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Voters get ready to cast their vote at the May elections

30/04/2021 - 1:00pm

On Thursday 6 May residents in North Herts will go to the polls to have their say and vote for their representative at the District Council (17 seats), Herts County Council, Police and Crime Commission election, a Town Council by-election and a Neighbourhood Planning Referendum. Not every elector will receive all of these ballot papers.

Voters have had a range of options for casting their ballot – in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote.

Teen boxing project is ‘knocked out’ by grant funding from North Herts District Council

28/04/2021 - 5:00pm

A non-contact boxing project that helps to support teenager’s mental health and resilience, has received grant funding to help with delivery of its work during the coronavirus pandemic.

Growing Resilience in Teens (GRIT) received £2,930* from North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Coronavirus Community Support Fund to assist its delivery of non-contact boxing sessions, where participants can learn basic skills, techniques, tactics and strategies of boxing, but without making physical contact.

Summer is on its way as North Herts splash parks get ready to reopen

23/04/2021 - 9:45am

North Herts District Council (NHDC) is preparing for the reopening of its splash parks on Saturday 1 May. 

Baldock’s Avenue Park, Hitchin’s Bancroft Recreation Ground, Royston’s Priory Memorial Gardens and Letchworth’s Howard Park will all see the rush of water and hear the sound of sprinkling fountains as each splash park springs back to life.

The splash parks will be open daily, seven days a week, from 10am to 6pm until the end of the summer.

Notice of adoption of new Councillor Code of Conduct s28(12) of the Localism Act 2011

22/04/2021 - 9:45am

Under section 28(12) of the Localism Act 2011, NHDC must publicise its adoption, revision or replacement of a Councillor Code of Conduct - so as to bring this to the attention of people that live in the District area.

On 15 April 2021 Full Council resolved to adopt a new Code of Conduct which applies to all District Councillors as from 7 May 2021.

The new NHDC Councillor Code will be set out under section 17 of the Council’s Constitution and a copy can be found on the Constitution internet page as from the above date.

Death of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh

12/04/2021 - 3:30pm

Statement from Chair of North Hertfordshire District Council, Councillor Terry Tyler:

North Hertfordshire District Council joins the whole nation and the Royal Family in mourning the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. On behalf of all our residents, we would like to express our deepest sympathy to Her Majesty the Queen and members of the Royal Family, and recognise the immeasurable contribution the Duke of Edinburgh made to our country. His long, extraordinary life coupled with his sense of duty to the country he served was admirable.

North Herts District Council asks residents to Shop Safe, Shop Local

12/04/2021 - 2:15pm

North Herts District Council (NHDC) is encouraging residents to make a pledge to support local businesses by supporting the local High Street.

The pandemic has had a huge impact on shops, pubs and restaurants, but NHDC is hitting back with its Shop Safe, Shop Local campaign.

Steve Crowley, NHDC’s Service Director – Commercial, explains, “By buying your meat from a local butcher, or ordering a takeaway from a local café or restaurant, you will provide much-needed support to your local community.

Remember to fill in your census this Easter, if you haven't already

01/04/2021 - 3:45pm

There has been a great response to Census 2021, but to avoid getting a knock at the door from a field officer – get on and fill in your census this Easter weekend.

Millions of households across England and Wales have already made surethey count when it comes to planning and provision of the key services we all rely upon, like GP surgeries, school places and hospital beds, by filling out their online census form.

However, it is vital everyone who hasn’t yet responded does so as soon as possible now Census Day, March 21, has been and gone.

Advice for clinically extremely vulnerable people on voting in the elections on 6 May 2021

31/03/2021 - 11:30am

Polling stations will be open on 6 May and will have safety measures in place; so should you wish, you will be able to vote in person.

If voting in person, you are encouraged to keep yourself and others safe at the polling station by:

  • Wearing a face covering
  • Bringing your own pen or pencil
  • Cleaning your hands when entering and leaving the polling station
  • Keeping a safe distance

If you would prefer not to vote in person, you can vote by post, or by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf - a proxy vote.

Want to earn a bit of extra money? North Herts District Council needs your support during the upcoming elections

23/03/2021 - 2:45pm

Elections and counts take place 6 - 10 May

With elections taking place in May, North Herts District Council (NHDC) is asking for people to put themselves forward to carry out a number of paid roles to help support the local democratic process.

A number of elections are taking place on 6 May, including county, town and parish and the Police and Crime Commissioner, who oversees your local police force and ensures they are prioritising what matters to you.

Statement from Anthony Roche, NHDC's Managing Director on the National Day of Reflection

23/03/2021 - 10:15am

Anthony Roche, Managing Director at North Herts District Council said: ”On this national day of reflection, today we remember over 300 residents of North Herts, who have died as a result of coronavirus, as well as those we have lost across the country. No-one could have predicted one year ago today, the impact the pandemic has had on each and every one of our lives. While case numbers in North Herts are currently thankfully declining, the last year has been a huge challenge to those living and working in our communities.