Serving the people of Higham Ferrers

Author: Lauren Houlihan

Have your say on council services in East Northants

Have your say on council services in East Northants

Residents can now give their views on how they think East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) is performing via the annual council survey.

The survey is an opportunity for people to give their feedback on public services in the district, where they feel improvements can be made and also look forward to the new Northamptonshire Council which will replace ENC on 1 April 2021.

Cllr Steven North, Leader of East... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 07 Dec 2020 12:00 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: ENC

Higham Still Sparkles in 2020, and we have added Twinkle......and Wool!

Higham Still Sparkles in 2020, and we have added Twinkle......and Wool!

The Christmas Sparkle in Higham Ferrers has become an increasingly popular event over the years. The community come together for a day of festive fun with a continental market, fair, and an array of entertainment on the stage before culminating in the Christmas light switch-on by the Mayor. Unfortunately our traditional Sparkle day was cancelled this year due to Covid. Instead, on Saturday 21st November... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 02 Dec 2020 16:58 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Christmas, Christmas Sparkle, Community, Local, News

Higham Ferrers Christmas Lights Switch On

Higham Ferrers Christmas Lights Switch On

While we cannot hold our popular Christmas Sparkle event this year, the Town Council have tried to retain as many traditions as we can and bring them online where they can be safely viewed by all.

On Saturday 21st November, the date that would have been the Christmas Sparkle this year, we turned the Christmas lights on with a festive countdown video released on our Facebook and YouTube pages. You can... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 10:33 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Christmas, Christmas Sparkle, Community, Facebook, Mayor, YouTube

Free Webinars for Local Businesses

Free Webinars for Local Businesses

FREE webinar courses for local businesses, if you have the time it's very worthwhile attending as many sessions as you can.

Next week - Wednesday 18th November at 5pm. Workshop to utilise digital technology to create engaging online experiences in the run up to Christmas!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/getting-started-with-creating-online-experiences-tickets-126526274493

Wenta is delivering the following... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 12 Nov 2020 10:34 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Community, Shop Local, Support

Remembrance 2020

Remembrance 2020

After a difficult few months of planning with ever-changing Covid regulations we were pleased that we were able to hold a short Remembrance Service at the War Memorial on Sunday 8th November for key Civic and Armed Forces personnel.

Led by Reverend Michelle Dalliston, we invited the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, the Mayor, and representatives from the British Royal Legion and the Army, Navy and RAF to take... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 11 Nov 2020 10:56 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Community, Remembrance

Christmas Sparkle CANCELLED but Higham Ferrers will still twinkle

Christmas Sparkle CANCELLED but Higham Ferrers will still twinkle

Higham Ferrers Town Council have reluctantly taken the decision to cancel the popular Christmas Sparkle event this year.

Christmas Sparkle has always been about bringing friends and family together in a fun and safe environment to celebrate the festive season. However, considering ongoing health concerns and uncertainty surrounding Covid-19, the Council could not safely host the event for the number... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:36 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Christmas, Christmas Sparkle, Community

Higham Ferrers Town Council Grants £2000 To First Responders

Higham Ferrers Town Council Grants £2000 To First Responders

Earlier this year, Higham Ferrers Town Council were pleased to be able to grant £2000 to the East Northants First Responders. The First Responders are a fantastic and hard working group of volunteers who live in the local community, and are trained by East Midlands Ambulance Service to be dispatched to 999 calls to provide emergency care.

The £2000 grant was used to purchase new and much-needed... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 18 Aug 2020 13:04 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Community; Local. Grants

Police Priorities Survey

Police Priorities Survey

Northamptonshire Police is refreshing its Locally Identified Priorities (LIPs) . Northamptonshire Police would like to get as many responses as possible to understand what the main issues are for the public. The survey runs until the 31 August 2020 and will help shape what the police focus on from September to November 2020. The very short survey is at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NorthamptonshireLocallyIdentifiedPriorities... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 17 Aug 2020 11:24 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Community; Police

Latest Business Guidance and Information

Latest Business Guidance and Information

Last week a new government support package was launched to help small and medium sized businesses recover from the financial impact of COVID-19.

The grants, which do not require any match-funding, are designed to:

  • help businesses access specialist professional advice in response to the impact of COVID-19 e.g. human resources, accountants, legal, financial, IT / digital.
  • purchase minor equipment to adapt... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 10:36 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Local, business support

Northamptonshire Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments - Patient Survey

Northamptonshire Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments - Patient Survey

We are inviting you to tell us about pharmacy services in your area.

The services we are looking at include local services that you receive from pharmacies (or chemists). To do a good job, we need to regularly review what services we have, what our local people need, and how things might change in the future. This process is called a 'pharmaceutical needs assessment' and we are preparing one at the... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:00 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Local, NHS