New town guides to promote what Rushden and Higham Ferrers have to offer

Rushden Hall
Rushden Hall

People will soon be getting new town guides for Rushden and Higham Ferrers through their doors.

Thousands of copies of the new official guides are being printed and will be delivered to every household in the two towns this month.

The Market Square in Higham Ferrers

The Market Square in Higham Ferrers

Julie Thorneycroft, town manager of Rushden and Higham Ferrers, has been working on the booklets which are designed to give people an insight into what both towns have to offer.

The guides are packed full of information on local amenities, attractions, recreation and leisure, parks and open spaces as well as history and heritage.

They also include a map of the town and contact details for key organisations in the area.

Julie said she is really pleased with the guides, and added: “The focus for the Rushden guide was about the local events and the heritage.

Julie Thorneycroft

Julie Thorneycroft

“In the Higham one we have included more information on the sports and leisure as well as the heritage.

“There is also a shopping directory for Higham, focusing on shops in the central part of Higham.”

Julie said they have had 17,000 copies printed for Rushden and 6,000 for Higham Ferrers, and added: “The Higham one will be delivered to every household in Higham and the Rushden one to every household in Rushden.

“And the councils have bought some extra copies.

The new town guide for Rushden

The new town guide for Rushden

“It’s a really useful piece of work, it offers a glimpse of what’s on offer in each town.”

As well as being used by the councils to promote the area, Julie said: “For new residents, I hope they will come and see what our events are like, perhaps come along to the Higham Ferrers farmers’ market and have a better understanding of all the shops that are there, what kind of events happen and how they can get involved in their own community.”

The guides, which both have about 30 pages, are due to be delivered to every household in Rushden and Higham Ferrers in mid-June.

Julie thanked KM Media & Marketing for their help with the guides, which have been produced at no cost to the town councils.

Online versions are also available on the council websites.