Advice from Northampton Borough Council about COVID-19
Residents of Northampton are being urged to take action as the number of cases has risen above the national rate. We need to work together to prevent a local lockdown.
We all need to follow these simple steps:
• Minimise social contact where you can
• If you have to go out keep at least 2 metres away from others
• Use a face covering... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:00 by Donna Anderson
Explore East Northamptonshire on two wheels.
With the Government launching a new initiative to combat obesity in England, East Northamptonshire Council is encouraging everyone to explore the countryside, cycle paths and Nene Valley on two wheels whilst getting fit and healthy at the same time.
For those who want to get out and about in East Northamptonshire, but are not sure where to start, Destination... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 14:25 by Donna Anderson
A45 Chowns Mill Roundabout Improvement Scheme
Progress report - July 2020
Despite COVID-19 challenges, which has affected supply of materials and staffing, we have made some good progress.
Image shows the new carriageway layout and the formation of the half hamburger island – July 2020
Station Road progress
Over the next four weeks, we'll be working in the area of Station Road (A5028). You will... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 17:56 by Donna Anderson
East Northants leisure centres set to re-open
Following their compulsory closure in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, leisure facilities owned by East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) will start to re-open from Saturday 25 July.
The three leisure centres across the district, which are run by Freedom Leisure on behalf of ENC, will re-open, though customers can expect to see some changes to opening... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 12:51 by Donna Anderson
Police officers will NEVER ask you for money – please warn elderly relatives about this emerging scam
Fraudsters pretending to be police officers are repeatedly targeting the elderly in Northamptonshire.
Over the past few weeks, a number of incidents have taken place across the county where fraudsters have pretended to be police officers conducting covert investigations in order to gain the trust... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 17 Jun 2020 10:22 by Donna Anderson
Work on a jam-busting 'half hamburger island' which will tackle queues at a busy A45/A6 junction is starting to take shape – as these new images released by Highways England show.
Whilst complying with strict safeguarding measures due to the coronavirus pandemic, workers have been able to successfully complete the first phase of work on the Chowns Mill improvement scheme in the East Midlands.... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 13:15 by Emily Arrow
Former Mayor Cllr Chris O'Rourke can today announce that he raised an incredible £7,500 in fundraising money throughout his Mayoral year of 2019-20.
Cllr O'Rourke will be donating a generous portion of these funds to local groups and organisations in the community, ensuring that the money will directly benefit the residents of Higham Ferrers. The other portion of the funds will go to the Encephalitis... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 29 May 2020 12:17 by Emily Arrow
Join English Tourism Week in the Nene Valley virtually
Destination Nene Valley (DNV) will once again be raising the profile of tourism along the River Nene for English Tourism Week which runs from 25-31 May 2020.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, activities will take place online and concentrate on encouraging visitors, residents and business to celebrate the Nene Valley whilst remaining safe and following... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 22 May 2020 18:32 by Donna Anderson
13 May 2020
Plans to create two new councils undergo major redesign as Covid crisis continues
With tackling the Coronavirus everyone's top priority, plans for creating two new councils in Northamptonshire will be scaled down, with a new approach called 'Safe and Legal Plus'.
New legislation that came into effect on 8 May, as expected confirms the new North and West Northamptonshire Councils... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 13 May 2020 12:04 by Emily Arrow
Issue 27 of the Higham Times is now available to view online in our newsletter section of the website.
Due to the current governement guidelines we can not distribute printed copies at present but we hope to print and deliver an updated version at a later date, perhaps in June.
We hope you enjoy reading this community newsletter online in the interim.
https://www.highamferrers-tc.gov.uk/beta-higham-ferrers/documents.html?query=&tag=Newsletters&sort=latest&submit=Filter... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 07 May 2020 18:30 by Donna Anderson