Author: Sandra Mitcham
It was with great sadness and shock that the Town Council and staff received the news of the death of Cllr Glenn Harwood MBE. Cllr Harwood was the District Councillor for Higham Lancaster Ward and only this year became the County Council for Higham Ferrers. He is pictured with the Mayor at the Remembrance Day Service.
Leader of Higham Ferrers Town Council, Cllr D C Lawson MBE, said "Glenn was by any... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:29 by Sandra Mitcham
Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) is exploring the possibility of cuts to some services that will affect all communities in the county. The news was based on a report on the council's Medium Term Financial Plan that had been
published for the NCC Cabinet meeting that was held last Thursday.
The proposals that will be of most interest are:
- Remove subsidies for bus services where there is no statutory... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:10 by Sandra Mitcham
EXTENSION TO GREENWAY
Higham Ferrers Town Council are seeking to procure a suitably qualified contractor to undertake works to extend the 'Greenway'.
Tender documents, including specification, are available from
Telephone: 01933 312075
For an informal discussion please contact
Sandra Mitcham, Town Clerk on 01933 312075... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:00 by Sandra Mitcham
Northamptonshire County Council are consulting on the future of libraries in Northamptonshire. All 3 options have implications for the future of Higham Ferrers Library. Use the link below to find out more and have your say.
Higham Ferrers Town Council... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:35 by Sandra Mitcham
Applications are now invited for the vacancy of Town Councillor. Closing Date 20th October 2017.
A link to the application form is below.
The Town Council will decide on the successful applicant at its meeting on 31st October 2017.
Posted: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:07 by Sandra Mitcham
A new interpretation Board has been installed by the Saffron Moat on Saffron Road Recreation Ground, Higham Ferrers. Despite its name, Saffron Moat is actually a mediaeval fishpond built in the 15th century to supply Chichele College with fish, and is a registered Scheduled Ancient Monument. Chichele College was founded in 1422 by Henry Chichele. He was born in Higham Ferrers in 1363 and was made Archbishop... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:15 by Sandra Mitcham
Researching your Family History? Higham Ferrers Town Council launches a new facility to search burial records online.
Are you researching your Family History and want to know where relatives are buried in Higham Ferrers Cemetery? Use the new search facility by clicking on the link below.
Posted: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:39 by Sandra Mitcham
Take the Nene Valley Festival challenge and explore the Nene Valley on two wheels this festival week
Cyclists are encouraged to ride their bike to work, to the shops, to school and along the Nene Valley for the Nene Valley Festival 2017. By logging the miles they cycle on twitter @NeneValleyFestival they will be part of the 5,000 mile challenge.
It's all part of the 4th annual festival which celebrates the unique heritage, wildlife and culture of the Nene Valley. The festival opened on Saturday, 16... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:42 by Sandra Mitcham
On Sunday 3rd September 2017, Merchant Navy Day, the Red Ensign was flown outside Higham Ferrers' Town Hall. The ensign was raised by representatives of Higham Ferrers Town Council, The Mayor Cllr Peter Tomas, Cllr Anthony Reading (a Merchant Navy Captain), Cllr David Hamblin and the Mayors' Sergeant Mr David Wicks
Since 2000, Merchant Navy Day on 3rd September has honoured the brave men and women who... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 05 Sep 2017 12:14 by Sandra Mitcham