec 2020 08:51 by Sandra Mitcham
Comments are now invited on the the planning application for Rushden East. The application includes up to 2,200 dwellings, up to 110,000 square metres of employment development including B8 (Storage and Distribution), two local centres, two primary schools, one secondary school, public open space including Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace, cemetery and allotments.
Details can be viewed on https://www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/viewplanningapplications... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 16:55 by Sandra Mitcham
Patrols by officers from East Northamptonshire Council and Northamptonshire Constabulary have shown that most people and businesses are complying with coronavirus restrictions.
Teams of officers have been giving out advice on how to comply with the emergency regulations, answering questions from businesses and reminding people about wearing face coverings and keeping social distances.
The vast majority... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 13:33 by Sandra Mitcham
Ilke Homes are working towards submitting a planning application for land off Shirley Road in Rushden. 135 affordable modular homes are planned along with public open space and associated infrastructure.
For more information on the preliminary plans, visit their website www.shirleyroad.co.uk
An online consultation is planned on 2nd December at 6.30pm. More information is in the leaflet below
Posted: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 11:13 by Sandra Mitcham
East Northamptonshire Council and Borough Council of Wellingborough are supporting local businesses to launch an ecommerce presence for the first time.
Retailers and businesses affected by lockdown and who don't already trade online are to receive a significant boost thanks to a partnership between the councils and small business support network, Enterprise Nation.
Funding for a total of 50 businesses... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 16:04 by Sandra Mitcham
I am writing to you directly, as we enter the winter period, to inform you of the current situation relating to COVID-19 in Northamptonshire and specifically the areas in which you live. I'm also going to share some key tips to help you and your families stay safe during the winter period and how to access support if you need to self-isolate, if you become unwell, or if you require help with shopping,... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 08:40 by Sandra Mitcham
Higham Ferrers Town Council is looking to capture information on how COVID 19 may be impacting businesses in the town currently and in the longer term. The Town Council has put together a short survey to gauge that impact.
The information gathered from this survey will be used by the Town Council to support business where possible and to help lobby for the needs of local businesses.
This survey is for... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 09 Nov 2020 13:11 by Sandra Mitcham
The Town Council offices are closed to the public during lockdown and staff are mainly working off site as per government guidance.
We are still fully operational and can be contacted by email - email@example.com or by phoning 01933 312075. As we have a new phone system you will get a automated message and be asked to press 1 to speak to a member of staff. If we are busy you will get an option... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 05 Nov 2020 09:30 by Sandra Mitcham
Changes to Remembrance Sunday 2020
Every year the nation unites to make sure that no-one is forgotten and to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.
Higham Ferrers Town Council have taken the extremely difficult decision to scale back the service on Remembrance Sunday this year. The event could not take place in its usual format as it is always so well... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 11:01 by Sandra Mitcham
Positive cases have doubled since last week and residents are being urged to strictly follow national and local Public Health guidance to prevent a further rapid rise. This week's surveillance report (28 September – 04 October), shows that 417 residents have tested positive in Northamptonshire since last week. This is more than double last week's figure of 148 and is not a result of the data... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 09:00 by Sandra Mitcham