Serving the people of Higham Ferrers

Author: Lauren Houlihan

Covid-19 Community Advice Page

Covid-19 Community Advice Page

Higham Ferrers Town Council have set up an advice page on their website detailing where you can go for help, whether you're an individual, business or someone who is willing to volunteer.

Please check it out at and send us any information you think would be a useful addition to the page at

Posted: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 12:24 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Community, Coronavirus, Covid-19, News

New Community Noticeboard at Rushden Lakes

New Community Noticeboard at Rushden Lakes

We have been working with Rushden Lakes to promote the amazing Higham Ferrers heritage trail. This is our latest interpretation board in prime position near the new Garden Square at Rushden Lakes, we hope the new map will encourage lots of new visitors to come and enjoy Higham Ferrers!

Posted: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 13:28 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Community, News, Rushden Lakes

Highways Update on the Oak Tree

Please read below the update we have received from Highways England in response to the movement to save the 'three oaks' tree in Higham Ferrers:

14 Jan 20

Highways England Project Manager Dean Holloway said:

"We take our environmental responsibilities very seriously and are one of the largest tree planting organisations in the UK. We only cut back or fell trees where it is essential to keep people safe... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:50 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Chowns Mill, Highways, News

An update from Northamptonshire Police

An update from Northamptonshire Police

We are pleased to share the following update from Northamptonshire Police regarding Operation Viper and the action that is being taken to tackle drug and gang related crime in your area:

Operation Viper is the Northamptonshire Police's operation to crack down on those involved in drug and gang related crime. It tackles the supply of Class A drugs in Northamptonshire, focusing on organised crime groups,... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Dec 2019 11:35 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: News, Police

The Mayor enjoys Bedesman Day 2019

The Mayor enjoys Bedesman Day 2019

Mayor Cllr Chris O'Rourke attended the traditional Bedesman Day service at St Mary's Church, Higham Ferrers on Friday 20th December with a roast beef lunch afterwards at the Bede House.

Henry Chichele founded the Bede House in 1423 to house twelve poor male inhabitants of the Borough aged over 50 years, with one Bedeswoman to look after them. The word Bede means prayer and the twelve men had to live... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Dec 2019 10:48 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Bedesman, Events, Heritage, History, Mayor

Ask for Angela and stay safe this Christmas

Ask for Angela and stay safe this Christmas

If you are planning a kiss under the mistletoe this Christmas, East Northamptonshire Council, working in partnership with Northamptonshire Police and National Pubwatch have a scheme to help keep you safer on dates.

If you find yourself on a date with someone who isn't as they seemed online, for example they look nothing like their profile picture or their behaviour... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:50 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Christmas, Community, Events, News, Police

Christmas Competitions 2019

Christmas Competitions 2019

Our Christmas Competitions are now open!

Join our Victorian Toy Trail and follow the pictures throughout the town then unscramble the letters you've been collecting to make a well-known Christmas phrase! You can then drop your completed form into the post boxes at Henry Chichele, the Infants and Junior Schools, the Town Hall and Rushden Lakes to be in with a chance to win some great vouchers and prizes.... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 09:59 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Christmas, Community, Competition, News

New plan unveiled to promote the Nene Valley

New plan unveiled to promote the Nene Valley

The Destination Nene Valley project has launched a new Destination Management Plan (DMP) to set out the key objectives for tourism development and marketing across the Nene Valley for the next 6 years until 2025.

The plan is the latest phase in the Destination Nene Valley project, which works with different partners across the heritage, tourism and cultural sector to enhance and promote the Nene Valley.... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 13:47 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Nene Valley, News

Rushden Lakes Job Fair

Rushden Lakes Job Fair

Come along to Rushden Lakes for their latest recruitment event and discover what opportunities there are for you to join the great teams at the Lakes!

The event runs on Thursday 17th October 2019 from 10am-1pm at Rock Up (inside the Atrium where the entrance to Cineworld is), West Terrace, Rushden Lakes.

Go to for more information.

Posted: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 13:23 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Job Vacancy, News Rushden Lakes, Recruitment

Sign up for Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alerts

Sign up for Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alerts

Do you want to know more about crime, antisocial behaviour and Police news and events where you live?

Sign up to the Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert system to be notified of any instances of crime, receive crime prevention advice and be more aware of what's going on in your local area. The system is completely customisable so you only get alerts about the things that you are interested in.

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Posted: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 12:08 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Community, Local, News, Police