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Rural playgroups awarded grant funding by North Hertfordshire District Council

14/12/2018 - 4:00pm

North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Southern Rural Committee has awarded grants* of over £2,300 to two North Hertfordshire pre-school playgroups at its meeting on 6 December.

Breachwood Green Preschool Playgroup was awarded a grant of £250 towards the purchase of new chairs. The playgroup is run by the local community and caters for children aged 2 to 5 years of age. They offer a fun and stimulating environment for children to learn through play and have been providing preschool care to the area since 1978.

NHDC’s Chairman’s Volunteer Achievement Awards – nominations deadline approaching

14/12/2018 - 1:45pm

Do you know someone who volunteers in their spare time to help others and their communities in North Hertfordshire? Time is running out to nominate them in this years North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Chairman’s Volunteer Achievement Awards.

The awards are designed to celebrate the outstanding people within North Hertfordshire who volunteer and regularly ‘go the extra mile’ to make a real difference in their local community.

NHDC’s Hitchin Committee brings financial sunshine to African and Caribbean lunch club

14/12/2018 - 11:15am

North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Hitchin Committee has awarded a grant of £3,500* to the African Caribbean Carers and Seniors Lunch Club in Hitchin.

The club will use the grant to provide lunches and a range of stimulating activities to African Caribbean seniors and carers throughout Hertfordshire.

Update on proposed Main Modifications to new Local Plan

12/12/2018 - 11:15am

The proposed Main Modifications to the District Council’s new Local Plan were considered by the Council's Cabinet at a special meeting on Monday 10 December 2018. 

Councillors gave their unanimous approval to consult upon the changes, which were issued by the Inspector last month. A six-week consultation is now planned to begin on Thursday 3 January 2019, ending on Thursday 14 February 2019. 

Grant success for community groups in Baldock

11/12/2018 - 11:30am

Three community groups were awarded funding at a meeting of North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC’s) Baldock and District Committee last week, subject to completion of the necessary formalities. The Committee awarded nearly £3000 to support a range of projects that will benefit the local community.

Grant success for community projects in Royston

07/12/2018 - 12:30pm

North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Royston & District Committee awarded over £2,000 in support of projects that will benefit the community in Royston at its meeting last week (28 November). The grants are subject to completion of the necessary formalities.

NHDC to hold free office furniture giveaway

03/12/2018 - 12:45pm

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is opening the doors of its old offices in Letchworth to offer local community groups, businesses and residents the opportunity to have some of its unwanted office furniture for free.

The office furniture was unable to be used in the recent move back to the NHDC Headquarters in Gernon Road and NHDC has been looking for a suitable home for the equipment since the move earlier this year.

Exercise bike pedals hope to people with MS

30/11/2018 - 9:30am

On Wednesday 28 November, Councillors from North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) visited the North Herts MS Society to view a specialist bike purchased for use by people affected by MS. The Councillors also had the opportunity to meet some of the members of the group who will benefit from use of the bike.

Revamp due to start at Great Ashby playground

29/11/2018 - 4:15pm

Work on the landscaping of the playground in Great Ashby District Park is due to commence early 2019.

Community charity Groundwork Hertfordshire, who is managing the work on behalf of North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), carried out an initial consultation with local residents earlier this year.

Council agrees three month extension for garden waste customers

23/11/2018 - 12:30pm

At a meeting of NHDC’s Full Council last night (22 November), Councillors agreed to offer a three month extension to residents who have subscribed to the chargeable garden waste service, in light of the issues which many residents have faced with bin collections in recent months.