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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 Alicia Scholfield

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 Emily Arrow

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 Alicia Scholfield

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 Sandra Mitcham

Tags: Nene Valley, News

Flag Raising for Merchant Navy Day - 3rd September

Flag Raising for Merchant Navy Day - 3rd September

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

Tags: Mayor, News

UPDATE ON REPAIRS TO CHICHELE COLLEGE WALL

UPDATE ON REPAIRS TO CHICHELE COLLEGE WALL

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

Tags: Chichele College, News

Discover the Treasures of Higham Ferrers with the New Audio Tour

Discover the Treasures of Higham Ferrers with the New Audio Tour

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

Tags: Charters, Heritage, News, Tourism

Mayor Making - Join us on YouTube

Mayor Making - Join us on YouTube

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.

Click here to be taken to our YouTube channel - we go live at 7.30pm!... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 17 May 2021 14:37 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Mayor, Mayor Making, News

ANNA SAUNTSON - 1944 to 2021

ANNA SAUNTSON  - 1944 to 2021

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

Tags: News

HIGHAM TOWN APP AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD NOW

HIGHAM TOWN APP AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD NOW

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

Tags: News, Shops