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NHDC funding ensures a bright future for North Herts community buildings

20/06/2018 - 10:15am

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) has awarded over £177,000 to community buildings across North Hertfordshire to help secure their long term future.

The money was awarded as part of the NHDC’s Community Facilities Capital Grant Funding Scheme which exists to provide funds for the enhancement of urban community facilities and rural village halls. Funding helps with improvements and repair work to keep buildings fit for purpose so they can be used by local communities into the future.

Royston community group receives cash injection from NHDC

15/06/2018 - 12:45pm

A community group from Royston has a received a grant totalling £400 from North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Royston and District Area Committee on 13 June.

NHDC awards grants to Baldock community groups

13/06/2018 - 11:00am

North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Baldock and District Area Committee awarded grants totalling £2,265 to five local community groups at a meeting on 4 June.

NHDC serves up funding for Letchworth community café

12/06/2018 - 2:30pm

An innovative not-for-profit Letchworth café has benefitted from a North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) Letchworth Area Committee grant of £576 to buy kitchen equipment for the café’s imminent launch.

The ‘Best Before Café’ is a soon to be open weekly pop up café that will offer refreshments, light meals and snacks, all from surplus or unsold supermarket food that would otherwise go to landfill.

Hitchin community groups receive cash boost

11/06/2018 - 3:00pm

More than £11,500 was awarded to six community groups in Hitchin by North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Hitchin Area Committee on 5 June.

The awards range from £1,000 to just over £3,500 and will help Hitchin based projects and groups to continue their work in the local community.

Statement on disruption to waste and recycling services - 29 May 2018

29/05/2018 - 3:15pm

We would like to apologise to North Hertfordshire residents for the issues that have occurred at the start of our new waste and recycling contract with Urbaser. Unfortunately we have experienced a number of operational issues, which has resulted in some residents either receiving their new food waste caddy late, or having their food and/or brown bin collections delayed or missed. As a result, our phone lines have been extremely busy, which we appreciate is very frustrating for residents.

Bins will be one day later following the bank holiday

25/05/2018 - 10:45am

Just a reminder to put your bin out one day later than normal next week after the May Bank Holiday. There will be no bin collections on Bank Holiday Monday 28 May, so if your normal bin day is Monday, please put your bin out on Tuesday.

For a reminder of what can go in your recycling bin, take a look at our A-Z guide.



Hitchin and Letchworth Outdoor Pools set for bank holiday opening

22/05/2018 - 10:15am

Hitchin and Letchworth outdoor pools are officially opening their doors for summer this year on Saturday 26 May, at the start of the Whitsun week school holidays.

Both outdoor pools are heated and benefit from having smaller heated pools for toddlers and younger children, grassed areas for sunbathing and cafés that provide refreshments and snacks. A range of concessions are available for families, multi-swim tickets and swim memberships. Both pools can be hired for private functions and pool parties.

Changes at NHDC as new Cabinet members and Chairman take their posts

18/05/2018 - 1:00pm

Changes to North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Cabinet were announced at a meeting of full Council last night (17 May).

Cllr Lynda Needham, Leader of the Council, put forward proposed changes to the Cabinet, following two previous members (Jane Gray and Ray Shakespeare-Smith) no longer being Councillors. The Cabinet now consists of:

Herts Careline has achieved a gold standard of 100% customer satisfaction in its latest survey

15/05/2018 - 2:30pm

Herts Careline’s community alarm and telecare service has achieved a 100% recommendation rate from its customers. This exceptional performance was generated from the service’s annual customer satisfaction survey with gathers the opinions of those using the service.