Higham Ferrers Town Council

Serving the people of Higham Ferrers

CllrReavey

Clerk: Mrs Sandra Mitcham
The Town Hall, Market Square
Higham Ferrers
Northamptonshire NN10 8BT

Tel: 01933 312075

Tags: Mayor

Higham Ferrers Town Council to launch 'Thank You' campaign

Higham Ferrers Town Council to launch 'Thank You' campaign

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

Tags: Community, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Local, Mayor

TOWN COUNCIL MOURNS DEATH OF PAST MAYOR

TOWN COUNCIL MOURNS DEATH OF PAST MAYOR

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

Tags: Mayor

2019-20 Mayor Cllr Chris O'Rourke raises £7,500

2019-20 Mayor Cllr Chris O'Rourke raises £7,500

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

Tags: Community, Local, Mayor, News

New Mayor Elected at Zoom Meeting

New Mayor Elected at Zoom Meeting

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

Tags: Mayor

VE Day Online Video Commemoration

VE Day 75 logo

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/

#VEDay75 #neverforget

Posted: Fri, 08 May 2020 14:00 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Community, Film, Mayor, VE Day, YouTube

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 Emily Arrow

Tags: Bedesman, Events, Heritage, History, Mayor

Flag Raising for Merchant Navy Day - 3rd September

Flag Raising for Merchant Navy Day - 3rd September

On Tuesday 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... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:18 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: Mayor, News

COUNT DOWN TO CHARTER CELEBRATION DAY

COUNT DOWN TO CHARTER CELEBRATION DAY

It is Charter Celebration Day!!!

Starting from 9am on the Market Square, join the Mayor and the May Queen to open the events and kick off this wonderful day of fun!

Posted: Sat, 29 Jun 2019 08:00 by Donna Anderson

Tags: Church, Community, Events, Family Fun, Farmers' Market, Heritage, Mayor, News, Schools

Donation to The Air Ambulance Service

Donation to The Air Ambulance Service

Cllr Jason Smithers would like to thank all who supported his Mayor's fundraising events throughout 2018/19. The total raised was £1750 which has now been presented to The Air Ambulance Service. A wonderful amount raised for this worthy caused.

Posted: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 11:23 by Donna Anderson

Tags: Community, Events, Family Fun, Mayor, News, charity

Mayor's Market and Crowning of the May Queen

Mayor's Market and Crowning of the May Queen

Thank you to all who attended the Annual Mayor's Market on Saturday. It was quite fresh so coats were definitely needed but it was great to see so many people turn out to support this community event. The Mayor was raising funds for his chosen charity, the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and is very pleased to announce that he raised £350 on the day.

This event also gives many... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 May 2019 14:05 by Donna Anderson

Tags: Community, Events, Family Fun, Mayor, News, Schools