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Queen’s Green Canopy project for her Platinum Jubilee Year - 12th March

Queen’s Green Canopy project for her Platinum Jubilee Year - 12th March

Higham Ferrers Town Council was keen to engage with the Queen's Green Canopy Project as not only is it a worthwhile project, but it also sits nicely within the council's ongoing projects to further enhance the green environment around Higham Ferrers. By the turnout on planting day, it became very apparent that that the Higham Ferrers community are also very passionate about greening Higham Ferrers... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 24 Mar 2022 11:11 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Green Spaces, News, Open Spaces, Trees

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

New Clerk appointed at Higham Ferrers Town Council

New Clerk appointed at Higham Ferrers Town Council

Alicia Schofield has been appointed as the Town Clerk at Higham Ferrers Town Council as of 1st April 2022. The current incumbent Sandra Mitcham (pictured in her robes) is leaving at the end of March to spend more time with her family, particularly her 3 young grandchildren, and also hopes to have time to travel and take up new hobbies. Sandra has worked at the council since 2011 and has seen many changes... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 10:09 by Alicia Schofield

Tags: News

Road closure - Wharf Road

Road closure - Wharf Road

Anglian Water are intending to install new mains fittings outside of the school on Wharf Road. To undertake this work safely will require that the road is closed for up to three days from the 5th April 2022.

The closure and the diversion can be viewed here https://one.network/?tm=127936903

If you require more information about the works please contact Robyn Agar on 07890 386338.

Posted: Mon, 14 Mar 2022 10:33 by Donna Anderson

Tags: Highways, News, Road Closure

Road closure - Kimbolton Road

Road closure - Kimbolton Road

Northamptonshire Highways are planning on upgrading the existing zebra crossing to a puffin crossing on Kimbolton Road. To undertake this work will require that the road is closed for one day on the 28th March between 9.30am and 3.30pm and then again on the 7th to 8th April, again at off peak times, to carry out the upgrade and resurfacing works.

The closure and diversion can be viewed here https://one.network/?tm=127987059... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 11 Mar 2022 13:42 by Donna Anderson

Tags: Highways, News

Derek Lawson MBE and Richard Gell receive the Honorary Freedom of Higham Ferrers

Derek Lawson MBE and Richard Gell receive  the Honorary Freedom of Higham Ferrers

On Friday 18th February, Derek Lawson MBE and Richard Gell were recognised for their long and outstanding service to the community with the presentation of Honorary Freedom of Higham Ferrers. Despite the extreme weather the ceremony and reception at the Bede House was attended by 70 invited guests

In 1964 a young Derek Lawson was elected to the then Higham Ferrers Borough Council. He saw the formation... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 22 Feb 2022 14:22 by Alicia Schofield

Tags: News

Former Councillor and Mayor, Mick Beesley

Former Councillor and Mayor, Mick Beesley

It was with great sadness that the Town Council and staff received the news of the death of former Councillor and Mayor of the town, Mick Beesley. Mick was a dedicated Councillor for 12 years until May 2015 and served as Mayor in 2007/08, carrying out his duties with pride and great respect for others.

Mick was elected as a Bedesman to the town in 2008 and later received the honour of being appointed... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 13:33 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Bedesman, Mayor, News

New Interactive Town Guide Launched

New Interactive Town Guide Launched

This New Year we are excited to launch our new interactive Town Guide. You can browse the pages and click on any item to find out more info. It's so quick and easy to find out all the essential info about Higham Ferrers and you'll be doing your bit to save the planet as we used no trees to publish this edition!

Click here to browse the new updated interactive Town Guide and don't forget you can always... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 14 Jan 2022 13:29 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Community, News, Tourism, Town Guide

Children's Designs Sitting Pretty

Children's Designs Sitting Pretty

Children's designs are sitting pretty as unique gifts for the town were unveiled by the Mayor, Cllr Tina Reavey.

Three large chairs carved with the artwork of local schoolchildren have been donated to Nightingale Way Play Area thanks to the National Highways Chowns Mill Roundabout Improvement Scheme.

A small number of trees had to be felled as part of the £24 million scheme at the A45/A6 Chowns... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 10:56 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Chowns Mill, Competition, News, Schools

Heritage Family Fun Day

Heritage Family Fun Day

The Higham Ferrers and Rushden Heritage Day took place on Sunday 19th September. Despite a wet start the event again proved popular with local business and groups taking up an opportunity to set up a stand and promote their businesses and wares. One business commented "It really felt like old times (before covid).People mooching and spending! It was lovely to be a part of it. "

The fun filled day, which... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 30 Sep 2021 09:00 by Alicia Schofield

Tags: Nene Valley, News