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NHDC's new waste contract awarded to Urbaser

17/11/2017 - 1:15pm

Urbaser Ltd has been announced as the new waste and street cleansing services contractor for North and East Hertfordshire.

The appointment of the new waste management company will help the Council make savings in the region of £1.9 million over the term of the contract, although the exact level of savings will become clearer once all the contract options have been decided upon.

Deadline approaching to take on your local play area

16/11/2017 - 11:30am

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is inviting friends of groups, resident associations and other local interest groups to consider taking ownership of a number of children’s play areas in the district, before the deadline of 1 March 2018.

This community ownership involvement approach stems from the Council’s recently adopted Greenspace Management Strategy, which aims to ensure the protection of North Hertfordshire’s green spaces.

Green space project helps wildlife flourish on Walsworth Common

10/11/2017 - 3:45pm

Councillors, staff and volunteers from North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), Hertfordshire County Council (HCC), Countryside Management Service (CMS) and Groundwork gathered on 10 November to celebrate the completion of an exciting new green space project in Hitchin.

Walsworth Common is now thriving with wildlife thanks to this project, which has delivered improvements to the Common, making it more attractive to local birds, insects, mammals as well as visitors to the site.

North Hertfordshire District Council appeals for nominations to celebrate local volunteers

08/11/2017 - 8:30am

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is appealing for nominations for some special awards that recognise the efforts of local volunteers who help others and the environment.

The ceremony for the NHDC’s Chairman’s Volunteer Achievement Awards will take place in early 2018 but the deadline to put forward nominees is Friday 1 December.

North Hertfordshire District Council puts emergency plan into action

07/11/2017 - 9:00am

On 16 October, 55 members of staff and volunteers gathered at the North Herts Leisure Centre (NHLC) to rehearse North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Emergency Reception Centre Plan.

This exercise was designed to practice the running of an emergency reception centre - a place local residents would be evacuated to should an emergency or major incident occur in the area.

UK’s first pilot of life-saving fire safety device for the vulnerable is launched in Hertfordshire

06/11/2017 - 11:00am

Three organisations have joined forces to pioneer the use of an innovative life saving fire safety device connected to a telecare response centre. And it’s happened right here in Hertfordshire.

NHDC prosecutes two individuals for fly-tipping offences

03/11/2017 - 4:45pm

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is reminding residents to dispose of their waste responsibly after successfully prosecuting two householders for failing to comply with duty of care regulations.

NHDC and Groundwork East bid to bag Tesco grant funds for Letchworth play area

01/11/2017 - 9:00am

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) has been shortlisted to take part in the Tesco Bags of Help initiative – a community funding scheme run by Tesco and Groundwork East which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.

NHDC is hoping Tesco shoppers will vote for their scheme to help them deliver an exciting new play area to Letchworth’s Jackmans estate.

North Hertfordshire Community Safety Partnership spread Halloween and Bonfire Night safety messages

31/10/2017 - 11:45am

There was a great atmosphere on Saturday (28) when the North Hertfordshire Community Safety Partnership held a special Community Reassurance Event in Market Place, Hitchin.

The multi-agency partnership is formed of a wide variety of organisations including the North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), Police, Fire Service and North Hertfordshire Homes who all work together to keep North Hertfordshire a safe place to live, work, and visit.

North Hertfordshire District Council and North Hertfordshire Homes go flat out to win recycling award

23/10/2017 - 3:00pm

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) and North Hertfordshire Homes (NHH) are celebrating winning a prestigious national award for their recycling work with residents of local flats.