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Bedfordshire man pleads guilty to fly-tipping offence in Letchworth Garden City

16/09/2020 - 5:00pm

On 8 September at Stevenage Magistrates Court, via video link from Kempston police station, Mr Jamie Johnson of Hillfoot Road, Shillington, pleaded guilty to failing in his duty of care to dispose of waste appropriately, contrary to section 34 (1) (A) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Fly-tipped waste belonging to Mr Johnson was discovered at the Wilbury Hills picnic area in Letchworth Garden City. The waste included paving, plasterboard, outer cover for cabling, tyres, car parts, wood, gas cannisters and numerous other items.

Learn to cycle classes coming to Letchworth and Baldock

15/09/2020 - 2:45pm

Are you or someone you know struggling to grasp how to ride a bike? North Herts District Council (NHDC) and the Healthy Hub are running Learn to Cycle sessions in Letchworth and Baldock later this month.

Coming to Baldock from Saturday 26 September 2020 and Letchworth from Saturday 10 October 2020, these one hour 1-to-1 lessons are aimed at helping children, teenagers and adults gain confidence and learn the necessary skills to ride a pedal bike.

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Dates announced for North Hertfordshire Local Plan Hearings

14/09/2020 - 10:00am

Further hearing sessions originally scheduled to take place in March 2020 were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. They have now been re-scheduled to commence on Monday 28 September 2020.

These will take place 'virtually' and the dates for the hearing sessions are as follows:

Urgent advice for Hertfordshire residents who need a COVID test

14/09/2020 - 8:45am

People across Hertfordshire are being urged to keep taking precautions against the COVID-19 virus, as the number of local cases increases, and at a time when some people have had problems booking a test. 

Health leaders across the county are reminding people what they must do if they or someone in their household develops symptoms that might be COVID-19. The number of people testing positive has increased in the last week across the country, including in Hertfordshire. 

Play Your Part and continue to protect others in Hertfordshire

11/09/2020 - 9:15am

Following the recent rise of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in parts of Hertfordshire, including Dacorum and Hertsmere, we would like to remind our residents that we still need you to play your part in controlling the spread of coronavirus.

Read on to find out more about new measures being introduced next week aimed at suppressing the virus and keeping the number of infections down, and what you can do to help protect yourself and others.

Play your part and wear a face covering in Hertfordshire

17/08/2020 - 9:45am

Heroes don’t wear capes they wear face coverings so please continue to play your part in Hertfordshire and wear one to prevent the spread of coronavirus and save lives, that’s the message from Hertfordshire’s county council, district and borough councils, emergency services and our local NHS.

Business Support Grant funding ends soon in North Herts - apply before it's too late

07/08/2020 - 1:45pm

North Herts District Council (NHDC) are urging businesses in the district to apply for Business Support Grant funding if they haven’t already, before the grant scheme permanently closes on 28 August.

Business Support Grants were created by the UK Government to financially support businesses in the UK during the coronavirus pandemic. NHDC has acted as an administrator on behalf of the Government, awarding grant funding to eligible businesses in the district.

Two sets of funding are available:

Don’t lose your voice - residents in North Herts urged to look out for their voter registration details from NHDC

04/08/2020 - 10:45am

Local residents are being warned not to lose their voice on decisions that affect them by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date.

With elections scheduled to take place in North Herts in May 2021, this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part.

The annual canvass ensures that North Herts District Council (NHDC) can keep the electoral register up to date, identifying any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so. They would then be able take part in any future elections.

Howard Park and Gardens Play Areas Consultation – have your say

28/07/2020 - 12:15pm

The play areas at Howard Park and Gardens in Letchworth are set to have an upgrade, and we need your views on how they could be improved.

North Herts District Council (NHDC) and Groundwork East* are inviting residents to complete a short online survey. This is an opportunity for local people, particularly parents, to identify potential improvements and help shape the future of the play areas for their children. Following the results of the consultation, Groundwork will begin the process of preparing detailed designs for the play areas.