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Changes to North Herts bin collections for Easter 2020

03/04/2020 - 3:30pm

Bin collections in North Herts will be one day later than usual over the Easter 2020 break due to the Good Friday and Easter Monday bank holidays. Bins will also be collected one day later following the two bank holidays in May.

You can find details of the day changes below.

Coronavirus update: A Message from the Leader of North Hertfordshire District Council

31/03/2020 - 5:00pm

The following letter has been sent out to North Herts residents by Cllr Martin Stears-Handscomb, the Leader of North Hertfordshire District Council.

Dear resident,

I know that many of us in North Herts will be extremely concerned and anxious about the Coronavirus pandemic. I want to provide some reassurance about what the Council is doing to continue to provide our critical services, as well as working with our partners to deliver initiatives to help the most vulnerable in our communities.

Suspension of garden and food waste collections

Healthy Hub provides coronavirus support in North Herts

31/03/2020 - 3:00pm

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) has tailored its Healthy Hub service to provide residents with information, advice and support in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Since its launch in January 2020, residents in the district have been accessing a range of local wellbeing and support services through this Hertfordshire County Council funded service.

However, with the recent outbreak of coronavirus, the Healthy Hub is now focusing on providing specific advice and support to residents during this challenging time.

This will include how to:

NHDC temporarily stops food and garden waste collections in North Herts

26/03/2020 - 5:15pm

From Monday 30 March, North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) will be suspending collection of food waste caddies and garden waste until further notice.

All food waste should now be placed into your purple refuse bin.

We have made these changes, due to the unprecedented circumstances we are faced with during the Coronavirus pandemic. By suspending collection of food waste and garden waste, this means we can prioritise the collection of refuse and recycling and hope that changes made will help us to maintain a sustainable level of service during staff shortages.

PayByPhone replaces RingGo in North Herts

23/03/2020 - 11:45am

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) has selected PayByPhone, the global leader in mobile parking payments, as its new cashless parking provider from 23 March 2020. Car park users will be able to use PayByPhone’s services to pay for parking at 22 key locations across the district.

PayByPhone users can choose to receive text message reminders before a parking session expires and have the ability to extend their parking sessions remotely in accordance to the car parks terms and conditions, with the extend-from-anywhere feature.

Letchworth organisations benefit from NHDC Community Grants

23/03/2020 - 11:30am

Four community focused organisations benefitted from funding totalling £9,552* that was granted by North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Letchworth Committee on 11 March.

Fearnhill Sports Centre to temporarily close until September 2020

20/03/2020 - 12:45pm

It is with regret that NHDC and SLL have made the joint decision to temporarily close Fearnhill Sports Centre in Letchworth until September 2020.

As Fearnhill school will close from tomorrow, this will make operating the centre very difficult and with limited staff resilience at this site, closing is unfortunately the most practical option. This will also enable us to more effectively manage the current situation in our other three leisure centres, which currently remain open for business.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.

NHDC’s Latest Response to Coronavirus – 17 March 2020

17/03/2020 - 2:45pm

Cllr Martin Stears-Handscomb, Leader of North Herts District Council (NHDC) said: “NHDC has robust business continuity plans in place to deal with the evolving situation, ensuring we can continue to deliver critical services to North Hertfordshire residents at this difficult time. We have given Councillors, staff and customers advice on how to best protect themselves from the coronavirus and continue to monitor the situation and react to it accordingly, in line with government advice.”

NHDC’s Hitchin Committee awards grants to benefit local community

16/03/2020 - 4:30pm

North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Hitchin Committee awarded grants to two community groups in Hitchin at its meeting last week*.

NHDC welcomes cuts to business rates in Spring Budget 2020

16/03/2020 - 3:45pm

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) welcomed the announcement by Government in its Spring Budget to provide additional help to small businesses with their business rates for the next financial year to help with the Coronavirus outbreak.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a £30 billion package to boost the economy and protect businesses and employees throughout the disruption caused by Covid-19.