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Grant success for community groups in Baldock

11/02/2020 - 10:45am

Two community groups were awarded funding at a meeting of North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC’s) Baldock and District Committee last month (27 January)*. The Committee awarded nearly £2000 to projects that will benefit the local community.

Baldock Town Youth Football Club received a grant of £1,250. This will go towards the cost of the cost of kit, equipment including new goals, balls, training bibs, cones, and the purchase of gazebos for use at tournaments and fundraising events.

NHDC agrees budget for 2020/2021

07/02/2020 - 3:30pm

At a meeting of North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Full Council on 6 February, Councillors agreed the budget for 2020/2021.

The budget took into account that negative revenue support grant (RSG) will not be applied again in 2020/21.  This will provide NHDC with over £1m additional budget compared to what was forecast and planned for, but it is expected to only be for one more year.

LGBT+ History Month at North Hertfordshire Museum

07/02/2020 - 10:00am

North Hertfordshire Museum is celebrating LGBT+ History Month (February 2020) with a small display illustrating the diversity of people in the history of the district. Dealing with characters such as Baldock’s ‘female husband’ landlord of The Sun and the Roman Emperor Elagabalus, and themes like the introduction of Civil Partnerships in 2005, it aims to show that LGBT+ people are a visible and vital part of our community. After centuries of criminalisation, discrimination and invisibility, initiatives such as this show that LGBT+ people are not a new phenomenon.

Council approves further actions to tackle climate change

05/02/2020 - 3:30pm

Councillors at North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) approved a new Climate Change Strategy and action plan to help tackle climate change in the district, at a Cabinet meeting on 28 January.

The new Strategy builds upon the passing of a Climate Emergency motion by the Council in May 2019, where the Council pledged to do everything within its power to achieve net zero carbon emissions in North Hertfordshire by 2030.

The Council has agreed to:

Dig out your unwanted electricals and give them a new lease of life

04/02/2020 - 11:45am

Dig out unwanted, old or broken electrical items and bring them along to North Hertfordshire District Council’s next Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) collection, 10am-3pm on Sunday 16 February in Woodside Car Park, Hitchin.

Holocaust Memorial Day brings North Herts together in remembrance

28/01/2020 - 12:00pm

Residents, community leaders and speakers from a variety of faiths came together at Howard Park in Letchworth on Monday 27 January to remember the millions of people, mostly Jews, murdered in the Holocaust. The event marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and the 25th anniversary of the Bosnian genocide, which ended in 1995.

Council approves motions to ban release of sky lanterns and promote renewable energy

23/01/2020 - 10:15am

Two environmentally friendly motions were approved by an overwhelming majority of votes at North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Full Council meeting on 16 January.

Rural Pre-School awarded grant funding by North Hertfordshire District Council

21/01/2020 - 3:15pm

Codicote Pre-School has received £750 from North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Southern Rural Committee to help children enjoy outdoor play in rainy weather.

The grant will buy 30 waterproof puddle suits for pupils to wear in wet weather conditions, allowing them to get outside and enjoy wet playtimes, while keeping warm and dry. It will also cover the purchase of a wheeled rack to hang the suits on.

River rubbish is Hiz-tory as clean up is set to start

21/01/2020 - 9:30am

The annual cleaning of the River Hiz outside of St Marys Church, Hitchin and Peppermint Court in Whinbush Road, Hitchin is scheduled to start on Friday 24 January.

These sections of the river operate via a ‘balancing tank’ system which, with the use of sluice gates that help retain river water in those sections, create a visually appealing, deeper river in the centre of town.

Water will be drained from the tanks, using the sluice gates to greatly reduce the flow. Contractors will then remove litter, silt and sludge.

Residents invited to mark Holocaust Memorial Day Service

20/01/2020 - 5:00pm

On Monday 27 January, North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is holding a Holocaust Memorial Day service at Howard Park and Gardens, Letchworth. All are welcome to attend.

Holocaust Memorial Day is an annual event for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. This year’s event marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.