Author: Emily Arrow
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 Emily Arrow
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 Emily Arrow
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.
Posted: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 10:27 by Emily Arrow
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 Emily Arrow
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 Emily Arrow
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 Emily Arrow
The Town Council and Tourism are delighted to announce the launch of their website for the Charter project.
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 Emily Arrow
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 Emily Arrow
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 Emily Arrow
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 Emily Arrow