New timber trail opens in Higham Ferrers

The new attraction was formally opened by the town's mayor Cllr Tina Reavey

By Stephanie Weaver
Wednesday, 23rd December 2020, 6:00 am
Higham Ferrers' new timber trail
Higham Ferrers' new timber trail

A new timber trail is already being enjoyed by lots of children after opening in Higham Ferrers.

Cllr Tina Reavey, the mayor of Higham Ferrers, formally opened the new attraction at Castle Fields on a beautiful cold frosty morning.

Helen Howells, chairman of East Northamptonshire Council, attended the socially distanced ceremony to hand over a plaque as the project has been funded by a Community Facilities grant of £7,500 from East Northamptonshire Council.

For several years, the council and residents of Higham Ferrers had wanted to improve the facilities on Castle Fields.

But with it being a Scheduled Ancient Monument this had not been straightforward and after some negotiation Historic England agreed to a low level timber trail.

On behalf of the town council, Cllr Reavey thanked East Northamptonshire Council for the funding, and added: “I know that the facility is already being enjoyed by many children from Higham Ferrers and particularly during these difficult times, it is important that there are opportunities to exercise and play outside.”

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