Serving the people of Higham Ferrers

Author: Emily Arrow

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

Children's Designs Sitting Pretty

Children's Designs Sitting Pretty

Children's designs are sitting pretty as unique gifts for the town were unveiled by the Mayor, Cllr Tina Reavey.

Three large chairs carved with the artwork of local schoolchildren have been donated to Nightingale Way Play Area thanks to the National Highways Chowns Mill Roundabout Improvement Scheme.

A small number of trees had to be felled as part of the £24 million scheme at the A45/A6 Chowns... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 10:56 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Chowns Mill, Competition, News, Schools

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 Emily Arrow

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 Emily Arrow

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 Emily Arrow

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 Emily Arrow

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 Emily Arrow

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 Emily Arrow

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 Emily Arrow

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Family Fun