Author: Sandra Mitcham
Higham Ferrers Heritage Trail has been updated and relaunched. Copies are available from the Town Hall and Higham Ferrers Library
Posted: Mon, 23 Jul 2018 07:44 by Sandra Mitcham
On 14th June Cllr Peter Tomas distributed the funds he raised during his Mayoral year which concluded in May 2018. During the year he hosted several events and raised the grand total of £2835. He supported charities which are all involved in supporting victims of cancer. Macmillan Nurses, Prostate Cancer Organisation and Crazy Hats all received £945.
Macmillan in Northamptonshire who are... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:37 by Sandra Mitcham
On Monday 14th May at the Mayor Making Ceremony, Councillor Jason Smithers was elected as Mayor for 2018/19 for Higham Ferrers. Councillor Chris O'Rourke was elected as his Deputy.
Councillor Smithers said: -
"I would like to start by saying I'm so proud and honoured to have been selected to serve as the Mayor of Higham Ferrers. Higham is a lovely town to which I now consider to be my home. Having been... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 15 May 2018 10:02 by Sandra Mitcham
The Annual Town Meeting was held last night (20th March) at the Adult School, Higham Ferrers. Reports were give by the Mayor, District Councillor Pam Whiting, Julie Thorneycroft (Town Manager) and representatives of various groups.
The main item on the agenda was an update on the proposed Library closure in Higham Ferrers by the Chairman of the Working Group. A copy of the report is below.
In addition... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:01 by Sandra Mitcham
The Library is a service currently delivered by Northamptonshire County Council. As part of their money saving measures they consulted on 3 options which affected the future of Higham Ferrers Library. The Town Council gave a detailed response which supported option 1, as this was the only option where there was any future for the Library. A copy of this and other documents and reports relating to library... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:53 by Sandra Mitcham
Higham Ferrers Town Council has agreed to install play equipment on the open space which lies between Stanwick Road, Mallard Close and Nightingale Way. The majority of the cost will be funded by s106 monies paid by the developer David Wilson Homes. This money can only been used for offsite recreational improvements.
The Council is now seeking views on the type of equipment that should be installed at... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:57 by Sandra Mitcham
Saturday 13th January is the deadline for responses to the consultation on the future of the Library and Information Service currently delivered by Northamptonshire County Council. Option 1 allows for the delivery of the library services in Higham Ferrers as a community managed service. Option 2 and 3 mean that Library will close. Their final decision will be on 22nd February.
The Town Council have... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:20 by Sandra Mitcham
Sharba Homes are keen to hear the views of residents in respect of their forthcoming development at Land East of Ferrers School, Higham Ferrers. A large area of public open space will be provided adjacent to the boundary with Ferrers School – we are particularly keen to hear what you think should be provided here.
They would like to invite you to attend our public exhibition on the 27th January... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:27 by Sandra Mitcham
Northamptonshire County Council needs to find £115m savings over the next 4 years predominantly to meet social care costs in the county. One of the services under threat is the Library and Information Service including Higham Ferrers Library.
The County Council is consulting on 3 options. Under option 2 and 3 there will be no library in Higham Ferrers. Under option 1 there will be support for... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:53 by Sandra Mitcham
Northamptonshire County Council are currently responsible for the Library in Higham Ferrers and under proposed budget cuts the service may be lost in Higham Ferrers. As they consult on the future of the Library in Higham Ferrers, the Town Council would also like your views on whether you want to keep the service. This will assist the Town Council in its decision making about whether to start supporting... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:21 by Sandra Mitcham