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Author: Lauren Houlihan

Mayor of Higham Ferrers 2023-24

Mayor of Higham Ferrers 2023-24

We are pleased to announce that following our Mayor Making ceremony on the evening of Monday 15th May 2023 Cllr Nigel Brown has been appointed Mayor of Higham Ferrers for 2023-24. Cllr Vijay Paul has been appointed as Deputy Mayor for 2023-24.

Cllr Nigel Brown made a short speech at the event:

Thank you for coming to Mayor Making tonight.

I would like to thank Cllr Gardner and Cllr Paul for sharing the... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 16 May 2023 17:00 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Council Meeting, Events, Local, Mayor, Mayor Making, Town Council Meeting

Wellibus - Link Bus Replacement Service

'Wellibus' trial door to door minibus service to come to Higham Ferrers and Rushden


An extended 'Wellibus' service is to be trialled between Higham Ferrers and Rushden. Provided by Shire Community Services and jointly funded by Higham Ferrers and Rushden Town Councils, the new dial a ride style door to door minibus service is wheelchair friendly and fully accessible... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 Mar 2023 13:27 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Community

Bee Squared Project

Bee Squared Project

The Town Council's Climate Change Working Group "BEE SQUARED" project is quickly moving towards the final stage. This exciting project is designed to help our bees and other pollinators which have massively declined over the past 50 years.

In the UK alone, there are 267 species of bee. Over 90% of them are not social and do not live in colonies — these are solitary bees. Solitary bees vary considerably... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 01 Feb 2023 14:37 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Environment, Higham Ferrers, Local, Schools, Summer, Support

Avian Influenza - Higham Ferrers

Avian Influenza - Higham Ferrers

North Northamptonshire Trading Standards have asked for our help to reach local people and local keepers of poultry and captive birds to advise that Avian Influenza has been detected within the Parish of HIGHAM FERRERS.

To help prevent it spreading please observe the following advice:-

Keep to the footpath

Keep dogs on leads

Do not feed wild waterfowl

Do not pick up or touch dead or sick wild birds

Do not... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 25 Oct 2022 12:26 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Environment, Health, News

Road Closures within Higham Ferrers

Road Closures within Higham Ferrers

We have been informed that Northamptonshire Highways will soon start resurfacing works to High Street, Market Square and College Street to improve the condition of the carriageway and to ensure the safety of all road users. Although there may be some disruption caused, this is vital work. If you have any enquiries we recommend contacting Northamptonshire Highways directly, as Higham Ferrers Town Council... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 16 Aug 2022 13:34 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Higham, Road Closure, Roads

2021-22 Mayor Cllr Tina Reavey Raises £2500

2021-22 Mayor Cllr Tina Reavey Raises £2500

Former Mayor Cllr Tina Reavey has raised a fantastic £2,500 in fundraising money throughout her Mayoral year of 2021-22.

£1500 has been given to the Mayors chosen charity - Nene Valley Community First Responders. This money will go towards ensuring the responders are equipped with a defibrillator each so that they can respond to emergency calls from home in their local communities, which... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 18 Jul 2022 09:38 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Community, Mayor

Mayor officially opens Higham Refill Shop

Mayor officially opens Higham Refill Shop

The Mayor, Cllr Nigel Brown, officially opened Higham Refill on 17/06/2022. It is the latest addition to our High Street. The Mayor was joined at the opening by supportive members of the public.

Higham Refill can provide a more zero waste lifestyle through eliminating packaging and encouraging the use of containers from home to fill and refill with bulk wholefoods, natural beauty and cleaning products... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 11:00 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Activities, Local, Mayor, Shop Local, Shop Windows, business support

Queen’s Green Canopy project for her Platinum Jubilee Year - 12th March

Queen’s Green Canopy project for her Platinum Jubilee Year - 12th March

Higham Ferrers Town Council was keen to engage with the Queen's Green Canopy Project as not only is it a worthwhile project, but it also sits nicely within the council's ongoing projects to further enhance the green environment around Higham Ferrers. By the turnout on planting day, it became very apparent that that the Higham Ferrers community are also very passionate about greening Higham Ferrers... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 24 Mar 2022 11:11 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Green Spaces, News, Open Spaces, Trees

Chichele College Repairs UPDATE

Chichele College Repairs UPDATE

We are pleased to share the following update from English Heritage:

The East Range wall repairs at Chichele College are nearly complete and we hope to have removed the traffic management system by Easter.

Once the scaffolding is down, we need a little bit of time to carry out a deep clean of the building and make some turf repairs in the garden around where the scaffolding has been, and we will then... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 14:43 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Heritage, History, News, Tourism

Memorial Safety Testing

Memorial Safety Testing

Memorial Safety Inspection Survey

Over the coming weeks Higham Ferrers Town Council will be carrying out a safety inspection of memorials in its town cemetery. The Town Council manages the cemetery which includes grounds maintenance and cemetery memorials. Under the Local Authorities Cemeteries Order 1977, Article 3, the Town Council is empowered to take immediate action to make safe dangerous memorials.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 15:54 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: News Cemetery