Higham Ferrers Town Council

Serving the people of Higham Ferrers

Mayor 2019 - 2020

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

Tel: 01933 312075

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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: News, Mayor

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

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

New Mayor For Higham Ferrers

New Mayor For Higham Ferrers

On Monday 13th May at its Mayor Making Ceremony, Councillor Chris O'Rourke was elected as Mayor for 2019/20 for Higham Ferrers. Councillor Tina Reavey was elected as his Deputy.

Cllr O'Rourke said:-

"It is an honour for me to be elected as your Mayor of Higham Ferrers, a role which as far as I know, has been around for about 700 years.

I have lived in Higham Ferrers for over 50 years, growing up here... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 May 2019 09:48 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: News, Mayor

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

Mayors' Market 4th May

Mayors' Market 4th May

Come and help the Mayor raise funds for his chosen charity -Air Ambulance. Opens at 9am and finishes at midday in the Market Square.

There will be the crowning of the May Queen, a pavement café, bouncy castle, ice cream and much more...

Posted: Wed, 01 May 2019 16:18 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: Mayor, Events, Community, Family Fun

Wonderful footage of the Queen and Prince Philip visiting Higham Ferrers in 1965.

Wonderful footage of the Queen and Prince Philip visiting Higham Ferrers in 1965.

Use the link below to view this 11 minute video of the Queen and Prince Philip walking around our beautiful market town.

https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-the-royal-visit-in-july-1965-of-her-majesty-queen-elizabeth-ii-and-his-royal

Posted: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 11:18 by Donna Anderson

Tags: News, Events, Mayor, Family Fun, Heritage, News History

Mayor enjoys Bedesman Day 2018

Mayor enjoys Bedesman Day 2018

Mayor, Jason Smithers, recently attended the traditional Bedesman Day service at St Mary's Church, Higham Ferrers 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 by a definite rule... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 16:46 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: News, Mayor

Higham Ferrers Christmas competitions

Higham Ferrers Christmas competitions

Higham Ferrers Christmas competitions

Thank you to the following local businesses and schools that took part in the Town's Best Dressed Christmas Shop Window competition this year.

Higham Eyecare, J&P Fresh Fruit and Veg,

Savour the Flavour Cafe

Coffee Barne Little Steps (Higham Ferrers Ltd)

John Lee Motorcycles, Momma V Clothing Alterations

Sidey Design Architecture, Stevenson Property Management Ltd... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 24 Dec 2018 12:10 by Donna Anderson

Tags: News, Events, Mayor, Community, Family Fun, Christmas, Farmers' Market

Thrill of New Play Equipment

Thrill of New Play Equipment

The Town Council in conjunction with Higham Ferrers Toursim Partnership and East Northamptonshire Council has funded 3 new items of play equipment at Saffron Road play area.

The cableway, rope swing and flymobile were officially opened this afternoon by the Mayor of Higham Ferrers, Councillor Jason Smithers. Joining the Mayor were Councillor Wendy Brackenbury, Chair of East Northamptonshire Council... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:05 by Alicia Scholfield

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