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Have your say on Rushden planning proposals

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Have your say on Rushden planning proposals

Following consultation on the East Northamptonshire Local Plan earlier this year, East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) is asking residents to have their say on two proposed housing sites in Rushden.

Land to the west of Rushden Lakes has already been discussed by councillors and officers are currently working with Natural England to address concerns about the... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 06 Oct 2020 12:29 by Donna Anderson

Tags: Enc, News, Planning

CONTACTING THE TOWN COUNCIL DURING THE PANDEMIC

CONTACTING THE TOWN COUNCIL DURING THE PANDEMIC

To help minimise the risk to our staff and the public, access to the Town Hall is restricted. Throughout the pandemic the Council has been contactable via phone or email with staff working at home. Staff are now working at the office in pairs Monday to Thursday with the office being cleaned on a Friday. This will remain in place until there is no social distancing due to the size of the premises and... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 16:53 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: News

Highways England Raising the Benchmark with Gift to Local Community

Highways England Raising the Benchmark with Gift to Local Community

Three beautifully carved benches created from an old oak tree and decorated in woodland creatures have been presented to the local community.

Highways England lifted the wraps to reveal the finished artworks as they were placed in their new home at Castle Fields.

The oak tree had to be taken down for safety reasons as part of a £24 million improvement scheme at the A45/A6 Chowns Mill roundabout.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:38 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: Community, Highways, News, parks

RUSHDEN EAST – POTENTIAL IMPACT FOR HIGHAM FERRERS.

RUSHDEN EAST – POTENTIAL IMPACT FOR HIGHAM FERRERS.

Rushden East Sustainable Urban Extension has always been the aspiration of Rushden. Higham Ferrers has reluctantly supported the concept as long as it was located south and only a small section was in Higham. Higham Ferrers Neighbourhood Plan supports a mix of residential, community facilities and employment in this area.

Rushden East is a proposed new development on land to the east of the A6 bypass... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 07 Sep 2020 14:01 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: News

New tool to increase recycling in East Northants launches

New tool to increase recycling in East Northants launches

New tool to increase recycling in East Northants launches

As part of East Northamptonshire Council's (ENC) long term strategy to combat contamination in recycling bins across the district, each household will shortly receive a sticker to place inside their recycling bin lid which reminds residents about what can and cannot be recycled.

The stickers will be included in the next issue of ENC's resident... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 03 Sep 2020 10:55 by Donna Anderson

Tags: ENC, News, Recycling, Waste

Fitness in the Parks

people doing yoga in the park

Exercise is so important for our physical and mental health, and so it is fantastic that fitness and dance groups have now registered with us to use our parks as their venues.

This will help activities to be run in a safe, professional manner and we will accommodate these groups/businesses the best we can.

Our parks are already well utilised for sports such as football, cricket and tennis and these exercise... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 12:35 by Donna Anderson

Tags: Events, exercise, keep fit, news, parks, recreation

Nominate your East Northamptonshire Champions

Nominate your East Northamptonshire Champions

Nominate your East Northamptonshire Champions

The Chairman of East Northamptonshire Council (ENC), Cllr Helen Howell, has launched a new awards scheme to recognise the local heroes across the district and the excellent work they do in local communities which often goes unrecognised.

The winners of the East Northamptonshire Council Champions will be announced during a ceremony on Wednesday 10 February... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 12:26 by Donna Anderson

Tags: Community, ENC, News

HIGHAM FERRERS CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF TWINNING WITH HACHENBURG

HIGHAM FERRERS CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF TWINNING WITH HACHENBURG

Mayor Cllr Tina Reavey was due to visit Hachenburg this August as part of the Twinning visit and mark 30 years of the association. The Twinning Treaty was signed by Cllr Mrs Anna Sauntson in 1990 during the first Twinning trip to the town situated in the Westerwald region of Germany

The Town of Higham Ferrers values the special friendship and relationship they have had with Hachenburg over the last... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 24 Aug 2020 15:50 by Sandra Mitcham

Tags: News

Past and Present - New Interpretation Panel tells story of the Stanwick Road Recreation Ground

Past and Present - New Interpretation Panel tells story of the Stanwick Road Recreation Ground

On the rather wet morning of the 19th August District Councillor Richard Gell was joined, with umbrellas in hand, by the Mayor, Councillor Tina Reavey, and the Leader of the Town Council, Councillor Pam Whiting, to officially celebrate the interpretation panel newly installed on the recreational land off Nightingale Way, Station Road.

The Council took ownership of this recreational land in 1975 when... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 23:51 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: History, Local. Grants, Mayor, News

CARVING OUT A PIECE OF HISTORY

CARVING OUT A PIECE OF HISTORY

New life is being breathed into the Three Oaks tree which had to be taken down for safety reasons as part of the Chowns Mill roundabout improvement works.

Thanks to the talents of a local woodcarver, residents will soon be able to enjoy the tree once again and it will continue to play a part in the community for many decades to come.

Despite extensive investigations and hi-tech testing by Highways England... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:21 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: Highways, News