We are pleased to share the following update from English Heritage:
The East Range wall repairs at Chichele College are nearly complete and we hope to have removed the traffic management system by Easter.
Once the scaffolding is down, we need a little bit of time to carry out a deep clean of the building and make some turf repairs in the garden around where the scaffolding has been, and we will then... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 14:43 by Lauren Houlihan
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
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.
Posted: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 10:30 by Emily Arrow
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
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
The new Shop Local voucher booklet is being launched at the Heritage Family Fun Day at Rushden Lakes on September 15th.
This booklet is filled with 48 shopping vouchers that can be spent throughout Rushden and Higham Ferrers. Some of the great bargains you'll be able to grab are 50% off a gym membership fee, £50 off holiday bookings, free drinks and loads more discounts for local shops and services.... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 11:00 by Lauren Houlihan
New website to showcase the Nene Valley and annual festival - www.nenevalley.net
The Destination Nene Valley partnership has officially launched a new website promoting the delights of the valley ahead of the 6th Nene Valley Festival which runs from 14 - 22 September.
Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund via Nenescape Landscape Partnership Scheme and delivered by the Environment Agency, Nene... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 11:02 by Lauren Houlihan
Win £100 voucher with new and updated digital history trail
Complete a digital history trail in Rushden to win £100 voucher for Italian restaurant
'All Aboard for Rushden' is a new app that originally launched last year, but from 28 August, will present new and updated information. If visitors find all five points along the trail during the Nene Valley Festival, they can enter a prize draw... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 10:03 by Lauren Houlihan
Nene Valley Festival returns this September
People from across the district, and further afield, are invited to celebrate the rich heritage, wildlife and culture of the Nene Valley as the annual Nene Valley Festival returns this September.
The festival which is now in its 6th year will take place from Saturday 14 September - Sunday 22 September. As with previous years, the festival will offer a variety... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 11:31 by Donna Anderson
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