Higham Ferrers Town Council

Serving the people of Higham Ferrers

Mayor 2019 - 2020

Clerk: Mrs Sandra Mitcham
The Town Hall, Market Square
Higham Ferrers
Northamptonshire NN10 8BT

Tel: 01933 312075

Author: Alicia Scholfield

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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: News, Events, Heritage

Watch Film to Discover What Makes Higham Ferrers Special

Watch Film to Discover What Makes Higham Ferrers Special

In May 2019 a film was made by Year 6 pupils at Higham Ferrers Junior School to celebrate the restoration and return of the Charters of Higham Ferrers. These Charters were rarely seen and little was known about them by the people of the town and its many visitors. Our first Charter of 1251 was lost but we know that it gave freedom to many individuals and their families leading the way for Higham to... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 24 Jul 2019 11:29 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: News, Community, Schools, Family Fun, Film

Back to Medieval Times

Back to Medieval Times

What a truly splendid day of medieval majesty in the town. Thank you to all those who came and joined the celebrations on what was a bright, sunny and exceedingly warm Charter Celebration Day. There was much on offer with so many hi-lights.

The Farmers Market was bustling and the Mayor accompanied by his Sergeant and two knights collected the due fees from the stall holders. The Mayor's Sergeant demanding... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 03 Jul 2019 12:04 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: News, Events, Community, Heritage

Charters of Higham Ferrers Set to Return

Charters of Higham Ferrers Set to Return

The Charters of Higham Ferrers are returning to the town on Saturday 29 June accompanied by a day of celebrations in Medieval style. On this day the town will return to its medieval roots with a market, skirmishes and archery on the Castle Field, crafts and cookery at the Chichele College and music in the church. The Bede House features an exhibition displaying the life of the town's Charters and other... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 12:51 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: News, Events, Community, Family Fun, Heritage

Website Launched for Town's Charter Project

Website Launched for Town's Charter Project

The Town Council and Tourism are delighted to announce the launch of their website for the Charter project.

highamferrerscharters.co.uk

The Charter project has recevied funding from the Heritage Lottery and enables the professional conservation of the 5 Town Charters and Byelaw.

To fnd out more about the Charter project, the conservation work, and the up and coming events planned to celebrate the Charters... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 29 Mar 2019 12:38 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: News, Events, Community, Heritage

Thrill of New Play Equipment

Thrill of New Play Equipment

The Town Council in conjunction with Higham Ferrers Toursim Partnership and East Northamptonshire Council has funded 3 new items of play equipment at Saffron Road play area.

The cableway, rope swing and flymobile were officially opened this afternoon by the Mayor of Higham Ferrers, Councillor Jason Smithers. Joining the Mayor were Councillor Wendy Brackenbury, Chair of East Northamptonshire Council... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:05 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: News, Events, Mayor, Family Fun, Community

Official opening of the new play equipment

Official opening of the new play equipment

Please join us at our official opening of the recently installed cableway, rope swing and flymobile at Saffron Road Recreation Ground at 3.30pm on Monday 29th October.

The Mayor and Town Councillors will be in attendance and will be joined by Wendy Brackenbury, Chair of East Northamptonshire Council, and Steven North, Leader of East Northamotonshire Council. The play equipment suppliers, Wicksteed,... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:39 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: News, Mayor, Events, Family Fun, Community

Town Charters to be Conserved Thanks to Lottery Funding

Town Charters to be Conserved Thanks to Lottery Funding

Higham Ferrers Town Council in association with Higham Ferrers Tourism, Business and Community Partnership has received a Heritage Lottery Grant of £29,900 to enable the conservation of the Town Charters. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the project enables the professional conservation of the 5 Town Charters and Byelaw currently held in the Town Hall.

The essential conservation... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 12:24 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: News, News History, Heritage

Let's Co-operate

Let's Co-operate

Staff from the High Street Co-operative store in Higham Ferrers have been busy working in the community today. Liaising with the Town Council the Co-op staff have volunteered in the cemetery. They sanded down the wood and metal work on the public seats and have started to give them a new lease of life with a lick of paint. Some of the older and unattended graves in the cemetery have been weeded and... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 30 May 2018 14:11 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: News, Mayor

Dogs Off Lead Area Officially Opened

Dogs Off Lead Area Officially Opened

The Mayor of Higham Ferrers, Cllr Peter Tomas, formally opened the new 'Dogs Off Lead' area on Thursday 3rd May. The Mayor was joined at the opening by fellow Councillors and local dog owners.

The area is proving increasingly popular with dog owners who are bringing their dogs to exercise. The Council is receiving positive feedback and word is spreading that it is a good place to visit.

Zoe Cave of 'Angelic... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 04 May 2018 11:57 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: News, Mayor

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