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Platinum Jubilee Year: Queen’s Green Canopy 2nd Update

Platinum Jubilee Year: Queen’s Green Canopy 2nd Update

It has now been eight months since the residents of Higham Ferrers turned out in numbers to plant 420 tree saplings on 'Higham Heights'. So how have they progressed?

When writing the four-month update in the early days of July, I was pleasantly surprised on how well the saplings were doing. Of course, there were the expected losses; but many were thriving and had made substantial growth. In addition,... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 13:40 by Emily Arrow

Tags: News, Trees

HIGHAM’S HERITAGE ON DISPLAY

HIGHAM’S HERITAGE ON DISPLAY

Details of Higham Ferrers's unique history – once hidden behind closed doors – has now gone on display in the town centre for all to see.

The town's ancient heritage of five royal charters is outlined in a timeline that appears on an interpretation board that has gone up in the Market Square.

It follows some five years of research and planning to restore and conserve the charters –... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 02 Nov 2022 10:33 by Alicia Schofield

Tags: Charters, Heritage, News, Tourism

Avian Influenza - Higham Ferrers

Avian Influenza - Higham Ferrers

North Northamptonshire Trading Standards have asked for our help to reach local people and local keepers of poultry and captive birds to advise that Avian Influenza has been detected within the Parish of HIGHAM FERRERS.

To help prevent it spreading please observe the following advice:-

Keep to the footpath

Keep dogs on leads

Do not feed wild waterfowl

Do not pick up or touch dead or sick wild birds

Do not... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 25 Oct 2022 12:26 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Environment, Health, News

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