Pay on exit trial scheme under investigation, improved EV charging infrastructure being developed and new parking charges to be introduced.
North Herts Museum is contributing to Black History Month this year with a new display exploring the background of African Caribbean families in North Hertfordshire. It will be on display from 5 October – 31 October at North Hertfordshire Museum, next door to the Town Hall on Brand Street, Hitchin.
Do you have unwanted electronic clutter at home? North Herts Council is holding a Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) collection, where you can bring along your unwanted, old and broken electrical items to be reused or recycled. It will be held on Sunday 17 October from 10am – 3pm at Woodside car park, Walsworth Road, Hitchin, SG4 9SG.
A new exhibition showcasing photographs of local wildlife, plant and landscapes taken by Brian Sawford is opening at North Hertfordshire Museum. The exhibition will start on 18 September and run until 2 January 2022.
The outdoor swimming season is coming to a close, but the good news is there is one more week to enjoy swimming at Hitchin Outdoor Pool. North Herts Council agreed to extend the season this year so the pool will now remain open until 19 September rather than closing on 12 September as planned.
Season ticket holders for Letchworth Outdoor Pool will be able to use Hitchin Outdoor Pool for the additional week at no extra cost.
People across North Herts are being encouraged to complete free suicide prevention training to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day on Friday 10 September.
North Herts Council would like to say a big thank you to all those who attended the Charnwood House open days on the 3 and 4 September. Local residents had the opportunity to take a tour of Charnwood House, located next to Hitchin Library, and give their views on transforming this cherished building into a community hub.
The event was well attended, with over 200 visitors, and was a great opportunity to engage with organisations and individuals about the future of this landmark building and to start to shape plans for its renovation.
Cllr Amy Allen, Executive Member for Recycling and Waste Management at North Herts Council said:
“I’d like to thank our bin crews for the professionalism and commitment they have demonstrated throughout the pandemic and for continuing to provide this essential service.
Due to a significant upturn in waste and recycling volumes, combined with a national driver shortage, our crews have been unable to complete all their rounds in recent weeks, with recycling and food waste collections being most affected.
North Herts Council is planning to give Charnwood House a new lease of life by transforming this disused building into a community hub.
Join us on Friday 3 or Saturday 4 of September at Charnwood House, located next door to Hitchin Library at Paynes Park, to take a tour of the property, discuss ideas for transforming the building and have your say on how this historic building should be used to support our community. The drop in events are running from 10am – 4pm, with no need to prebook.
Don't forget to put your bin out a day later than normal next week following the August Bank Holiday.
You can find details of the day changes below: