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Hertfordshire Service to Sports Awards celebrates achievements of local sports volunteers

11/12/2019 - 4:15pm

Four sports volunteers and one sports project in North Hertfordshire received recognition for their service to sports in the district at the Hertfordshire Service to Sports Awards on 19 November.

These popular awards, which were coordinated by the Herts Sports Partnership and took place at the University of Hertfordshire, are held to recognise the dedication and selfless efforts of volunteers, coaches and sports projects in Hertfordshire.

Award winners and runners up from the North Herts area included:

Environmental Action Day comes to Letchworth

11/12/2019 - 10:15am

Organisations from the North Herts Community Safety Partnership worked together to hold an Environmental Action Day at the Jackmans Estate in Letchworth on Monday 09 December.

The event was organised by North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC). It was supported by Hertfordshire Constabulary, Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, NLS Services (DVLA National contractor for untaxed vehicles), Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, John O’Conner and social housing landlord settle.

Festive Season Safety event on the agenda in Hitchin

05/12/2019 - 4:30pm

Representatives from the North Herts Community Safety Partnership were giving out safety advice to the public at a Community Reassurance Event in the Market Place, Hitchin, on Tuesday 3 December.

Practical advice, information and support was on offer to help keep the public safe during the festive period and avoid becoming the victim of crimes such as burglaries.

Nominations now open for NHDC’s Chairman’s Volunteer Achievement Awards 2020

02/12/2019 - 4:15pm

Do you know someone who volunteers in their spare time to help others and their communities in North Hertfordshire? Well it’s that time of year again and your chance to nominate them for an award at North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Annual Chairman’s Volunteer Achievement Awards.

NHDC backs campaign which urges young people in North Herts to be Fearless against crime

26/11/2019 - 12:45pm

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), in partnership with Herts Police and Stevenage Leisure Limited (SLL) is supporting the launch of a county wide campaign to raise awareness of the website service

Fearless is the youth brand of the independent UK charity Crimestoppers*. is an easy to navigate website designed for young people where they can access non-judgemental information and advice on crime and criminality, and where they can pass on information about crime 100% anonymously.

NHDC's Council Plan Approved by Full Council

22/11/2019 - 2:45pm

At a meeting of Full Council last night (21 November 2019), Councillors approved a new Council Plan for North Hertfordshire.

The newly approved plan sets out North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) objectives for 2020 – 2025 and the steps which will be taken to ensure North Hertfordshire is a district in which everyone who lives, works or visits, is able to flourish.

The objectives and what they mean for the Council are:

Appeal for North Herts polling station staff at the general election and future elections

18/11/2019 - 10:30am

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is looking for additional people to step forward to help run polling stations in the district, for the general election on 12 December, or any future elections.

These paid roles include Poll Clerks and Presiding Officers. Each plays a vital part in ensuring the smooth and efficient running of polling stations for voters.

Duties for each role include:

Poll Clerk

Deadline approaching to register to vote in the December general election

15/11/2019 - 1:00pm

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is urging residents to make sure they are registered to vote before the deadline of 26 November, so that they can vote in the General Election on 12 December 2019.

General Elections are a national vote for residents in the UK to elect an MP to represent their constituency in parliament and ultimately, to choose a Government to run the country.

Spectacular ice rink set to open at the Letchworth Outdoor Pool!

15/11/2019 - 11:00am

The pop up ice rink at the Letchworth Outdoor Pool officially opens its doors for the very first time on Saturday 23 November.

Stevenage Leisure Limited (SLL), who operate the Outdoor Pool on behalf of North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), has introduced Skate Letchworth, a state-of-the art ice rink to the centre. Spanning an impressive 20 metre by 10 metre space and covered in real ice, the rink is located on the terrace and will run until Sunday 5 January 2020.

North Herts District Council joins Co-operative Councils Innovation Network

08/11/2019 - 12:30pm

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is now officially a Cooperative Council after joining a network of local authorities committed to transforming the way they work with communities.

The Co-operative Councils’ Innovation Network (CCIN) was created as a result of public sector funding cuts, during one of the most challenging periods for local government. As councils look for innovative ways of providing services, the network provides an active hub for co-operative policy development, innovation and advocacy.