Author: Sandra Mitcham
To help minimise the risk to our staff and the public, access to the Town Hall is restricted. Throughout the pandemic the Council has been contactable via phone or email with staff working at home. Staff are now working at the office in pairs Monday to Thursday with the office being cleaned on a Friday. This will remain in place until there is no social distancing due to the size of the premises and... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 16:53 by Sandra Mitcham
Rushden East Sustainable Urban Extension has always been the aspiration of Rushden. Higham Ferrers has reluctantly supported the concept as long as it was located south and only a small section was in Higham. Higham Ferrers Neighbourhood Plan supports a mix of residential, community facilities and employment in this area.
Rushden East is a proposed new development on land to the east of the A6 bypass... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 07 Sep 2020 14:01 by Sandra Mitcham
Mayor Cllr Tina Reavey was due to visit Hachenburg this August as part of the Twinning visit and mark 30 years of the association. The Twinning Treaty was signed by Cllr Mrs Anna Sauntson in 1990 during the first Twinning trip to the town situated in the Westerwald region of Germany
The Town of Higham Ferrers values the special friendship and relationship they have had with Hachenburg over the last... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 24 Aug 2020 15:50 by Sandra Mitcham
It was with great sadness that the Town Council and staff received the news of the death of former Mayor Paul Gadsby on 11th June following a short illness. He had served as a Borough Councillor from 1969 and then as a Town Councillor until May 2011. He was Mayor in 1998- 1999.
Cllr Pam Whiting, Leader of Higham Ferrers Town Council said "Higham Ferrers has just lost a true gentleman. If you met Paul... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 12 Jun 2020 12:26 by Sandra Mitcham
Cllr Christina Reavey started her Mayoral year in unique circumstances as the first Mayor to be inaugurated through a 'Zoom' video call! The global pandemic meant that the Town Council were unable to hold the traditional 'Mayor Making' ceremony in the Council Chamber so Councillors gathered together via the online portal to witness Cllr Reavey take her oath and be declared the Mayor of Higham Ferrers... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 11:12 by Sandra Mitcham
If you don't want a huge warehouse (B8) in your neighbourhood please have your say on the Rushden East Masterplan.
East Northamptonshire Council are currently consulting on the Rushden East Masterplan. Part of this Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE) is in Higham Ferrers boundary. The Town Council have been fighting the scale and type of development that occurs within its boundary and in their view the... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 11 Mar 2020 08:56 by Sandra Mitcham
Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold and the Chief Constable Nick Adderley are holding a series of public meetings during March to talk about policing and hear the views of local people.
Three meetings are already organised, and they will take place at: Rushden – Wednesday 4 March, 6.30pm-8pm Rushden Hall, Hall Park, Rushden NN10 9NG
Daventry – Monday 16 March,... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 27 Feb 2020 09:29 by Sandra Mitcham
From March 2020, Highways England will be closing all pedestrian and cycle paths around Chowns Mill junction for safety reasons and to allow the new improved crossing to be built.
A 24/7 shuttle bus service will operate for pedestrians and cyclists for the duration of the improvements works. A cycle rack facility is provided on the board the bus.
For more information please click the link to the document.... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 27 Feb 2020 09:11 by Sandra Mitcham
The Council is looking to improve facilities at Castle Fields by the installation of a low level timber trim trail close to the main entrance. Equipment will include items such as balance beams, log walks, clatter bridge, rope crossing bridge and walk and stretch posts.
The Council is seeking funding for the project and would like your views on the proposal. The survey can be completed online by using... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 05 Feb 2020 13:42 by Sandra Mitcham
Residents and stakeholders will be able to submit their views on three new planning documents as East Northamptonshire Council launches a public consultation on Monday 10 February.
The council is consulting on three planning documents, due to be finalised in the coming months. This is in advance of the proposed changes to councils in Northamptonshire, coming into effect on 1 April 2021, when two new... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 04 Feb 2020 12:37 by Sandra Mitcham