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The Heritage Family Fun Day held on Sunday 16th September was organised by Rushden and Higham Ferrers Town Councils, the event was held as part of the annual 10 day Nene Valley Festival and also as a part of the National Heritage open weekends. The Heritage Family Fun Day was supported by Rushden Lakes and brought together a family day out together with an opportunity for new visitors to learn about the heritage and history of nearby Rushden and Higham Ferrers. More »
Local businesses from Rushden and Higham Ferrers were invited to have a stall free of charge at the event. Over 35 local businesses and community groups took up this opportunity and attended on the day, feedback has been extremely positive from all parties.
The entertainment on the day included performances from Rushden Town Band, medieval fun and entertainment, heritage displays, family activities, a chance to meet Cyril the Squirrel (Rushden Towns Council's mascot) and also a chance to browse the local stalls.
The Town Councils worked together to produce a "Shop Local in Rushden and Higham Ferrers" booklet containing over 48 redeemable discount vouchers, over 1500 booklets were given out to visitors at the event.
Other giveaways handed out on the day included approximately 500 promotional shopping bags containing interesting local literature aimed to encourage new visitors to come and explore the nearby towns.
The aim of the Heritage Family Fun Day was to raise awareness of what is available in Rushden and Higham Ferrers and offer visitors the chance to learn about the local heritage and also to encourage new visitors to come and visit through promotional material and the "Shop Local" booklet. » Less
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:55 by Barbara Wiggins
Rushden Lakes would like to invite you to their jobs fair, bringing our local employers together with the community to promote vacancies in and around the surrounding areas of Rushden Lakes. Tuesday 25 September between 10am and 2pm.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:18 by Barbara Wiggins
The Mayor of Rushden Cllr David Coleman and Cyril the Squirrel had a great day on Sunday at the Heritage Family Fun Day.
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:15 by Nicola Gibson