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
The Town Council have chased English Heritage for an update on the repairs to Chichele College wall due to the length of time the traffic lights have been in place on College Street. The Council is now able to share the following response from English Heritage.
"I am writing to you in connection with English Heritage's ongoing conservation of Chichele College. As are aware, as a result of a significant... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 05 Aug 2021 15:38 by Sandra Mitcham
An exciting new audio described walking tour has been launched that provides a fascinating glimpse into the history and main treasures of our beautiful medieval town.
The tour is available for your mobile phones by downloading the Higham Ferrers Audio Tour from Google Play or the Apple App Store. As you listen you will be skilfully guided on your walk around the town by our 3 local narrators.
The audio... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 24 May 2021 09:22 by Alicia Scholfield
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
It was with great sadness that the Town Council and staff received the news of the death of Cllr Anna Sauntson. Anna was one of our longest serving Councillors with over 35 years service. Anna was Mayor of the town on three occasions and she always carried out her duties with immense pride and respect for others.
Having been an active part of the birth of the Tourism Group she has supported it for many... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 04 May 2021 11:56 by Sandra Mitcham
Higham Town app is free to download and promotes Higham shops and businesses, traders, as well as community groups, tourism and the visitor economy, and enables users for find all the local businesses, contact details, offers and promotions, opening times and lots more. Other features soon to be added include a Heritage Trail.
If you want your Higham Ferrers based business or community group to appear... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 09:41 by Sandra Mitcham
Time capsule buried to commemorate the end of East Northants Council
A time capsule has been buried in the gardens at East Northamptonshire Council to commemorate the end of the Council on 31 March 2021.
Cllr Helen Howell, ENC's final Chairman, alongside ENC's Chief Executive David Oliver officially buried the capsule during a ceremony on Wednesday 17 March.
Staff at ENC were invited to suggest items... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 12:41 by Donna Anderson
New apps launched for East Northants town centres
Four apps have been launched to help revitalise high streets, drive recovery in light of the coronavirus pandemic and encourage more people to shop local across East Northants.
East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) has worked with the Town Councils in Rushden, Higham Ferrers, Thrapston and Irthlingborough on four individual apps which provide a central... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 17:43 by Sandra Mitcham
East Northamptonshire Council holds final and historic civic council meeting
After 47 years, East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) met for the final time on Monday, 22 March before ENC ceases to exist on 31 March and is replaced by the new North Northamptonshire Council.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the meeting was held virtually and alongside the usual council business, there were tributes to the... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 14:29 by Donna Anderson
The short section of footpath from Bury Close towards the path (VC1) that links to Midland Road, is temporarily closed whilst the surface is upgraded to tarmac.
The works are expected to take 2 weeks and the Council apologises for the inconvenience whilst these works take place.
Posted: Fri, 19 Mar 2021 18:29 by Sandra Mitcham