Serving the people of Higham Ferrers

Author: Alicia Scholfield

Have Your Say - The Charters

Have Your Say - The Charters

Do you have 2 minutes to give to help by completing a public perception survey on the Higham Ferrers Charters. If so, we would be most grateful and ask you to click on the link below to complete the survey.

https://forms.office.com/r/1W2KfXnje7

Thank you.

Posted: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 10:30 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: Charters, Heritage, Survey

Discover the Treasures of Higham Ferrers with the New Audio Tour

Discover the Treasures of Higham Ferrers with the New Audio Tour

An exciting new audio described walking tour has been launched that provides a fascinating glimpse into the history and main treasures of our beautiful medieval town.

The tour is available for your mobile phones by downloading the Higham Ferrers Audio Tour from Google Play or the Apple App Store. As you listen you will be skilfully guided on your walk around the town by our 3 local narrators.

The audio... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 24 May 2021 09:22 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: Charters, Heritage, News, Tourism

CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION

CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION

The Town will still sparkle with its traditional Christmas lights this year but you should watch out for the twinkle this year with a couple of extra surprises at the start of December.

To assist with the extra surprises the Town Council seeks help. The Mayor, Cllr Tina Reavey, is running a competition for the local children. She invites the children to design her Mayoral Christmas Card.

The Mayor will... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 11:21 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: News, Schools

Highways England Raising the Benchmark with Gift to Local Community

Highways England Raising the Benchmark with Gift to Local Community

Three beautifully carved benches created from an old oak tree and decorated in woodland creatures have been presented to the local community.

Highways England lifted the wraps to reveal the finished artworks as they were placed in their new home at Castle Fields.

The oak tree had to be taken down for safety reasons as part of a £24 million improvement scheme at the A45/A6 Chowns Mill roundabout.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:38 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: Community, Highways, News, parks

Past and Present - New Interpretation Panel tells story of the Stanwick Road Recreation Ground

Past and Present - New Interpretation Panel tells story of the Stanwick Road Recreation Ground

On the rather wet morning of the 19th August District Councillor Richard Gell was joined, with umbrellas in hand, by the Mayor, Councillor Tina Reavey, and the Leader of the Town Council, Councillor Pam Whiting, to officially celebrate the interpretation panel newly installed on the recreational land off Nightingale Way, Station Road.

The Council took ownership of this recreational land in 1975 when... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 23:51 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: History, Local. Grants, Mayor, News

CARVING OUT A PIECE OF HISTORY

CARVING OUT A PIECE OF HISTORY

New life is being breathed into the Three Oaks tree which had to be taken down for safety reasons as part of the Chowns Mill roundabout improvement works.

Thanks to the talents of a local woodcarver, residents will soon be able to enjoy the tree once again and it will continue to play a part in the community for many decades to come.

Despite extensive investigations and hi-tech testing by Highways England... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:21 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: Highways, News

PLAY AREAS - PLEASE ENJOY AND OBSERVE THE RULES

PLAY AREAS - PLEASE ENJOY AND OBSERVE THE RULES

Following closure because of Covid-19 our play areas have now been open again for nearly 2 weeks. It is lovely to see them being used and enjoyed so much by our local children.

We wish to remind you to observe the rules on our blue signs that are posted at all the entrances to the play areas.

These signs show the maximum number of people allowed in the play area at any one time. The numbers vary between... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 10:56 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Family Fun

DOGS OFF LEAD AREA AND SOCIAL DISTANCING

DOGS OFF LEAD AREA AND SOCIAL DISTANCING

Covid-19 emergency measures are in place. While playgrounds are closed the open spaces remain accessible, however, strict social distancing is critical at this time and we politely remind that all Government Guidelines regarding social distancing must be followed.

Please stay 2 metres (approx. 6ft) apart at all times.

These social distancing guidelines include all open spaces, including the Dogs Off... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 10:02 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid-19, News

Keep Higham Ferrers Tidy - Campaign Launches in the New Year

Keep Higham Ferrers Tidy - Campaign Launches in the New Year

The first day of January sees the launch of our local campaign 'Keep Higham Ferrers Tidy'.

Each day we will be posting on the Town Council Facebook page an entry from our poster design competition. The competition was run in the Autumn at the Infant and Nursery School, the Junior School and Henry Chichele Primary School. The pupils were asked to design posters on a theme 'Keep Higham Ferrers Tidy'.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 24 Dec 2019 10:08 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: Community, Competition, News, Schools

Snapshot of a Special Day

Snapshot of a Special Day

Whether you came and joined the celebrations with us or were unable to attend, we would like to share with you the photos of this special day. See the range of events that the town had on offer and what its people experienced on the unique Charter Celebration Day, Saturday 29th June.

Please follow the link to view the compilation of photos that record the day.

https://spark.adobe.com/page/2FFFCWVsHf3ux/... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 10:27 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: Events, Heritage, News