Serving the people of Higham Ferrers

Author: Emily Arrow

Heritage Day CANCELLED

Heritage Day CANCELLED

With deepest respect to the Royal Family at this very sad time and in accordance with latest guidance, Heritage Family Fun Day that was scheduled to take place on Sunday 18th September is now cancelled.

Unfortunately, we have been unable to reschedule to an appropriate date this year, but we do look forward to welcoming you all at next year's event.

Thank you for your understanding.

Posted: Mon, 12 Sep 2022 16:35 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Activities, Events, Heritage, Local

Proclamation - Sunday 11th September

NOTICE OF THE READING OF THE PROCLAMATION TO THE PEOPLE OF HIGHAM FERRERS

4PM, SUNDAY 11th SEPTEMBER FROM THE MARKET SQUARE

Following the passing of our late Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth the Second, our sadness at this time is shared by people across the globe as we remember with affection and gratitude the lifetime of service given by our longest reigning Monarch.

The basis on which our monarchy is built... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 09 Sep 2022 16:42 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Proclamation, Queen

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

Higham Ferrers Town Council join with people across the country and the globe in sharing their sadness at the passing of our late Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth. We remember with affection and gratitude the lifetime of service given by our longest-reigning Monarch.

As a mark of respect both the Higham Ferrers Town Council flag and the Union flag outside the Town Hall are being flown at half mast.

At this... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 09 Sep 2022 09:15 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Queen

NEW Interactive Heritage Trail Launched

NEW Interactive Heritage Trail Launched

The Heritage Trail is now INTERACTIVE and available online, so you can take in all the wonderful historical sites of Higham Ferrers from your mobile device!

The Heritage Trail takes you all over the centre of Higham Ferrers to some wonderful sites - take in Chichele College, founded in 1422 by Henry Chichele who became the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Town Hall which used to be the local jail and housed... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 31 Aug 2022 12:26 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Activities, Chichele College, Family Fun, Heritage, Higham, Local

FREE Heritage Day Open Top Bus Tours

FREE Heritage Day Open Top Bus Tours

At this years Heritage Family Fun Day we will be running our popular Heritage Bus Tours. These tours are a fantastic chance to travel on an old open top Routemaster bus and hear from our local tour guides who will tell you a little about the history and heritage of both Rushden and Higham Ferrers.

We have a number of tickets available for reservation and you can reserve your seat by emailing info@highamferrers-tc.gov.uk.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 31 Aug 2022 11:34 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Events, Family Fun, Heritage

Platinum Jubilee Year : Queen’s Green Canopy Update

Platinum Jubilee Year : Queen’s Green Canopy Update

It has been four months since the residents of Higham Ferrers turned out in numbers to plant 420 tree saplings. So how has it progressed?

Overall, it is doing very well. We have, of course, had losses, which is to be expected. The Town Council will continue to monitor the level of losses. The benefits of the planting and the development of green spaces for wildlife and the community is abundantly clear.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 10:45 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Environment, Green Spaces, Open Spaces, Parks, Trees

Mayor of Higham Ferrers for 2022-23

Mayor of Higham Ferrers for 2022-23

We are pleased to announce that following our Mayor Making ceremony on the evening of 9th May Cllr Nigel Brown has been appointed Mayor of Higham Ferrers for 2022-23. The Town Council were thrilled to be able to hold our Mayor Making ceremony in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall after our two previous ceremonies were held on Zoom and in the Bede House due to covid. Cllr Angela Gardner has been appointed... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 10 May 2022 11:29 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Mayor, Mayor Making

Job Vacancy Administrative and Communications Officer

Job Vacancy Administrative and Communications Officer

Higham Ferrers Town Council is a proactive and forward thinking Council that serves a vibrant, attractive historic market town with a current population of around 9000. Following promotion we have vacancy for an Administrative and Communications Officer. This role is customer facing and will be based at the Town Hall. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with integrity, diplomacy when dealing... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 23 Feb 2022 15:43 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Job Vacancies, Job Vacancy

Former Councillor and Mayor, Mick Beesley

Former Councillor and Mayor, Mick Beesley

It was with great sadness that the Town Council and staff received the news of the death of former Councillor and Mayor of the town, Mick Beesley. Mick was a dedicated Councillor for 12 years until May 2015 and served as Mayor in 2007/08, carrying out his duties with pride and great respect for others.

Mick was elected as a Bedesman to the town in 2008 and later received the honour of being appointed... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 13:33 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Bedesman, Mayor, News

Job Vacancy Administrative and Communications Officer

Job Vacancy Administrative and Communications Officer

Higham Ferrers Town Council is a proactive and forward thinking Council that serves a vibrant, attractive historic market town with a current population of around 9000. Following promotion we have vacancy for an Administrative and Communications Officer. This role is customer facing and will be based at the Town Hall. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with integrity, diplomacy when dealing... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 14 Jan 2022 10:59 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Job Vacancy