On Friday 3rd September at 10am the Red Ensign flag will be raised by the Deputy Mayor - Cllr Tina Reavey to mark Merchant Navy Day. Everyone is welcome to join her by the War Memorial.
3rd September 1939 marks the first major British maritime casualty, the merchant vessel SS Athenia, torpedoed just a few hours after hostilities were declared, with the loss of 128 passengers and crew.
Although many hundreds... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 14:18 by Sandra Mitcham
At its Annual Meeting on 17th May, Higham Ferrers Town Council elected Cllr Christina Reavey for her second term of office as Mayor. At the socially distanced meeting held in the Bede Hose, Cllr Angela Gardner was elected as her Deputy.
On thanking her fellow Councillors for the nomination, Cllr Reavey said
" My Mayorship will go down in history. Firstly, because I have been asked to do two consecutive... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 19 May 2021 01:29 by Sandra Mitcham
Our Mayor Making is taking place this evening - Monday 17th May - at 7.30pm.
We will be holding the Mayor Making ceremony in a Covid-safe location and we will be live streaming it on our YouTube channel (refresh the page if you don't see it!) so join us over on YouTube to witness the inauguration of the Mayor of Higham Ferrers 2021.
Posted: Mon, 17 May 2021 14:37 by Emily Arrow
While we cannot hold our popular Christmas Sparkle event this year, the Town Council have tried to retain as many traditions as we can and bring them online where they can be safely viewed by all.
On Saturday 21st November, the date that would have been the Christmas Sparkle this year, we turned the Christmas lights on with a festive countdown video released on our Facebook and YouTube pages. You can... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 10:33 by Emily Arrow
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 Alicia Scholfield
The Town Council are launching a campaign this week to say a big thank you to all those essential workers that have kept Higham Ferrers going throughout the lockdown so far, and to welcome back our newly reopening shops to the high street and surrounding areas.
The Mayor Cllr Christina Reavey will be visiting businesses to personally pass on her thanks, on behalf of the Town Council and the people of... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 11:17 by Emily Arrow
It was with great sadness that the Town Council and staff received the news of the death of former Mayor Paul Gadsby on 11th June following a short illness. He had served as a Borough Councillor from 1969 and then as a Town Councillor until May 2011. He was Mayor in 1998- 1999.
Cllr Pam Whiting, Leader of Higham Ferrers Town Council said "Higham Ferrers has just lost a true gentleman. If you met Paul... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 12 Jun 2020 12:26 by Sandra Mitcham
Former Mayor Cllr Chris O'Rourke can today announce that he raised an incredible £7,500 in fundraising money throughout his Mayoral year of 2019-20.
Cllr O'Rourke will be donating a generous portion of these funds to local groups and organisations in the community, ensuring that the money will directly benefit the residents of Higham Ferrers. The other portion of the funds will go to the Encephalitis... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 29 May 2020 12:17 by Emily Arrow
Cllr Christina Reavey started her Mayoral year in unique circumstances as the first Mayor to be inaugurated through a 'Zoom' video call! The global pandemic meant that the Town Council were unable to hold the traditional 'Mayor Making' ceremony in the Council Chamber so Councillors gathered together via the online portal to witness Cllr Reavey take her oath and be declared the Mayor of Higham Ferrers... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 11:12 by Sandra Mitcham
Over on our YouTube channel you can watch a video commemoration for the 75th anniversary of VE Day with special appearances by local bugler William Mantle, Reverend Michelle Dalliston and Mayor Chris O'Rourke.
Copy and paste this text or click the link below to get to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDsepMUdMY1F2A3nU7T6Dtw/
Posted: Fri, 08 May 2020 14:00 by Emily Arrow