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Council urges people in North Hertfordshire to take action against air pollution

14/06/2021 - 12:45pm

On 17 June, Clean Air Day 2021 will see schools, hospitals, workplaces, communities and councils across the UK taking action to inspire people to take simple steps to protect their health, their families’ health, and children’s health from air pollution.

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is supporting Clean Air Day 2021 by highlighting the importance of good air quality. The campaign also highlights what people can do to reduce their contributions to pollution levels in the district, as high levels can be harmful to both children and adults.

New bus and cycle shelters bring sustainable transport to the fore in Royston

10/06/2021 - 5:00pm

New bus and cycle shelters have been installed in Royston Town Centre, helping local people choose greener travel options.

The bus shelter, which is located on Icknield Walk near to a local convenience store, initially came about after residents advised their local North Herts District Council (NHDC) Councillors and Royston Town Councillors that there was a need for a bus shelter in that location.

Huge cash boost from Council for North Herts homelessness charity

07/06/2021 - 5:15pm

North Herts District Council (NHDC) recently received government funding totalling £172,000 to help homelessness charity Haven First continue their work in the district.

The funding comes following successful bids to the Rough Sleeping Initiative 2021-2022, Flexible Homelessness Support grant scheme and Homelessness Reduction grant scheme which are run and awarded by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

The funding will go towards:

Council embraces flower power as wild meadow areas grow in North Herts

04/06/2021 - 3:00pm

North Herts District Council (NHDC) is taking action for biodiversity and climate change by allowing urban wild meadow areas to grow in the district.

Areas of grass that have previously been closely mown by the Council, will now be allowed to grow wild during the summer months until they are cut in late August/early September.

By doing this the Council aims to:

Adopt an Area litter campaign launches in North Herts

04/06/2021 - 1:15pm

Litter-conscious residents in North Herts will now get extra support to help keep their streets and parks free of litter by signing up to ‘Adopt an Area’.

North Herts District Council (NHDC) alongside East Herts Council have launched the campaign to support both existing volunteers who have already been litter picking in the district, as well as to appeal for new volunteers to adopt an area and make a real community effort to reduce litter.

NHDC announces new leader and cabinet roles

27/05/2021 - 11:45am

A new leader and cabinet members for North Herts District Council (NHDC) were appointed last night (May 26) at the Council’s Annual General Meeting.

The new eight-member team is made up of new leader, Councillor Elizabeth Dennis-Harburg, supported by seven councillors, each responsible for a different portfolio. The new team were unveiled following confirmation that the Council will be run by a Joint Administration during 2021/22, made up of Labour and Cooperative and Liberal Democrat Councillors.

The new cabinet and their portfolios are:

Outdoor Pools set to make a splash this summer!

25/05/2021 - 12:45pm

Hitchin and Letchworth outdoor pools are officially opening their doors for summer this year on Saturday 29 May, at the start of the school May half term holiday.

Stevenage Leisure Limited (SLL) who manage the pools on behalf of North Herts District Council (NHDC) are following the government roadmap out of lockdown which means some restrictions will be in place including pre-booking and limited numbers initially.

COVID vaccinations now available with no appointment needed for eligible people in Hertfordshire

21/05/2021 - 12:00pm

In order to make it even easier for eligible people to get protected against COVID-19, a number of walk-in vaccination sessions have opened up for people across Hertfordshire and west Essex. This means you don’t need to make an appointment.

Local health boss Dr Jane Halpin is encouraging everyone from Hertfordshire and west Essex to protect themselves, their families and their communities against COVID-19:

NHDC offers heat saving solutions to homes in North Herts

20/05/2021 - 9:45am

North Herts District Council (NHDC) has teamed up with energy experts YES Energy Solutions to launch a scheme that will help people in North Herts warm their homes.

The NHDC Energy Efficient Home Scheme provides free or discounted energy saving solutions to those who are eligible for assistance.

Installation of energy efficiency saving measures such as:

Healthy Hub distributes activity packs and treats for children this May half-term

18/05/2021 - 12:30pm

North Herts District Council’s (NHDC) Healthy Hub will be distributing 300 school holiday activity packs to food banks and food rescue groups throughout North Herts later this month. 

The Healthy Hub Family Activity Packs, which were first distributed at Easter and proved to be a great success, are to recognise the challenging times children have faced during the pandemic and to provide some fun and enjoyment for children and their families during the May half-term school holiday.