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Chichele College Repairs UPDATE

Chichele College Repairs UPDATE

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

Tags: Heritage, History, News, Tourism

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

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