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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

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 Read More »

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

Tags: Events, Family Fun, Heritage

Farmers Market Dates 2022

Farmers Market Dates 2022

Our popular monthly Farmers Market will continue on the last Saturday of each month throughout 2022 except December when it will be the weekend before Christmas, on Saturday 17th.

Posted: Mon, 07 Feb 2022 12:03 by Donna Anderson

Tags: Community, Events, Farmers' Market, Heritage, Local, Shop Local

Remembrance Service 2021

Remembrance Service 2021

We will be holding a Service of Remembrance at the War Memorial on the Market Square on Sunday 14th November at 10.50am.

All are welcome. If you are in a local organisation and would like to lay a wreath please enquire via

Posted: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 13:17 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Events, Remembrance

Councils supporting local businesses to trade online over vital Christmas period

Councils supporting local businesses to trade online over vital Christmas period

East Northamptonshire Council and Borough Council of Wellingborough are supporting local businesses to launch an ecommerce presence for the first time.

Retailers and businesses affected by lockdown and who don't already trade online are to receive a significant boost thanks to a partnership between the councils and small business support network, Enterprise Nation.

Funding for a total of 50 businesses... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 16:04 by Alicia Schofield

Tags: Events, News

Fitness in the Parks

people doing yoga in the park

Exercise is so important for our physical and mental health, and so it is fantastic that fitness and dance groups have now registered with us to use our parks as their venues.

This will help activities to be run in a safe, professional manner and we will accommodate these groups/businesses the best we can.

Our parks are already well utilised for sports such as football, cricket and tennis and these exercise... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 12:35 by Donna Anderson

Tags: Events, exercise, keep fit, news, parks, recreation

East Northamptonshire will walk 500,000 steps in aid of sport relief

East Northamptonshire will walk 500,000 steps in aid of sport relief

East Northamptonshire will walk 500,000 steps

Residents across East Northamptonshire are being urged to put their best foot forward and join East Northamptonshire Council's Active Communities and Freedom Leisure on Sunday 8 March from 9am to join in an attempt to walk 500,000 steps in aid of Sport Relief.

Starting at the entrance to the Greenway at Washbrook Rd in Rushden participants will join a guided... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 12:12 by Donna Anderson

Tags: Activities, Community, Events, Family Fun, Local, News, Sport, charity

Farmers Market Dates 2020

Farmers Market Dates 2020

The dates for our monthly Farmers Market. Held on the last Saturday of each month except December when it is the last Saturday before Christmas.

Posted: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:31 by Donna Anderson

Tags: Events, Farmers' Market, News, Shop Local

The Mayor enjoys Bedesman Day 2019

The Mayor enjoys Bedesman Day 2019

Mayor Cllr Chris O'Rourke attended the traditional Bedesman Day service at St Mary's Church, Higham Ferrers on Friday 20th December with a roast beef lunch afterwards at the Bede House.

Henry Chichele founded the Bede House in 1423 to house twelve poor male inhabitants of the Borough aged over 50 years, with one Bedeswoman to look after them. The word Bede means prayer and the twelve men had to live... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Dec 2019 10:48 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Bedesman, Events, Heritage, History, Mayor

Ask for Angela and stay safe this Christmas

Ask for Angela and stay safe this Christmas

If you are planning a kiss under the mistletoe this Christmas, East Northamptonshire Council, working in partnership with Northamptonshire Police and National Pubwatch have a scheme to help keep you safer on dates.

If you find yourself on a date with someone who isn't as they seemed online, for example they look nothing like their profile picture or their behaviour... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:50 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Christmas, Community, Events, News, Police